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Businesses, homeowners recognized for aesthetics

WARRENSBURG - Fifteen properties were recognized this week for their architecture, upkeep or landscaping as Warrensburg Beautification Inc. named its annual beautification awards.

The awardees include 10 businesses or organizations, four homeowners, and the town of Warrensburg.

Commercial award recipient for outstanding building design, signage and landscaping is Viele's Automotive Service, Warrensburgh Beautification official Teresa Whalen said.

"Their shop is inspired architecturally, and not just another boxy car facility," she said. "They put a lot of money and good design into the architecture and the landscaping."

Winner in the overall commercial beautification category is Seasons Bed & Breakfast for renovations, facade, streetscape and gardens.

Both businesses are on Main St.

Awarded for outstanding building and signage were Champlain Stone Inc. on Elm St. and St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church and North Country Ministry's Outreach Center, formerly Maren Dunn Bookstore. The latter two are on Main St.

Honored for aesthetic signage were Anderson & Son Specialty Welding on Rte. 9, Adirondack Rustic Interiors and Adirondack Gift Store - both on Main St. - and River View Campgrounds on Rte. 9 south of the hamlet.

Awarded for residential beautification were James and Faith Bruce, 23 River St.; Peter and Christine Bruno, 116 River St.; Scott and Nicole Gillis, 7 Henry St.; and Diane and Mark Murray, 96 Lake Ave.

The town of Warrensburg is the municipal award winner for the aesthetic development of Frederick H. Flynn Memorial Park on River St., particularly the landscaping, Whalen said.

River Street Plaza was awarded for its complete renovation of the former Outlet Barn and dress factory facilities into a commercial and office complex, she said.

Nominations were submitted to officials of Warrensburgh Beautification, who then conducted an extensive tour of the town to view all of the candidates.

"These awards recognize the considerable time and energy put forth to beautify these properties," Whalen said.

"We wish to acknowledge the efforts of those individuals whose contributions benefit the entire community," she said.

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