FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE – The Village of Homes

As you walk, bicycle or drive through the Village at this time of year you can’t help but to be taken by the beauty of our neighborhoods. The grand avenues and side streets are overflowing with flowering trees and shrubs set against a verdant green backdrop. Lilacs, dogwood, cherries, crab apples create a living jewel box that is even to the casual observer – stunning.

In the 1800’s Warwick was known not only as “The Queen Village” but also as “The Village of Homes”. What an apt description which still holds today. Our homes are cared for and loved. Spring only heightens that notion.

Twenty-four years ago today as I write this column my wife and I were married at the Old School Baptist Meeting House. It was a beautiful day and ceremony in a beautiful building. The late day sun streamed through the ancient glass windows as we said our vows. One of the fondest memories I have was after the service – the wedding party and guests walked from Lewis Park to our home on McEwen Street where we planned a reception. Walking down Main Street in all our wedding finery was a fun and cherished moment. It was a country wedding – a little handmade and very sweet. I still see the apricot tree in our backyard filled with lit Japanese lanterns, sparklers and cake! It was the beginning of a life together – setting up house, starting a family all in “The Village of Homes” all in the beauty of a Warwick Spring.

The detour for the Howe Street Bridge will begin to take affect Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

The Warwick Area Migrant Committee will be hosting a Traditional Mexican Dinner May 19th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Warwick Methodist Church, 135 Forester Ave. Tickets are $35 and funds support Dulce Esperanza, the WAMC Summer Enrichment Program.

The next Village Board meeting will take place Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 77 Main Street.