Roxbury News: September 3, 2008

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Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Snyder entertained Monday at their home with a barbecue. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Greg Snyder, Gilboa; Kristin Snyder and Louis Robinson, Bloomville; Sue O’Neil, Amsterdam; Susan Wright, Stamford; John Klenck, Poughkeepsie, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tucker, Halcottsville; Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Sprague and Victor Kittle, Arkville; Tamara Snyder, Aaron Titch and Jon Pecori, Andes; Mr. and Mrs. Radamire Dvorak, Jefferson and Esther Snyder. Several games of horseshoes were played with background music furnished by John Klenck and Greg Snyder on their guitars.
The annual Turn of the Century Days offered plenty of history, activities, and entertainment and, of course, food. On Saturday Carol Meckes hosted the Teddy Bear Tea Party on the lawn outside the Gould-Shepard-Playhouse.
Sunday morning the Gould Church hosted a free pancake breakfast at the Carriage House.
At the Community Worship Service, former resident Barbara Jacobs delivered the sermon, “Quiet Time for Christians.” The Roxbury Brass accompanied hymn-singing.
Roxbury Pack 41 Cub Scouts enjoyed its second annual campfire night on Sunday, Aug. 24. Danielle Plante led games and Ginny Scheer led campfire songs. Christopher Plante led a demonstration of firemaking using flint and steel. Nicholas and Nathan Plante assisted the Cubs as they participated in firemaking using the method of Native Americans. No scout activity would fail to include food. The Cubs and their families enjoyed cooking and eating hot dogs and s’mores.
As the new Scouting year begins, any boy from first through fifth grade may join Cub Scouts. Contact Danielle Burrows (607 326-3600) or Larry Quarltere (607 326-7435).
Congratulations to Karly Bolger who is honored with the Rensselaer Medal from Rensselaer Polytechnic Instit-ute. To receive this honor, the student must be a junior and the high school’s single most promising science and math student. Each medalist who is accepted and enrolled at RPI receives a scholarship of $60,000 payable in four yearly awards. Karly is the daughter of John and Lorrayne Bolger.
At the August meeting of the Roxbury Central School Board of Education, Tom O’Brien was named superintendent and John Jordan, a former superintendent in the Sullivan County area, was named interim principal.
The first board of education meeting of the 2008-2009 school year begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Tuesday Forum at the Roxbury Library begins a new program year on September 9 at noon. Please bring a covered dish and your own place setting.
The H.O.G. Arts Festival, planned to help save the Halcottsville Old Grange building, happens on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 1-8 p.m. on Main Street, Halcottsville. Brought to you by the Halcottsville Fire Department Auxiliary, the event includes a silent art auction from 1 to 3 p.m. From 4-8 p.m. Country Express provides music. There is a $5 cover charge. Refreshments, a raffle and kids’ activities will round out the event.
Woodchuck Lodge, summer home of John Burroughs, will be open for guided tours on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no admission charge. However, donations toward the restoration and upkeep of the lodge are appreciated.
On Saturday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. NYS DEC educator Rich Parisio will lead a workshop, “In the Field with Pen and Paper: Nature Poetry and Journaling at Woodchuck Lodge.” For information go to www.roxburyny.com/visit/history or call 845 586-4973.
Catskill Plein Air Painters (CATPAP) sponsors a group exhibit at the Walt Meade Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group from September 6 through October 14. An opening reception is slated for Saturday, Sept. 6 from 2-4 p.m. For details, phone 607 326-7908 or log onto roxburyartsgroup.org.