‘Into the Woods’ Coming to Greenwood Lake

Greenwood Lake Theater presents Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s Tony award-winning musical “Into The Woods,” on Fri., Aug. 9 and Sat., Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, 7 Windermere Ave. in Greenwood Lake, NY (rain venue: Warwick Valley Community Center, 11 Hamilton Ave. in…

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First 3 Pines Nature Place program begins Jan 23 at Warwick Valley Community Center

 The Warwick Valley Community Center’s first 3 Pines Nature Place program begins Tuesday, Jan. 23. Nature educator Pam Golben will be teaching this Winter Nature Program for 2-4 year old preschoolers and their parents/caretakers. Little Cones, 3 Pines Nature Place’s first official program, will run every Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for six weeks.…

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Haunted House at the Community Center

The Wickham Works Maker Team will offer their second annual ShockFry fundraiser with the help of members of the Warwick High School Interact Club, the Acting Out Playhouse and the Warwick Valley Community Center (WVCC) Youth Advisory Board. The Haunted House will be presented on Fri., Oct. 20; Sat., Oct. 21; Fri., Oct. 27; and…

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A giving community

Plumbers, electricians, painters, landscapers, tree men, local businesses and residents – 75 in all – from Warwick’s Grace Community Church recently spent a very long day at the Warwick Valley Community Center. Since then, visitors have commented on the beautiful changes in the front of and inside our 93-year-old building. Landscaping, plumbing and painting in…

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W.V. Community Center outlines what Nature Play Area would look like

Organizers seek volunteers for the project, donations and suggestions for a name for the play area  The Warwick Valley Community Center has released the design for a new nature play area. The fundamental belief behind the concept is “that in order to build and sustain vibrant communities, we must offer children opportunities to connect with…

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Volunteers needed to build birdhouses for Warwick Valley Community Center

They need more people with carpentry skills. On Sunday, Sept. 25, volunteers will gather at the Warwick Valley Community Center, formerly known as the Doc Fry Center, at 11 Hamilton Ave. in the Village of Warwick. They and professional contractors and carpenters, along with organizer Patrick Gallagher of Gallagher Solar ,will form an assembly line…

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Applefest’s 26th enjoy record crowds

Perhaps it was the picture perfect weather or the increasing notoriety but by all accounts the 30,000 to 35,000 estimates for the annual celebration of Applefest on Sunday, Oct. 5, need to be revised upwards. “I think this is the largest crowd we’ve ever had,” said Michael Johndrow, executive director of the Warwick Valley Chamber…

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WV Community Center to host pill disposal on Oct. 26

Warwick Valley Community Center and Coalition will host a confidential pill drop on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the  Caboose on South Street in Warwick. A collaboration between Chase Bank and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, the event is part of a nationwide effort to reduce the number of expired…

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Applefest crowds exceed expectations and break records despite light rain

It seems that Applefest, Warwick’s largest and most well attended event, has always enjoyed pretty good weather. Although, in 1989, the very first Applefest was almost wiped out by Hurricane Hugo, which struck this area in the early afternoon. Since then, however, it’s generally been clear sailing. But on Sunday, October 6, a light, or…

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Craft vendor spaces available for Applefest

Warwick Applefest 2013, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 6, continues to accept craft vendor applications. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Warwick Applefest, an annual fund raiser co-sponsored by the Warwick Valley Community Center and the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce. Applications are juried, and booths will be assigned until all categories and…

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Assemblywoman encourages young leaders

Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt recently spoke with the participants in the Warwick Valley Community Center’s Youth Leadership Academy. The program was designed to encourage shy or quiet students to become leaders. “Speaking up for yourself, sharing your views and public speaking are not skills that come naturally to many people. Even in the State Capitol, many…

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Summer Fest coming on July 20

Community Center to benefit from the auction of 65 artist-created birdhouses; homeowners may benefit from weatherization incentives The Warwick Valley Community Center will team up with the Energize Warwick campaign on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  to present the Warwick Community Summer Fest with something for everyone. The main event will…

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Applefest ’13 seeks sponsors

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Warwick Applefest, the annual fund raiser co-sponsored by the Warwick Valley Community Center and the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce. Over the past 25 years, Applefest has grown remarkably and now annually attracts 35,000 visitors. It has been voted “Best Food Event” and “Best Family & Arts Festival”…

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Birdhouse auction to benefit WVCC

On Saturday, July 20, the Warwick Valley Community Center and Sustainable Warwick will sponsor the first annual Birdhouse Auction and Energy Picnic under a giant tent on the grounds of the Center at 11 Hamilton Avenue. A selection of healthy foods and refreshments as well as traditional summer treats like our locally famous sausage and…

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