With more than 300 children and adults in attendance, United Martial Arts Centers generated $21,578 for Save the Children at the 2017 Break a Thon Tournament. “While we test our skills in Taekwondo and strive to reach our full potential,” Grand Master Edmund Ciarfella, owner and founder of United Martial Arts Centers, said in his…

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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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  On Monday, Aug. 21, local author Anita Page and Catherine Maiorisi, president of the New York Chapter of Sisters in Crime, a national organization of crime fiction writers, presented a $500 grant to Tom Roberts, co-owner of Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe in the Village of Warwick. The award will be used for promoting…

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Warwick Valley Gardeners make a donation of library books each year to each public library in the Town of Warwick. Recently WVG members Marcela Gross and Gert Galligan presented books to the public libraries of Florida, Greenwood Lake and Warwick. Rosemary Cooper, library director at the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick is seen with…

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Sustainable Warwick hosts reuse event on April 22-23  The Village of Warwick spring trash pick-up is approaching. Time to clean out that attic, garage or basement and discard what you no longer need. But can someone else use your “stuff?” Sustainable Warwick is hosting the “Too Good To Toss” event at Stanley Deming Park on…

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Warwick Valley Rotary Club President Katie Hansen, right, presents a $500 donation to Sarita Green, director of programs and services for Safe Homes of Orange County. Safe Homes assists approximately 10,000 domestic violence victims a year in Orange County, providing a 24-hour hotline, counseling, awareness and support to access services and shelters. Photo by Patti…

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On Friday, December 9, contributors to the first annual Toys for Military Tots toy drive assembled at the office of Orange County Community Radio WTBQ (1110 AM/93.5 FM) to celebrate the success of the program and the distribution of the toys. The program was launched this November by station owner Frank Truatt and station manager…

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The Thrift Shop at Christ Church is in need of additional inventory of gently used clothing and household items. After almost 50 years in business, the shop is a destination for thrifters looking for a deal. A recent renovation in the shop – including custom-built fitting rooms and a spacious display area, means the parish…

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June is “Adopt a Homeless Cat,” month and the next best thing to adoption is to make a donation. On Sunday, June 26, the Warwick Valley Humane Society will host a “Kitten Shower,” from 1 – 3 p.m. complete with refreshments, sweets and lots of kittens. The event will be held at the Society’s animal…

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This non-profit organization offers designer and upscale new and gently used clothing at drastic discounts. On Thursday, May 5, Town of Warwick Deputy Supervisor James Gerstner and members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined founders and members of the Hope Chest Thrift Boutique, The Clothing Closet and Treasure Chest to celebrate their fifth…

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Fourth annual Mardi Gras for a Cause raises more than $9,000 for Back Pack Snack Attack  Once again the Warwick restaurants, local musicians, volunteers, residents and others stepped up to the plate to insure the success beyond expectations of the fourth annual Mardi Gras for a Cause. The event, held in the Village of Warwick…

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