Gore to host Harvest Fest
There is so much to do during the fall season here in the Adirondacks, and why let the tourists be the only ones to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us? People travel hundreds of miles to come here and enjoy our own paradise.
Gore Mountain Ski Center at 793 Peaceful Valley Road in North Creek, will be hosting their Harvest Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13.
There is so much to see and do at this event — you can take a gondola or helicopter ride and enjoy the scenic view of the fall foliage or rent a bike and go for a downhill ride. Children will enjoy going for a pony ride, petting the animals, playing on inflatables or trying their skills out at rock climbing. This event is free, so check it out.
Fall Farm Tour approaching
Another great event is the Thurman Fall Farm Tour, and we have just learned that Andy Leblanc will be at Nettle Meadow Farms with a cider press. So grab some apples and watch them be turned into cider. Please gas up your vehicle before you head out, as there are no gas stations in Thurman.
There will be a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Valley Road Maple Farm. At Toad Hill Maple Farm, located off High Street, Randy and Jill Galusha will be hosting the Thurman Fire Dept. serving up their chicken barbecue dinner from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Thurman Quilt Show, routinely a part of the Thurman Fall Farm Tour, is now seeking quilts from the past to be shown at the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have an old quilt you would like displayed, contact Avis at 623-9921.
Events & activities in the region
High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, which serves the needs of patients and families faced with end-of-life care throughout the Adirondack region, will be holding a Harvest Cruise and Silent Auction Saturday, Oct. 5 to ‘Celebrate Life!’ aboard the Lac du Saint Sacrement.
To find out more contact Sunday Conine at 743-1672.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. Coffee, Tea and light refreshments are served. For details, contact Myra at 623-2633.
The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls will run Friday, Sept. 27 and is free to seniors age 60 and over. This service will take people to just about any location in Glens Falls, whether it’s grocery shopping, getting your hair done or a doctor’s appointment. Those who wish to go, call Laura by Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 623-9281.
Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club holds its meetings on the last Friday of the month at the clubhouse on Bear Pond Road. The next meeting will be held Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. For details, contact Doug Needham at 623-9234.
Norma Galusha wishes to remind folks the Sugar Loaf Seniors group holds their meetings once a month at the Town Hall on the third Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The John Thurman Historical Society will be hosting a free pot luck dinner Tuesday Oct. 1 for all area veterans from Saratoga to Pottersville and their family members. The event is to be held at the Thurman Town Hall starting at 5:30 p.m. Retired, active and family members of deceased are invited. Donations of a covered-dish entrée are now being sought. Dishes of food may be dropped at the town hall on Tuesday, Oct. 1 no later than 5 p.m.
The Warrensburg PTSA is currently holding their annual membership drive. Adult membership is $7 and a child membership is $4. You don’t have to be a parent, teacher or student to join, though. Grandparents, guardians and aunts and uncles of students are welcome to join and attend monthly meetings which occur on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the elementary school.
Box Tops, Labels for Education and Campbell’s Soup labels are wonderful ways to help our school. Carefully clip them out and drop them off at the Thurman Town Hall, the Elementary school lobby, Richards Library or Direct Deposit recycling center on Main Street, Warrensburg. Ripped or torn labels are not accepted for redemption.
There is now another way to help our school: register your Tops Market membership card and when you shop they will contribute 1 percent of your purchase back to our school. Register your Rewards card online and select “Warrensburg Central School.”
Over the fence
Thurman Emergency Medical Services President Jean Coulard announced at the recent Town Board meeting that they now have three Emergency Medical Technicians newly qualified in Basic Life Support.
The town transfer station hours will remain the same throughout the fall season: Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. Plus Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can purchase the required trash bags either at the Town Hall or the transfer station.
Those having a difficult time getting their trash to the transfer station can contact Jim Desourdy at 623-4254 and he will transport trash for $5 per week, or pickup as needed — Desourdy only charges for the week he picks up. He routinely picks up every Saturday starting at 9 a.m.
Gail Needham has informed us that there are currently six boxes for Operation Christmas Child to be filled at the town hall, along with pamphlets and labels to designate the age group and gender of the child to receive it. Gail has asked that if you can purchase a shoebox-size rectangular plastic container at the local dollar store, this would be helpful due to the fact that there is a limited supply of the regularly used boxes. These containers serve a double purpose as after the goodies are removed, families overseas use these containers to store rice and other dry goods. Additionally, she reminds readers that other thoughtful items to add to these boxes may be a washcloth, towel, and bar of soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush and deodorant. Filled boxes may be dropped off at the Thurman Town Hall during regular business hours.
Thurman’s local store reopens
Athol Hardware and Variety has re-opened their doors after a brief hiatus, and their hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cathy and Joe are selling variety, hardware, collectible and thrift items at this time. They have also added a small grocery line which they intend to expand as vendors become available. To reach them by phone, call 623-3080.
On a personal note
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Loren and Joyce Eddy on Sept. 28, plus David and Kaye Newkirk on Oct. 2.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Marion Gill on Sept. 28; Jim Simkins on Sept. 29; Randy Baker on Sept. 30; Chad Rounds on Oct. 1; Riley Fisk on Oct. 2; also Stacy Beldon, Doreen Chadwell, Fred Witz and Adam Robinson on Oct. 3.