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Roxbury students' film project celebrates Black History Month

By Julia Green
In 1963, it was “I Have a Dream.”
Twenty-five years later, it was “Yes We Can.”
In some ways, the world is a very different place than it was during the civil rights’ movement of the mid-1960s. In others, it’s the same world with a different set of challenges.
February is Black History Month, and three Roxbury Central School (RCS) students have created a project that pays homage to a time in United States history where the concept of a black president was viewed as little more than a pipe dream.


RCS boys top Andes; teams look ahead to sectionals

By Julia Green
Roxbury 60, Andes 46 (Wednesday)
Despite a change of venue in the Roxbury/Andes boys’ varsity basketball game Wednesday night, the outcome was the same as the last meeting between the two teams. A leak in the Andes gym roof led to the game’s relocation to Margaretville, where the Andes Mountaineers held a two-point lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Roxbury Rockets fired up their engines in the second, outscoring their opponents 18-5 to take a 29-18 halftime lead.


MCS girls headed to postseason

By Julia Green
Roxbury 52, Andes 41 (Tuesday)
Jessica Utsler and Jenna Johnston combined for 33 of Roxbury’s total 52 points when the Rockets defeated the visiting Andes Mountaineers 52-41 on Tuesday night at Roxbury. The Rockets tallied 10 points to Andes’ six in the opening quarter to take an early lead.


RCS Olympiad Team qualifies for state finals

The drought that has kept the RCS High School Science Olympiad Team away from the state finals since 2004 ended at the College of Saint Rose in Albany on Saturday. The Rockets qualified for their ninth appearance at the state finals with their fifth place overall performance in a field of 18 teams. Only four schools from the regional will advance to the finals.


Book discussion group to meet at Roxbury Library

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to attend an adult book discussion group at the Roxbury Library, from January through July, with most meetings on the last Monday of every month. All adult book discussion group meetings start at noon and end at 2 p.m.


Roxbury News: Feb. 11, 2009

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Kendall Jean Hinkley, daughter of Ken Hinkley of Roxbury and Kelly Smith of Falmouth, Maine, is spending her spring semester of Washington University of St. Louis, Missouri, in Australia doing Environmental Studies.


Andes, Roxbury boys secure spots in sectionals

By Julia Green
Roxbury 53, Jefferson 41 (Thursday)
Roxbury’s Ryan Skipper and DaVaun Morgan tallied seven points apiece in the opening quarter of Thursday’s home game against Jefferson to set the pace for the Rockets in a win that qualified them for sectional play. Skipper led the Rockets with a game- and season-high of 30 points, which included 13 field goals, a three-pointer and three points from the foul line.


Dana LaCroix plays at RAG

Roxbury — Dana LaCroix and her band will light up the winter night on Feb. 14 at 7:30 at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Hilt Kelly Hall.
Three albums, songwriting credits for a recent John Turturro film and touring activities covering Canada, Europe and the US have brought LaCroix recognition as one of today’s most promising singer/songwriters.


Food for Thought workshop planned by Writers in the Mountains

Roxbury — Writers in the Mountains is offering a six-week workshop, Food for Thought on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon from February 24 through March 31. The workshop, facilitated by Ann Epner, provides an opportunity for writers of all experience levels to indulge thoughts, feelings and memories about food through poems, essays, short stories, family recipes, anything that expresses the writer’s relationship with food.


Community Arts Funding winners named

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group has announced that Community Arts Funding awards totaling $26,700 have been granted to 19 Delaware County applicants for 2009.


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