Special days in our hill-blessed hometown
Birthday greetings go out this week to Bob Goodnow Sr. on June 12, to Sara Baker on June 13, to Kim Philo and Josh Tanner on June 14, to Russ Leigh on June 16, to Josh Clement on June 17 and to Kyle Galusha on June 18.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Fillie and Ron on June 14 for their five years together.
The Browns welcome new baby
Carolyn and Christopher Brown of Queensbury are proud to announce the birth of a son May 11 at Glens Falls hospital. Named Logan Ross, he weighed seven pounds, eight ounces and was 20.5 inches long, He joins big brother Sam at home.
Proud grandparents are Chrystal and Wendell Vaisey of Alden Ave., and Ross and Lisa Brown of Queensbury.
Our good neighbors on Mountain Road, Jim and Marilyn Williams, have moved for health reasons down near Northway Exit 18. We all wish them well in their new home and hope their health will soon improve.
Amber Rohe of Thurman Station received the 2010-2011 Alec C. Proskine '36 scholarship at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Amber is the daughter of Anne and Al Rohe and granddaughter of Lila Walter. Congratulations, Amber!
Nerida and Russ Howe and son Ryan of Long Island have recently been spending time at their Mud Street home. Russ and Nerida were judges in the Elvis Festival held this weekend in Lake George. During the Howes' judging duties, Ryan stayed with his grandmother Geri Howe in Warrensburg. Now 7 years old, he is enjoying his time in the area.
Sympathy from the community goes out to the family of Hial Hall III who passed away on May 30 at home.
Bea Bevins and daughter Mar, of Glens Falls were visitors in the area on Sunday. Beatrice, born in Thurman, loves to ride through town and to stop by and say hello to a few relatives and friends.
Phyllis Sadow of Schenectady visited her sister Evie Russell and family May 30. Natalie Zazzaro and her son Philip of Maryland was also up to visit and did the driving for her mom Phyllis.
Report a drinking party, save a life
It's nearly graduation time and there are a few whispers circulating about parties in the planning stages - therefore we will reprint this anonymous tip line where you can report information about potential parties. Don't feel that you are doing wrong by reporting, as you could save the life of a classmate or friend. The tip line is 761-9800, and callers don't have to give their names. Be the good guy and don't hesitate in calling!
Local activities and events
The Thurman Quilting Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday June 14 at the Thurman Town hall. Those interested in quilting or wanting to learn how to get started are urged to stop by. Call Myra for details at 623-2633.
Flag day is coming up Monday June 14, so get the American flags out and remember our soldiers who are overseas fighting for the nation's security.
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Senior Club will meet Wednesday June 16 at the Thurman Town Hall with a covered dish pot luck dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a business meeting and discussion on the upcoming trips. The group welcomes anyone who would like to join in this fun-loving group. For details, call Norma at 623-9425.
The Kenyontown Methodist Church on Valley Rd. will have a fellowship dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday June 16. Weather permitting, it may be a picnic. Please bring a dish to pass and join us in this mid-week get-together. For details, call 623-3940.
The Thurman Station farmers' market on Rte 418 is held each Wednesday from 12:30 p.m to 5 p.m. - make a note of these new hours.
News from Town Hall
The Thurman town board is to hold its two monthly meetings on Tuesday June 15. The fiscal meeting is set for 6:30 p.m., and the business meeting at 7 p.m.
There are many issues on the agenda, so we hope to see many residents in attendance. Suggestions and opinions can be heard at the open floor session of the meetings.
The monthly Gleaning food distribution session will be at the Thurman town hall at 10 a.m.Tuesday June 15. Bring clean used grocery bags and any extra that you can spare.
Youth Commission news
The Thurman Youth Commission under the leadership of Maria Ligon intends to start up the summer youth program smoothly by having all the kids pre-registered on June 28 starting at 10 a.m. at the town youth building. The program begins on July 6 for all children from Kindergarten level to age 12.
On June 29, a Red Cross CPR course will be held at 9 a.m. for all town youth program directors and assistants. This will also be held at the youth building. For information, call 623-9961.
The local town Youth Commission would appreciate any donations of food items, such as cookies, brownies, crackers, juices for the children's snacks during the summer program. These items can be left at the Thurman Town Hall.
Prevailing smoke worried local residents
Smoke engulfed the region on May 31, and folks were calling neighbors trying to make sure everyone was okay. Many called 911 - and county emergency dispatchers said they received hundreds of calls on the smoke situation. The air was very cloudy and hazy. It's hard to believe but all this smoke drifted down from forest fires in Quebec, Canada. News reports indicated early this week that the smoke might return to plague the eastern U.S., but apparently the weekend rain brought the 57 fires under control.