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Mayor Dwyer’s Column

May 11, 2014

Greenwood Lake Mayor
By Jesse Dwyer
Progress for GWL’s Teen Center    
I hope that by now, every parent and teen in Greenwood Lake knows that we have a teen center. In fact, the teen center has done so well since opening last year, we have outgrown the size of our current host – the Holy Rosary Church. The new teen center, beginning Wednesday, May 14th, will be hosted by the Greenwood Lake Elks in the spacious Elk’s Lodge.

The hall and outdoor pavilion will be open for students between 6th through 12th grades. The new space will allow for a more diverse age group as there will be much more space to divide up ages, for obvious reasons.  There will be games, BBQ’s, socializing, and an opportunity to hang out with friends at the incredible grounds of the Lodge. The time remains 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

I must acknowledge the generosity that has been afforded by the Holy Rosary Church and Church Council in permitting the Teen Center to be housed in their Church. They have been extremely gracious and we owe the success of the Teen Center to the fact that they were willing to open up their doors for this program. In addition, I would like to thank the GWL Elks for their continuous support of our youth. This is just one more step that they are taking to ensure that the youth in Greenwood Lake are given every opportunity to lead positive lives.

And finally, I would like to send out thanks and appreciation to those who make this Teen Center possible – the volunteers of the Greenwood Lake Coalition, specifically Joan Devine, Ralph and Christine Conetta, Clarissa Trapani, Shana Loven, Rosa Ferrara Walter Cisek and Pam Jennings. Without our dedicated volunteers, there would not be a Teen Center.

GWL Teen Center open every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at the Greenwood Lake Elks Lodge.
Open Gym for Grades 9-12 every Friday at the MS. Free for Village and Town Residents
Open Gym for Grades 6-8 every Thursday at the ES. Free for Village and Town Residents
School Board Candidates Forum Wed., May 14th from 7:00p.m-8:15p.m.. at the Elementary School.
Motorcycle Blessing at Grace Luteran Church, Sat., May 17th at 10:00a.m.
PBA Bicycle Rodeo for Youth at Village Hall from 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
>1st Annual Concert for Suicide and Depression Awareness – An Eagle Scout Project by Eagle Candidate Ethan Williams. Sat., May 24th from 3:00p.m. – 10:00p.m. at the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park. 

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  1. May 12, 2014 10:26 am

    Congratulations, Jesse, on the growth of the Teen Center. This is important work and I would like to commend all your volunteers who are giving back to our amazing youth. Their dedication and efforts are inspiring!

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