Roxbury Arts Group presents holiday postcard exhibit

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group is excited to present its upcoming holiday exhibition, “Wish You Were Here: Winter 2012 Postcard Show.” Artists think big as they create small works for your viewing pleasure and holiday wish lists. This show will be on view in the Walt Meade Gallery at the Roxbury Arts Group Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, from November 10 through January 12. The Roxbury Arts Group will regale artists and guests with an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Evaluations, anti-harrassment issues tackled by RCS Board

By Trish Adams
In its meeting on October 10, the Roxbury Central School (RCS) board wrangled with the challenging requirements of New York State’s Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), and embraced some opportunities to implement the “Dignity for All Students Act,” a new anti-bullying law that took effect this school year. 

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The Archeologist's Digs: Your Adventure Awaits

Roxbury — “She” was the guest of honor at The Roxbury Motel’s lavish and fun-loving gala benefit for Kirkside Home last Tuesday evening. Like the Mummy in the movies, this guest didn’t even have to say a word, yet she was both sought after and mysterious. “She” would be the newest three-bedroom suite, “The Archeologist’s Digs,” soon to be open for bookings and available to view beforehand by arrangement with The Roxbury staff. In the meantime, step this way for the “literary” tour . . .

Two Talking Head members on hand for Eight Track Museum opening

Roxbury — Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads will appear at grand opening of the Eight Track Museum in Roxbury on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The Eight Track Museum in Dallas, TX, in conjunction with The Orphic Gallery, will open its first permanent outpost at the historic Roxbury Corner Store. The opening will take place from 4-8 p.m. and Chris and Tina will be on hand from 6-8 p.m.

Tour and cider making set for Woodchuck Lodge

Roxbury — The final tours of the season at naturalist John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury will be offered Columbus Day weekend, October 6, 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

A special feature of this weekend will be cider making on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. This will also be the last opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket to win a hand-turned pen made from the wood of the red oak tree that once shaded the lodge. Drawing of the winning ticket will be Monday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m.

Roxbury preps for new water billing system

By Geoff Samuels
The Roxbury Town Board met on Monday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Roxbury Town Hall. The main topic of discussion was the installation of new “radio head” water meters and the adoption of a new water billing system.

Brendon Becker, of Lamont Engineering, headed the discussion and began by stating that the town had received a grant from the Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) covering 90 percent of the cost of the new water metering system.

Roxbury Arts Group to host grant session

By Geoff Samuels
A Roxbury Arts Group Community Grant Information Session took place last Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Cannon Free Library in Delhi, for the purpose of explaining grant guidelines and the application process. Seven Delaware County residents with a wide variety of artistic ideas and needs attended the meeting.

Grant coordinator Marlene Feldman led the session along with Jenny Rosenzweig, the executive director of The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG).

Rogue hop helps Stamford past Roxbury

By John Bernhardt
Sometimes one bounce of the ball can have a profound impact on a soccer game. That was the case Saturday in the second round of the Mayor’s Cup when host Stamford upended Roxbury, 3-0.
With the clock melting toward the midway point of the second half, two stories were unfolding at Archibald Field. The first plot was hard and factual and told by the scoreboard: Stamford 1 – Roxbury 0. The action on the field followed a different story line.

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New Orphic Gallery opens in Roxbury

By Brian Sweeney
A new art gallery opening over Labor Day weekend will be the first of several businesses housed in the revamped Roxbury Corner Store complex.

The opening show at the Orphic Gallery will be an exhibition of photographs by Peter Stupar, a luminary in the world of rock-n-roll photography.

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