Woodchuck Lodge tours, cider pressing this weekend

Roxbury — Woodchuck Lodge, the farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920, will be open for free tours this weekend, October 1 and 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. It will be the last opportunity for guided tours this season.

On Sunday, an old-fashioned apple pressing will turn fruit from the Woodchuck Lodge orchard into delectable cider. Visitors are welcome to take a turn at the hand-cranked press in this traditional rite of autumn.

Fiddlers! 18 hits the stage in Roxbury on Oct. 9

Roxbury — Fiddlers! is the oldest celebration dedicated to the fiddling traditions of the Catskill Mountains and North America and Fiddlers!18 will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9 from noon until 7:30 p.m. at The Roxbury Arts Center’s Hilt Kelly Hall.

Plattekill to host first Antique Show

Roxbury — Plattekill Mountain has announced that the resort will host its first ever antique show at the mountain on September 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.  

Admission to the event is free. Come and browse a variety of items from a bygone era. Along with antique vendors, the event will also feature a variety of local food booths selling homemade pies, desserts, cheese, wine, and much more. 

RCS Open House is Sept. 29

The annual open house at Roxbury Central School will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6-8 p.m.
RCS will again host the event “fair style” in he gymnasium. Elementary classrooms will be open from 6-7 p.m., while the gymnasium will remain open to all from 6-8 p.m.

Roxbury still assessing flood damage

By Pauline Liu
While Tropical Storm Irene did not cause as much devastation in Roxbury as she did to neighboring municipalities, the town did not go unscathed. The repairs will be costly.

Floodwaters transformed Main Street into a river, deposited mud into storefronts, and caused the destruction of roads and streams, as well as a bridge. At its September 12 meeting, the Roxbury Town Board assessed the extent of the damage and discussed preliminary costs of repairs, which have so far run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Roxbury News: Sept. 21, 2011

A surprise 85th birthday luncheon was given Caroline Thompson at the home of her daughter, Barbara Meade on Friday, Aug. 26. The 14 people present included local family and friends as well as guests from Grand Gorge. Caroline said they also had an enjoyable time reminiscing.
Mary Lou Niles of Ocala, Florida recently spent 10 days with her brother and sister-in-law David and Barbara Munsell.

SK boys top RCS in league opener

By John Bernhardt
“Here we go again,” had to be running through the minds of the South Kortright and Roxbury boys’ soccer teams as they squared off for Monday’s Delaware League opener in Roxbury. The two teams had battled in the championship game of Stamford’s Mayor’s Cup on Saturday. The Rams scored two goals in the last 10 minutes to win the title, 3-1, then pushed past the Rockets, 4-1, on Monday night.

RAG guessing game Sept. 24

Roxbury — Truth or Consequences? The audience gets to decide at the Liar Show on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Roxbury Central School presented by The Roxbury Arts Group.

Photo exhibit Saturday at RAG

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Center will hold an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. for an exhibit of photos by David Leveson at the Walt Meade Gallery on Vega Mountain Road. The exhibit will run through October 12. 

Local photographer, David Leveson, studied with Albert Freed at the Educational Alliance in New York City, and Robert B. Cowan, whose works are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Roxbury boys advance to Stamford Cup finals

By John Bernhardt
Spirits are soaring in Roxbury. The Rockets boys’ soccer team beat Davenport and Schenevus last week to advance to the Mayor’s Cup championship game. Roxbury will try to dethrone defending champion South Kortright Saturday night at Archibald Stadium in Stamford.

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