Special days in hill country
Birthdays at the end of July are: Dan Cameron and Scott Brown, July 31. In August, Aaron Brown, Jordan Baker and Mary Robinson celebrated on the first; Ed Castro and Helise Hennessey, Aug. 2; John Smith III, Wendy Baird and Janae Greenholtz, Aug. 3; Elizabeth Baker and Gloria Metz, Aug. 4; Joan Proctor and Pat Wood, Aug. 5; and Norma LaRose, Evelyn Harris and Russ Howe, Aug. 6.
A family gathering and cookout was held on Mud Street to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tammy and Tim Baker, July 13. This special event was put on by their children and was attended by many family members and friends.
Marc and Cheryl Kenyon of Bear Pond Road have returned from a 10-day trip to Roseville, Calif. where they enjoyed playing with their two little grandchildren and spending time with their son Marc Jr. and his wife Jeana.
Get well wishes go out from the community to Jeff Grants, Pearl Cameron, Iva Hall, Ruth Woods, Don Vopleus, Ken Baker, and Floyd Baker.
Floyd Baker of Dartmouth Road is now a patient in the Tri-County Nursing Home for Rehabilitation after recent knee surgery. Cards can be sent to room 108, c/o Tri-County Nursing Home, North Creek, N.Y. 12853. He would love to hear from all his friends and neighbors!
AJ Rohe and family of Florida, and Leslie Rohe and family of North Carolina have been in the area visiting their parents; Al and Anne Rohe, Route 148, Thurman and spending time with their grandmom, Lila Walter.
Lillian and Michael Murray of Coolidge Hill Road, Diamond Point are the great-grandparents to little Jonathan Levi Murray, Jr. born June 29 and son of Terri and Jonathan Murray, Sr. of South Glens Falls. He weighed 6 pounds, 4.9 ounces and was 19 inches long. We also misspelled a name of the grandparents, David and Kathleen Gill of Delmar. Congratulations to the family.
November election begins to take shape
Petitions for open town office posts were turned in to the Board of Elections by mid-July as follows: Robin Croissant (R) for the tax collector position, and Andy Knoll (D) and Rebecca Hitchcock (R) for the town board seat left vacant by the recent resignation of Jim Ligon. Other petitions can be filled for all open positions on the Independent party line to be decided in August. For more information, contact the Board of Elections at 761-6459.
Glimpse of the olden days
In the July 29, 1920 Warrensburgh News, this newspaper's forerunner, a headline announced the Warrensburgh School would open Aug. 30. The early date is because June examinations are scheduled a week early. Music will be a new subject this year, the article states.
Over the fence
Now that August is here, we should be seeing sales coming up on school supplies. Please keep in mind the Samaritan's Purse shoe boxes for Christmas, the Christmas baskets and other projects that ask for donations of these items. It's penny-wise to catch them now on sale, rather than waiting for fall.
What do you think? With so much logging occurring in Thurman - loads and loads of wood on the big double trucks have been going through here - so many places in Thurman look bare of the usual trees. So does this mean there will be no forest fires this year and is this why so many wild animals are seen out and about in the daytime?
Cemetery restoration appreciated
The large monument at the Pendell Cemetery in the center of Athol has been set back up after being knocked over and laying on the ground for many years. The Cemetery Committee would like to thank Lewie Gallup for donating his time, his equipment and his knowledge in getting this large gravestone put back in place. They also thank Marc Kenyon for all of the repair and clean up he has accomplished to help make this cemetery look good again. The committee also wants to thank Dick and Ernie for all of their work in the local cemeteries.
The Cemetery Committee now has DVDs of the recent grave marker preservation workshop, which explains how to maintain historic monuments, how and what to use to clean the stones, how to fix the broken ones and how to reset them, etc. These DVDs are about 120 minutes long and are now available for a $10 donation. For details, call 623-2505. For ordering by mail, send to P.O. Box 47, Athol, N.Y. 12810 and include shipping costs.
'Movies on the Hill' offers family films
On Saturday July 31, the movie scheduled to be shown at 7:30 p.m. is "Spiderwick." All selected movies are family oriented and are appropriate for all ages. Bring the whole family to see the show. Snacks are available. For more information, call 623-9649.
Monday night concerts continue
On Monday, Aug. 2, Rick Bolton and The Dwyer Sisters will be the featured band at Veterans' Memorial Park in Athol. This series of free concerts are made possible through the town of Thurman and the Warren County Occupancy Tax receipts. All are welcome to bring family and your friends for top-notch music.
Local farmers' market is ongoing
The Farmers' Market will be returning Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Train Station on Route 418. There will be garden-fresh veggies, maple products, eggs and craft items. There is always a wide variety of unique items to browse through.
If you would like your small business to be listed on the map, which will be passed out at the Wednesday Farmers' Market each week, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623-9305 or stop by the marketplace.
Events and activities in the hills
Stop by the assessor's office to get the exemption forms for the Star Program, and the Veteran's and Aged exemption forms. these can be picked up any time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or call 623-4593 with any questions.
The Warren County Rabies Clinic will be held in Brant Lake at the firehouse Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your pets on leashes or in carriers. For more information, call 761-6580.
The John Thurman Historical Society will feature a historical geography of the D&H Adirondack Branch. There will be a book signing by Michael Kudish, author of "Railroads of the Adirondacks." The meeting at the town hall Tuesday, Aug. 3, is at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information, call 623-9305.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Company meets at the Athol firehouse Monday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. New neighbors over age 18 are welcome to join the volunteers. Stop by the meeting for details.
The Gleaning food distribution will be at the town hall Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. This free food program is open to all residents in Thurman.
Family reunions planned
The annual Wood Family Reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the home of Leila Wood, 536 Mud Sreet. Everyone should bring a dish to pass. Call Robin at 623-4102 and let her know what you can bring.
The annual Russell Reunion will be at Echo Lake this year Saturday, Aug. 14, at 12 p.m. Bring a dish to pass for the luncheon. For more information, call 623-3843.