Roxbury

Host Blue Devils fall in first round of Booster Club tourney; Roxbury boys win on the road

By Julia Green
Roxbury 65, Gilboa 35 (Dec. 9)
“I thought we played well,” said Roxbury Head Coach Tom Faraci of his team’s convincing victory over Gilboa last Tuesday. “We came out with some energy and played some decent defense.”
The Rockets posted a 65-35 Delaware League victory over the host Wildcats, led by senior Ryan Skipper who tallied 29 points for RCS. DaVaun Morgan added 13 points and Tim Douglas tallied 12.


Roxbury boys win on the road; ACS, MCS fall at home

By Julia Green
Roxbury 64, Margaretville 35
It was as if two different teams were alternating quarters for the Margaretville Central School Blue Devils last Wednesday night, when the visiting Roxbury Rockets defeated MCS on its home court, 64-35.
The Blue Devils, who opened the scoring with five points including a three-pointer from junior guard Mitch VanKeuren, led the Rockets until less than two minutes remained in the first quarter, when they relinquished the lead and never regained it.


Margaretville girls split as Andes, Roxbury fall

By Julia Green
Andes 48, Stamford 54
Defense was the main problem for the Andes girls when they traveled to Stamford to face the Indians last Tuesday. The Mountaineers fell 54-48 to Stamford in the Delaware League match-up.
“Offensively, I was very pleased with how we played,” said Head Coach Jeff Rhone. “I thought we did a nice job of breaking when we had opportunities and we did get some easy baskets in the transition; however, defensively we didn’t play well at all.”


Roxbury News: Dec. 10, 2008

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On Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. the Community Chorale of the Catskills presents its annual winter concert at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church, Main Street, Roxbury. The program, under the direction of Richard Tucker, will offer a variety of seasonal selections. Mark Hayes’ “Magnificat” and three choruses from Handel’s “Messiah” will be featured. A freewill donation will be accepted.


Roxbury Brass plays Saturday

Roxbury — All the best in hometown talent will come together on Saturday, Dec. 6 in Roxbury to create a daylong, old-fashioned festival, “Holidays of the Gilded Age.”
From the heartwarming fanfare of the Roxbury Brass and talented voices raised in song, to the beautifully handmade crafts and enchanting aromas of cocoa, oranges and cloves, this holiday celebration trumpets the traditions of pre-shopping mall times.


Ski Plattekill slated to open this Saturday

Roxbury — Despite the many obvious variables facing the ski industry for the upcoming winter season, Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury is looking forward to a banner year. Weather permitting, owners of the area plan to open Dec. 6.
With added snowmaking (currently up to 75 percent), and a new winch cat groomer, skiers and snowboarders will experience vastly improved terrain at Plattekill this season. Several renovations have also been made to the lodge.


Bazaar is Saturday at Roxbury Library

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar at the Roxbury Library on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The RLA’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will offer holiday shoppers the opportunity to purchase delicious bake sale items and quality RLA Thrift Shoppe merchandise, Irma Mae Griffin’s History of the Town of Roxbury, and 2008 Boy-and-Girl Crib Quilt raffle tickets while children visit with Roxbury Rotary-sponsored Santa Claus.


Centerpiece Workshop at RAG Dec. 6

Roxbury — We’re all thinking about how to manage our budgets at the same time we’re thinking about how to lower our carbon footprints. Come to a workshop that will address both these concerns and also provide you with a new skill you can use over and over.
On Saturday Dec. 6, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., The Roxbury Arts Group will offer a workshop in Creating a Holiday Centerpiece by professional floral designer Sheila Beemer.


Honor rolls listed at Roxbury

Roxbury Central School has released its first quarter Honor Roll:

Superintendent’s List
Grade 7—Emily Arvanete, Joseph McAfee
Grade 8—Kennedy Faraci, Tyler Faulkner, Bailey O’Donnell, Jennifer Wallace
Grade 9—Angela Perazone, Abigail Wallace
Grade 10—Tarah DiBenedetto, Meghan Wallace


RCS students get hands-on learning with DNA fingerprinting experiment

By Julia Green
Roxbury Central School welcomed Dr. Mike Yerky, outreach coordinator with the Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers on November 25 and he led students in Fred Zerega’s advanced placement biology class and Evette Garofolo’s living environment classes in a DNA fingerprinting experiment.
The experiment entailed using modern equipment, such as micropipetors and gel electrophoresis apparatuses, involved in DNA technology research.


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