On Sat., Oct 7 there will be another festival! This one is very special because it is geared to young readers; it is the annual “Warwick Children’s Book Festival.” This has become a wonderful event presented by the Albert Wisner Public Library, Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes and the Village of Warwick. The festival will include over 60 authors and illustrators who will be on hand to autograph their books. Other activities include reading to a therapy dog and at 12 noon there will be music by The Uncle Brothers. The event is free and on Railroad Ave. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is a great time to involve young readers or to start your Holiday shopping!
The next Second Sunday Conversation will be on Sun., Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Albert Wisner Public Library. This panel of writers will be discussing, “Warwick: The Writers Studio.” Local authors will be discussing how Warwick is their muse and how living and working in the Warwick Valley shapes their craft. The authors include: Katherine Petrillo Klein who is the Village of Warwick Poet Laureate, Anita Page, Tom Mattingly, Norm Isaacson, Susanne Meyer-Fitzsimmons, and Donna Spector.
The Second Sunday Conversations are sponsored by the Village of Warwick Sesquicentennial Committee, the Town of Warwick Historical Society and the Albert Wisner Public Library.
Another Sesquicentennial activity on the horizon is Warwick’s First Responders Day. The event is Sat., Oct. 14 on Railroad Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is a celebration of the men and women who protect us and keep us from harm’s way, including Warwick’s Fire Department, Police Department, Ambulance Corp and the DPW.
This is an event for everyone, but especially children. Vehicles from each group will be on display as well as information tables and demonstrations. A bit like a touch-a-truck event, kids will get to see up close the rigs and equipment used by our first responders. This should be a fun event. Look for more information at Warwick150.com or WTBQ Radio Warwick at 150, Thursday’s at 11 a.m.
Congratulations to the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and Warwick Community Center for a successful – record breaking – Applefest. Our little apple was shining and the skies were very blue – and many, many visitors had a great time!
The above column, written by Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard, has been published in the Oct. 4 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.