School libraries are perhaps traditionally thought of as quiet, stale rooms filled with boring books and little else. However, the newly renovated Warwick Valley Middle School has turned that stereotype on its literary head by revamping its library into a high-tech hub where books, technology, and stylish modernity seamlessly collide in a bright, open, and…

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The Village of Warwick welcomed guests on Sun., Oct. 6 from near and far during the annual Applefest celebration produced by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce. The day included an extraordinary variety of Warwick’s delicious apples, culture, entertainment, Victorian charm and agricultural bounty. The festival takes place within the Village, but many of the…

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Rain or shine, the race must go on. There was a light rain on Labor Day, Sept. 2, but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of runners who participated in the 28th annual Warwick Lions 5K/5M run/walk under the direction of George McManus. The annual event, which begins on the grounds of the Warwick…

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Warwick Valley Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Team places first at finals. The Warwick Valley Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team had a strong showing this weekend at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in East Lansing, Michigan, at placed first in the Problem I, Division II category. The team competed in…

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The chill in the air and intermittent drizzle didn’t dampen the spirits of the first graders from Park Ave. Elementary School who gathered in Stanley-Deming Park for the annual Village of Warwick Arbor Day festivities on Fri., Apr. 26. Mayor Michael Newhard, Shade Tree Commissioner Robert Scheuermann and Warwick Valley Gardener Patricia Reinhardt gathered with…

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With their entire lives ahead of them, students aren’t often sure of the path they want to follow once they leave the comfort of the “known,” their High School, and head out into the unknown, “the real world.” The sixth annual Career Day, held at Warwick Valley High School on Thurs., Apr. 4, might be…

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Orange-Ulster BOCES (OU BOCES) held the Odyssey of the Mind Region 5 Tournament on Sat., Mar. 9 as 68 teams from 12 school districts in Orange and Dutchess Counties came together to compete. Odyssey of the Mind is an intellectual contest of creativity, resourcefulness, mental acuity, and expression. The purpose of the competition is to…

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Once again Warwick restaurants, local musicians, volunteers, residents and others stepped up to the plate to insure the success beyond expectations of the seventh annual Mardi Gras for a Cause. More than 500 participants enjoyed an evening of live music and fun for all ages celebrated in the tradition of New Orleans. The event, held…

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The Warwick Valley Middle School (WVMS) hosted their 11th annual “Valentines for Vets” celebration on Valentine’s Day, Thurs., Feb. 14 in the school cafeteria. The heartwarming event welcomed dozens of veterans and their families from Warwick and the surrounding area to join WVMS faculty, students, Town officials, members of the Warwick Valley Wire Choir, and…

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently nominated two Warwick schools for the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) program distinction. The nominees are Sanfordville Elementary School and the Warwick Valley Middle School. The ED-GRS program recognizes schools where staff, students, officials, and communities have worked together to produce energy efficient, sustainable,…

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Members of Warwick Valley Rotary and its Warwick Valley High School counterpart Interact plan a “Bowl for A Cause” benefit on Sunday, March 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1-3 p.m., at Pin Street in Warwick. Committee members standing are: Edwin Wiley, Joyce Perron, Ashish Anand, Neil Sinclair, David Dempster and Edward M. Lynch;…

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Students had the chance to discuss job opportunites with more than 30 companies and individuals  The focus was on survival skills students need for success in careers, college and citizenship and it was an opportunity to meet and talk with professionals representing a host of careers, from technology to politics to skilled trades. On April…

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Warwick Valley High School celebrates the opening of Wildcuts Salon  This school year, the Warwick Valley High School added cosmetology to its growing Career and Technical Education (CTE) program On Thursday, Jan. 25, members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined School Superintendent Dr. David Leach, High School Principal Dr. Larry Washington, cosmetology teacher…

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