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Grace Lutheran Church Announces Sunday School Rally Day

August 29, 2014

Greenwood Lake, NY Grace Lutheran Church on Waterstone Road announces Sunday School Rally Day will take place on Sunday, September 7th.


After the 9:30 am Sunday service, the Sunday School Rally will consist of registration for the upcoming season of Sunday School, fellowship and an ice cream sundae party.


In the spirit of “God’s Work, Our Hands” Grace Lutheran Church will also be collecting nonperishable foods and personal hygiene items for the Greenwood Lake Food Pantry.


For more information contact Sue Toscano, Council President, at 845-477-2267.


Grace is known for creative fundraising events including the very popular annual Murder Mystery dinner, their Soup and Chili Cook-off and various other dinner and social events.


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church invites all to join them for worship services on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am and for coffee hour and fellowship immediately following. 

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 25 Waterstone Road Ÿ Greenwood Lake Ÿ NY; Tel: 845-477-3384.

Mayor’s Column

August 25, 2014

Greenwood Lake Mayor

By Jesse Dwyer

Celebrating GWL’s 90th “Birthday”
In a year where we have seen so many community events and fun times for all ages, we are wrapping the year up with a grand finale. For some, September 6th is late summer, but for us fall lovers, it is dubbed the beginning of fall. Well, on that early fall day, GWL will offer the epic and historic running of the beds down Windermere. Beginning at 12:00 p.m., if you are not running a bed, stand along Windermere and watch the comedic and competitive racing of beds. Just before the bed race, take a few minutes to save a life and donate blood at the GWL Ambulance Corp building located at 74 Windermere Ave between 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Following the historic GWL Bed Race, at 2:00 p.m., we will be celebrating GWL’s 90th year of being an incorporated New York Village. Please join the GWL Village Board, Town Board and over a dozen local organizations for a day of historic fun in Greenwood Lake. Kicking off festivities at 2:00 p.m. in the field next to CVS, there will be food, refreshments, pie eating contests, dunk tanks, local products for sale and the nostalgic feeling of good ‘ole GWL!

• Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
• Ambulance Corp Blood Drive – Sat., Sept., 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p. m. at the Ambulance Corp Building
• Village Board Workshop/ Roundtable Mon., Sept 15th from 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. in the Courthouse
• Village Board General Meeting Mon., Sept. 15th at .7:30p.m.
• GWL Annual Bed Race, Sept. 6th beginning at 12pm on Windermere Ave
• GWL Celebrates 90th Anniversary Sept. 6th at 2pm in the GWL Park next to CVS.

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.


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

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