Join the seniors club
Are you 55 or older? This is a magic number! If you are 55 or older, you can:
• Join the fun-loving Sugarloaf Seniors Club and get to go on a few trips, or get out to eat at a variety of restaurants.
• Ride the free bus which runs this Friday, May 27 to Glens Falls for a day of shopping or appointments. For bus seats, call Laura at 623-9281 by Wednesday and give her directions to your home. To join the Seniors Club, call Norma at 623-9245.
• Receive discounts and special privileges at various stores and institutions.
The age of 55 also means you're young enough to volunteer for hometown projects and to get to meet many of your neighbors.
On a personal note
Cliff Dureau of Sky High Road and Geri Howe of Warrensburg have recently returned from a weekend trip to Long Island. They attended the 40th anniversary party held for Geri's daughter, Patti, and Les Marro, and also the celebration of grandson Ryan Howe's 8th birthday. Both Cliff and Geri visited many family members while in the Long Island area.
Charlotte Wood of Rte. 28 recently enjoyed a family dinner with her grandson and family, Donnie and Sue Stone and their children.
The season's first little hummingbird was seen fluttering around looking for a feeder on Thursday, May 5. He was a bit early, so we scurried to find a feeder and mix up some sugar and water, but he had flown off, still looking for a place to eat.
Do you have a loved one or know of a person living alone that you would like someone to check on? The elderly or handicapped are sometimes pleased to just get a phone call, and too often are alone day after day. Members of the Thurman EMS are willing to help out. So please let them know where to go and the best time to stop by or call. To do so, call 623-9014 or 623-2062.
Birthdays to be celebrated this week are: Casey Combs, Layna Ward, and Heather Wood on May 21; Becky Hitchcock on May 22; Markus Moyer and Matt Pollic on May 24; Thom Randall on May 25; and Sue Rogers, Bill Gilbert, Tom Degelermo and Sue Duell on May 27.
Anniversaries to be celebrated this week are: Becky and Bob Hitchcock, plus Chrystal and Gary Murray on May 22; and Joe and Irene Sayer, and Rose and Joe Ehle on May 26.
Get Well wishes go out to Cliff Dureau, Jackie Dingman, Joe Masher, Ray Hanes, Liz Kennedy and Trudy Siletti - We hope you are all feeling better!
Now's the time to sign up to be a vendor at the Thurman Station Farmers Market held Wednesdays through the summer. Those who would like to put their products or produce out to sell, the committee is now taking applications for vendor space. To get an application, contact Sally at 623-4889.
Need EMS help
Have you driven up High Street and seen the vehicles at the Thurman Emergency Medical Services building which tells us that someone is ready to take any emergency 911 call that comes in?
The squad is still looking for volunteers to help out. Anyone over the age 18 can put in an application. Leave your name and phone number at the Thurman Town Hall. The Thurman EMS agency is also in need of drivers, age 21 or over, and any person who wishes to help out in the community is welcome to volunteer.
Over the fence
Irv West is offering a valuable community service - he's looking to enrich your soil as well as enrich your life.
West is offering free llama manure for folks' use as fertilizer, which is sure to boost the growth various gardens in the area. Call Irv at 623-3987 to arrange a time for pickup - and bring your own container.
There is a leash law in effect in the town of Thurman for both large and small dogs. If you see unknown or dropped-off animals, call the dog warden at 623-9810.
If you see any pink signs by roadways for the town wide sale, help out the committee and pick them up. The signs can be left at the town hall. Help is appreciated.
The Thurman quilting group is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 23 at the Thurman Town Hall. All are welcome to bring sewing material and their ideas for a unique quilt to start for a family heirloom. For further information, call 623-2633.
The town Board of Assessors and the Board of Assessment Review will be on duty from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at the Thurman Town Hall. All who wish to dispute their property assessments should have their papers filled out with their complaint and some comparisons.
The Southern Adirondack Snowmobile Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27 at the town hall. Discussion is likely to include the new trails to be groomed and plans for the next snow season. New members are always welcome. For details, call 623-9234.
There will be an open rabies clinic to bring your pets for their rabies shots in Warrensburg at the DPW on Saturday, May 21. This is at 4055 State Route 9 and will be from 10 a.m. to noon. A $10 donation is requested for each pet. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. If you have questions, call 761-6580.
Adirondack Ambiance - a gift, art and home furnishings enterprise at Thurman Station, is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28.
The store is located at 792 Route 418 as you pass the railroad tracks coming into Thurman from Warrensburg. For directions or details, call 623-3600.