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Schmitt honors a New Windsor Business of the Month

By Matt Veronesi
Posted 12/30/21

Hello New Windsor. Ann Landers once wrote about the difference of heaven and hell. She wrote a man spoke to the Lord about heaven and hell. The Lord said to the man “Come I will show you …

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Hello New Windsor. Ann Landers once wrote about the difference of heaven and hell. She wrote a man spoke to the Lord about heaven and hell. The Lord said to the man “Come I will show you hell.”

They entered a room where a group of people sat around a huge pot of stew. Everyone was famished, desperate, and starving. Each held a spoon that reached the pot, but each spoon had a handle much longer than their own arm that it could not be used to get the stew into their own mouths. The suffering was terrible.

“Come, now I will show you heaven,” the Lord said after a while. They entered another room, identical to the first- the pot of stew, the group of people, the same long-handled spoons. But there everyone was happy and well-nourished. “I don’t understand,” said the man. “Why are they happy here when they were miserable in the other room and everything was the same?” The Lord smiled. “Ah, it is simple,” he said. “Here they have learned to feed each other.” What a powerful piece of writing. It really got me thinking. That the difference between heaven and hell could come down to people helping other people. We all need to open our eyes and our hearts and do our part and help those in need when possible. We can never truly know what others are going thru, so we need to live our lives like God wants us to live them. By helping others. With 2022 being the start of a new year, we can all start fresh and make a pledge to be kind and help others. Happy New Year and may God bless you all.


The New Windsor Police Department has increased patrols in the Vails Gate area and in other commercial locations in town. Officers will be patrolling these areas in vehicles and on foot. They have two primary goals in doing these enhanced patrols.

Their first goal is to deter and prevent any crime from occurring during the heightened shopping season, and the second is to be visible and easily accessible to the to the community. The New Windsor Police Department is also asking everyone to take the proper precautions by locking their vehicles and not leaving any valuables in them when they are parked whether in your driveway or out in public. There have been reports recently of larcenies from cars in the Blooming Grove Tpke, Sycamore Gardens, and Butterhill Estates areas.

Most of these incidents have been in cars that were left unlocked. Protect your belongings by taking precautions. Thank you to the New Windsor Police Department for working so hard to keep all of us and our property safe.

The Town of New Windsor Recreation Department is pleased to offer some youth winter programs starting in January. There will be a youth winter soccer program and a youth winter basketball program held at the Vails Gate Elementary School. Winter Coed Soccer which is being led by the professional coaches of Quickstrike FC will be held Wednesday nights starting on January 5th and will go for eight weeks and is $65 for New Windsor Residents and $75 for non-residents. This program is for ages 2-12 with the Born To Strike (ages 2-4) from 5:30-6:15 p.m., the Little Strikers (ages 5-6) from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and the Quickstrikers (ages 7-12) from 7:45-8:45 p.m. The Winter Coed Basketball Program is led by the professional coaches of Skyhawks Sports and will be held on Thursday nights for eight weeks starting on January 6 for ages 6-14. Ages 6-7 will go from 5:30-6:30 p.m., ages 8-10 will go from 6:35-7:35 p.m., and ages 11-14 year will go from 7:45-9 p.m.

This program is $75 for New Windsor residents and $85 for non-residents. For more information or to register for the above programs please visit nwrecisfun.com or call 845-565-7750. Don’t hesitate space is extremely limited!

The following are prayer requests for the week if you would like to pray for them: Please watch over all the people in hospitals and nursing homes allowing them to get the care that they need to be happy and healthy.

Please watch over all of the food pantries out there and allow them to be able to help the most people as what is possible. Please watch over Don’s mental and physical health. Please allow Taylor to continue to get his life together. Thank you Father. If you would like to send a prayer request to be added to a future column please feel free to reach out to me at 845-629-1260 by text or phone call or you can email me at mveronesi@optimum.net. Thank you.

Birthday shout outs this week go to Reba Spearman whose birthday is on December 31, and to anyone else out there celebrating birthdays this week Happy Birthday! If anyone has a birthday or other special event you want mentioned in my column, or have anything going on in New Windsor that you want the world to know about you can reach me at mveronesi@optimum.net or by calling 845-629-1260. Have a great week.

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