News digest

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:15

    Calling all volunteers Warwick — On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Village of Warwick will plant 500 native plants and trees along the Wawayanda from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The holes will be pre-dug by a team from the Department of Environmental Conservation. The project starts behind the skate park in Memorial Park. If interested in volunteering, call Village Hall at 986-2031. Dress warmly and bring work gloves and a shovel. Library to change catalog system Warwick — Albert Wisner Public Library’s online catalog system will be transferred to new software from Monday to Wednesday, Dec. 5 to 7. The current software used by Albert Wisner and the 46 other libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System is being phased out. After thorough research of available alternate systems and their related costs, the RCLS libraries collectively selected a new software package called Symphony, produced by SirsiDynix. The Library will be open during these days and programs will take place as scheduled; patrons will also be able to borrow materials and e-content and use the public computers as usual. However, during these three days, no holds will be able to be placed, as the system will be down. Patrons are encouraged to call the Library’s Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 to request that an item be placed on hold. The staff will maintain a list of requests and place holds once the system is restored on Dec. 8. Further, any items returned to the Library (to Albert Wisner Library or to any RCLS library) will not be able to be checked in officially until the system is restored on Dec. 8. No fines will accrue during this period, so patrons are encouraged to return their materials on or after Dec. 8. The library will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 8, for staff training and to process backlogged materials. It will reopen on Friday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. The Church of the Good Shepherd will host Thanksgiving service in Greenwood Lake Greenwood Lake — The Thanksgiving Ecumenical community service will be hosted by the Church of the Good Shepherd at 62 Windermere Ave. in Greenwood Lake on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. The Interfaith Choir will lead the singing. Refreshments will be served after the service. All are welcome. For additional information, call 845-477-2191. Warwick Ecumenical Council hosts Thanksgiving Eve service Warwick — The Warwick Valley Ecumenical Council will host a Thanksgiving Eve Service on Wednesday, Nov. 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Warwick Reformed Church, 16 Maple Ave. All are invited to share a service of worship, message and music. The Warwick Valley Ecumenical Council Thanksgiving Eve Service is an annual offering to the community of Warwick, hosted each year by a different church. Area faith communities currently participating in the council include Bellvale Community, Bellvale United Methodist Church, Christ Episcopal Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Stephen the Martyr Church, Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church, Union African Methodist Episcopal Church, Vision Community Church, Warwick Assembly of God, Warwick Reformed Church, Warwick United Methodist Church and Warwick Valley Church of the Nazarene. The Warwick Valley Knights of Columbus to host Thanksgiving day dinner Florida — The Warwick Valley Knights of Columbus, Council 4952, will host a community dinner on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, with continuous servings from noon to 3 p.m. at the Knight’s hall, located at 75 North Main Street in Florida (behind St. Ignatius Orthodox Church). The menu will include soup, turkey and ham with all the trimmings, coffee, tea, soft drinks and Thanksgiving cake. Donations accepted but not necessary. For additional information, call 845-651-4952.