Warwick school board members win recognition for webinar presentation Warwick - Three members of the Warwick Valley School Board - Dave Eaton, Bob Howe and Lynn Lillian - have been recognized by New York State School Boards Association Leadership Development Manager Marilyn P. Morey for their work on a presentation during the recent NYSSBA webinar, “Integrating New Members into Your Governance Team.” “The insight, suggestions and comments from your team provided a wealth of wisdom and experience to webinar participants throughout the state,” Morey said in a press release. “In my years of working with you all, I have observed the qualities and characteristics in your governance team that are found in highly effective governance teams. These include the ability to debate and deliberate on a variety of issues and opinions while still being able to make an informed decision as a whole. The respect, thoughtfulness and forward-thinking of you and all your board members certainly puts the Warwick Valley Central School District in good hands!” Warwick’s school board members presented information to other school boards throughout New York State on how to work together as an effective governance team. Orange County Clerk’s Office processes U.S. Passports GOSHEN Orange County Clerk Donna L. Benson reminds residents that the County Clerk’s Office at the Government Center in Goshen, 255 Main St., processes routine, priority and expedited applications for U.S. Passports and Passport Cards, Monday through Friday during normal business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours every Wednesday evening until 7:30 p.m. No appointment is needed, and photos may also be taken at the Clerk’s Business Office. “It’s not just for far away travel,” said Benson. “U.S. citizens must present a valid U.S. passport or passport card when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.” For detailed information on application requirements and fees, call the Orange County Clerk’s Passport Office at 291-2698, 291-2699 or visit the County Clerk’s Web site at www.orangecountygov.com or the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov. Community Blood Services and New York Renaissance Faire partner to save lives New Windsor Donors will receive two complimentary tickets to the New York Renaissance Faire when they donate blood or platelets from Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 29 at Community Blood Services’ New York or New Jersey donor centers. Community Blood Services and the New York Renaissance Faire will continue its partnership of more than a decade by offering complimentary tickets to the faire as a thank you to volunteer blood donors. In New York, donors can donate at the New Windsor center, 575 Hudson Valley Ave., Suite 206 on Tuesday, July 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. or Wednesday, July 27 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment to donate, call 866-228-1500 or visit: www.communitybloodservices.com.