New Windsor

Purple Heart Hall needs your assistance


Hello New Windsor. My favorite children’s book to read as a kid was “Miss Nelson Is Missing.” It is the story about an elementary school teacher named Miss Nelson whose students are badly misbehaving in school not listening to anything she says.

One day she does not show up for school but instead a really mean substitute teacher named Miss Viola Swamp shows up to take over for Miss Nelson. Miss Swamp, who looks like a witch, is so mean to the children and gives them so much school work and homework the students finally realize how good they had it with Miss Nelson. Miss Nelson finally returns and the kids are so relieved and happy to see her and they never misbehave again. At the end of the story it is hinted at that Viola Swamp, the mean substitute teacher, was actually Miss Nelson in disguise.

I shared this story with my kids, and recently found out there were two more Miss Nelson books that followed the first so I bought them on Amazon. The kids were so excited when they came in the mail. Actually I was pretty excited too since there are some new characters that I can now play the part of with new fun voices!

National Purple Heart Hall of Honor (NPHHH) and Temple Hill Day History: NPHHH is in need of assistance in helping to enhance their collection, celebrate our history and honor Purple Heart Recipients. They are looking for photographs, stories and memorabilia associated with the Temple Hill Day celebration, which took place at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor on May 28, 1932.

On that day, 137 World War I Veterans received their Purple Heart medals; many of these veterans were local. If you have a story to share, NPHHH hopes to hear from you!

Please contact and please spread the word to try to reach people who might like to participate.

What would you do in an emergency if someone close to you needed first aid or CPR? The Town of New Windsor Recreation Department is offering two upcoming classes on Sunday March 3.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Community CPR class is being offered. Learn how to save a life and treat people in need of medical attention. You will learn all the aspects of Adult Child and Infant CPR, choking and how and when to use the AED as well as basic first aid techniques.

Upon completion a two year CPR certification card will be issued. The price for the Community CPR Class is $65. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Basic Life Support (BLS) course will take place.

This course is designed for rescue personnel, lifeguards, nurses and other health care workers. This course teaches basic life support skills as well as 2-person CPR, the use of a pocket mask, modified airway techniques, bag-valve mask, and other skilled procedures. Be sure to bring your pocket mask if you have one, or masks are available for purchase. American Heart Association Certification.

The BLS Class is $80. Both classes are being held at the New Windsor Town Hall Complex in the Marasco Senior Center.

Join the Town of New Windsor Recreation department for the following upcoming trip: On Friday March 29th there is a day trip to Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs Casino with the bus leaving Town Hall at 8a.m. and returning at 7 p.m. The price of the trip is $35 and includes a $25 gambling voucher and $5 food credit.

The Senior Matinee movie is held every Tuesday at the Marasco Center at 11:30 a.m. The movie for Tuesday February 12 is “American Renegades.” For more information on the programs above or for all Town of New Windsor Recreation programs visit or call 845-565-7750.

Birthday shout outs this week go to Dorian Miele whose birthday is on February 6, to Bob Spreer whose birthday is on February 8, to Dave Ringel whose birthday is on February 12, and to anyone else out there celebrating birthdays this week
Happy Birthday!


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