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Mayor’s Column

August 17, 2014


A Small Lake Community Known Nationally

        Many in and around the greater Greenwood Lake area are familiar with the early morning calls of a Coxswain shouting from the stern, and sometimes the bow, of the narrow shell of non-motorized boats gliding across the water. Over the past two decades since the founding of the East Arm Rowing Club, the crew from Greenwood Lake and the small club “EARC” are known nationally as a highly competitive team to beat.

        This past weekend, similar to many years prior, EARC sends some of its top rowers who train day in and day out, year round, preparing for the big race – the US Rowing Masters National Championships. This race, the Masters Nationals, which alternates race locations throughout the US each year, was held in Grand Rapids MI. I am proud, and certainly not surprised, to report that the EARC crew team will be bringing back a total of 6 medals including 4 gold medals.

        We, as a lake community, have tremendous attributes that differentiate us from all other lake communities. I am happy to say that one of our best attributes, and most incredible selling points to outsiders and those considering investing in this community, is an athletic club that depends solely on the lake.  In addition to the competitive, therapeutic and relaxing sport of rowing, our lake offers world class fishing, sailing, boating and the more recent and ever-increasingly popular Paddle Boarding. For these, and many more reasons, Greenwood Lake, and the surrounding area, is finding its way to a top spot as one of the country’s best lake community’s to live in.


  • Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
  • Neighborhood Watch Meeting – Wed., Aug. 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board Workshop/ Roundtable, Sept 15th from 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board General Meeting, Sept. 15th at .7:30p.m.
  • Summer Concert Series (Final Act) Sat., Aug. 23rd — Irish Night at the Beach sponsored by the Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society. Event kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
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