Hot weather, politics and volunteering
What will you be doing to stay cool this week? Have you been checking on your elderly neighbors or phoning them to see if they need anything when you have to go to a store? Are you staying out of politics? Ha!
This will give you time to decide on lending a helping hand to your favorite town activity! Needed will be help at the Fiddlers Jamboree, the annual House Tour, the Christmas Bazaar and Children's Party, and the yearly campaign to fill and deliver Christmas baskets. In addition there will be more activities that need assistance - watch this column for more opportunities to help! To volunteer, call 623-9305 or 623-2580.
Activities, events in Thurman
On July 6, the Thurman Youth Summer Program started as planned. There is still time to register children. In addition to a variety of activities each weekday, there are trips planned. For further details, call 623-9649.
The Thurman Quilting Group is scheduled to meet Monday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall. For more information, call 623-2633.
Free concerts are offered each Monday evening in Athol. This week, a favorite area band featuring homegrown mountain music will be performing. Bring the family to the Veterans Park in Athol to listen to or dance to the music of the "Warren County Ramblers" Monday, July 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments are available.
This week's installment of the local Movies on the Hill series will air Saturday, July 24, featuring the movie "Song of the South." All films are chosen for families to enjoy. Snacks are available at the concession stand. Event information may change, so call 623-9649 to confirm.
Writing workshop/retreat slated
Fiction Among Friends, the Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat, is set for Friday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 1, at Camp Dippikill, 656 Dippikill Road in Thurman.
Author Irene Sherlock will lead only 10 writers in a series of sessions, workshops, readings and consultations - with a goal of having writers sharpen their writing skills for publication. Attendees can commute or stay on premises. Register early. For details, call 623-9305.
Thurman business map under development
The Thurman Station Farmers' Market Committee is in the process of creating a map for visitors to show them the town's businesses, their locations and hours of operation. All businesses, both large and the small, are welcome.
The map will have "dots" on the front for businesses open daily, and on the back there will be listings of the businesses who operate only a few hours.
Those drafting the map hope all Thurman businesses will join by calling 623-9305 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Heritage Day Celebration set for July 7 was cancelled due to the intense heat, which was in the high 90s, but it will be rescheduled to be held in mid-August at the Thurman Station Farmers' Market.
Special days in hill country
Lighting candles on birthday cakes this week will be Erica Sparks, July 24; Theresa Straffer, July 25; Evie Jr. and John Chase, July 26; Chip Ligon, Albert Baker, Traci Wood and Carter Combs, July 28; Sierra Galusha and Bruce Belden, July 29; and Cheryl Kenyon and Kendra Russell, July 30.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Bambi and Manny Castro and to Lewie and Peanut Gallup, July 25; and to Lanette and Jerry Baker, July 29.
Get well wishes are out to Pearl Cameron, Jeff Grants, Ruth Wood, Ken Ackley, Joe Mosher, Wanda Wood, Floyd Baker and Debbie Collignon.
Ostro family welcomes baby girl
Alexander B. and Soo Rim L. Ostro of Thurman are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl born July 5, at 9:22 a.m. in Glens Falls Hospital. The little miss weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. She has been named Mina Lee Ostro. Proud grandparents are Robert P. and Karen M. Ostro of River Road, Thurman and Woong Ki and Yoon Sook Lee of New Jersey.
Over the fence
The Thurman Emergency Squad would like to thank everyone for stopping by the agency's car wash event, a fundraiser held July 3. It indeed was a huge success and our local emergency medical responders thank everyone for their support.
The Baptist Church's Ladies Group have a planned pool party at the home of Joan Harris Tuesday, July 27, at 11 a.m.
Many folk in Thurman would like a note of appreciation to be published in the Adirondack Journal out to thank two Thurman Town Board members - supervisor Red Pitkin and councilman James Ligon who have resigned. We want to wish you well in future years and to thank you for your efforts in town matters.
A baby bear cub was seen mid-afternoon July 8 crossing Valley Road, but the mama bear was not in sight. Please be on the alert as you drive on country roads.