Historical Society to meet
The Warrensburgh Historical Society's annual membership meeting is to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at Lizzie Keays Restaurant in the Riverstreet Plaza. Those who seek to enjoy dinner beforehand, arrive at 5:30 p.m. and order from the restaurant’s menu.
The meeting features election of Society directors and a review of the year's activities. Complementary homemade desserts are to be provided during the meeting. For details, contact historical society president Paul Gilchrist at 623-3162.
Adk. Journal readers get discount
Now through the end of February, the Warrensburgh Historical Museum is offering to Adirondack Journal readers $1 off all historical publications the museum has for sale, including the 2013 Warrensburgh Bicentennial Calendar.
To receive this discount, simply mention that you are a reader of the Adirondack Journal.
Note that the Warrensburgh Historical Museum’s Bicentennial exhibit “From Frontier to Front Porch — 200 years,” is to debut this next month.
An opening reception to launch the exhibit will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 in the Museum. The museum is open 1p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Suggest Business, Citizen of Year
Nominations are still being sought for the Warrensburg Chamber’s Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year awards.
If you know of an individual or business that has accomplished an outstanding achievement or worked tirelessly to enhance the town of Warrensburg, submit their name, address, and details on the reason for your nomination. In this message, include your name and phone number. Submit applications no later than April 1 to: Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, 3728 Main St., Warrensburg NY 12885 or call Nancy at 623-2161.
The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce hosted a good turnout last weekend for their open house at their new headquarters on lower Main St. Chamber officials extend thanks to those who attended.
The Chamber office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Visitors are welcome to drop in and see the office in the historic stone building formerly hosting Frances Antiques.
Wbg. Bicentennial events set
Please note the upcoming local events concerning the Warrensburg Bicentennial.
On Feb. 9, Hickory Ski Center is hosting a history festival which includes ski races as well as a vintage apres-ski clothing contest, featuring retro fashions — while paying tribute to Warrensburg’s bicentennial. For details, call 623-5754 or see: www.hickoryskicenter.com.
Tuesday Feb. 12 is the very day of Warrensburg’s bicentennial, the 200th year since Warrensburg’s founding on Feb. 12, 1813.
At 6 p.m. church bells will ring throughout town, and Warrensburg residents are urged to step outside their homes and ring a bell if they have one, or voice a cheer if they have none.
Also, families are welcome to attend the First Presbyterian Church’s Mardi Gras party, scheduled simultaneously — from 5 p.m, to 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 12. The event includes a pancake and sausage supper, and games. Organizers say there will be fun for children, teens and adults. For details, call 623-2723.
Pride in Warrensburg again takes center stage as the town’s bicentennial is recognized at 7 p.m.Wednesday Feb. 13 in the Warrensburg Town Hall. This observance of the town’s bicentennial is to occur at the beginning of the monthly town meeting.
Then on Friday Feb. 15, the Town of Warrensburg will again be honored for its 200th anniversary at the Warren County Board of Supervisors monthly meeting, 10 a.m. in the county Municipal Center, off I-87 Exit 20. Warren County’s Bicentennial is being celebrated this year, too. For Details, see: www.warrensburghistorian.org or: www.warrenny200.org.
Help on taxes online or in person
WARRENSBURG — This year, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has added a free do-it-yourself state and federal income tax online service.
Individuals and families with annual incomes under $57,000 are eligible for this free online service. To access this program, go to: counties.cce.cornell.edu/warren/ and click on the My Free Taxes logo. This will direct people to the online tax service where they can file. Help is available at this site, if needed, or you can also call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County at 668-4881 and ask for a volunteer tax preparer.
PTSA fundraiser set
A spaghetti dinner to raise money for the The Warrensburg Central PTSA is to be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Feb. 9 at V.F.W. Post 4821. The event is a fundraiser for the elementary school playground. The VFW Post is located at 3754 Main St. Providing ingredients and chefs for the event are members of the Haskell Brothers VFW Men’s Auxiliary. Desserts are to be offered by the PTSA. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors. Take-outs will be available.
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