I have always been partial to the area that we live in. We live in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains and hills. Some people may complain about our summers being too hot and humid or our winters being too cold and snowy. Our portion of the country is usually not subject to earthquakes, tornados, mud slides or hurricanes. Recently, Texas was struck by a terrible hurricane and it will take a long time for their people to recover. In this country we are blessed with people that give more than 100% to help their fellow man get through these terrible ordeals.
School opens today. Please be aware that there will be more traffic on our streets. School buses will be stopping to pick up and let off the children, and more pedestrians on our sidewalks and road crossings. Have patience and understanding while you are waiting to get to your destination.
On Sun., Sept. 19, the Warwick Animal Shelter will be hosting their annual 5K Run. The starting point is at the Glenmere Park. The area around the park will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The run will take place through parts of the Village of Florida. The streets that will be closed entirely or partly are Rose St., Rose St. Ext., Glenmere Ave., Werner Ave., and Houston St. Please be extra careful while traveling in the Village at that time.
The above column, written by Village of Florida Mayor Jim Pawliczek, has been published in the Sept. 6 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.