Roxbury News: July 30, 2008

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Malcolm and Ellen Hughes are enjoying a visit from daughter Janet Engelhaupt and her children: Rachel, Amber and Nicholas from St. John, Indiana. The Hughes’ son Randy spent about a week in Roxbury enjoying time with his parents and family from Indiana before his departure in his “big rig” to make cross-country deliveries.
“Nanabozho” performed by the popular Mettawee River Theater Company returns to The Roxbury Arts Group for its 25th consecutive year. Note that the 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30 performance will be held on the lawn at the Frank Cyr Center in Stamford. The event is part of 76 MAIN! Programming. For details, phone RAG at 607 326-7908.
The Roxbury Nine pick up their bats against the Mountain Athletic Club at 12 noon on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Kirkside Park. The vintage base ball clubs will be playing according to 1898 customs.
“Left by a Glacier: John Burroughs’ Boyhood Rock” is the talk to be given on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. by Hartwick College geology professor Bob Titus. The talk will be held at Burroughs Memorial Field State Historic Site, a quarter-mile up the road from Woodchuck Lodge on Burroughs Memorial Road. (Take Hardscrabble Road just north of Roxbury on the left off Route 30. Then take a left onto Burroughs Memorial Road.)
Woodchuck Lodge will be open for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3. There is no admission charge, but donations toward the restoration and upkeep of the building are appreciated.
On Sunday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at Woodchuck Lodge, the Audubon Society’s Larry Federman will speak on “Hunting for Dragons and Damsels,” and then lead a walk in search of odonates, the winged wonders known as dragonflies and damselflies. For more information, go to www.roxburyny.com/visit/history or call 845 586-4973.
Looking ahead, note the Glimmerglass Opera Trip on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Tickets include coach bus transportation, luncheon at the Otesaga Hotel and the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate.” Tickets are $105 orchestra and $85 balcony. To reserve your seat, phone RAG at 607 326-7908.
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Kirkside news
By Marjorie Soderlind
Kathy Baynard and Lorraine Banks, who entertain us Thursday, had a very nice one this week. As Lorraine had all her family here which were two granddaughters, two grandnieces from Connecticut and one grandniece and nephew from Mexico visiting. She put on a lovely show of songs and a variety show. It was done to perfection and we enjoyed it very much. So we had an extra this week.
Terry Cohen went with Sue Adams, president of the Margaretville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, to the annual golf tournament fund-raising dinner at Hanah Country Club on Sunday, July 20. She had a wonderful time and came home with old-time friends Adele and Stan Siegel.
James Campone came Sunday and we had a sing-along with the residents. We had some old-time songs, thanks Jim.
Joan Pebler and Marjorie Soderlind traveled to Margaretville Sunday forenoon to attend church at the Advent Christian Church and saw Pastor Jeff Walsh baptize his own son, Benjamin; Pastor Walsh, the father and grandfather, assisted. It was very touching to us all.