Roxbury News: July 2, 2008


Congratulations to the 21 members of the Class of 2008. They received their diplomas during their graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 28.

It’s “Railride into Yesteryear” and the Roxbury Sidewalk Festival all rolled into a full day of happenings on Saturday, July 5. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New this year is a parade at 10 a.m. and student activities on the lawn at Roxbury Central School. The Roxbury Nine take on the Elizabeth Athletics from New Jersey at noon at Kirkside Park.

Beginning Thursday, July 3, the 1872 Roxbury Railroad Depot Museum is open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Labor Day Sunday. To arrange a visit by appointment at another time, call David Scudder, stationmaster, at 607 326-7036.

“Catch the Reading Bug!” goes into action. It’s the Summer Reading Program at Roxbury Library Association beginning Monday, July 7. Children will attend one of four groups, depending on school grade just completed. Tina Peters will lead the Pre-K and Kindergarten groups for four Mondays, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. First and second graders will meet on Tuesdays in July 9:30-10:30 a.m. with Lorrayne Bolger. Lorrayne will convene the third and fourth grade “Lunch Bunch Book Club from 10-11:15 a.m. on Wednesdays. The “Literary Lunch Book Club” led by Susan Whittenberg is for grades 5-7 meeting on Thursdays from 10:30-11:45 a..m. Don’t miss out on this fun summer event!

The annual service at the Second Old School Baptist Church (yellow church on Stratton Falls Road, Roxbury) will be Saturday, July 12 at 1 p.m. Rev. Steven Boyd of Bel Air, Maryland will be the elder in charge. The public is welcome.

David and Barbara Scudder celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary enjoying the round trip ride on the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad which was sandwiched in between some Cooperstown enjoyment. They had lunch at the Doubleday Café and relaxed on the trolley as it toured the town with its many beautiful homes and other attractions. With cars from about every state occupying almost all the parking places, it would seem as if there were no gasoline price problem. We enjoyed visiting on the train with a group from Alabama who were spending the week at the Baseball Theme Park.