Roxbury

New principal on board at Roxbury

By Julia Green
A puppy. That was one of the bargaining chips that sold new Roxbury Central School principal Eric Windover’s young family on moving to the area.
Windover started his new position at RCS yesterday.
“We’re excited to fill the position permanently and we welcome him to our school as well as his family,” said RCS Superintendent Tom O’Brien. “He’s enthused to be here and that’s the big thing.”
Prior to coming to Roxbury, Windover, who holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from SUNY Brockport, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Scranton, and a certificate of advanced studies in education administration from SUNY Brockport, worked in the Rochester City School District, where he had a leadership role even as a teacher.


Religious thinking will be the focus of World Forum at Gould Church

Roxbury — Dr. Stephen Larsen, psychology professor emeritus from SUNY Ulster, will be the guest speaker at The Engaging the World Forum on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m., in the Carriage House at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church on Main Street in Roxbury. His topic “Why Do We Get Stuck in Our Religious Thinking?” will focus on some of the ideas put forth in his latest book “The Fundamentalist Mind: How Polarized Thinking Imperils Us All.”


Victorian Ghost Coach rolls in Roxbury Oct. 25

Roxbury — Roxbury’s Victorian Ghost Coach will emerge from the shadows once again on Saturday, Oct. 25, and thanks to its chilling popularity, reservations are a must for this horse drawn journey to the great beyond. In fact, demand for space is increasing even among the “spirited” crowd.
Ghost Tour passengers will encounter some surprises this year, and will be regaled (and spooked!) with Catskills tall tales by master raconteur, Laurie McIntosh, before their departure. Expect some appearances by the most infamous Victorian ghouls, who are now eager to join the Roxbury Spectre Set in this historic hamlet, the perfect setting for the 19th-century’s notorious and not-so-dear departed.


Driscoll & Nurkse exhibit opens at RAG Oct. 18

Roxbury — Neil Driscoll and Lucille Nurkse, two artists with very different backgrounds and training but with a very similar approach to creating work that transcends the visual, that tells a story and evokes a collective sensibility, will be showcased in an exhibit at the Walt Meade Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group from October 18 through November 17. There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Jane's Dancing Bear Auctions open for business in Roxbury

By Brian Sweeney
Jane’s Dancing Bear Auctions debuted in July at the former Masonic Hall on Bridge Street, Roxbury. Proprietor Jane Wahrburg said it was a longtime fascination with buying auction items that led to her decision to go into the business for herself.
Jane explained that she had long been a fan of Roberts’ Auction in Fleischmanns and was also an avid collector of antiques. About the same time that the Roberts family was closing that business, Jane was contemplating a career change after working many years as a bookkeeper.


FIDDLERS! 15 plays at RAG on Sunday

Fiddlers!, the annual festival of fiddle music at The Roxbury Arts Group this Sunday will have a different format in this its 15th year. An all-star concert featuring three talented women fiddlers; Liz Carroll, Andrea Beaton and Hope Grietzer, will begin at 5 p.m. while the usual Fiddlers! square dance will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. In between there will be food, baked goods, and all manner of drinks for sale.


Girls' soccer teams struggle to find the net; boys' teams add victories to win columns

By John Bernhardt
The American economy is not the only slowdown to hit late September of 2008. Last week, in Delaware County soccer league play, area girls’ soccer teams experienced a slow down of a different sort. Goal production slowed to a standstill last Thursday as all three local teams suffered shutout losses.


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Steve and Nancy Mattice of Roxbury recently returned home following a visit to the Columbus, Ohio home of son Dan and his wife Jami. Steve and Nancy enjoyed their role as grandparents of three-year-old twins, Mason and Hailey. While caring for the twins for two days, Steve and Nancy took the twins for their first day at preschool.


Roxbury Central School welcomes new faculty

By Julia Green
Three new teachers have joined the staff at Roxbury Central School this year.


CATPAP reception this Saturday

Several artists who are represented in the Catskill Plein Air Painters (CATPAP) Exhibit at the Walt Meade Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group will be a Meet the Artists reception at the gallery on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. to meet the public and discuss their work.
Plein Air, which means “in the open air,” describes the act of painting outdoors. Plein Air painting has enjoyed a renaissance in the Catskills.


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