Roxbury

Roxbury girls are on a roll with 3 wins leading into Sectionals

By John Bernhardt
The Roxbury Rockets girls’ basketball team will enter Section IV post-season play as one of the hottest basketball teams in the Class D bracket.
Roxbury finished the regular season on a roll, winning their final three games including a 55-45 victory over the Delaware League’s Upper Division champion Davenport. Wins over Andes and Downsville later in the week boosted Roxbury’s DL record to 12-3. The Rockets finished the regular season at 12-5 overall.


Roxbury Jr. High School Science Olympiad team takes third place in regionals

The Roxbury Central School Junior High Science Olympiad team returned home from their regional tournament with the third-place trophy.
Ten of the 15 members of the A-Team were able to capture medals. The tournament was one team short of being allowed to send more than two teams to the state finals so the Rockets will re-group and make another run at the states beginning next fall.


Senior exercise program at Roxbury Library Tuesday forum

Halcottsville resident Heidi Hochman will offer a program on senior exercise on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Roxbury Library,
Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following Hochman’s presentation.
The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to all RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, which are free of charge.
For information about upcoming RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, please contact Roxbury Library Director Dian Seiler or Roxbury Library Clerk Helen Faraci at 607 326-7901.


Roxbury Business mixer on tap for Jan. 28

The Greater Roxbury Business Association (GRBA) will hold its first business mixer and networking event of the year called Dare to Share – Roxbury Dream Campaign. The event will take place Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m., at Queens Mountain Café, 53470 State Highway 30.


Roxbury General Store opens to appreciative neighbors

By Cheryl Petersen
A general store replete with practical, striking, and lovely items for sale to the public held its opening day Saturday. Paper lining the store-front windows came down and the doors opened. “The store is a wonderful addition to Roxbury,” said Helen Faraci, a lifelong resident.


Lady Rockets rock Gilboa for a key Delaware League win

By John Bernhardt
It’s forward progress for the Roxbury girls’ basketball team. The Lady Rockets held Gilboa to a single point in the fourth quarter last week Tuesday, coming from behind to edge the Wildcats 41-39. The victory was significant for the young Roxbury team, propelling the Rockets past the Wildcats into second place in the Delaware League’s Mountain Division.


Roxbury boys are game but fall to leaders in hoop action

Roxbury’s boys’ basketball team took on two stiff challenges last week, going on the road to battle both of the Delaware League’s division leaders. Battling for consistency, a struggle for any young basketball team, the Rockets struggled to piece together four quarters of steady play against the DL leaders, Gilboa and Davenport.


Woodchuck Lodge gains exposure in nationwide Ford magazine

An article in the current issue of My Ford magazine has brought national attention to naturalist John Burroughs and Woodchuck Lodge, his Catskill Mountain retreat in Roxbury.
The article, which spotlights the unlikely friendship of Burroughs and industrialist Henry Ford, appears in a magazine that goes to an estimated four million Ford automobile owners. Countless more viewers can read the story online, and see a short video featuring Woodchuck Lodge Board President Bill Birns and Burroughs’ great-granddaughter Joan Burroughs.


Community says goodbye to radio personality Bob Ackershoek

By Joe Moskowitz
Roxbury is never going to sound the same again. The big booming voice of Bob Ackershoek has fallen silent.
Ackershoek died Friday, several days after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 62.
Ackershoek was vacationing in South Carolina when he was stricken. He had brought with him the things he loved most, Cassie Grabowski, his companion of more than 30 years, his golf clubs, and plenty of rock and roll music, undoubtedly some of it by “The Beach Boys.”

In his radio element


RCS students earn honors status

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Roxbury Central School has announced its Honor Rolls for the first marking period of the 2013 – ’14 school year.


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