As you walk, bicycle or drive through the Village at this time of year you can’t help but to be taken by the beauty of our neighborhoods. The grand avenues and side streets are overflowing with flowering trees and shrubs set against a verdant green backdrop. Lilacs, dogwood, cherries, and crab apples create a living jewel box that is even to the casual observer – stunning.
In the 1800s, Warwick was known not only as “The Queen Village,” but also as “The Village of Homes.” What an apt description which still holds today. Our homes are cared for and loved. Spring only heightens that notion.
Twenty-four years ago today as I write this column my wife and I were married at the Old School Baptist Meeting House. It was a beautiful day and ceremony in a beautiful building. The late day sun streamed through the ancient glass windows as we said our vows.
One of the fondest memories I have was after the service – the wedding party and guests walked from Lewis Park to our home on McEwen St., where we planned a reception. Walking down Main St. in all our wedding finery was a fun and cherished moment. It was a country wedding – a little handmade and very sweet. I still see the apricot tree in our backyard filled with lit Japanese lanterns, sparklers and cake! It was the beginning of a life together – setting up house, starting a family all in “The Village of Homes” all in the beauty of a Warwick Spring.
The detour for the Howe St. Bridge went in to effect on Tues., May 15.
The Warwick Area Migrant Committee will be hosting a Traditional Mexican Dinner on Sat., May 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Warwick Methodist Church, located at 135 Forester Ave. in Warwick. Tickets are $35 and funds support Dulce Esperanza, the WAMC Summer Enrichment Program.
The next Village Board meeting will take place on Mon., May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at 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 16 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch