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Roxbury News: April 15, 2009

by Barbara Scudder
It was a full house at the John Burroughs 172nd Birthday Party held at Cassie’s Café in Roxbury on Saturday, April 4. A dramatic reading “A Delaware County Life,” composed entirely from Burroughs’ works, was compiled and edited by Francis (Frank) Carbone of New Kingston. Fourteen readers from Roxbury and surrounding communities shared Burroughs’ reflections on everything from stone walls to birds’ nests. Mark Doerrier of LaGrangeville rendered Burroughs’ poem “Waiting” accompanying himself on the guitar.


National Geographic Traveler gives The Roxbury a top rating

Roxbury — The cover story of the April 2009 issue of National Geographic Traveler Magazine is The 2009 Stay List: 129 Hotels We Love.  The Roxbury is thrilled to announce that it was chosen out of thousands of hotels in North America to be included on the prestigious list. The Roxbury was one of only 30 hotels selected from the Eastern Half of the United States.  In total, 90 were selected from the United States, 13 from Canada, 14 from Mexico, and 12 from the Caribbean.


Local teams battled in spring diamond play

Local teams saw plenty of action last week on the baseball and softball diamonds.


Burroughs celebration enjoyed in Roxbury

Roxbury — An eclectic group of area residents presented a spirited reading Saturday to celebrate the 172nd birthday of John Burroughs in his hometown of Roxbury.
The event, co-sponsored by Woodchuck Lodge, Inc. and Writers in the Mountains, served to launch a campaign to establish a Friends group in support of Woodchuck Lodge, Burroughs’ beloved Roxbury retreat.


Roxbury News: April 8, 2009

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Twenty-five Roxbury Central School students took part in the Delaware County Music Festival in Walton on the last weekend in March.
Participating in the Elementary Chorus were Isabel Battista, Kaitlyn Beck, Judith George, Michaela Jordan, Hailey McGinnis, Molly O’Brien, Larissa Shultis, Shannon Sprague and Lacey Stewart.


MCS, RCS boys of spring look ahead to diamond season

By Julia Green
Despite the lingering chill of the Catskill winter, spring is on its way, as evidenced by the ring of aluminum bats coming from baseball diamonds in local schoolyards. Area schools are getting into the spring swing of things as baseball, softball and tennis teams open the season this week.


Lady Devils, Rockets set to start softball campaigns

By Julia Green
First-year Margaretville head coach Bill Lonecke returns a strong roster from the 2008 Lady Blue Devils’ softball team, including five seniors and three 2008 Delaware League All-Star selections. Lonecke was an assistant with the Blue Devils last year and fills the vacancy left by Robyn Lukaszewski, who accepted a teaching position in the Rondout Valley school district.
“Only having 11 kids this year, they look really good,” Lonecke said. “I only have one girl who is new who came up from modified this year. The rest of them are returning players from last year, and last year we won the Upper Delaware League, and I think we have a real good chance to repeat it.”


Longtime racer is King of the Hill at Plattekill snowmobile event

Roxbury — Ski Plattekill completed their 12th annual snowmobile drag races last weekend with The King of the Hill title won by Logan Gregory riding a Klinger Ski Doo 800. Logan is from Walton and has been racing at Plattekill since the beginning when he was just 10 years old.


Uncertainty clouds school budgets; tax hikes projected as minimal

By Julia Green
Area school superintendents are wrestling with declining state aid as they attempt to prepare their 2009-2010 annual budgets.
In spite of waning funds, however, superintendents at Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central schools have prepared budget drafts that have only minor tax levy increases and will therefore have minimal impacts on local taxpayers.


Roxbury Olympiad Team advances to state finals

Roxbury — The Roxbury Rockets brought home the second-place team trophy out of 11 teams at the Capitol Area Junior High Regional Tournament held on Saturday at Ravena. The finish qualifies the team to attend the State Finals on April 17 and 18, at the State University at New Paltz.


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