Townwide sale set for this weekend
All are extended a hearty welcome to Thurman for the annual townwide sale. Residents hope visitors will enjoy browsing through the many sales and can find something that you have been looking for. Sign the guest books at various sales. Free maps and lists of sales will be given out at entrances to town.
Seniors to discuss future trips
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors club is in the process of determining upcoming trips,which which is to be discussed at the club's next meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday May 20 at the town hall.
This get-together will include observing Mother's Day, and sharing memories of the event. All are invited to bring a dish to pass and join in a pot luck dinner. Also, items can be brought in for a local soldier stationed in Iraq. For information, call 623-9425.
The seniors enjoyed an Easter ham dinner at their April 15 meeting with 24 members and one guest attending.
Meetings and municipal news
The town assessors will be available at their Harris House Headquarters to answer questions about the assessment process Saturday May 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Wednesday May 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taxpayers can also stop by during regular office hours or call 623-4593.
Assessment Grievance Day is Tuesday May 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the town hall, Forms to fill out for tax grievances are available at both locations.
The Thurman town board meets at 7 p.m. Monday May 18 for its monthly bill-paying session, and for the regular business meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday May 19. Both meetings are open to the public. A portion of the meeting is reserved to hear public comment and concerns.
Gleaning food distribution will be at the town hall at 10 a.m. Tuesday May 19. Those with questions on this free food program may call 623-9649.
The free bus service for seniors runs to Glens Falls on Friday May 22 for a day of shopping or appointments. To reserve a seat, call Laura by Wednesday May 20 at 623-9281.
Thurman has a food pantry at the town hall which is open to all townfolks who find themselves in need of a helping hand. Residents are asked to feel ashamed or "down" if their family is in need at this time. Those receiving assistance can always give back when things improve. For more information, call Norma at 623-9649 during regular office hours.
All area pre-schoolers can bring their moms or guardians to the next meeting of the Mommie & Me club at 10 a.m. Wednesday May 20 at the town youth building in Athol. Club organizers are hoping for a nice day so some outside games and activities can be enjoyed by all. For information, call Jennifer 623-5024. Families are asked to keep June 3 open for a family day barbecue sponsored by Mommie & Me.
Over the fence
A few people were overjoyed to meet our new town supervisor Red Pitkin on Friday May 1 as he worked side-by-side with town employees.
Postage jumped a couple of pennies again on Monday May 11. Were you happier with the services that you got when it cost three cents to mail a letter or when it jumped to the 40-cent bracket?
Special days in the mountains
Wearing birthday smiles this week are: Tyler Cameron and Rex Reynolds IV on May 15, Cindy Crandall and Floyd Planty on May 16, Steve Baker Sr. and Lori Pennock on May 17, Hope Crandall and Muriel LaPoint on May 19, Katherine Leigh on May 20 and Casey Combs on May 21.
Anniversary wishes are out to Jerry and Candi Cameron on May 15, to Cindy and Bruce Belden on May 16 to Shelly and Roger Durkin on May 17, to Robin and Mike Croissant on May 18.
Deep appreciation goes out to the Johnsburg Emergency Squad members and to neighbors Barb and Jean who came to assist this correspondent, Evie Russell, during times of stress on April 17 and 28. Your compassion and quick response were so much appreciated. Also, a big Thank You to the children who brought May baskets May 1. What a nice surprise it was to hear a knock on the door and finding a flower-filled basket with lovely little wild May flowers and other blooms on the porch - and no one was in sight, just like the tradition up here in the bygone days. Thank you very much!
Filomena Riviello of Garnet Lake Rd. was visited recently by her brother Innocenzo and his partner Mitzi Riviello of the Bronx. We hope they enjoyed the very sunny, warm days during their visit.
Welcome home from sunny Florida to: June and Larry Germain, Myrna and Cliff Belden, Lila Harrington, among the neighbors who have returned recently.
Sympathy from the community is out to the family of Elsie (Putnam) Allen who passed away May 1 at the North Creek Nursing Home.
Get well wishes are out to: Jackie Dingman, Doris Baker, Irene Lamphier, Barb Keena, Charles Dingman, Richard Wormwood - and to Regina Porter of Warrensburg, who was a political and arts correspondent for the Adirondack Journal in its early days. A speedy recovery is wished for all.