Over the fence
A reader wrote in asking that I take the time to remind residents that those trash containers that are sometimes left for several days after scheduled pick-up are not only unsightly, but they are also a road hazard when they are blown into the roadways. Also, with school now in session they can obstruct a driver’s view of children waiting to be picked up by the bus. Please take care of them promptly after your waste hauler picks up your trash.
Our Migratory feathered friends will soon be heading to their winter homes and it may be a good idea to stock up on bird seed to feed these tiny creatures before their flight south.
The Warren County treasurer’s office has informed county supervisors of an “unpaid taxes” scam in which people are contacted by an automated call which tells them they owe taxes and to send the money to a certain address to take care of the overdue taxes. The treasurer’s office does not use automated calling, and the treasurer advises that if anyone gets a call they should call his office at 761-6375.
Hunters will soon be out in the woods again and the activities in the wilderness often inadvertently drive the wildlife onto the roads. Use caution while driving during hunting season.
Town government news:
Here are some important town office phone number and hours: Town Supervisor, Evelyn Wood, is in her office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. She can be reached at 623-9649.
The Assessor’s officers are Thomas J. Birdsall, Chairman; plus Susan M. Baker and Edward J. Binder. All three are state certified, and Birdsall has an advanced certification. You may reach them at 623-4593 or via email at: email@example.com. Their office hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. The tentative assessment rolls are posted online, and may be accessed by clicking on the link on the Thurman town government home page.
Thurman’s Town Clerk is Cynthia Hyde; and the deputy town clerks are Susan Baker and Paula Hubert. The town clerk’s hours are Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To contact any of the clerks, call 623-4588 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheila Flanagan is Thurman Town Justice and the court phone number is 623-9660.
The Thurman Highway Superintendent is Pat Wood. He can be reached at 623-9614, generally between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. His hours vary by season.
Primary Elections will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Thurman Town Hall from noon to 9 p.m. Remember to go out and cast your vote — it does matter!
The regular town board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10 will be moved to the following Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. due to the primary elections.
The current hours for the Thurman Food Pantry are the first Monday of the month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and for all other weeks, on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Activities & events in the hills
The John Thurman Historical Society is now accepting reservations for its Sept. 14 Tour of local historic homesteads. The event begins with an 11:45 luncheon at Thurman Town Hall and will continue with a caravan of cars to four sites where tours and talk will be conducted. Featured on this tour will be the sites known as the Amos Bowen home, the William J. Baker farm, the Chloe Pike farm and the Steve Wood Farm. Those attending should reserve early so adequate arrangements may be made for the luncheon and tour book order. The cost of the event is $20 per person, or $13 without lunch. The tour leaves Thurman Town Hall at 12:45 p.m. and returns at 4 p.m. For more information, call Perky Granger at 623-9305.
The Sugarloaf Seniors group will be hosting a defensive driving course on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. Jerry Ferro of Corinth will be conducting the course. The fee for AARP members is $17 and $19 for non-AARP members. Bring your lunch and your driver’s license. The class can take up to 40 reservations, so call Norma to reserve your place at 623-9425.
Thurman’s Gleaning food distribution will be held on Monday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. Bring your own reusable cloth bags or your old shopping bags to bring your goods home.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the town hall. Bring your knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make some new friends. For details, contact Myra at 623-2633.
The Thurman Fire Co. holds their meeting on the Friday of the first full week of the month at the Fire House. This month that falls on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.
The County sponsored seniors’ bus service to Glens Falls runs next on Friday, Sept. 13 and is free to people age 60 and over. Those who wish to go, call Laura by Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 623-9281.
The 25th Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show takes place this weekend, Friday Sept. 6 through Sunday Sept. 8 in Lake George Village.
The annual show features classic cars, special events, vendors, fireworks and a day of fun for the whole family.
Starting at 7 p.m. both Saturday & Sunday there will be a showcase of hot rods, customs, trucks, classics, and muscle cars, all on display as well as parading down Lake George’s main drag on Friday and Saturday evenings.
On a personal note:
Celebrating anniversaries this week are: Stuart and Doris Baker on Sept. 9; Milton and Venena Kennedy on Sept. 10; Charles and Jackie Dingman plus Tom and Amber Grace on Sept. 11; and Jim and Nancy Simkins on Sept. 12.
Celebrating birthdays this week are: Barb Baker and Connor Persons on Sept. 8, Linda Parker and Betty Geraghty on Sept. 9, Emily Baker on Sept. 10, Sonny Russell and Nathan Groff on Sept. 11, David Friedman on Sept. 12 and Luke Beadnell on Sept. 13.