Spring came in this past weekend like a youngster on a pogo stick! The Village looked a bit like a college campus on the first nice day of weather. Folks were everywhere – in the parks, walking the streets, relaxing, and enjoying each other’s company. As I drove through the Village in late afternoon on Sunday, I was taken by the liveliness that makes our Village so interesting, fun and memorable.
Congratulations to the fellowship of the UAME Church, Sister Denise Smith and her committee and Reverend AnnMarie Bentsi-Addison Posey, for the very successful and first annual Health Fair. Congratulations as well to Sustainable Warwick, Wickham Works, Elizabeth Moss, and Melissa Shaw-Smith who organized the Too Good to Toss and TreeCycle events to celebrate Earth Day. Stanley-Deming Park was brimming with people, volunteers, vendors, musicians, and kids of all ages. The new bandstand and the Green were used just as we’d planned.
Fri., Apr. 27 at 10 a.m. the Village will celebrate Arbor Day at Stanley-Deming Park. The planting will take place on the Parkway area of the Park.
Sat., Apr. 28 at 9 a.m. the Warwick Lions Club will hold ShredFest 2018 at the Chase Bank parking lot, located on South St. There is a suggested donation of $5 per banker box.
Mon., Apr. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, Warwick Playground Dreams will meet for a work session to discuss a possible splash pad.
Tues., May 1 at 7:30 p.m. the Village Board will have a special meeting that will include a Public Hearing for the 2018-19 Village Budget at Village Hall, located at 77 Main St. in Warwick NY. This meeting will replace the normal May 7 meeting.
The above column, written by Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard, has been published in the Apr. 25 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.