Work resumes on new health center
Construction resumed March 10 on Hudson Headwaters Health Network’s new health center in Warrensburg. Building activities for the $9.5 million facility had been delayed last month when the original general contractor, Eastern Building and Restoration, declared bankruptcy. The new general contractor is Bette & Cring Construction group of Albany, said George Purdue, chief administrative officer for HHHN.
“We are pleased that this issue resolved quickly and that work is again moving forward,” Purdue said, predicting that the health center would be ready to open in March 2015. “We are confident that Bette and Cring will do an outstanding job for us.”
Purdue continued that Hudson Headwaters has not incurred additional costs because of the delay, and that Bette & Cring have previously constructed a health center for Hudson Headwaters.
The new two-story Warrensburg Health Center, 38,000 square feet in floor space, is being built to replace the existing health center on Main Street, and local officials have said they expect it will be a landmark in downtown Warrensburg.
Methodists to host free ham dinner
The First United Methodist Church at 3890 Main St. in Warrensburg will host a ham dinner Saturday March 22 without charge to area residents.
To be served from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the meal is to feature baked ham, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, butternut squash, beverage and dessert. Take-outs will be available. Although there’s no cost, donations will be gladly accepted.
Garden seeds available at discount
Two seed kits — to raise vegetables and herbs respectively — are now available at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Warrensburg through a fundraiser for the agency’s Master Gardener and 4-H programs.
Available for $7, each seed kit contains five packages and includes full growing instructions, plant markers, and a localized vegetable planting guide.
“Enjoy the satisfaction and healthy benefits of growing your own vegetables and herbs in a garden plot, raised bed garden, window box, flower pots, or a creative container,” a Cooperative extension representative said this week.
The vegetable seed kit contains lettuce, Swiss chard, tomato, zucchini squash, and eggplant. The herb kit contains: basil chives, cilantro, nasturtium, and parsley. To order kits, contact Cooperative Extension at 623-3291, or: firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop in at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 377 Schroon River Road in Warrensburg, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Spaghetti Dinner a way to say ‘Thanks!’
The teachers and staff members of Warrensburg Elementary School are hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday March 19.
To be held in the school cafeteria, there is no charge for the meal. School staff members say holding this dinner a way to express appreciation to area residents for citizens’ ongoing support for the school programs. Reservations are requested: to RSVP, call 623-9747.
Last-minute ideas sought
It’s not too late to submit nominations for Warrensburg Citizen of the Year or Business of the year. Nominations can be sent to: Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, 3728 Main St., Warrensburg. The Citizen of the Year honor is for someone who has volunteered time to benefit the community, or a business that has contributed to Warrensburg through one way or another. A dinner will be held in May to honor the award recipients.
Burghers’ special days
Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Danielle Robichard, Austin Markey, Kathy Rounds and Gail Olden.