‘Whet Paint’ on the easel

Roxbury — Whet Paint, The Roxbury Arts Group’s (RAG) annual and wildly popular fund-raiser has added some new twists and surprises this year. Re-imagined as Whet Paint/ Inside Out, RAG hopes to emphasize the “plein air” aspect of painting in the open air that has always been at the heart of the event.

Roxbury fireworks Sept. 4 will cap a day of family fun

Fireworks in Kirkside Park have become a “new” tradition for Roxbury's Turn of the Century Day, and once again the sky will light up at dusk on Saturday, Sept. 4 with a spectacular send-off to summer and “all the agreeable pursuits of 1898.”


The design team of artist Grant Collier, above at left, student assistant Jacob Liberatore, at rear, and architect and project developer Andrew Williams chose a barber shop as the theme of their re-store design project. Featured in their design is a barber chair, in which Williams is sitting, that was used by longtime Roxbury barber Bob Cole.

Re-Store Design Challenge work to be unveiled Aug. 21

Roxbury —After a month of teamwork and planning, the Re-Store Design Challenge is coming to Roxbury this weekend. Three intrepid design teams have only two days to install their creative retail ventures in time to open at noon on August 21.

Roxbury News: Aug. 18, 2010


Nancy Finch attended a picnic gathering held Saturday, Aug. 14 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Standhart in South Gilboa.

It was a get-together of about 20 local people who spend the winter in Florida at Lake Weir Harbor Estates near Summerfield, Fla. The group enjoyed reminiscing and spending time with friends.

Benefit Ball

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VOCO plays Sunday at Denver church


Roxbury — One of the most extraordinary vocal groups performing roots music today (they were named #1 a cappella group in the U.S. in 2007), Moira Smiley and VOCO, will be at The Roxbury Arts Group’s welcoming venue Old School Baptist Church located in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m.

RCS top student will attend Elmira

Rachel MeckesRachel MeckesRoxbury Central School 2010 graduate Rachel Meckes has been awarded the Valedictorian and Salutatorian full-tuition Honor Scholarship at Elmira College in Elmira.

Meckes will join the Class of ’14 as one of 43 valedictorians and salutatorians from across the country to enroll at Elmira this fall.

Needham honored at family celebration

Jesse NeedhamJesse NeedhamRalph and Lori Needham of Roxbury held a celebration dinner recently in honor of their son Jesse who is home on leave from Fort Benning, GA.

Re-Store Design Challenge is taking shape in Roxbury

Roxbury — In only two short weeks the Re-Store Design Challenge teams will bring tools, paint, ingenuity and other, more exotic artifacts, to create three fantastical retail “stores” on Main Street, Roxbury.

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