With the nice weather starting to show up, we can continue the sidewalk project down Windermere Ave. Using State funding, we will replace the sidewalks between Oak and Elm Streets this year. We expect the construction to last only a couple weeks. We understand there may be some inconvenience during this time but replacing the unsafe and outdated sidewalks on Windermere Ave. are an absolute priority for pedestrian safety.
Additionally, this past week the Village submitted the necessary grant paperwork to secure funds from Orange County’s Community Development Block Grant programs to continue the sidewalks from the Firehouse right into our Downtown of Greenwood Lake. We hope we can secure funding for this necessary connection to ensure that the many members of our community who live just outside the Village can have safe and ADA compliant access into our downtown.
Blood Drive & Concert in Honor of Dale Hirrel This Weekend
The Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge is partnering with the Greenwood Lake Skatepark Committee to have a blood drive and concert to honor Dale Hirrel this Sat., May 5. The blood drive will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the lodge. The concert will be in the back pavilion where there is an outdoor bar. The concert starts at 1 p.m. and the headliner is North Jersey’s best rock band, Spitball Parade. There will be food and drinks available. Donate a pint of blood and you will receive a complimentary beer in the back pavilion.
Greenwood Lake Radio – Every Friday!
Every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. I host “Greenwood Lake Radio” on WTBQ, our local news and talk radio station. The show can be streamed live on www.wtbq.com or you can listen at 93.5FM or 1110AM. We accept callers who’d like to talk about any topic and you can call in at 651-1110. Tune in to hear all about Greenwood Lake this Friday and every Friday!
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the May 2 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.