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Roxbury turning back clock for turn of the century event

Air-conditioned museums may be interesting for an hour or two, but to really get a feel for times gone by, it’s much more fun to try your hand at some of the skills and crafts that your great-great-grandparents would have used every day.
Come to Roxbury during Turn of the Century Days over Labor Day weekend and you can learn how to spin wool into yarn, weave at a hand loom, cane a chair, weave an Adirondack-style “pack” basket, and hew wood beams. During Saturday’s house tours, you can step inside a 19th-century home where the layout and furnishings still reflect the culture and habits of 100 years ago.


RCS Superintendent headed to LI position

By Brian Sweeney
Roxbury Central School Superintendent Dr. Craig Carr has announced his resignation after three-and-a-half years on the job. The RCS School Board accepted Dr. Carr’s resignation at its July 21 meeting. Dr. Carr will be leaving the district on August15. He has accepted a position as superintendent of the Central Islip Union Free School District.


Catskills' geology and dragonflies featured at Burroughs programs

The geological history of the Catskills and the secret life of dragonflies will be topics of a pair of free, family-friendly presentations on August 2 and 3 in Roxbury, sponsored by Woodchuck Lodge, Inc.


Todd Mountain Theater Project hosts Cecelia's Last Tea Party

How does a young girl adapt and adjust to the disappearance of her parents when a new regime takes over on a Pacific Rim Island? How do our intelligence, imagination and faith enable us to survive and gain strength when our worlds become unrecognizable?
“Cecilia’s Last Tea Party” by Russell Davis, making its New York debut at The Roxbury Arts Group, will show us how one spunky preteen struggles with these questions. Part Alice in Wonderland and part coming of age story, it will take audiences on a wonderfully theatrical, mysterious, humorous and moving ride.


Roxbury News: July 30, 2008

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Malcolm and Ellen Hughes are enjoying a visit from daughter Janet Engelhaupt and her children: Rachel, Amber and Nicholas from St. John, Indiana. The Hughes’ son Randy spent about a week in Roxbury enjoying time with his parents and family from Indiana before his departure in his “big rig” to make cross-country deliveries.


RCS Alumni Association hosted annual banquet

The 2008 RCS Alumni Association Annual Banquet was held Saturday, July 19 at Shephard Hills Golf Course outdoors on the patio under the tent. Sixty-seven alumni and 29 guests gathered to catch up on old times, with plentiful conversation and good food, provided by Mary’s Cookin’ Again and dancing under the stars.


Roxbury News: July 23, 2008

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Kendra L. Hinkley of Roxbury, a travel and tourism management major at the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi, has qualified for the Honor List for the spring semester. Honor List students are those whose academic average is between 3.5 and 3.74.


Abstract artist duo show at RAG

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Deborah Schneider and Sean Scherer will exhibit their work at The Walt Meade Gallery and The Old Bank Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group from July 26 through August 26. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 26 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Longtime friends Schneider and Scherer are exhibiting together for the first time. They share a deep interest in abstraction and its potential for generating beauty. Approaching the idiom from their unique perspectives, each project charts a very different area of abstraction offering the viewer a strong sense of the vastness of the field.


Electric Junkyard Gamelan will light up Roxbury venue

Prepare for a night of music that is as visually stimulating as it is melodic, funky, rocking and guaranteed to keep you grooving in the aisles. On Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. The Electric Junkyard Gamelan comes to The Roxbury Arts Group.
The group plays original groove driven music played on self-invented instruments fashioned from coat hangers and rubber bands, bed frames, old farm equipment, turntable platters, clay pots, saw blades and truck springs. Its four musicians play haunting modal melodies that float over funky bass lines and layers of danceable interlocking rhythms.


Singer/songwriter John Gorka performs Thursday at RAG

John Gorka, one of America’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, will appear at The Roxbury Arts Group on Thursday, July 24 at 8 p.m. Gorka began his career when he was a student at Moravian College in eastern Pennsylvania in the ’70s at Godfrey Daniels, a venerable music club. There he encountered folk troubadours like Stan Rogers, Eric Anderson and Tom Paxton.


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