Donate your car, help out a family
North Country Ministry is now accepting vehicles from area citizens - a donation which can provide immense help to a needy family while yielding a significant tax deduction, agency officials said this week.
"Transportation is a basic necessity of life - whether it's to shop for groceries, go to the doctor, obtain a job or get to work - and there's no public transportation in northern Warren County," said Brother James Posluszny said Monday.
North Country Ministry, based in North Creek and Warrensburg, will accept vehicles, then have minor repairs performed as needed to make them roadworthy, then give them to families in need of transportation to make them self-sufficient.
Through such a gift, the donor then avoids the hassles of advertising a vehicle for sale, negotiating its sale and bearing responsibility for the transfer.
Those with vehicles to donate, contact Joe Klewicki of Warrensburg at: 623-4939
Talks continue on joint WCS-Bolton sports
Warrensburg Central School board met Jan. 24, and the feasibility of combining the high school's sports with Bolton High School was discussed.
Early last week, the top officials of both schools met and talked about the possibility of merging particular sports teams, WCS Superintendent of Schools Tim Lawson said.
Lawson reported that the Bolton School Board will be discussing this option at a meeting set for Feb. 14.
Many things would need to need to be ironed out, Lawson said, such as what teams would merge, where practice s and competitions would be held, what the teams would be named, and the color and design of the uniforms, and more.
Both boards of education will need to have much more discussion, Lawson said, and the Adirondack Journal will be reporting the findings in upcoming editions.
Museum's exhibit preview set for Thursday
The history of stock car racing will be celebrated with a wine and cheese reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 at the Warrensburg Museum of local History.
The event marks the official opening of the museum's "Stock Car Racing at Ashland Park" exhibit which runs through May.
Also, the museum also is holding a special evening preview of the exhibit from 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Feb. 3.
The exhibit features historic photos and news reports of races in the mid-1950s through well into the 1960s, as well as a set of flags used at the races, and a brief movie depiction the action.
The museum's ongoing exhibits cover the history of Warrensburg, from the glacial period to the present. Segments include industrial development and the establishment of churches, schools and government. Visitors can learn about the founding fathers of the town, and the individuals who were responsible for the creation of local industries that employed more than 1,000 people in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Regular museum hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Admission is always free, and the museum is fully accessible for those with mobility challenges. Both manual and powered wheelchairs are available.
The museum is located in the local V.F.W. Building, 3754 Main St. The entrance and parking are located at the rear of the building.
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is operated by the Warrensburgh Historical Society with support from the Town of Warrensburg.
For more information, contact Steve Parisi, museum director, at 623-2207.
Local Chamber's social event this Friday
The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Original Lincoln Log Homes headquarters on Rte. 9 just north of Northway Exit 23. Titled "Take a Look at us Now," the event features complimentary hors d'oeuvres, as well as wine and beer, door prizes and more. All are welcome to attend the event, which is appropriately being held on Groundhog Day.
For further information. contact the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce at 623-2161.
Planning Board to attend training session
Warrensburg Planning board members Laura Moore, David Spatz, Danielle Robichaud, and Lynn Smith attended an educational session on municipal planning held in Saratoga Springs Jan 26. The board is required to attend training sessions yearly to full fill their requirements to serve on the planning board. Town Code Enforcement Officer Chris Belden also attended the session.
Activities, events in town
Remember that 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.
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