Reading becomes a cakewalk for students at RCS

By Pauline Liu
When it comes to encouraging students to read, many parents feel that Roxbury Central School’s program takes the cake.

They mean that, both literally and figuratively. As part of a month-long reading celebration the school held its seventh annual Family Cake Decorating Contest last Wednesday night. It was attended by more than 100 people and it helped to raise about $700 for the reading program known as For the Love of Books or FLOB.                    

Jon Dykstra is a member of college band

Orange City, Iowa — Jon Dykstra, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, is a member of the Symphonic Band this semester.

The Symphonic Band will tour in Mitchell and Sioux Falls, S.D., March 30 to April 1, performing full or partial concerts in six venues. For concert times and details, visit

An evening of art and music in Roxbury

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group invites the public to attend an evening that jointly meshes art with song, transcending the viewer to a level of “six-senses perfection” on Saturday, March 24 starting with a 6 p.m. art exhibit opening and reception featuring the work of digital collage artist, Gwen Adler and collaborators on canvas and in song, Natalia Zukerman and Adrianne Gonzalez.

St. Platty's a huge hit at Plattekill

By Jennifer Kabat
St. Patty’s Day got rechristened St. Platty’s Day at Plattekill Mountain on Saturday. More than 20 kegs of green beer were served on the deck, and green t-shirts celebrated the new holiday. Kids painted shamrocks on their cheeks, others wore green braids and shamrocks dangled from helmets. The temperature hit the 60s and skiers peeled down to shorts. Some men even skied shirtless. The party though was bittersweet for many as they mourned the end of the ski season, cut short this year by a warm winter with little snow.

'Images of America' sought for a historic Roxbury book

Roxbury — Roxbury Town Historian Anthony Liberatore is asking the public for help in compiling a Town of Roxbury history book that he hopes will be published through the “Images of America” series.
Liberatore is asking Roxbury residents to loan him old photos or postcards of locations in Roxbury that he can copy/scan for inclusion in the book.

'Chocolat' at Roxbury fest

Roxbury — On Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m., the Roxbury Arts Group invites the public to attend a screening of “Chocolat,” the third film in our “Food Glorious Food” film series.
Treats will be offered by master chocolatier Bryan Graham of Fruition Chocolate who will be joined by panelists Ulla Kjarval and Linda Norris in a discussion moderated by actress, director and farmer, Dorothy Lyman following the film.
Tickets for the film are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

RCS teacher testifies on distracted driving

Roxbury — Al Vigna, Roxbury Central School’s technology and driver education teacher, recently testified at a public hearing for the NYS Senate Committee on Transportation chaired by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. 

The purpose of the hearing was, “to examine what steps New York State can take to make roads safer and protect people from distracted driving crashes.” 

Morris defense stifles RCS

A smothering Morris defense overwhelmed the Roxbury boys’ basketball team as the Mustangs rolled to a 49-27 opening round victory in Section IV, Class D play Tuesday night.

Kyle Ciaravino was the primary target of the stifling defensive effort. The Rockets’ defeat was a disappointing end to a Roxbury season that saw the Rockets playing inspired basketball down the stretch. In winning, Morris advances to the quarterfinals hosting Stamford on Friday night.

Honor rolls listed at Roxbury

Roxbury Central School has announced its Honor Rolls for the second marking period of the 2011/’12 school year.

RCS gets money for Photoshop software

Roxbury — Roxbury Central School’s Technology Department applied for and received $1,074 in funding grants that helped purchase Adobe Photoshop CS5 software for both junior and senior high students.

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