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From the Mayor’s Office

August 31, 2015

Dog Park Making Great Progress
Last week the GWL Bark Park made great progress with the helping hands of local volunteers. Installing the fencing and working on the park was the local Boy Scout Troop 121, their leaders and parents, Bernie Fink of True Value Hardware, Grounds Supervisor Ed Bilello and members of the Bark Park Committee. Great work done by all in making the opening of Greenwood Lake’s first Dog Park a reality.
On that note, I would like to remind residents that walking your dogs on ANY public field within the village is strictly prohibited. We have miles of walking trails in and around the Village of Greenwood Lake where dogs are welcomed. We have further addressed this issue and need by opening up a dog park. If anyone is found letting your dog run on recreation property, other than the dog park (after it is open!), you will receive a warning on first offence followed by a citation on second offense. The health and safety of our children remain a priority and we will ensure that our fields remain safe for them to use.

Teen Center Re-Opening
The Coalition Teen Center will be re-opening again for the year starting next Wednesday evening, Sept 9th, with a kick off BBQ hosted by and located at the GWL Elks Lodge. The party, as well as Teen Center Hours will be from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Center will be open every Wednesday evening thereafter. Again, if you are interested in volunteering for the Teen Center, please reach me at mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org or by calling Village Hall at 477-9215.

Events in the Village

● Teen Center Re-Opening BBQ Sept 9th from 6-9pm at the Elks Lodge.
● Summer Concert Series Presents Midnight Slim Sept. 4th at 7:30p.m.
● Summer Concert Series Presents Blues Chamber Sept. 5th at 7:30 p.m.
● Village Board Workshop Monday Sept. 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
● Village Board General Meeting Monday Sept. 21st at 7:30 p.m. in the Courthouse

From the Mayor’s Office

August 24, 2015

Volunteers Needed for GWL Coalition Teen Center
As the school year comes near, we look forward to beginning our 3rd year operating a teen center in the Village. The center has grown from a small group of kids hanging out in the Holy Rosary Church basement to a group of between 50 – 70 kids of many ages at the large dedicated room and areas of the GWL Elks Lodge. The center has turned into a huge success and the kids have begun to rely on the program. The challenge, however, is finding dedicated volunteers for the center. The same dedicated volunteers who were a part of the center’s creation are still running the center every Wednesday. We are looking for some new volunteers to work on a rotating basis at the center. The center is open on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Even if you are only able to give one night a month, that will still help. If you are interested in volunteering at the teen center, please contact me as soon as you can at mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org or by calling Village Hall at 477-9215. In order to volunteer at the Teen Center you must undergo a background check and character assessment interview.
The 2015/ 16 Teen Center year begins September 9th with a kick off BBQ at the Elks.

GWL Bark Park Meet & Greet
Come see the progress of the Bark Park up close and meet the members of the non-profit organization who have been working to get the dog park open. Learn about how you can help support the bark park by becoming a friend of the Bark Park, helping pave the way to the Bark Park, make a general contribution, join our sponsorship signage program, or Volunteer.
-We invite you to stop by to ask questions and have a good time! Attention: This is a dog friendly event (Dogs MUST be leashed).
Where: Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge, across the street from the
future site of the Bark Park (Coming Fall 2015)
When: Saturday August 29th, from 1-3pm

Events in the Village

● Greenwood Lake Commission Meeting Wed. Aug., 26th at 7:30 p.m. in the GWL Senior Center
● Irish Night at the Beach Aug. 29th at 7:30p.m. featuring Celtic Cross (sponsored by Gaelic Cultural Society of GWL)
● Summer Concert Series Presents Midnight Slim Sept. 4th at 7:30p.m.
● Summer Concert Series Presents Blues Chamber Sept. 5th at 7:30 p.m.

From the Mayor’s Office

August 17, 2015

Thanks to the GWL Lions Club

With a myriad of selfless organizations in this community, it is difficult for one to stand out among their peers. However, I would argue that that GWL Lions Club has done a fine job of just that. Similar to some other organizations, the Lions do not have a building or a “home”, they give 100% of their money raised back into the community and every hour spent as a Lion is dedicated to community service. It is truly a service organization like no other. The Lions have continued to sponsor events, programs, activities and needed products and items for our youth and senior citizens. This past week, the GWL Lions hosted their second Children’s Concert of the year at our beach. While there, they gave away free snow cones to everyone in attendance. In addition, the Lions kicked in $200 toward the purchase of a new TV for our local Senior Citizens Center. Over the years, the Lions have donated more than many of us will ever know. The problem, however, is that the Lions are having trouble recruiting new members. More and more members, such as me, are having trouble dedicating the necessary amount of time to the club while maintaining the many other demanding responsibilities of life. So this is a call to action – If you want to give back to your community, contribute your time, ideas, sweat and dedication to a great cause, please, consider joining the GWL Lions Club. If you would be interested in joining the Lions Club, you may do so by sending me an email at mayor@villageofgreenwoodlake.org. Please also consider joining the Lions at the annual 300 Club Chicken BBQ on September 13th at the Elks Lodge. For tickets, email me at the above address.

 

Events in the Village

  • Summer Concert Series Presents Out of the Blue Aug. 22nd at 7:30p.m.
  • Town of Warwick Senior BBQ Aug., 25th at Union Corners Park.
  • Greenwood Lake Commission Meeting Aug., 26th at 7:30 p.m. in the GWL Senior Center
  • Irish Night at the Beach 29th at 7:30p.m. featuring Celtic Cross (sponsored by Gaelic Cultural Society of GWL)

From the Mayor’s Office

August 7, 2015

A Dog Park Coming to our Village!
This fall, a local organization will open the Village’s first dog park. The park will be fully funded privately and will be located on leased village property. “The Greenwood Lake Bark Park Inc.” will be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization pursuing its vision of establishing a dog park in the Village of Greenwood Lake. The Bark Park will be located on Vine Street between Chestnut and Oak Streets, and will be accessible from dawn to dusk to the public. The dog park will be a fenced in, off-leash venue where dogs can run, exercise and play freely with their canine companions, as well as a place where dog owners can meet and socialize with one another.

To successfully accomplish our organization’s mission of establishing a dog park in the Village of Greenwood Lake, they will need the financial support from the community.

Here’s how YOU can help THEM accomplish the mission:

-Consider joining the Friends of the Bark Park. Friends of the Bark Park are key individuals who will provide the necessary start-up funding that will enable our organization to fulfill its mission of establishing a dog park in the Village of Greenwood Lake. Members of the Friends of the Bark Park will have their name (or business name) etched on a special plaque that will be displayed within the dog park area, and they will enjoy special Bark Park member benefits.

-Help Pave the Way to Your Bark Park. Please consider supporting The Greenwood Lake Bark Park Inc. by purchasing a commemorative brick which will be inlaid at the dog park. Bricks are an ideal way to commemorate your support of our organization’s mission to establish a dog park in the Village of Greenwood Lake. Whether it be “in honor of” or “in memory of” a beloved pet or person, your bricks will become a permanent part of the grounds symbolizing your part in paving the way to the Bark Park.

-General Contribution. Please consider making a contribution to The Greenwood Lake Bark Park Inc. To make a contribution, mail your check made payable to “The Greenwood Lake Bark Park Inc.” to PO BOX 191 Greenwood Lake, NY 10925.

-Sponsorship Signage. If you have a business that you want Greenwood Lake dog owners to know about, please consider our Sponsorship Signage option. You will be able to advertise your business on a 4 X 3 billboard that will be displayed at the Bark Park.

Contact us today and let us know how you would like to support this non-profit, charitable organization’s mission of establishing a dog park in the Village of Greenwood Lake.
YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
The Greenwood Lake Bark Park Inc.
PO BOX 191
Greenwood Lake, NY 10925
Tel: 845-418-3644
Email:info@greenwoodlakebarkpark.org
Web:www.greenwoodlakebarkpark.org
FB: http://facebook.com/gwlbarkpark
Twitter: @gwlbarkpark

Events in the Village

● BBQ Mixer for GWL Students Considering Chester High School Aug. 11th from 5pm – 10pm at the beach.
● Summer Concert Series welcomes back Elvis Sat., Aug., 15th at 7:30p.m.
● Summer Concert Series Presents Out of the Blue Aug. 22nd at 7:30p.m.
● Village Board Workshop Aug. 17th at 6:30p.m.
● Village Board Public Hearing Aug. 17th 7:15p.m.
● Village Board General Meeting Aug. 17th 7:30p.m.
● Irish Night at the Beach Aug. 29th at 7:30p.m. featuring Celtic Cross (sponsored by Gaelic Cultural Society of GWL)

From the Mayor’s Office

August 3, 2015

Successful 2nd 5k in Village

I would like to thank the entire 5k committee of the Village’s second annual charitable 5k, the sponsors, participants, and all those involved in the event. Special thanks to 5k event coordinator Bill Cerone and co-coordinator Alexandria Sabarese and Kid’s Fun Run coordinator Rebecca Forchette. Involvement from so many that day made the event a true success. I would also like to acknowledge the Fire Department for their “Wet Down” of the kids after the Fun Run immediately after responding to a working structure fire call that morning.


Suicide and Drug Prevention Concert in Village

This Thursday, at the Thomas P Morahan Waterfront Park, the GWL Coalition and Boy Scout Troop 121 are hosting a free concert to raise awareness for suicide prevention. This free concert is from 6-9pm and will feature local bands and great speakers for all ages. Please consider stopping by and supporting a great local cause.

 

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!
  • Suicide Awareness Concert Thursday August 6th from 6pm – 9pm at the Thomas P Morahan Waterfront Park.
  • Summer Concert Series welcomes back Some Guys and a Broad, Aug., 7th at 7:00p.m.
  • Summer Concert Series Presents Bucky Pizzarelli Jazz Concert Aug. 8th 7:30 p.m. at the Beach.
  • Elks Fundraiser, Aug. 8th from 5pm – 9pm. Local band, Spitball Parade admission $20 includes beer, wine, soda and food.

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

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