Summer reading set at Roxbury

The Roxbury Library Association is offering the NYS-initiated theme “Be Creative @ Your Library” for the Roxbury Library’s 2009 Summer Reading Program. Individual sessions for different age groups will provide youthful participants with a range of activities, from reading and storytelling to arts-and-crafts projects, with refreshments offered at the end of each session, all free of charge.

Roxbury News: July 8, 2009


By Barbara Scudder
“Tablecloths,” a Roxbury Arts Group fund-raiser. will be held at noon on Saturday, July 11 on the lawn of the Old School Baptist Church on the Denver-Vega Road. The event includes music by the Horseshoe Lounge Playboys, a chicken barbecue and an auction of vintage tablecloths. Admission is $20. At 2:30 p.m. the Roxbury Nine opposes the Brooklyn Atlantics in a vintage baseball game on site.

Roxbury Nine, Bovina Dairymen to step up to the plate for a worthy cause

Roxbury — As part of the Roxbury Sidewalk Festival, the Roxbury Nine will square off with the Bovina Dairymen in Roxbury’s Kirkside Park on Saturday, July 4 at 11 a.m.
But, there will be something very different about this particular vintage match. In fact, in the seventh-inning stretch, the clocks will fast forward from 1898 to July 4th 1939—the year Lou Gehrig delivered his history making speech to the world. It was the early summer of that year that Gehrig, the stoic Yankee first baseman was diagnosed with ALS —amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—a disease that was unknown at the time, but would ultimately bear his name.

Tablecloths and tunes on tap at Old School Baptist Church

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group is kicking off the summer season on Saturday, July 11 from noon to 4 p.m. with Tablecloths, a fun-filled Fun-Raiser, at its new venue, The Old School Baptist Church in the beautiful Denver Valley.

Roxbury News: July 1, 2009


Congratulations to Roxbury Central School’s Class of 2009 who received their diplomas and many awards at commencement ceremonies on June 27.
The Four-County Library System Cybermobile arrives at the Halcottsville Post Office at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 2 and leaves at 3:45 p.m. The final stop of the day is at the Grand Gorge Civic Center from 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Workshops set this summer by Writers in the Mountains

Roxbury — Writers in the Mountains has announced two writing workshops this summer.
Ev Ellsworth will lead two sessions of her longtime favorite journaling workshop.  
The classes will be held on Tuesdays from July 7 to August 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Walt Meade Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Center at 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury and on Thursdays from July 8 to August 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Fairview Library on Walnut Street in Margaretville.

Local students celebrate with high school graduation ceremonies

Students at area high schools celebrated this weekend as Andes, Margaretville, Roxbury and Onteora central schools conferred diplomas on the graduating classes of 2009.

Rain slowing season start for Roxbury Legion baseball squad

By Julia Green
Thanks to a climate more suited to a rainforest than a summer in the mountains, local Legion baseball teams have struggled to maintain their schedule as rainouts and field conditions wreak havoc on their calendars.
The Roxbury Legion squad played its first game in a week Monday night, when they fell to host Stamford, 11-0.

Area high school graduations are Friday and Saturday

Leslie Roselli will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2009 Andes Central School graduation ceremony on Friday, June 26. The celebration will be held at 7 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Seven graduates will receive their diplomas.
ACS seniors Hattie Brown and Melody Grapes, who possess averages less than one percent apart, will serve as co-valedictorians of the Class of 2009.

Roxbury News: June 24, 2009


The Baccalaureate service for the RCS Class of ’09 is on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Gould Church. Graduation ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27 in the RCS gymnasium.

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