Congratulations to all the volunteers who made poppies to be sent to our sister community of Warwickshire, England that will be creating a display to honor the 11,610 soldiers of the Warwickshire Regiment who perished in World War I. Warwick, NY itself had seven citizens lose their lives in the “War to End All Wars.” On the 100th anniversary of the end of the war it is fitting that we take time to remember the sacrifices made to preserving liberty.
Warwick Masonic Lodge #544 honored Jeff Ahearn for his volunteer work through the Brian Ahearn Fund, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid families dealing with medical crisis. It is people like Jeff who make this a great community.
If something is broken, why not bring it to the Repair Café to be held on Sat., May 19 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 two items per person. At the Repair Café you’ll find tools and supplies to help make repairs to wooden furniture, small appliances, electronics, & housewares, clothes & textiles, lamps & lighting, crockery, 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 replacements parts. Donations are always gratefully accepted to help meet expenses. There will be free coffee and tea (bring your own mug) and baked treats and fruit for sale. For more information about the Repair Café concept, visit http://www.repaircafehv.org/#welcome1 or www.sustainablewarwick.org.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Tues., May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick NY.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the May 9 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.