It’s home gardening time now
Spring is approaching, and our thoughts turn to the joys of nurturing garden vegetables and herbs.There is nothing comparable to growing your own — the taste and nutrition far surpass varieties available in supermarkets these days.
Now is the time to break out your gardening supplies and start planting your tomato, pepper, eggplant, broccoli, cabbage and thyme seeds. You can pick up inexpensive small greenhouses at most garden shops. Also, using a grow light helps your seedlings exponentially.
Activities & events in Thurman
Thurman Maple Days are to be held the three weekends in mid-March, beginning March 9. Each Saturday and Sunday will feature free sugarhouse and sawmill tours, demonstrations, children’s activities and local crafts. It’s a great way for people of all ages to experience mountain-town culture.
Valley Road Maple Farm will be serving pancake breakfast, and there are destinations throughout town. We hear there’s a new maple farm that’s brand-new to the event this year. For details, call: 623-9718 or see: ThurmanMapleDays.com.
The next Gleaning food distribution session, held the first Monday of each month, is to occur at 1 p.m. March 4. Participants are asked to bring their own reusable cloth bags or shopping bags to bring their goods home.
The Thurman Food Pantry will be open on the first Monday of the month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and during all other weeks, on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Thurman Fire Co.’s next meeting is set for 7 p.m.March 8. Those interested in becoming a volunteer are urged to stop in and ask how you can help. Every volunteer saves our town substantially in taxes.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. All are invited to bring their knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make new friends. For details, contact Myra at 623-2633.
Thurman Town Board meetings are routinely held on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is set for Tuesday March 12.
The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls operates on the second and fourth Friday of every month. It will run Friday, March 8 and is free to seniors age 60 and over. Those who wish to go should call Laura by Wednesday, March 6 at 623-9281.
Protect your pet’s health
Warren County Public Health will be holding a rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday March 9 at the Queensbury Community Center, 742 Bay Road.
Pets must be three months old to receive their first immunization, which will afford them protection for one year. The next shot, a booster, will offer protection for three years — and is required one year after the first shot was given. From then on, every three years a booster should be given to protect pets. Both initial and booster shots are given at all county Public Health clinics.
A $10 donation is requested for each pet. No one is turned away due to financial hardship. Bring dogs on leashes and cats or ferrets in carriers. Call county Public Health at 761-6580 with questions.
Elderly can obtain help
The county Office for the Aging offers many services one of these services is the Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program or EISEP. It provides non-medical, in-home services to elderly individuals who have one or more disabling conditions which prevent them from accomplishing the activities of daily living. Services provided may include advice and case management, homemaking and personal care, housekeeping, and respite for caregivers. A sliding-scale fee may be charged, based on income.
Another service the Office for the Aging provides is Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage also known as EPIC – which provides financial assistance to help eligible seniors cope with the high cost of prescription drugs. The Office for the Aging also provides assistance in filing for benefits. To sign up for these services call 761-6347.
Railway offers free advertising
Saratoga and North Creek Railway reminds area businesses that they offer free advertising on their website at www.sncrr.com. Pull down the “Contact Us” menu, and select “Get Your Business Listed” to obtain a form to fill out.
On a personal note
Marc & Cheryl Kenyon must be extremely proud of their son Marc Kenyon Jr., as he works for the California Department of Fish & Wildlife agency and he’s in charge of bears. He also is currently teaching at the school where he first achieved his degree in California and where he and his wife reside and are raising their two children.
Celebrating an anniversary this week are Don and Hilda Haskell on March 3.
Observing birthdays this week are Ken Gossen and Ken Baker on March 4; Darrin Needham, Maxine Cameron, Tanecia Haskell, and Ruth Wood on March 5; Todd Chase on March 6; Charlotte Haskell on March 7; and Cynthia Hyde on March 8.
I need updates for birthday list
I am updating my master list of birthdays and anniversaries in an attempt to make it current. It has come to my attention that some of the people I now have in the book may have passed away or moved. I would not want to upset anyone for making such a mistake. If you would like your birthday or anniversary mentioned, contact me.
Also, if you would like a loved one who has passed away remembered, let me know of that as well. I look forward to your calls.
As I write this, I have about a baker’s dozen number of things running through my mind. Will I make my news deadline this week, and will the Jack Wax Party indeed go off without a hitch, to name just a few.
I invite all readers to come out and join your neighbors on Saturday March 9 at the 54th Annual Jack Wax Party that all of you have helped make such a success through recent decades!