Roxbury News: Oct. 1, 2008

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Steve and Nancy Mattice of Roxbury recently returned home following a visit to the Columbus, Ohio home of son Dan and his wife Jami. Steve and Nancy enjoyed their role as grandparents of three-year-old twins, Mason and Hailey. While caring for the twins for two days, Steve and Nancy took the twins for their first day at preschool.
The family went out to dinner to celebrate Dan’s birthday a few days early. His parents cheered Dan on as he played soccer.
Steve and Nancy enjoyed some sight-seeing on their way to Columbus. They explored the Erie, Pennsylvania and Berlin, Ohio areas. The latter stop was in Amish country.
Roxbury Central School will hold its annual fall Open House on Thursday, Oct. 2. Open House for elementary grades is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The high school Open House is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Note that these times are one-half hour earlier than those listed in the school district calendar.
Our own Larry and Jeanne Darling are among area farm families featured in “The Face of Farming,” a multi-media tribute prepared by Roxbury artist Ellen Wong and colleagues Anthony Manzo and Kent Garrett. The display was a feature of the Cauliflower Festival.
Now the public may meet the farmers at a reception on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Fairview Public Library, 43 Walnut Street, Margaretville. The library phone is 845 586-3791.
Also on October 4 at Woodchuck Lodge, John McDaniel, program director for the Manhattan Country School Farm in Roxbury, will speak on “Earthspeak: Learning the Language of the Land.” Dian Seiler of Roxbury recently spent several days visiting her mother in Providence, Rhode Island. The two women journeyed to Sudbury, Massachusetts, where they had dinner at the famous Wayside Inn, which was immortalized by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
“A Life Worth Living,” the Dora Fowler documentary, will be shown at Roxbury Central School on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. To reserve tickets at the door call RCS at 607 326-4151.