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.

Bank Gallery hosts Scheele show

Roxbury — Light infused landscape paintings by Oneonta artist Gerri Scheele will be on exhibit at The Old Bank Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group from Nov. 8 through Dec. 15. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Roxbury News: Nov. 5, 2008


The following RCS eighth-graders attended a Leadership Conference at SUNY Oneonta on October 16: Derek Cowan, Kennedy Faraci, Nick Hamil and Bailey O’Donnell.
Congratulations to Marilyn Donnelly who has completed 30 years of service at Margaretville Memorial Hospital, and to Barry Lewis for his Ambulance Service Award for his 25-year mark. Both were among the honorees at the 36th Annual Employee Dinner held on October 25 at Belleayre Ski Center.

Margaretville boys advance to semifinals as Lady Devils fall

By John Bernhardt
The Margaretville boys’ soccer team was backed up against the wall. With the clock showing less then 10 minutes to play, Margaretville trailed Roxbury, 2-1, in Friday’s Section IV quarterfinal contest, and you could feel the Blue Devils’ season slipping away.
But conditions changed with lightning-like ferocity.

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