Warrensburgh Riverfront Harvest Dinner set
WARRENSBURG - The third annual Warrensburgh Riverfront Harvest Dinner will be hosted Oct. 11, by The Grist Mill restaurant. Seating for this seven-course meal - intended to showcase locally grown, raised and prepared ingredients - will occur at 6 p.m.
To include dessert and wine pairing with each course, the dinner will be offered for $39.95 per person plus tax and gratuities. The event is sponsored by Warrensburgh Beautification and Adirondack Harvest in partnership with the Thurman Fall Farm Festival.
Event organizer Teresa Whalen said she urges area residents to partake in the culinary experience.
"Don't miss this unique opportunity to sample the bounty of our land while overlooking the beauty of our landscape," she said.
For reservations, call the Grist Mill at 623-8005 - seating is limited.
Garlic Festival set for local farmers' market
Vendors at Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers Market will be selling many varieties of locally grown garlic at their weekly market session Friday, Oct. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m.
The week's edition of the farmers' market will include garlic-growing information provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Master Gardeners. Samples of dishes using garlic as the key ingredient will also be offered.
Titled the Warrensburg Garlic Festival, the event will include cooking contests with prizes awarded for the best foods featuring garlic in the following categories: appetizers, soups, pasta dishes, entrees and desserts. Demonstrations on how to decoratively display garlic will also be featured. For details, contact Teresa Whalen at 466-5497.
Garage Sale weekend is here!
As you read this column, the renowned World's Largest Garage Sale will be ramping up, and a robust crowd is expected. Here's to all residents and visitors experiencing a great weekend - and be sure to drive safely through the heavy traffic. By the way, new tie-dyed World's Largest Garage Sale tee shirts are on sale at the chamber of commerce office for $15 each, and the supply is limited.
Hospice's benefit footrace only a week away
High Peaks Hospice will host its first annual "Run For Your Life 5K Fun-Run/Walk" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Warrensburg. Registration for the 3.1 mile event is set for 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the town recreation field off Sanford Street. The registration fee is $20 for those registered by Oct. 1, and $25 if registered afterwards. Donations in the form of sponsorships are encouraged. For details or sponsor forms, contact Sunday Conine at 743-1672 or via e-mai at email@example.com
Let them rest in peace
It has been brought to my attention someone took seasonal decorations of chrysanthemum flowers and scarecrows off of a grave at the Warrensburg Cemetery.
I know many graves there host personal memorabilia and decorations.
To the person or group of individuals who took the decorations off the late George Nemec's grave, I say, "How dare you?" Do we have to now start a vigilant patrol of our cemeteries?
Children's Hospital fundraiser slated
On Oct. 16, George Henry's Restaurant & Tavern in Warrensburg will host a fundraiser to benefit the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center.
To be held from noon to 3 p.m., the event will feature free food, live music and giveaways in addition to a raffle with all proceeds benefitting the Children's Hospital.
Raffle prizes have been donated by Cronin's Golf Course, Krystal Chrysler, Willows Bistro, Heck of a Pizza and several others. Dinner for two at the Sagamore Resort is one of the featured raffle offerings.
The fundraiser was organized by Matt Shelton. For details or to donate a prize or cash, contact Shelton at 623-2611.
Stony Creek Library news
Thanks go out to everyone who helped out at the concession stand this summer at the concert series in Stony Creek. The benefits from the concession go to support the library. The library trustees meeting is held on the second Tuesday of every month.
Town board to consider budget, sewer
The Warrensburg Town Board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, to hear comment on the map and plan for a buildout of the sewer system on Library Avenue Extension, Thomson Street, Third Avenue, Fourth Avenue and Raymond Lane.
Also, a public meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5, when town cclerk Donna Combs will present the town's tentative 2011 municipal budget.
Rob Griffin follows family tradition
This month's business of the month is Bob Griffin & Sons Inc. and Rob's Motor Sports, two leading regional enterprises at 3957 Main St. in Warrensburg.
Rob's father Bob Griffin launched the business 35 years ago when the car dealership he was working for in the mid-1970s was not faring too well, and he decided to go out on his own.
Over the years, Bob Griffin Sunoco and his associated auto repair enterprise fared well because of his expert work, attention to detail and reasonable prices.
Over time, Griffin brought his son Rob into the business, and they kept up with progress by installing more and more high-technology diagnostic equipment.
Rob Griffin revealed this week why he joined his father's enterprise and stuck with his profession through the years.
"I like to learn," he said. "I learn something every day."
Griffin & Sons conducts electronic computerized engine analysis, advanced wheel alignment, air conditioning repair and the enterprise is A.S.E. certified and is a NYS inspection station.
Rob's enthusiasm for snowmobiling and other motorized activities led to him adding Rob's Motor Sports in 1997 on the north side of the garage. This enterprise features parts and accessories for ATVs, snowmobiles, dirt bikes and motorcycles - plus Rob specializes in setting up customers with new sports vehicle and utility trailers.
Rob Griffin spoke of the reason for the longevity of his businesses.
"Anyone who walks through that door is treated fair and reasonable," he said.
Customers are welcome to stop in to review the array of wares for sale - or they may reach Rob Griffin to schedule a vehicle repair appointment by calling 623-2559.
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