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‘Sticky Wicket’ croquet event returns this Sunday

Keen but friendly competition with a historical flair — plus good food and socializing — are in store at the 19th annual Sticky Wicket croquet tournament set for 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Warren County Fish Hatchery pavilion in Warrensburg. more »

Aug 5, 2015 2:52 PM Articles

Warrensburg history book welcomed at its debut

A new book has been released that details Warrensburg history — but it's not a dry recitation of facts, its a collection of colorful articles on people, places and events that gives readers a taste of life in Warrensburg during bygone years. more »

Feb 17, 2014 4:51 PM Articles

Reflections on library director Sarah Farrar’s retirement

There have only been three directors of Warrensburg's historic Richards Library since it was founded. Sarah Farrar — known to be socialble, witty, conscientious and dedicated to lifelong education — is retiring as of Dec. 31. more »

Dec 11, 2013 10:53 AM Articles

Reception set for 1 p.m. Sunday honoring retiring long-time library director

Richards Library, revered institution in Warrensburg, has only had three directors in its 112-year history — Sarah Farrar, director and librarian for 39 years, is to retire in a few weeks, and area residents will be honoring her at a reception at 1 p.m. Sunday Dec. 1 at the Library. more »

Dec 1, 2013 7:42 AM Articles

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Library’s Open House showcases long-awaited addition, new director

It might have taken about a decade to become a reality, but it was worth waiting for. the new addition at Richards Library in Warrensburg not only offers a lot of new amenities, but it is now truly ready to be adopted as a community cultural center. more »

Oct 26, 2013 9:26 AM Articles

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Warren County's Rural Heritage Festival revives the past

In the rural Adirondacks, the bygone days aren't that far back in time — so many old-timers attending the Rural Heritage Festival & Youth Fair in Warren County Aug. 10 were nostalgic about a steam-powered woodsplitter, a wood-burning water pump and other novel feats of antique engineering; while others enjoyed games of horseshoes and croquet as well as wares offered by artisans and local farmers. more »

Aug 14, 2013 10:42 AM Articles

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‘Sticky Wicket’ tourney draws a crowd

The annual croquet tournament known as "Sticky Wicket' always features friendly competition with a historical flair, home-cooked food, good socializing and genial debates over the rules with Croquetmaster Delbert Chamberss. This year's edition was no exception. more »

Aug 14, 2013 10:24 AM Articles

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Warrensburg citizens learn about local architecture

Armed with knowledge of historical architectural design, Warrensburg residents take at homes they see often and experience a new appreciation. more »

Jul 24, 2013 4:09 PM Articles

Warren Co. Heritage Festival & Youth Fair attracts all generations

Beloved traditions of the Warren County Fair, dormant for decades, are revived due to a first-ever collaboration between Warren County Historical Association and the Cooperative Extension 4H. more »

Aug 15, 2012 3:41 PM Articles

Warren Co. leaders find catharsis in croquet

Warren County politicians battled for the top honors in a first-ever competition — featuring the normally genteel sport of croquet — during the recent Warren County Rural Heritage Festival more »

Aug 15, 2012 11:01 AM Articles

Clarification on library proposition

The Warrensburg Central School District legal notice published earlier in April stated that the proposed levy for Richards Library would be Proposition #3 on the ballot at the May 15th election at the high school. more »

May 13, 2012 6:00 AM Opinions

Thanks for library story

Thanks to the Adirondack Journal for publishing a fine article about Richards Library in its April 14 issue. I’d like to elaborate a little further: more »

Apr 19, 2012 12:00 PM Opinions

Libraries have evolved as technology has advanced

For thousands of years, libraries have been storehouses of knowledge, information, and literature. more »

Nov 30, 2011 11:50 AM Opinions

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