Roxbury News: March 19, 2008

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Several of the Roxbury Central School staff were absent last week Wednesday due to illness. There were 19 employees out (including three teachers who were attending meetings), but there were available substitutes to fill the vacancies.
Holy Week and Easter services in the hamlet of Roxbury include a Maundy Thursday service at the Gould Church. Communion will be served. Rev. Richard Dykstra, host pastor, and Pastor William Hawes of the United Methodist Church are co-leaders, with Pastor Hawes bringing the message. The Gould Church Choir will sing under the direction of Bea Hinkley. Both Pastor Rich and Pastor Bill will take part in the Easter Sunday sunrise service at 7 a.m. at the United Methodist Church with breakfast following. Easter morning worship is at 9 a.m. at the Methodist Church and at 10 a.m. at the Gould Church. Easter Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Good Counsel at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Please note that the regular scheduled 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday will not be celebrated on Saturday, March 22.
Carole Fancher, new administrator at Kirkside, was welcomed at an open house on Sunday afternoon March 16. Carole hails from Conesville and has already assumed her new duties.
The annual Community Arts Funding Awards Ceremony took place at The Roxbury Arts Group on Sunday, March 16. The gala afternoon honored not-for-profit organizations and individual artists chosen by a seven-member panel of artists and community members. Funding was provided by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program which is administered by RAG for Delaware County. Over 90 public events will take place around the county through the use of awarded funds. Local recipients are the Community Chorale of the Catskills which will purchase new sheet music for four free community concerts, and the Denver/Vega Preservation Community which received funds for a series of chamber music concerts. Roxbury Library Association sponsored Stephanie Zito, cellist, who will compose and perform several pieces for unaccompanied cello. Her performances will be in Roxbury and three other locations.
“Concurrence,” an exhibit of paintings and prints by artists Lisbeth Firmin and Gerda van Leeuwen is currently on display in the Walt Meade Gallery on Vega Mountain Road and will remain through April 21.
RAG’s Old Bank Gallery offers an exhibit of recent works by artists Barbara Ardan and Marie Cummings, who are masters of color and abstraction.