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Over the Top Tabletops fund-raiser Oct. 3 at RAG

Roxbury — The area’s most glamorous fund-raiser will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. Roxbury Arts Group’s Over the Top Tabletops will again be a fun-filled evening of delicious food and drink that celebrates the vibrant contribution that RAG makes to the cultural life of the community. Tickets are $75. Call 607 326-7908 for reservations.


MCS boys win tourney in shootout against Ellenville

By Julia Green
It was the fourth time that turned out to be the charm for Margaretville Head Coach Jeremey Marks, as the Blue Devils clinched their first Nelson Invitational Tourna-ment title in Marks’ four years at the helm on Saturday night with a thrilling win determined by a penalty kick shootout following two scoreless overtime periods.


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.


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.


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.”


ACS boys top RCS; Blue Devils split in tournament

By Julia Green
The Andes and Roxbury boys battled at Roxbury on Monday, with the Mountaineers emerging with a 3-1 win despite a 1-0 Rockets lead with less than 15 minutes left to play.
Roxbury freshman Spencer Hinkley gave the Rockets the lead minutes before halftime, when he picked up a pass from senior David Clark and created a breakaway that he capitalized on. Hinkely currently leads the Rockets in scoring.


Author to read at Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury —Writers in the Mountains will present author Ginnah Howard of Gilbertsville in a reading from her recently published first novel, Night Navigation and a discussion of the publishing process on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Walt Meade Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Center. Admission is $5 and a reception will follow the talk.


ACS girls down Windham; tie in match with Roxbury

By Julia Green
A match-up between the Andes and Roxbury girls on Monday night yielded a score perhaps better suited to a different sport than soccer. After two overtime periods the game ended in a 4-4 tie, despite a 3-1 Andes lead with just over 15 minutes left to play in regulation.


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