Roxbury News: May 14, 2008

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Remember to cast your vote for the Roxbury Central School Budget on Tuesday, May 20 between 3 and 9 p.m. in the school cafetorium. The budget vote is Proposition 1. Proposition 2 continues to fund a capital reserve. Proposition 3 funds the existing repair reserve.

Running for an unexpired  four-year seat on the board of education are Tara Needham-Ponitos and Lela Davis. Will Finch, a returning board member, is running unopposed for a five-year term.

The 2008 Summer Reading Program “Catch the Reading Bug!” is being planned by Roxbury Library Association. Volunteers are needed. Contact Lorrayne Bolger at 607 326-4957 if you can help. Watch for details about this program.

The Roxbury United Methodist Church Sunday School is sponsoring a Spring Fling Dance on Saturday, May 17 in the church recreation room. Pre-K through third grade are to come from 1 to 3 p.m. Children in fourth through sixth grade come from 3:15 to 5 p.m. Adults are welcome to attend also. Admission is $2 for a single ticket or $5 for members of the immediate family. The Roxbury Methodist Women will serve refreshments. Music is by “our own DJ, Sid Wallace.” For information call Bonnie Grocholl at 607 326-7081.

David and Barbara Scudder journeyed to Plymouth, Massachusetts on Friday, May 2 to attend the annual meeting of the Scudder Association at the Radisson Hotel. At the board meeting Friday evening, David learned that Shauna Rockwell, a senior at Stamford Central School, had been awarded a $1,500 educational grant by the association. Grants are provided for students planning to enter the fields of medicine, social work and Christian ministry. On their return trip the Scudders visited friends in Palmer, Massachusetts and attended the Sunday service at their former church in Springfield. Larry Scudder, a nephew from Owensboro, Kentucky, visited David and Barbara Monday through Saturday. He enjoyed a tour of local sights, including Kirkside Park, the railroad museum at the Roxbury Depot and the Arkville Railyard. He travels on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Mother’s Day dinner guests of Bob and Shirley Payne of Hobart were her mother Esther Snyder and their neighbor Colm Ryan. In  the afternoon Esther visited a former neighbor when they both lived on farms in the Denver Valley, Don Ballard at Robinson Terrace. 

Your correspondent is at 607 326-7036 to take your call with news of family activities and organizational events.

Kirkside News - May 7

A lot of the residents have been working on jigsaw puzzles; one was quite a good size and very pretty. Looking up where it came from we found that it was a reproduction of No. 12. The company that issued it was Aptimago of London, England. The engraving was by H. Fletcher of 1730 showing the arrangement of Robert Furbur of Kensington Palace. When the puzzle was completed it was very pretty.

Terry Cohen’s daughter Debbie of Kingston spent Saturday with her.  Later on, her son Daniel joined them.

Helen Klaverweiden’s son Jeff took his mother out for the day on Saturday.

David Hoyt of Prattsville spent Friday evening visiting his mother Irene. While here, the other residents joined them for a game. It was enjoyable.

Jessie Martello’s son Arthur and his wife called on her Friday forenoon.

We also have a beauty shop here at Kirkside which is open all year. We have two beauticians come, one for the winter months and one for summer. They are good and keep us looking very good. We are grateful as we don’t have to leave the building for that. It makes it handy and reasonable as well. The shop is open on Wednesday and Thursday each week.

We had our church service here Sunday at six o’clock with Rev. Dykstra.