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| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:49

    Rain soaks carnival and new field Warwick - Village of Warwick mayor Michael Newhard called it the perfect storm. Three days of rain soaked the Warwick Fire Department’s annual carnival in Veterans Memorial Park and the grassy field where rides and games entertained adults and kids alike. By the time the fun was over, the field had deep ruts and bald spots. Warwick Town Councilman Leonard DeBuck donated the sod to the village last year and was among those the mayor called to help fix the mess. “With the help of the firemen, we are doing an in-house repair,” Newhard said earlier this week, adding that he has also met with DeBuck, Mickey Shuback, the fire chief and village DPW to restore the field deluged by too much rain in a short period of time. The community effort to get the field back in shape will use no taxpayer dollars; Newhard estimated its cost at between $500 and $1,000, which the fire department will cover. Warwick Grove lent the village its sod roller and the school district lent its irrigation water system. “I attended with my son and despite the muddy shoes and pant legs, we had a great time,” said Newhard about the annual event that began June 22 and ran through June 25. According to the mayor, 90 percent of the field is in better condition from the quick response, and bald spots already are reviving. Next steps include reseeding and possibly letting the field rest in the fall. Tempt your taste buds at scone and muffin festivall this Sunday in Warwick Warwick - CommonPlace Warwick and Fig Café are teaming up for the first annual scone and muffin festival on Sunday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fig Café, 28 Railroad Ave. Cosponsored by CommonPlace Warwick as a thank you to the community, it will be a family event with 2-for-1 specials, live music and a raffle to benefit the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry. For more information call 544-1039. New Milford Historical Society meets Thursday New MIlford - There will be a general membership meeting of the New Milford Historical Society on Thursday, July 14, beginning at 7 p.m. at the New Milford/Edenville Methodist Church Hall, located on Jockey Hollow Road in New Milford All members and residents are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Deadline to apply for positions on two village boards is Wednesday Warwick - The Village of Warwick is looking for an Architectural and Historic Review Board member and a Planning Board alternate member. Interested parties should send a letter addressed to Mayor Michael Newhard and the Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 369, Warwick, NY 10990, by next Wednesday, July 13. Warwick Valley High School will offer driver education in September Warwick - During the fall semester, driver education will be offered by an independent driving school. The cost to each student will be $350. Students will be chosen by a lottery system with seniors and juniors having priority. Sophomores will be eligible if spaces are available after all seniors and juniors have been assigned their scheduled times. Information and registration forms can be obtained online at, click on High School, then click on Driver Education; or from John Russo in the school district office. The deadline for applications to be returned is Aug. 26 Students participating in the program will attend sessions totaling three hours per week: 90 minutes in the classroom and 90 minutes in the car. Driving sessions are also held on Saturday and Sunday. Students who wish to participate in the program must have their driver’s license or learner’s permit as issued by the Motor Vehicle Bureau and must be 16 years of age on or before Sept. 1 . If you have any questions, call 987-3065.