The people who live here are sensitive about the pronunciation of their town name.
It is not "nu irk" with accent on the first syllable. The locals will tell you that is a place in New Jersey.
It is not "nu ark" with accent on the second syllable.
Rather, it is "nu ark" with accent on first syllable and a bit of nasal on the second syllable.
Hey... to me it is just a pleasant place to visit no matter how you say it.
annual Family Festival
The annual Family Festival will be near St. Michaels on South Main Street.
It is kid oriented. There will be amusement rides, a midway of skill and luck games with prizes, and food vendors with hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages and homemade desserts!
Both DJ music and live entertainment will happen on Friday and Saturday. Fireworks will be pate Friday nightSunday will be the BBQ with more kids games and a car raffle.
See the newspaper website below (under its events calendar section) to get this years times and dates.
This swamp is the lowest area in Wayne County. It is also a registered national landmark because it has one of a very few true bogs in North America. Other similar geographic features in the U.S. and Canada are typically low-level swamps but not bogs, which are made of decomposing forest vegetation. Spaghnum moss and trillium are abundant in the area.
The bog is not public land. It is owned by the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society. If you want to go visit the bog, you should check in with the BSPS at the phone number below.
Boots, long sleeved shirt and long pants are required. A buddy system should be used in case someone gets stuck.
to get there:
3543 Arcadia-Zurich-Norris Road
see the accompanying map image
9700 people live in Newark and another 5000 in nearby Arcadia for a total population of about 15000 in this area in Wayne County.
4100 houses, 2500 families in the village of Newark
family income is about $41000
ZIPCODE 14513 is Newark or East Palmyra in the township of Arcadia in Wayne County
Area Code 315
town was formerly called "Millers Basin" after famous Erie Canal builder
Community within Newark was Arcadia Village (Lockville)
Erie Canal passes right through the city from west to east.