2015 in Warwick business

It’s becoming a regular occurrence. Once again there were far more entrepreneurs throughout the Town of Warwick who decided to take a risk and expand or open new businesses in 2015 than those who closed their doors. The Warwick business community saw a record number of new openings and, like most other years, moves, expansions,…

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The holidays open in Warwick

The Merchant Guild’s Home for the Holidays launched Sunday, Nov. 22  There were gray skies and it was a little on the chilly side but on Sunday, Nov. 22, shopkeepers in downtown Warwick reported an excellent turnout for the annual celebration of Home for the Holidays. The Merchant Guild and participating merchants had long been…

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Craft Beer Cellar celebrates first anniversary

It’s an important anniversary in the life of any business. On Thursday, Oct. 29, members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined co-owner Michael Keller and his “beer geek” staff for a first anniversary ceremony at Craft Beer Cellar. The Craft Beer Cellar, owned by Michael and Maggie Keller, is located at 93 Main…

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Warwick Valley Guide wants you

The 25th annual Warwick Valley Guide, an information resource for residents and visitors alike, is accepting submissions now through Jan. 14, 2016. Advertising is separated into categories that provide information about local dining, shopping, accommodations, arts, culture and recreation. The brochure also includes a year-round events calendar and destination maps. Organizations are encouraged to submit…

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Warwick Valley Olive Oil Co. celebrates official grand opening

WARWICK — Chris and Diane Zimmerli and their neighbors Arthur Baxter and Andrea Volter independently came up with the same idea: Warwick would be an ideal location for the unique olive oil stores they had each visited during separate travels. They decided to become partners. On Friday, June 5, Town of Warwick Deputy Supervisor James…

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Warwick Subway Sandwich shop celebrates official grand opening

On Tuesday, July 22, Town of Warwick Deputy Supervisor James Gerstner, Mayor Michael Newhard and members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined owner Michele Schiffrin, her family and staff for the official grand opening of her new Subway Sandwich shop in the Fairgrounds Shopping Center at 148 Route 94 South in Warwick. The…

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Warwick’s orchards make it an apple of NYC tourists’ eye

WARWICK — The Big Apple finally figured out where the real apples are — Warwick! A New York City based trend-driven website, Stylecaster.com, recently named Warwick as a top-10 place for a weekend escape. On the site, Warwick is highlighted under the section “The Vivant” — a person with superb taste in travel, shopping, nightlife…

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Seely & Durland earns best practices award

Seely & Durland Insurance in Warwick has received the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s “Best Practices” award. Since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, have studied the country’s leading agencies in six revenue categories. The agencies comprising the study groups are selected every third year through a comprehensive nomination…

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Warwick’s first family celebrated

The first farm in Warwick – all 100 acres of it – established in 1713 More chairs were called for Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24, to avoid standing-room-only at a well-attended program on the Wisner family held at the Historical Society of the Town of Warwick AW Buckbee Center.Guest lecturers for the day were Warwick Town…

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Warwick developer transfers buildings to Occupations

The donation by Jonah Mandelbaum and Donna Applegate is the largest ever to the group that provides services to those with disabilities Warwick developer Jonah Mandelbaum and his wife, Donna Applegate, recently announced that they will transfer over $20 million in Town of Wallkill building projects to Occupations, Inc., for a token payment of three…

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Celebrating the Wisner Tercentennial

Upcoming program will look at Clinton Wheeler Wisner’s contribution to Warwick In commemorating the tercentennial of the Wisner family in Warwick, Town Historian Dr. Richard Hull and Village Historian Jean Beattie May will present a program on Feb. 24 celebrating the life of Clinton Wheeler Wisner, who served as village president (or now mayor) from 1890…

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Warwick to purchase former prison

  Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton describes it as “a home run.”Last week he announced that the town, its local development corporation and the State of New York had reached a tentative agreement to purchase the Mid Orange Correctional Facility site for $3.1 million. The not-for-profit Warwick Valley Local Development Corporation (WVLDC) had negotiated the…

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Gabe’s breakfast sandwich wins at Bella’s Bagels

From left co-owner Daniel Laperuta, winner Gabriel Chaves and presenting his award, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton. Gabriel Chavesí creation of sausage, egg, cheese and hash browns on a roll, is now on the menu at Bellaís Bagels, 42 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Merchant Square. Itís called, Gabe’s, and Chaves is the first winner…

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