Posts made in June, 2013

Sunday Dinner — $.40 — 1912

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In 1962, the following menu was listed in THE WARWICK ADVERTISER of this date. It was to have been served for Sunday dinner at Woods Restaurant 50 years earlier. Philadelphia pepper pot soup, chicken broth in cups, prime ribs of beef, baked chicken pie, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, lima beans, orange fritters, celery salad, bird’s nest pudding, apple pie, coconut pie, bananas a la mode, tea, coffee or milk. The price $.40.

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Warwick Summer Chorale -1940

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The first meeting of the Warwick Summer Chorale was held on this day in 1940. The warwick Women’s Chorale was founded by Mrs. Kate Fowler Chase, then a summer resident in Warwick and well known in musical circles, being a resident of the Liberty District of the national Federation of Music Clubs. Sixteen members sang in the first concert, which was for the benefit of the Girl Scouts. Admission was $.25. Since then the Chorale has sung for many worthwhile groups in the community, the proceeds being given to these groups. In 1948 the Summer...

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1816 – “The Year without a Summer.”

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In UNDER OLD ROOFTREES, E. B. Hornby says: The year of 1816 was the coldest ever known in this country. It is remembered as the year without a summer. There were snow and ice every month. On June 17th, a terrible snowstorm swept from New England to New York, in which travelers were frozen to death. Farmers worked in overcoats and mittens to but little purpose. Scarcely¬†anything planted grew… The young fruit managed to get a start, when there came a freezing rain. Every cherry, pear, apple, plum and peach was encased in an armor of ice; and was...

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Warwick is a gem set in a country of rare beauty and is an ideal year-round residence.(more)

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The following excerpt is taken from THE WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH of this date in 1923: Warwick is in beautiful Warwick Valley, the trading and banking center for a wide area of rich farming country with good roads to all points. It has fresh mountain breezes in summer and moderate winter climate, and is exceptionally healthful. It is located 63 miles by rail from New York. Warwick was settled in 1764, has non-partisan government with the village population of 2420 and the township of 7462. It has an abundant supply of water, fire protection of three...

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40 Years ago – Volunteer Fire Company in Pine Island was Organized

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – Nineteen young men met 40 years ago for the purpose of organizing a volunteer fire company in Pine Island. The first president was Joseph Wisneski; John A. Hucko was secretary; Joseph Brozdowski, treasurer and second lieutenant; Felix Zelaskowski, captain; and Walter Kiliman, first lieutenant. The organization was named the Pulaski Fire Company, and its by-laws were adopted in April 1936 under New York State Law. In 1937 John Bogdanski was elected the first fire chief. The first apparatus was a used 1924 Dodge with a front end pump, two lengths of...

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