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| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:39

    Superintendent’s community forum rescheduled for Jan. 21 Warwick — The school superintendent’s community forum, originally scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 17, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. The Warwick Valley Central School District PTAs will host the forum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Middle School. The event will kick-off with keynote speaker Peter Van Buskirk, founder of The Admission Game (TAG). According to the district’s press release announcing the change in date, “economic circumstances, combined with a need for higher educational standards and a move toward 21st century learning, will force difficult decisions to be made about education in the community. The Warwick Valley Central School District needs and values community input as these decisions come to the forefront.” School district residents are invited to join this discussion about what the community values in education, programs the community would like kept intact, the importance of foreign language, math, science and the arts, what the future of education in the district should look like and how best to prepare students for life after school. It’s crunch time and the merchants in Sugar Loaf want to help Sugar Loaf — Sugar Loaf Art and Craft village has opened up an e-mail address for holiday gift procrastinators. Just e-mail the sex and age of your gift recipient and any other important details to You will receive gift ideas and a merchant map to expedite your holiday shopping. For more information, visit AARP Tax-Aide seeks volunteers for 2011 season Warwick —AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across Orange County to help New York taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2011 tax returns. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. Tax-Aide is in need of volunteers for sites in Chester, Cornwall, Highland Falls, Middletown, Newburgh, Town of Wallkill, New Windsor, Port Jervis, Warwick and Washingtonville. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training. They help taxpayers at sites around the county, learning new skills while giving back to countless communities. “Last year we assisted 2000 seniors at 15 sites throughout Orange County between February and April,” said District Coordinator Sheri Conklin. “We could not do it without our volunteers, who make an indelible mark on the communities they help.” For more information on how you can join the AARP Tax-Aide team, visit or call toll-free 1-888-687-2277. Training starts Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.