It is hard to believe that it has been sixteen years since our Country was brutally attacked with the loss of over 3,000 innocent lives. America changed that day, especially for the victims and their families whose lives were never to be the same. Acts of courage that day, as well as in the years since, continue to inspire us every single day. While our Country remains imperfect with much to be done, the spirit of heroism and neighbor helping neighbor lives, most recently on display in the State of Texas. As we come together in remembrance of our seven residents who lost their lives on Sept. 11 let us pray for their families and recommit ourselves to what makes America special among Nations, namely that all men (and women) are created equal, endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Observances will be held in the Village of Warwick’s Memorial Park at 6 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 11 and at the Fire House in the Village of Greenwood Lake at 7 p.m.
School has reopened with children and buses on our roads. Please watch out for both, and leave extra time to get where you need to be so everyone arrives safely. Best wishes to all the students, teachers and staff of our three school districts for a very successful year.
If something is broken, why not bring it to the Repair Café to be held on Sat., Sept. 16, at the Senior Center behind Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Hwy. The Repair Café will begin at 10 a.m., and the last repair will be accepted at 1:30 p.m. Limit three items per person. At the Repair Café you’ll find tools and supplies to help make repairs to wooden items, small appliances, electronic and mechanical devices, jewelry, housewares, crockery, clothes and textiles, lamps and lighting, toys and more. You’ll also find “repair coaches,” such as electricians, seamstresses, mechanics, knife and tool sharpeners, and all-purpose fix-it pros with superior technical skills. Stay at the Café, watch and learn. Repairs are free, except for a charge, at the Café’s expense, for lamp and bike replacements parts. Volunteers needed – fixers, greeters, bakers. Donations are always gratefully accepted to help meet expenses. For more information, visit http://www.RepairCafeHV.org or call 544-1056.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Sept. 6 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.