Events and activities in the hills
The Thurman quilting club invites all who enjoy sewing and making their own warm items to join in the next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 22. They group meets at the town hall twice a month. For information, call 623-2633.
The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club is set to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 24 at the home of Chad and Kathy Rounds on High St. For details, call 623-9234
The Mommie & Me group plans on meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 25 at the Fun Spot in Queensbury for an outing with the preschoolers. Those who wish to go, must call Jennifer in advance at 623-5024.
There are AA meetings in the area, even though Thurman does not have them. To learn of where you can find them call 793-1113.
The seniors free bus service will run on Friday Feb. 26 for a day of shopping in Glens Falls or for appointments. Please call Laura at 623-9281 and let her know you plan on going.
Over the fence
Like to help with the 2010 Census and make some money besides? Donna Wormwood will be interviewing for jobs for the U.S. Census Bureau. She can be reached at 623-9654.
Speaking of the census, here's an interesting fact: in 1890, the population of Warren County was a robust 27,666.
Myra Vopleus has started up a part-time nails and pedicure shop at 980 state Rte. 9 in Queensbury. The enterprise is open Wednesdays to Fridays after 3 p.m. and on Saturday mornings. Clients must call for an appointment at 232-0883.
The Extra Helpings food program is available in our area. This has no age limit or income limit and offers a wide variety of foods that come in once a month. Money is due at the beginning of the month. Call for details at: 623-9649.
At the town hall there is a petition to sign for all who are interested in convincing Verizon to extend DSL broadband in our town. For information, call 623-9649.
Have you called and told Irv what movies you would like to see this summer? He wants ideas on which family oriented movies that the community would like to see at the Memorial Park in Athol. Call and leave message 623-3987.
Folks at the Countryside Adult home on Schroon River Road would like family members and friends and former neighbors to stop by for a visit anytime. They also would like to thank the musicians and entertainers who still stop by and a big thanks to the workers who bring with them a smile, making their days much more enjoyable.
A caller this week requested more political opinion articles like Adirondack Journal Executive Editor John Gereau wrote several weeks ago. Folks up here loved his critique of the Adirondack Park Agency and they'd like to see more articles like this. The APA is considered by many to be a scourge in our area that unreasonably dictates land use.
Another caller asked a question on the figures quoted on the March 9 special school vote on the three buses to be leased for a five year term at an annual cost of about $48,200. The $48,000 is the total cost for all three buses per year.
Wearing birthday smiles this week are Marie Allison on Feb. 20; Peggy Florance and Margaret Kruger on Feb. 21; Cheyanne Hill, Dennis Galusha on Feb. 22, Dennis Dempsey, and Terry Beadnell on Feb. 23; April Robinson, Sean Cameron, Brett Springer, Lila Harrington and Venena Kennedy on Feb. 24; Tammy Winslow and Matt Lanfear on Feb. 25; and Stan Shaw on Feb. 26.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Jerry and Evie Lucia on Feb. 22.
Theresa and Jeff Grants of South Johnsburg Rd. have returned home after a ten-day trip to Florida where they enjoyed some 70-degree weather and four days of relaxing. They then left on a four-day Carnival cruise to the Bahamas and enjoyed sight-seeing. On their return trip they got caught in the foot or more of snow that hit Virginia and the driving was a challenge as plows seemed to be scarce in this state.
Tommy Howe was an inspiration to many
Tommy Howe, 24, passed away on Feb. 6 at in Scottsdale Arizona after a three-year battle with cancer. He is the son of Don and Anne Howe Jr. now living in Massachusetts, and grandson of Gerri Howe and the late Don Howe, formerly of Mud St. He is also survived by two sisters Chrisy and Katie. He was a frequent visitor at his grandparents Mud Street farm, and met many friends in the area.
Raised in Colchester, Vt., Tommy Howe set an all-time scoring record in basketball at the local public high school, and as a Junior, led his team to a state championship.
He continued his education at UMass/Boston, and his basketball team there won a Division III title. During his Junior year in college, he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. After sacrificing his leg, he felt inspired to change his career path and become a registered nurse.
Tommy was a role model for many students in both high school and college. He had a way of maintaining a positive outlook through difficult times. He affected so many people with his compassion and love for life.
Celebration for Lila Walter
Balloons, cake, friends, congratulatory cards and family gifts all came pouring into the home of Al and Anne Rohe at Thurman Station where a gathering was held to honor Lila Walter on her special day Sunday Jan. 31.
Sharing in Lila's 95th birthday celebration were 24 friends and family members, enjoying a luncheon and sharing in the socializing and good cheer. One of Lila's nephews came from Arizona, Scott Kenyon came, as did two of his brothers from the Fort Edward area. Lila received more than 70 birthday cards and can you believe they were all different. A bunch of balloons in all sizes and shapes was brought in and tied to them was a basket chock-full of goodies. It was a joy for Lila to be remembered by so many folks.
Lila expresses thanks to everyone for making this event so very special, and a special thanks to Cathy LaFond-Evans who came as a clown and brought in baskets of treasures. Cathy also took many photos, and just hours later printed and arranged them in an album, returning them to Lila that afternoon.