Bicentennial exhibit opens
A reception for the opening of an exhibit showcasing Warrensburg's Bicentennial will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Feb. 17 at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History. People and events of the past 200 years will be highlighted, along with numerous artifacts and documents that have not been displayed since the museum reopened in 2009. Refreshments will be served.
The museum is featured on a new website promoting the Adirondack region in 360-degree photography. It is found at www.360DACKS.com. Just click on the "See&Do" link.
The museum is located at 3754 Main St. and the entrance is at the rear. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Admission is free.
Holy days announced
The Greater Warrensburg Ministerial Association has announced the following services and events:
Starting Feb, 15, Stations of the Cross observances will be held at Church of the Holy Cross 3764 Main St. beginning at 7 p.m., preceded by a soup supper at 6 p.m. All are welcome. These Stations observances will be offered every Friday excluding March 29.
Beginning at noon on Good Friday, March 29, a public ceremonial procession with the cross will be held. The march begins in front of The Church of the Holy Cross, and all are welcome to join the walk up Main Street. Devotion, hymns, and carrying a cross will all serve to remind participants of the meaning and origins of holy days, according to local ministers.
St. Patrick's Day Concert slated
Courtly Music and the Adirondack Recorder Band will present a concert of Irish, Welsh, and Scottish Songs and Dances at 2 p.m. Sunday March 17 at St. Cecilia's Church on Main Street in Warrensburg — across from Cumberland Farms convenience store. A donation of $10 is requested. All proceeds will be given to North Country Ministry, an outreach to area citizens in need.
Skateboard park dinner set
A spaghetti dinner to raise funds for the proposed Lake George Skateboard Park is to be held from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. Friday March 8 at Sacred Heart Church hall in Lake George.
The cost is $7 per person. Take-out dinners are to be available. Event organizers note that the community coalition of skateboarders, parents, educators and other citizens have almost reached their financial goals to make the skateboard park a reality.
Citizen/ Business of the Year
The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce is continuing to accept applications for Citizen/Business of the Year. Nominations are being accepted until April 1 for persons or businesses that have achieved something outstanding on a volunteer basis for the town of Warrensburg. Submit full details to: Warrensburg Chamber, 3791 Main St., Warrensburg, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nancy at 623-2161.
Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Diane Moon, Steve Parisi, Craig Combs and Lynn Smith.
Due to increased need of local residents, the Warrensburg Food Pantry is now seeking non-perishable donations. Town officials note that when the weather is cold, more visits occur to the area food pantries. Area residents are urged to help their neighbors by bringing a donation to the Warrensburg Town Hall on Main St.
Bicentennial Calendar issued
The Warrensburgh Historical Society’s 2013 calendar is now published and has been well-received by area citizens.
In celebration of Warrensburg's Bicentennial in 2013, the calendar is printed in full color with 80 historic photos of people, places and events in Warrensburg's impressive history. Also, every day of the year in the calendar, there is listed at least one event that took place on that date over the past two centuries.
Priced at $10, the calendar is available at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History as well as Nemec's, Jacobs & Toney Meats, Glens Falls National Bank, Richards Library, Riverside Gallery and Miller Art & Frame.
The calendar is also available via mail order the Society, P. O. Box 441, Warrensburg, NY 12885 for $12. See: www.whs12885.org.
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