Roxbury

Manhattan Country School energy outlet turns sunny with solar electric installation

Roxbury — In a bid to further increase its sustainability, the Manhattan Country School Farm (MCSF) in Roxbury has garnered a major grant to help install enough solar panels to provide all of its electricity. Rather than go off grid, the rural branch of this progressive, scholarship-based independent school, MCSF is collaborating with its funder, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to link its solar production to the electric grid that supplies power statewide.


Square dancing for all levels classes and dances planned

Roxbury — Is square dancing, a dying tradition?  Not any more.  Catskills Folk Connection, in collaboration with The Roxbury Arts Group, is presenting four dances this fall plus two workshops for beginners.  The Catskills’ regional treasure, Hilt Kelly and his band, The SideKicks, will play for the monthly dances at venues in Delaware and Greene counties.


Fund-raising golf tourney Sept. 12 at Shephard Hills

The Second Parkinson’s Patriotic Tournament, a golf tournament to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury.
The red-white-blue scramble tournament will be played with a four-person captain and crew format, and six holes each will be played from the red, white and blue tees; mulligans and skins will also be featured. The $60 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, and dinner.


Reading Between the Lines planned at Roxbury Library

Roxbury — Beginning in September, the Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will offer a four-month Reading Between the Lines (RBTL) adult book discussion group.


Whet Paint show at RAG on Saturday

Roxbury — Over 40 local artists will participate in The Roxbury Arts Group’s annual Whet Paint on Saturday, Sept. 5. The artists will gather at RAG in the morning, eat a hearty breakfast, choose canvases in various sizes and disperse throughout the area to paint landscapes, village scenes or still-life arrangements before returning to RAG at 4 p.m., wet canvases in hand.


Roxbury News: Sept. 2, 2009

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Congratulations to Andrew and Emily Schuman of Roxbury who were married Aug. 26, 1945 and celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Their daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Larry Cammer took them to the Shephard Hills Golf Course Restaurant for dinner.
The previous Sunday the Schumans’ granddaughter, Beth Schuman and Erick McLaughlin entertained them and other members of the family.


Area boys' soccer coaches optimistic about upcoming season

By Julia Green
Andes Mountaineers
The Mountaineers of Andes Central School return a strong core of upperclassmen for the 2009 soccer season, including first-team Delaware League All-Star selection Josh Bonifacic and honorable mention Delaware League All-Star honoree Peter Fabrykiewicz from last year’s squad. Bonifacic, a senior, served as the starting goalkeeper for the Mountaineers last year while Fabrykiewicz, a striker, tallied 16 goals on the season to finish as Andes’ leading scorer.


Margaretville opening day is Sept. 2; Andes and Roxbury schools start Sept. 8

Summer is drawing to a close, and area schoolchildren will report to classes in the coming weeks. Students at Margaretville Central School begin classes today, while students at Andes and Roxbury central schools report to class on Tuesday, Sept. 8.


Music recording workshop set Sept. 12 at RAG's Old Bank Gallery

Roxbury — Musicians, composers, songwriters or bands that have recorded or are contemplating recording their own music are invited to meet with composer, musician, and music industry veteran Joe Pignato on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Old Bank Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group.


Many "agreeable pursuits" planned for two days of old-fashioned Roxbury fun

Roxbury —The 10th annual Turn of the Century Days in Roxbury promises to be the best ever, with two full days of vintage baseball, Victorian fashion and exhibits, children’s pastimes, old world crafts and mountain music. It will all be accompanied with a feast of old-fashioned food, barbecue, a beer garden and as a special salute to 1898, a gala fireworks display on Saturday evening.


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