Hello New Windsor. My dad Butch Veronesi is celebrating his 76th birthday today. He was a great role model for us growing up and still is today. We have learned so much from my dad and my mom Rita about how to be good people, as well as good parents.
Both my brother and I had a lot of good coaches over the years helping to turn us in to the players that we become, but my dad was our greatest coach. He taught us how to work hard, to play hard, to play the game with respect, and to be a good teammate. The fact that he has been an amazing father to both me and my brother and an even better grandfather to all of our children is even more remarkable being that he lost his father at the very young age of nine years old. So for someone who only had nine years of his life having a dad, he truly turned out to be one of the best dad’s anyone could ever hope for.
Happy Birthday Dad we love you so much!
The Town of New Windsor Recreation Department is excited to announce a new opportunity for boys and girls interested in playing recreational soccer this year. Teaming up with Quickstrike FC, one of the country’s most successful soccer programs, the program will introduce a completely revamped and exciting 8 week long Recreation Soccer Program that will mentor the players with a dash of soccer fundamentals mixed in with a lot of fun drills and games.
The program is on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. starting on April 3 and is for players ages two through 12 and will be broken down by age groups. The program is $65 for New Windsor residents and $75 for non- New Windsor Residents.
Join the Town of New Windsor Recreation department for the following upcoming trips: On Friday March 29 there is a day trip to Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs Casino with the bus leaving Town Hall at 8 a.m. and returning at 7 p.m. The price of the trip is $35 and includes a $25 gambling voucher and $5 food credit.
Then on Wednesday May 1, there is a trip to Citi Field for a Major League Baseball game to see the home team New York Mets take on the Cincinnati Reds. The bus leaves New Windsor Town Hall Complex at 4 p.m. The price is $90 per person.
Then on Thursday May 9, the Recreation Department will be heading to Yankee Stadium to see a game between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners. The bus is leaving the new Windsor Town Hall Complex at 3:30 p.m. for a 6:35 p.m. game. The price is $90 per person which includes the bus ride and ticket to the game.
Then on Saturday May 18 join the New Windsor Recreational Department for a day trip to Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania for the annual Strawberry Festival with the bus leaving at 8 a.m. and returning at 7 p.m. The price of the trip is $35.
The Senior Matinee movie is held every Tuesday at the Marasco Center at 11:30 a.m. The movie for Tuesday March 19 is “Time Freak.” Stillman’s girlfriend Debbie breaks up with him suddenly and he uses his knowledge of physics to try to get her back.
For more information on the programs above or for all Town of New Windsor Recreation programs visit nwrecisfun.com or call 565-7750.
Birthday shout outs this week go to my father Butch Veronesi and Maria Torres whose birthdays are both on March 13, to Ed Morrison whose birthday is on March 14, to Dan Caso whose birthday is on March 15, to John Harris and Tyler Schwartz whose birthdays are both on March 17, to Jimmy Petro and Sandy Tucci whose birthdays are both on March 18, to Tyler Dineen whose birthday is on March 19, and to anyone else out there celebrating birthdays this week Happy Birthday!
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