Athletes of the Year named at local schools

By John Bernhardt
Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury schools recently named their outstanding male and female athletes for the 2007/2008 school year. This week the News profiles the male athletes. Watch next week’s paper for profiles on the ladies.

Area vintage baseball teams win both games on Saturday

With every bit of nine innings needed to tilt the score in Roxbury’s favor, the home club fought back from a game-long deficit to beat the Westfield Wheelman 26-24 in Saturday’s game in Kirkside Park. In one of the most intensely contested games of their Vintage careers, the hometown boys persevered.

ACS, MCS and RCS announce top students for the Class of 2008

Three area schools have announced the names of their valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2007-08 academic year. Andes Central School recognized Cheyenne Tait and Carrianne Fairbairn as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Roxbury Central School named Alisa Fersch and Michelle Massell, while Margaretville Central School named Nevin Perez and Aja Jenkins.

Roxbury begins its heritage tourism fun this Saturday in Kirkside Park


Come to Roxbury this Saturday and take a “no gas mileage” holiday. Roxbury will be bustling with the agreeable pursuits of 1898, and all the fun and food you’ll need is within easy walking distance. There’s even a horse-drawn coach headed your way to ferry you around the corner.

Chamber mixer tonight in Roxbury


If you think the only kind of bustle in Roxbury is 1890s ladies’ wear, you need to get a ticket to tonight’s “A Taste of Roxbury,” the next mixer sponsored by the Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce as the organization expands its mission to support businesses and opportunities throughout our region. The evening activities begin tonight, Wednesday, at 5 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m.

Simply Barbra comes to Roxbury Arts Group

Steven Brinberg has toured the world as Simply Barbra, and on Saturday, June 28, he stops in at The Roxbury Arts Group for a special cabaret appearance. This will be a night of unparalleled glamour and sophistication, at once witty and moving. And, unlike many star impersonators, this man can really sing!

Railride Into Yesteryear in Roxbury July 5

Saturday, July 5 will offer the best in Roxbury’s summer bounty and fun, when “Railride into Yesteryear” meets Roxbury’s annual community street fair, Sidewalk Fest. Come to Roxbury via the Delaware & Ulster Railroad or drive in for the day and enjoy all the agreeable pursuits of 1898, from food and vintage baseball to Roxbury Brass fanfares and damsels in bustles. Roxbury’s shady Main Street will also be bustling, with vendors, music, children’s activities, craftsmen, cloggers and food galore.

Roxbury News: June 18, 2008


There was an "overwhelming response" locally to the efforts at the United Methodist Church to raise funds for Heifer International, according to Bonnie Grocholl. Bonnie of Roxbury, her daughter Dawn Jones, and Dawn’s daughter Rebecca, and young Brittany Douglas, all of Grand Gorge, presented $1,062 raised locally.

Vintage Base Ball on Power Authority field June 14

The New York Power Authority’s grounds in North Blenheim make the perfect setting for an old-fashioned game of gentlemen’s base ball between the Roxbury Nine and their neighborly rivals, the Mountain Athletic Club of Fleischmanns on Saturday, June 14 at noon.

Bible school being planned at Gould Church

Vacation Bible School will be held in the Carriage House of the Gould Memorial Church in Roxbury beginning June 17. 
All children and youth aged preschool through grade six are invited to participate in the 9 a.m. to noon sessions. This year’s theme is “God’s Big Backyard,” which teaches us to “Serve Family, Serve Friends, Serve Neighbors, Serve Community, and Serve Jesus.”

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