Gravestone expert to hold local workshop
On Saturday June 5, the Thurman Cemetery Committee has arranged for Johnathan Appell, a professional gravestone conservator and monument mason, to lead a workshop at the Pendell Cemetery in town. He uses burial grounds to demonstrate and perform treatments for the most common problems with gravestones, including cleaning, resetting tilted stones and rejoining fractured stones.
Sign-in for the workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. June 5 and the fee is $30 per person. Each person should bring a bagged lunch. Call 623-2505 to see if there are any openings as the workshop is limited.
Make a call, maybe save a life
It's that time of year for teen parties to erupt throughout the region, and parents are worrying about their children getting involved.
A tip line is available to report any parties that parents know about. Ask teenagers to also use the tip line to possibly save a life. All calls to this line at 761-9800 are anonymous.
Over the fence
Memorial Day is Sunday May 30 but will be a holiday for some workers on Monday May 31. Many employees in area stores, businesses, motels and restaurants will still have to work.
What is your personal opinions on the steps that Gov. Paterson is trying so hard to enact to make our state affordable to live in? He's been attempting to cut back on some of these huge state wages, which to be more pay in one day then the average person can earn in a year.
Pay increases? Let's see some letters to the editor on this! Has any other Governor ever tried so hard to get the state out of debt?
A moose was seen in the Mountain Road area last week, and little ducklings have been reported in local ponds with the mommy ducks watching them play.
Have you noticed how much our daily newspaper's size has shrunk both in width and in thickness while the price has increased so much? What is happening? Is this indeed because of computer readership, which is what we're told?
How right you were Cliff! I put out my hummingbird feeder when our weather went up to near 80 degrees, but, Mr. Cliff stopped by and said the little birds wouldn't be back until May 16, Sure enough that is exactly when one of these birds showed up at the feeder. How did you guess, Cliff?
Time to sign up for community service
Would you like to run for the tax collector position in Thurman, which will be on the November ballot?
A petition can be started on June 8 to get the signatures required to run for office. For details, call the county Board of Elections at 761-6459.
Rabies clinic to be held in Warrensburg
The next rabies clinic scheduled for the region will be held in Warrensburg Wednesday June 9 at the firehouse from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those who need information on getting these shots for your pets, call 761-6580. All dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. A $10 fee is requested for each pet.
There is a 24-hour hot line to the AA meetings in our area, and it is 793-1113. Thurman no longer hosts AA meetings, but other local towns do.
The John Thurman Historical Society will welcome a speaker, author Gloria Waldron Huckle, at their Tuesday June 1 meeting at the town hall which is open to the public. Her topic at the meeting, to begin at 7 p.m., will be "The American series born graveside in Warren County."
Local farmers' market opens Wednesday
A celebration is set to observe the 2010 opening of the Thurman Station Farmer's Market, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday June 2. The event features free live entertainment by "Don't Quit Your Day Job" plus special activities and prizes. As always, they're will be vegetables, eggs, baked goods, maple products, and other homemade items for sale. The market is held every Wednesday until Oct. 13. For information call 623-9718.
The Gleaning food distribution program will be held at the town hall Tuesday June 1 starting at 10 a.m. This program is open to all residents. For details, call 623-9649.
Special days for Thurmanites
Anniversary wishes are out to Cheryl and Marc Kenyon, 34 years, on May 30, and to John and Terri Murray on May 31, and to Robin and Fred Witz on June 1.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Marge Rolfsen, Cherilyn Dempsey, Betty Dimick, Samantha Moyer and Rose Berretta - all on May 31. One June 1, celebrating birthdays are Eric Semon, Chris Millington, Matt Vaisey, Andrew Galusha and Nicolas, Lucas, and Kaitlyn Sessleman; on June 2, there's Amy Baker and Louisa Allen; and on June 3, Harriet Dougherty celebrates.
Get Well wishes go out to Tammy Winslow, Jasmine Baker, Don Vopleus, Cindy Belden, Iva Hall, Elmer Buyce, and Wanda Wood.
Barb Keene of South Johnsburg Rd, is very proud of her grandchildren: Marla Keen, daughter of Jack and Joslin Keene of Saratoga and Laura Keene. Marla recently received a masters degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University and Laura Keene was on the Dean's List at Clarkson College. She is the daughter of Paul and Sue Keene.
Favro and Altman welcome baby to world
Laura Favro and Joseph Altman of Warrensburg are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl - 8 pound, 8.5 ounces - born at Glens Falls Hospital on Tuesday May 4. Little "Eva MyLynn" was 19 inches long.
The proud grandparents are Ellen Favro of Johnsburg, Joe Favro Jr. of Saranac lake, and Chuck (Reb) and Linda Altman of South Johnsburg Rd.