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| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:22

    Artists paint to aid local farmers Pine Island — On Saturday, Sept. 24, artists from the Wallkill River School of Art will be hosting a “paint out” at the Pine Island Black Dirt Farmers Market to benefit farmers from the area who were hit by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Artists will be painting at the Pine Island Town Park located on Kay Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their paintings will be showcased each week and auctioned off in a silent auction at the market at the end of the season on Oct. 8 with proceeds going to benefit the farm market and local farmers. “Our local farmers were hit hard by these storms,” said Pine Island Chamber President Marlene Caraballo. “This paint out is one way the community and local artists can come together, show their support and help make a difference.” Local beekeeper and WTBQ host of “The Buzz,” James Alton Thomas, will also be at the market at 11 a.m. for a free class for all ages on beekeeping tools, beehives and the importance of the honey bees in our agricultural ecosystem. Classic car show to benefit ice hockey club set for Saturday Warwick — Warwick Ice Hockey Club will hold its second annual classic car show on Staurday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will be hosted by Price Chopper located on Route 94 South. Music, food and beverages, trophies, prizes are all part of the fun. All proceeds go to the support of kids playing hockey. Come down and register your classic car, truck or motorcycle. The public is invited to view and enjoy the show as well as do your shopping. Hazardous waste disposal schedule New Hampton — The next household hazardous waste collection day will be held Friday, Oct. 21, for businesses and farms and Saturday, Oct. 22, for all residents of Orange County, according to information provided by Supervisor Michael Sweeton’s office. Items are to be brought to the Orange County Fire Training Center, located at 9 Training Center Lane in New Hampton, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is an opportunity to safely dispose of old oil bases paints, household cleaners, pesticides, solvents and automotive products. Call 845-291-2664 or e-mail for more information. Reminder: Village of Warwick brush disposal program Warwick - Permits for the Village of Warwick’s brush disposal program are available at Village Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Only Village of Warwick residents will be allowed to dispose brush at the disposal site, located at the Village of Warwick Department of Public Works site in Memorial Park. The site will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., now through Oct. 30; and then Saturdays only November. A person’s driver’s license can also be used as identification at site. Site will be closed Oct. 2 due to Applefest. No commercial operators will be permitted. Brush cannot exceed 6” in diameter Bagged leaves will be accepted. No grass clippings will be allowed.