Roxbury

Paulina Cowan spends spring break helping rebuild in New Orleans

Paulina Cowan of Roxbury is one of 13 students from The College of Saint Rose who are spending an Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans helping citizens of the city continue to rebuild in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The 13 students are volunteering with lowernine.org in the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the hardest-hit parts of the city. They are helping homeowners rehabilitate and build homes in what remains the most devastated neighborhood in New Orleans.


RCS will reveal proposed capital project on March 13

By Trish Adams
Superintendent Tom O’Brien and architect William Taylor will be “top of the bill” at a Thursday, March 13 Roxbury Central School Board meeting, where they will make a presentation about a proposed capital project that will be on the ballot at the RCS budget vote and election on May 20. The meeting was rescheduled from its regular Wednesday date.
There will also be a presentation on the proposed 2014-15 school budget at that meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.


Roxbury Business Association encourages "dreamers" at its series of mixers

By Joe Moskowitz
In Roxbury, they’re looking for a few good dreamers. The Greater Roxbury Business Association (GRBA) is even willing to pay an imaginary million dollars for just one good idea.
And the ideas at this point are just dreams. But if people talk about their dreams, who knows what might happen? That’s the concept behind a series of mixers sponsored by the GRBA.
Big Dreams: Abby Liddle holds a million dollar “dream” check that she would use to build a miniature golf in the community. — Photo by Joe MoskowitzBig Dreams: Abby Liddle holds a million dollar “dream” check that she would use to build a miniature golf in the community. — Photo by Joe Moskowitz


Taking Wing: Students rapt by raptors

Here's looking at you, kid!Here's looking at you, kid!
Roxbury Central School fourth-graders were treated to a wildlife lecture and bird-of-prey demonstration Tuesday morning by Bill Robinson of Saugerties, a retired science teacher and wildlife expert. Robinson kept his audience in rapt attention as he showed off several hawks and a turkey buzzard that he had raised from a chick. The program was made possible by a grant attained by RCS teacher Barb Cella and Fleischmanns resident Carl Shader, a long-time friend of Robinson’s. The program included flight and feeding demonstrations. More information about the program is available at robinsonswildlifelectures.com. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Martha Graham dancers lead an evening of dance at Roxbury Arts Group March 8

The Roxbury Arts Group and The Byrdcliffe Performing Arts Organization have joined together to present “An Evening of Contemporary Dance,” featuring three principal dancers from the Martha Graham Company on Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Roxbury Arts Center, located at 5025 Vega Mountain Road.
The American people have ferverently renewed their love affair with dance; it’s popularity recently heightened and brought back into vogue through television shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing With the Stars.”


Season of strong growth puts RCS girls in the sectionals

By John Bernhardt
As Lisa Faraci sees it, there is no magic behind the meteoric rise of the Roxbury girls’ basketball team this season. For Faraci the improvement of her Rockets is all about education. Her Rocket squad is young and eager, shows a ton of heart of the floor, and is resilient and eager to learn.
“The girls love the game and are listening, learning and working on the things we’ve been talking about every day,” explained Faraci.


Roxbury names honor students for second quarter

Roxbury Central School has announced its Honor Rolls for the second marking period of the 2013 – ’14 school year.
Those students earning places on the Superintendent’s List include: Grade 4, Madison German, Myah Johnston, and Kerri Anne Moore; Grade 5, Catherine Jankowski; Grade 7, Anthony Perazone, Brendan Reidlinger, and Cristian Spariosu; Grade 8, Rose Battista, and Christine Ianniello; Grade 10, Isabel Battista, and Molly O’Brien; Grade 11, Michaela Jordan, Jessica Moore, Shannon Sprague, and Lacey Stewart; Grade 12, Joseph McAfee, Ian O’Brien, and Joshua Riley.


Local children's author takes on mult roles for 'Zobo'

By Joe Moskowitz
Christopher Durham is an actor, an artist, and one of the very few New York State licensed wildlife rehabilitators in New York City. Sometimes he lives there. Sometimes he lives here, and Sunday, people in his second home, Roxbury, were the first to see what Durham is doing now.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, especially little boys and girls, introducing Zobo. That is the name of his new book for children. The first kids met Zobo Sunday during a reading and book signing at the Roxbury General Store. 


Roxbury High School competed in regional Science Olympiad

The Roxbury Central School High School Science Olympiad Team finished ninth at the Capitol District Regional Tournament held at the College of Saint Rose on Saturday, Feb. 8.
Over half of the A-Team members were able to capture at least one medal as the Rockets matched up against the biggest schools in the Albany area.


Roxbury girls are on a roll with 3 wins leading into Sectionals

By John Bernhardt
The Roxbury Rockets girls’ basketball team will enter Section IV post-season play as one of the hottest basketball teams in the Class D bracket.
Roxbury finished the regular season on a roll, winning their final three games including a 55-45 victory over the Delaware League’s Upper Division champion Davenport. Wins over Andes and Downsville later in the week boosted Roxbury’s DL record to 12-3. The Rockets finished the regular season at 12-5 overall.


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