Roxbury News: July 23, 2008

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Kendra L. Hinkley of Roxbury, a travel and tourism management major at the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi, has qualified for the Honor List for the spring semester. Honor List students are those whose academic average is between 3.5 and 3.74.
At the Roxbury Central School alumni banquet held Saturday evening at Shephard Hills, the speaker, Pat Numann, gave a most interesting account of her experiences as a lady surgeon at the Syracuse Hospital. She still owns the home she grew up in which borders the former John Hewitt and Leo Finch farms and the current property of Frank and Netty Flachs in Denver. At the beginning of her speech she gave credit to the one who gave her the inspiration to enter the medical field. When she was growing up, she and her only near neighbor, Joe Hewitt, were playmates and she would assist Joe in skinning muskrats and stretching the skins on a board. This instigated the desire which resulted in her successful career from which she has recently retired.
The Roxbury Nine is participating in the Vintage Base Ball Federation World Series contests to be held at Westfield, Massachusetts in late July and mid-August. The Nine’s involvement is contingent on advancement. To check standings of our home team, click onto www.roxbury.com.
Remember folk singer John Gorka’s appearance at The Roxbury Arts Group on Thursday, July 24 at 8 p.m. Then Electric Junkyard Gamelan will do their stuff on invented instruments on Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m.
RAG sponsors the 25th consecutive annual performance of Mettawee River Theater Company. Note their performance of “Nanabozho” is to be held on the lawn of the Cyr Center in Stamford as part of the 76 Main! Programmed events. The show day is Wednesday, July 30 at 8 p.m. The show will have special appeal to children. Admission is free. However, a suggested donation of $5 will be accepted. Phone RAG at 607 326-7908 for details about any of the above three-program events.