Trapping course set for this weekend
Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension will be hosting a trapper education course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday May 8 at the Extension headquarters off Schroon River Rd. in Warrensburg
The trapper course is required by state government before folks can get trapper licenses. This course is free but is limited to 25 participants age 10 or over. Call 792-7873 to see if there is an opening.
Assessors on duty, ready for inquiries
The town assessors will be on duty with open books for taxpayers to stop by and view real property assessments on the following dates: Tuesday May 11, Wednesday May 12, and Tuesday May 18, all from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and on Saturday May 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All functions, including Grievance Day on May 25, will be held at the assessors office in the Harris House. Forms to fill out are available for anyone who wishes to disagree with their home or land value. The phone number at the assessors office is 623-4593.
Townwide Sale is approaching
Yard, porch and garage sales will be held May 14, 15 and 16 throughout Thurman on nearly every road during the annual Townwide Sale. All those hosting sales who signed up will be identified on a map which will be handed out free as visitors enter town. Pink signs erected along each road also will help visitors find the sale sites.
Items to be offered for sale this year include indoor and outdoor plants, furniture, clothing, tools, toys, books, pictures and frames, kitchen utensils, hand crafted items, antiques, guitars, generators, vinyl records, snow-blowers, and so much more. Plan on taking time to browse.
Ambulance Squad to hold open house
Thurman Emergency Medical Services is holding an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday May 15 at their headquarters about a mile up High St. from Athol.
Stop by and take a tour of the squad building and ambulance. Bring the family and enjoy refreshments. Ask one of the squad members about becoming a member. Membership applications are free.
The event will include face painting and handouts for children, as well as free blood pressure checks for adults. All are welcome to stop by and say Hello.
Events, activities in Thurman
The Thurman quilting group invites all who are interested in making a family quilt to stop by their meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday May 10 at the town hall. Folks can call ahead at 623-2633 to find out what they need to bring to get started on their own creation.
The free bus transporting seniors age 60 or over to Glens Falls runs on Friday May 14 for a day of shopping or appointments. Call Laura at 623-9281 by Wednesday evening to reserve a seat. The southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler club welcomes all who enjoy family outings and riding quad machines to their meeting at 7 p.m. Friday May 14 at the town hall.
The Thurman Take Off Pounds Sensibly group meets from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Thurman Town Hall. Those who wish to loose a few pounds before swimsuit weather, stop by any meeting on Thursday and the group coordinators help get a weight-loss program started. For more information cal Jane at 696-2766.
2010's final YMCA Family Fun Night is this week
The YMCA in Glens Falls will be holding their last Family Fun Night of the season on Friday May 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All families are invited to stop by for an evening of exercise, games, swimming and getting acquainted.
Also the YMCA is having outdoor games and a cookout on Tuesday May 18. Call 793-3878 for details.
School budget time
While everyone wants lower taxes, many folks also are aware of all the functions and services the school district provides for area children.
Regardless of one's stance on the school district expenditures, all are urged to get out and vote Tuesday May 18 on the 2010-11 budget. The vote will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Warrensburg Elementary School. Every vote counts, and absentee ballots are available by calling 623-2861, and pressing 6. Well, maybe for several folks who still have dial phones up here, hold on until someone answers. I miss those classic black steel Ma Bell phones that used to weigh almost as much as an anvil - and built up your biceps when you held the receiver to your face.
Over the fence
April seemed to be the month to take a leisurely ride up here in Thurman if you wanted to see new life on the local farms. Baby goats, baby sheep, new calves and ducklings have all been recently welcomed into the world up here. Not to mention the little bunnies, woodchucks, fox and other wildlife throughout the wooded areas.
Have "you all" been busy digging up dirt on the political hopefuls who wish to run for state offices or shall we wait until they get in office so we can have a bigger scandal?
We welcome all visitors to Thurman to enjoy the town sales and the wide variety of items offered. We hope you found just the items you wanted.
How Lucky can we get? Two gentlemen stopped by with a few Mayflowers, picked in a wooded area on April 22. Isn't that early for these little wildflowers to be blossomed? Thank you, boys!
Call 623-3987 if you wish to get some Llama fertilizer to jumpstart your garden. It's free - just bring a container.
Starting on May 15, burning permits can be issued. Check with Thurman Town Clerk Cindy Hyde at 623-4588.
Posted on the town hall bulletin board are the dump's new Spring hours which start May 1. The landfill is now open on Wednesday and Friday from noon to 3 p.m. Weekend hours remain the same: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 12 to 5 p.m. Sorry I could not publicize this earlier. These new hours should run until September 30, when the landfill hours revert to weekend hours only.
Get well wishes go out to Don Vopleus, Tammy Winslow, Cliff Dureau, Elmer Buyce, Keith Allen and Bonnie Monroe.
Our neighbors Perky and Dick Granger have returned from their Florida hideaway just in time to get a jump start on the organization of the townwide sale. On April 25 they all enjoyed a family celebration, complete with sharing a large celebratory cake, of the family's winter and spring birthdays. Attending were Laurie and John Nittinger of South Bethlehem and sons Charlie and Will and Robin Granger of Clifton Park.
In late April, Brandon Beadnell spent a week's vacation with his dad, Luke Beadnell of River Rd. He now is 7 years old. On Saturday May 24, he enjoyed a belated birthday celebration and Easter party with his grandparents, Nancy and Terry Beadnell and all the family.
A pre-wedding shower complete with a money tree was held April 24 at the home of Gary and Chrystal Murray on Mud St. for the soon to be newlyweds, Josh and Kathy. The young couple is planning to be married during May in Jamaica. We all wish you only the best!
Special days up here in the hills
Birthdays this week will be celebrated by Josh Wilde and Jonathan Dimick on May 8; Cody Wood, Darin Baker and Jake Wilde on May 9; Nora Merkle and Debbie Penna on May 11; Marc Merkly on May 13; and Lucas Smock on May 14.
Couples celebrating wedding anniversaries include Paul and Pam Siletti on May 10; plus Joyce and Floyd Baker will celebrate 61 happy years on May 14.
Robin Croissant and her sister Eileen Baker both of Mud Street celebrated birthdays on April 22 at the home of their mom Leila Wood. They enjoyed a birthday cake and lots of birthday wishes.