| 09 Nov 2017 | 06:48

WARWICK — At the turn of the century and until the dawn of radio and television locals met in parlors and living rooms around the community to discuss current events. It was called the Fortnightly Club.
During the Sesquicentennial Year we’ve taken this idea and have had wonderful monthly discussions. These have been called, “Second Sunday Conversations.”
This coming Sunday will be another of the series with the topic of Agritourism called, “The Spirits of Agriculture: Warwick’s Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries and Cideries.”
These growing activities represent the manufacturing end of our agricultural businesses. Farming remains the largest business in the Valley – agritourism: and specifically, wineries, distilleries, breweries and cideries are a valuable offshoot and economic engine.
The panel will include representatives from a local distillery, brewery, cidery and three wineries. The panel represents a new generation of agricultural entrepreneurs and the discussion should be enlightening and fun. There will be an historic over view by Dr. Richard Hull to begin the program.
The “Conversation” will be this Sunday, Nov. 12, at noon at the Old School Baptist Meeting House. The Second Sunday Conversations are supported by the Sesquicentennial Committee, the Warwick Historical Society and the Albert Wisner Library.