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Planners Bog Down on How to Protect the Turtle
By Scott Webber
Who is perhaps the most VIP (Very Important
Person) in Warwick? Although no one will admit to having seen the little four-inch reptile, a good half of the
Town Planning Board meeting was devoted to coming
up with ways to protect the Bog Turtle.
Big developers with big bucks must bow to the Bog
Turtle, who by law is guaranteed at least a 100-foot setback from any human encroachment on his muddy
habitat. The Bog Turtle, said to inhabit this region, is an
endangered species in New York State and thus receives
protection from the State Department of
Environmental Conservation.
The Bog Turtle also is guarded by the New York
State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
which has the power to encroach on the best laid plans
of developers, who are investing millions of dollars if the
little creature is threatened, something that the human
homeowner doesn’t have.
At the Wed., June 9, Planning Board meeting, a task
force of lawyers and engineers huddled to discuss how
they planned to deal with wetlands and endangered
species in the BCM plan to build 40 homes on 114 acres
on the north side of Route 17A off Pumpkin Hill road
and west of Upper Wisner Road. BCM is one of five
developers who want to build 96 homes in this vicinity
of Bellvale.
The Planning Board focused on BCM’s Full
Environmental Assessment Form (FEAF), which is
required under the SEQRA to answer questions raised
by the public in previous hearings.
When Goshen Attorney Alan Lipman asked what
requirements the developer was supposed to comply
with in the wetlands and endangered species section, no
one on the Planning Board knew what they were.
Neither did the Town Engineer and the Planning Consultant
who said they would have to get back to him about this after
they talked with their consultants in this area.
Lipman, pressing for a final hearing date by the
Board, called it "an ecological nightmare." Board member Robert Bogdanski said the Board was "playing a cat
and mouse game with the developer."
Meanwhile, the Bog Turtle has never been notified
of what is going on all around him, no one has offered
to bring him to any Planning Board hearings in a glass
jar. He has no legal counsel. Yet he is the most controversial person in the whole proceedings. Could the
Zoning Board of Appeals grant a variance and allow the
developer to build within less than 100 feet of Bog’s
habitat? These questions go unanswered.
‘Bike the Vote’ Gains Warwick Voter Support
By Michael McVey
After departing from New Haven, Connecticut, four
young and exhausted bicyclists rode into Warwick two
days later on Mon., June 21. And they won’t stop until
they reach Portland, Oregon, which is 4000 miles away.
"Bike the Vote" is a Connecticut based group trying
to rally Americans to vote. Their registration campaign
has collected 221 voters in two days and will continue
for another 78 days. After a full day of biking, "Bike the
Vote," set up in front of ShopRite and collected nine
voter registrations.
"A lot of people feel that their vote doesn’t count
anymore. They feel disillusioned," says rider Ally
Brundige. "But we all start at the local level, whether it’s
a school budget or a local leader."
The group, which consists of three young women
and one young man, is a self-motivated and self-started
effort. "We are non-partisan," says Jessie Hoyt. "We are
trying to make a real difference, especially with the
youth vote. It’s upsetting to see such low voter turnout
on the national level."
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Bike the Vote stands in front of Father Scott Barker’s
South Street residence, where the group stayed
overnight. From left, Ally Brundige, Vanessa Herald,
Chris Fondulas, and Jessie Hoyt.
By Michael P. Sweeton
Warwick Town Supervisor
Photo by Jennifer O’Connor/The Warwick Valley Dispatch
There was a ribbon cutting ceremony on Fri., June 18, for new bathrooms at Airport Road Park, off Kings Hwy.
Orange County contributed 50% of the funds with a matching grant. Participating in the ceremony (from left) are
Town Supervisor Michael P. Sweeton, Councilwoman Annie Rabbitt, Councilman James Gerstner, Domenick
Treschitta from Stone Bridge Construction, and County Legislatures Ben Winstanley and Michael Pillimeier.
Town Planners Grant Two Approvals
By Scott Webber
The Town Planning Board granted site plan
approval and a special use permit to the Amity
Presbyterian Church on the southwestern side of
Newport Bridge Road to use an existing building on
their property for office purposes.
Edwards Nursery, across from the Amity Church on
Newport Bridge Road, was given final approval for a two-
lot subdivision of their 34.38 acres.
The Board recommended to the Zoning Board of
Appeals (ZBA) that they should grant a variance to
Tinsmann, LLC, to allow a three-story office building at
331 Route 94 on a ten-acre tract. The matter was held
over by the ZBA on April 26 to hear from the Planning
Board. The three-story building will have 5000 square
feet. The Warwick General Rental business is on the site.
Please join Senator Tom Morahan at his
Senior Appreciation Day on Tues., June 30 from
1p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Warwick Town Hall, 132
Kings Highway to get the answers you deserve to
your questions on Medicaid, EPIC, identity theft
protection, STAR, senior property tax exemptions and veterans exemptions. Refreshments
and informational packets will be provided.
June is National Dairy Farm Recognition
Month and the Town Board, as well as Town
Clerk Karen Lavinski, will be conducting a short
ceremony at Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway on
June 24 at 7:30 p.m. to present Certificates of
Appreciation to our dairy farmers. If you can
find time in your schedule to come out and support this effort, by all means, please join us.
I would like to publicly thank Paul
Romanczyk for his recent Eagle Scout project at
the Town Recycling Center. Paul’s painstaking
restoration of antique farm equipment and creation of a flower planter has transformed the
center into a place of beauty. If you have not visited the center lately, please stop by. It is open to
all Town Residents, seven days a week from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on Public Works
Drive just past Town Hall.
Preliminary work on the realignment of
Kain Road with Bellvale Lakes Road will begin
this week. The project is expected to take from
6–8 weeks. Please exercise caution when traveling on those roads.
The next regular meeting of the Town
Board will be held on Thurs., June 24 at 7:30
p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings
Women’s Summer Book Club
If you are a woman that struggles to balance the
demands of daily living with becoming the woman you
were meant to be then the "Having a Mary Heart in a
Martha World" Summer Book Club at the Warwick
Reformed Church is for you. Whether you are a mother
with a house full of kids, a college student home on
break or a senior who can share your wisdom with the
group, you are encouraged to carve a little time out of
your hectic summer schedule to join us on a journey to
discover the importance of making time to nurture your
spiritual life.
"Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" focuses
on the New Testament story of two sisters, Mary and
Martha, who struggled with this issue two thousand
years ago. With her fresh approach to the familiar Bible
story, Joanna Weaver shows how every woman – Mary’s
and Martha’s alike – can develop a deeper spiritual life
in the midst of work and family responsibilities.
The book club will meet weekly on Wednesday
afternoons from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. from July 7 through
Aug. 25 in the Fellowship Hall at the Warwick Reformed
Church (Route 94 across from St. Anthony Community
Hospital). The program is free (including a copy of the
book). Childcare will be provided and refreshments will
be served. For more information or to register call Linda
Kurtz at 986-4517.
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Special Vigil Held on Father’s Day
On Father's Day, Sun., June 20 the Warwick Women
in Black held a special vigil in which they remembered
and mourned the many worthy lives lost to war and violence. Lisa Brown, one of the women of the group said,
"It's a terrible thing that more than 825 Americans have
been killed in Iraq, but that's not the only place in the
world that people are being killed. In Afghanistan, the
Sudan and many other parts of the world, lives are being
lost needlessly." Another member, Alice McMechen
added, "Even though it is known that non-violent techniques for resolving disputes can be effective, for
instance in Kosovo and Colombia, such non-violent
methods are little known in this country. Human beings
need to learn alternative and less destructive ways to
resolve human conflicts," she added.
Women in Black is a non-political, international
peace network, which was begun in 1988 by groups of
Israeli women standing in silent solidarity with grieving
Palestinian women and in opposition to the violence on
both sides of the conflict. Subsequently, the movement
has spread to countries around the world including
Italy, Spain, Germany, England, Azerbaijan, Colombia,
and the former Yugoslavia, where weekly vigils have
taken place since 1991 in protest against war. Since Sept.
11th, Women in Black groups have formed in many
cities in the United States. The Warwick Women in
Black meet each Sunday at 1p.m. in the parking lot
opposite the South Street Farmers’ Market.
For information on vigils call Patricia DeBruhl: 258- 4645.
Entergy Corporation, the owner of the Indian Point
nuclear power facility donated $5,000 to St. Anthony
Community Hospital on Tues., May 25. Andrea
Blizard (center), a senior communications specialist
with Entergy Corporation, presented her company’s
check for $5,000 to Rudell Breedy (left), St. Anthony’s
director of development and Leah Cerkvenik (right),
executive vice president/administrator of SACH.
"This money will be used to help pay for the planned
expansion of the surgical suite and upgrade project,"
said Breedy.
Warwick Police Blotter
June 3
Scott A Rothamel, 45, of Sussex, NJ was arrested and
charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd following an incident on County Hwy 1. He was released
to reappear in Town Court.
June 4
Michael Colligan, 38, of Warwick, NY was arrested
and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana following an incident on Spring St. He was released to
reappear in Village Court.
June 5
An 18-year-old male from Warwick, NY was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation
3rd following an incident on Lake Station Rd. He was
released to reappear in Town Court.
A 20-year-old male from Sussex, NJ was arrested and
charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving over
.08% following an incident on Warwick Turnpike. He was
released on $100 bail to reappear in Town Court.
June 6
Frank A. Muench, 52, of Warwick, NY was arrested
and charged with Driving While Intoxicated following
an incident on Galloway Rd. He was released to reappear in Village Court.
A 20-year-old male from Warwick, NY was arrested and
charged with Criminal Mischief 3rd following an incident on
Main St. He was released to reappear in Village Court.
June 8
Justin Allen, 28, of Warwick, NY was arrested and
charged with Criminal Trespass 3rd. He was released to
reappear in Village Court.
James N. Houman, 28, of Warwick, NY was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation
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The Mayor’s Office
By Mayor Michael Newhard
Village of Warwick
The annual Firemen’s Carnival will begin this
Wednesday and run until Sunday at Memorial Park.
The annual Firemen’s Parade will be this
Saturday and the fireworks are planned for
Saturday night.
Please check the local newspapers for exact
The Village is looking for two (2) part-time
DPW laborers. Please send work experience to
the DPW at Village Hall, Post Office Box 369,
Warwick, NY 10990. For information please call
The Village web-site is www.villageofwarwick.org
A Special thanks to Warwick in Bloom for
making Warwick Village such a show place.
Anyone interested in participating or donating please call Deborah Sweeton at 986-5571
Insect repellent is available at the Village Hall
during normal office hours for all Village residents. Please bring proof of residency. This is a
County sponsored program.
Citizens interested in being part of the
Citizens Advisory Board are requested to send a
letter to my office at P.O. Box 369, Warwick, NY.
Walkers and hikers may enjoy a visit to our
newest park and local treasure, Lewis Woodlands,
at the end of Robin Brae off Maple Avenue. This
is now open to the public.
3rd and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended
Registration following an incident on Newport Bridge
Rd. He was released to reappear in Town Court.
June 11
Christopher Tomczak, 21, of Pine Island, NY was
arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed
Operation 3rd following an incident on Ackerman Rd.
He was released to reappear in Town Court.
Adam H. Ubides, 33, of Goshen, NY was arrested
and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd
following an incident on County Hwy 1. He was
released on $50 bail to reappear in Town Court.
Peter M. Booth, 22, of Newburgh, NY was arrested
and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd
and Failure to Surrender a Suspended License following
an incident on State Hwy 17A. He was released on $50
bail to reappear in Town Court.
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We are Losing Our Moral Compass
A response to Scott Webber, "Are we losing our moral
compass?" Yes we are! But not for the reasons stated by Mr.
"Dumbing Down" is not about religious teaching – which
belongs in the home and in our churches, synagogues and
mosques. "Dumbing Down," in large measure, results from the
failure of our schools to teach children how to think critically.
The result is a society that accepts the "truth" served up by the
Bush Administration and corporate-controlled media without
any questioning.
This sad state of affairs has led to the diminishment of
democracy in more ways than can be stated here – for a society
that is an uninformed (or misinformed) as we have been cannot ultimately be a democracy. The Bush Administration was
not duped about weapons-of-mass-destruction. "We, the people" were duped. We accepted, without question, deliberate lies
and manipulations to justify an immoral and illegal war at great
costs to our troops and their families – to our economy and our
moral character as a nation.
This was about the personal aspirations for empire building and for control of oil in the Middle East by Mr. Bush and
his administration.
A Thank You from Storm
All of my fellow residents at the Warwick Valley Humane
Society would like to extend a very big tail wagging thank you
to all the humans who spent generously at our recent garage
sale and to the donors for all the great stuff! We offer paw
shakes to our vigilant Police Department for watching over us,
to All Weather Tent Rental and M&S Sanitation for their relia-
bility and promptness, and we have lots of sloppy kisses for the
volunteers who worked tirelessly on our behalf. All combined
made this sale a huge success for our animal shelter. From me,
and all of my homeless furry friends waiting for responsible,
permanent homes.
3-year-old German Shepherd
Lions Club Annual Golf Outing a Huge Success
The Warwick Lions Club had a perfect day for their 42nd
Annual golf outing held on May 16 at the Warwick Valley
Country Club. The event sold out with 72 golfers and also had
a record number of 27 sponsorships and gift donations from
26 Businesses. The Warwick Lions Club would like to thank
the Warwick Valley Country Club, the golfers, and sponsors
that gave generously of their time, money and merchandise.
We will continue to help those who have sight and/or hearing
impairments by putting the net proceeds back into the
Warwick Community.
Additionally we would like to thank the following sponsors
that helped make our event such a success: Wadeson's Home
Center, Sanford Insurance, Pennings Farm Market, AFLAC Paul Bausch, Allstate - Bob Pugh, Myles Mortgage Services,
Country Chevrolet, Regal Homes & Properties, Strong-Basile
Funeral Home, Cruise Holidays, WVT Communications, D.L.
Hawkins & Associates, Tulip Wines & Liquor, Bidwell
Environmental LLC, Pat's Blueprinting, Warwick Eye Center,
Matthew H. Metzger CPA, Joseph Green Realty, Warwick Valley
Auto Body, SJA Technologies Group, LLC, Gold Mortgage
Services, Inc., The Warwick Savings Bank, Chris Carbone RE/MAX, Galloway Dental, Dr. Edwin Wiley, The Inkwell,
Borgmeier & Alario CPA's, 1110 WTBQ Radio Station, Albert
Wisner Public Library, Warwick Press, Ten Railroad Avenue,
The Bookstore, Stage, Nathans & Ziobro, Landmark Inn,
Frazzleberries, Seely & Durland, Inc., Backyard Grill & Café,
Newhard's, WVCC - The Club, Yesterdays, Victorian Treasures,
Chumley's BBQ Hut, The Warwick Inn, KeyBank, SunTrust
Bank, Chateau Hathorn, The Card Spot, Warwick Valley
Chamber, Mima's of Warwick, Port of Call, Esquire Title
Company, Miller Ski & Sport, Nationwide Insurance, Warwick
Car Wash, Earth Essence, and Town Supervisor Michael
Golf Outing Chairperson
Thank You to Disc Golf Players
This is a letter of thanks to all that played in the Disc Golf
Tournament on Sat., June 12 at the Warwick Town Park on
Union Corners Road. You should be commended on how you
left the park as clean as you found it.
Again many thanks.
In the June 16 issue of The Warwick Valley Dispatch, Eileen
Patterson wrote the article "Birdhouses Fly-off Auction Block
for Fundraiser."
Also in this issue in the article "VFW Opposes Land Swap
for Library Expansion" Stan Mocarsky was misquoted. It
should have said in the article that Mr. Mocarsky is a Veteran
from the Vietnam Era. The Dispatch regrets the error.
Residents Seek to Close Jarmain Road
After Death of Teen
Scott Webber, Jennifer O’Connor
Una Pesante is a mother who has fought to make
sure that her daughter’s death was not in vain. Mrs.
Pesante’s daughter Jacqueline was a beautiful and intelligent 17-year-old senior in high school, who was looking forward to attending college. Jacqueline’s life was cut
short as she was killed in a car accident on 17A and
Jarmain Road about a year-and-a-half ago.
"Believe me, it is a lot easier for me to ignore it. It is
a lot easier to bury my head and cry," said Mrs. Pesante.
"But, how do you think I will feel if there is another
tragedy there. How would any of us feel if there was
another tragedy there?"
Una Pesante and a group of residents from Jarmain
Road asked the Town Board on Thurs., June 10, to come
up with a plan to solve the use of this road as a shortcut
to the Village of Greenwood Lake.
The Board listened to their comments and accepted a
petition asking that they close the Route 17A access to all traffic but allow gated access to police, fire, and emergency vehicles. The petitions, 15 in all, had a total of 345 signatures.
In a letter to the Town, Michael J. King, President of
the Greenwood Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps, said a
permanent closure of the Route 17A access would
impact the response time, something that can vary
depending upon traffic.
The closure would add four-tenths of a mile to
respond to Jarmain Road calls from Lakes Road. The
same would go for a trip to St. Anthony Community
Hospital in Warwick.
King suggested that if the road is closed, a turnaround should be constructed to make this quicker. He
said it was not possible to estimate how much time would
be needed to open an emergency gate on Route 17A.
Town Councilwoman Annie Rabbitt recently told
Jacqueline Pesante
The Dispatch that she, along with Town Supervisor
Michael Sweeton, and Department of Public Works
(DPW) Commissioner Jeff Feagles have come up with a
solution that is "being consciousness of everyone."
With this new solution residents will no longer be
able to enter onto Jarmine Rd. from Rte 17A, preventing
future accidents. The road will be closed by flexible
marker posts to allow access for emergency vehicles only.
Not only do the marker posts have the ability to
bounce back into place, they reflect at night and are
highly visible, said DPW Commissioner Feagles. If residents have a substantial reason and need for large
machinery, such as for home renovations, then they can
make arrangements with the Town to have posts removed.
Also 100 ft. from the first house at the top of
Jarmine Rd. will be one-way. There will be a sign at
Lakes Rd. and Jarmine Rd. saying "dead end."
This new solution will be voted by board members
at the Town Board meeting on Thurs., June 24. "We
think this is the best solution for all involved," said
Councilwoman Rabbitt.
‘Bike the Vote’
continued from page 1
The bicyclists stayed in Warwick with Father Scott
Barker at the Episcopalian Church off South Street. "It
is good to see that people are willing to make a difference," Father Barker smiled.
Vanessa Herald, "Bike the Votes" media liaison, was
thankful on the group’s behalf. "It’s amazing, hopeful
even, to see such hospitality from people," said Herald.
"We really are depending on it, and so far, we’ve been
receiving it."
The group was clearly energized as they packed
their gear into their vehicle Tuesday morning. "That’s
the way it’s been so far; we’re completely expended at the
end of the day, but ready to go in the morning," commented Chris Fondulas. Chris is documenting the
group’s journey on digital camcorder, with the hopes of
shaping it into a finished documentary.
As they prepared Tuesday morning for a 65 mile
trek to Barryville, Ally Brundige explained their methods. "We’ve been working with local and national
groups. We’ll register people by knocking on doors,
making public appearances, press conferences, through
community groups and upcoming festivals. Whatever it
takes," said Brundige.
"Bike the Vote" promotes awareness of progressive
issues: education equity, marriage, human rights, environmental issues, criminal justice, and women’s health.
"We had a police escort in Connecticut. People wave
when they see us ride by. The local support has been
great," said Fondulas.
It began to rain as they were leaving for Barryville.
"We have rain gear," joked Hoyt. "We’ll keep going.
People need to see us. They need to know; even when
the margins are small you can still make a difference."
The group’s progress can be seen at
Florida Library Summer Programs
The Florida Public Library is pleased to announce
its schedule of programs for all ages for July and August.
The Library will once again participate in the annual
NYS summer reading program. This year’s theme is
New York is Read, White and Blue! Complete program
brochures are available at the circulation desk and have
also been sent home with all Florida students.
Registration for the six-week program started Mon.,
June 21. The program begins Mon., June 28 when the
Library will host a kick-off party at 3 p.m. in the Seward
Senior Center. Young readers are invited to create a red,
white and blue craft, register for the program and enjoy
an ice cream sundae, courtesy of the Friends of the FPL.
To sign up for individual summer events, register in person or by calling 651-7659.
Library programs are free and open to residents of
the Florida School District. Residents from other areas
may join in programs as space allows. Advance registration is required for most programs. Children must be
the age or grade specified. Grade level means the grade
level completed this year.
Special summer programs include the Golden Hill
Storytellers on Mondays at 3 p.m. for children in grade
4 and up. Students will select a story to tell and will learn
the traditional art of storytelling. Coaches will be
Madelyn Folino, Anne Hanson and Deb Weber, members of the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild. Youth storytellers will present their stories at the final Rojo, Blanco
y Azul Fiesta on Sat., Aug. 7.
On Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., the Yankee All Stars for
young adults in grade 6 and up will meet for contests,
crafts and cooking projects with something different
planned for each week. Programs include Balloon
Decorating NY Style on June 29; Tie Dye Extravaganza
on July 6; Empire State Jeopardy on July 13; Red, White
& Blue Desserts on July 20; Blue Plate Special on July 27
and a Deck Party on Aug. 3. The Library is also looking
for teen volunteers to help with programs. To volunteer,
teens can see Library Assistant Maritza Sheil for details.
On Wednesdays, two programs for school age children are planned. Eileen Stelljes of It’s Time for a Story
will return to supervise the fun. The Bay Scallops for
kids in grades K-2 will meet at 11 a.m. and the Sea
Scorpions for grades 3-5 will meet at 1 p.m. Registration
for these programs will be offered one week at a time,
starting each Monday morning. On Wednesday
evenings, the Ladybugs will meet at 7 p.m. This is a
bilingual family storytime for all ages. Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy quiet
bedtime stories and lullabies in English and Spanish
with Miss Maritza.
Thursdays will feature programs for preschoolers
with Miss Maria. The Apple Muffins will meet at 10:15
a.m. This is a program for children aged 18-35 months,
accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Only children
registered for the program may participate; parents are
advised to make other arrangements for siblings.
Following at 11 a.m. on Thursdays will be the Bluebirds
for children aged 3-5 years, not yet in kindergarten. This
session is for children on their own, though parents
must remain on Library Premises.
The Library will once again offer programs to children enrolled in the Village of Florida’s Summer Day
Program at Golden Hill Elementary School. Library
staffers will visit the school on Thursday afternoons to
offer books and storytelling. A book swap loan collection will also be available for readers in this program.
The Library’s 8th Annual Campfire Storytimes are
scheduled for Thurs., July 8 and Thurs., July 22 at
Memorial Park, Bridge St. Local Boy Scouts will supervise the campfire, roast marshmallows at 7:30 p.m., then
settle around the fire at 8 p.m. to hear marvelous stories
by the members of the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild.
Bring a blanket or chair to sit on and a sweater or jacket
for cool evenings.
The Guild members will also be appearing at an
evening Candlelight Storytelling session on July 15 at
Lewis Park in Warwick. Call the Albert Wisner Public
Library at 986-1047 for information on this session only.
Summer programs conclude with an afternoon
party on Sat., Aug. 7 at the Seward Senior Center.
Bilingual singer and storyteller Felix Pitre will entertain,
along with the Library’s youth storytellers.
Refreshments will be organized by the Friends of the
FPL and donations are appreciated. Calendars of complete summer program listings are available at the circulation desk. The Library will be closed the morning of
Fri., June 25 for staff training and will open at noon that
day. The Library will also be closed Mon., July 5 for the
national holiday.
Florida Farmers Market
Village of Florida Mayor James Pawliczek
announces that the Florida Chamber of Commerce is
sponsoring the opening of a newly formed farmers market beginning on Tues., June 29, and continuing every
Tuesday through the end of October. The hours of
SAVE Saturday July 10:
Enjoy a glorious day in Warwick with family and
friends at beautiful 205-acre Borderland Farm, on
Rte. 94 at NY/NJ border. Saturday July 10, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date Sunday, July 11.)
Enjoy Old-Style Hay Rides
See Horses Jump & Hunt
See Horses Dance to Music
See Side-Saddle Riding
Great Games for Children
Silent Auction & Tag Sale
Food and beverages will be for sale. But feel free
to bring picnic lunch, blankets, chairs. Admission:
Adults–$20; Seniors–$15; Kids 5 to 18–$5. Order
by July 1 and save 10%. Call: (845) 986-2551.
(Benefit for the Warwick Conservancy, Inc.
To help preserve Warwick’s open spaces.)
operation are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The market will be located on North Main Street in the gated area of property
directly across from the Big V Supermarket. The farmers will honor wic coupons.
Have Your
Birthday Party
with us!
By Mayor Jim Pawliczek
This article is my way of communicating
with you, the residents of the Village of Florida.
Any opinions expressed are strictly my own.
Several months ago the Village Board increased
the parkland fee from $500 per unit to $2,000 per
unit. Development within the existing village will
carry combined fees of $6,300 plus building permit
fees per unit. And for properties not existing within
the village, the fees will be $9,000 or $11,000 plus
building permit fees per unit.
This new set of fees should ensure that the
present residents of the Village of Florida will not
have to bear the burden of any future growth.
Adopt a Homeless Cat
June is "Adopt a Homeless Cat Month" at the
Warwick Humane Society. Add a friendly feline to your
family and turn a lonely cat into a loved one. The
Warwick Animal Shelter is open seven days from 12
noon until 4 p.m. and is located at 48 Public Works
Drive off Kings Highway.
Please adopt, the shelter is overcrowded with great
cats. For more information call 986-2473.
Spring Driver
Education Program
During the fall semester at Warwick Valley High
School, Driver Education will be offered by an independent
driving school. The cost to each student is $270.
Students who wish to participate in the program
must have their Learner’s Permit as issued by the Motor
Vehicle Bureau and must be 16 years of age on or before
September 13. Applications will be available in the
Guidance Department.
The Village Board Meeting for July has been
changed from July 5, 2004 to July 12, 2004 due to the 4th
of July holiday.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Warwick
will hold a work session on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at
7:30 pm in Village Hall, 77 Main Street, Warwick. The
purpose of the work session is to review the
Demetroules/Red Swan Inn petition for a change in the
Zoning Map and an Amendment to the Zoning
Ordinance. The public is invited to attend.
The Albert Wisner Public Library Board of
Trustees will meet for their Annual Reorganization
Meeting on Thurs., July 1. The meeting begins at 5 p.m.
and will be held in the Community Room of Devon Woods
at 1 Crescent Avenue, Warwick. The Public is welcome.
Kid’s Club Birthday Parties
Our parties are uniquely planned and action packed!
Call and inquire!
Also at Kid’s Club House...
Reading Readiness Club 3-5 yrs.
Parent/Child Classes 10mo.- 5yrs.
Pre-School Program 2-5 yrs.
Math and Science Club 4-5 yrs.
Birthday parties 1-10 yrs. • Tutoring
17 Main Street • Warwick, NY 10990
check out our website...www.kidsclubhouse.biz
From Bravo Pizzeria
Owners & Staff
10 Oakland Avenue
Warwick, NY 10990
Classes for Preschool thru Teens
To Register for Spring, call 791-1553
Seely & Durland Celebrates 70th Anniversary
From Left: Stu Durland, John Slesinski (member of a 50+ year client family), Kenneth L. Durland, Jr., Michelle
Dixon and Garrett Durland in back. Seely & Durland has an old journal showing premium entries from 1939
to 1942 and Mr. Slesinski's father, also John, was in the journal among the listings for 1939.
Seely & Durland recently celebrated their 70th
Anniversary and the renovation of their historic
Victorian office building. This third-generation insurance agency was founded in Warwick in 1934 by Harry
S. Seely and continues today under the leadership of his
grandchildren, Garrett and Stuart Durland. Their father,
Kenneth L. Durland, Jr. spent 40 years in the business
and retired in 1997.
"Not too many businesses last 70 years," said Garrett
Durland, President. "When our grandfather founded
the firm in 1934, he was a visionary in the area of providing excellence and customer service. I still hear to
this day from some of our very loyal clients what a wonderful, caring man he was. Everyone at Seely & Durland
is proud to continue this tradition today and works hard
to provide excellent value to our clients. We look forward to many more decades of serving the Warwick
community and the Hudson Valley and thank everyone
for their support of our agency."
Approximately 150 people attended the Open
House celebration on June 3, which was catered by
Russell's Catering from Warwick. Some clients attending the event that have been insured with Seely &
Durland for over 50 years include: George and
Constance Gurda, John and Viola Slesinski, Lillian
Storms and Clifford Rudy to name a few. The builder,
Merritt Construction, and Architect, Harry Pharr, who
worked with the agency on the major renovation, were
also in attendance. Seely & Durland completed the total
renovation of their office; a historic Victorian home
built in 1899, in April after nine months of work.
"The renovation of our office will allow us to better
serve our clients," said Stu Durland, Vice President. "We
will be even more efficient, and our office is more comfortable for our staff and our clients. We thank our staff
and customers for their support and patience during the
renovation and are delighted that everyone is so pleased
with the outcome. We invite anyone who couldn’t attend
the Open House to stop by and see our new facilities."
Seely & Durland represents over twenty insurance
companies, offering all forms of insurance, including
home, auto, high value properties, life, business and
bonds. For more information, visit Seely & Durland at
www.seely-durland.com, call Garrett W. Durland, CIC
at 845-986-1177 or toll-free at 1-800-562-2771, or email
at [email protected]durland.com.
Lupinski and Catherine Poloniak. Back row: Alice Burke, Michael Burke, Jane
Yanosh, Matt Zielinski, Tessie Zovistoski, Marie Schmick and John Yanosh. Missing
from picture were Alice Gerczak and Florence Sommo.
The year was
The 20th Anniversary of the Pine Island Seniors was celebrated at a dinner at
the Pine Island Legion on May 19. There were 13 original club members honored
for memberships of 15 to 20 years.
Seniors honored, front row, from left: Helen Gurda, Eileen Petric, Jean
Flash Gordon comic strip is published and Donald Duck
makes his on-screen debut.
Surgeon R.K. Wilson allegedly takes the now-famous
photograph of the Loch Ness Monster.
Route 94 • Warwick NY • (845)986-1591 • Call for Daily Hours, 9-6
Homegrown with Pride
Please Call Ahead for Availability. Discounts on Large Orders of Strawberries
celebrating our
The Dionne quintuplets are born, becoming the first
quintuplets to survive infancy.
A 2-day dust storm removes massive amounts of Great
Plains topsoil-one of the worst storms of the Dust Bowl.
Come by and visit our
beautifully renovated
historic Warwick office.
Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is published.
Born are: Baseball Hall of Famer, Hank Aaron; actress
Florence Henderson; actor Alan Arkin; fashion designer
Giorgio Armani; zoologist Jane Goodall
Vegetables in Season • Raspberries • Summer Squash
Cucumbers • Local Lettuce • Peanut Butter • Eggs • Rhubarb
Harry S. Seely opens an insurance business in Warwick,
dedicated to excellence and customer service.
Available in our Road Stand: Jams, Jellies
& Many Condiments ‘To Tickle Your Tummy’
This agency, now in it’s 70th year and third generation,
still strives to achieve Harry’s ideals.
The Durland Agencies
(845) 986-1177
13 Oakland Ave Warwick, NY
Sheep Farms are Warwick’s Cottage Industry
By Nancy Owen
Residents of Warwick are used to seeing dairy farms
in Warwick and onion and other vegetable farms in Pine
Island, but sheep farming is hidden throughout the
Town. At the center of sheep farming is Ulf Kintzel, a
native of Germany, who has the job of shearing the sheep of
over a dozen flock owners each spring. Kintzel says that
since sheep wool cannot be shed, as other animals do for
comfort from the summer heat, it must be sheared.
The sheep industry is not powerful in the U.S. and
most of the sheep owners in the Northeast are hobby
shepherds, says Kintzel. This appears to be true of the
Warwick sheep owners. Some own sheep to keep their
lawns mowed or to keep their horses company. Others
have sheep for breeding with the idea of selling registered breeds and/or meat, as well as a 4H project for their
children. Lastly there are a few who hand-spin the wool as
a hobby or use the natural fibers for weaving or knitting.
Kintzel came to the U.S. in 1993 at the request of an
American Kennel Club Chapter that was interested in
training their dogs` in sheep herding and earning an
HGH title. Kintzel traveled the tri-state area giving seminars and settled in nearby Sussex, NJ, in 1995.
Currently he has a flock of 300 sheep (including 200
spring lambs) which are a cross breed of Texel (a Dutch
meat breed) and Dorset (English multi-purpose breed
bred for wool and meat). In the late fall one half of the
flock (mostly male lambs) will be sold at auction and
then slaughtered.
Besides shearing sheep in Warwick in the spring,
Kintzel earns a living by giving herding lessons to people and their dogs, using his flock as the training
ground. The dog serves as a living fence, says Kintzel.
Most people who are interested in this program are
looking to compete in a fall competition (this year it
falls on October 9), hoping to earn the HGH title.
Winning this title proves that their dog can herd 200
sheep for 45 minutes from the corral, on a road, and in
Kintzel and his flock.
a grazing field.
A prominent German judge will come to Warwick
in October to determine who earns the coveted title.
Besides the German title, some people compete to get
the AKC "C" Course title which is similar to the German
program in miniature. Most of the dogs trained by
Kintzel are German Shepherds but he has worked with
the three Belgian herding breeds, Briards, an occasional
Rottweiler, and Beaucerons. His students refer to him as
the "dog whisperer."
According to Kintzel there are many reasons why
people take lessons with him, such as for a recreational
sport; giving the dog exercise and spending time outdoors with their pet; teaching obedience; developing a
pet’s confidence as well as increasing the owner’s handling skills; and having off-leash control of their dog.
Before beginning training with him, a dog must pass an
instinct test and if you are accepted as a student the lessons are scheduled on an individual basis
Those interested in more information about herding classes or any of Kintzel’s other services contact him
at: Phone: (973) 875-7427 or e-mail: [email protected]
Therapy Dog Paw Signing at The Bookstore
Lady does a paw print signing
Local publisher Moo Press of Warwick, announced
that Lady, a therapy dog who works 40 hours per week
in Hanover, PA and who is the star of their first children’s book ‘One Incredible Dog!’ will visit Warwick
June 28 and 29. She will be accompanied by her owner
and trainer, Kathy Miller, who is also featured in the
book. While Lady is in Warwick Channel 10 News will
be interviewing her and Kathy for a story.
Lady will be doing a Paw Signing (autographing) at
The Bookstore, 20 Main Street, on Tues., June 29 from
12 noon – 2 p.m. In addition to this appearance, Kathy
and Lady will visit local nursing centers, hospitals, and
day care centers. They love to spread the word about the
wonderful help that therapy dogs can provide.
The therapy dogs that helped people after the
attacks of 9/11 inspired author Chris Williams, a radio
announcer in Baltimore, MD. Networking locally, he
met Kathy Miller, a nursing assistant at a nursing home
in Hanover, PA who had a Therapy Dog named Lady.
After spending some time with Kathy and Lady, Chris
wrote One Incredible Dog! Lady, a story that takes the
reader through a typical day in the life of a
Therapy Dog.
Trainer and owner Kathy Miller says Lady was
found abandoned by the road in Spring 2000. As a nursing assistant and animal lover, Kathy had always been
interested in animal assisted therapy. She enrolled Lady
in a Therapy Dog certification program and after two
years, Lady received her certification from Therapy
Dogs International in Flanders, NJ.
Lady and Kathy work together in nursing at the
Hanover Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and
volunteer at local schools, churches, and hospitals in the
Pennsylvania area to promote awareness of therapy dog
Early reviews have given this book five out of five
stars: "The age range for this book is probably 3-11. A
great Early Reader non-fiction book that expands a
child’s world in many areas," says Preschool
Entertainment.com. Midwest Book Review calls One
Incredible Dog! Lady "heartwarming and inspiring,"
while Molly Martin, Children’s Book Review Columnist,
describes it as "remarkable…I plan to use my copy with
adult beginning readers living in a residential care facility for the mentally retarded."
For more information on Lady, Kathy, Chris, and
One Incredible Dog! Lady, please see Moo Press’s Web
site at www.MooPress.com (downloadable graphics
Hawkins Brings Passion &
Emotion to Tuscan Cafe
Will Hawkins
Born in Sleepy Hollow, Will Hawkins has taken
Sleepy Hollow's tradition of storytelling with him and
incorporated it in his music. Hawkins will bring his
weaving and engaging stories of unlikely characters with
great pop sensibility and terrific hooks to the Tuscan
Café on Fri., June 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Starting out as an engineer, Hawkins worked with
George Benson, Diana Krall, Jonathan Brooke and Dr.
John before moving into radio promotion. He worked
for a number of record labels, including Universal and
Warner Brothers.
After managing acts like David Yazbek, who won a
Drama Desk Award for his score of Broadways highly successful musical "The Full Monty," Hawkins decided it was
time to go back to where his passion was. In 2003 he released
his debut "Next Stop Bedford Avenue" to critical raves.
Hawkins has performed all over the country with
the likes of Grammy winners Norah Jones and Jesse
Harris. His live performance is passionate and emotional and is often compared to Springsteen, Tom Petty
and Martin Sexton.
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Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990
Bernie & Kathi Milner
Summer Concert Series Begins in July
that makes the concerts possible: The Bank of New York,
Country Chevrolet, The Kennedy Companies, Lehman
& Getz, Botanic, LoBiondo and Kabuli LLP, Claudia
Vicar Realty, Peter Berlet and Degree and Dean.
Special thanks to the Warwick Lions Club for providing the Dial-A-Bus transportation for our seniors
and Lions balloons for the children and the Warwick
Reformed Church for offering their building in case of rain.
The Concert Committee members Jack and Marge
Porter, Miry Saperstein and Jerry Summer deserve extra
thanks for their hard work in putting this series together. So grab your blankets and chairs and join your
friends and neighbors under the stars for an evening of
wonderful music and fun.
The Warwick Village Board is pleased to announce
that the Summer Concert Series for 2004 will be held at
the Bandstand in Stanley-Demming Park, located on
South Street in the Village of Warwick. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. This series includes artists and
groups that appeal to various musical tastes.
The Middletown City Band will perform on July 3.
Then on July 17, Activist Singer/Songwriter Holly Near will
perform as part of the Warwick Summer Arts Festival. Sat.,
July 31st brings Peter Spink. August 14 Ms. Jeanne Marie
Lowell will entertain us. And on Aug. 28 The New York
Swing Exchange will close our Summer Series.
On behalf of the Warwick community the village
board thanks the following for the generous support
From left: Ceramic Artist Judy Dubff, Rustic furniture maker Daniel Mack, Sculptor Hope Arber, three of the
forty Warwick area artists who will have their studios open for visitors during the fifth annual Warwick Artists
Open Studio Tour on July 17 and 18. This is part of the 10-day Warwick Summer Arts Festival.
For information, maps and tickets call 845-987-2000 or www.warwickarts.org.
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Port of Call Art Gallery:
Works of Land
and Light
by Susan Fogel Morris
May 20-July 4
40 Main Street Warwick, NY 10990
• Unique Home Furnishings
• Bedding
• Tabletop
• Gifts
• Art Gallery
• Frame Shop
Finest New York Cheesecake
Gourmet Pies • Cannolis etc.
Scott’s Meadow
1364 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf, NY
Ye Jolly Onion Inn
For over 32 years the Greiner family has
been delighting visitors with expertly
prepared cuisine, superb service,
and a comfortably elegant setting.
Now Open on
Monday Evenings
Mon, Wed & Thurs: 5-9 • Fri & Sat: 5-10
Sunday: 12-7:30
Co. Route 1, Pine Island, NY • 258-4277
The Warwick Inn
Rte. 94, Warwick, N.Y. • 845-986-3666
The Warwick Inn offers leisurely country dining
with a menu specializing in Fresh Seafood, Roasts,
and choice Cuts of Black Angus Beef. All entrees
include Salad Bar and Soup. Complete early dinner
specials, priced at $13.95, are offered Tuesday
through Friday from 5-6:30pm. In the mood for
something light, try our new lounge Menu (offered
every day except Sat.) Black Angus Burgers, Chicken
Caesar Salad, Filet of Salmon Salad, and much more.
Dinner Tuesday - Saturday 5pm., Sunday 1pm.
$35.99 BUFFET
Every Fri & Sat, 5PM to 10PM
Bradley’s Corner
Diner, Bar & Restaurant
Reservations Recommended • (845) 342-4411
Rt.6 Bradley’s Corner, Middletown
Open 7 Days a Week, 6 AM - Midnight
June 22, 1904:
• The Dispatch reported that there were 28 Warwick
Grammar School graduates and included extensive coverage of the ceremonies. In the same issue were lists of
the names of those who had passed regents tests and
grade promotions for each grade.
A strong retaining wall complete with guard rails
was installed along Creamery Creek on Spring Street
and the Creamery installed a big tile pipe under the bed
of the creek to carry away "vile smelling swill and whey
formerly discharged directly into the creek."
• The Warwick Telephone Company received from the
Central Energy Switchboard a new section which would
enable them to extend service down South Street "without
over-burdening the existing lines on Oakland Avenue."
• The Coal Trust, owners of the Lehigh & Hudson
Railroad, was pumping out the Old Trotter Mine in
Franklin, N.J., to put it back into operation and was
building a machine shop there for repairs. This was
expected to increase rail traffic and to provide many
area jobs.
June 20, 1934:
• A huge front page headline announced that Harry
L. Stanley had purchased the 10 acres of Maidment
Meadows for $2000 to donate it to the Village as a park
in honor of his wife. The Warwick Village Board unanimously accepted the gift with a vote of thanks.
• The Vernon Oil Company in Warwick was advertising its high octane Richfield Gasoline with a large ad
reading: "Try it on Demerest Hill and see if you can
make it knock!"
• The Orange County Clerks Office announced that
in the annual renewal of driver licenses, 1,251 operators
licenses had been renewed in Warwick out of county
total of 29,265 and 323 chauffeurs licenses had been
renewed out of a county total of 8,133. No Junior
Licenses were issued in Warwick although there were
390 issued in the county.
• Paul Mezey, "a well known restaurateur from New
Jersey, purchased the Wonder Meat Market in the Miller
Building on Main Street from Charles Lewis. He intended
to operate a specialty meat and produce market there.
June 21, 1944:
• Three large fuel storage tanks in the Conklin &
Strong yards caught on fire engulfing the Village in
thick smoke and threatening the whole village. Fire
companies from five communities assisted in putting
out the blaze which consumed 19,000 gallons of gas and
18,000 gallons of fuel oil.
• Word was received that Pfc. Charles E. Plock of
Florida had been killed in action on the Anzio front. He
had previously received a Purple Heart serving with a
medical unit in North Africa.
• The Fifth War Bond Drive kicked off nationally and
the Torch of Liberty program held a rally in Warwick.
During the rally $1,200 worth of bonds were sold at the
Warwick Savings Bank.
• A new front page column was introduced by The
Dispatch, Canning Chats. It reported that Miss Ruby
Simms and Mr. Frederick Meyer attended a work shop
on organizing Community Canning Centers in New
Hampshire and returned full of information and
June 16, 1954:
• Voters approved the creation of a new centralized
school district by a whopping 1,127 – 145 vote. This was
the second step in creating the centralization of Pine
Island and nine Warwick school districts. The third and
final step would be to organize and elect a school board
for the newly created district.
• Two young boys, Charles Vealey and Walter Sisco,
fishing for catfish with 12 lb. test line in the Warwick
Creek caught a 40 lb snapping turtle. Some nearby firemen helped the boys land the turtle.
• Florida moved closer to having a public library when
Al Appelbaum offered rooms in the Professional Building
as a temporary home for the new library. The effort was
being sponsored by the Florida American Legion.
• Warwick Seniors Lorraine Sudol and James
Lavinski won first and second place respectively out of
40 contestants in the Orange County Road-e-o held in
Middletown testing driving skills.
June 20, 1979:
• The Pine Island Community continued to rally to
help a couple badly injured in a motorcycle accident.
The first of on-going week-end "weed-a-thons" was
held on their onion farm that week-end and would continue as long as necessary.
• Chris Gordon, a Pine Island School First Grade Teacher,
and Eva Meyers, Head Teacher and Resource Room Teacher
at Kings, were honored as Outstanding Educators by the
Warwick Jaycees. Ann Betley, Martha Monk and Donald
Glade were honored as Outstanding Youth.
• Two top Warwick School Administrators
announced their retirements. Samuel Jones, Asst.
District Superintendent was retiring after 27 years and
Reynolds Longfield, Principal of Kings, was retiring
after 25 years. There were eight other staff resignations
accepted by the Board with regret as well.
• Warwick and Florida voters both passed the respective school budgets and Warwick elected Mary
Kennedy, Walter Labanowski, and Paul Kraivanger to
the School Board.
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On Fri., June 4, a special appreciation luncheon was
held in the Greenbriar Room at Mt. Alverno Center to
recognize the efforts of about one hundred volunteers.
These volunteers serve the community in the delivery of
nutritional meals five days a week to more than forty
clients for the Meals-on-Wheels of Warwick program.
With each delivery, they bring a smile and words of
encouragement; many of the clients being homebound.
After serving several years as Chairman of the
Board of Directors, Carlton Evans resigned, temporarily
taking the duties of Assistant Treasurer. Jane Gareiss gra-
ciously thanked Carl for his nineteen years of dedicated
service. Jane Gareiss was recently appointed Chairman
of the Board. She will also continue temporarily in her
capacity as Volunteer Coordinator. Other Board members include Vice Chairman Rev. David Peterson,
Treasurer Julie Farrell, Secretary Janice Evans,
Operations Coordinator Kathleen Supek, Assistant
Operations Coordinator Shelley Meisler and Dr.
Stephen Hoverman.
Anyone interested in being a volunteer should call
the Meals-on-Wheels voice mail at 986-3389.
Lions Seek New Members
The Warwick Lions Club, which originated in 1948,
is part of the world’s largest service organization. The
Lions Club is recognized world wide for their work with
the blind and visually impaired. Lions Club meetings
are held the first and third Thursday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Landmark Inn. Anyone interested in joining
this growing organization may contact Lion Craig
Thompson, 1st VP & Membership Director at 986-9595,
or email the Lions at [email protected]
Edsall, Adams, & Sidoti Receive
Empire Degree
By Matt Sidoti
This year, at the 79th New York State Future
Farmers of America (FFA) Convention, Jodi Edsal1,
Timothy Adams, and Matthew Sidoti each received their
Empire FFA Degrees. The Empire Degree is the highest
degree that a student can achieve at the state level. To
receive this coveted award, members must work in an
agriculturally related job also known as, a Supervised
Agricultural Experience (SAE) and have assets worth at
least $1,000 from that job and over 450 hours of work
experience in one calendar year.
Jodi Edsall earned her Empire Degree by working
on her family’s dairy farm. She helps her father feed and
milk their cows almost daily and has mastered several
skills through her many hours of work. After watching
her three older sisters get actively involved in the family’s dairy business, Jodi felt motivated to also getinvolved. When she started, she wanted to be able to
raise heifers which would eventually compete at local
dairy shows.
FFA members – Matt Sidoti, Jodi Edsall and Tim
Adams received their Empire Degrees at the State
Jodi now obtains her livestock by working on the
farm and registered Holsteins are transferred into her
name. Each heifer calf on the family farm is also registered in her name. Jodi plans to attend SUNY Cobleskill
and study Agricultural Business in the fall. She is the
daughter of Harry and Donna Edsall from Pine Island.
Fellow FFA member Timothy Adams works in his
father’s veterinary practice as a vet technician. Timothy
started working with his dad at age of 8. While working
with his father, he has learned a great deal about veterinarian medicine, including the safe handling of animals,
how to run blood work, surgery prep, and many other
skills. When asked about the benefits of working with
his dad, Timothy said, "helping my father at the clinic
has contributed to my success by broadening my animal
background, and it has also enhanced my people and
communication skills."
Timothy began his agriculturally related job
because of his love for animals and his interest in their
well-being. Over the past ten years, his responsibilities
have changed from cleaning out eyes and feeding animals to having the primary responsibilities for surgical
and exam room preparation. Timothy plans to go on to
pre-veterinary studies at Delaware Valley College and
play football for them as well.
After Delaware Valley, he would like to apply to the
Cornell Vet program and continue his Veterinary education there. When Adams graduates from Cornell he has
plans to enter into a partnership with his father in his practice. He is the son of Joseph and Wendy Adams of Warwick.
Matthew Sidoti earned his Empire Degree by working with his family on their 150-acre black dirt farm in
Pine Island, where they grow onions, squash and pumpkins. Matthew cannot remember when he started going
to the farm to work. When he started, he only knew how
to tie onion bags. Over time he has learned to operate
some of the packing machines and started to drive the
forklifts. In recent years his responsibilities have
changed dramatically and he can now be found operating almost any piece of equipment on the farm.
Matthew is currently a junior and is uncertain of his
future plans at this time. He is the son of Joseph and
Kathy Sidoti.
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Handcrafted Ice Cream, Sundaes, Floats and Shakes
The Young Women and Young Men’s organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints,
Middletown, was part of a grand Temple Jubilee celebration at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sat.,
June 12. They will be among the 2,000 youth (ages 12 to 18) to celebrate the occasion of the newest temple of the
Church. This newest temple is the Manhattan New York Temple, which offers closer proximity to members of
the Church in this area by shortening traveling time to and from the Boston, Mass. Temple. Pictured from left
are: (first row) Alyssa Perry, Elisa Guzman, Leidi Figueroa from Warwick, Michelle Giani from Warwick, and
Kyle Wendt; (second row) Marcos Figueroa from Warwick, Nick Cadavieco, Jamie Ortiz, and Cameron
Sterneckert; (third row) Young Men’s President, Victor Guzman, Caitlin Palmer from Warwick, Ian Wendt,
Christina Giani from Warwick, Christopher Guzman and Young Women’s President, Holly Fuller.
385 Route 17A, Bellvale...(845) 988-1818
.............Between Warwick & Greenwood Lake.............
Passing through Nature to eternity. -Shakespeare
Frank James Fish, a
retired Vice President &
Officer of Fleet Bank,
Goshen, and a longtime
resident of this area, went
with God on Fri., May 28,
2004, at his home. He
passed peacefully in the
presence of his family at
the age of 74.
The son of the late Frank J. and Mary G. (Lempka)
Fish, he was born on March 5, 1930 in Warwick. Frank
attended S.S. Seward High School and graduated in the
Class of 1947. He proudly served his country in the
Korean War while in the United States Air Force from
1950 through 1954 as a Staff Sergeant. While serving in
the Air Force Frank was awarded the National Defense
Medal, Good Conduct Medal Land Occupational
Medal. On November 4, 1954, Frank received an
Honorable discharge from the United States Air Force
serving four years as Staff Sergeant and serving three
years in France and Germany during the Korean War.
After returning from the Korean War, Frank attended
and graduated from Orange County Community
College under the American Institute of Banking
Program. In 1966 he graduated from Brown University
– Graduate School of Savings Banking. On May 17,
1958, Frank married his beloved Dolores Ann Lazicki at
Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Jersey City, N. J. He
was the son-in-law of the late John and Helen Lazicki.
A family statement: Frank was a compassionate,
caring, sincere, loving, husband, father, brother and
grandfather. To know Frank was to love him; he would
go out of his way to lend a helping hand to anyone who
knew him. He will be truly missed by everyone. Frank
had a love of golfing, fishing, woodworking, walking
and summers in Ocean City, Maryland.
Frank is a member of The Church of St. John The
Evangelist in Goshen, N.Y.
Frank’s career in banking began in 1957 as an
Auditor with the Bank of Orange County in Goshen,
N.Y.; in 1964 as a Treasurer for the Warwick Savings
Bank; in 1969 Frank returned back to Goshen as a
Cashier under the National Bank of Orange and Ulster
Counties. After merging in 1975 with Highland
National Bank, Frank became Vice President and
Branch Manager. In 1976 a merger with Norstar Bank,
Frank remained as Vice President and named
Commercial Loan Officer for Western Orange County.
A few years later Norstar merged and became Fleet
Bank; there Frank was Vice President and Commercial
Lending Officer until his retirement in August 1994.
In 1955 Frank received the highest award ever given
as the CYO Volunteer Citation at the Cathedral High
School in New York City. Frank was selected by a CYO
board presided over by His Eminence Francis Cardinal
Spellman, Archbishop of N.Y. Frank was actively
involved in the formation and progress of the Catholic
Youth Organization of St. Joseph’s in 1955 under the
CYO Moderator Reverence Stanislaus Uszenski. Frank’s
CYO service can enumerate nine years of continued
work for the local youth unit, a period of service that
motivated the Archdiocesan board to mark such a contribution by special commendation. Past Grand Marshal
in the 1991 Pulaski Day Parade, N.Y.C., past publicity
member for the 1955 Onion Harvest Festival; Frank
held the rank of Life Scout and active in scouting prior
to his entrance in the Air Force; Scout Master of Troop
#48; past aid to the local CYO moderator in youth work;
past treasurer for the 1983 and 1989 Onion Harvest
Festival; past member of the Goshen Rotary Club; past
president of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce; past
treasurer of the Goshen Historic Track; past president of
the Orange County Bankers Assoc.; past treasurer of the
Salvation Army Goshen Unit; past treasurer of the 75th
Anniversary Campaign for the Arden Hill Hospital; past
member of the Arden Hill Foundation; past treasurer of
the Orange County Cerebral Palsy Association Inc.; past
chairman for the Mid-Orange Area Hospital Fund
Campaign; past secretary of the Florida Lions Club;
member of the Florida American Legion Post #1250;
past secretary of the Florida Little League; member of
the Holy Name Society, St. Joseph’s Church; past Lector
for St. Joseph’s Church; past chairman Mid-Orange Area
Hospital Fund Campaign.
Frank is survived by his loving and devoted wife of
46 years, Dolores Ann Fish, at home; the cherished and
loving father of two sons, Michael Robert Fish, Florida,
and Frank John Fish III and his wife, Ellen of New City;
one grandson, Stephen Joseph Fish; his sisters, Frances
Niemcewicz, Eleanor Faliski and her husband, Charles
and Julia Sikorski, all of Florida, and Mary Nowak and
her husband, Syl of Colorado Springs, CO. Frank is the
brother-in-law to Elenora Pawliczek and her husband,
Leonard, and Marilyn Lazicki, all of Goshen, as well as
several nieces and nephews. Frank also leaves behind his
pug and companion, Scooby Doo IV.
Frank is also predeceased by brothers-in-law, John
Lazicki, Jr., Edmund Sikorski and Raymond
"Dolores and her family would like to express our
most sincere gratitude to all our relatives, friends and
neighbors for their kind words and support during
Frank’s illness. It would not have been possible to have
completed this long journey without the medical support dedication and love from the Horizon Medical doctors: Dr. Dermigny, Dr. Pennings, Dr. Kahana; St.
Anthony Community Hospital 1st floor staff; Hospice
and Horizon Medical" – Dolores and her family would like
to express our sincere gratitude and a million Thank Yous.
The family received relatives and friends on Mon.,
May 31 at the T.S. Purta Funeral Home, Florida, N.Y.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tues., June 1
at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Goshen, N.Y.
The Rev. Trevor Nichollas officiated.
Burial with Military Veteran Honors was in St.
Joseph’s Cemetery, Florida, N.Y.
Memorial contributions in the name of Frank
James Fish may be given to St. Anthony Community
Hospital, 15 Grand Street, Warwick, N.Y. 10990; or
Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony
Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Lillian Frances Bunge, of Florida, N.Y., a homemaker and longtime area resident entered into rest on
Thurs., June 3, 2004 at St. Anthony Community
Hospital, Warwick. She was 85.
The daughter of the late Frank A. and Lena
Jantulick Reischl she was born on Dec. 29, 1918 in
Manhattan, N.Y. She was the widow of Frank L. Bunge.
Mrs. Bunge was a member of St. Edward’s R.C.
Church, Florida, N.Y.
Survivors include one son, Frank J. Bunger and his
wife, Helen, of Florida, N.Y.; a brother, Robert Rischl,
Suffern, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Erika Romano and a
grandson, Frank Bunge, II; one great-granddaughter,
Gianna Romano and one niece and one nephew.
Visitation and services were held on Sun., June 6 at
the T.S. Purta Funeral Home, Florida. Interment was in
Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, N.Y.
Joseph S. Kozlowski of Pine Island, a retired produce farmer; retired custodian for Orange County
Government Center and a former Mechanist for
Clemson Brothers Middletown, former employee for
Ames Rubber, Franklin, N.J. and a former bus driver for
Warwick Valley School District, enter into rest Sun.,
June 20, 2004 at O.R.M.C. Arden Hill Campus, Goshen.
He was 81.
The son of the late John and Theola Molenski
Kozlowski, he was born June 6, 1923 in Goshen.
Joseph was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a
member of St. Stanislaus Church, Pine Island.
Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Mary
Wierczbicki Kozlowski, at home; three daughters, Rita
Rose Morgan and her husband John of Andover, N.J.,
Veronica V. Blair and Loretta A. Lust and her husband,
George, of Pine Island; four grandchildren, Candice L.
Morgan, Alexis Morgan, Jonathan W. Lust and Rebecca
Lynn Lust; two sisters, Mary Masty of Fairfield, N.Y. and
Helen Brancaccio of Florida, N.Y., as well as several
nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Thomas
Molenski, Stanley, Walter and Valentine Kozlowski.
Visitation was 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Tues., June 22,
at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 Co. Rte. 1, Pine Island.
A Funeral Mass will be held today, Wed., June 23 at
10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, Pine Island.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pine
Memorial contributions may be made to American
Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH
Diane Foley of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., died June 8,
2004 at her home. She was 43.
Born on Aug. 28,1960 in New York City, N.Y., she
was the daughter of William Browne and the late
Frances Strempel Browne.
Mrs. Foley was a Floral Manager with Inserra ShopRite
in Ramsey, N.J. and a member of Union Local #1262.
She is survived by her husband, James Foley of
Greenwood Lake; daughter, Amanda Lynn Foley of
Greenwood Lake; father, William Browne of Myrtle
Beach, S.C.; sister, Patricia Kiernan of Greenwood Lake;
brother, William Browne, Jr. and his wife, Patricia of
Greenwood Lake; niece, Dawn Marie Kiernan; motherin-law, Eva Foley of Milford, Pa.
A Funeral Service was held Fri., June 11 at LazearSmith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick.
Burial was in Warwick Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to United
Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Board of Trustees of the Village
of Warwick will hold a public hearing on July 12, 2004 at Village
Hall, 77 Main Street, Warwick, NY at 7:30 pm or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to consider increasing the Sewer
Tap-In Fee from $1,000 to $3,000.
Persons interested in the subject of this public hearing will
be given an opportunity to be heard at the above time and place.
Persons may appear in person or by agent. All written communications to the Board must be received prior to the public hearing.
Jacque Mongelli, Village Clerk
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Board of Trustees of the Village
of Warwick will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 12, 2004
at Village Hall, 77 Main Street, Warwick, NY at 7:30 pm or as soon
thereafter as the matter may be heard to consider amending the
Village Code, Chapter 135, Article IX, Parking Meters to provide
for parking meters along the east side of Spring Street from West
Street to McEwen Street.
Persons interested in the subject of this public hearing will
be given an opportunity to be heard at the above time and place.
Persons may appear in person or by agent. All written communications to the Board must be received prior to the public hearing.
Jacque Mongelli, Village Clerk
Call 986-2216 • Deadline 12 Noon Fridays
Notice of Hearing
A public hearing before the Zoning Board of
Appeals of the Town of Warwick will be held on
the 28th day of June, 2004 commencing at 7:30
P.M. at the Town Hall, Kings Highway, Town of
Warwick, New York to consider the following
EUGENE J. GRABOWSKI for property
located at 24 Kelly Lane, Warwick, New York and
designated on the Town tax map as Section 1
Block 1 Lot 20 and located in an SL District for
a variance of Section 164.41A.(1)(a) permitting
construction of an accessory building (pole
barn) 1800 sq. ft. (30 X 60) in floor area where
not more than 1200 sq. ft. are allowed.
DAVID L. & DIVERA J. BISHOP for property located as 27 Ketchum Road Warwick, New
York and designated on the Town tax map as
Section 44 Block 1 Lot 61 and located in an SL
District for a variance of Section 164.40N reducing 1 side setback to 15 (+/-) ft. where 35 ft. are
required for the purpose of construction of an
attached 24 ft. X 30 ft. garage with a 6 (+/-) ft.
extension to an existing single family dwelling.
located at 213 Bellvale Lakes Road, Warwick,
New York and designated on the Town tax map
as Section 47 Block 1 Lot 108.41 and located in
an RU District for a variance of Section
164.40M to allow an elder cottage under ECHO
Housing in a District in which it is not an
allowed use.
CHRISTOPHER MEE for property located
at 1644 Lakes Road, (Monroe) Warwick, New
York and designated on the Town tax map as
Section 58 Block 1 Lot 80.213 located in a CO
District for a variance of Section 164.41A.(1)(a)
permitting construction of an accessory building (storage barn) 1440 sq. ft. (30 X 48) in floor
area where not more than 1200 sq. ft. are
ROBERT & DAWN DOLAND for property located at 4 Camelot Drive, Warwick, New
York and designated on the Town tax map as
Section 95 Block 1 Lot 2 and located in an SM
District for a variance of Section 164.41C.(4)(f)
allowing a 6 ft. fence within the required front
yard setback where only 4 ft. are permitted.
The above applications are open to inspection at the office of the Board of Appeals, Kings
Highway, Warwick, New York. Persons wishing
to appear at such hearing may do so in person or
by attorney or other representative.
Communications in writing in relation thereto
may be filed with the Board, or at such hearing.
JUNE 16, 2004.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of
Trustees of the Village of Florida will hold a
public hearing at the Village Hall, 33 South Main
Street, Florida, New York on July 13, 2004 at 8:00
P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be
heard, to consider the adoption of a local law to
increase the fines for overtime parking; parking
or standing in a bus stop; stopping, standing or
parking within an intersection, or fire zone;
blocking a sidewalk, crossing or driveway; double parking; unauthorized angle parking, and
parking auto with left side to curb, from $5.00 to
$10.00. Failure to answer any parking ticket
within 15 days of issue would result in said fine
being doubled; failure to answer within 30 days
shall result in fine being doubled again; failure
to answer within 60 days shall result in fine
being doubled again and subject the
owner/operator to arrest and/or suspension of
the vehicle’s registration. Every person convicted
of more than 4 parking violations within any
consecutive 60 day period shall be subject to an
additional penalty of $25.00 for each such
All interested persons will be given an
opportunity to be heard at the above time and
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of
Trustees of the Village of Florida will hold a
public hearing at the Village Hall, 33 South
Main Street, Florida, New York on July 13, 2004
at 8:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter
can be heard, to consider the adoption of a local
law establishing sewer capital reserve fees in the
amount of $5,000.00 per unit and water capital
reserve fees in the amount of $4,000.00 per unit
for the hook-up for all properties not currently
within the boundaries of the Village of Florida.
All interested persons will be given an
opportunity to be heard at the above time and
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of
Warwick Audited Financial Statements for year
ended December 31, 2002 is on file in the office
of the Town Clerk and is available for inspection
by any interested persons at the Town Hall, 132
Kings Highway, Town of Warwick, between the
hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. MondayFriday. DATED: June 23, 2004
Karen S. Lavinski RMC/CMC
Town Clerk
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of
Warwick Annual Financial Report for year
ended December 31, 2003 is on file in the office
of the Town Clerk, 132 Kings Highway, Town of
Warwick and is available for inspection by any
interested persons between the hours of 8:30
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. DATED:
June 23, 2004
Karen S. Lavinski RMC/CMC
Town Clerk
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p.m. Lots of household
items, books, furniture,
antique mahogany upright
Victrola, 2 antique 17’
boats (Chris Craft &
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Excellent location. Call
Thrift Shop
Episcopal Church is open
every Saturday from 9:30
a.m. to 12 noon at 50 South
St. in Warwick. Clothing,
baby clothes, toys, household items, books and magazines. Clean saleable donations welcome. 986-3440
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Carmel, fruitful vine splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God. Immaculate Virgin, assist
me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me, herein you are my mother. Oh, Holy Mary,
Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein you are my
mother. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Holy Mother, I
place this cause in your hands (3x). Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can
attain my goal. You who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all
instances in my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as I confirm
once again that I never want to be separated from you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward
me and mine. The person must say this prayer 3 consecutive days. After 3 days, the request will be granted. This prayer must be published after the favor is granted. S.D.
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‘Fast Purple’ at Boys Track Nationals
By Tim St. Lawrence
Serving Warwick Since 1985
24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
365 days a year.
Panco Oil Co. has been a family tradition since 1907,
supplying Warwick’s energy needs for almost thirty years.
With four locations in Orange County, we’re always nearby
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At Panco your comfort is our business.
Pine Island
Highland Falls
The Purple Wave Boys Track & Field of Warwick
Valley enjoyed the Nationals Track Championships at
North Carolina State University with 16 boys competing
in the legendary Purple Singlet.
Leading the charge in this 50 state championship
was a school record performance in the 800-meter
sprint-medley relay of 1:35.42 by Adam Svizzero, Dylan
Begnoche, Niall Power and a sensational anchor leg by
junior MVP Adam Lloyd in 48.8 for 400 meters. This
team placed tenth in the nation, as N.F.A. set a meet and
state record of 1:28.89 for the Gold Rings.
The Wildcat 4x800 relay placed 12th in the USA
with a 7:57.01 performance from Adam Lloyd, Don
Rock, Mike Mark and a sizzling 1:54.4 anchor leg from
Jake "Sawmill" Laroe.
The Distance Medley relay raced to a tenth place
finish in 10:52.71 with Don Rock, Pat Hayes, Kevin
Costello and Mike Mark anchoring in a personal best
mile of 4:34.1.
The 1600-meter Sprint Medley relay raced to their
fastest time of the season in 3:35.5 with Dylan Begnoche
(22.8), Andy Gjeci (23.2), Pat Hayes (52.2) and Kevin
Costello (2:00.4).
Pole Vault Star, senior Dave Mante flew over 14’7-
1/2" on Friday and Ray Robles (senior) threw 118’10" to
place 24th in the javelin.
Freshman Milers were great in the heat as Frank
Pfaffenberger raced 4:47.10 for 21st in the nation and
Terrence Prial ran 4:54.70 for 32nd place in the frosh U.S.A.
Mike Segal placed 20th in the 2000 steeplechase in a
PR of 6:40.24 and soph distance ace, Jerry Greenlan
placed 21st in U.S.A. with 6:54.8.
The 4x400 Relay raced tough in a seasonal best of
3:23.9 with Adam Lloyd, Jake Laroe (49.4), Don Rock
and Mike Mark carrying the stick for the WAVE.
Congratulations to every Track Letterman for
another championship dream season.
Devlin Track Scholarships Awarded
The Devlin Family Track Scholarship winners for
2004 for outstanding dedication, leadership and sportsmanship in the Boys Track and Cross-Country programs are awarded to seniors: Bill Di Martini (CrossCountry, Indoor Jumps, Outdoor Jumps and Multievents); Patrick Hayes (Cross-Country, Indoor Track
and Outdoor Track); Kevin Costello (Cross-Country,
Indoor Track and Outdoor Track); Andrew Lawrence
(Cross-Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track); and
Josh Laster (Cross-Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor
Yoga for Kids
Yoga for Kids will be taking place on Sundays, June
27, July 25 and August 29 for age’s seven to twelve at
Aborigines of Warwick. The class is given by Sharon
Hilyer Roll, RYT.
Sharon will be using hatha yoga in a fun and playful
way that children can easily understand and enjoy. The
integration of storytelling, music and pictures will
engage your child’s mind and body coordination, concentration skills and stimulate their imagination.
Aborigines is located at 14 Railroad Avenue in
Warwick. For more information or to register call 9879911.
Sports Fans!
Brought to you by
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It was big news in May of 2004 when Mike Piazza
became the all time leader in home runs by a catcher, breaking Carlton Fisk’s mark of 351. There are two other catchers who hammered more than 300 homers in their career,
and both are in the Hall of Fame – Johnny Bench (327) and
Yogi Berra (306). Any idea who ranks fifth all time with 299?
The answer is Lance Parrish, who spent 16 years in majors
with six different teams. By the way, Piazza was quite a
"catch" as an unheralded youngster in 1988, when he was
selected 1,390th overall – out of 1,433 – by Los Angeles.
Several hundred hitters have blasted home runs in their
first major league at bat, but far fewer have done it on the
very first pitch. In fact, when New York Mets rookie Kaz
Matsui drove the first pitch he saw from Atlanta’s Russ Ortiz
over the wall in May of 2004, he joined a list of just 19 other
players in big league history. It’s interesting that none went
on to become big-time home run hitters in the majors. In
fact, the leader in career homers is Jay Bell with 195. None
of the others hit even 70, and for three of them, it was the
only homer of their careers.
NASCAR has gone to great lengths to increase safety
in a dangerous sport, especially since the death of Dale
Earnhardt at the 2001 Daytona 500. In fact, the HANS
device was developed specifically in response to the
Earnhardt tragedy. Other new safety devices include the
rooftop escape hatch and SAFER barriers along the walls.
What do they all have in common? All three were developed
at the University of Nebraska’s Midwest Roadside Safety
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Two-year-olds Jeremy Maas and Grace Cupp recently enjoyed some Little League baseball at Chester.
Dispatch Seeks Sports Photos
The community of Warwick is alive with the commitment, effort and joy of organized sports. To the parents of children in Little League, Youth Soccer, Youth
Football: everyone is invited to share photographic
moments with our readership. We desire photos from
all Middle School and High School sports clubs and
teams, intermurals, and local training programs. If you
are a sports enthusiast, enthuse in our pages. Show us
what your children achieve through sports; show us
moments of both victory and defeat. Show us the face
of competition. Show us maximum effort. Show us the
quiet moments between teammates. Show us children
having fun: the simple pleasures of sports. We welcome
all local submissions, and encourage the coaches of local
teams to promote their organizations through pictures.
Please submit photos electronically to
[email protected] (JPEG format please), or call us
at 986-2216. You may also stop by our offices if you are
downtown at 2 Oakland Ave.
Forester Ave., Warwick. Cost: $39. To register call George Arnott 469-9482.
Florida Farmers Market each Tuesday
starting June 29 across from Big V, Rte.
94 and 17A, 10 a.m. 6 p.m. sponsored by
Florida Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Cornell Cooperative
Extension. For information call Dottie
Ehlers 651-7450.
Chess Club - The Tuscan Café, 5 South
St., Warwick each Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
All levels welcome.
Bingo – Nicholas P. Lesando Jr.
American Legion Post #214, Forester
Avenue, Warwick. Bingo games held
every Friday night, weather permitting.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games begin
6:30 p.m. No one under eighteen will be
permitted. Period!
Warwick Fire Department Carnival in
Memorial Park June 23 – 26, 6 – 11 p.m.
Wed., June 23 "Wristband Night" pay
one price – ride all night.
Albert Wisner Public Library Children’s
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off at
the Warwick Middle School, Thurs.,
June 24, 6:30 p.m. Local entertainers
teach kids and their families the fun of
line dancing. Bring a snack or juice to
share. For information call 986-1047.
p.m.; Sat., June 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and
Mon., June 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at West
Association, 1452 Union Valley Rd.,
West Milford, N.J.
Warwick Fire Department Biennial
Parade June 26, 1 p.m. Downtown
Fireworks Display in Memorial Park
sponsored by the Warwick Fire
Department, Sat., June 26, 10 p.m.
Five-hour pre-licensing course required
for NYS Driver license applicants, Sat.,
June 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Warwick Town
Hall (front entrance), Kings Hwy. Cost
$30. Enrollees must hold a NYS Learners
Permit before registering. To register call
George Arnott 469-9482.
Rachel Rooster, and The Woes, Sat., June
26, 8 p.m., Tuscan Café, South Street,
Overeaters Anonymous Support Group
meets weekly. Compulsive overeaters are
invited to a new weekly meeting beginning Sun., June 27, 9-10:30 a.m., Mount
Alverno Center, Greenbrier Room, 20
Grand Street, Warwick. For information
call Laurie Rivera at (973) 764-2493. No
dues, fees or weigh-ins.
Will Hawkins, noted musician performs,
Fri., June 25, 7:30 p.m., Tuscan Café,
South Street, Warwick.
AARP will meet Mon., June 28, 12:30
p.m., Town Hall Senior Room, 132 Kings
Highway, Warwick. Speaker: Edward
Refreshments will be served.
JUNE 25, 26 & 28
Rummage Sale Fri., June 25, 9 a.m.-5
Defensive Driving Class Tues., June 29, 5-10
p.m., American Legion Hall (side entrance),
Old-Fashioned Service...
State Of The Art Technology
Warwick Valley High School Class of
1975 will hold a 30-year reunion meeting, Tues., June 29, 7 p.m. at Freddies
Pub & Restaurant, 22 Spring St.,
Warwick. For information call Debbie
986-4445 or e-mail [email protected]
Grilling for Outdoor Entertaining –
Albert Wisner Public Library Adult
Reading Program Kick-Off at the
Applewood Winery, Wed., June 30, 7:30
p.m. Opportunity to sign up for Adult
Program. Enjoy culinary creations of
Landmark Chef, Michael Di Martino.
Call 986-1047 to register.
Ryan Starks and Ownd Nachtigal, young
folk-rock duo, Fri., July 2, 7:30 p.m. at
Tuscan Café, South Street, Warwick.
Pastelist Linda Holmes Richichi and
printmaker Lisa Zukowski are exhibiting
new works at The Arts Alliance Center
in Cornwall, N.Y. Opening reception
Sat., July 3, 2-5 p.m. The Arts Alliance
Cooperative Gallery from July 1-31. For
information call 534-5284.
Lights Behind the Tree: Local Rock, Sat.,
July 3, 7:30 p.m. at Tuscan Café, South
Street, Warwick.
Sugar Loaf Engine Company is hosting a
blood drive at the firehouse, intersection
of County Routes 13 and 13A, Thurs.,
July 8, 2:30 – 8 p.m. Call 469-5874 to
sign up.
Lemon Isis: 4 piece Folk/rock group Fri.,
July 9, Tuscan Café, South Street,
Chicken Barbecue dinner sponsored by
the New Milford United Methodist
Church, Jockey Hollow Rd., Sat., July 10,
4:30-6:30 p.m. Take out available. Cost:
Adults: $9; $5 under five years old. For
information call Sarah Addison, 9862028.
Horsing Around at Borderland – a day
of horse-related activities at Borderland
Farm, Rte. 94 So., Warwick, Sat., July 10
(rain date July 11), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., to
benefit the Warwick Conservancy. Kid’s
activities, hayrides, white elephant sale,
silent auction, music and food (or bring
your own picnic basket and blanket).
Adults $20, Seniors 65+ $15, Youngsters
5-18 $5, Kids under five free. For information call Chuck Gilmore 986-2551.
The Florida Family Fun Fest will sponsor the 3rd Annual One Pitch Double
Elimination Softball Tournament and a
Home Run Derby, Sat., July 10 and Sun.,
July 11 at Walter R. Sturr Memorial
Park. Rain date: July 17 and 18. Entry
Fee: $100. For information contact Mike
Pawliczek at 651-1598.
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Warwick Football Wins Bucknell Shoot-Out
By Gregory Sirico
The Warwick Wildcat Football Team sent it’s offensive and defensive backs to Bucknell University’s Annual
Seven-on-Seven Football Passing Tournament and came
home champions. Warwick defeated a field of 18 teams
to win the title including games over Selinsgrove, PA;
Quakertown, PA; and Pottsville, PA.
Warwick Quarterbacks Robbie Lax, Ryan Darcey,
and Chris Meinhardt lead the offensive attack throwing
the ball with great accuracy and demonstrating excellent
arm strength. Robbie Lax (6’1" 195 lbs.), who will be a
senior in the fall, has matured into one of the area’s top
passing Quarterbacks, which could make the Wildcats’
Wing T attack even more difficult to defend. The
Wildcats led their division in rushing yards per game
last season averaging over 225 yards on the ground.
Abdur–Rahman, Josh Perkins, Evan Wyler and company
paced the field through the nine game format and
demonstrated great progress in route running this early
in the summer. Paced by Captain Tim Marion, Steven
Prescod and Alex Darcey, the Wildcats showed veteran
leadership in the Running Back position, while Tight
End Andrew Saccone and company played a big role in
the win making their presence felt in the middle of the
Defensively the Wildcats used a pressure style attack
to knock opponent’s Receivers off their routes headed by
Linebackers John Schamareck, Matt Stranski, Jason Soto
and newcomer John Cabrera. Look for the Wildcat’s to
make their presence felt in the middle of the defense this
season. The Wildcats found a gem in cornerback Joe
Stolzenberg, who opened the coaches’ eyes to his ability.
Stolzenberg’s aggressive play at Cornerback was a
key component to the success of the Cats’ defense.
Stolzenberg will have the inside track to position in the
Wildcat Secondary. Second year player Antyon Stewart
opened the eyes of the coaches showing great toughness
and speed in the secondary. The senior possesses a great
work ethic and coaching ability. He will be a force for
the Cats this fall.
Warwick Wildcat Offensive and Defensive Backs attended the Bucknell University Football Shoot-Out. The
Cats stayed overnight and defeated a field of 18 teams to win the 2004 title.
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