Roxbury News: Oct. 1, 2008


Steve and Nancy Mattice of Roxbury recently returned home following a visit to the Columbus, Ohio home of son Dan and his wife Jami. Steve and Nancy enjoyed their role as grandparents of three-year-old twins, Mason and Hailey. While caring for the twins for two days, Steve and Nancy took the twins for their first day at preschool.

Roxbury Central School welcomes new faculty

By Julia Green
Three new teachers have joined the staff at Roxbury Central School this year.

CATPAP reception this Saturday

Several artists who are represented in the Catskill Plein Air Painters (CATPAP) Exhibit at the Walt Meade Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group will be a Meet the Artists reception at the gallery on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. to meet the public and discuss their work.
Plein Air, which means “in the open air,” describes the act of painting outdoors. Plein Air painting has enjoyed a renaissance in the Catskills.

Roxbury's Planning Board gets wind engineering input

By Julia Green
A capacity crowd turned out for Wednesday’s meeting of the Roxbury Planning Board, at which representatives for wind turbine company Invenergy and LaBella Associates were in attendance.
Roxbury Planning Board Chairman Joe Farleigh began the meeting by rebuking implications in an e-mail sent by the Western Catskill Preservation Alliance (WCPA) that LaBella Associates is “on Invenergy’s payroll.” Farleigh emphasized that payment is made to the town, which is then held in escrow, and suggested that comments implying otherwise were “offensive to the LaBella folks who have been working diligently” in the process.

Busy week for area high school soccer clubs

Roxbury girls gain experience; Blue Devil boys split in tourney
By John Bernhardt

RCS girls’ offense struggles
“Coming off the last couple of games, we’re definitely playing with more intensity,” praised Roxbury’s first-year girls’ soccer coach Lisa Faraci. “Things have been coming together. We’re controlling the ball more and putting together some good runs. Unfortunately, we’re still having trouble finding the nets.”

Roxbury News: September 24, 2008


Roxbury artist Ellen Wong presents a multi-media exhibit, “The Face of Farming,” with portraits of local farm families, at the Margaretville Cauliflower Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the village park.

Season kicks into high gear for area boys' and girls' teams

By John Bernhardt
Area high school soccer teams had a busy week between tournament play and league matches.
Mayor’s Cup Results
South Kortright 1, Laurens 0
Two local soccer powers squared off Saturday night in the championship round of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup. Laurens, unbeaten and perennial contenders in the Tri-Valley League locked horns with the Delaware League’s unbeaten Rams from South Kortright.

Colorful fall show at RAG

Color abounds in an exciting new exhibit opening on September 20 in The Old Bank Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group. Painter Ann Larsen and photographer Gary Larsen, Adirondack artists, are showing a collection of work that showcases the American landscape from a wide range of perspectives.

Engaging the World Forum explores religious intolerance


The Engaging the World Forum, where people of faith look at and share thoughts on challenging issues of contemporary life, will meet on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m., in the Carriage House at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church on Main Street in Roxbury.
This forum will feature an interview with noted author and columnist James Carroll filmed at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, on March 9 on the topic “Exploring the Roots of Religious Intolerance.” The conversation begins with an exploration of the story of Jesus’ crucifixion, central to Christianity but very troubling to followers of Judaism. Dean Lloyd of the Cathedral asks, “What do we do if our sacred text is historically inaccurate, but it is telling the most sacred story of Christian people?”

Local teams suffer losses in early soccer matchups

By John Bernhardt
Monday’s 2-1 loss to Davenport was a gut check of sorts for the Andes boys’ soccer team. After dropping a hotly contested come-from-behind decision to the Wildcats, the Mountaineers need to take a hard look in the mirror and decide the team they would like to be.
For the first 25 minutes Monday, Andes looked like one of the Delaware League’s top tier teams. From the left wing, sophomore Eric Reed left his footprint on the first 15 minutes of the game. Reed’s left foot initiated four serious goal attempts.

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