RLA hosts potluck luncheon

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association will open the 2011-’12 RLA Tuesday Forum season with a potluck luncheon at the Roxbury Library on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at noon.

RLA Tuesday Forum Coordinator Julia A. Menne cordially requests that all potluck luncheon attendees bring a dish to pass, as well as a place setting. The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to all RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, which are free of charge.

Lady Rockets lack early scoring punch

The Roxbury girls’ soccer team is searching for an offensive booster to get its rockets fueled. Roxbury struggled finding the nets and dropped their first two Mayor’s Cup contests. The Rockets’ offense scored only one goal in two games.

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.

WIOX Bluegrass Festival at Stone Tavern

Roxbury —The sounds of mountain music will be filling the airwaves of Meeker Hollow in Roxbury from Friday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Aug. 28 as Stone Tavern Farm and Roxbury’s radio station, WIOX, present the Roxbury Bluegrass Festival.

RAG artists brush up for Whet Paint

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) will hold a reception on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate Whet Paint 2011, “Capture the Catskills in a Plein Air Painting,” at the Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury Art Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury.

Local bands play Roxbury Music Festival

By Pauline Liu
More than a year after the controversial Desiderata Festival was held at Stone Tavern Farm in Roxbury, owners John and Danielle Burrows are preparing for this weekend’s debut of the Roxbury Bluegrass Festival at their 400-acre horse farm.

John Burrows explained that Desiderata, which drew noise complaints from town residents, is a thing of the past.

Roxbury Constable Williamson back on the job

By Pauline Liu
Town of Roxbury Constable Steve Williamson was back on the job on Monday, eight days after he suffered a stroke and was airlifted to Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. It didn’t take long for both his doctors and his family to realize that the 63-year-old constable was well on his way to recovery.

RCS Alumni banquet at Plattekill

The Annual Roxbury Alumni Banquet was held on July 16, 2011 at Plattekill Ski Center with 53 attending, which included 34 alumni and 19 guests..
The delicious buffet was catered by the staff at Plattekill, and sky rides were offered and enjoyed by several.

President Lorrayne Bolger welcomed the alumni and guests and brought the meeting together by thanking everyone who helped make this event a success.

Summer Play reading at Carriage House

Stamford — The Roxbury Arts Group’s Summer Play Reading Series will present “Fruit Bat Safari Camp” and “What Comes Around” on alternating nights; August 19 and 20 and August 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. at The Carriage House, 76 MAIN!, 76 Main Street in Stamford.

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