Activities, events in the Queen Village
Remember that the Church of the Holy Cross youth group will be holding an Italian dinner on Saturday Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. as a fundraiser for their Youth Works missions.
The multi-course dinner includes a variety of Italian entrees, we hear. The charge is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds from the dinner go to help offset expenses of a Youth Works mission trip this summer, in which youth help upgrade or clean up homes of the needy.
Don't forget the presentation on the Schroon River and its history set for 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 20 at Grace's Restaurant, 3 Hudson St., by Mike Prescott, a state-licensed guide. Titled "The Armchair Paddler of the Schroon River," the free talk is presented by the Warrensburgh Historical Society.
Also, the Stony Creek Free Library will be holding a Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 5 at the Stony Creek Town Hall. Books in good condition can be dropped off at the library by Feb. 1. Donated baked goods can be brought to the Town Hall the morning of the sale.
And how about an exhilarating snowshoe hike while enjoying nature's profound beauty? All local folks are invited to attend Community Day at Natural Stone Bridge & Caves, and hike down the attraction's new snowshoe trails to see natural wonders in their winter splendor. There's free admission for local residents, so bring identification. Snowshoe rentals are offered for $5, but only 30 pairs are available. A total of 5.5 miles of marked snowshoe trails have been developed at the region's leading attraction. After the hike, enjoy a marshmallow roast over an outdoor fire. Call 494-2283 for details.
It's budget time at Warrensburg Central
The Warrensburg Central School Board and members of the Citizens' Budget Advisory Committee are now working together to formulate a spending plan for the 2011-12 school year. Board members on the budget committee are Dean Moore, Richlene Morey, Laura Danna and James Carrion. The Advisory Committee members for 2011 are: Elaine Cowin, Sheila Mender, Alan Smith and Michael Curry. Anyone else seeking to serve on the committee is urged to contact Cindy Turcotte at 623-2861, extension 206. The next school district budget meeting is set for 6 p.m. Jan 31.
On Jan. 10, the school board is considering whether to put up another bus lease proposition before the voters this year. Last year, school district residents voted to approve leasing three buses rather than purchasing new ones.
Citizens WCS budget group meets at town hall
The Warrensburg Central School Citizens Advisory Committee will holding its first-ever meeting outside the school to prompt public involvement in planning the school's finances for the 2011-12 school year. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Warrensburg Town Hall. All are invited.
Committee members said they welcome input and direction on the budget before it goes to public vote this Spring. The focus of this Jan. 26 meeting will be the expenses related to school buildings and grounds.
Snowmobiles, stay out of town cemeteries
Councilman John Alexander has asked that snowmobilers stay out of the town's cemeteries, due not only the damage that can occur to the memorials, but the additional risks that sledders are likely to incur.
Principal to take time off, intern to substitute
Warrensburg Elementary School Principal Amy Langworthy will be taking maternity leave from Feb. 29 to May 31, and in her absence, a teacher will be fulfilling her duties temporarily. The WCS school board voted Jan. 10 to place WCS fourth grade teacher Keith LaLone in the interim position. LaLone is studying to be certified as a school administrator and the temporary post will serve as an internship toward that goal.
Also noted at the Jan. 10 board meeting were the pending retirements, effective this June 30, of WCS faculty members Barbara Grant, Glenda Howland and Elaine Cowin.
Town Board sets penalties, okays contract
On Jan. 12, the Warrensburg Town Board adopted a resolution to impose a penalty of 10 percent on sewer bills paid after the 15th of the month when they are due. Sewer bills are due in February May and August. A water bill penalty was adopted as well - one that will impose a 10 percent late fee on water bill payments that are tardy. The water bills are sent out in each fall and are due by Oct. 1.
The board approved contracting with the Warrensburg Emergency Medical Services for $30,000 to provide services for town residents. It was noted that this sum covers the cost of one on-call Advanced Life Support technician.
Warrensburg EMS is also now providing Advanced Life Support services in the Town of Thurman, which generates about 64 calls a year. Warrensburg has several ambulances and a staff that is on call 24 hours a day.
DVDs sought for troops overseas
Lake George resident Hildy Monroe is now seeking DVDs of movies to send to troops stationed in the Middle East, particularly in combat areas of Afghanistan.
Her son, Jeremy Monroe, 23, is stationed there with a Marine Corps contingent. Monroe said Jeremy will distribute the movies to his fellow soldiers for their off-duty entertainment. Hildy said she's willing to pick up DVDs from donors, and she welcomes anyone to call her at 668-5518.
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