Roxbury sets preliminary budget

By Pauline Liu
The Roxbury Town Board got its first look at next year’s $3,250,000 budget at a specially scheduled workshop at town hall on Monday night. The 2012 Preliminary Budget was prepared by Town Clerk Diane Pickett.

Other than some minor adjustments, most of the budget, which represents the amount of money that will be raised by taxes, remained the same after the workshop concluded. The 2012 budget is little changed from 2011.

Roxbury News: October 19, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Barkman marked their 30th wedding anniversary on October 10 with a trip to Niagara Falls over the Columbus Day weekend. They also stopped at Livonia and visited her brother Daniel Finch and wife. Daniel is the pastor of the Methodist Church in Livonia.

Mr. and Mrs. Miles Kohler also celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on October 10th. They went out for dinner in an area restaurant.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Higgins marked their 59th wedding anniversary on the same day, October 10th, they celebrated it quietly at their home on Main Street.

RAG seeks volunteer help

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group depends on the hard work of its volunteer force and the support of our sponsors. Whether it’s the army of volunteers who helped us recover from Hurricane Irene’s damage to our buildings in Roxbury, or the ‘regulars’ who invariably step up to the plate to help with all our events and performances, our volunteers and sponsors make the Roxbury Arts Group possible.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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