RCS students get hands-on learning with DNA fingerprinting experiment

By Julia Green
Roxbury Central School welcomed Dr. Mike Yerky, outreach coordinator with the Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers on November 25 and he led students in Fred Zerega’s advanced placement biology class and Evette Garofolo’s living environment classes in a DNA fingerprinting experiment.
The experiment entailed using modern equipment, such as micropipetors and gel electrophoresis apparatuses, involved in DNA technology research.

Planners seek more studies on Roxbury turbine proposal

By Julia Green
The ball is back in Invenergy's court.
Following its October meeting, the Town of Roxbury Planning Board submitted to Invenergy, the company behind the proposed Moresville Wind Farm, requests for additional information and studies needed prior to issuance of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – a key step in the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process.

Roxbury's Christmas Project helps families through hard times

Roxbury — The Roxbury Community Christmas Project began during the Great Depression, when several teachers noticed that many of their pupils didn’t have coats, hats or mittens to keep them warm on the way to school. Every year since then, this community fund has harnessed the generosity of local students, clergy, business owners and residents to make sure that every family and especially every child in Roxbury experiences some holiday magic and a nourishing and joyous holiday meal.

Roxbury plans an old-fashioned holiday celebration

Roxbury — Don’t let this holiday season become a stress magnet for you and your family. On Saturday, Dec. 6, Roxbury’s “Holidays of the Gilded Age” will take you back to a time of simple joys, with crafts, homemade goodies, an old-fashioned parlor social and concert, photos with Santa and caroling in Santa’s horse-drawn carriage as the holiday tree and the entire hamlet lights up for the season.

Public Lounge now taking dinner orders

Roxbury — The Public Lounge of Roxbury has expanded both its space and its menu and is now serving dinner Wednesday through Sunday evenings. The Public is also working on customized private party packages and will close for its first private party this Friday, Nov. 21. 
“The refrain from our friends when we bought the Public Lounge was ‘more food! more food!’” said one of the Public’s proprietors, Trish Adams. “And that was exactly what Jill hoped to do in her new life here: try to give us all some dining choices that weren’t available before.” 

Roxbury basketball preview: Rockets look to continue success from 2007-08 season

By Julia Green
After a strong run in the 2007-08 season that included division and league titles and a trip to the state tournament, the Roxbury Rockets boys’ varsity basketball team is looking to build on the foundation that it laid last year. The team started practices last Monday.
“I’m optimistic,” said Head Coach Tom Faraci, who has been at the Rockets’ helm for 13 years. “I think our guys are working hard, I think we understand what we need to try to accomplish in order to be competitive. I think we’re going to have a good year. We’ve got a great group of kids, and they mesh pretty well.”

Roxbury basketball preview: Lady Rockets get new coach, new style of play

By Julia Green
While first-year head coach Tom Sherwood is no stranger to the game of girls’ basketball, he’s a newcomer to the home court at Roxbury Central School. Sherwood, who coached at Stamford Central School for 18 years, will be at the helm of the Rockets’ girls’ varsity hoop team this winter.
“Right now I’m getting to know the girls and they’re getting to know me and what the expectations are in practice,” Sherwood said. “Everybody’s working hard; we’ve got a lot of competition from the eighth-, ninth- and tenth-graders so far. We’re at the learning stage right now.”

"Guys and Dolls" plays at RCS this weekend

Roxbury — The hustle and bustle of 1940s New York descends on the quiet Village of Roxbury this weekend as the RCS Drama club presents their fall production of “Guys and Dolls” this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. in the school’s cafetorium.

Roxbury News: Nov. 12, 2008


“Guys and Dolls” is the drama production at Roxbury Central School on November 14 and 15 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday Forum has been changed from November 11 to November 18 at 1 p.m. This meeting offers an opportunity for community service. Participants will prepare donation envelopes and inserts for the 2008 Community Christmas Project. Forum meets at the Roxbury Library.

RAG "Flowers" show blooming at hospital

Margaretville — An exhibit of photographs by Helane Levine-Keating entitled “The Flowers Within” is on display at Margaretville Hospital as part of a Roxbury Arts Group initiative to expand its gallery program and to make the work of local artists available to a broader public.

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