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MARK-di Gras a huge hit in Roxbury

Roxbury — The MARK Project brought the heat of bayou to Roxbury last Saturday night for a sold out Mardi Gras celebration complete with the dynamite Zydeco sounds of Lil’Anne and Hot Cayenne, a Cajun/Creole cook-off and all the unparalleled fun of Bourbon Street.


Tap classes offered for all skill levels

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Tap Class With Patti Dell will be held at The Roxbury Arts Group on Saturdays from March 7-May 9.
The fee for 10 weeks of classes is $100. Beginner Classes are offered from 10-11 a.m.. Advanced Classes from 11 a.m.-noon and Intermediate Classes from noon-1 p.m.


Roxbury News: Feb. 25, 2009

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Tyrone Hinkley was the honoree Saturday night as some 100 friends and family members helped him celebrate his big 50. The festivities were held in The Roxbury Arts Group building on Vega Mountain Road.


Pairings announced for Section IV tournament

Following is the schedule for the first- and second-round match-ups in the 2009 Section IV Class D high school basketball tournament.


Roxbury News: Feb. 18, 2009

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Mark your calendar for a ham dinner on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Grand Gorge United Methodist Church. There will be one sitting at 5:30 p.m., seating limited to 100 people. A maximum of 100 takeouts will be available at 4:30 p.m.


The Heat of Louisiana hosted by MARK Project

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Roxbury — The Cajun culture sure knows about good times. It cultivates the combination of friends and family, great upbeat soul inspired Zydeco music and an abundance of true southern cooking. It almost makes you want to book a flight and venture into the heart of the Bayou. Well, think again, no need to travel further than Roxbury as the MARK Project hosts a traditional Louisanna Saturday night on Feb. 28 at The Roxbury Arts Center.


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.


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