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From the Mayor’s Office

July 16, 2018

Old Firehouse / New Community Center

When the Village first found out that the Fire Department was moving out of the Village-owned firehouse, we began the discussion of what new use the firehouse (on Waterstone road) would have. Although there were some decent opportunities, none seemed more fitting than a community / teen center. The GWL Coalition run Teen Center has been operating at the GWL Elks for the past five years. We are eternally grateful for the amazing hospitality and commitment the Elks have shown to working with and helping the kids in the community through this program, but it is time to move out and move on! Beginning in the Fall of 2018, the Teen Center will operate out of the old firehouse on Waterstone Road. In addition to operating the teen center, the Village Board hopes this facility can be shared effectively by all local organizations and serve as a community center. For example, the firehouse will be used as a training facility for the GWL Theater program as they prepare for the weeklong show in August. We have already heard from Grace Lutheran, who would like to use the building for a craft fair location. These are great uses for the building and we are open to all organizations who need it. If you are an organization that would like to use the facility, please reach out to Village Hall and we will work out the details. There is, of course, no charge for local organizations to use the community center!

The Teen Center is in need of a few donated items. If anyone can donate any of the following items, please reach out so we can make arrangements – mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org or 477-9215. Couches (must be in good condition), pool table, television (flat screen for wall mount), freezer, commercial oven, shelving, bean bags, and any other items you think would be well suited for a teen center! I am extremely excited about this new opportunity for the teens in GWL – and I cannot thank enough the GWL Elks for their years of assistance for the kids of our community. I am sure the teen center will continue counting on them even after the move!

 

Village Events

 

July 21 – Some Guys and a Broad Band

July 28 – Elvis Tribute by Patrick Perone

Aug. 3 – Movie Night at the Beach – “Camp Beverly Hills”

Aug 4- Greenwood Lake 5k Race

Aug 4 – Black Dirt Bandits Band

Aug 7 – National Night Out Against Crime – CVS Field

Aug 10 – 19: GWL Theater performing “Oliver” at the Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park

Aug 24 – Rock Underground

Aug 25 – Irish Night at the Beach featuring Celtic Cross

Sep 1 – Soul City Band

Sept 8 – Paddlepalooza 10am; Decorated Boat Parade, Caribbean Night at the Beach with “Caribbean Cruisers Band”

 

June – August: Free Health & Wellness Program at the Beach

  • Sat 9am – Zumba
  • Sun 8:30am – Yoga
  • Sun 9:30am – Circuit Training
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From the Mayor’s Office

June 25, 2018

2018 Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

Without question, one of the most exciting times of the year in Greenwood Lake is the 4th of July – Independence Day. The Village, along with the many organizations have continued this wonderful tradition of celebrating our nation’s founding and independence. This year will be no exception! Many question why we do not have our parade and fireworks on the 4th of July itself – and we do this for many reasons. Chief among them is cost. We strive to have the best celebration for our residents and guests, but to have the fireworks on the 4th of July we would have to pay about 4 times what we pay to have it on the following Saturday.

The festivities will kick off at 11am on Saturday, July 7th with a parade down Windermere. The parade will be lead by our 2017 citizens of the year, Bernie and Jane Fink – the owners of Greenwood True Value. Behind them will be a procession of many local groups and organizations. The Fire Department has invited everyone in the community to join them at their firehouse after the parade for a community BBQ. All are welcome to attend. The fireworks will brighten the night sky above beautiful Greenwood Lake around 9:20pm that same evening. The best location to view the fireworks is the Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park. You may also consider making reservations at one of our many area restaurants for dinner and fireworks. Please consider parking downtown and walking to the beach. There will be NO parking near the beach. If we postpone the events because of poor weather, the rain date will be Saturday July 14th. Same time for all events.

From the Mayor’s Office

June 18, 2018

Free Fishing Day This Saturday!

The Greenwood Lake PBA is partnering with Defeo’s Marina and the Irish Whisper to sponsor “Free Fishing Day”. This coming weekend, the NY DEC is waiving requirements to have a fishing license to entice people to give fishing a try. So this Saturday from 9am – 12pm kids from the community are invited to fish from the docks at Defeos (with your parents). Poles, bait and support people will be on hand for the kids to enjoy this wonderful activity. Please bring a life jacket to fish off the docks if you have them.

 

Boater Safety Course

The Greenwood Lake Police Department is hosting a NYS Boating Safety Course Tuesday June 26th and Wednesday June 27th  from 6pm until 10pm (Must take both classes). The cost is $35 pp. To reserve a spot bring a $35 check to the Greenwood Lake Police Department payable to the Village of Greenwood Lake. All personal water craft operators must have a boater safety certificate. For additional information call 845-477- 9211.

 

Lake Treatment Tue., June 26

As part of the regularly scheduled lake maintenance program, the village, through our contractor Solitude Management, we will be treating certain section of the lake to prevent to growth of invasive plant species. The treatment will consist of:

  • Roddeo: This is to prevent the growth of Water Chestnut and will be used north of the 17A bridge. There are no restrictions in that area with regard to swimming, fishing, or irrigation. Do not drink the water directly from the lake. Ever.
  • Aquathol-K: This herbicide is used to prevent the grown of Eurasian Milfoil (most common weed in the lake – invasive). This treatment will occur in the East Arm from the 17A bridge out to Chapel Island. Then in the West Arm from Jersey Ave to the Windermere Park Beach. There is a 24 hour swimming restriction ONLY in the treated areas.

From the Mayor’s Office

June 4, 2018

Summer Schedule is Out!

Village Trustee Katheleen Holder has released the summer concert series and events schedule. The concert cards are available at Village Hall, many of our local businesses and on our website at www.villageofgreenwoodlake.org.

Concerts begin at 7:30pm (unless posted otherwise)

June 9 – Street Fair

June 22- Rock Underground & Teen Center BBQ

June 23 – Hudson Blue Band

June 23 – Kids Free Fishing Day (PBA sponsored @ Defeos)

June 30 – Free Shrimp Band

July 6 – Spitball Parade Band

July 7 – Celebrate America Parade 11am

July 7 – Fireworks 8pm

July 14 – Bobby Deitch Band

July 21 – Some Guys and a Broad Band

July 28 – Elvis Tribute by Patrick Perone

Aug. 3 – Movie Night at the Beach – “Camp Beverly Hills”

Aug 4- Greenwood Lake 5k Race

Aug 4 – Black Dirt Bandits Band

Aug 7 – National Night Out Against Crime – CVS Field

Aug 10 – 19: GWL Theater performing “Oliver” at the Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park

Aug 24 – Rock Underground

Aug 25 – Irish Night at the Beach featuring Celtic Cross

Sep 1 – Soul City Band

Sept 8 – Paddlepalooza 10am; Decorated Boat Parade, Caribbean Night at the Beach with “Caribbean Cruisers Band”

June – August: Free Health & Wellness Program at the Beach

  • Sat 9am – Zumba
  • Sun 8:30am – Yoga
  • Sun 9:30am – Circuit Training

 

Greenwood Lake Radio – Every Friday!

Every Friday from 11am – 12pm I host “Greenwood Lake Radio” on WTBQ, our local news and talk radio station. The show can be streamed live on wtbq.com or you can listen at 93.5fm or 1110am. We accept callers who’d like to talk about any topic and you can call in at 845-651-1110. Tune in to hear all about Greenwood Lake this Friday and every Friday!

From the Mayor’s Office

May 21, 2018

Exciting things happening in GWL!

There is no better way to kick off the “good weather season” in GWL than having great events every weekend! This past weekend we kicked off the Hoboken International Film Festival in Greenwood Lake, seeing great stars walking around our downtown such as Louis Gossett Jr, Martin Cove, Julie McCullough and many others. Movies continue to be shown all week at the beach, Cove Castle and our very own Elks Lodge. The Chamber hosted a hilarious and entertaining Comedy Night at the beach on Saturday which brought a great crowd to see some very talented (and famous) comedians. The PTSA hosted a color run and despite pouring rain, was a huge success. I would like to personally thank everyone involved in making all these exciting events happen. Without the help and support of the community, none of this would be possible.

Upcoming Events

The Village Board is excited to announce that our Village-sponsored Health & Wellness programs are starting back up at the Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park beginning Saturday, June 2nd. The FREE programs are: Zumba – Saturday at 9am; Yoga – Sunday 8:30am; and Circuit Training– Sunday at 9:30am. The GWL Fire Department is running a golf outing Friday, June 8th, and our highly-anticipated Chamber of Commerce Street Fair will be Saturday, June 9th!!

Greenwood Lake Radio – Every Friday!

Every Friday from 11am – 12pm I host “Greenwood Lake Radio” on WTBQ, our local news and talk radio station. The show can be streamed live on wtbq.com or you can listen at 93.5fm or 1110am. We accept callers who’d like to talk about any topic and you can call in at 845-651-1110. Tune in to hear all about Greenwood Lake this Friday and every Friday!

From the Mayor’s Office

May 14, 2018

 

 Hoboken Film Festival (In Greenwood Lake!), Take Two

The Hoboken International Film Festival will again be bringing stars and entertainment to Greenwood Lake again this year. The week-long film festival will take place between May 18, 2018 – May 24, 2018. The festival takes place at 3 locations throughout Greenwood Lake: Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, GWL Elks Lodge as well as the Cove Castle Restaurant on the East Shore of Greenwood Lake. The opening night of the festival takes place at the Waterfront Park on Friday, May 18th at 6:30pm. Some stars who will be present that evening are Louis Gossett Jr (Officer and a Gentleman), Tia Carrere (True Lies, Wayne’s World), Karen McCullah (writer of Legally Blind), Martin Cove (Rambo, Karate Kid) and many others. We are looking for a few volunteers for opening night (5/18) and for the Awards Gala (5/24). To get more details on the festival, see a listing of movies and to buy tickets, please visit www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com.

Chamber Hosts “Comedy Night” in Film Fest Tent Saturday Night at the Beach

Another exciting event happening this weekend, the GWL Chamber of Commerce is hosting a comedy night in the Film Festival’s main tent this Saturday, May 19th. The star is Chris Roach, a well-known comedian who is from “Kevin Can Wait”. The event is from 7pm until 12am and there will be beer, wine and cider available. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Chambers Facebook or website. Event is 18 and up only. For questions, please reach out to chairman@gwlchamberofcommerce.com.

PTSA Sponsors COLOR RUN!

For an exciting event, check out this year’s Color Run, an un-timed fun run for kids and adults. Saturday, May 19th, the race will kick off at the Ben Winstanley Park (CVS Field) at 9am. There will be music, Zumba, games, food and a lot of fun. There are “color splash zones” throughout the course so be prepared to take a lot of exciting and comical photos of colorful participants! The group is also looking for volunteers, so if you can lend a hand, please email scottociccia23@aol.com.

Greenwood Lake Radio – Every Friday!

Every Friday from 11am – 12pm I host “Greenwood Lake Radio” on WTBQ, our local news and talk radio station. The show can be streamed live on wtbq.com or you can listen at 93.5fm or 1110am. We accept callers who’d like to talk about any topic and you can call in at 845-651-1110. Tune in to hear all about Greenwood Lake this Friday and every Friday!

**REGISTER FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS**

April 16, 2018

Village of GWL Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Services

Following a thorough evaluation and review of alerting systems, the Village of Greenwood Lake has adopted CodeRED, a high-speed emergency mass notification service provided by OnSolve LLC to communicate with residents.

The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of the Village’s communications outreach to both citizens and staff. The system sends telephone calls, text messages, emails and posts to social media channels to inform residents to better protect life and property during an emergency. In addition, the system has the capability to send out general messages to residents such as event notices, road closures, cancellations and even community updates.  The service can narrow down messages to certain areas within the community – for example, a water main break notification can go out to only the street affected, rather than the entire community, when necessary.

OnSolve has provided the village an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers; however all residents living within the Village are encouraged to visit our website, www.villageofgreenwoodlake.org, and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll their contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. All data will remain private. No one should automatically assume they are in the emergency contact database. I would also strongly encourage residents to check the box if they would like general notifications in addition to emergency alerts.

The Village Board considers a well-informed public to be essential in running village government. We rely on effective communication every day, but effective communication is a two-way street. We need your help. Please go to the website TODAY and register for this valuable and free tool so you can be aware of everything going on in Greenwood Lake, especially when it matters most.

Greenwood Lake Radio – Every Friday!

Every Friday from 11am – 12pm I host “Greenwood Lake Radio” on WTBQ, our local news and talk radio station. The show can be streamed live on wtbq.com or you can listen at 93.5fm or 1110am. We accept callers who’d like to talk about any topic and you can call in at 845-651-1110. Tune in to hear all about Greenwood Lake this Friday and every Friday!

GWL EVENTS

Teen Center Every Wednesday from 4pm-6pm (under 13 y/o) & 6-8pm (13-17 y/o).

Adult Open Gym Basketball every Friday at the Middle School from 8-10pm

Youth Open Gym Basketball every Monday at the Middle School from 8-10pm (7th grade to 12th grade)

Little League Parade and Opening Day Sat., April 21st 8:30am.

Grace Lutheran Paper Shredding Sat., Aptil 21st from 9am – 12pm at Grace Lutheran Church

Boy Scout Troop 121 Fundraiser Sat., April 21st from 6pm-10pm at the Elks.

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