By Michael P. Sweeton
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Week of May 22, 2016
On Monday, May 30th, our Town will pause to honor those who have given “the last full measure of devotion” in service to their Country. These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation which has a long history of patriotism and honor and a nation which has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror and despotism. Observances will be held across our Town starting with an 8:00 a.m. mass in Pine Island, followed by a parade at 9:00 a.m. A parade will follow in the Village of Warwick at 11:00 a.m., starting at Village Hall, with ceremonies at both Warwick Cemetery and St. Stephen’s Cemetery, ending at the Firemen’s’ Memorial in Memorial Park. The day will end with a parade at 2:00 p.m. in the Village of Florida with a simultaneous service at the American Legion Post 1443 in Greenwood Lake, also at 2:00 p.m. While for many this is a day that signifies the start of summer, let us all remember that it is because of the sacrifice of these men and women that we can enjoy this and many other summers. Please take a moment to join one of those observances and pay your respects.
The Town has designated the week of May 15th through May 21st as Emergency Medical Services Week. We are blessed with three very strong and active Volunteer Ambulance Corps – Warwick (which also services Florida), Greenwood Lake and Pine Island – who devote countless hours in service to the most vulnerable members of our community, those who are sick or suffer a health emergency, at any time of day or night. We are all grateful, and we salute you!
The Town Beach, located at the end of Windermere Avenue in the Village of Greenwood Lake will be open weekends, starting Saturday, May 28th, for your enjoyment. The beach, open from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., is staffed by certified lifeguards and provides picnic areas, as well as restroom and shower facilities. Daily passes are available at the gate, and both resident as well as non-resident passes are available through both Town and Village Halls. Call the Town Clerk at 986-1124. Starting June 25th, the beach will be open seven days a week through Labor Day. Enjoy!
I would like to thank the Warwick Valley Gardeners for the beautiful plantings at Town Hall. The Gardeners planted the circle in front of Town Hall, as well as our pots, and they maintain them all season long. We are very grateful to the Warwick Valley Gardeners for beautifying our Town.
“He serves his party best who serves his country best.”
By Rutherford B. Hayes (19th President, 1877-1881)
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.