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Roxbury planning Sidewalk Festival for July 4

Roxbury — The annual Roxbury Sidewalk Festival, on Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is a daylong block party, with vendors and tag sales lining the shady Main Street and vintage baseball afoot in Kirkside Park, along with children’s fun, food galore and new this year: your chance to win big prizes aboard the Stimulus Surrey.


"Face of Farming" tribute opens at RAG

Roxbury — “The Face of Farming,” a multimedia tribute to five of the last operating dairy farms in our area, is on exhibit at The Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Center. There will be a reception on Saturday, June 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. The installation contains portraits, watercolors, photographs and audio interviews by Ellen Wong and video imagery by Anthony Manzo and Kent Garrett.


Top scholars named at local schools

By Julia Green
The top honors graduates have been named at local high schools.


Roxbury Arts Group presents James Krueger at Denver show

Roxbury —The Roxbury Arts Group will present local songwriter James Krueger in a special matinee performance at the Old School Baptist Church on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m.  
Hailed by judges as “an extraordinarily talented writer with a real talent for poetic imagery” Krueger is a two-time honor award winner in the Great American Songwriting Contest.  


RCS students get a lift from climbing towers, giant swings on field trip

Claryville —   Climbing towers and giant swings raised the bar on leadership and teambuilding skills for 56 Roxbury Day School seventh- and eighth-graders during a recent trip to Frost Valley YMCA camp in Claryville. During the one-day program, students conquered challenges such as scaling a 20-foot climbing wall, completing a ropes course and testing their composure on the Giant Swing in an effort to hone their cooperative skills in a relaxed setting.


Roxbury News: June 10, 2009

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Congratulations to RCS Valedictorian, Karly Bolger and Salutatorian, Danyelle Greene. Karly was awarded the Scholarship for Academic Excellence, from New York State for $1,500 a year for four years, which is based on Regents scores. Danyelle was also awarded the Scholarship for Academic Excellence for $500 a year for four years. John Bolger was awarded the New York State Lottery Scholarship for $1,250 a year for a total of $5,000.


Volunteers sought for library reading program

The Roxbury Library Association needs volunteers to lead sessions for 2009 Summer Reading Program participants at the Roxbury Library.
Scheduled for the month of July 2009 on Mondays through Thursdays, the RLA will offer programming geared to individual age groups on successive days: Pre-K through grade one on Mondays; grades two and three on Tuesdays; grades four and five on Wednesdays and grades six and seven on Thursdays.


Strong season ends for Lady Rockets

By Julia Green
The remarkable 2009 season came to a close for the Roxbury softball team last Tuesday, when the visiting Rockets dropped a tough 6-2 decision to the host Eagles of Downsville in the quarterfinal round of the Section IV Class D tournament.
“We were there, we just didn’t have that usual spark,” said Roxbury Head Coach Jane Ware. “The kids played well, but in order to play a team that is as good as Downsville, you have to be at the top of your game.”


Davie fuels Rockets past SK; Milford edges Margaretville girls

By Julia Green
Roxbury 9, South Kortright 3 (Thursday)
Heather Davie was a thorn in the side of the South Kortright Rams’ softball team on Thursday – and not just from her place inside the pitcher’s circle.
Davie’s base running baffled the 11th-seeded Rams’ defense and contributed to a number of runs for the sixth-seeded Rockets, who won their first sectional game, 9-3. She had the lone triple for Roxbury in the third inning and stole home to give the Rockets a 3-1 lead. Davie, who went 3-for-4 and threw eight strikeouts to lead the Rockets to victory, earned the win to move to 14-2 on the season. She and Karly Bolger combined for a total of six stolen bases.


Red-hot Pistolera plays Saturday at RAG center

Roxbury — Pistolera, a New York City based band that draws from traditional styles of Mexican music while fusing it with a pop-rock sensibility, will take the stage at The Roxbury Arts Center on Saturday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m.
The electrifying quartet defines the Latin alt-folklorico genre, featuring the Spanish lyric songs of vocalist and guitarist Sandra Lilia Velásquez, the driving accordion melodies of Maria Elena, and the unbeatable rhythm section of bassist Inca B. Satz and drummer Ani Cordero.


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