Many new players on RCS girls' basketball squad

By John Bernhardt
After losing the nucleus of last winter’s basketball team to graduation, Roxbury girls’ basketball coach Lisa Faraci is busy reloading her roster for the upcoming campaign. Only three Rocket players return, leaving Faraci busy teaching Rocket offensive and defensive systems to a squad filled with new faces.
For Faraci the preseason has been special.
“We’re working hard to improve each and every day,” noted the Roxbury coach. These kids are so eager and working so hard. They are just eating basketball up right now.”

Seward secures funds for Roxbury tech center

Roxbury — Roxbury Central School will receive a $100,000 state grant to assist with construction of the Numann Technology Center, it has been announced by State Senator James Seward.
The legislative grant secured by Senator Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) is being used to help fund the Numann Technology Center. The new media and technology center, named in honor of 1949 graduate Guy Numann, will contain state-of-the-art technology-based educational tools that will aid students, faculty and the community at-large.

Shannon Sprague wins Delaware golf title

By John Bernhardt
Shannon Sprague is a gamer. When the soccer ball is kicked off in the center of the field or the golfers approach the first tee, Sprague puts on her game face and amps up her play. The bigger the challenge, the greater the focus and the more likely Sprague will elevate her game. Shannon Sprague competes.

Last week at the Delhi College Golf Course, Sprague lifted her golf game to new levels winning medalist honors in the Delaware League Golf Championship by shooting a personal best 87.

Local author will be speaker at RLA program

Roxbury — Diane Galusha, author of Liquid Assets: The Story of New York City’s Water System, will discuss the creation of the Pepacton Reservoir at the Roxbury Library on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.

WIOX owners seek sale to WSKG

By Joe Moskowitz
Faced with the daunting challenge of raising enough money to renew its broadcast license, Roxbury radio station manager Joe Piasek has asked the Roxbury Town Board, owners of the license, for permission to sell the two-year-old station to WSKG Public Radio and Television in Vestal.
WSKG and WIOX already have a relationship in which WSKG provides National Public Radio programming for the Roxbury radio station.

Goal scoring key issue for Roxbury RCS girls team


By John Bernhardt
“Who’s going to put the ball in the back of the nets?” That’s the question Roxbury coach Lisa Faraci ponders as she prepares her squad for the 2013 soccer season. The answer to that question will be an important variable in the equation that measures the Rockets’ success on the field this fall.
“We’ll be competitive every time we play,” explained Faraci. “Our defense looks solid. How well we do could hinge on our offensive output.”

Busk and Bard returns to Roxbury on August 31

Roxbury — On Saturday afternoon, August 31 come to downtown Roxbury and join the circus at the second annual Busk and Bard Festival – a magnificent free street pageant of bewildering beauty.
This one vast undivided show featuring magicians, musicians galore, clowns, poets, acrobats, mimes, tarot card readers, face painters and celebrated chefs will stretch up the expanse of Bridge Street from the Delaware River to Vega Mountain and will guarantee to delight all the senses with exotic and unimagined diversions.

Galumpha dance residency planned at Roxbury Center

Roxbury — Do your galumpha?
The Roxbury Arts Group presents the galumpha dance residency week, August 26 through 30 from 2-6 p.m. daily at Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury

Roxbury Alumni Association gathered at Hanah

The Roxbury Central School (RCS) Alumni Association enjoyed their annual banquet on Saturday, July 20 at Hanah Country Club in Margaretville. Sixty members attended with the furthest away coming from Colorado.

The oldest attending members were Martha Tucek and Willis Sanford, both from the Class of 1937. A 50/50 raffle was won by Anthony Iacovelli, Class of 1974, and donated back to the association.
After the meal, the association meeting was called to order by Vice President Veronica Wranovics.

Nostalgia & Memory show in Roxbury

Roxbury — Marcel Proust once said that the “remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” In an new exhibit in the Roxbury Arts Group’s Walt Meade Gallery, exhibit artists explore notions of nostalgia and memory using unique methods of photography.
The exhibit, curated by Kevin Q. Gray, features the artwork from Charles Bremer, Kevin Q. Gray, Tom Delooza, Adrienne Gohde, Mark Picone, and Fawn Potash. All are invited to attend an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m.

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