Shannon Sprague wins Delaware golf title

By John Bernhardt
Shannon Sprague is a gamer. When the soccer ball is kicked off in the center of the field or the golfers approach the first tee, Sprague puts on her game face and amps up her play. The bigger the challenge, the greater the focus and the more likely Sprague will elevate her game. Shannon Sprague competes.

Last week at the Delhi College Golf Course, Sprague lifted her golf game to new levels winning medalist honors in the Delaware League Golf Championship by shooting a personal best 87.

Local author will be speaker at RLA program

Roxbury — Diane Galusha, author of Liquid Assets: The Story of New York City’s Water System, will discuss the creation of the Pepacton Reservoir at the Roxbury Library on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.

WIOX owners seek sale to WSKG

By Joe Moskowitz
Faced with the daunting challenge of raising enough money to renew its broadcast license, Roxbury radio station manager Joe Piasek has asked the Roxbury Town Board, owners of the license, for permission to sell the two-year-old station to WSKG Public Radio and Television in Vestal.
WSKG and WIOX already have a relationship in which WSKG provides National Public Radio programming for the Roxbury radio station.

Goal scoring key issue for Roxbury RCS girls team


By John Bernhardt
“Who’s going to put the ball in the back of the nets?” That’s the question Roxbury coach Lisa Faraci ponders as she prepares her squad for the 2013 soccer season. The answer to that question will be an important variable in the equation that measures the Rockets’ success on the field this fall.
“We’ll be competitive every time we play,” explained Faraci. “Our defense looks solid. How well we do could hinge on our offensive output.”

Busk and Bard returns to Roxbury on August 31

Roxbury — On Saturday afternoon, August 31 come to downtown Roxbury and join the circus at the second annual Busk and Bard Festival – a magnificent free street pageant of bewildering beauty.
This one vast undivided show featuring magicians, musicians galore, clowns, poets, acrobats, mimes, tarot card readers, face painters and celebrated chefs will stretch up the expanse of Bridge Street from the Delaware River to Vega Mountain and will guarantee to delight all the senses with exotic and unimagined diversions.

Galumpha dance residency planned at Roxbury Center

Roxbury — Do your galumpha?
The Roxbury Arts Group presents the galumpha dance residency week, August 26 through 30 from 2-6 p.m. daily at Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury

Roxbury Alumni Association gathered at Hanah

The Roxbury Central School (RCS) Alumni Association enjoyed their annual banquet on Saturday, July 20 at Hanah Country Club in Margaretville. Sixty members attended with the furthest away coming from Colorado.

The oldest attending members were Martha Tucek and Willis Sanford, both from the Class of 1937. A 50/50 raffle was won by Anthony Iacovelli, Class of 1974, and donated back to the association.
After the meal, the association meeting was called to order by Vice President Veronica Wranovics.

Nostalgia & Memory show in Roxbury

Roxbury — Marcel Proust once said that the “remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” In an new exhibit in the Roxbury Arts Group’s Walt Meade Gallery, exhibit artists explore notions of nostalgia and memory using unique methods of photography.
The exhibit, curated by Kevin Q. Gray, features the artwork from Charles Bremer, Kevin Q. Gray, Tom Delooza, Adrienne Gohde, Mark Picone, and Fawn Potash. All are invited to attend an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m.

RCS lists final honor roll of the year


Roxbury Central School has announced its Honor Rolls for the final marking period of the 2012 – ’13 school year.

Earning spots on the Superintendent’s List were; Grade 4 - Catherine Jankowski, and Robert Peters; Grade 5 - Richard Lalosh; Grade 6 - Rose Battista, Emma Hynes, Stephanie Moore, Anthony Perazone, Brendan Reidlinger, Cristian Spariosu, and Nicholas Vajtay; Grade 9 - Isabel Battista; Grade 10 - Michaela Jordan, Allyce McIntosh, Jessica Moore, Shannon Sprague, Lacey Stewart; Grade 11 - Emily Arvanete, Adam Loper, Joseph McAfee, and

Essential Thursdays Series offers piano, violin duo on the 11th

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group’s Essential Thursday performance series continues this week with series curator Jungeun Kim on piano and Saeka Matsuyama on violin at the Old School Baptist Church venue in Denver on Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets for all of the Essential Thursdays performances are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and students. Tickets purchased the day of the event are $20. For tickets and more information please call the Roxbury Arts Group at 607 326-7908 or visit their website at

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