Roxbury News: September 3, 2008


Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Snyder entertained Monday at their home with a barbecue. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Greg Snyder, Gilboa; Kristin Snyder and Louis Robinson, Bloomville; Sue O’Neil, Amsterdam; Susan Wright, Stamford; John Klenck, Poughkeepsie, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tucker, Halcottsville; Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Sprague and Victor Kittle, Arkville; Tamara Snyder, Aaron Titch and Jon Pecori, Andes; Mr. and Mrs. Radamire Dvorak, Jefferson and Esther Snyder. Several games of horseshoes were played with background music furnished by John Klenck and Greg Snyder on their guitars.

Tours, program set at Woodchuck Lodge

Woodchuck Lodge, the rustic Roxbury farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920, will be open for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 6 and 7. On Saturday, Sept. 6 Richard Parisio, an environmental educator with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, will read some nature poetry, along with excerpts from nature-inspired prose and then will lead a workshop to help participants write their own poems, essays and short stories. Meet at the Lodge at 11 a.m.

World music group plays at Denver

Globe Trotting, a world music and improvisational group, will appear in one of the area’s most intimate and acoustically perfect venues, the Denver Valley Old School Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. The concert is part of the Denver Valley Music Festival presented by The Denver Valley Preservation Committee, Inc. The ensemble consists of world class musicians with a wealth of experience with jazz and world music stars, who have individually toured the globe, appear on numerous recordings and have been featured in several films. Their sound is unique, rich and unforgettable.

Workshop focus on developing a board of directors

A nonprofit workshop on “Board 2.0: Recruiting, Developing and Retaining a Motivated Board of Directors in the 21st Century” will be offered by the Council of Community Services of New York State (CCSNYS) on September 13. The presentation will be held from 10 am to noon at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Walter Meade Gallery in Roxbury. Board 2.0: Recruiting, Developing and Retaining a Motivated Board of Directors in the 21st Century will be presented by Valerie Venezia, vice president of membership & marketing, CCSNYS and Andrew Marietta, Central NY Office Manager.

Roxbury boys win championship in annual Mine Kill soccer tourney

The Roxbury Rockets unleashed some early season firepower finding the nets 10 times in the two-day Minekill Tournaments. The Rockets blanked Gilboa, 4-0, in opening round action Friday then blasted Schenevus, 6-3 in championship action Saturday. Ryan Skipper had a big weekend. The explosive striker drilled two goals in the opener and three more in the title game. Rudy Staab and Kyle Ciaravino added single goals against Gilboa. Staab also recorded an assist.

Area girls' soccer teams look ahead to big season

By John Bernhardt
When Andes girls’ soccer coach Sandra Baldauf put away the balls at the end of the 2007 season she had reason to be optimistic about the fall of 2008. Baldauf would be losing only two girls to graduation. If she could pick up a handful of younger players, Baldauf anticipated a deep roster this fall. Sometimes funny things can happen on the way to the forum.

Roxbury Planning Board awaiting turbine reviews

By Julia Green
Roxbury Planning Board Chairman Joe Farleigh said Wednesday he believes that things are “in pretty good shape at this point” in terms of the wind turbine application process during the town’s monthly planning board meeting, adding that he believes the public comments submitted during the SEQR process were “quite inclusive” and doesn’t suppose anything has been left out.
The comments received during the public hearing phase of the process in response to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) are still in the hands of LaBella Associates, the primary technical consultant being solicited by the planning board, as the planning board awaits feedback in order to proceed with the drafting of the Final Environmental Impact State-ment.

Karly Bolger named winner of Rensselaer Medal from RPI

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced the winners of the Rensselaer Medal. Karly Bolger of Roxbury is this year’s honoree at Roxbury Central School.

Whet Paint returns to RAG August 30

Whet Paint, an annual event that has become one of the most popular days in The Roxbury Arts Group’s busy calendar, returns on Saturday, Aug. 30. Over 40 artists have signed up to receive canvases at RAG in the morning. From there they will go out into the streets and fields of the surrounding area and create fresh and inspired works of art. They will return to RAG with these paintings at 4 p.m., and the paintings will be hung on the walls of the Hilt Kelly Hall and sold at a silent auction during one of RAG’s most lavish gallery receptions.

Roxbury News: August 27, 2008


Catherine Fleming of Wells Bridge, a former teacher for several years at Roxbury Central School, celebrated her 94th birthday at her home Thursday, Aug. 21. She received six telephone calls and 23 cards. Miss Fleming is in good health and still remembers her individual students when teaching at Roxbury.

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