Wet, cold, damp yet life goes on – we celebrate our moms. The Farmers Market begins, it is the season of communions, confirmations and duck derbies. We’ve awakened from winter dormancy to a full-blown calendar of community events. In between the rainy days – that rare dose of sunshine we run to cut the grass and weed the garden. Looking at the weather reports with disbelief at mercury that won’t budge, long johns are going the distance. Will they be retired by June? We grin and bear it, it makes for a vibrant spring though too much wet, especially in the mucklands can be a challenge for our farmers.
Some events on the horizon:
The 29th Annual Duck Derby will be held on Sun., May 19 at 1:30 p.m. along the Wawayanda Creek in the heart of the Village. For more information and where to “adopt a duck” visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 986-6686.
On Thurs., May 23 the Warwick Historical Society will be sponsoring a Memorial Day Remembrance from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Buckbee Center. The public is invited.
Mon., May 27 is Memorial Day. The annual parade will take place at 11 a.m. on Main St. to the Warwick Cemetery, St. Stephen’s Cemetery and Veterans Memorial Park. The parade is organized by the Nicholas P. Lesando, Warwick Township Post #214 of the American Legion.
Sat., Jun. 1 will be the 2nd annual Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Railroad Green. The event is organized by the Union A.M.E Church. For more information on the free health activities visit www.unionamechurch.org or call Denise Smith at 986-1618.
The next Village Board meeting will be held on Mon., May 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall, located at 77 Main St. in Warwick.
The above column, written by Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard, has been published in the May 15 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.