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.

RCS receives Wellness Grant

Roxbury — Roxbury Central School was recently awarded a $2,000 mini-grant from Rural Health Education Network of Delaware, Otsego, Montgomery and Schoharie (RHEN-DOMS) through the Bassett Healthcare Network.

Roxbury Motel owner wins statewide award

By Pauline Liu
According to the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSH&TA), the owner of the Roxbury Motel is a star of the industry. Greg Henderson beat out numerous giants in the lodging and tourism industries to win the association’s coveted 2012 Outstanding Tourism Executive of the Year Award.

'From Brooklyn to Barns' show opens at RAG

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group invites the public to the opening reception for the exhibition by Michael Fauerbach: A Retrospective “From Brooklyn to Barns” on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The exhibit will feature the paintings, watercolors, drawings and three-dimensional constructions of the late Catskill area artist Michael Fauerbach.

Stamford nips RCS in girls' tourney

The Roxbury girls’ basketball team got out to a fast start building an early 10-point lead over the host school in last week’s Stamford Booster Tournament. The Rockets led 10-3 after the opening eight minutes of play, and took an 18-12 lead into the lockers at the half. The game slipped away from the
Rockets in the second half when Stamford came from behind to squeeze out a 30-27 decision.

RAG's new director enjoying challenges

By Jennifer Kabat
Jenny Rosenzweig is the new director of The Roxbury Arts Group. She has geek chic glasses with clear plastic frames, a broad smile and gamine Audrey Hepburn hair.

Her conversation veers from JayZ to the joys of living in the Western Catskills and the importance of The Roxbury Arts Group’s Sunday knitters. Her tastes are broad; she even lays claim to liking Neil Diamond, and she can wax nearly rhapsodic about the single traffic light in Delhi.

'Canyon' benefits Plattekill

By Jennifer Kabat
“Welcome to the Grand Canyon.” Laszlo Vajtay waves towards the gaping hole at the top of Plattekill Mountain. The cliffs below, with their walls of rock, dwarf the ski area’s owner and even the Komatsu excavator behind him. Sixty feet deep, the “canyon” is not some folly on the top of the mountain. It’s a new pond to hold water for snowmaking.

Roxbury awaits FEMA funds to offset losses

By Pauline Liu
Nearly four months after Tropical Storm Irene caused more than $600,000 in flood damage in the Town of Roxbury, town officials have finally been contacted by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials.

At Monday night’s final regularly scheduled town board meeting of the year, officials met at town hall to discuss what progress has been made.

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