It has been mentioned by fellow residents that there have been sightings of young children out riding bicycles without helmets. A word of caution to those with children—NYS law requires that all children under the age of 14 wear an approved bicycle helmet. Not all roads are paved in Thurman and some are bumpier than others. Regardless, one fall can result in traumatic injuries so please be cautious before letting young ones ride without proper protection.
Events to come
Adirondack Spectral Investigations with Thurman Station Association will be hosting ‘Historical Hauntings of Thurman Ghost Tour’ Saturday, Aug. 16. This event is available by reservation only and will include a light lunch followed by a caravan that will transport one to historical sites to view ‘lingering presences’. To find out more information regarding this event, one may call 623-4889 or visit www.ThurmanStation.org.
Many look forward annually to the Thurman Fiddler’s Jamboree and it is with great anticipation I announce that it will be held again this year Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7! This event will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial Field and will be a two day festival celebrating Adirondack Mountain music with performances by local favorites, rain or shine. Of course, there will be live music and dancing along with concession offered by local vendors, music workshops, instrument repair, showcase of antique instruments, games for children of all ages, ‘Gospel Day’ on Sunday, and even a time for those who play to join in playing with other musicians. Musicians performing will include The Adirondack Fiddlers, The String Dusters, The Perkins Family Band, The Bluebillies, Jim Davis, Marty Wendell, and much more. As with the Monday night concerts, it is asked that attendees bring their own chairs as seating is limited. Admission is $10 on Saturday for anyone over the age of 11. There will be a breakfast offered by Thurman Fire Company on Saturday for a fee of $5 adults and $3 for children. Sunday admission for the Jamboree is donation based and food concession will be made available all day.
Marilyn Hoy-Youngblood, a local resident has been hosting an eight week series entitled “Reading Aloud to Young Children”. This event will be held at Richards Library in Warrensburg each Monday until Aug. 25. The value of parents reading aloud to their child/children will be emphasized by introducing fun and educational books to the parents and children that attend. There are multiple sessions available to attend from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The first session will be open for parents of infants through toddler age 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. The second and final session for the day will be open for parents of children aged four to five from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you are interested in attending, stop in at the listed times above and enjoy!
The transfer station is open on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have garbage to be disposed of and are unable for any reason to do so, please contact Jim at 623-4254 and arrange for pickup. The cost is $5 for weekly pickup or as needed. Also, please remember to use the orange bags made available at the Town Hall for $1 a bag/$10 a roll for the smaller size or $2 a bag/$20 a roll for the larger bags.
Athol Hardware & Variety is open for the summer and fall seasons Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information please visit their Facebook page by searching ‘Athol Hardware & Variety’.
Gleaning food distribution is a non-profit food service offered to those in need at the Town Hall the first Monday of each month. Food will be available for pick-up at 1 p.m. Please bring your own reusable cloth bags. If you are unable to attend on Monday, food is available again the next day, Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Thurman Station hosts the North End Local Focus on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the months of July and Aug.. The next presentation will be given by quilter, Avis Russell, Aug. 9. Avis will be doing a quilt demonstration. Come and support a local and enjoy discovering history of the town you live in.
Thurman Quilting Group holds their weekly meeting at the Thurman Town Hall on Monday evenings. This week’s session will occur Aug. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments of tea or coffee will be made available. For more information, please contact Myra at 623-2633.
The next weekly Monday night concert will be held in the Veteran’s Memorial Field from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Aug. 11 with a performance by The Lustre Kings. Come out to jitter and jive as this band entertains with old time rock and roll along with 50’s tunes. Please remember to bring a blanket, chair, money, and bug spray. Refreshments will be made available by local non-profit organizations. If you have any questions regarding this event, please call 623-9649. Also, please note that the fireworks will be held Aug. 25, the last scheduled concert for the season.
Thurman Town Board meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Thurman Town Hall. The next meeting will be held Aug. 12. If you are interested in learning more about what is happening in our town, this is a great opportunity for you to become better acquainted with such.
The senior bus service to Glens Falls makes their trip twice a month on the second and fourth Friday. The next scheduled trip will occur Aug. 8 followed by Aug. 22. The service will pick you up at your home. To arrange pickup, please contact Laura to ensure that you will have a ride. Please call her at 623-9281.
The Sugar Loaf Seniors group holds their monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of the month. The next meeting will occur Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m. A yearly membership is available for only $10. Please call Norma at 623-9425 for more information.
Thurman Fire Company holds their monthly meeting 7 p.m. on the Friday after the first whole week occurs. The next meeting will occur Aug. 15. Interested volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Another year to celebrate
Happy Birthday wishes extend to Mike Baker on Aug. 9, Evie Russell on Aug. 10, John Arnold on Aug. 11, and Renee Hall, Seth Wood, and Dave Binder on Aug. 12. Others celebrating birthdays this week include Kim Schmidt on Aug. 13 and Spencer Cameron on Aug. 14.
Happy Anniversary wishes extend to Dan and Lorrie Smith on Aug. 9 followed by Lee and Jill Galusha on Aug. 10.
Best regards to each of you to enjoy the celebration of your special day!
A more personal note
If there are any events, birthdays, or anniversaries you would like to see mentioned, please contact me via Facebook, email, or phone at 623-4552. Please note that I need at least a two week prior notice for any of the above requesting mention.
Thank you for reading!