Roxbury

Writers in the Mountains workshops will feature topics with varied themes

Roxbury —Three new writing workshops, sponsored by Writers in the Mountains, are scheduled in the upcoming months. Those interested in registering for classes may do so on line at writersinthemountains.org or by calling 607 326-4802.


Tour Woodchuck Lodge this weekend

Roxbury —Woodchuck Lodge, the farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920, will be open for free tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8.

The lodge is located at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, 12474. Follow signs from Route 30, just north of the hamlet of Roxbury.


Fire destroys Roxbury barn; lawn mower ignited the blaze

By Brian Sweeney
A large barn outside of Roxbury was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon.

The barn was located just off Route 30, on Mac More Road, and was owned by Christie and Jason O’Donnell.


Three Roxbury students join the Re-Store Challenge teams

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Roxbury — In only two short weeks the Re-Store Design Challenge teams will bring tools, paint, ingenuity and other, more exotic artifacts, to create three fantastical retail “stores” on Main Street, Roxbury. By August 21, the new “Re-Store” ventures must be ready for shoppers.


More Family Reunion Aug. 4 at Roxbury’s Gould Church

Roxbury’s Gould Church will host services for the More Family reunion on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 10:30 a.m. This “Service of Praise and Kirkin’ of the Tartan” is a special service led by members of the John More Association as they provide preacher, choir, organist, bagpipes, family banners and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. The service is open to all.


Dual show opens Saturday at RAG

Roxbury —Two photographers look at the world through very different lenses in a new exhibit opening at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Old Bank Gallery on Saturday, July 31. Helane Levine-Keating’s “Medusae of the Sea” are luminous color photographs of various jellies, also know as medusae, and sea anemones taken at the Monterey Aquarium, Monterey, Calif., the Boston Aquarium, Boston, Mass., and the Coney Island Aquarium, Brooklyn from 2007-2010.


Community meeting to focus on support of Kirkside Retirement Home

Roxbury — Roxbury residents and newcomers alike are undoubtedly familiar with the striking Georgian-style “mansion” that graces Main Street. Built as a humble seven-room farmhouse in the mid-19th century, Kirkside later became the estate of Helen Gould Shepard, daughter of Roxbury native son and magnate Jay Gould. After several incarnations during the past century, this state- and national register-listed property became Kirkside Retirement Home in the early 1980s and has been operating as an independent skilled care facility for nearly 30 years.


Todd Mountain Theater Project presents "Limbo Tales" in August

Roxbury — Todd Mountain Theater Project (TMTP) launches its 12th season at The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) on August 5 with an unforgettable play, “Limbo Tales,” by Len Jenkin. The play was produced in New York City in 1980, where it won Obies for best play and best director.


Roxbury graduates gathered for alumni banquet

By Betty Heiseler
The RCS Alumni Banquet was held Saturday, July 17 at Shephard Hills Golf Club in Roxbury with 50 people attending. This included 35 alumni and 15 guests. A dinner buffet was catered by Mary’s Cookin’ Again and music was provided by DJ Patrick del Rosario.


Tin Pan Alley tunes featured Sun. at RAG show by Dell and Brown

Roxbury — A musical treat awaits you on Sunday, July 25 at 2 p.m. as cabaret duo Patricia Dell and Kent Brown perform “An Afternoon in Tin Pan Alley: great songs of the ’20s ’30s and ’40s” in the Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Center. Included are favorites by George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.


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