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.

RAG series a feast for all senses

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group invites the public to attend a screening of “Like Water for Chocolate,” the first in a series of films about food on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

Each screening will be followed by a selection of deliciously appropriate culinary treats served during a panel discussion with actress, director and farmer, Dorothy Lyman. The final film in the series, “Big Night” will be preceded by a family style, Italian, fund-raising dinner hosted by Cassie’s Café in Roxbury.

Nutrition presentation at Roxbury Library

Roxbury — Denver resident Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes of Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer a presentation on nutrition for the February RLA Tuesday Forum program on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Roxbury Library,

Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following Ms. Gilmore-Barnes’ presentation.

The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to all RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, which are free of charge.

Roxbury News: January 11, 2012

Alisa Fersch is attending the annual American Astronomical Society meeting in Austin, Texas from January 8-12. This is because of her summer’s research work for National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) in Tucson, Arizona.

She will be visiting a college friend while there before flying to Puerto Rico for a week of field work on the beach and inland. This field work will be with fellow Wesleyan University seniors before returning to Connecticut for their final semester.

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