Roxbury

WIOX Bluegrass Festival at Stone Tavern

Roxbury —The sounds of mountain music will be filling the airwaves of Meeker Hollow in Roxbury from Friday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Aug. 28 as Stone Tavern Farm and Roxbury’s radio station, WIOX, present the Roxbury Bluegrass Festival.


Local bands play Roxbury Music Festival

By Pauline Liu
More than a year after the controversial Desiderata Festival was held at Stone Tavern Farm in Roxbury, owners John and Danielle Burrows are preparing for this weekend’s debut of the Roxbury Bluegrass Festival at their 400-acre horse farm.

John Burrows explained that Desiderata, which drew noise complaints from town residents, is a thing of the past.


Roxbury Constable Williamson back on the job

By Pauline Liu
Town of Roxbury Constable Steve Williamson was back on the job on Monday, eight days after he suffered a stroke and was airlifted to Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. It didn’t take long for both his doctors and his family to realize that the 63-year-old constable was well on his way to recovery.


RCS Alumni banquet at Plattekill

The Annual Roxbury Alumni Banquet was held on July 16, 2011 at Plattekill Ski Center with 53 attending, which included 34 alumni and 19 guests..
The delicious buffet was catered by the staff at Plattekill, and sky rides were offered and enjoyed by several.

President Lorrayne Bolger welcomed the alumni and guests and brought the meeting together by thanking everyone who helped make this event a success.


Summer Play reading at Carriage House

Stamford — The Roxbury Arts Group’s Summer Play Reading Series will present “Fruit Bat Safari Camp” and “What Comes Around” on alternating nights; August 19 and 20 and August 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. at The Carriage House, 76 MAIN!, 76 Main Street in Stamford.


Roxbury News: August 10, 2011

Elna Hinkley has returned home after spending a week at Mamaroneck in Westchester County visiting Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Iacovelli and family. While there they visited the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.
George and Julia Brower visited his sisters, Nancy and Joan Brower, in Albany Wednesday, Aug. 3 which was his birthday. They celebrated George’s 85th birthday by going out for dinner.


Man arrested for 2009 Roxbury robbery

By Brian Sweeney
A 42-year-old Grand Gorge resident was arrested August 3 on charges stemming from an armed robbery at a Roxbury convenience store in 2009. Douglas G. Cronk was arrested on a charge of first-degree robbery as a result of a lengthy investigation into an armed robbery that occurred on March 2, 2009 at the Roxbury Country Store on Main Street

On Wednesday, August 3, 2011, The New York State Police at Margaretville arrested Douglas G. Cronk, 42, of Grand Gorge, for Robbery 1st Degree.


Roxbury Constable recovering from stroke

By Pauline Liu
 Town of Roxbury Constable Steve Williamson is on the mend at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, after suffering a stroke on Sunday.

Contacted at his hospital room on Tuesday, the 63-year-old Williamson spoke slowly, but clearly and confirmed that he had suffered a stroke.


RAG presents 'My Sweet Patootie'

Denver— The Roxbury Arts Group will present My Sweet Patootie on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Old School Baptist Church in Denver.

Since 1999 My Sweet Patootie’s dazzling solos and joy of live performance brought fans from Canada, the US and England to their feet at Tanglefoot shows. Today, as My Sweet Patootie, Terry Young and Sandra Swannell embrace a forgotten brand of showmanship that’s “two parts exemplary musicianship and one part vaudeville comedy,” according to Binghampton Pressconnects.


Woodchuck Lodge tours open

Roxbury — Woodchuck Lodge, the farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920, will be open for free tours this weekend, August 6 and 7.

Visitors are welcome any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The lodge is located at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury. Follow signs from Route 30, just north of Roxbury.
There is no admission charge; donations towards the ongoing restoration of the historic site are appreciated.


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