Posts made in October, 2013

Warwick Humane Society – Still going strong!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The Warwick Humane Society began operation in 1967. Ruth Lindley and Gretchen Wyler were horrified at the treatment of unwanted animals, held at the village dump, on Sanfordville Road, and decided something should be done to change the situation. The facilities had been limited for the volume of animals coming in. The driving force of the entire Humane Society, influenced by actress Gretchen Wyler, resulted in a new animal shelter for Warwick, at the Town Highway Barn on Kings Highway, which was dedicated in October, 1968. Volunteers assume much of...

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1876 Hazen House,1924 Greck’s Maplewood Inn — Today, Anton’s on the Lake!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In 1976, the main building of Greck’s Maplewood Inn celebrated 100 years as a resort hotel on Greenwood Lake. The land was bought by Charles Hazen in 1873 from Solomon Caldwell. In 1876, Mr. Hazen opened the Hazen House, and guests were transported from the Sterling Forest railroad station by the Monticlair steamboat. Charles and Wallburga Greck bought the hotel and restaurant in 1924 from Bill Hall’s family. The Grecks and their children, Charles, Teddy, Josie, Rae, and Bert moved into the original building, which now had an open porch...

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Community Steps Up in Time of Need — 1886

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – Fire in the upper story of the house occupied by Charles Decker and Mrs. Haines and son set the members of the Excelsior Hose Co., led by Chief Smith, to hauling their carriage up Main Street at as fast a pace as the mud would allow. The fire started and was confined to the bedroom of Charlie Haines who happened home just in time to put the blazing bed clothes out the window. When the fire lads arrived, quite winded by their pull at the truck, their service was not needed. Young Haines lost his entire wardrobe and a purse of $25 was raised and...

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Curator’s Choice Series Continues – Dutch Clergy in Colonial America, Sleepy Hollow and the Early Dutch

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in All Event Postings, Curator's Choice Talks, News and Press | 0 comments

Curator’s Choice Series Continues – Dutch Clergy in Colonial America, Sleepy Hollow and the Early Dutch

Russell Gasero is a seasoned archivist with the Reformed Church in America and Professor John Coakley is on staff at New Brunswick Theological Seminary.  Both of these gentlemen have a wealth of knowledge and share their expertise regarding Dutch history, Dutch culture, the Dutch of yesterday and their influence on today through a captivating shared presentation. This Curator’s Choice is, once again, hosted by the Warwick Historical Society at the Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonial Avenue, Warwick.  On October 29th, the doors will open at 6:30, reservations are preferred (please call...

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1972 – the Reverent Tabor Knox honored in the The Warwick Valley Dispatch

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The following was taken from a story written by Denton Baird and published in THE WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH in 1972. For many years Black Eagle Scout Camp at Wawayanda Lake was run almost single handedly by the Rev. Taber Knox of the Warwick Reformed Church. Mr. Knox, an Army Chaplin during World War I, was a very literate but practical man and loved boys enough to want to share their experiences for most of his adult life. Sunday morning chapel at Wawayanda was held in the woods; Sunday school in the afternoon on “Table Rock”; and in the...

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