Warwick. Season ended strong in spite of late start and some poor weather. Thanksgiving, the holiday that occurs just before the kick off of downtown Warwick’s annual celebration of Home for the Holidays, came late this year. And to make matters worse, there was rain, a rare heavy downpour during most of the day, for…

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Stores in the Village of Warwick didn’t open at midnight for Black Friday but on the seventh annual “Small Business Saturday,” a campaign backed by American Express, shoppers came out in droves to the downtown business district. Merchants reported excellent sales, not only for Saturday but also for the entire weekend. Small Business Saturday, sandwiched…

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Annual Sidewalk Sale enjoys great weather, lots of vendors and large crowds  Those visiting Warwick’s annual Sidewalk Sale last weekend, July 11-12, enjoyed lots of sun and blue skies. And there were plenty of vendors and non-profits stationed along Main Street and Railroad Avenue along with live musical entertainment. Co-chairs Tim Mullally, co-owner of Style…

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Warwick’s store front and home-based businesses on display in one place for the eighth year in row Seventy-seven businesses and organizations and more than 1,000 visitors participated in Community Showcase, formerly known as EXPO and now in its eighth year. The recent Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce business showcase was held at the Middle School…

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Buy local efforts, plus coordinated events, made downtown the place to shop Although it was a short season due to a late Thanksgiving, the consensus of downtown Warwick merchants was that “Home for the Holidays” was another big success. “We had a great holiday season and a very good apple-picking season before that,” said Mayor…

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The shop local aspect of ‘Home for the Holidays’ in Warwick attracts an excellent turnout  It couldn’t have been a better day. Coming on the heels of some unseasonably cold weather, including recent forecasts of freezing rain, the sunny skies and mid-fifty degree temperatures were a welcome surprise for the first day of the annual…

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Annual Merchant Guild program promotes having fun while shopping local It may be hard to believe but the beginning of the holiday season is only a few weeks away. The Warwick Merchant Guild and participating merchants have long been planning a bigger and better season with a host of new ideas to encourage everyone to…

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Approximately 85 businesses and organizations and more than 1,000 visitors participated in the seventh annual Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce EXPO, a community business showcase, held at the Middle School on Saturday, March 29. “Thanks to the hard work of our committee and our volunteers, the event was, as usual, well organized and well run,”…

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Annual chamber event provides exposure for shops, entrepreneurs The vendors hawked everything from organic hot dogs, to health care, to homes. The community who turned out to hear their pitches collected everything from markers, to muffins, to martial-arts advice. Asked what he’d collected during Saturday’s Warwick Valley Community Expo at the middle school, Jeff Cooper…

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The Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its seventh annual business-to-business and business-to-consumer EXPO on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Middle School. Registration is now underway, $225 for members and $425 for non-members, which includes a 2014 chamber membership. Booths are assigned on a first come,…

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Although the media reported a disappointing holiday season for brick and mortar retail stores in general, the consensus of the downtown Warwick merchants was quite different. “Although the season was a week shorter due to a late Thanksgiving and there were a few days of rough weather, the holiday season was very strong at Newhard’s,”…

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Chamber membership grows to 572 as it continues to push the quality of shopping local Once again, despite continued slow economic growth and uncertainty in 2013, there were far more entrepreneurs throughout the Town of Warwick who decided to take a risk and expand or open new businesses than those who closed their doors. And…

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Fourth annual Small Business Saturday lures more shoppers to downtown Warwick Stores in the Village of Warwick didn’t open at midnight for Black Friday but on the fourth annual “Small Business Saturday,” a campaign backed by American Express, shoppers came out in droves to the downtown business district. Merchants reported record sales, not only for…

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Annual event encourages people to shop local and to be mindful of those who are in need Although the weather was cold and blustery with temperatures in the low 20s, shopkeepers reported a respectable turnout for the beginning last Sunday of the annual celebration of Home for the Holidays in downtown Warwick. The Warwick Merchant…

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