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When you have four seconds to take a portrait of a man who you could probably photograph for four hours . . . you think quickly and focus.

Focus is what he has. Michael Newhard’s contributions as the Mayor of Village of Warwick for the past 16 has is a long list of accomplishments that have helped preserve the village lifestyle many appreciate, and which attracts many tourists to the Hudson Valley area. Putting all his Mayoral responsibilities aside, as a photographer he visually fascinates me. His beard, his glasses, his demeanor, his style. I’ve heard him speak often at our Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meetings and he is quite eloquent, creative, experienced, capable and confident.

Michael is a long-time Warwick resident and in his previous life he studied in France for three years, has lived and worked in New York City while employed with B. Altman & Co. and Henri Bendel as a window dresser. Today we enjoy his creative talents in many ways, including his paintings and the window dressings of Newhard’s which is Warwick’s premiere source for home decor and more, a store Michael started 32 years ago with his two sisters which is situated right smack in the middle of the historic Village’s Main Street.

Michael has a strong passion for serving and is dedicated to his community. In a town that is celebrating it’s 150th birthday and with a population of around 6,000 people, Michael recognizes the value of preserving the character of Warwick, it’s charm of the past and we are blessed to have someone who represents all that Warwick is, inside and out.
PS, Newhard’s is my number one shopping choice for best friend and sisters gift giving. Heck, not only is their store inventory unique, their gift wrapping creativity is all about the happy. Photo taken at Baird’s Tavern at a Warwick Historical Society event I photographed.
Bairds Tavern Night 2017

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