Roxbury News: Nov. 5, 2008

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The following RCS eighth-graders attended a Leadership Conference at SUNY Oneonta on October 16: Derek Cowan, Kennedy Faraci, Nick Hamil and Bailey O’Donnell.
Congratulations to Marilyn Donnelly who has completed 30 years of service at Margaretville Memorial Hospital, and to Barry Lewis for his Ambulance Service Award for his 25-year mark. Both were among the honorees at the 36th Annual Employee Dinner held on October 25 at Belleayre Ski Center.
The passengers on the last train ride of the season to the Roxbury Railroad Depot Museum on Sunday, Oct. 26 enjoyed a barbecue prepared by Paul Tillman of Lexington while they waited for the return trip to Arkville. Paul is a member of the Ulster & Delaware Railroad Historical Society, which owns the Depot.
The Depot guest book shows that visitors by train to Roxbury this year were from 35 states, Puerto Rico, two Canadian provinces and 27 other countries.
It’s Cybermobile time again! The Four County Library System’s books-and-computers-on-wheels stops on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Halcottsville Post Office from 2:45-3:35 p.m. The next stop, at the Grand Gorge Civic Center is from 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Gerri Scheele’s landscapes in oils will hang in The Roxbury Arts Group’s Old Bank Gallery from Saturday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Dec. 15. Gerri’s work includes pastoral and cityscapes, shore and sea scenes. The opening reception is on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 2-4 p.m. For more information, call RAG at 607 326-7908.
Tuesday Forum on November 11 at 1 p.m. offers opportunity for community service. Participants will prepare donation envelopes and inserts for the 2008 Community Christmas Project. The meeting is held at the Roxbury Library.
Plan ahead for the “Reading Between the Lines” adult book discussion group. The next meeting is on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Library. Multiple copies of Lost by Thomas Wolfe are available for loan so that participants can do their “homework,” before the discussion takes place with the leadership of Roxbury resident and poet Barry Seiler. For more information, contact Roxbury Library Director Dian Seiler or Roxbury Library Clerk Helen Faraci at the library at 607 326-7901.
Barbara Scudder recently flew to Cottonwood, Arizona from Albany to visit her sister, Phyllis Worden and husband Winston.
A third sister, Sherry Kiracofe from Kalamazoo, also visited the Wordens. The three sisters enjoyed lunch at SuCasa, an authentic Mexican restaurant in Clarkdale, following Phyllis’ medical appointment at a clinic in Sedona, home of the Red Rocks.