As many of you know, Skyler Castro, age nine, has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. This is a rare bone cancer that affects young children through adolescent age. There has been great support financially and emotionally for the Castro family! They remarked “It’s great to be from such a loving place!” and extend their gratitude to all those who have assisted in any way.
Activities and events in the hills
Martin’s Lumber, located at 280 Valley Road, will be having their annual Woods Walk June 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be an enjoyable and educational opportunity as the Martins will be demonstrating practical tips for environmental safety in sawmill use and construction alongside a guided woods walk introducing medicinal advantages when using natural resources. Other activities made available by twelve others include a spoon carving exhibit, paper bead making, a Native American info and craft, and much more. Bring your family and bring your friends as there are events suitable for all ages with the cost being free. You won’t want to miss out on this!
After spending your day outdoors, why not head on over to Nettle Meadow’s Cheese and Spirit Pairing hosted by The Thurman Station Association? From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., you can delight in some delicious goat cheese and drink paired with relaxing music played by a local resident, Ellen Kenney in their newly renovated barn! There will be representatives from different vineyard, cider and brew works offering samples of their products, along with a local resident offering samples of homemade artisan breads. Nettle Meadow goat farm is located at 484 S. Johnsburg Road. Tickets are available to the public for $20 at the door or by contacting Perky at 623-9305 or Sally at 623-4889. Five percent of all proceeds will be donated to Thurman Food Pantry.
Mark your calendars
Thurman Quilting Group holds their weekly meetings at the Thurman Town hall every Monday evening. This week’s session will occur June 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments of tea or coffee will be made available. For more information, please contact Myra at 623-2633.
The senior bus service to Glens Falls makes their trip twice a month on the second and fourth Friday. The next scheduled trip will occur June 13. The service will pick you up at your home. To arrange pickup, please contact Laura by June 11 with directions to your home to ensure that have a ride. You can reach her at 623-9281.
The Sugar Loaf Seniors group holds their monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of the month. This month’s meeting will occur on Wednesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. A yearly membership is available for only $10. Please call Norma at 623-9425 for more information.
Thurman Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School from Monday, Jul 7 through Friday, Jul 11. Children in grades preschool through sixth are invited to attend from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 623-2226.
Over the river and through the woods
As temperatures have been increasing, it is important to note also the increase of black flies. Black flies lay their eggs in clean, fast-running water such as rivers or creeks and are normally attracted to the facial area. The reason black flies tend to swarm toward the face is simply a result of their attraction to the carbon dioxide we exhale. In order to help avoid confrontation, do not go outside! No, no, just a joke. In serious regards, here are a few helpful hints in dealing with these pesky creatures. Number one- Wear light-colored clothing such as white, khaki, or tan as they are attracted to darker clothing. Number two- Wear longer sleeved tops and bottoms. Number three- Avoid eating and drinking sugary food outdoors. Number four- Avoid wearing floral or sweet-smelling perfumes and lastly, number five- Invest in a good bug spray such as Off or Deet and if a bite should occur, do not scratch the skin but apply calamine lotion or Aloe Vera to soothe the pain.
Special recognition for Thurmanites
This week, Happy Anniversary wishes go to Jim and Joan Murphy, Russ and Paula Hubert, and Stephen and Robin Buckbee on June 7. Also celebrating anniversaries this week are Hugh and Wendy Pasco on June 8, Brian and Diane Angell on June 11, followed by Spencer and Sondra Cameron on June 12.
Happy Birthday wishes extend to many people this week including Brett Pasco, Lennie Parker, and Lisa Baker on June 7, April Russell, Betty Clayfield, Shirley Ainsworth on June 8, and Derek Deloria, Darlene Castro, Kenny Cameron, Deidra Peters, and Jake Wilde on June 9. Also celebrating birthdays this week are Lindsay Wood and Karen Cassidy on June 10, Teddy Baker and Billy Neville on June 11, followed by Bob Goodnow Sr., Cori Tubbs, and Sara Baker on June 13.
On a personal note
Many thanks go to Kathy Templeton and Denpubs on my behalf for giving me the pleasure of writing for this column. Kathy Templeton has generously given me the opportunity to take her position. She has done a wonderful job keeping us all well-informed and up to date. In accordance, our respects are owed to her. There are many things I have to learn but I am grateful for this opportunity to serve the people of Thurman in this way.
If your birthday or anniversary is not listed and you would like to see it mentioned, please do not hesitate to contact myself at Mrs.Herrmann626@gmail.com or 623-4552.
Thank you all for reading!