Plant donations sought for sale

Roxbury — The Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corp (GRLIC) is seeking donations of perennial plants to be sold at the Roxbury Sidewalk Festival on July 2.

Anyone who is dividing perennials or who has annuals to spare can drop them off at the shed located next to the school garden. Please label plants with plant name.

These donations will be used to raise money to continue and improve programs for students in the garden located at Roxbury Central School. Anyone with questions can contact GRLIC at 607 326-4754. Donations will be accepted through Saturday, July 2 at 10 a.m.

Panelists sought for grant panel

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Community Arts Funding Panel. Members of this panel review applications for decentralization grants for community arts projects.

Peer decision-making is a key component of the program.

Roxbury names top graduates

Roxbury Central School has announced its Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2011.
Meghan Elizabeth Wallace is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2011.

She is the daughter of Sidney and Karen Wallace of Roxbury. Meghan has participated in each drama production since ninth grade. She also has been a member of the Roxbury Science Olympiad Team where she has won numerous medals.

Sculptor hosts MARK fundraiser

Roxbury — The MARK Project invites everyone to an exciting fund-raising event on Saturday, June 11 from 3 to 6 p.m., visiting the studio and grounds of famed Roxbury sculptor John Sanders. Sanders’ work has been shown in prestigious museums and galleries in this country as well as in Europe and China. Now, a beautifully restored Delaware County dairy barn is the setting for some of his most exciting work. Sanders has also placed many very large pieces around the grounds of his farm, dramatically highlighting the beautiful view toward Grand Gorge.

Schools celebrate EMS week

Grand Gorge Rescue Squad emergency medical technicians (EMT’s) Karen Hinkley, Dottie Carroll, and Krista Cross presented a volunteer recruitment program to high school students at Roxbury Central School on Tuesday, May 17 and at Gilboa-Conesville Central School on Thursday, May 19 in celebration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. Assisting in this presentation at Gilboa-Conesville were CC-EMT Bill Schryver and EMT Mike Cross.

Hynes, Hynes, Hynes and Hinkley score in golf tournament

Delhi — Fifteen teams turned out on Thursday, June 2 to play in the captain and crew 12th Annual Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at the Delhi College Golf Course. “I am very excited about this event,” said Chamber Executive Director Mary Beth Silano, and very appreciative of the support I have received from our members. Golfers began the day with lunch, followed by 18 holes of golf and ended with dinner. Tournament prizes and door prizes were then awarded.

Nature photographer to present program on John Burroughs

Roxbury — Award-winning photographer and writer Ed Kanze will be the featured presenter at the annual John Burroughs Community Day Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. in the library at Roxbury Central School.

The slide program, “The World of John Burroughs,” will mix archival photographs with Kanze’s own color photos of plants, animals and places that loomed large in the life of the literary naturalist.

Roxbury News: June 1, 2011

Deserée Schuman graduated with an associate’s degree, with honors, in Early Childhood Education from the State University of New York at Cobleskill on May 14, 2011. She is transferring to SUNY Oneonta in the fall. She is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Deserée is the daughter of David and Jenn Schuman, granddaughter of Emily and the late Andrew Schuman Jr. and granddaughter of Woody and Doris Dimm of Beechwood, NJ.

Rockets blank Devils in tennis action

The Roxbury Central School varsity tennis team closed its 2011 season with a 9-0 victory over visiting Margaretville in a makeup match Monday afternoon.

The Rockets finished the season as the co-champions of the Delaware League, sharing the honor with the Hunter-Tannersville Wildcats.

In singles play Roxbury’s Kevin Lutz bested the Devils’ James Warner, 9-1, while Roxbury’s Christian Schor and Josh Riley shut out Margaretville’s Lawson Gavett and Claudia Bennett-Coss.

Search for missing link leads to Roxbury

By Pauline Liu
Jeanne Robinson is on a mission. In the search for answers about her genealogy, the Shelton, WA resident and her partner, Tina Florek, traveled about 2,500 miles to Roxbury.

Though it sounds a bit dramatic, Robinson’s journey was truly about finding the missing link. She believes she is a descendant of Ebenezer Robinson who was commissioned as a captain early in the Revolutionary War and was quickly promoted to major, for reasons unknown. Records show that Major Robinson married twice and had 12 children. He died in Roxbury in 1802. 

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