During the Sesquicentennial year I co-hosted a radio show on WTBQ 93.3 FM called Warwick at 150. I am grateful for the generosity of local sponsors and WTBQ who recognized the importance of giving a voice to the year long celebration.
We are now beginning year 151 and I’ll be continuing my stint as a radio jockey with my co-host Mary Collura. The new show’s name is “Village Life” and is dedicated to the goings-on of Warwick Village. We have already begun with a roster of guests and I am personally excited about a venue that celebrates the Village of Warwick.
Why Village Life? There are many reasons for selecting this focus – most importantly that it is unique. Folks who live in a Village are usually in an identifiable neighborhood and most often know their neighbors. Yes, neighbors still borrow a cup of sugar and then some. It is walkable with many amenities close at hand. If you live in the Village you may walk into the business district to run your errands or walk to the park, etc. We are centrally located in the Town and we are certainly the crossroads for a great deal of activity. In fact that’s been happening since George Washington trotted through the Village in the 1700s! So there is a lot to investigate about a very tangible and wonderful experience.
A Village is infrastructure rich. Yes – plenty of pipes and plumbing that connect us but also there is the infrastructure of roads, business, parks, working farms on our outskirt, culture, the arts and people that are all pieces of life that we share as Village residents.
So I invite you to listen and call in as we explore the Village experience and if not a Village resident may be curious about what is Village Life and what makes it special.
The show airs every Thursday at 11 a.m. on WTBQ 93.3 FM or 1110 AM radio.
The next Village Board meeting is Mon., Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall, located at 77 Main St. in Warwick.