Kirkside Island service Sunday

Kirkside Island will be the site of a 10 a.m. outdoor worship service on Sunday, Aug. 31. The Roxbury United Methodist Church and the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church are sponsoring the service as a kickoff for Roxbury’s Turn of the Century events. Music will be supplied by the Roxbury Brass and the choir will share a special anthem.

Roxbury turns back the clock on fun this weekend

Roxbury’s maple-lined Main Street is a living showcase of 19th-century architecture, with the entire hamlet on the State and National Register of Historic Places. On Saturday, Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., owners of some of Roxbury’s finest grand dames will graciously open their doors in a “once-a-year opportunity” to take a leisurely tour inside. Student docents will explain how these homes and their features reflected 19th-century life in this Catskills hamlet.

Roxbury News: August 20, 2008


Dora Fowler of Grand Gorge received a special birthday gift on August 13. Her longtime co-worker and friend Esther Snyder sang “Happy Birthday” with piano accompaniment over the telephone. Dora has enjoyed a visit from her daughter Cynthia from a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. The women visited Dora’s sister Catherine Van Woert in Milford. They also spent a delightful afternoon with Dora’s first cousin Carl Filer and his wife Esther of Union Springs.

RAG hosts African Dance Party

The annual African Dance Party at The Roxbury Arts Group promises to be an especially lively one this year, with the Bernard Woma Ensemble, joined by traditional dancers, leading the festivities on Friday, August 22 at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. The group will also offer a free children’s concert and workshop at 2 p.m. Both events will take place in the Hilt Kelly Hall on Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury.

Roxbury 9 to play for Keator Cup over holiday weekend

See the early history of baseball come to life all Labor Day weekend in Roxbury’s magnificent Kirkside Park, as the Roxbury Nine vintage team hosts the Harry M. Keator Vintage Base Ball Tournament. A full weekend of action and emotion is guaranteed as eight of the northeast’s most competitive vintage ball clubs converge on Roxbury in the western Catskills. The action begins on Friday evening, August 29, and continues full throttle all Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31, with the championship game on Sunday at 1 p.m. — a match the Roxbury Nine has never lost.

Roxbury turns back the clock on fun

Roxbury’s annual Turn of the Century Days is packed with “all the agreeable pursuits of 1898” on both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31. With many new events and features, this is definitely the time to visit the 19th century, even if you’ve been there before. Here is a handy guide to what’s happening when, so you won’t miss your favorite part of the 19th-century.

One woman show hits RAG stage

The internationally acclaimed one-woman show “LiLiA!” will be on stage at The Roxbury Arts Group on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m.
Written and performed by Libby Skala, the granddaughter of Oscar nominee Lilia Skala, this moving piece relates Lilia’s challenges as she experiences the rude displacement from being Austria’s first female architect and European stage star to working in a factory in New York City. After fleeing Hitler-invaded Austria, Lilia finally rises to Hollywood fame in “Lilies of the Field,” acting alongside Sidney Poitier.

Roxbury News: August 13, 2008


Allyce Bolger of Roxbury has been named to the Dean’s List at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the spring semester of her sophomore year. Full-time students, who maintain grade-point averages of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below a “C”, qualify for the Dean’s List. Allyce is the daughter of John and Lorrayne Bolger.

Roxbury News: August 6, 2008


Gideon Meckes, son of David and Georgia Meckes of Margaretville, was baptized on his second birthday at the Gould Memorial Church, Roxbury, on Sunday, July 27. Present to celebrate the double occasion were Gideon’s local family, including grandparents, Dave and Carol Meckes of Roxbury.

Roxbury turning back clock for turn of the century event

Air-conditioned museums may be interesting for an hour or two, but to really get a feel for times gone by, it’s much more fun to try your hand at some of the skills and crafts that your great-great-grandparents would have used every day.
Come to Roxbury during Turn of the Century Days over Labor Day weekend and you can learn how to spin wool into yarn, weave at a hand loom, cane a chair, weave an Adirondack-style “pack” basket, and hew wood beams. During Saturday’s house tours, you can step inside a 19th-century home where the layout and furnishings still reflect the culture and habits of 100 years ago.

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