Residents strengthen community ties
Several folks in the area were inspired to brighten some lives locally on Make a Difference Day, which was held on Sunday Oct. 25 rather than the prior Saturday, due to persistent rain.
One couple from over Dippikill way circulated in the region delivering goodies, cupcakes, cookies and candy to families in the area. Personal thanks go to J&L.
Many who had big plans to put a change in someone's day had to cancel because of the flu like illnesses in their families -- Thank you for not spreading the germs!
One lady baked a special cake for an elderly person, while a couple of others paid an overdue visit to a nursing home.
If you know of other happenings, give me a call 623-2580.
Speaking of actions that strengthen community ties, remember 9 years ago when Laurona Dibble started up a Labor of Love cemetery fund, to provide for repairs and replacements of the fence at the Reynolds Cemetery? Donations were mailed in and over a period of four months, $610 in donations were collected from 20 families.
Events and activities for local folks
The Glens Galls YMCA will have a free Family Fun Night Friday Nov. 13. To be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the event begins with special activities, followed by open gym and swimming.
The YMCA requests that you call 793-3878 and tell them the ages of your children so they can staff accordingly.
The free bus service for seniors will run Friday Nov. 13 to Glens Falls. Those who would like to go, call Laura at 623-9281 and reserve a seat.
The southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Club will meet at the town hall at 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 13. For information, call Joan at 623-2007.
All filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child must be turned in at the Thurman Town Hall by Friday Nov. 13 before noon. For details, call Gail at 623-2335.
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club will be voting on new officers for the new year at the Nov. 18 meeting. Also the club welcomes new members and surrogate members, age 60-plus. For those who are younger, the fee is still about $10 a year to join and it's guaranteed to be a fun year. For details, call 623-9425.
Trash pickup changes for holiday
Please make a note that the week of Thanksgiving, Thurman's garbage truck will make its usual Wednesday run on Tuesday Nov. 24, and the Thursday trip will occur on Wednesday Nov. 25, then on Friday Nov. 17, the recyclables will be picked up.
The Thurman emergency squad will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday Nov. 8 at the squad building on High St. Everyone is welcome to stop by. The group, which now has a few new members aboard, has room for more who would be willing to help out in the community.
The local quilting club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 9 at the town hall. Folks are urged to bring cloth and scissors and join in the fun of quilting. For details, call 623-2633.
Christmas Bazaar tables available
The old fashioned Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Nov. 28 at the Thurman Town Hall. Those who would like to set up a table, call Helen at 623-2909 as space is limited.
Help available with fuel bills
With winter's cold approaching, high fuel bills threaten many of our residents on limited incomes.
But help is available, through our county-administered H.E.A.P. program.
Representatives for this program will be holding an outreach session in Chestertown Monday Nov. 9 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the town senior mealsite. Also on Nov. 9 a session will be held at the Horicon Community Center from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m..
On Friday Nov. 13 the outreach for fuel assistance will be held at the Johnsburg Senior Center from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and also on Friday Nov. 13 at North Creek at White Water Manor from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those with questions, call 761-6347.
Bert Wilde of River Rd. expresses thanks to Fran Remington and Betsy Allen who both stepped in to assist her after her recent illness.
Kevin Graves of Hampton, Va. spent a week in the area with his brother and family, Don Graves and Shirley Jackson on High St.
A belated birthday wish is out to James Cooper who celebrated Oct. 23.
Howe takes Las Vegas trip
Gerri Howe recently returned home from an exciting three-day trip to Las Vegas with her daughter and family, Patti and Les Marro of Long Island. They want to see her son Russ Howe and his friend at the Imperial Hotel where they had an exhibit of Elvis memorabilia. (See accompanying article for details.) Geri was also taken on a tour of the brightly lit up city and she said every place had slot machines showing. It was an exciting trip, but she was glad to get home. A big thank you is out to Cliff for his help.
Joan Carol O'Connell of Los Angeles recently spent a week with long-time friend Filomena Riviello on Garnet Lake Rd.
Get well wishes from the community are out to Grace Allen, Joe Galusha, Iva Hall, John Cooper, Pearl Cameron, Jackie Dingman, Jasmine Baker, and Ruth Wood.
Noteworthy North Country days
Birthdays being celebrated this next week are: Kyle Keller, Zina McDonald, Cheryl Chase, John Kenyon, and Jim Ligon on Nov. 7, Anne Mosher and Alice Dunkley on Nov. 8, Chuck Johnston and Max Sadow on Nov. 9, Frances Remington on Nov. 10, Becky Keith and Carolyn Brown on Nov. 11, Carl Duell and Shelly Cameron on Nov. 12, and Dennis Dempsey, James Dimick, and Sheryl Greenholtz on Nov. 13.
Happy 41st Anniversary wishes are out to Clarence and Daisy Alger on Nov. 8.