Harry Potter is coming to Warwick

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:50

    WARWICK-We're only a few weeks away from the eagerly awaited release of the sixth installment of JK Rowling's sensational Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." The on-sale date is Saturday, July 16, and The Bookstore, 20 Main St., has a special offer for those who make advance reservations. To begin, there is a 20 per cent discount off the retail price. And then, when people with advance reservations pickup their book, The Bookstore will give them a "two for the price of one" admission to Mountain Creek Water Park in Vernon, N.J., worth $34 in added value to fans of Harry Potter. That's a nice reward for a youngster who enjoys reading. "No other bookseller comes close to the added value in this offer," said owner Michael McDermott. "If you consider this extra value, we're giving back more than what people pay for the book. And no other bookseller can deliver the book any sooner." This offer is only available to those who make advance reservations. But if you would like the convenience of shopping locally and picking up your copy of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in Warwick on the day of release, McDermott said that he would be happy to assist you with canceling an order already placed on the Internet. For more information, call The Bookstore at 986-8880. Pine Island's Scenic Farms opens new golf shop Scenic Farms Golf Course and the DeBuck family recently announced the opening and dedication of their new golf shop on Glenwood Road in Pine Island. The post and beam designed building was constructed for the use of golf enthusiasts who would like to either play the nine hole executive golf course or just practice their golf swing on the range. Scenic Farms Golf Course, which opened in 1994, was designed by Stephen Kay. The course has two par-four holes and seven par-three holes, each with their own distinct features. The golf range at Scenic Farms is considered to be unique because golfers practice their shots off of manicured natural grass. The new golf shop will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. The room will be dedicated to the memory of John P. Williamson, a friend of the DeBuck family who was a frequent patron of Scenic Farms Golf Course. "Whether John and I were visiting while we watched our daughters play softball or whenever he would bring his son Marc to the golf course," said Leonard DeBuck, "he always had a positive outlook. And we are pleased to honor him for who he was." The public is invited to the ceremony and light refreshments will be served from 9 a.m. until noon. For additional information, call 258-4455. The Dawson Motors dog dip Dawson Motors recently celebrated its second anniversary at 45 Oakland Ave., Warwick, with a special event. In cooperation with the Warwick Valley Humane Society, the automobile dealership and repair facility opened its doors for an "All Natural Flea Dip for Dogs." Lee Peterson, corresponding secretary and raffle chairperson did double duty that day, selling raffles and dipping dogs. Some of the four-legged customers were not too happy about the service but all left healthier than when they arrived. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Warwick Valley Humane Society.