Summer youth program offers gardening tips
A big "Thank You" goes out to Irv West for his donation of tomato plants for the youth garden plots. The soil has been worked up and planted and is ready for local children to learn about gardening during the town summer recreation program. Master Gardeners from the Cornell Cooperative Extension will be stopping by during the program to explain methods of successful gardening.
The summer youth program for children ages 5 to 12 has many exciting activities including learning experiences for all who attend. The program runs from Tuesday, July 6 to Friday, Aug. 13. Those with questions, call Maria at 623-9961.
Birthday wishes go out to Don Carpenter Sr. and Myrna McQuade, June 26; to Chad Randall, June 27; to Joyce Witz and Bambi Castro, June 29; to Brady Rounds and Phil Zazzaro, June 30; and to Diana Rafferty, July 1 .
Get Well wishes go out to Wanda Wood, Ken Ackley, Elmer Buyce, Don Vopleus, Tammy Winslow, and Kermit Baker.
Jackie Holbert of Louisiana came north to spend a vacation time at the old homestead on Garnet Lake Road with her mother Laura Cameron. The two visited family members and friends during their time together and also worked on the adopted street corner for the beautification program.
Kyle, Andrew and Travis Galusha, sons of Max Galusha of Colchester Vt., recently spent a week on Sky High Road with their grandparents, Charlotte and Dick Needham.
Lindsey Galusha graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in biology and has been accepted to the Masters of Biomedical Science program this fall at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
A graduate of Warrensburg Central, Lindsey is the daughter of Jill and Randy Galusha, and is granddaughter of Norma and Jim Galusha all of Charles Olds Road.
Hall family appreciates the thoughtfulness
Carol Hall has expressed heartfelt thanks to everyone who showed the Hall family compassion and gave so much understanding in their recent loss of Hial Hall III. Special thanks go to the hospice girls, the local emergency squads, to neighbors for trays of food, and to all who sent cards and prayed for the family, she said. Everything was very much appreciated.
Useful coupons should be resumed
A reader this week called in the gripe that the Post-Star Sunday newspapers which once carried much-needed coupons for all careful shoppers, are not very helpful anymore - unless you can eat make up, eye shadow, pet foods, razors, shampoo, hair coloring, skin-care lotion, and various cleaners, etc. We used to get coupons for meats, vegetables, canned goods and even ice cream. The person calling in the gripe noted while folks with computers at home can download extra coupons, those who do not have access to computers are missing out. We want the newspaper coupons back!
A gentleman living in the foothills of Crane Mountain has a frequent evening visitor which surprised him last week in the early morning. A big black bear must have known new birdseed had been put out and he wanted it for a breakfast treat.
Ambulance squad schedules car wash
The Thurman Emergency Medical Services agency will be conducting a car wash Saturday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their High Street headquarters. Cars will be washed for $3 donation, so stop by with your limousine or your V.W. bug and get them sparkly clean - plus meet some of your volunteers who are donating their time to help out neighbors in times of need.
Town hires new bookkeeper/clerk
According to the town board minutes, the special meeting held June 11 was convened to appoint a new bookkeeper, and there were six applicants for the position, which was advertised in the newspaper.
Resolutions were approved to amend the town budget to accommodate the salary and benefits for the new bookkeeper and to hire Lester Losaw - former bookkeeper for the town of Fort Edward - as the supervisor's clerk and bookkeeper for Thurman. Losaw will work 40 hours per week and receive a yearly salary of $28,000, plus benefits. He will start on the payroll, July 1.
Town May meeting notes
A few highlights from the May 18 town board meeting include that the board received a letter from the John Thurman historical society regarding possible use of the Harris House. Councilman Jim Ligon said grant money was being held until the town nature trail is developed and this issue needs to be looked into. The town board agreed to move the board's monthly fiscal meeting to Mondays at 6:30 p.m. The monthly meetings are on Tuesday, also at 6:30 p.m., and dates this coming month will be July 19 and 20.
Discussion on the possibility of a sole assessor was raised, but no decisions were made.
A resolution was passed to reserve $5,000 of occupancy tax money for the Thurman Fall Farm Tour. The next town occupancy tax committee meeting is set for Sunday, July 4, at 10 a.m. at the Glen Lodge.
Upcoming dates to remember:
Calling all families: the summer Movies on the Hill series will be starting Saturday, July 3, at 7:30 p.m. Family films will be shown every Saturday evening in July and August. There will be food available, or families can bring their own picnic to enjoy. There's free admission and it's under cover so come whether it rains or not. Folks are welcome bring chairs and blankets. For more information, call 623-9649.
The Concert in the Park series, held weekly in Veterans Memorial Field in Athol, will start Monday, July 5, at 7 p.m. with the Smokey Greene Band playing for your listening or dancing pleasure. These free concerts, hosted by the town of Thurman and the occupancy tax money, are for everyone. Food available is available at the concert events. For more information, call 623-9649.
The Thurman Quilting Club will meet Monday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. Those wishing to get started on making a warm quilt for winter could get it started now. Call Myra, at 623-2633 to find out what you need to bring to get it going towards completion.
The Thurman Baptist Church on South Johnsburg Road will be holding their summer Vacation Bible School from July 19 to 23. Folks of all ages are welcome to attend.