Roxbury

Andes boys still unbeaten after back-to-back soccer victories

By Julia Green
The Andes boys’ soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to four games this week, posting victories against Davenport and Gilboa on Thursday and Friday, respectively.
“Going into the game we knew it was going to be a tough game,” said Andes Head Coach Adam VanValkenburgh of Thursday’s 2-1 win at Davenport. “Davenport traditionally has been one of the better teams in the league. I think we definitely caught them off-guard – I don’t think they expected us to play as hard as we did.”


Evening of jazz set at Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group will present An Evening of Jazz when Siggy Davis and the Noah Baerman Trio perform an evening of sassy, earthy and soulful tunes at the Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Group on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15.


ACS boys top RCS; Blue Devils split in tournament

By Julia Green
The Andes and Roxbury boys battled at Roxbury on Monday, with the Mountaineers emerging with a 3-1 win despite a 1-0 Rockets lead with less than 15 minutes left to play.
Roxbury freshman Spencer Hinkley gave the Rockets the lead minutes before halftime, when he picked up a pass from senior David Clark and created a breakaway that he capitalized on. Hinkely currently leads the Rockets in scoring.


Author to read at Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury —Writers in the Mountains will present author Ginnah Howard of Gilbertsville in a reading from her recently published first novel, Night Navigation and a discussion of the publishing process on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Walt Meade Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Center. Admission is $5 and a reception will follow the talk.


ACS girls down Windham; tie in match with Roxbury

By Julia Green
A match-up between the Andes and Roxbury girls on Monday night yielded a score perhaps better suited to a different sport than soccer. After two overtime periods the game ended in a 4-4 tie, despite a 3-1 Andes lead with just over 15 minutes left to play in regulation.


Area students had opportunity to hear president's speech

By Julia Green
When area schoolchildren reported to class after the Labor Day weekend holiday, they were presented with an uncommon opportunity.
Students at Andes and Margaretville central schools had the chance to hear back-to-school remarks by President Obama via C-SPAN when the president addressed the nation’s schoolchildren from a high school in Wakefield, Va., at noon on Tuesday. At Roxbury Central School, the president’s address is being taped for later viewing.


MCS boys off to quick soccer start

By Julia Green
The Margaretville boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer teams posted strong early season results when they faced Milford last Wednesday and Thursday.
The Blue Devil boys received two goals apiece from senior Greg Lehn and junior Tyler Smith in their nonleague game at Milford, which the Blue Devils won, 5-1. The first Margaretville goal came halfway through the first half, when first-year varsity player Ian Williams found the net mere minutes after entering the game as a substitution.


RAG gearing for "Tabletops" event

The Roxbury Arts Group will host its annual “Over The Top Tabletops” extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury. The event features elegant and whimsical tables, individually designed, to create the most beautiful fund-raiser in the area.


Dry Whet Paint Show at RAG; opening reception is Saturday

Roxbury — For the second time, artists who participate in The Roxbury Arts Group’s Whet Paint fund-raiser, are being given an exhibition of work done in their studios at perhaps a more leisurely pace. Dry Whet Paint will include works by some 40 area artists and will be on exhibit in both the Walt Meade Gallery and the Old Bank Gallery from September 12 to October 9. An opening reception in both spaces will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Manhattan Country School energy outlet turns sunny with solar electric installation

Roxbury — In a bid to further increase its sustainability, the Manhattan Country School Farm (MCSF) in Roxbury has garnered a major grant to help install enough solar panels to provide all of its electricity. Rather than go off grid, the rural branch of this progressive, scholarship-based independent school, MCSF is collaborating with its funder, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to link its solar production to the electric grid that supplies power statewide.


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