Irv West was recently given a puppy and is planning to hold a public puppy play-time once a week, which he said this week would provide benefits for not only the dogs, but their owners.
“It is critical to raising a well-adjusted adult dog that it is given the opportunity to socialize with other pups in its early months of development,” West said. Participants will meet in the Warrensburg-Thurman area for up to an hour. For details or to sign up for the puppy playtime, call Irv at 623-3987 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. any day of the week. There are no fees. The group is limited to the first eight people-pup combination signing up.
Those Thurman residents seeking removal of their household trash, are welcome to call Jim Desourdy, who picks up refuse weekly for a fee of $5. If you only need occasional pick up, Jim will pick up as needed. Trash must be placed in pre-purchased orange bags. To contact him, call 623-4254.
Jaxsen David arrives
James Wallace, 11, and Alex Wallace, 6 would like celebrate the arrival of their baby brother with a birth announcement. Baby Jaxsen David was born Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 8:02 am. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds 9.2 ounces, and he measured 18 & 1/2 inches. His parents are Gordon McGowan and Angela Wallace-McGowan of Thurman.
Paternal grandparents are William and Regina Shaw of Thurman and the late David McGowan. Maternal grandparents are Donna Baker of Lake Luzerne and Barry Bradway of Athol.
Hospice group’s fundraiser is popular
High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care recently hosted a bowling fundraiser, and it apparently was popular.
Nearly 100 bowlers turned out for this first ever “Bowl-4-Hospice” event at Kingpin’s Alley Family Fun Center Feb. 16 raising almost $3,000 to support area patients and families!
The hospice agency expresses thanks to its sponsors:Dr. Roger Levac and Adirondack Pediatrics, Glens Falls Tae Kwon Do, Hudson Headwaters Health Network, Interim Healthcare, Lawrence Street Tavern, Neighbors NY Inc., The Pines of Glens Falls, Rocco’s Tavern and the nurses and clinical staff of High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care’s Queensbury office. Raffle and prize donors included; Lindt Chocolatiers and Kelly Jarvis, Penelope Jewell with Reiki Works, TD Bank of South Glens Falls and Kerri Healy, and Ambrosia Diner and Marlene DeLonghis.
Activities & events in the hills
The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls is run twice a month on the second and fourth Friday. The next scheduled trip is to occur on March 14. The service will pick you up at your home; to arrange pickup, contact Laura at 623-9281 by March 12 with directions to your home and she will make sure you are picked up.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings at the Thurman Town hall every Monday. This week’s session occurs March 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments of tea or coffee are offered. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.
The Gleaning food distribution sessions are held the first Monday of every month — and the next such event is March 3 at 1 p.m. Be sure to bring your reusable cloth bags or plastic shopping bags to bring your goods home.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. holds their meetings at their firehouse on the Friday falling in the first full week of the month at the Fire House. This month, their meeting is to be held March 7 at 7 p.m. The group is always looking for more volunteers, and all are encouraged to stop in.
Protect your pets!
Warren County Public Health will be holding a rabies clinic on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Queensbury Community Center, 742 Bay Road.
Pets must be three months of age to receive their first immunization, which will afford them protection for one year. The next shot, a booster, will provide 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 administered to protect your pet. Both initial and booster shots will be given at all clinics scheduled by Warren County Public Health.
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 Warren County Public Health at 761-6580 with questions or check this column for monthly updates.
On a personal note
Esther Kennedy’s 11 children would like her to be remembered on the anniversary of her passing. Esther passed away 11 years ago on Feb. 16. Her children are Hiram, Matthew, John, Milton, Wayne and Kathy Kennedy; Virginia Vansyk; Shirley Burt; Vivian Ekstrand; Patricia Hill and Nancy Hill. Esther was a wonderful mother and is greatly missed, a family representative said.
Tax relief deadline nears
Time is running out to qualify for the state School Tax Relief Program (STAR) program. Applications for the program, which saves property owners hard-earned cash on their school taxes, are available at the Town Hall. The deadline for completed applications is March 1. STAR provides homeowners with two types of partial exemptions from school property taxes.
Property Tax Grievance Day is held on the fourth Tuesday in May. The next Thurman town board meeting is to be held on March 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Thurmanites’ special days
Don and Hilda Haskell will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on March 3.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Jackie Dingman, Marie Castro, Steven Wood, Melissa Venselous and Tammy Wood on March 1; Cory Chadwell and Nereida Howe on March 2; Ken Gossen and Ken Baker on March 4; Darrin Needham, Maxine Cameron, Tanecia Haskell, Ruth Wood and Lauryn Constantineau on March 5; Todd Chase on March 6; and Charlotte Haskell on March 7.