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Roxbury News: Sept. 30, 2009

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The Roxbury Senior Citizens’ Club will hold its Fall Luncheon and Card Party on Wednesday, Oct. 7 in the basement of the Roxbury Firehall from noon to 4 p.m. Following lunch, attendees will play all kinds of games and cards. Everyone is welcome at this fall fund-raiser. A money tree raffle and prizes will be included at this event.


Court upholds sentence in DWI death

By Jay Braman Jr.
The conviction of a Phoenicia woman, who plead guilty in March 2008 to charges related to a head-on crash on Route 28 that left a 78-year-old Roxbury man dead, has been upheld by a state appellate court, according to the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.


16th year of Fiddlers! planned for Oct. 11

Roxbury — Fiddlers!, The Roxbury Arts Group’s popular annual event will mark its 16th year on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 10 p.m. This day of traditional music includes old-fashioned square dancing, a jam session for all area musicians as well as a concert performance by some of the top fiddle virtuosos in North America.


Roxbury, MCS girls each post two soccer wins

By Julia Green
It was a good week for the Roxbury girls, who posted convincing wins over Jefferson and Mount Everett on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.
Rapid-fire scoring was key for the Rockets, who netted three goals in as many minutes early in the second half of Thursday’s game to take a considerable lead over the visiting JayHawks.


Woodchuck Lodge tours on October 3 & 4

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Roxbury —The final weekend of free tours of Woodchuck Lodge, the Roxbury summer home of nature writer John Burroughs, is October 3 and 4, when visitors can catch a glimpse into the life of the famous naturalist between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.
There is no admission charge, but donations towards the restoration and upkeep of the building are greatly appreciated.

Burroughs’ relationship with President Teddy Roosevelt, a close friend, is featured in the Ken Burns documentary on the National Parks; which is being aired this week on PBS stations.


Roxbury Library Tuesday Forum will focus on cancer awareness

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will offer its October 2009 Tuesday Forum program in recognition of National Cancer Awareness Month.
On Tuesday, October 13 at 1 p.m., Jeanne Darling, executive director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, will offer a presentation on breast cancer awareness, a program facilitated by Peter Molnar and John Riedl of the Margaretville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Wellness Committee.


Andes boys still unbeaten after back-to-back soccer victories

By Julia Green
The Andes boys’ soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to four games this week, posting victories against Davenport and Gilboa on Thursday and Friday, respectively.
“Going into the game we knew it was going to be a tough game,” said Andes Head Coach Adam VanValkenburgh of Thursday’s 2-1 win at Davenport. “Davenport traditionally has been one of the better teams in the league. I think we definitely caught them off-guard – I don’t think they expected us to play as hard as we did.”


Lady Mountaineers top Blue Devils in soccer tournament opening round

By Julia Green
The Andes girls posted a 3-2 victory over the host Blue Devils of Margaretville on Saturday in the first round of the Margaretville Tournament.
The Mountaineers’ Mariah Ruff led Andes, tallying two goals in the second half to bring the Mountaineers level and then surpass the Blue Devils. Margaretville held a 2-1 lead with 17 minutes left to play, when Ruff finished off a direct kick from Kaitlin Mackay to tie the game at two goals apiece.


Roxbury teen on target at shooting championship

Ballston Spa — Roxbury resident Tristan Mulder, whose alias is Teton Fox, just returned home from  Heluva Rukus  where over 250 shooters from all over the east coast came to compete at  the New York State Cowboy Action Shooting Championships held in Ballston Spa on September 18-20. 
Mulder took second place in the boys’ Young Gun category, which is for boys ages 14 to 16.


Evening of jazz set at Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group will present An Evening of Jazz when Siggy Davis and the Noah Baerman Trio perform an evening of sassy, earthy and soulful tunes at the Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Group on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15.


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