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Mayor’s Column

August 17, 2014

 

A Small Lake Community Known Nationally

        Many in and around the greater Greenwood Lake area are familiar with the early morning calls of a Coxswain shouting from the stern, and sometimes the bow, of the narrow shell of non-motorized boats gliding across the water. Over the past two decades since the founding of the East Arm Rowing Club, the crew from Greenwood Lake and the small club “EARC” are known nationally as a highly competitive team to beat.

        This past weekend, similar to many years prior, EARC sends some of its top rowers who train day in and day out, year round, preparing for the big race – the US Rowing Masters National Championships. This race, the Masters Nationals, which alternates race locations throughout the US each year, was held in Grand Rapids MI. I am proud, and certainly not surprised, to report that the EARC crew team will be bringing back a total of 6 medals including 4 gold medals.

        We, as a lake community, have tremendous attributes that differentiate us from all other lake communities. I am happy to say that one of our best attributes, and most incredible selling points to outsiders and those considering investing in this community, is an athletic club that depends solely on the lake.  In addition to the competitive, therapeutic and relaxing sport of rowing, our lake offers world class fishing, sailing, boating and the more recent and ever-increasingly popular Paddle Boarding. For these, and many more reasons, Greenwood Lake, and the surrounding area, is finding its way to a top spot as one of the country’s best lake community’s to live in.

 

  • Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
  • Neighborhood Watch Meeting – Wed., Aug. 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board Workshop/ Roundtable, Sept 15th from 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board General Meeting, Sept. 15th at .7:30p.m.
  • Summer Concert Series (Final Act) Sat., Aug. 23rd — Irish Night at the Beach sponsored by the Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society. Event kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Mayor’s Column

August 11, 2014

Greenwood Lake Mayor

By Jesse Dwyer

Greenwood Lake’s Inaugural
5K & Kids Fun Run
The success of the recent 5K is attributed to many factors. First and foremost, the dedicated volunteers and coordination of a hard working 5K committee that included Bill Cerone, Alexandriah Sabarese, Rebecca Forchette, Deputy Mayor Kelli Kelm, Trustee Katheleen Holder, Meghan Gilson, and Teresa Thomas. On race day, where there were over 200 racers between the 5K and Kid’s Fun Run, we had over 30 volunteers ensuring that the inaugural event went off without a hitch.
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. In addition, I would like to thank all of the more than 25 local sponsors, including our top sponsors: RW Orange County LLC (Proposed Sterling Forest Resort, Tuxedo, NY) with a $1,000 donation, the G.L. Lions Club with $500 and of course, the G.L. Elks Lodge with whom the Village partnered to execute this event. I’d also like to thank the Greenwood Lake Boy Scouts and finally, I would like to thank the G.L. Police, Fire and EMS for their support on race day.
Second Free Children’s
Concert This Thursday
Be sure to come out and enjoy a wonderful free children’s concert at the beach, sponsored by the G.L. Lions Club. The concert on Thurs., Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. will be the Uncle Brothers Band returning to play once again for our community’s children. If it rains the concert will be held at the G.L. Elks Lodge, located at 35 Chestnut St.
• Coalition Teen Center – every Wed. from 6 to 9 p.m. at the G.L. Elks Lodge.
• Boaters Safety Course – Wed., Aug., 13 & Fri., Aug. 15. Please sign up at the police department by calling 477-9211. This course runs two days, Wednesday and Friday, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. You must attend both sessions.
• Children’s Concert at the Beach – Thurs., Aug. 14 the Uncle Brothers Band will perform at 7 p.m. at the Waterfront Park. This free children’s concert is sponsored by the G.L. Lions Club.
• Identity Theft Seminar at the Senior Citizen’s Center – Fri. Aug., 15 at 12:30 p.m.
• Summer Concert Series – Sat., Aug. 16 the Galea & The Galvanizers, a blues rock band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park.
• Summer Concert Series – Sat., Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. will be Irish Night at the Beach, sponsored by the Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society.
• Village Board Workshop – Mon., Sept 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Courthouse.
• Village Board General Meeting – Mon., Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Second Herbicide Application August 5th, 2014

August 4, 2014

The Village of Greenwood Lake will be treating the algae growth in the lake with the DEC approved application of Copper Sulfate. This will be done tomorrow morning, August 5th, 2014. There is a 24 hour swimming restriction ONLY in the treated areas (East Arm and channel by Emerald Point, as well as the West Arm of the Lake. There is no fish consumption, irrigation or drinking restriction. All restrictions will be lifted after 24 hours.

CONCERT FOR TONIGHT IS RESCHEDULED

August 1, 2014

With the impending thunder storms, we have decided to reschedule tonight’s concert. 

The new date for tonight’s band will be next Friday, August 8th at 7:30p.m. at the Waterfront Park. 

 

Mayor Dwyer’s Column

July 28, 2014

Greenwood Lake Mayor

 

By Jesse Dwyer

 

Upcoming Greenwood Lake Reunion

        After taking a weeklong vacation with my family to attend a “Mech Family Reunion (My wife’s side)” I get to come home to attend something incredible – A Greenwood Lake Reunion. It is not often that a community can be so tight knit and connected, you can actually have a community-wide reunion. Well, according to long-time Laker, Tony Donato – you can, and we will!!

        Sources who have organized the reunion have told me that there will be over 300 attendees, both local and from all across the nation, to attend a reunion unlike any other. This reunion, dubbed as “Greenwood Lake Reunion 2014”, will be hosted at the Elks Lodge over the course of a 3 day series of events and gatherings. The reunion kicks off this Friday, August 1st at the Elks Annual Golf Outing. On Saturday, there is the reunion and BBQ which has been sold out since last week. The ticket sales were capped at 300 and they exceeded that with continuing requests for tickets. On Sunday, from 9:00a.m. – 1:–p.m., there will be a benefit Bruch at the Elks Pavilion to raise funds to help the Elks’ cause to stamp out Juvenile Diabetes. This event is available for the general public and tickets may be purchased at the door for $12.00pp.

Meeting of the GWL Historical Society

        Join a delightful time with great people at GWL’s Historical Society Meeting held at the Continental Restaurant on the Lake this Thursday at 7:30p.m. Come early and enjoy dinner at a great GWL Restaurant.

        You could be a lifelong “Laker” or new to the community. Come and listen to some great historical stories told by some of GWL’s finest historians.

 

  • Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
  • Greenwood Lake Historical Society Meeting Thursday, July 31st at the Continental Restaurant 7:30p.m.
  • Village Board Workshop, Aug. 11th From .6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board General Meeting, Aug. 11th at .7:30p.m.
  • GWL 5K Walk/ Run and Kids’ Fun Run, August 9th beginning at the Waterfront Park 9:00A.M.
  • Summer Concert Series Fri. Aug 1st-Some Guys and a Broad-Great 60, 70’s & 80’s group
  • Summer Concert Series Sat., Aug. 9thForever Ray – A Ray Charles Tribute Band at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park

Greenwood Lake News

July 16, 2014

By Jesse Dwyer

Community Events Upcoming in GWL

Greenwood Lake will be presenting its inaugural 5K event on August 9th to support local families in need. The event, a 5k combination walk & run as well as a children’s fun run, is hosted by the GWL Elks Lodge and financially supported by the GWL Lions Club (Largest sponsor), as well as numerous businesses and residents in and around out Village.

The 5k will begin at Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park at 9:00am, with signups at 7:30am, and will head through the Village, around the arm of the lake concluding back at the Waterfront Park with light refreshments for participants. Immediately after the 5k the “Kids’ Fun Run” will begin at 11:00am at the GWL Park next to CVS on the track that was donated by the GWL Lions Club. There will be fun things for everyone, including face painting, balloons, food, and a DJ.

Details of the event can be found by following the link on the Village’s Website, or going to the event website directly. Please sign up online in advance at http://bit.ly/gwl5k. Entrance fee for 5k participants is $25, Kids’ fun run participants are $10. Sponsorships are available and much needed and they start at $50 per sponsor. ALL proceeds will be going to local families in need. We currently have over 20 local GWL business and organization sponsors.

Event to support Wounded Warriors will once again be held at the GWL American Legion on July 26th from 12:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. The event will begin with a Softball game: Air Force vs Army and will have a BBQ, military vehicles and static weapons display. There will also be a Vietnam War reenactment.
Suggested donations of $10. All are welcome to join the fun and support the Wounded Warriors who have fought and sacrificed for our freedoms.

Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
• Chilren’s Concert at the Beach!! Thursday, July 17th at 7pm – Funkytown Playground.
• Summer Concert Series Sat., July 19th – New York Hitmen at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park
• Summer Concert Series Fri., July 25th – Mulligan Stew at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park
• Summer Concert Series Sat., July 26th– Patrick Parone Salutes Elvis – THE real Elvis is back in GWL at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park
• NOTICE MEETING CHANGE — Village Board Workshop Mon., July 28th From .6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. in the Courthouse
• Village Board General Meeting Mon., July 28th at .7:30p.m.
• GWL 5K Walk/ Run and Kids’ Fun Run Sat., August 9th beginning at the Waterfront Park
• Summer Concert Series Sat., Aug. 9th – Forever Ray – A Ray Charles Tribute Band at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park

Mayor Dwyer’s Column

July 8, 2014

GreenwoodLake Mayor

 

By Jesse Dwyer

 

Many Thanks for Civic Pride

        On behalf of the Village Board I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Independence Day Parade. I will attempt to thank all individually based on my recollections: Thank you to our Police Department, Fire Department, Ambulance Corp, Elks Lodge, Lion’s Club, American Legion Color Guard, Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion, Knights of Columbus and members of Holy Rosary, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Members of GWL Hardball, all of the viewing public, and I would also like to thank the Village Board, Village Attorney and our visiting elected officials, Warwick Supervisor Mike Sweeton, Deputy Supervisor Jim Gerster, Councilman DeAngelo, Village and Town Judge Nancy DeAngelo, Deerpark Town Supervisor Karl Brabenek, and Woodbury Judge David Hasin. And of course, the guest of honor, GWL Citizen of the year, Sue Toscano. Thank you all so very much for all you do to make our community great.

GWL Fireworks Sponsors

Thank you to the following Fireworks Sponsors:

Emerald Point Restaurant & Marina

Defeo’s Marina

Breezy Point Inn

Ace Marina

SouthShoreMarina

Cablevision

O&R

Casper Elevators

Long Pond Marina

GWL Small Craft Marina

Keith Garley

GWL Elks Lodge

Barry Ronne

Buckheit & Whalen

 

Village Receives Hydrorake Permit for North Arm

        I am very pleased to announce that last week the Village of Greenwood Lake received approval from the DEC for wetlands remediation to clear channels in our North and West Arms of Greenwood Lake. We anticipate that this project — $100,000 in Grant Funds – will be done in mid- August.

        In addition, I am please dot announce that the herbicides have had a tremendous impact on our lake. As one resident posted on Facebook, which has become more and more common over the past two weeks, people are finally swimming, paddle-boarding and rowing freely and safely in the calmer, weed-free waters of our no wake zones on GreenwoodLake. And in conclusion, I am happy to report that the Egrets are still happily enjoying a wonderful fishing-hole perched atop nearby docks in the East Arm.

 

        CoalitionTeenCenter Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge

  • Summer Concert Series Sat., July 12th — JAZZ with Larry Newcomb and the famous Bucky Pizzareli, 7:30 pm at the WaterfrontPark
  • Summer Concert Series Sat., July 19thNew York Hitmen at 7:30 p.m. at the WaterfrontPark
  • NOTICE MEETING CHANGE — Village Board Workshop Mon., July 28th From .6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board General Meeting Mon., July 28th at .7:30p.m.
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