Posts made in November, 2013

Legends and Superstitions . . .

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The following is taken from an article in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE on the Black Acres in the town of Warwick published in November 1941: From these lovable people we have learned many stories brought over from the Old Country, legends based on superstitions. Favorite subjects are the balls of fire seen dancing through the swamps on dark nights. In earlier years so many ghost stories were told that most children were afraid to go out after dark. Many years ago Father John Felczak was called to administer last rites to an old man, who the...

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Rural Schools Consolidate in 1937

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In 1936, St. Joseph’s School, Florida, consisted of five classrooms with a registration of 175 pupils. When the new state law made free transportation available to parochial and private school children, the pastor foresaw an increase in the enrollment. At a meeting of parish members on July 14, 1937, it was decided to enlarge the school building. The next day, men of the parish began the conversion of the auditorium on the second floor into four new classrooms. The work progressed so rapidly that the 233 pupils entering school on September 7 now...

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“Harvest Home Festival”

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

“Warwick in History” – The following is from the remembrances of Mrs. John D. Beattie, Sr. Every fall, in Sugar Loaf, after the fruits of our labors had been garnered, which was usually the last Sunday in October, we would have what was called a “Harvest Home Festival” at the church. Every family would bring in baskets of fruit, vegetables, colorful pumpkins, squash, etc. There would be cans of fruit, jars of jelly, rolls, homemade bread and cakes, hams, a few dressed chickens, jars of cider, baskets of potatoes, and apples, and some beautiful potted plants....

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Award Winning Band. . .

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The award-winning Florida Legion Band can trace its roots back to the late 1800’s when it was originally founded as the Florida Cornet Bank. The idea of the band at the time was to play summer concerts for the residents and visitors to the village. the band was discontinued at the start of World War I. After the war, the Florida Fire Department decided to take on the sponsorship of a band, and thus began the Florida Fireman’s Band, which played parades and concerts regularly until World War II, when many of the members entered the service....

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Ministry and Mission — Rt. Rev. Msgr. Vincent Raith — Our Thanks!

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

“Warwick in History” – The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Vincent Raith, P.A., served as pastor of St. Stanislaus Church in Pine Island, from 1927 to 1933, then he was named pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Florida where he remained until 1951. He was named Domestic Prelate on March 31, 1955, and received the title and special privileges of Prothonotary Apostolic from Pope Paul VI on November 19, 1966, and was a member of the highest college of prelates in Roman Curia. During World War II Msgr. Raith was active in the Red Cross work and bond drives. Among other activities, he served...

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