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From the Mayor’s Office

July 27, 2015

GWL’s Annual 5k Run / Walk and Kid’s Fun Run
This Saturday, August 1st, GWL will kick off its second annual 5k run / walk and kids fun run for charity. The race begins at Thomas Morahan Waterfront park at 9am, with registration beginning at 7:30a.m.. Advance registration is encouraged but last minute / day of signups are accepted. If you would like to register for this charitable run, please visit http://bit.ly/gwl5k2015 or contact gwl5kinfo@gmail.com. In addition to the 5k, there is a kid’s fun run which will take place in Ben Winstanley Memorial park (CVS Field) at 11a.m. Registration for the 5k is $25 and the Kid’s fun run is $10 per participant.
After the races are complete, we will host a Friend in Need benefit fundraiser at the Elks from 12p.m. – 4p.m. in support of the local family struggling with an ill child who has beat the odds to make it to her current age of almost one year old.

West Nile Infected Mosquitoes
Although West Nile has been found in some mosquitoes in Greenwood Lake, we are thankful the County continues to monitor mosquito populations throughout the county. I would urge residents to take the proper precautions in avoiding exposure to mosquitoes by dressing properly, use repellent and to be aware of your surroundings during peak mosquito activity times such as dawn and dusk. I would also ask that residents help reduce the opportunities for mosquitoes to live and breed by eliminating all stagnant water around their homes and cleaning up debris along their shorelines. Any questions or concerns please call Village Hall at 477-9215. After hours, please email Mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org.

Events in the Village

● GWL Coalition Meeting 3rd Tuesday each month at the Senior Center. 7:00 p.m. Help combat drug and alcohol use among our youth. Attend a Coalition meeting!
● GWL Historical Society Meeting Thursday July 30th. Meet 6:30p.m at the New Continental for tour of Nobel Furnace, then regular meeting back at the New Continental at 7:30p.m.
● GWL 5k Run / Walk & Kid’s Fun Run, Saturday August 1st 9a.m. (5k) & 11a.m. for kid’s fun run.
● GWL Friend in Need Benefit at the GWL Elks Sat., Aug., 1 from 12p.m. – 4p.m. $20 all you can eat / drink.
● Summer Concert Series welcomes The Grey Hounds Sat., Aug., 1st at 7:30p.m.
● Suicide Awareness Concert Thursday August 6th from 6pm – 9pm at the Thomas P Morahan Waterfront Park.

West Nile Virus Found in Mosquito in Greenwood Lake

July 22, 2015

As a result of the continuing monitoring of Orange County’s mosquito population by the Orange County Department of Health, a mosquito pool carrying the West Nile virus was found in the Village of Greenwood Lake.

“The discovery of West Nile in the mosquito population is a reminder that this virus is still present and a risk,” said Orange County Health Commissioner, Eli N. Avila MD, JD, MPH, FCLM. Residents should wear appropriate clothing and consider sprays when outdoors and check their property for any pooling or stagnant water.

• Minimize outdoor activities between dusk and dawn.
• Wear shoes and socks, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt when you are outdoors for long periods of time, or when mosquitoes are most active.
• Consider using mosquito repellent when it is necessary to be outdoors, particularly during evening activities, e.g., fishing. Make sure to follow the directions on the label.

Mosquitoes can breed in any stagnant water that lasts more than four days. To reduce the mosquito population around your home and property take the following steps to reduce or eliminate standing water:

• Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers.
• Drill drain holes in the bottoms of recycling containers that are kept outdoors.
• Make sure that your roof gutters drain properly, and clean clogged gutters in the spring and fall.
• Turn over wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
• Change the water in birdbaths twice a week.
• Remove all discarded tires from your property.
• Clean vegetation and debris from the edges of ponds.
• Drain water from pool covers. Also, remove leaves and debris as they collect on covers to reduce breeding areas.
• Use landscaping to eliminate standing water that collects on your property.
• Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish. Water gardens are fashionable but become major mosquito producers if they are allowed to stagnate.

If you have any questions please call Village Hall at 477-9215.

Best,
Jesse Dwyer
Mayor

From the Mayor’s Office

July 22, 2015

By Jesse Dwyer

A Tragedy Should be a Reminder

Unfortunately it takes a tragedy to remind many to be safe. We lost a life on the lake last week as a boater attempted to swim to shore. This is a sad reminder that a lake is a very powerful place and must be respected. You must be aware of your limits and take into consideration factors that are beyond your control when swimming in the lake. For example, an increased current under the water could be a factor. You may think you’re swimming straight but you could in fact be heading off course because of the current under water. Waves could also become very large due to higher boat traffic and wind. Swimming in a calm pool is much easier than swimming in a choppy lake. Bottom line, if you swim from a boat, stick with the boat. Other boaters might not be able to see where you are as they drive. If you are not with your boat, you are a hazard in the water and your life could be in danger. On behalf of the Village Board, we offer our sympathies to the victim’s family. We also offer these reminders to consider the lake as a great asset, but also to recognize it as a powerful force which needs to respected.

Unsung Volunteers

All too often, unsung volunteers and the people who do the right thing go unnoticed. This, in fact, is the true definition of an ethical person – one who does and will do the right thing even when no one is looking. Well, the day after our fireworks celebration at the beach, we had some concerned citizens who thought the beach was a mess (rightfully so). These young citizens, all in their teens, cleaned up the entire beach and told no one. They did it because they care for their community and are ethical individuals. I would like to thank Ashley Gonzalez, Jeanine Sorrentino, Emily Jenter and Alyssa Folkerstma for believing in your community and giving some of your time to help us out.

 

Events in the Village

  • GWL Coalition Meeting 3rd Tuesday each month at the Senior Center. 7:00 p.m. Help combat drug and alcohol use among our youth. Attend a Coalition meeting!
  • Summer Concert Series – Children’s Concert The Uncle Brothers Band, Thursday July 23rd beginning at 6”30 p.m. at the Beach (sponsored by the GWL Lions Club)
  • Warwick Summer Arts Festival, featuring a day of Veteran Arts at the GWL American Legion on Sunday, July 26th from 12pm – 6pm.
  • Summer Concert Series presents New York Hitmen, Saturday July 25th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Suicide Awareness Concert Thursday August 6th from 6pm – 9pm at the Thomas P Morahan Waterfront Park.

From the Mayor’s Office

July 13, 2015

By Jesse Dwyer

Military Appreciation Day in Village

Another successful year of appreciating our nation’s Veteran’s by the good folks at the Arthur Finnegan Post American Legion. This past Sunday, a committee of dedicated volunteers, Legion members, veterans, civilians, Ladies Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion put on an incredible display of appreciation to the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division 1st Battalion 32nd Cavalry, also known as the “Bandits”. Each year, the Army sends some of its brightest and most accomplished soldiers to train the Cadets at West Point Military Academy. And each year, this committee of volunteers shows their appreciation by putting on a celebration at our local Legion.

Great work committee, and from the Village Board, thank you to our soldiers fighting abroad and those training at “home”, but who are prepared to go abroad at a moment’s notice.

Suicide Awareness Concert in Village

The GWL Coalition will once again partner with the GWL Boy Scouts Troop 121 to host a Suicide Awareness Concert on August 6th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.. The Awareness Concert began as an Eagle Scout project by local resident Ethan Williams. The Coalition and Scouts will be continuing the tradition. Please attend the free concert and hear a heartfelt speaker as well as a great local band. The concert will be held at the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Beach. In case of rain, concert will be held in the GWL Elks Lodge.

 

Events in the Village

  • GWL Coalition Meeting 3rd Tuesday each month at the Senior Center. 7:00 p.m. Help combat drug and alcohol use among our youth. Attend a Coalition meeting!
  • Summer Concert Series presents the Some Guys and a Broad, Saturday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park.
  • PBA Bicycle Rodeo July 19th at 1:00 p.m. at the American Legion. Any questions please call Officer Malara at 477-9211
  • Summer Concert Series – Children’s Concert The Uncle Brothers Band, Thursday July 23rd beginning at 6”30 p.m. at the Beach (sponsored by the GWL Lions Club)
  • Summer Concert Series presents New York Hitmen, Saturday July 25th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Village Board Public Hearing on the proposed code changes relating to Cell Tower construction July 20th 7:00 p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board Workshop July 20th at 6:30p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board Meeting July 20th at 7:30p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Kids Fishing Derby, Sponsored by the GWL PBA Sunday, July 26th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Defeo’s Marina. Derby for ages 15 and under. Catch and release only. Bring your own fishing pole and bait. Limited quantity available for children without a fishing pole. Life jacket required. Bring your own life jacket or one can be provided. For questions call Police Officer Malara at 477-9211. Please register for event by July 20th, 2015.

Successful Independence Day Weekend

July 7, 2015

I would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate Independence Day with the Village. We had a successful parade and fireworks show thanks to everyone’s involvement and commitments. I would like to offer special thanks to the following sponsors of our fireworks show:
County Executive Steve Neuhaus
Optimum / Cablevision
Orange & Rockland
D&D Sports Marina
Ace Marine
Emerald Point
Defeo’s Marina
Long Pond Marina
South Shore Marina

In addition, I would like to thank the following people and organizations for their support:
Tommy Kelly
Justice Keith Garley
John Garley
Fireworks Extravaganza
GWL PD
GWL FD
GWL Ambulance Corp
American Legion
Daughters of the Legion
Sons of the Legion
Cub Scouts
Girl Scouts
Gaelic Cultural Society & Project Children
Church of the Good Shepherd
Grace Lutheran Church
Warwick Town Board
Town Justice Nancy DeAngelo
County Legislator Barry Cheney
Donna Garley
Greenwood Lake Seniors
Citizen of the Year and Village Clerk Pat Olsen
Last but not least, our Village Board: Kelli Kelm, Katheleen Holder, Chad Sellier, Tom Howley and Attorney John Buckheit.

Thank you everyone for your contributions to the weekend.

Events in the Village

● GWL Coalition Meeting 3rd Tuesday each month at the Senior Center. 7:00 p.m. Help combat drug and alcohol use among our youth. Attend a Coalition meeting!
● Summer Concert Series presents the Forever Ray, a Ray Charles tribute band, Saturday, July 11th at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park.
● Military Appreciation Day Celebration at the GWL American Legion Sunday, July 12th at 12pm. Weapons demonstrations and fun for all ages. Admission is $15 and includes food and beverages.

Summer Concert for Tonight Moved to Elks

June 27, 2015

The Free Summer Concert for this evening, Saturday, June 27th, will be moved to the Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge because of the rain.

Concert starts 7:30pm

The Channel Drifters Band

35 Chestnut St, Greenwood Lake NY 10925

Swim Lessons Offered by Village

June 25, 2015

The Village of Greenwood Lake will have swimming lesson registration on Tuesday July 7th, at Village Hall at 18 Church St., Greenwood Lake, NY 10925 from 6pm to 8pm.

The cost for the program is $50 per child. There will be 2 sessions one in July and one in August, dates to follow. We will be offering 3 groups: Toddler and Parent ages 2-4, beginners ages 5-7, and Intermediate ages 8-12. If interested please come to registration.

Contact Village Hall with any questions: 477-9215

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