Over the fence
A family of Canadian geese have lately been strutting down Garnet Lake Road like they own it.
The family started as two females and two males and they've been living at Pratt's Pond. Each pair had about four offspring, and they're now grown up and are stopping traffic, wandering on the local roads. They seem to stay together, so when you are traveling be very cautious over hills and around corners. Considering there are nine or more of these big birds leisurely strolling around our roads, be wary because at some point you may have to suddenly stop.
Incidentally, a gripe was called in this week concerning motorists not stopping at the stop sign on the corner of River Road and Bowen Hill Road.
Questions were called in asking if we have noise ordinances in our local towns. Another asked if Thurman will once again have a Code Enforcement Officer. You can call the Thurman Town Hall at 623-9649 for answers to these and other questions.
Did anyone find any old pictures of Thurman barns or outbuildings that can be used in the John Thurman's Historical Society 2011 calendar? Members of the group need them by Sept. 15. Call 623-9305 if you have items to be included. Loaning photographs for reproduction will be appreciated.
On a personal note
The annual Wood family reunion will be held this Saturday, Aug. 21, at the home of Leila Wood, 536 Mud St., beginning at 12 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass. For details, call 623-4102.
Val and Joe Samarra of Williamstown, Ind. were in the area visiting her mom Bert Wilde of River Road and also Joe's parents in South Glens Falls.
Note that we have a missing dog. A small black Labrador puppy has wandered away from a River Road home in Thurman, and its owners would like to locate him and return him to his happy home. Please call 623-2381 with any information on the puppy.
Tonina and Mario Derosa and son Joseph of Astoria, and nephew Francesco Fortuna of Commack, Long Island spent a long weekend with her sister, Filomena Riviello on Garnet Lake Road.
Charlotte Needham recently spent a week with her grandsons in Colchester, Vt. before returning to her Sky High Road home and ever more and larger garden vegetables to prepare for the winter months.
Nancy and Terry Beadnell have had a very nice visitor for a while at their River Road home. Their grandson Brandon Beadnell, 7, son of Luke Beadnell, has enjoyed some of his summer vacation doing fun things with grandma and grandpa - going fishing and exploring - plus spending time with his dad. Brandon has had to return to Livermore, Maine to begin his school year.
Jeff Grants is back at his South Johnsburg Road home after a recent kidney operation at the Glens Falls Hospital. He is recuperating, and doing a lot of "nothing" - so he says - as he is used to being very active. He expects to be back to speak at the Kenyon Town Methodist Church Sunday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. He also wants to thank everyone for the cards and prayers during this time.
Special days for Thurman residents
Anniversaries celebrated this week are: Evelyn Wood and Andrew Hall, 10 years on Aug. 25, Jessie and Donovan Baker on Aug. 26, and Dick and Charlotte Needham on Aug. 27.
A happy 18th year is wished to the Athol General Store and the Mannuci's who opened their enterprise Aug. 22, 1992 on Mountain Road.
Birthdays to remember this week are Joe Groff, Judy Shaw and Scott Mosher on Aug. 21, Tyler Springer on Aug. 22, Mel Groff on Aug. 24, Darlene Miner and Anne Rohe on Aug. 24, Alice Needham on Aug. 25, Carol Cameron on Aug. 26, and Becky Desourdy, Jack Baker, Patti Orluk and Jordan Moyer on Aug. 27.
Get well wishes are out to Jeff Grants, Earle Dibble, Joe Mosher, Brian Angell, Jasmine Baker, Kelly Schmidt, Floyd Baker and Wanda Wood.
Events and activities in Thurman
The accomplished bluegrass group Adrenaline Hayride will show folks how they live up to their name Monday, Aug. 23, when they present a concert from 7 to 9 p.m. in our town park behind the town hall in Athol. These free Monday-night concerts are hosted by the town and paid for by bed tax money. Snacks and beverages are available on site at these concerts. For details, call 623-9649.
Stop by the weekly Thurman Station Farmers' Market Aug. 25, open 12:30 to 5 p.m. In addition to the vegetables and fruit, they have eggs, maple products, homemade soaps and craft items. And just across the road - state Route 418 - you will find Adirondack Ambiance, a gift shop with homemade furniture and Adirondack landscape paintings with the artist on site to greet you and share her experiences. The shop is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Thurman Baptist Church on South Johnsburg Road has a special evening service Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. with gospel performer Jay Witham in concert. All are welcome to stop by and attend the service.
Reservations are now being taken for the annual narrated house tour, "A Guided Jaunt into Homes & History," to be held Saturday, Sept. 18. The tour will take participants by trolley to four historic sites, with an optional luncheon at the town hall. The tour only is $13, and with the luncheon, $20. The event, which requires pre-registration, is sponsored by the John thurman Historical Society.
On Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., several authors of the new book on Warren County history - plus members of the county historical society - will be at the thurman town hall to answer questions from the public. Meet and greet the history buffs who wrote chapters in the book that's now getting a lot of deserved attention. Book signings and refreshments are planned.
Set aside Sept. 11 and 12 for the annual Thurman Fiddlers Jamboree in Athol, which features a weekend full of concerts, field-pickin' and collaboration between mountain music performers and enthusiasts. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help out can call Jim Ligon at 623-9961.
The Ladies Group from the Thurman Baptist Church will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the Olive Garden Restaurant in Queensbury for lunch. For more information, call 623-2007.
The Warren County Rabies Clinic will be coming to the North Creek Fire House Saturday Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All are urged to bring their pets to get them protected with a rabies shot. For details, call 761-6580. Remember, dogs must be on leashes. Cats and smaller pets should be in carriers.
The free bus service for all Thurman residents, age 60 and older, will run to Glens Falls Friday Aug. 27, for shopping or appointments. All who wish to go should call Laura at 623-9281 by Wednesday evening to reserve a bus seat.
The Thurman Quilting Group welcomes all who like to sew to their next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday Aug. 23, at the town hall. Join in the group and start making a quilt for your family. For information, call Myra at 623-2633.
Thank you all for your acts of kindness
Thanks for remembering me on my unknown day - the anniversary of my birth. Special thanks to Sister Phyllis Sadow who came up from Schenectady with an evening meal all prepared to cook, thanks to Lila Walter for the special card, to Charlotte for the pie and Dick for the garden fresh vegetables, and to all for the lovely cards and to those who stopped by. Thanks also to my kids and families - and to Ann Lloyd for her special invitation.