2017


Come to Movie Night  in Central Park, South Main Street, Friday, August 11, 9:00 p.m.  A popular space-related movie that sold out theaters a few years ago will be played (We are not allowed to advertise the title). Rated PG-13.  In case of inclement weather, movie will be inside Park Presbyterian Church. Sponsored by Park Presbyterian Church, Big Dog Country and  1420 WACK Radio (in celebration of their 60th anniversary). Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket!


Thank you to all who attended, sponsored, or donated to the 1st annual "Taste of Wayne County".  Click here for pictures!


"Treasures Along the Erie" community-wide garage sales in Newark, Lyons, Clyde and Savannah will take place on Saturday, August 5th, 2017.  Online Maps available by clicking here.  Hard copies will also be handed out at the Chamber of Commerce, 199 Van Buren Street, Newark, and the Farmer's Market in Lyons.  


On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, the Village of Newark will be participating in "VoteTilla" and will also host  "Taste of Wayne County" along the canal at T. Spencer Knight Park. Click here for more information!


The “Cycle the Erie” tour, with over 750 bicyclists this year, stopped in Newark on their way from Buffalo to Albany!  Click here for pictures!


Check out pictures of News Channel 8's Summer Tour segment in Newark!    Click here to see the live footage!  Note: there are more segments in Newark if you keep watching at the end.


Newark-Wayne Community Hospital held a ribbon-cutting for the new Main Entrance.  Click here to see some pictures!


The winners of the Community Pride Day Contest held in May were Newark Hair Salon and Spa (most colorful business entry) and the Stevensons of 309 East Maple Avenue (most colorful residential entry). Each winner was awarded $200 for their efforts and they are pictured with Village of Newark Mayor, Jonathan Taylor.  Click here for pictures!


There was a ribbon cutting at ElderONE today! What a great option for keeping our elderly population living at home as long as possible!  Click here for pictures!


​Interested in a career in Advanced Manufacturing?  These upcoming programs at FLCC and MCC could be a great place to start!


122 bicyclists from the Finger Lakes Cycling Club stopped in Newark.  Click here for pictures!

The winners of the Community Pride Day Contest held in May were Newark Hair Salon and Spa (most colorful business entry) and the Stevensons of 309 East Maple Avenue (most colorful residential entry). Each winner was awarded $200 for their efforts and they are pictured with Village of Newark Mayor, Jonathan Taylor.  Click here for pictures!


In case you missed it... 
Here are some pictures of the tanks on their way to Genesee Brewery!


The Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Laundry Day Laundromat, located at 10 Edgett Street. Click here to view some pictures of the event.


The Village of Newark will not increase taxes for fiscal year 2018.  Click here for more information.


The Village of Newark is please to announce that in 2016 the Village saw a sixty-five percent rise in the dollar amount of commercial/industrial construction projects over 2015.  Click here for more information.


Attention Businesses!!! Get your bike-friendly certification to be listed in the "Cycling the Erie" guidebook! You will also receive a decal signifying to bicyclists that you are bike-friendly! Click here for more information.


Legendary Autos on West Shore Boulevard was one of the stops during the Chrysler 300 Club International Spring Meet. Check out these great cars!


The Village of Newark will not increase taxes for fiscal year 2018.  Click here for more information.

The Village of Newark is please to announce that in 2016 the Village saw a sixty-five percent rise in the dollar amount of commercial/industrial construction projects over 2015.  
Click here for more information.


The Village Board honored Norm VanDeMortel for his many years of public service.  Click here for pictures!

At the Village Board meeting the Mayor and Village Board honored some outstanding Newark athletes. 
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Robbie Barrett becomes an honorary police officer and Officer Dan Weegar shows him some of the inner workings of the police department. 
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Attention Businesses!!! Get your bike-friendly certification to be listed in the "Cycling the Erie" guidebook! You will also receive a decal signifying to bicyclists that you are bike-friendly!
Click here for more information.

Newark Public Library and Newark Central School District Partner Up to Provide Mobile Hotspot Lending


The Village of Newark is taking the next step in the main street reconstruction project!

The Village of Newark received a fluoridation grant!

The Village of Newark has been successful in obtaining two major grant awards from the NYS Department of Transportation under their 2016 BRIDGE NY program.   Whenever possible, the Village Board is fully committed to maintaining and upgrading infrastructure in Newark to continue to make it a place to live, work and grow. 
Click here for more information!

2016


More great news! The Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc. (VCLF), is going to grow tree seedlings at the former Newark Florist location!


The Village Board recognized Kurt Werts for his many years of service, and Rebecca Vermeulen and Al Schober were sworn in as Trustees!

The Village Board honored Ali House for Career Academic and Sport Achievements. Great job Ali!


Help Wayne County connect! Please take this survey about broadband.

The Village of Newark will celebrate this winter with a Snowman Building Contest throughout the month of February.  Snowman Enthusiasts... Gather your family and friends in February to show your snowman building skills.  Click here for prize details and rules!


​More great news!
The Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc. (VCLF), is going to grow tree seedlings at the former Newark Florist location!


Many thanks to Kurt Werts for his 32 years of service to the Village of Newark! 


Fun was had by all at the Christmas Tree lighting with a visit from Santa and a party at the Alex Eligh Community Center.  Click here for pictures!


The Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mooseberry Soap Company.  Click here for pictures!

FLACRA had a ribbon cutting for their home at 107 High Street.  
Click here to see pictures!

Congratulations to Coach Ron Ceravolo who was inducted into the Section V Hall of Fame!

Congratulations to all of the 
Newark Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees!  

The Canal will close for the season on Sunday, November 20, 2016...


And the winners of the Pumpkin Sculpture Contest are...


Extra Mile Day: In honor of all of the wonderful volunteers in the Village of Newark who go the extra mile by donating their time, talent and goods to others, and for those who go the extra mile to achieve goals, Mayor Taylor has declared November 1st "Extra Mile Day".  Click here for the proclamation.


Pre-school students visited the Newark Fire Department! 


The Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Edward Jones.  Click here for pictures!


John and Deb Marr received a roof from Marshall Exteriors.  They were the winners of the "No Roof Left Behind" contest.  There was a street celebration on September 10th as they get their new roof.  Click here for information.


NYS Canal Corporation placed a photo of Newark as their banner photo for their Facebook page! How lucky we are to have such a beautiful treasure in our own backyard !!  Click here to see photo.  Photo credit: Bob Stopper

The dedication of a map kiosk along with a bicycle repair station took place for Ray DePauw on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in T. Spencer Knight Park on the canal.  Ray was a devoted friend, father, husband, and Village of Newark DPW employee who loved all things outdoors.  Upon his passing, donations were made to Local 721 and Council 66 American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFCIO.  They have purchased the kiosk and bicycle repair station as a fitting tribute to Ray in order to benefit others who enjoy outdoors activities, as Ray did.
Click here for pictures!


The winner of the residential prize of $200 for the most colorful yard in the Community Pride Day contest was 522 Church Street: Carlos Seguinot, Rahim Jackson, Mark Turner, John Halsey, Richard Gunthner, Stacie Schanck, Rakjia Melton, Heather Aikin and Maria Gonzalez!  Click here for pictures!


Chris Lozada was honored by Mayor Jonathan Taylor and the Village Board for winning the Section V, Class BBB Wrestling Championship in his weight class.  Click here to see pictures!

The
Model T Ford Club International came through Newark!

​​​​​Vintage Gardens Bed and Breakfast was featured in the June edition of "Our Homes in the Finger Lakes". 
Click here to see the article!


Aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners within the food, drink and agriculture industries are invited to attend a free financing workshop at Monroe Community College on July 29.  The expo will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will be held at MCC's Thomas Flynn Campus Center in Brighton, 1000 East Henrietta Road. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Empire State Development and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets are all hosting the event, and will provide attendees with access to information on financing tips, ways to impress potential lenders and alternatives to traditional bank loans.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and although it is preferred that participants register online in advance, walk-ins are welcome.


The "Cycle the Erie" 2016 annual bicycle tour went from Buffalo to Albany along the Erie Canal!!  This year, there were 742 people on the tour and they ranged in age from 3 to 92 !!  Here are some pictures of their stop in Newark!


Dillon VanDemortel was honored by Mayor Jonathan Taylor and the Village Board for winning the Section V Class C  Championship in the 3200m race in Indoor Track and the Section V Class B Championship in the 3200m race in Outdoor Track!  Click here for pictures!


A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new entrance to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.  Click here for information on the project!   Click here for pictures of the ceremony!


The Village of Newark would like to say thank you to all who participated in Community Pride Day!
Click here for pictures.


The Newark Garden Club dedicated a Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker in Central Park at 11:00 a.m. on Memorial Day to honor the military.  Click here for more information!


Newark Police Officers were honored for their 140 years of service to the Village of Newark.  Click here for pictures!


Whispering Winds Campgrounds, LLC is open for business! Click here to see what has been done so far and stay tuned because many more improvements are in the works!

Mayor Jonathan Taylor and the Village Board honored the Boys Varsity Basketball team for being the Section V, Class B1 Champions!


The Badge of Honor Association dedicated a memorial plaque in the Police Parking Lot on the West side of the Newark Police Department at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 25, 2016. The ceremony was in memory of Chief of Police Edwin Lawton who suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty, May 11, 1965. Chief Lawton entered service with the Village of Newark on August 8, 1942 and faithfully served his community until his passing. Chief Lawton believed strongly in the continuation of learning through-out a Police Officer’s career and was a Charter Member of the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Association.  


Newark Pilots welcome Taiwanese pair to Newark this summer!


Newark's Erie Canal Lock received some upgrades!  Click here for pictures!


Click here to read a recent article on Vintage Gardens Bed and Breakfast and to learn some history about Jackson and Perkins.


Thompson Health Urgent Care had its ribbon cutting ceremony.  Click here for pictures!


The Village of Newark declared March 15, 2016 to be"Ali House Day"!!


Vintage Gardens Bed and Breakfast has received another accolade.  Click here to learn more.


Pictures of the Snow Sculpture Contest winners receiving their awards.
Click here for pictures of all entries.


Pictures of Newark's newest Habitat for Humanity House!


Your New York Company can succeed in the global marketplace!  Come to a FREE workshop to learn about the Foreign Trade Zone and how it can help your company! Please note: The focus of this seminar is for larger businesses.  It is unlikely that the program will have any benefit for small retailers or service businesses unless you are buying all foreign goods, lots of them, or selling to foreign companies. 


Mayor Taylor was interviewed by Josh Durso on Fingerlakes1.com.  They discussed Economic Development and also consolidation of Village and Town Code Enforcement.  Click here to see interview.  *** Please note: Mayor Taylor's interview starts at approximately 13:37 into the podcast.

 

2015


Mike Muscolino was recognized by the Mayor and Village Board for his many years of dedicated service to the Alex Eligh Community Center.  Click here to see picture. 


On December 7, 2015, the Newark-Wayne Auxiliary's Tree of Lights Ceremony took place.  Each light on the hospital's holiday tree. as well as the tree in the DeMay Living Center, represents a gift in honor or memory of someone special.  Click here to see pictures.


On December 5, 2015, the tree-lighting ceremony took place in Central Park.  It was followed by a party with Santa at the Alex Eligh Community Center.  Click here to see pictures.

In accordance with NFPA 1403, Newark fireman participated in a controlled burn  for training purposes.  Click here to see pictures!


Haily Atkins has signed her Letter of Intent to dive Division 1 at Niagara University. Congratulations Haily! Click here for picture.


Ultralife has had increased sales, a third quarter profit, and a jump in share price!  See the Rochester Business Journal article here.


And the winners of the Halloween Pumpkin Sculpture Contest are....

The Alex Eligh Community Center hosted a great Halloween party! 
Click here to see pictures!

The Village of Newark would like to thank Mr. Bill Finewood for donating his time and talent to create the wonderful logo that is seen on the “Welcome” banners throughout the Village.  Mr. Finewood truly captured the essence of Newark by combining into one image the seasons and activities that are enjoyed by Newark residents. Thank you for your contribution to your community Mr. Finewood.  It is appreciated! 
Click here for a pictures of the presentation.

Click here to see pictures of Newark elementary students learning about fire safety from the Newark Fire Department.


Javon McCrea is having a basketball camp at the Alex Eligh Community Center.  Click here for more information.


Click here to see pictures of Newark elementary students learning about fire safety from the Newark Fire Department.


The Village of Newark would like to thank Mr. Bill Finewood for donating his time and talent to create the wonderful logo that is seen on the “Welcome” banners throughout the Village.  Mr. Finewood truly captured the essence of Newark by combining into one image the seasons and activities that are enjoyed by Newark residents. Thank you for your contribution to your community Mr. Finewood.  It is appreciated!  Click here for a pictures of the presentation.


In honor of all of the wonderful volunteers in the Village of Newark who go the extra mile by donating their time, talent and goods to others, and for those who go the extra mile to achieve goals, Mayor Taylor has declared November 1st "Extra Mile Day".  Click here for the proclamation.


TCC Wireless (Verizon) has opened in the Arcadia Shopping Center.  Click here to see a picture of the ribbon cutting!


Great News!  Ultralife Corporation has been awarded an $8.2 million contract to produce specialized radio systems. The SRW Applique is a single-channel radio system that is mounted in Army combat vehicles.  The contract calls for shipments to begin this fall with the majority of the orders to be filled next year.


Newark homeowners and landlords can qualify for a FREE or reduced cost energy audit, income-based energy improvement grants of up to 50% and access low interest financing to make homes more comfortable and reduce utility bills. Workshop is to be held Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 100 East Miller Street in the 2nd floor Courtroom.  Free. 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Register for workshop by calling (585) 442-2030, ext 213 or e-mail SaveEnergy@pathstone.org, or go to the website at www.PathStoneEnergyInfo.org.  Pathstone is a local non-profit working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to promote the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program in the Finger Lakes Region.

Congratulations to recent graduate Monica Mason  for winning a national girls wrestling title!

Congratulations to sophomore Ali House for being one of the
best divers (all ages) in the country!


Parks & Trails New York is excited to roll out CycletheErieCanal.com, a new website designed to help visitors plan a bike adventure along one of America's most historic and treasured waterways, the site features: Trip planning: suggestions based on both region and interest (history, nature, culture, etc.), an interactive map of the trail to track distance and find accommodations and services, rider reviews: first-hand accounts from riders along the Erie Canal, and information about the annual Cycle the Erie Canal cross-state ride, which attracts more than 600 cyclists each July, and covers 400 miles between Buffalo and Albany (Next year's ride is July 10-17).

Over 660 cyclists rode from Buffalo to Albany on the Erie Canal.  See pictures of them stopping at the Port of Newark.


See pictures from Rite Aid's Grand Opening!


Contest!  "Art thru the Lens", cash prizes for amateur photographers, through Wayne County Council for the Arts, sponsored by Concord Ford.  For more information click here.


Thank you to all who participated in the Community Pride Day.  Your service to your community is appreciated and the Village looks wonderful!!  Click here to see the entrants and winners in the most colorful business exterior and the most colorful resident's front yard.


New York State lists record number of available jobs.  Residents statewide can look through more than 115,000 open jobs at www.jobs.ny.gov, including nearly 9,800 jobs in the Finger
Lakes region!


See pictures of Community Health's ribbon cutting and open house!


New Fire Department Officers recognized at Village Board meeting.  Click here for pictures!


Grant Howard signs to Division II University for Lacrosse.


Refuel Fitness is sponsoring "Inspire", a Health and Fitness Conference.  One of the Keynote speakers is Sara Murphy, winner of ABC's Extreme Weight Loss program.  Click these links for more information.  Flyer,   Schedule of Events.


Monica Mason signs with Division 1 Oklahoma City University for wrestling!

Newcut is relocating to 401 West Shore Boulevard.  Click here to
see what it will look like.

Wayne County High School students will exhibit their art from March 5 through March 21st at the Wayne County Council for the Arts.  Click
here for more information.

Sign up to receive community alerts from the Village of Newark Police Department!


Blush Floral and Wedding Design has opened at 104 West Miller Street!


Newark Boys Varsity Basketball senior players Tyler Collins, Shamar Logins, Mitchell DeWolf and Keith Bremer were interviewed on Fingerlakes1 podcast. (Senior Akron Rodriguez could not attend)  See it here right after Mia Morrison of Geneva's interview... Hit the play button on the picture.


And the winners of the snow sculpture contest are...


Click here for information on spring adult classes as well as children's art camps over February and Spring Breaks at Wayne County Council for the Arts.



2014


Mayor Jonathan Taylor and Trustees Stu Blodgett, Bob Bendix and Al Schober weresworn inon Monday, December 1st.

Peter M. Blandino was honored for 17 years of dedicated service to the Village as both Trustee and Mayor.Friends and associates were welcomedin the 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Newark Municipal Building.


Former Pilot All-Star beginsnext phase of his career!

Mayor Blandino is honoredat the Wayne County Officials meeting.

Mayor Blandino's last Village Board meeting was November 18th at 5:00 p.m. The Village of Newark thanks him for his many years of dedicated service to the community and wishes him well in his future endeavors. It was also the last Village Board meeting for Trustee Helen Blandino and Trustee John Zornow. If you see Peter Blandino, Helen Blandino or John Zornow, please thank them for serving the Village of Newark!

Great job Newark Wayne Hospital!!  Newark Wayne Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission's 2014 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining  excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Attack, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.


Did you know one of Newark's businesses does this...? Upstate Refractory helps Syracuse University and the Weather Channel study lava.


Rite Aid has demolished theGoebert Automotive building as well as the Village Pharmacy building.


Newark Central School District Invites You to Attend aVisioning Summit.


See pictures ofDoug Kent's Upstate Doubles Classicwhich was held in Newark.  Competing was Patrick Allen, 2004-2005 Player of the Year, Ryan Shafer, 4 time PBA Champion, Joe Ciccone, 13 Time Regional Titlist, Tommy Kress PBA50 Member and our own Doug Kent, Hall of Fame 2007 Player of the Year!


All entries in thePumpkin Sculpture Contestwere wonderfully creative!  Our judges had a very difficult time deciding the winners because they were all so good.  The winner in the business category is Arcadia Glass and Construction and they received the 2014 Great Pumpkin Trophy.   The winner of the residential category is Tiffany Schaffer at 239 West Avenue and she received a Trick or Treat Basket full of holiday goodies. Thank you Vintage Gardens Bed and Breakfast for donating the basket and congratulations to the winners!


The18th Annual Wayne County Job Fairtook place on November 13th.  Many Newark employers were represented.


Newark's newremote water meter readingsystem is on its way!


Peter Blandino, Mayor of the Village of Newark, proclaims November 1, 2014, to be
Extra Mile Day!


Chad Crockford raises $6,927.00for ALS Guardian Angels.


Chad Crockford to raise money forALS Guardian Angels in honor of former DPW employee, Ray DePauw.


Brian Stratton, Director of the New York State Canal Corporation,makes a stop in Newark.


Javon McCraesigns with teamin highest division in Germany.


Cycling the Erie Canal - over 450 Bicyclists greeted in Newark!!!


Follow 2010 Newark graduateJavon McCrea'sjourney from University of Buffalo to professional basketball.


2014 Members' Art Show and Alois Mauser Art Show coming to Wayne County Council for the Arts! Gap Mangione to play at opening reception.


Javon McCrae hosted a basketball camp in Newark!


See pictures of Candy Apple Children Center's Grand Opening!


Community Pride Day a great success!


NCAA Division III Regional Baseball Tournament held in Newark


Huge MRI for Newark Wayne Hospital Travels Through Newark


Snow Sculpture Contest


Micah Wright signs with Maine


Canal Lock E28B undergoing maintenance



2013


Pumpkin Sculpture Contest


Rush Outdoors visits Newark location of Herb Philipson's


Active Captain visits Newark


Alex Eligh Community Center Park Program end of season event


The Village congratulates Hallagan Fine Furniture


Solar Powered Boat "Ra" visits Newark


Vintage Gardens Bed and Breakfast named BnBFinder "Glorious Garden"


"WOW" (Women on the Water) kayakers visit Newark


"Cycling the Erie" tour stops in Newark

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