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According to an old program printed by the Warwick Advertiser Printing Establishment, a grand organ concert took place….(more)

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

“Warwick in History” – According to an old program printed by the Warwick Advertiser Printing Establishment, a grand organ concert took place in the Reformed Church of Warwick on Friday evening, September 23, 1870. The doors opened at seven-thirty with the concert commencing at eight o’clock. Those featured were: Mr. William Price of New York City, the builder and organist; Mr. F.G. Neibuhr, organist of the Reformed Church, 48th Street and Fifth Avenue of New York City, the accompanist; and Mr. R.A. Wheat of Warwick, the conductor. Organ selections, a chorus with...

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The first meeting of the Queen Village Queens took place on September 21, 1961, when fifty-two girls responded …(more)

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

“Warwick in History” – The first meeting of the Queen Village Queens took place on September 21, 1961, when fifty-two girls responded to the invitation to form an all girl marching band. Their first majorette was Sandra Byrnes and their first trophy was won at Port Jervis in July of 1963. The first director was Erwin Swinson. In their fifteen years of existence the Queens have been a living advertisement of the Town of Warwick, having performed n parades throughout the northeastern United States. Highlights of their appearances include: four appearances at the Miss America...

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There is no stream in the state, or perhaps in the country, just like the Wallkill….(more)

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

“Warwick in History” – The following is taken from notes compiled by Anne M. Brozdowski. There is no stream in the state, or perhaps in the country, just like the Wallkill, which gets its name from the Waal River in the Netherlands. The Dutch name for river or creek is Kill. Thus came Wallkill. The Wallkill is so crooked that in its flow of twenty miles from Hamberg to Denton it has a course of eighty miles. In that distance the entire fall is but eleven feet. An old publication of 1797, THE AMERICAN GAZETEER, said that the Wallkill is a sluggish stream with 40,000 or...

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Seely Quackenbush came from Bellvale. He was, by trade, a blacksmith, a horse shoer, (more)

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

“Warwick in History” – Seely Quackenbush came from Bellvale. ┬áHe was, by trade. a blacksmith, a horse shoer, and a wagon maker back in the days when those crafts were a necessity to transportation. Seely was also a musician; he could play the violin without the aid of a written note. His was a profitable business, and Longfellow’s “Village Blacksmith” aptly describes his activities. In middle life, things took a change; Seely became enthralled with the desire to proclaim the four-square gospel. He revived churches that had been closed, holding meetings at...

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The first plan to revive the Polish harvest in an American setting got under way in 1938….

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The first plan to revive the Polish harvest in an American setting got under way in 1938 by the late Orrin Pearson, farm editor of the MIDDLETOWN TIMES HERALD, and the late father Joseph Polsenski, assistant pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Florida. A severe flood delayed all plans that year and it was postponed until 1939. On August 15th, the first Onion Harvest Festival was held near Finnegan’s Corners on the Durland Farm with 200 young people all in bright, colorful, traditional costumes participating in the pageantry. The Queen of the...

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