Quilters aid little tornado victims
The Thurman Quilting group members express their thanks to Betty Billow for her recent donation of fabric — which was shared among the group members. Betty acquired the fabric from her father Bob Mosher Sr. who recently passed away. Bob was an exceptional quilter, and Betty knew the members of the group would make good use of the fabric.
The group found a fitting use for this fabric. A few days after the tornado hit Oklahoma, Fons & Porter, a quilting supplies company, asked quilters to make lap robes, baby quilts and pillow cases for children of Moore who had endured the violent tornado and were in need of bedclothes to cuddle up in and feel safe.
Thurmanite Carol Rounds saw this mention of the Quilts for Kids project on the company’s website, and she passed on the information to the other club members, and they decided to join the cause and craft the requested items.
On June 16 the women of the Thurman Quilt Club brought the quilts they made and readied them to ship off to the “Quilts for Kids” headquarters in Pennsylvania. Our Hats off to all you amazing Thurmanites!
The Thurman Quilting group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall, and people are welcome to join in. Bring your knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make some new friends. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.
Fireworks featured at concert
Summer starts off with a bang — and a glorious aerial display — July 1 with the Monday Night Concert in the Park and fireworks, free to all. The concert starts at 7 p.m. rain or shine under cover at Veterans’ Memorial Field, and the fireworks are to occur at dusk. This and many other fun events will happen every Monday in July and August. Featured for the July 1 concert are Hoddy Ovitt & the Warren County Ramblers. So put on your dancing shoes, and come on by to join your friends and neighbors!
Accompanying the concert is an informal market featuring items from local artisans, gardeners and vendors. Light refreshments will be served by local groups. Thurman residents interested in selling at the Monday Night Market should know that set up time for the Market will be 6:30 p.m. Call the Thurman own Hall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 623-9649 to reserve an 8’ x 8’ space.
Over the fence
As the warmer months approach, please remember to check in on our senior neighbors to make sure they are staying well hydrated — that is, drinking enough water.
I received a call this week from a reader who was dis-heartened by the logging that took place alongside Crazy Creek. This reader is concerned with the erosion and drying up of the creek due to the amount of trees that were removed. The reader also spoke of the good times that were had while fishing in the brook and the large fish that were once caught there.
Activities & events in the hills
Thurman Town Board meetings are routinely held on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m.. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, July 9.
The Gleaning food distribution is held the first Monday of every month, and the next session is on July 1 at 1 p.m.. Bring your own reusable cloth bags or shopping bags to bring the goods home.
The Thurman Fire Co. holds meetings on the Friday of the first full week of each month at the Thurman firehouse. Their next meeting is at 7 p.m. July 5. Readers interested in becoming a volunteer, stop in and ask how you can help.
Adk. Museum: a memorable visit
One of the most beautiful and pleasurable times of the year is here now, and as you know, it doesn’t last very long! An interesting and fulfilling activity for your family is visiting Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.
The Adirondack Museum currently has a special exhibit titled “Great Wilderness, Great Expectations” with notable paintings on display.
The exhibit, which continues through Oct. 13, features works from the museum’s permanent collection showing the Adirondack landscape over more than two centuries. It highlights rarely or never-before seen artists’ sketchbooks, plus stunning examples of Adirondack photography, including rare large-format 19th century albumen prints by Seneca Ray Stoddard. Also featured are some new acquisitions including a painting by William Trost Richards and photographs by Nathan Farb.
Since the early 1800s, images of the Adirondack landscape have helped shape the American relationship to wilderness and nature. This exhibit will feature more than 50 works — some never shown before — from the Adirondack Museum’s permanent collection and explore the many ways the region was portrayed by artists, photographers and writers from the 19th century to the present era.
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from late May to mid-October.
So pack a lunch and the kids into the car and continue their education — just because school is out for the summer doesn’t mean the learning stops!
Richards Library now open again
Richards Library is open once again after a brief break for construction of the new wing. The Library’s public computers are not up yet, but will be soon. Those who have books on hold, may stop in and pick them up. The Library is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Pet charity seeks donations, help
The Pumpkin Fund has a mission is to assist responsible pet owners with unexpected large veterinary bills — and during the last month, rescue efforts.
The organization’s veterinarian bills have thus increased recently, straining their finances.
So The Pumpkin Fund is now seeking donations and any and all help is appreciated. Volunteers to provide foster homes are also welcome — food, litter, and vet care will be provided. Donations can be made by mail to: The Pumpkin Fund, 4 Lark St., Hudson Falls. They may also by made by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org In addition, the group is selling raffle tickets for an eight-foot handcrafted table made and donated by Clyde Nicholson of Nicholson’s Handyman Services. Call 338-5986 for details.
On a personal note
Celebrating birthdays this week are Joyce Witz and Bambi Castro on June 29; Brady Rounds and Philip Zazzaro on June 30; Diana Rafferty on July 1; Emma Feiden on July 2; Malakai Arroyo, Pat Sherman, and John Thissell on July 3; Geri Howe and Kylie Baker on Independence Day; also Brandi Baker, Ryan Belden and Drew Kuklinski on July 5.
Irv West expresses thanks to everyone who shared their concerns for his son Chad after his vehicular accident. Irv reports that the doctors and therapists said that he would never be able to work on the ship again and he should “adjust.”
“Those of you who know Chad have recognized that, while he describes himself as mellow, he is also determined,” Irv said. “Chad went back to work last week and is loving it — He beat them all!”