Shopkeepers report that quality merchandise and personal service make Warwick a fun place to shop It was raining on Saturday, Dec. 23, and it had snowed one other Saturday during the holiday season, but the weather had been generally good and the consensus of downtown Warwick merchants was that “Home for the Holidays” was another…

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Santa can always use a few extra elves and the residents at Mount Alverno Center, an adult home and assisted living program in Warwick are ready and willing. On Sunday, Dec. 3, Mount Alverno residents Dorothy Wilson and Helen McKeon were among the many people who greeted the Middletown & New Jersey Railroad locomotive pulling…

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Perhaps it was the good weather or the large number of shoppers in downtown Warwick on Friday evening, Nov. 24, but a record crowd, estimated at more than 500 residents, turned out for Warwick’s official Christmas tree lighting. The annual event, enjoyed by everyone, especially parents, grandparents and children, was sponsored by the Warwick Volunteer…

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  There is one popular holiday mainstay of the annual celebration of Warwick’s Home for the Holidays that deserves more attention than many of the other traditions. The Angel Tree, located on Main Street between Akin’s Drug Store and Newhard’s The Home Source, is now on display and will be displayed throughout the holiday season.…

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The Warwick Hope Chest Thrift Boutique in Pine Island is opening its new “Magical Christmas Shoppe” from Saturday, Nov. 4, through Nov. 16, offering everything needed to decorate for the holidays. The sale of these new and gently refurbished decorations, from wreathes, garland, holiday displays and fun items the whole family will enjoy at a…

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‘Home for the holiday,’ good weather and a community that shops local all contribute to the bottom line The weather outside was generally good and the consensus of downtown Warwick merchants was that “Home for the Holidays” was another success and here to stay. “At Newhard’s we saw record breaking sales during our holiday season,”…

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It was the first time since 1978 that Hanukkah and Christmas fell on the same day. But on Saturday evening, Dec. 24, a crowd of about 100 Jewish as well as some Christian residents, including Mayor Michael Newhard, gathered just outside Lewis Park as Moshe Schwartzberg began officiating at the 23rd anniversary of Warwick’s Menorah…

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The Green Team Home Selling System is hosting a “Light up the Holidays” outdoor lighting contest. There will be three prizes: $200, $150 and $100 Warwick Merchant Guild gift certificates, and all proceeds will benefit the Warwick Valley Humane Society and the Vernon Township Animal Shelter. Contestants are asked to submit an image of their…

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Once again members of the Warwick Valley Gardeners decorated Railroad Green and the planter with colorful ribbons, swags, candy canes and lights for the holiday season. And on Friday evening, Nov. 18, Mayor Michael Newhard and the gardeners welcomed a large crowd gathered for the lighting and ceremony, which began with traditional Christmas carols sung…

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Plans have begun for the 2016 Winding Through Warwick holiday house tour, a benefit for St Anthony Community Hospital. This year’s tour will held on Saturday, Dec. 3, featuring five homes decked in all their holiday splendor, a special presentation of a Warwick Historical Society property and an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of the…

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Jean Claude Sanchez is commemorating the 18th anniversary of his award-winning patisserie and dessert shop, Jean-Claude’s Artisan Bakery & Dessert Café. In keeping with the event, Jean Claude and wife Annette Sanchez will hold the third annual Holiday Preview Open House night on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., where guest will be…

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Ceremony was broadcast live on WTBQ, thanks to Temple Beth Shalom in Florida Sunday evening, Dec. 6, as Moshe Schwartzberg began officiating at the 22nd anniversary of Warwick’s Menorah lighting. This year, the ceremony was broadcast live on Orange County Radio WTBQ (AM 1110/FM 93.5) courtesy of sponsorship by Temple Beth Shalom in the Village…

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