The time capsule from the Village’s Centennial in 1967 has been dug up and the contents have been carefully inventoried, scanned and personal letters have been distributed. The items, which are numerous, will be on exhibit at the Historical Society, A.W. Buckbee Center. Please call the Buckbee Center for times.
I was only able to get a glimpse of some of the contents the day of the opening so, like many, I’m looking forward to the exhibit.
Thank you to the Warwick Historical Society for generously exhibiting the items and to the Time Capsule Committee Chair, George Arnott and the entire committee, who have been doing an amazing job of insuring the contents are cataloged and exhibited, but also getting the new time capsule and the 2067 Trustees organized. Again, thank you to the Warwick Rotary Club which helped purchase the new capsule.
The date for the new time capsule closing and burying is Sat., Oct. 14 (with a rain date of Sun., Oct. 15). The deadline for personal entries will be Fri., Oct. 13. Personal letters should be addressed to a family member, friend or relative, otherwise it will be considered in the public domain and opened by the 2067 Committee.
Please use a number 10 size letter envelope which measures 4-1/8” by 9-1/2” to hold your letter. Letters may be left in boxes which have been placed throughout the Village in the following locations: Warwick Village Hall, Albert Wisner Public Library, Warwick Historical Society, Track 7, Newhard’s, Frazzleberries, Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, Etched in Time, Café a la Mode, and the Tuscan Café.
Jim Perry Big Band Concert
On Fri., Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. on Railroad Green there will be a special concert of the Jim Perry Big Band celebrating the life of Dick Wells, one of Warwick’s most loved and talented musicians.
Village Board Meetings
The Mon., Aug. 21 Village Board meeting has been cancelled.
There will be a work session of the Warwick Village Board with Warwick Playground Dreams on Mon., Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall, located at 77 Main St. in Warwick. Included in this work session will be the approval of vouchers and any other time sensitive Village business.
The above column, written by Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard, has been published in the Aug. 16 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.