Catch the reading bug!

The Roxbury Library Association is participating in the 2008 NYS “Catch the Reading Bug” Summer Reading Program from Monday, June 30 through Thursday, Aug. 14.
Based on grade levels completed as of June 2008, programs for individual grade levels will occur from Mondays through Thursdays: Pre-K and K on Mondays, 9 to 10 a.m. with Tina Peters; grades 1 and 2 on Tuesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with Lorrayne Bolger; grades 3 and 4 “Lunch Bunch Book Club” on Wednesdays, 10 to 11:15 a.m. with Lorrayne Bolger; and grades 5-7 “Literary Lunch Book Club” on Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. with Susan Whittenburg.

Roxbury hosts Margaretville Chamber's monthly member-to-member mixer

By Jill Ribich
The Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce hosted a member-to-member mixer Wednesday in Roxbury. Over 80 people attended the event that began at The Roxbury Motel. Food was provided by six Roxbury restaurants and caterers including Mary’s Cookin’ Again, Cassie’s Café, The East Branch, the T-Bar, Fane’s Family Diner and the Public Lounge.

Roxbury News: June 25, 2008


George and Julia Brower of Lake Street, Roxbury, met their new great-grandson Brayden Wells on Sunday, June 22 at his home in Ballston Spa. Brayden is their first great-grandson. His parents are Jamie, the Browers’ grandson, and Amanda.

Athletes of the Year named at local schools

By John Bernhardt
Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury schools recently named their outstanding male and female athletes for the 2007/2008 school year. This week the News profiles the male athletes. Watch next week’s paper for profiles on the ladies.

Area vintage baseball teams win both games on Saturday

With every bit of nine innings needed to tilt the score in Roxbury’s favor, the home club fought back from a game-long deficit to beat the Westfield Wheelman 26-24 in Saturday’s game in Kirkside Park. In one of the most intensely contested games of their Vintage careers, the hometown boys persevered.

ACS, MCS and RCS announce top students for the Class of 2008

Three area schools have announced the names of their valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2007-08 academic year. Andes Central School recognized Cheyenne Tait and Carrianne Fairbairn as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Roxbury Central School named Alisa Fersch and Michelle Massell, while Margaretville Central School named Nevin Perez and Aja Jenkins.

Roxbury begins its heritage tourism fun this Saturday in Kirkside Park


Come to Roxbury this Saturday and take a “no gas mileage” holiday. Roxbury will be bustling with the agreeable pursuits of 1898, and all the fun and food you’ll need is within easy walking distance. There’s even a horse-drawn coach headed your way to ferry you around the corner.

Chamber mixer tonight in Roxbury


If you think the only kind of bustle in Roxbury is 1890s ladies’ wear, you need to get a ticket to tonight’s “A Taste of Roxbury,” the next mixer sponsored by the Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce as the organization expands its mission to support businesses and opportunities throughout our region. The evening activities begin tonight, Wednesday, at 5 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m.

Simply Barbra comes to Roxbury Arts Group

Steven Brinberg has toured the world as Simply Barbra, and on Saturday, June 28, he stops in at The Roxbury Arts Group for a special cabaret appearance. This will be a night of unparalleled glamour and sophistication, at once witty and moving. And, unlike many star impersonators, this man can really sing!

Railride Into Yesteryear in Roxbury July 5

Saturday, July 5 will offer the best in Roxbury’s summer bounty and fun, when “Railride into Yesteryear” meets Roxbury’s annual community street fair, Sidewalk Fest. Come to Roxbury via the Delaware & Ulster Railroad or drive in for the day and enjoy all the agreeable pursuits of 1898, from food and vintage baseball to Roxbury Brass fanfares and damsels in bustles. Roxbury’s shady Main Street will also be bustling, with vendors, music, children’s activities, craftsmen, cloggers and food galore.

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