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Douglas R. Stage, Elected President of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce

Douglas R. Stage was elected President of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce in December, 2014. As such he has come to the organization with some new zeal. One of his initiatives is to bring back the educational program section of the Chamber. Another initiative is to commence the mentoring program where members of the Board of Directors take new members under their wing to help mentor them in the ins and outs of the Chamber of Commerce. The Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce is the second biggest chamber in Orange County, second only to the Orange County wide Chamber of Commerce.

Douglas hopes to enhance the character of Warwick and to continue the great strides made by former administrations.

Douglas' Daughter's Graduation

Douglas and Christine Stage were pleased to announce that their daughter, Catherine Stage, has graduated from Hunter College with a commencement exercise on January 22, 2015. Catherine graduated with a BA in Psychology and is looking forward to pursuing a degree in law, perhaps to return to the family firm in Warwick.

Douglas Stage, Honored Once Again

Douglas Stage was honored to once again be invited to the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday services at the UAME Church of Warwick, New York. This is approximately his 10th year of being asked to participate in this ceremony honoring the life and ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. Douglas stressed in his talk the need that racial tensions are once again high and that we should all be working towards resolution of these issues and we should respect our police officers in appreciation of the difficult job that they have every day.

St. Anthony Community Hospital Annual Golf and Tennis Classic Raises Over $20,000, With Help From Doug Stage & Others

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Net Proceeds to Benefit the Medical Equipment and Technology Fund

St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY held its annual Golf and Tennis Classic on Wednesday, September 17, at the Warwick Valley Country Club on Oakland Avenue.

It was a picture perfect day for the outing with mild temperatures and blue skies that added to the enjoyment of the 67 golfers and 17 tennis players who participated in the first combined event.

The net proceeds of $12,000 will be used to benefit the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation Medical Equipment and Technology Fund.

Co-Chairs of this year’s event were Frank Petrucci, Doug Stage and Tennis Chair Jane Brief.

“Combining these two activities into a coordinated fundraiser was a first for the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation,” said Petrucci. “And by all accounts the day was a tremendous success. We exceeded our fundraising goal and will contribute the proceeds raised at this event to the Medical Equipment and Technology Fund at St. Anthony Community Hospital.”

Established in 1958, the Warwick Valley Country Club consists of a nine-hole golf course with 18 tee boxes and four state-of-the-art Hydro-Fed soft tennis courts, which afford players extended play without fatigue. The club also features a spacious dining room with a picturesque view and full service bar.

During the Classic golfers and players received a variety of amenities including drinks delivered directly to the participants, lunch at the club and a shrimp and clam bar on the course. Special raffles, prizes and awards were presented during a ceremony following a cocktail hour and dinner.

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The winners of the Scramble Format, lowest score, were the men’s foursome, sponsored by Certified Financial Services and Lehman & Getz Engineering, of Will Roerden, Mike McSweeney, Jeremy Valentine and Brian Friedler and the ladies foursome, sponsored by Meadowcrest Associates, of Barbara Sullivan, Jo-Ann Daly, Maureen Kohler and Katie Bisaro.

The winners of the Round robin Tennis doubles tournament were Carl Grunewald and Linda Stephan.

Although some golfers came close, no one was lucky enough to win the hole-in-one prize, a brand new car courtesy of Leo Kaytes Ford.

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William Nathans represents Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe

William Nathans and Noreen Meduski, his paralegal, helped Thomas Roberts purchase and expand the Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe in Warwick, New York. This book store is the only independently owned book store in Orange County and it is thriving. In fact, Mr. Roberts expanded to the second floor of his building for his book store and has won the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce Renovation of the Year Project due to the expansion and renovation.

Douglas Stage’s wife captures Independence Line

On September 9, 2014, Christine Stage was an Independence primary for Family Court Judge in Orange County, New York. She garnered 75% of the votes against her opponent, David Hasin, the Town of Woodbury Town Justice.

Christine is now running on the Independence, Working Families Party, and Democratic lines in her efforts to seek Family Court Judgeship on November 4, 2014. Ms. Stage has worked the family court for over 30 years and has worked in many areas including persons in need of supervision, juvenile delinquents, support matters, abuse and neglect matters and custody of children in foster care.

Our New Association with Stephen H. Derderian

Douglas R. Stage and William Nathans are pleased to announce their new association with Stephen H. Derderian, Esq. commencing on June 30, 2014. Stephen will be “Of Counsel” to Stage & Nathans, LLP, 23 West St., Warwick.

Steve has practiced residential/commercial Real Estate together with Estate planning and Administration, for over 30 years in Greenwood Lake.

Bill concentrates in residential/commercial Real Estate and business formation. Doug’s practice includes Estate Planning and Administration together with a robust Elder Law practice.

Douglas Stage Rewarded Exemplary Legal Counsel

The Union African Methodist Episcopal Church of Warwick, New York honored Douglas R. Stage, Esq. for his exemplary legal counsel provided to them over the last ten years.

Mr. Stage was involved when the church’s edifice, which had been there for 100 years, was transferred to the Historical Society of the Town of the Warwick and he prepared the legal paperwork for the transfer. The 100 year old church was actually moved through the Village streets and many people came out to witness the move.

Furthermore, Doug Stage helped them finance their new church building, including working through the construction contracts and financing the completed new church.

Mr. Stage has also been an annual speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration, for Union African American Methodist Episcopal Church for the last six years.

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FREE Informative Seminar (NOV 5th 2013)

Our very own Douglas Stage will be joining Stacy Carver this coming November 5, 2013 for a FREE informative Seminar at The Warwick Grove.

Two subjects of interest will be discussed.  These topics WILL affect everyone eventually.

“Senior Living – The Steps to Higher Levels of Care”


Stacey Carver

CALA, LSW-Director of Community Relations

“The Law” – Estate Planning, Wills, Living Wills, Health Care Proxy & the Basics of Medicaid


Douglas Stage

Attorney at Law, Estate Planning + Elder Care

November 5th, 2013 (Tuesday Evening)

Starts at 6:30pm and ends at 7:30pm


The Warwick Grove (12 Cropsy Road, Warwick, NY, 10990

Please RSVP to Patricia Starick.  Call 845-986-4654