The Pine Island Onion Quar terly " Winter 2008-2009 Edition " page 1 The Pine Island O nion QUARTERLY An astonishing bounty of holiday giftsinallpricerangesisavailable right here in Pine Island for those who want so save on mileage to the mall and shipping costs, and - above all - show a bit of local-love. Two nationwide mail-order companies are based right in our hamlet, and both will save local buyers shipping costs. Stuffjunction.com, onAmity Road, is a treasure trove of green, smart, unusual and useful gifts - some of them imported - which, if ordered ahead, can be picked up on site.
This year, Stuffjunction.com is extending special savings (25%-30%) on its cFriends and Family Holiday Discount List d to the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce. To order, browse the website Stuffjunction.com then call Roberta McBride toll free on 877 886 2646, or send an email to email@example.com, and say you are responding to the 2008 Friends & Family price list ! Stuffjunction.com can ship via UPS or US Postal Service but, if you live nearby, you can call ahead to view products and arrange pick up.
Pine Island Herb and Spice is another nationwide mail-order company. Its dried herbs, spices, pasta ... more. less.
and vegetable packages, perfect for gifts and gift baskets, can be shipped, or bought on site at 39 Transport Lane, off County Rte 1, Thursday from 9AM -3 PM and other hours 3 see the website: www.pineislandherb.com. Few realize that top quality, stylish outer wear can also be acquired in Pine Island 3 Green Valley Tack at 792 County Rte 1 has a large stock of trendy jackets, vests and footwear and many are on sale.<br><br> This large store also has a big sale on gifts of every kind for people who love horses. (www.greenvalleytack.com ) S e r v i n g t h e P i n e I s l a n d , N Y B l a c k D i r t R e g i o n C o m m u n i t y " W i n t e r 2 0 0 9 E d i t i o n Local Love: COOL HOLIDAY GIFTS - RIGHT HERE! DON 9TGOTHEEXTRAMILE Photo:Breesepix.com Smallest Solar Car in the World Photo:Breesepix.com Continued from Page 1 Antiques, Toys: The Pine Island Peddler , 18 Pulaski Highway, is a great local source for collectibles and antiques, and Racheals 9 Backyard Bargains, Drew 9s Garage, 619 County Rte I, sells discount toys, gadgets and a lot more.<br><br> Check store hours: 258-7373. For babies and toddlers, Keef 9s Kiddie Exchang e has clothes and toys in near pristine condition for rock bottom prices (636 County Rte 1, Phone (845) 258-2555. Pine Island Wine and Liquors sells a wide range of wine and specialty/exotic spirits that are affordable gifts for adults in a recession.<br><br> The store also supplies holiday bags and bows for gift-giving. Pampering When personal pampering seems extrav- agant, gift certificates for beauty treat- ments are thoughtful presents. Both Black Dirt Beauty (258-2558), in new smart premises at Jack 9s Plaza, and the adjacent cSunsations d, a new tanning salon, sell gift vouchers.<br><br> cSunsations d also sells gifts and jewelery. Throughout December tanning packages and products are re- duced at the store (258-1600). Some come with free gifts.<br><br> Gift vouchers are also available for CindyAsala 9s cBody at Rest, d an alternative day spa on County Rte 1 (258-3200), and for a session of complete rest at her therapeutic flotation center, a kind of cprivate sea d right in Pine Island. Both JADS, at the Pine Island Crossroads, and Rogowski Farm at 327 Glenwood Road, soldier on through the cold weather selling prepared local foods, honey, sauces, dressings, and baked goods. These are perfect for custom-made Pine Island Gift Baskets 3 an idea for gift givers whose local-love makes them shop right here.<br><br> APostCardContestWinner Aphotograph of Little York beneath a rainbow, taken by a pipeline worker Kenneth Kerr Jr. of Ringwood, NJ, won top vote in this year 9s cArt inAgriculture d Post Card contest. The second highest number of votes went to local photographer and retired police officer Bob Breese (www.breesepix.com)..<br><br> The photos were among 35 of Pine Island scenes entered for the contest, which is organized by the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce to promote the beauty of the region. Other Photog- raphers whose pictures were the top vote winners were Michael Needleman, Susan Schmeider, Diane Kominick Ouzoonian and Katarina Woods. The winning pictures, to be published early next year, will be- come the third set ofArt inAgriculture Post Cards.<br><br> Pine Island post cards are sold at Quaker Creek Store, Pine Island Wine and Liquors, C.J. 9s Country Store and C & D Old World Bagels. GardenersWanted The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce is asking enthusiastic gardeners in the community to volunteer their green thumbs for a new group being formed to help with beautification of the hamlet. Please call Sue Wilk, Chamber President, at (845) 446-8733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.<br><br> The Pine Island Onion Quar terly " Winter 2009 Edition " page 2 THE PINE ISLAND ONION QUARTERLY - Winter 2008 The Secret Ingredient Carleen and Dave Kutyla were so successful at the bagel store they opened at Mitchell Corners, Warwick, ten years ago, that they opened a branch next to Green Valley Tack in Pine Island last year.And business has grown steadily ever since. The bagels are hand made in the Warwick store, using a 60- year-old recipe. But the clue to their success, says Dave, is not a secret ingredient in the bagels.<br><br> It 9s an ingredient in the people. cIt 9s the heart.You have to really love what you 9re doing. cYou have to get good employees and treat them like family, d he says.<br><br> cAnd you have to care, personally, about your cus- tomers. You have to be hands on. d Dave works 12 to14 hours every day, rising at 3:00AM. Their three children, Shane, 17, Brook, 16, andAlex, 11, have virtually grown up in the bagel business and all have helped in the Warwick shop.<br><br> C & D Old World Bagels is new in Pine Island. But Carleen Kutyla isn 9t. She has lived here for 31 years, many of them on Treasure Lane, by the Pine Island Park.<br><br> cWhen we opened the store on Pine Island, c she recalls, c Peo- ple thought we were newcomers. But Dave and I live here, my Mom lives here, my sister lives here, and my brother lives here. d Law Enforcement Family Carleen (then Kearns) was in law enforcement before she married Dave, and members of her family have long been involved in law enforcement in Warwick. Her sister Mary Maslanka recently retired after 20 years as a detective, Mary 9s husband Tom is a Lieutenant, and Carleen 9s younger brother Michael Kearns is in the Police Force.<br><br> Dave Kutyla started in the bagel business as a hand roller when he was 21.At one stage he was working at three different jobs rolling bagels. He helped open a number of bagels stores before he and Carleen opened their own store in Warwick. Dave does the bagels and Carleen does the books.<br><br> cShe can 9t make a bagel, d teases Dave, cand he can 9t turn on a computer, d laughs Carleen. cThat 9s why we are a such a great team. d They not only love what they do, they love the people they do it with 3 the heart that is C & D Bagels 9 secret ingredient. The Pine Island Onion Quar terly " Winter 2008-2009 Edition " page 3 THE PINE ISLAND ONION QUARTERLY - Winter 2008 SPOTLIGHT ON Carleen and Dave Kutyla with cVinnie d Jimenez Cliserio, manager of C & D Old World Bagels in Pine Island.<br><br> Cliserio worked as a chef at the Jolly Onion for 20 years County Rte 1 & Liberty Corners Rd. Pine Island, NY 10969 Hours: 5:00AM 3 2:00 PM every day. Phone 845-981- 7118 PumpkinTossingChampion:PineIsland 9sFirst With a mighty heave, 12-year-old Sean Ginley hurled a pumpkin 38 feet in the Pine Island Park this past Columbus Day,thusbecomingtheregion 9sfirst PumpkinTossingChampion.<br><br> The event was the first Pine Island Pumpkin Festival, organized by the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce in response to requests by residents for more community events in the Pine Island Park. Theprogramincludedpumpkincarvingandpaintingcontests, with pumpkins and prizes provided by many local merchants and farmers. This true ccommunity d event will be held again in the Pine Island Park next Columbus Day.<br><br> Pumpkin tossers, carvers and painters, mark the day: October 12, 2009. JOLLYONIONFORSALE$1.35M After months of speculation about the fate of Ye Jolly Onion Inn, the realtor David Hawkins confirms that the Pine Island landmark is for sale for $1.35m. The prime property, which was bought by the last owners for $1,6 million, covers 2.5 acres in the heart of Pine Island.<br><br> It is currently owned by The ParkAvenue Bank, New York. The building is 14,000 sq. ft, of which 9,000 Sq ft is the restaurant.<br><br> Dave Hawkins 9 involvement in Pine Island goes back to 1958. He played with the Jimmy Sturr Band and taught at Warwick Valley High School for six years. As a realtor Hawkins worked with Vince Kosuga, who built the Jolly Onion as a trucker 9s stop in 1963.<br><br> Later, Kosuga and his wife Polly converted it into a restaurant that became known far and wide. Hawkins can be reached at email@example.com or by phoning (845) 294-5111 The Pine Island Onion Quar terly " Winter 2008-2009 Edition " page 4 THE PINE ISLAND ONION QUARTERLY - Winter 2008 S OOOPS I FORGOT GIFT SHOPPE At SCHEUERMANN FARM & GREENHOUSES SHOP FOR JIM SHORE 73 Little York Rd., Warwick, NY 10990 Tel: 845-258-4221 www.Warwickinfo.net/scheuermann ® AND FINE COLLECTIBLES FRESH FLOWERS FIGURINES ORNAMENTS WREATHS CENTERPIECES GIFTS " CARDS Free Gift Wrapping Friendly Service Ample Parking Hours: Wed thru Sun: 9AM-5PM PineIslandChamberOfficers2008-2009 President Susan Wilk Vice Presidents: Peter Lyons Hall Eve McClanahan Treasurer Russell Kowal Recording Secretary Greg DeBuck Corresponding Secretary Greg DeBuck Directors Cheetah Haysom da Parma Leonard DeBuck Bruno Ferretti Robert Matuszewski Diane Ferretti Carleen Kutyla Dave Kutyla Peter Lyons Hall New Directors 2008-2011 Russell Kowal Susan Wilk Gregory DeBuck Eve McClanahan Director Emeritus Stanley Schultz MakingPineIslandHistory John Ruszkiewicz is First President The newly reorganized Drowned Lands Historical Society 9s firstAnnual Meeting and Dinner was held at Rogowski Farms barn, Pine Island, on November 1, formally launching the organization. About 30 people - including local historians and people with ancestral roots in the Black Dirt - attended the dinner at RogowskiFarms.ThemealwascateredbyBlackDirtGourmet with the help of Penny Steyer.<br><br> Hard cider was donated by WarwickValleyWineryandwinebyTornelloBrothers 9Winery, PineIsland. After the meeting that reactivated the group in July, the first trustees prepared and submitted a Constitution, Bylaws, and Collection Policy to the New York State Education Dept., to begin the chartering process. New Officers have since been elected: John Ruszkiewicz is President,BillGrohoskiisVicePresident,BobSodrickisTreasurer, and Sue Wilk is Recording Secretary.<br><br> The other trustees are Anne Brozdowski, Peter Lyons Hall, Cheetah Haysom Da Parma, Barbara Morgiewicz and Tracey Pietrzak. Meetingswillbeeverytwomonths.ThenextwillbeonSaturday January 10, 9:30AM, at Ruszkiewicz 9s office at 21 Gurda Lane, Pine Island. Meantime, the large collection of historic artifactsfromtheDrownedLands,gatheredbythelatehistorian Frances Sodrick, has been transferred to storage at the farm of John Ruszkiewicz, who is donating space until a permanent museum facility is found.<br><br> To join, or for information: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 258-4359 or 651-3707. First cPrideof PineIsland dAwards For the first time this year four cPride of Pine Island dAwards were given by the Chamber of Commerce to people whose care and concern for their premises have benefited our hamlet. Thisyeartheawardswerefornewconstructionandrenovation.<br><br> Infuturetheymaybeawardedanycategoryofenhancementto theappearanceofthehamlet. The awards were a response to a suggestion by Pine Islanders. The Pine Island Chamber sent out a questionnaire on residents 9 visions for the future of the hamlet.<br><br> Responses included the suggestion that awards be given to those businesses or individuals who improve the neighborhood. Pride of Pine Island 2008: Jack 9s Plaza 3 Brian Singer Drew 9s Garage-Andy Field T.S. Purta Funeral Home- Todd and Tim Purta Kids Clubhouse - Carol and Gary Lahti FireDepartmentSeeksCandidatesforCommissioner Joe Morgiewicz is the only candidate for the two vacant Pine Island Fire Commissioner positions.<br><br> Voting will take place on December 9, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at the Pine Island Fire Station on County Rte 1. FIREHOUSE WELCOMESSANTADEC16 Santa Claus will arrive in Pine Island on a Fire Truck on December 16 to celebrate the Christmas season with the children of Pine Island. The Children 9s Community Christmas Celebration takes place at the Pine Island Fire Station on County Rte.1.<br><br> Festivities, including the best hot chocolate in Pine Island, will start at 5.30 PM. Santa will arrive at about 7:00. Everyone is welcome.<br><br> The Pine Island Onion Quar terly " Winter 2008-2009 Edition " page 5 THE PINE ISLAND ONION QUARTERLY - Winter 2008 Black Dirt Dance Trustees of the newly reorganized Drowned Lands Historical Society meeting at John Ruszkiewicz office on Gurda Lane, Pine Island. From Left: Bob Sodrick, Cheetah Haysom da Parma, John Ruszkiewicz, Bill Grohoski and Barbara Morgiewicz. CHEETAH , INK Copywriting Press Releases Personal Biographies Newsletters Reporting \xb\x3 \x3\xc\xa\x8\x7 \x4\x3 \x2\x3\x9\x7\x3 1010 County Route 1, Pine Island, NY 10969 Tel: 845-321-3522 Cheetahaysom@hotmail.com www.CheetahHaysom.com Kids " Teens " Adults " Couples All welcome.<br><br> No experience necessary . Latin " Ballroom " Ballet " Modern 198 Glenwood Rd., Pine Island, NY 10969 Tel: 845-258-1000 www.blackdirtdance.com AWARDSTOPINEISLAND 9SOUTSTANDINGCITIZENS At theAnnual Social and InstallationofOfficerinOctober, heldforthefirsttimeattheclub- houseoverlookingthespectacularHickory Hill Golf Course, the PineIslandChamberrecognizedsome outstanding citizens in our community. State and County dignitaries attended the event, the where Bob and Sally Scheuermann , owners of Scheuermann Farms and Greenhouses, became the 2008 Citizens of the Year.<br><br> State Senator Tom Morahan and County Legislator Michael Pillmeier, County Clerk Donna Benson, Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, and a repre- sentative from Congressman John Hall 9s office praised and thanked the Scheuermanns for their many years of service to the community. OnionFarmers ChrisandEvePawelski receivedtheChamber 9s CommunityServiceAwardfortheiryearsoftenaciousadvocacy on behalf of local farmers. The couple has also served as advisors on local farm matters to Senators Schumer and Clinton, and Congressman Hall.<br><br> TheChamber 9sYoungCitizenAwardwentto BryanMorgiewicz , a junior fireman with the Pine Island Fire Department. Bryan is a scholar athlete at Warwick Valley High School, who has been on the High Honor roll every marking period since he began high school. Dave Dudlo , who runs a Landscaping business, received the Certificate ofAppreciation for working his landscapers magic forthecommunity,sprucinguptheplantingsaroundtheWelcome to Pine Island signs and public areas in Pine Island 3 and never charging a penny.<br><br> THENEXTBIGTHING The architect 9s drawing of the planned cWebster 9s Plaza, d the multi-use building that local developer Robert Schreibeis plans for 31 Pulaski Highway, adjacent to the Polish Legion. The barn-style building, inspired by the original Webster 9s Feed and Grain which burned down on the same site, will have shops, offices and apartments. Construction is due to start late spring 2009.<br><br> FitnessCenterforPineIsland Anew Cycle Fitness Centre, specializing in the popular group exercise method known as cspinning d, opens this month in the new Jack 9s Plaza, making the mini-mall a center of health and beauty. Jack 9s Plaza is already home to Black Dirt Beauty and the new Sunsations tanning salon. The mini-mall 9s owner Brian Singer said there is a possibility that main tenant on the road front space will be a café.<br><br> He said the would-be tenant might not need to get financing, in which case the deal was likely to go forward and a café would soon be in place. The new Spinning Center opened on December 6. It includes spinner bikes, heart, cadence and mileage monitors, a shower and changing room.<br><br> There will be a top-rate sound system and a video ride area. For more information phone (845) 755-3396. The Pine Island Onion Quar terly " Winter 2009 Edition " page 6 THE PINE ISLAND ONION QUARTERLY - Winter 2008 CYCLE FITNESS CENTER The spinning-only facility that offers an energizing, cycling- inspired group exercise training program with expert coaching, exhilarating music and a unique mind/body phi- losophy.<br><br> Spinnerbikes"Changingroom"Shower"Heart/cadence" Bathroom"Freeparking"Mileagemonitors Grand Opening: Sat. Dec 6, 9AM-6PM & Sun Dec 7, 9AM-5PM 696CountyRoute1, PineIsland,NY10969 Tel:845-755-3396 MembershipDuesinJanuary Members will be billed in January for dues for the coming year. Dues will be $50 for businesses and $35 for individuals, who are also invitedtojoin.ThePineIslandChamberisanallvolunteerorganization working very hard for the community.<br><br> We have little outside support. Please join us and offer a hand as we try to improve our hamlet, our services and our community. THE PAMPERED CHEF discover the chef in you!<br><br> PAULA TORNELLO 757 COUNTY ROUTE 1 PINE ISLAND, NY 10969 845-258-2044/home 914-282-0491/cell email@example.com Consultant #568181 COOKINGCLASSESATROGOWSKIFARM Beginning in January Rogowski Farms will hold cooking classes on the first Saturday of every month. Each class will be themed in accord with the season. Reservations are required.<br><br> Friday, February 13:An evening cooking class for those who are canti-Valentine. d The farm will also be making a special feature of Valentines Day, Saturday, February 14: Wine tastingpairedwithchocolate delicaciesfromChefHenryMager,chocolate candies from Chef Patty Misener and a romantic cooking class for two in the evening.Abouquet of green garlic, known as a Stinking Rose Bouquet , will be sold with recipes and storage information. For reservations call (845) 258- 4547. www.rogowskifarm.com.<br><br> The Pine Island Onion Quar terly " Winter 2009 Edition " page 7 THE PINE ISLAND ONION QUARTERLY - Winter 2008 THE PINE ISLAND ONION QUARTERLY ThePineIslandOnionQuarterly is published quarterly by the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce. The Pine Island Onion Quarterly welcomes editorial contributions from the community. Please address correspondence to: The Pine Island Onion Quarterly , P.O.<br><br> Box 354, Pine Island, NY 10969 or call 845- 321-3522. You can also e-mail all letters or ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org. ADVERTISING To place an ad, please contact: Cheetah at 845-321-3522 or via e-mail: email@example.com .The Pine Island Onion Quarterly serves the Pine Island, NY community, in the heart of the famous Black Dirt agricultural region in the Town of Warwick, in Orange County, New York.<br><br> PRODUCTION STAFF Editor: Cheetah Haysom da Parma Publisher: Paul Donato/Printing Plus Creative Director: Peter Lyons Hall/Warwickinfo.net PINE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE www.pineislandny.com " firstname.lastname@example.org Watch for upcoming events on the Chamber 9s website! ROGOWSKI FARM BREAKFASTS Bring the family! We are serving farm breakfasts in front of the barn 9s pot bellied stove on Saturday mornings, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.<br><br> Enjoy fresh farm eggs made to order in the farm kitchen by Chef Heather Kurosz. W. Rogowski Farm 327 Glenwood Road, Pine Island, NY Phone (845) 258 4574 " www.rogowskifarm.com PineIslandHerb&SpiceCo.,Inc." EileenPiasecki-Couch 39TransportLane,Office#2,PineIsland,NY10969 Phone/fax845.258.4372"www.pineislandherb.com Dips Soups & Chili Pasta Herb & Spice Blends DriedVegetables DriedVegetable Powder Herbs & Spices Specials Recipes Tips Seasonal Favorites 792 County Route 1 Pine Island, NY 10969 Tel: 845-258-7425 Conveniently located in Florida and Pine Island HOURS: MON-SAT 7AM-9PM SUN 7AM-6PM TOM & JO ANDRYSHAK THE LAUNDRY SHAK , LLC COIN OPERATED LAUNDRY & DROP OFF SERVICE Ironing Service & Dry Cleaning The Pine Island Onion Quarterly S e r v i n g t h e P i n e I s l a n d , N Y B l a c k D i r t R e g i o n C o m m u n i t y " W i n t e r 2 0 0 9 E d i t i o n From the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce W elcome to the new edition of The Pine Island OnionQuarterly ,theonlypublication that represents the hamlet of Pine Island, in the Town of Warwick, NY.<br><br> The Pine Island Onion Quarterly is published by the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce to help residents and visitors alike become more acquainted with the diverse economy that comprises Pine Island, in the heart of the Black Dirt Region of the Hudson Valley. We are confident that as you become more aware of the uniqueness of the region, you will help to enrich the lives ofallourresidentsthroughcommunityspiritandcooperation, during the upcoming holidays and throughout the new year. Editorial staff Inthisissue: Pine Island Cool Holiday Gifts..<br><br> . . p.<br><br> 1 Pampering 3 not for kids! . .<br><br> . p. 2 Postcards: Winning Photos .<br><br> . . p.<br><br> 2 In the Spotlight: C&D Old World Bagels . . p.<br><br> 3 Pumpkins Tossed and Decorated . . p.<br><br> 4 Jolly Onion Property for Sale. . .<br><br> . p. 4 Awards and more .<br><br> . . .<br><br> pp. 5-6 The Next Big Thing . .<br><br> . . p.<br><br> 6 Spinning for Health . . .<br><br> . p. 7<br><br>