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New signs getting noticed

WARRENSBURG Teresa Whalen has been noticing some changes around town and she likes what she is seeing.

Whalen is a long-time member of Warrensburg Beautification, Inc., and has worked along with other volunteers on countless projects to improve the appearance of Warrensburg, along with activities throughout the year like Christmas in Warrensburg and the River Street Farmers Market. Now she is working with the comprehensive plan committee on the future of Warrensburg.

It seems like more and more signs are going up in town and many of them are quite nice, Whalen said. I think people are realizing that if they have a nice sign, more people will stop.

Whalen said that perhaps Warrensburg Beautification could create a new award for signs.

A lot of building facades and signs are improving, she said. She cited the new Vieles Automotive, Maren Dunn Bookstore, Adirondack Gifts, Anderson and Son Welding, and Adirondack Rustic Interiors as a few examples of good-looking signs.

Stephanie and Randy Viele have been open for just over a month with their automotive repair shop.

Your sign says a lot about your business, Stephanie said. A quality sign says that you do quality work. She said her husband and an employee worked with her to design their sing, to use their wrench logo.

Where we were before, we had no sign, she said. Now were much bigger and our sign is visible.

Beth Gillette and Tim Record opened their Adirondack Gift Shop earlier this year. They wanted their logo on their sign.

Theres so much color in our logo, so we went with a white background, she said. And it matches the house. She said their landlord does a lot of landscaping along with providing attractive hanging baskets in the summer.

Jenny and Bill Massaro took awhile to decide how they wanted to portray their business on their sign.

We thought a picture on the sign could portray our cozy Adirondack style, Jenny said. Our sign has two people on a love seat with a glass of wine, she said. It sort of went along with our change of name. The original store was the Adirondack Pack Basket, and is now called Adirondack Rustic Interiors.

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