MCS, RCS boys of spring look ahead to diamond season

By Julia Green
Despite the lingering chill of the Catskill winter, spring is on its way, as evidenced by the ring of aluminum bats coming from baseball diamonds in local schoolyards. Area schools are getting into the spring swing of things as baseball, softball and tennis teams open the season this week.

Lady Devils, Rockets set to start softball campaigns

By Julia Green
First-year Margaretville head coach Bill Lonecke returns a strong roster from the 2008 Lady Blue Devils’ softball team, including five seniors and three 2008 Delaware League All-Star selections. Lonecke was an assistant with the Blue Devils last year and fills the vacancy left by Robyn Lukaszewski, who accepted a teaching position in the Rondout Valley school district.
“Only having 11 kids this year, they look really good,” Lonecke said. “I only have one girl who is new who came up from modified this year. The rest of them are returning players from last year, and last year we won the Upper Delaware League, and I think we have a real good chance to repeat it.”

Uncertainty clouds school budgets; tax hikes projected as minimal

By Julia Green
Area school superintendents are wrestling with declining state aid as they attempt to prepare their 2009-2010 annual budgets.
In spite of waning funds, however, superintendents at Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central schools have prepared budget drafts that have only minor tax levy increases and will therefore have minimal impacts on local taxpayers.

Roxbury Olympiad Team advances to state finals

Roxbury — The Roxbury Rockets brought home the second-place team trophy out of 11 teams at the Capitol Area Junior High Regional Tournament held on Saturday at Ravena. The finish qualifies the team to attend the State Finals on April 17 and 18, at the State University at New Paltz.

Roxbury News: March 25, 2009


Congratulations to Lorrayne Lang-Bolger and Kristina Perazone, both of Roxbury. Lorrayne was named to the Provost’s List at SUNY Oneonta for earning a perfect grade point average of 4.0 while carrying a course load of 12 or more semester hours. Kristina qualified for the Dean’s List with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a course load of 12 semester hours or more.

Roxbury seniors enjoyed St. Paddy's party


By Veronica Wranovics
The Roxbury Seniors’ annual St. Paddy’s dinner was held Tuesday, March 17 at the Roxbury Firehall. The dinner was chaired by Joan Pebler and Rose Gerber and catered by Sharon Fleck. RCS students Jamie Vandyke, Tim Douglas, Ryan Skipper and Danyelle Greene assisted as servers. Fifty-five members were present for the occasion.

Roxbury News: March 18, 2009


“Ignite! In the power of the Holy Spirit” is the theme of a church renewal event sponsored by the Gould Memorial Reformed church on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21. Guest leaders are from the Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International.

Roxbury News: March 11, 2009


Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Snyder and Esther Snyder attended the play “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at Andes Central School Friday night. The play was directed by Tamara Snyder. Scouts and their leaders participated in Scout Sunday at morning worship at the Gould Church on March 8.

Painting and photo shows open at RAG

Roxbury — Double exhibits in The Walt Meade Gallery and The Old Bank Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group open on March 21 and continue through May 16. Opening receptions for both shows will take place on Saturday, March 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Kevin Q. Gray, a photographer from Cherry Valley, with a special interest in antiquarian photo processes, such as tintypes and Polaroid emulsions, will exhibit recent works in The Old Bank Gallery.

Police search for gunman after Roxbury store robbery

By Brian Sweeney
Police are searching for an armed robber who stole cash from the Roxbury Country Store on Monday night.

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