Activities, events in 'Almost Heaven' country
The Warren County tourist train is once again running to Thurman. On Saturdays through Aug. 21, the train service will link up to special tour bus taking visitors to sites in Thurman. These excursions are called the Forest, Farm & Country Fixin's Escape, and will take you the Martin tree farm and sawmill, to Nettle Meadow Farm where their internationally acclaimed goat cheese is produced, then off to The Glen Lodge for lunch before returning to Thurman Station. Reserve in advance at www.thurmanstation.com or call 623-9595 before 12 p.m. Fridays.
The Thurman Station Farmers' Market is open Wednesdays from 12:30 to 5 p.m. and will be offering fresh garden vegetables, eggs, maple products, craft items and more. New items and foods are added each week. Stop by and say hello.
The John Thurman Historical Society is requesting readers' help in locating old pictures of barns that are still standing and older pictures of barns no longer in existence for their 2011 historic calendars. The deadline is Sept. 15. Call Perky at 623-9305 for details.
Get your reservation in early for the Thurman Historic House Tour which will run Saturday, Sept. 18. The tour will start with a lunch, for an optional $7, at the Thurman Town Hall at 11:45 a.m. and will be followed by a trolley ride at 12:45 p.m. to historic sites. The tour, which costs $13, is narrated. For reservations and details, call 623-2505.
On Monday, Aug. 9, the band performing in the local Concerts in the Park series will be The Bluebillies. This bluegrass and rockabilly group will be performing your favorite melodies featuring the close harmonies of Mel and Mark Guarino with John Kribs and Gary Hill. Bring the family to the Thurman town park in Athol and enjoy the free concerts. Snacks are available.
On Sept. 11 and 12, the annual Thurman Fiddler's Jamboree will be bringing delightful music and good times to the Thurman town park in Athol. Keep these dates in mind if you would like to volunteer to help out. For more information, call 623-9961.
The Thurman Emergency Squad will hold an executive board meeting Sunday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. at the squad building on High Street. The regular board meeting of the squad will be on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. Those with questions, call 623-4254. Volunteers are always needed to assist friends and neighbors in emergency situations, so stop by or call, and commit to helping out!
The Thurman Quilting Club meets at the Town Hall Monday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Bring your supplies and get a home-made original quilt made for your family. For information, call 623-2633.
The Southern Adirondack Four Wheeler Club will meet Friday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Meetings are open to the public. For details, call 623-2007.
The free senior bus runs Friday, Aug. 13 for a fun day in Glens Falls. All those interested, should call Laura at 623-9281 by Wednesday and have their seat reserved.
Seniors in Thurman are active
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club recently took a trip to the Skene Manor, an historic castle in Whitehall. The seniors enjoyed a free tour and had a delicious luncheon and then the ten of them explored the gift shop and the wonderful views in the vicinity.
The next meeting of the seniors group will be the August Picnic Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the Warren County fish hatchery in Warrensburg.
All those 55 and older are very welcome as new members - join the group and meet neighbors! Just bring a dish to pass and introduce yourself. For details, call Norma at 623-9425. The yearly fee is still only about $10.
The Seniors Club held their monthly meeting July 21 with few members in attendance. The heat and humidity kept some away; others were on vacation. The group sends a heartfelt Get Well wish to Cal Engle, who is now a resident at The Landings.
All are grieving over toddler's drowning
Sympathies from all of us at the Journal and in area communities go out to the Rounds, Haskell and Daley families in Thurman over the recent drowning of the Daley toddler in a family pool on Mountain Road. These families have experienced other tragedies recently, and our hearts and prayers go out to them now in their time of grief.
Running in the November election
Thurman resident Robin Croissant (R) has turned in her petition to run for the open seat for Thurman tax collector in the November election. Rebecca Hitchcock (R) and Andy Knoll (D) have turned in petitions to run for town board seats.
Candidates are still able to circulate independent nominating petitions - it's too late for established party petitions - for the town board and tax collector posts as well as the vacant supervisor post, and submit them to county board of elections between Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 to be on the November ballot.
The established parties, including the Republicans and Democrats, can bypass the petition-passing by nominating a candidate in a caucus. Call the board of elections at 761-6459 for details.
On a Personal Note
Paula and Russ Hubert of Combs Road had their two young grandchildren from Buffalo visiting for a week: Emma, 5, and Matthew, 3. The two spent time with the Huberts while the youngsters' parents, Holly and Lee, vacationed in the Bahamas. They all attended the surprise 90th birthday party for Mildred Miechener, which was held by Paule and his brother for their mom July 10 at a park in Ticonderoga. More than 30 relatives and friends came out to wish Mildred a happy birthday.
Maria Prince of New York City spent the weekend on Garnet Lake Road with her friend Filomena Riviello.
Happy anniversary wishes go out to Bill and Barb Wagner and to Steve and Yvonne MacNeill - both couples will be celebrating 61 years on Aug. 7.
On Aug. 9, two couples are celebrating wedding anniversaries: Myrna and Bernie McQuade, 52 years; and Lori and Dan Smith, 35 years. Leon and Jill Galusha celebrate 14 years Aug. 10.
Birthdays this week are those of Perky Granger, Dan Smith and Charles Wallace, Aug. 7; Leo McKenney, Aug. 8; Mike Baker and Diane Golden, Aug. 9; Ruth Wadsworth and Don Allison, Aug. 10; and Renee Hall and Seth Wood, Aug. 12. Kim Schmidt celebrates hers Aug. 13.
Get well wishes are out to Kermit Baker, Jackie Dingman, Jeff Grants, Floyd Baker, Earle Dibble, Ken Ackley, Lisa Baker, Wanda Wood and Kelly Schmidt.
Bacon family welcomes baby boy
Jonelle and Larry Bacon of Bowen Hill Road are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy born July 13, at 8 a.m. at Glens Falls Hospital. The little man weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. He has been named Cody John Bacon and he joins twin sisters, Kara and Kailey, 5, at home.
Proud grandparents are Debbie Bacon of Bakers Mill and Jack and Heather Bacon of Bakers Mills and the late Joan and Bill Cameron of Thurman.
Arkansas gospel group to perform
The Hartley Family, a country/bluegrass gospel group from Arkansas, will be performing Sunday, Aug. 8, at 8 p.m., at the Thurman Baptist Church on South Johnsburg Road. All are invited to see this talented family perform their country gospel music in an honest, acoustic manner.
The band includes lead singer Anna Hartley, who evokes memories of Emmylou Harris in her youth, talented lead guitarist and backup vocal backup singer Abby, 15; and young Micah, 7, who's been performing since he was barely able to stand up at a microphone.
This inspiring country group really knows how to evoke heartfelt memories of how life used to be in the hills.