Most might think that summer is the only time you’ll find kids walking around our downtown. Since our elementary school is in our downtown and bussing is only offered to those living a certain distance from the school, we see many “walkers” crossing our streets in the mornings and afternoons of the school year. Drivers will notice four established crosswalks on our state roads (Windermere & Jersey Avenues). It is state law that you MUST stop for a pedestrian who has entered the crosswalk. I would equally encourage walkers to understand the law as well. Simply because you are standing on the sidewalk, facing the crosswalk, does not mean that a vehicle must stop (although that is common courtesy and what we should expect). The law requires a vehicle to stop for a pedestrian WHEN they are in the crosswalk. Both pedestrians and drivers must use care and consideration when traveling through the village.
Paddlepoloozza Back on the Lake!
Our very own Village business, Jersey Paddle Boards, is once again running this awesome race – Paddlepoloozza. The race is either a 1/2, 1, 3, 6 or 12-mile course for kayaks and standup paddle boards on Greenwood Lake. The race is for beginners all the way to experts and will be held on Sat., Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. Sign up closes on Tues., Sept. 12. If you have questions, please email Jersey Paddle Boards at Mickilees@yahoo.com.
G.L. Coalition Teen Center Re-opening Wed., Sept 13
The Teen Center, which closed for the summer, will re-open on Wed., Sept. 13. The hours of the center are between 4 and 6 p.m. for the under 13 age group and 6 and 8 p.m. for ages 13 to 17. As always, we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for the teen center, please email me at Mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org.
- Zumba at the Beach – every Sat., 9 a.m., Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park.
- Yoga at the Beach – every Sun., 8:30 a.m., Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the Aug. 30 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.