Roxbury

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.


Roxbury Jr. High School Science Olympiad team takes third place in regionals

The Roxbury Central School Junior High Science Olympiad team returned home from their regional tournament with the third-place trophy.
Ten of the 15 members of the A-Team were able to capture medals. The tournament was one team short of being allowed to send more than two teams to the state finals so the Rockets will re-group and make another run at the states beginning next fall.


Senior exercise program at Roxbury Library Tuesday forum

Halcottsville resident Heidi Hochman will offer a program on senior exercise on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Roxbury Library,
Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following Hochman’s presentation.
The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to all RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, which are free of charge.
For information about upcoming RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, please contact Roxbury Library Director Dian Seiler or Roxbury Library Clerk Helen Faraci at 607 326-7901.


Roxbury Business mixer on tap for Jan. 28

The Greater Roxbury Business Association (GRBA) will hold its first business mixer and networking event of the year called Dare to Share – Roxbury Dream Campaign. The event will take place Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m., at Queens Mountain Café, 53470 State Highway 30.


Roxbury General Store opens to appreciative neighbors

By Cheryl Petersen
A general store replete with practical, striking, and lovely items for sale to the public held its opening day Saturday. Paper lining the store-front windows came down and the doors opened. “The store is a wonderful addition to Roxbury,” said Helen Faraci, a lifelong resident.


Lady Rockets rock Gilboa for a key Delaware League win

By John Bernhardt
It’s forward progress for the Roxbury girls’ basketball team. The Lady Rockets held Gilboa to a single point in the fourth quarter last week Tuesday, coming from behind to edge the Wildcats 41-39. The victory was significant for the young Roxbury team, propelling the Rockets past the Wildcats into second place in the Delaware League’s Mountain Division.


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