Bolton cleanup guidelines clarified
The town of Bolton is now offering free spring cleanup incentives through two programs: one for homeowners of any age, and one for senior residents.
Homeowners can come into the Bolton Town Hall and pick up a card which allows them to dispose of certain items for free at the town landfill. Items accepted at no charge during this annual promotion are up to four vehicle tires, one mattress and box spring, and one couch or loveseat or one chair. Also allowed are one VCR recorder, DVD player or television, one toilet or sink, and one throw rug, plus one pickup load of construction debris or yard brush.
Seniors can arrange for curbside pickup by calling Lisa at the Bolton to transfer station at 644-2973 to schedule the trip. The last day to make such a reservation is May 13.
Seniors are limited to depositing the equivalent of one pickup load of materials, which must be out by edge of road. Big appliances or items than can't be handled by one person are not allowed, plus no household garbage, no hazardous materials, and no metal.
See the Town of Bolton Web site at www.boltonnew york.com for details and limitations for this annual cleanup campaign.
Spring readings session at library
The Friends of the Bolton Free Library will host their annual Spring Reading event, featuring local authors, at 7 p.m. Monday May 11.
Scheduled to read their works at the event are Jane Gabriels, Bill Gates, Vince Palazzo, Sharon Sturdevant and others. Refreshments will be served.
Parish chief soon to be 'Dr. Sousa'
Kathie Sousa, the Parish Life Director of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bolton Landing, is scheduled to receive her Doctor of Ministry degree soon from the Graduate Theological Foundation of South Bend Indiana. Sousa said Monday the Doctorate degree is to be bestowed during graduation ceremonies on May 6.
At Blessed Sacrament, Sousa has been in charge of both administration and spiritual life. She's been with the church for four and a half years. The church has about 120 parishioners during the winter, and about 900 attending services in the summer months.
Sousa has been anticipating the degree for a long time, she said, noting that she received a Master's degree in Pastoral Care & Counseling from Boston College years ago.
"I've waited for this Doctorate for 38 years," she said. "It's a dream come true."
Reminders on local events
• Please note that the annual regional Senior of the Year luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday May 19 at Fort William Henry Hotel in Lake George Village. A prior issue of the Journal listed the day of the week incorrectly, but the date was accurate.
The event honors seniors from Warren and Hamilton counties who have dedicated many hours of service to their communities. To be awarded Outstanding Contributing Senior locally is Maureen Mihalics of Diamond Point.
For details or to make reservations, contact Pat Pratt at 644-9459.
Local church thrift shop reopens
Henriette's Attic, a thrift shop at St. Sacrement Episcopal Church, has re-opened for their seventh season. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays Saturdays until Memorial Day Weekend when Thursdays are added.
The store operators say they will continue to offer a wide variety of reasonably priced men's women's, and children's clothing as well as jewelry, accessories, toys, games and books. The shop welcomes donations of items during open hours.
Be wary of discolored water in your tap
Remember that hydrant flushing is scheduled to continue daily through May 6, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some discoloration of water is likely to occur during this period. Consumers are advised to check water conditions before doing laundry to avoid stains. It is recommended that residents flush their water heaters to prevent future problems.
Bolton Seniors' activities set
•Tuesday, May 10 - Trip to the Saratoga Racino. To participate, call Pat Merchant at 644-9359.
•Wednesday, May 11 - Trip to Albany for a historic tour and a viewing of the city's decorative plantings for their annual Tulip Festival. Lunch at Lombardo's Restaurant. Meet at the Bolton Senior Center at 8:45 a.m. Carpool leaves Bolton at 9 a.m. For more details, call Lorraine at 644-9247.
•Wednesday, May 18 - Bowling at Sparetime Lanes, Lake George, 10 a.m. Lunch follows at Chinatown Restaurant.
•Thursday, May 19 - Senior of the Year Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Fort William Henry Hotel. See details on the event elsewhere in this column. For reservations, Contact Pat Pratt at 644-9459.
•Wednesday, May 25 - Bingo, 10:30 a.m. at Bolton Senior Center. Participants share the cost of submarine sandwiches for lunch, plus bring a dessert and chips.
'Girlfriends Getaway' coming soon
There is still time to make reservations for the Girlfriends Getaway weekend in Bolton which was such a hit with participants and local merchants in its debut year of 2010.
The event, set for the weekend of May 13 through 15 at the Sagamore Resort, will feature 18 workshops, presentations, and classes, plus a luncheon and fashion show. This year's keynote speaker is Benita Zahn, Co-Anchor of WNYT Newschannel 13, plus Marcie Fraser, Health & Fitness Reporter for YNN News. For details, see: www.girlfriendsgetawaybolton.com. For reservations, call the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce at: 644-3831.
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