Roxbury

The Archeologist's Digs: Your Adventure Awaits

Roxbury — “She” was the guest of honor at The Roxbury Motel’s lavish and fun-loving gala benefit for Kirkside Home last Tuesday evening. Like the Mummy in the movies, this guest didn’t even have to say a word, yet she was both sought after and mysterious. “She” would be the newest three-bedroom suite, “The Archeologist’s Digs,” soon to be open for bookings and available to view beforehand by arrangement with The Roxbury staff. In the meantime, step this way for the “literary” tour . . .


Two Talking Head members on hand for Eight Track Museum opening

Roxbury — Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads will appear at grand opening of the Eight Track Museum in Roxbury on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The Eight Track Museum in Dallas, TX, in conjunction with The Orphic Gallery, will open its first permanent outpost at the historic Roxbury Corner Store. The opening will take place from 4-8 p.m. and Chris and Tina will be on hand from 6-8 p.m.


Tour and cider making set for Woodchuck Lodge

Roxbury — The final tours of the season at naturalist John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury will be offered Columbus Day weekend, October 6, 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

A special feature of this weekend will be cider making on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. This will also be the last opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket to win a hand-turned pen made from the wood of the red oak tree that once shaded the lodge. Drawing of the winning ticket will be Monday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m.


Roxbury preps for new water billing system

By Geoff Samuels
The Roxbury Town Board met on Monday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Roxbury Town Hall. The main topic of discussion was the installation of new “radio head” water meters and the adoption of a new water billing system.

Brendon Becker, of Lamont Engineering, headed the discussion and began by stating that the town had received a grant from the Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) covering 90 percent of the cost of the new water metering system.


Roxbury Arts Group to host grant session

By Geoff Samuels
A Roxbury Arts Group Community Grant Information Session took place last Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Cannon Free Library in Delhi, for the purpose of explaining grant guidelines and the application process. Seven Delaware County residents with a wide variety of artistic ideas and needs attended the meeting.

Grant coordinator Marlene Feldman led the session along with Jenny Rosenzweig, the executive director of The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG).


Rogue hop helps Stamford past Roxbury

By John Bernhardt
Sometimes one bounce of the ball can have a profound impact on a soccer game. That was the case Saturday in the second round of the Mayor’s Cup when host Stamford upended Roxbury, 3-0.
With the clock melting toward the midway point of the second half, two stories were unfolding at Archibald Field. The first plot was hard and factual and told by the scoreboard: Stamford 1 – Roxbury 0. The action on the field followed a different story line.

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New Orphic Gallery opens in Roxbury

By Brian Sweeney
A new art gallery opening over Labor Day weekend will be the first of several businesses housed in the revamped Roxbury Corner Store complex.

The opening show at the Orphic Gallery will be an exhibition of photographs by Peter Stupar, a luminary in the world of rock-n-roll photography.


The circus (and more) in Roxbury

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Roxbury — The Greatest Show Probably in the Universe is on its way to the Happenest Hamlet of Roxbury THIS Saturday, Sept. 1 ONLY. For five ferociously festive and hair-raising hours beginning at High Noon, you will be Bug-Eyed by the Bacchanalian Busking & Barding of the Biggest Street Performers Extravaganza Ever extrapolated on State Highway 30! You'll witness acts of dazzling dizziness, blissed out riskiness, trapeze trickiness and possibly – Your Very Own Act. (Read to the end to find out how YOU can crash the show.)

Whistle whilst you wonder -- and wander


Busk & Bard Festival in the spotlight

Roxbury — For one expialidocious afternoon only, come to Hamboniest Hamlet of Roxbury on Saturday, Sept. 1 for the most effervescent and almost everything Busk & Bard Street Performers Extravaganza! Explodiferating at noon on both major boulevards, you’ll witness acts of derring do, done that, doggone dumbfoundment and possibly — Your Very Own Act. (You have to read to the end to find out about that part.)


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