Garlic Festival set
The Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market is hosting its second annual Garlic Festival from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.
Vendors will be selling many varieties of locally grown garlic both to grow and for seasoning.
Information on how to grow garlic will be provided by Master Gardeners of Warren County Cooperative Extension.
Available will be recipe handouts using garlic scapes, whole bulbs and cloves. Also, samples of dishes using garlic as the key ingredient will be offered. Information on the mystique, folklore and medicinal traditions of garlic will be offered, as will demonstrations on how to decoratively display garlic.
Contests will be held with prizes awarded for the best foods featuring garlic in the following categories: appetizer, soups, pasta, entrees, vegetables, and dessert.
Entertainment is to include live music in the Gazebo. Details are available at 466-5497 or via e-mail: email@example.com.
The quilt raffle recently held by the Krafty Kritters sewing group was won on Labor Day weekend by Ann Dixon of New Jersey. The wall hanging raffled was won by Marion Lyold, also from New Jersey. The gift basket was won by an Albany resident who donated the basket back to the organization.
The Warren County Trail Blazers snowmobile club is raffling a 2011 Skidoo snow mobile this year. Tickets may be purchased from any club member during Garage Sale Weekend or at Griffin’s Motor Sports on Main Street in Warrensburg. The drawing will take place Oct. 8 at the club’s annual SnowBall party.
The Sons of the American Legion will be holding a flag retirement ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at the American Legion headquarters, 215 River St., Warrensburg. The public is invited to witness how worn-out flags are retired. Any one with old flags can drop them off at Warrensburg Town Hall, at Direct Deposit on Main St. or at the American Legion post. For details, call Gene Pierce at 504-4202.
The Warrensburgh Historical Society’s 2012 calendar is now available. Entitled “A Look at Warrensburgh in 1912,” the calendar contains news items and accompanying photos from each month of 1912. News that year included the establishment of a fish hatchery in Warrensburgh, construction of a state road to Thurman, a bridge fire, a threat to Elm trees, and harness racing at the track at the local fairgrounds. News reports also included two ladies getting lost on Hackensack Mountain and Gov. John A. Dix serving as guest of honor at the Warren County Fair, held in Warrensburg.
As in the past, the calendar is the work of long-time Historical Society member John T. Hastings. It is mailed free to all Society members and is available for purchase at the Warrensburgh Museum during scheduled hours: from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as at Richards Library, Jacobs & Toney, Nemec's and Glens Falls National Bank. The price is $8 including tax.
Information on membership in the Warrensburgh Historical Society is available at the Museum at 3754 Main St. or from the Society website, www.whs12885.org, or by calling 623-2207.
There will be a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 of a local group planning for the upcoming Warren County Bicentennial. This organizational meeting is to be held at the Warrensburg Town Hall, and all are invited, including representatives of businesses, organizations and non-profit groups.
At this time the committee is not asking for commitments, just ideas, a committee member said.
After attending the meeting, hopefully attendees will be able to discuss this with their friends, groups, organizations, etc. and appoint someone to be on the committee, she said.
“We need to get the ball rolling,” the committee representative said. “As you know, we are all busy people and time seems to have a way of slipping by, so by starting now we can plan for this event without too much stress.”
Graveyard Walks set
This year’s graveyard walks will take place Fridays, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. Five actors portraying notables from Warrensburgh’s history, garbed in period clothing will talk of their roles in local society.
The presentation is occurring in the Warrensburg Cemetery, where spectators are to gather by 7 p.m. Advance registration of $10 per person is required.
Gourmet deserts will be offered at a historic location on Oct. 21. Homemade desserts will follow the Oct. 28 tour at the Maher house at 2 Cloverleaf Dr. just north of the cemetery. There is a charge of $6 per person. For reservations, call 623-3436.
Dinner with the Dead
The actors portraying prominent local citizens during the annual Graveyard Walks are to participate in the Warrensburg Historical Society’s annual Dinner with the Dead Sunday, Oct. 23 at Grace's Restaurant on Main St. downtown Warrensburg.
Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The cost of the meal is $35 per person including gratuity. Dinner choices are Chicken Saltimbocca, broiled sole, or sirloin steak. Call the restaurant at 623-2449 by Oct. 18 for reservations.
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