Roxbury News: April 30, 2008

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Steve and Nancy Mattice of Roxbury spent Easter weekend with their son Daniel, his wife, Jamie and two-and-a-half-year-old twins, Mason and Hailey, in Powell, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. More recently, they did sightseeing around the block in Vermont. Their trip included visits to Burlington, Montpelier, Brattleboro and Bennington. A tour of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream plant was a stop on their itinerary.
Sure signs of spring are evident at Kirkside Park these days. Hyacinths, tulips and other growing things are now in bloom. Green shoots have come up, but have not yet identified themselves. Many folks were enjoying the park under the warm sun and light breeze. Some came to play or cheer at the youth soccer game, where visiting Stamford outscored the Roxbury team. Others enjoyed the girls’ modified softball game which followed.
Over at the playground, Don and Pam Zoll kept a watchful eye on granddaughter, Octavia, daughter of Don Jr. and Terriann Zoll. Octavia climbed, explored and enjoyed the slides. Her Aunt Lindsay pushed her swing. Two young boys also joined in the fun. On Sunday, April 27, the Zoll and Higgins families celebrated the birthday of Don Sr. with appropriate festivities.
“John Burroughs: Farm Boy: is the subject of a talk by Jim Marion at Woodchuck Lodge at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3. Marion is an environmental educator and board member of Woodchuck Lodge, Inc. The Lodge will be open for tours from 12 to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. The Lodge will also be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. To reach the Lodge, take Hardscrabble Road north of the hamlet of Roxbury (a left turn when you’re headed north on Route 30). Then take a left onto Burroughs Memorial Road.
“Richly colored abstractions and Whimsical Works” by Barbara Arden and Marie Cummings continue on exhibition through Saturday, May 17 at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Old Bank Gallery. An artist reception is slated for Saturday, May 3 from 3-5 p.m.
The Town of Roxbury Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on the proposed Moresville Energy Center. Two public hearings on the DEIS will be held on May 7 at 7 p.m. and on May 10 at 10 a.m. Please note that both meetings will be held at the Northern Catskills Occupational Center on state Route 23 and Jump Brook Road, Grand Gorge. Copies of the DEIS are also available for inspection at the Roxbury Town Hall.
The annual school budget hearing for Roxbury Central School is slated for Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafetorium.

Kirkside News
Our only married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Phillips, celebrated their first wedding anniversary here with a bit of champagne and an anniversary cake. Many more happy years.
Frances Hoffman just returned to Kirkside. She spent the winter with her daughter and her husband Jane and John Muller in Melbourne, Fla. She had a lovely time there, but is so happy to be back and enjoy the wonderful spring and catching up on the news of Kirkside and our new director.
On Saturday, April 26, Frances and some of her family attended the Pine Wood Derby (Cub Scout National) held at the Roxbury Central School. The boys each made their own cars according to national standards.
James Maynard of East Meredith came Sunday morning and took his mother, Barbara and mother-in-law, Irene Fowles, for a ride and took in the signs of spring.
Daisy Greenburg’s son Robert of Margaretville called on her Thursday afternoon.
Ruth Lyon’s grandsons David and Stephan Lyons and their son Ethan Lyons came to call on her. He lives in Ballston Lake.
Peggy Denny’s granddaughter Rebecca Lydick and children of Pine Hill came to call on her Sunday afternoon and took her for a ride.
Terry Cohen had family visitors from Buffalo – Jon Hamann and Leslie Edminston on Friday. They enjoyed dinner at the Binnekill Restaurant and had dessert at the Public Lounge in Roxbury.
The Manhattan School came here a few days ago to entertain us, along with Hilton and Stella Kelly, Peter Blue, Don Strausser, Tinny Scherer, Lynn Haroldson and Cathy Cammer and their fifth-graders. It was a very good program, as they played different instruments. There was also plenty of homemade cookies for everyone.
The Gilboa second-graders came with their teacher and helpers to entertain us. They also brought along dessert.
Each Sunday at 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. we have a volunteer minister who comes and has a church service for us.
With the coming of spring, comes the warm breeze, beautiful flowers and the lovely site of our home here at Kirkside. Please come and visit us; we love the company. Our new administrator, Carole Fancher is looking forward to meeting everyone.