The ice and heavy snows of the winter storm on Dec. 2 seem so long ago in this intense and compressed holiday season but the devastating aftermath of mostly tree damage will remain with us for some time. The Village will be picking up limbs and branches brought to the curb that are less than three inches in diameter. Please be careful not to block sidewalks or roads. Once we pick up a neighborhood we will not be returning for subsequent pickups. A notice was sent via Facebook and the Village’s website asking to have limbs and branches curbside by Mon., Dec. 16.
It’s the Holiday Season!
The holiday season is in full gear. A busy and fun time in our Village with lots to do and see, plenty of shopping, so many eateries to meet up with friends – add in a visit with Santa and a horse and carriage ride and you have a slice of the Warwick experience. As we get closer to Chanukah and Christmas many stores are open late. Check websites or call individual stores for their holiday hours.
The Village business district is made up of shopkeepers, restaurant owners, and entrepreneurs. These men and women bring life and commerce to our Village and through their hard work and investment, have made our community a destination for shoppers and tourists. We are very lucky to have a business community that is so resourceful and creative, but we are also lucky to have residents who love their downtown and support it. This is the “Face to Face” model as opposed to Facebook, and it works beautifully!
The first night of Chanukah is Sun., Dec. 22. A Menorah lighting organized by Moshe Shwartzburg will take place at Lewis Park, across from Village Hall at 4:30 p.m. All are invited.
The above column, written by Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard, has been published in the Dec. 18 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.