Last 2013 concert features Marty Wendell
If you haven’t made it to Thurman for any of the Concerts in the Park at the Veterans’ Memorial Field, you won’t want to miss this next one.
The last concert of the year will be held Monday Aug. 26, and it features recording star Marty Wendell playing his signature rockabilly music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at dusk.
Marty is sure to please all audiences with his old-time rock ‘n roll with a country edge. See the feature article elsewhere in this issue.
Learn about our Adirondack heritage
The Adirondack Museum has many events planned for the end of summer that bear mentioning. The next event, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at 7:30 is a talk by Peter Bauer examining the state of Adirondack waters.
Bauer is the director of Protect the Adirondacks which is a grassroots organization committed to the protection of the Adirondack Park and the state Forest Preserve.
Peter will talk about the state of Adirondack waters, including the many threats they currently face, and actions that are being used to successfully protect those waters.
The fee for the event is $5 for non-members and free for members.
From the Little Log Cabin and Tot Lot to Furry Fridays – offered the first Friday of every month to Victorian Lean-To and platform tents, there is something for everyone at the Adirondack Museum located in Blue Mountain Lake. Admission prices vary. For details, call 352-7311.
Events and activities in the region
High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, which is a local non-profit agency and 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 to celebrate life aboard the Lac du Saint Sacrement on Saturday, Oct. 5.
They are in need of donated items such as gift certificates, craft pieces, jewelry, artwork, handcrafted furniture and unique items for their silent auction at the event.
Those who have an item to donate to the auction, call Sunday Conine at 743-1672 to arrange pickup.
The Sugarloaf Senior group will be sponsoring a defensive driving course on Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. Jerry Ferro from Corinth will be conducting the course. The fee for AARP members is $17 and $19 for non-AARP members. Participants should bring a lunch and their driver’s license. The class can take up to 40 students, so call Norma at 623-9425 for reservations.
Warren County Public Health will be holding a rabies clinic from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Aug. 24 at the North Creek Firehouse. Pets must be three months old receive their first immunization, which will afford them protection for one year.
The next shot, a booster, will afford 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. Both initial and booster shots will be given at all clinics scheduled by Warren County.
A $10 donation is requested for each pet. No one is turned away due to financial hardship. Bring dogs on leashes and smaller animals, such as cats and ferrets in carriers. For details, call the agency at 761-6580.
The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls runs on the second and fourth Friday of every month. The next trip will run Friday, Aug. 23 and is free to seniors age 60 and over. Those who seek to go should call Laura by Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 623-9281.
Thurman Emergency Medical Services will hold a chicken and biscuit dinner on Aug. 24 in memory of Heidi Baker’s mother, “Bunny.” The event will be held at 4 p.m. until all are served. Adult tickets are $7, children 5 through 10 are $3, and under 5, free. There will be take-outs available and free delivery for seniors. For details or to set up delivery, call Becky at 623-4254 or Sally at 623-4730.
Sharing bookkeeper saves town $9,190
At a special meeting held July 23, Thurman Town Supervisor Evelyn Wood said that discussions had been held with the new mayor of the village of Cambridge regarding sharing services of the town bookkeeper, Les Losaw.
Wood reported that Cambridge village Clerk-Treasurer has been struggling to straighten the books out since an audit was conducted some years back. Upon learning of Thurman’s similar financial quagmire several years ago — and Losaw’s work in straightening the books out — the Cambridge mayor recently requested sharing Losaw’s services through the end of 2013, she said. An agreement between Thurman and Cambridge was negotiated, stipulating that the village of Cambridge will pay half of his salary and health insurance from Sept. 1 through the end of the year — a sum totalling $9,190.
At the special meeting, the board voted and passed a resolution approving the agreement.
Note that with Losaw now away from the office for several days per week, and Supervisor Wood often attending meetings throughout the county, the office will be occasionally be unmanned. Supervisor Wood has asked local residents that if they stop in the town hall and find her or Losaw gone, leave a note for her and she will respond soon afterwards.
Fall Farm tour is approaching
Plans are progressing for the Thurman Fall Farm Tour, to be held Saturday, Oct. 12. Those planning the event are urging area residents to mark their calendars because this year it will be a one-day-only event that folks won’t want to miss.
There is plenty planned, starting with Valley Road Maple Farm, which will be serving up their famous pancake breakfast. The destinations on the tour include a lineup of maple farms, as well as Nettle Meadow Goat Farm with their gourmet cheeses, Martin’s sawmill, Peru Llama Farm, and Whitefield’s Farm which hosts various creatures including turkeys. Tour participants may want to do some early Christmas shopping at Adirondack Ambiance art gallery, and end the day with a chicken barbecue, starting at 4 p.m., at Toad Hill Maple Farm.
The Thurman Quilt Show, routinely a part of the Thurman Fall Farm Tour, is seeking quilts from the past to be shown at the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who have an old quilt to be displayed, contact Avis at 623-9921.
On a personal note
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Evie Wood and Andrew Hall on Aug. 25, Max and Billie Jean Galusha on Aug. 26, Donavan and Jessie Baker on Aug. 26, Dick and Charlotte Needham on Aug. 27, plus Red and Debbie Pitkin on Aug. 30.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Melanie Groff, Anne Rohe and Darlene Miner on Aug. 24; Alice Needham on Aug. 25; Carol Cameron on Aug. 26; Becky Desourdy, Jack Baker, Patti Orluck, and Jordin Moyer, Aug. 27; Warren Leigh, Jim Needham, John Needham, Brian Rounds, Aiden Moulton, Julie Cook and Nolan Benjamin Templeton on Aug. 28; and Nicole DeLoria on Aug. 29.