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Mayor Dwyer’s Column

October 21, 2013

Greenwood Lake Mayor


By Jesse Dwyer


Special Thanks for Wonderful Events

This Weekend in GreenwoodLake, we had many events and they were all outstanding. I would like to send out special thanks to Officer Malara for hosting a Halloween dance at the Elks which was extremely well attended and very well planned. I would also like to thank and congratulate the Haunted Trail committee for pulling off yet another successful and scary haunted trail. So much work went into making this event possible and everyone had a great time. I would also like to thank the GWL Merchant’s Guild for hosting the Trick or Treating down Windermere. And finally, I would like to thank the Fire Dept for the Halloween Parade down Windermere. It was another great weekend for GWL.

Trimming Trees in the Village

I would like to personally thank Damien Leven from Hickory Tree service for putting his community first. Damien, his crew, and our very own Trustee Ed English were out for two days trimming the trees along Windermere. This is basic housekeeping for a municipality and it has been neglected for years. Thanks to Trustee English for pushing to have it done and thanks to Damien at Hickory for taking care of it and doing a great job.

Expanded Recreation in our Village

I am extremely proud to announce that the Village has recently expanded our recreation programs to include outdoor hiking, outdoor education and other outdoor programs to our recreation list. The programs will be generally be age specific, but we will be covering ALL ages throughout the year. Thanks to the drive of two locals: Katy Boula, a NYC Park Ranger and Doc Bayne, a retired Sterling Forest Park Ranger and local educator, we have outlined a program for outdoor recreation in and around our Village. The first two events of many are listed below in the events. Please call Village Hall to register for these programs: 845-477-9215.


            Upcoming Events in GWL

  • Sun., Oct. 27th, at 11:00 a.m.: Kids Halloween Hike and Crafts: Fun with Fall Foliage. Meet at Pavilion at Lions Field. Short walk in the woods, followed by leaf identification and crafts by NYC Park Ranger Katy Boula. Hot drinks and donuts will be served. Ages for 5 and up. Call Village Hall to register: 845-477-9215
  • Sat., Nov. 30th, at 10:30 a.m.: “Reading in the Woods” with Doc Bayne, RetiredSterlingForest Park Ranger. Meet at SeniorCenter 10:30am. Hike will take place in the Wetland across from the SeniorCenter. Call Village Hall for details and to register.


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