The authors are coming, the authors are coming!! On Sat., Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., over 70 distinguished authors and illustrators of children’s books will be under the tent at Railroad Green in Warwick. The authors and illustrators will be on hand to show off their most recent books which can be purchased and signed at the event. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for kids and parents alike. Be ready for a day of fun activities including crafts, face painting, sign language story time, a free concert featuring the Uncle Brothers, and story time with a therapy dog.
In case of rain the Festival will relocate to the Warwick Middle School, located at 225 West St. For more information visit www.warwickchildrensbookfestival.org.
Thirty Years & the Apple Shines!
Applefest is usually the first weekend of October but due to Columbus Day, which is a critical weekend for our orchards, the “Fest of Fests” will be held on Sun., Oct. 14. So, start your engines and prepare for the 30th Applefest!!
If you have a chance, check out the new walking trail along McFarland Dr. The path stretches from the lower library parking lot to the pavilion parking lot. The surface is a combination of road millings and crusher dust which have been compacted – sturdy enough for bicycles, baby carriages, walkers, and runners. We will be adding amenities over time – benches, landscaping, etc. The intent was to create an alternate safe walking route instead of McFarland Dr., which has poor sight distance and narrow shoulders.
Thank you to Department of Public Works Supervisor, Mike Moser, and his men, who have done an amazing job transforming this part of Memorial Park into a useful recreational path.
The above column, written by Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard, has been published in the Oct. 3 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.