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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.


Planners seek more studies on Roxbury turbine proposal

By Julia Green
The ball is back in Invenergy's court.
Following its October meeting, the Town of Roxbury Planning Board submitted to Invenergy, the company behind the proposed Moresville Wind Farm, requests for additional information and studies needed prior to issuance of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – a key step in the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process.


Roxbury's Christmas Project helps families through hard times

Roxbury — The Roxbury Community Christmas Project began during the Great Depression, when several teachers noticed that many of their pupils didn’t have coats, hats or mittens to keep them warm on the way to school. Every year since then, this community fund has harnessed the generosity of local students, clergy, business owners and residents to make sure that every family and especially every child in Roxbury experiences some holiday magic and a nourishing and joyous holiday meal.


Roxbury plans an old-fashioned holiday celebration

Roxbury — Don’t let this holiday season become a stress magnet for you and your family. On Saturday, Dec. 6, Roxbury’s “Holidays of the Gilded Age” will take you back to a time of simple joys, with crafts, homemade goodies, an old-fashioned parlor social and concert, photos with Santa and caroling in Santa’s horse-drawn carriage as the holiday tree and the entire hamlet lights up for the season.


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