Warwick store manager Charles Sladek also presented a $500 check to the Warwick Ecumenical Pantry  Warwick ShopRite customers may see a couple of familiar faces on Cheerios boxes when they visit the store this month. Employees Kayla Frisenea of Westbrookville and Linda Glasspool of Highland Lakes, N.J., earned those honors after joining thousands of other…

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Baird’s Tavern owners Adam Powers and Johnny Barounis recently welcomed Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and Warwick Historical Society members for an after hours mixer. During the evening Powers and General Manager Sarah Colley presented Warwick Historical Society board members with a check for $5,125 donated from sales of their tavern mug memberships. Since the…

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Farmers in Orange and Ulster counties joined forces Friday to fill a tractor trailer with fresh fruits and vegetables for victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. A year after a drought plagued the region, farmers had a good growing season this year, and they wanted to share their surplus. “We’ve been blessed with a great…

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‘Operation Toy Train’ arrives in Warwick to collect toys for needy families On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4, Christmas was still four weeks away. But by 3 p.m. a large crowd had gathered in the Chase Bank parking lot as Middletown & New Jersey Railroad Engineer Paul Hintz, sounding a loud whistle, drove a diesel locomotive…

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For the sixth consecutive year, Ladies Night, held this past August, also benefited Safe Homes of Orange County, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate all forms of domestic violence through education, outreach and providing services to individuals and families affected by domestic abuse. And on Wednesday, Oct. 19, Corrine Iurato, chair of Ladies…

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Suzy Baron, left, executive director of the Warwick Valley Humane Society, accepts a $3,000 check from Warwick Rotary President Katie Hansen. Baron said the money will be used to begin construction on a shed “to create living spaces reminiscent of a home for animals having a difficult time in the shelter environment.” She informed the…

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Millspaugh Furniture recently donated more than$14,000 of solid hickory tables, chairs and benches to the new tree house built at Angry Orchard Cidery in Walden. The event is part of an episode of the Animal Planet program, “Treehouse Masters,” which airs Friday night, July 22, at 10 p.m. When Millspaugh Furniture was approached by Treehouse…

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The Backpack Snack Attack program will hold a “Spring Fling” dinner and fund raiser on Monday, March 21. The fifth annual event, supported by local businesses, organizations and individuals, will be hosted and sponsored by Grappa Ristorante at 22 Railroad Ave. in the Village of Warwick. Since January 2009, elementary school children in this area…

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Warwick Valley Humane Society President Suzyn Barron accepts a $1,500 donation from Warwick Valley Rotary Club President Neil Sinclair, left, and Rotarian and animal rights activist Roger Gibboni. The money will be added to $2,500 previously raised to finance $6,500 in surgery for two abused animals now housed at the animal shelter. The non-profit humane…

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Santa is coming to United Martial Arts Centers, located at 43 West St., in the Village of Warwick, for breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. A $10 donation is requested per person for the Warwick Food Pantry. All guests will also receive a gift bag with coupons from local businesses and…

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United Martial Arts Centers has raised $2,000 for Back Pack Snack Attack, the program that provides as many as 300 children throughout Warwick with healthy food to each over the weekends. Pictured from left to right at the check presentation are: Shirley Pruitt, Back Pack Snack Attack; Master Tiana Ocker; UMAC Grand Master Edmund Ciarfella;…

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More than $2 million has been donated to veterans service organizations in the last seven years ShopRite Supermarkets Inc. recently concluded its 2015 Veterans Campaign with the seventh annual Recognizing Our Veterans celebration and awards ceremony hosted at Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, N.J. The top 10 fund-raising stores were recognized for their efforts in…

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