Roxbury News: Dec. 24, 2008

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In some local homes, Chanukah is being celebrated. In others, preparations are being made for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at the Roxbury United Methodist Church at 7 on Wednesday, Dec. 24.
The Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church has a Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service at 7:30 on Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church of Roxbury will not offer mass until further notice due to a failed boiler. To learn the schedule for masses at Sacred Heart Church, Margaretville, call 845 586-2665.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Snyder, Tamara Snyder, Kristin Snyder and Louis Robinson, celebrated Christmas with Sue O’Neil and the rest of their family, on Sunday at Johnstown.
Greetings for a Happy Chanukah and a Merry Christmas.

Week of December 17
Santa Claus has been sighted in Roxbury several times in the past 10 days. He met with little friends at the Roxbury Library during the Holiday Bazaar and posed for pictures with youngsters. That visit was sponsored by the Rotary.
Later that day Santa arrived with his horse drawn antique hotel coach to take carolers past the lights and other decorations on Main Street.
Kirkside Retirement Home held its annual Open House on Saturday. Director Carol Fancher and her staff welcomed residents’ family members and visitors from the community. David Scudder provided Christmas music on the violin.
The Community Chorale of the Catskills presented its annual Holiday Concert to a full house at the Gould Memorial Church on Sunday. Under the direction of Dick Tucker the chorale presented songs and carols from various cultures. The closing works were from Handel’s “Messiah” concluding with “The Hallelujah Chorus.”
The traditional Community Christmas Project is well under way under the leadership of Bonnie Walker. Checks made out to Community Christmas Project may be mailed to Bonnie Walker, 489A1 Pekrul Road, Roxbury, NY 12474.
As has been the practice for many years, funds received and not used at Christmas go into a Community Aid Fund to provide for emergency needs during the year.