Roxbury News: August 10, 2011

Elna Hinkley has returned home after spending a week at Mamaroneck in Westchester County visiting Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Iacovelli and family. While there they visited the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.
George and Julia Brower visited his sisters, Nancy and Joan Brower, in Albany Wednesday, Aug. 3 which was his birthday. They celebrated George’s 85th birthday by going out for dinner.

Man arrested for 2009 Roxbury robbery

By Brian Sweeney
A 42-year-old Grand Gorge resident was arrested August 3 on charges stemming from an armed robbery at a Roxbury convenience store in 2009. Douglas G. Cronk was arrested on a charge of first-degree robbery as a result of a lengthy investigation into an armed robbery that occurred on March 2, 2009 at the Roxbury Country Store on Main Street

On Wednesday, August 3, 2011, The New York State Police at Margaretville arrested Douglas G. Cronk, 42, of Grand Gorge, for Robbery 1st Degree.

Roxbury Constable recovering from stroke

By Pauline Liu
 Town of Roxbury Constable Steve Williamson is on the mend at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, after suffering a stroke on Sunday.

Contacted at his hospital room on Tuesday, the 63-year-old Williamson spoke slowly, but clearly and confirmed that he had suffered a stroke.

RAG presents 'My Sweet Patootie'

Denver— The Roxbury Arts Group will present My Sweet Patootie on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Old School Baptist Church in Denver.

Since 1999 My Sweet Patootie’s dazzling solos and joy of live performance brought fans from Canada, the US and England to their feet at Tanglefoot shows. Today, as My Sweet Patootie, Terry Young and Sandra Swannell embrace a forgotten brand of showmanship that’s “two parts exemplary musicianship and one part vaudeville comedy,” according to Binghampton Pressconnects.

Woodchuck Lodge tours open

Roxbury — Woodchuck Lodge, the farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920, will be open for free tours this weekend, August 6 and 7.

Visitors are welcome any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The lodge is located at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury. Follow signs from Route 30, just north of Roxbury.
There is no admission charge; donations towards the ongoing restoration of the historic site are appreciated.

Acclaimed playwright brings two plays to Roxbury

Roxbury — Todd Mountain Theater Project (TMTP) and The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) are joining together to present two plays by Marc Wolf in one long weekend, August 11 through 14.
Wolf, who is familiar to Pakatakan Market-goers for assisting his partner Craig Thompson of

Roxbury News: July 27, 2011

Week of July 20
The annual Herdman Reunion was held last Saturday, July 16 at the Pine Hill Lake with 30 people present. Spending the weekend at the George and Julia Brower home were their children, David Brower and friend, Katheryn of Gorham, Maine; Karen and Terry Wells of Ballston Spa and Linda and Roland Earls of Apopka, FL. Also their grandchildren who attended were Jamie and Amanda Wells and son, Brayden of Ballston Spa and Kelly Wells and friend, Ben of Ballston Spa.

Roxbury starts work on Comp Plan

By Pauline Liu
About 30 people turned out on Saturday morning at The Roxbury Art Center’s Hilt Kelly Hall to talk candidly about their hopes for what the Town of Roxbury will be like in 10 to 15 years.

Art auction July 23 at RAG

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) will host the first “For Art’s Sake” auction on Saturday, July 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. to benefit both RAG’s arts programs in the Catskills and the contributing artists.

The halls of The Roxbury Arts Center on Vega Mt. Road in Roxbury will be filled with about 80 paintings, sculptures and photographs by the area’s most esteemed artists. A lavish buffet featuring finger foods and festive drinks will be served in an outdoor tent.

Roxbury residents invited to Comp Plan meeting

Roxbury — All residents, property owners, civic groups, businesses, and government officials are invited and encouraged to participate in a special “planning and visioning” workshop to shape the future of the Town of Roxbury.

The event will be held twice: Tuesday, July 12 at the Grand Gorge Civic Center on state Route 30 starting promptly at 5 p.m., and repeated on July 16 at The Roxbury Arts Center at 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury at 10 a.m. This is a public planning session and the entire community is encouraged to participate.

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