RCS girls march towards sectionals

By John Bernhardt
Syn-er-gy. (n) Also called synergism. The working together of two or more things, people, or organizations, especially when the result is greater than the sum of their individual effects or capabilities.

Something special is going on with the Lady Rockets in Roxbury. It’s not complicated. It’s not unreachable. It’s not dependent on raw athletic ability or extraordinary playing skills. Yet, finding it and putting it to work is rare.

Roxbury wrestles with tax cap in wake of mounting flood costs

By Pauline Liu
Roxbury residents will have a chance to voice their opinions about the state’s new two percent property tax cap and the town’s 2012 budget at a public hearing to be held at town hall on Thursday, Nov. 10 beginning at 6:45 p.m. 

The event was announced at the regularly scheduled town board meeting on Monday night. Town Clerk Diane Pickett has already prepared the tentative budget and she will present it to the town board at a budget workshop scheduled for next Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

Roxbury News: October 12, 2011

There is a correction to the Roxbury news in last week’s column. The name of Lucas Ellsworth should have read Lucas Flachs.

Sunday guests of George and Julia Brower were their daughter, Karen and Terry Well, grandson, Jamie and Amanda and great-grandson, Brayden Wells of Ballston Spa.

Plattepalooza planned this weekend at the mountain

Roxbury — Plattekill Mountain will host the second annual count-down-to-winter celebration festival, ‘Plattepalooza’ at the mountain on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9. 

Evening of Dance Oct. 15 at RAG

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) will present “An Evening of Dance” at The Roxbury Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. The program will be directed by internationally known dancer and choreographer, Yung Yung Tsuai and will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China.

Roxbury News: October 5, 2011

Week of Sept. 28
The Roxbury Rotary Club meets at Cassie’s Café on Mondays at 12:30 p.m.

The Roxbury UMC held a spaghetti supper on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 5-7 p.m. at the church on Main Street. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the local flood relief.

The Roxbury Senior Citizen Club will have their fall card party on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the firehall on Main Street. The luncheon starts at 12 noon followed by cards and games of your choice.

Woodchuck Lodge tours, cider pressing this weekend

Roxbury — Woodchuck Lodge, the farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920, will be open for free tours this weekend, October 1 and 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. It will be the last opportunity for guided tours this season.

On Sunday, an old-fashioned apple pressing will turn fruit from the Woodchuck Lodge orchard into delectable cider. Visitors are welcome to take a turn at the hand-cranked press in this traditional rite of autumn.

Fiddlers! 18 hits the stage in Roxbury on Oct. 9

Roxbury — Fiddlers! is the oldest celebration dedicated to the fiddling traditions of the Catskill Mountains and North America and Fiddlers!18 will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9 from noon until 7:30 p.m. at The Roxbury Arts Center’s Hilt Kelly Hall.

RCS Open House is Sept. 29

The annual open house at Roxbury Central School will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6-8 p.m.
RCS will again host the event “fair style” in he gymnasium. Elementary classrooms will be open from 6-7 p.m., while the gymnasium will remain open to all from 6-8 p.m.

Plattekill to host first Antique Show

Roxbury — Plattekill Mountain has announced that the resort will host its first ever antique show at the mountain on September 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.  

Admission to the event is free. Come and browse a variety of items from a bygone era. Along with antique vendors, the event will also feature a variety of local food booths selling homemade pies, desserts, cheese, wine, and much more. 

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