Thurman Maple Days return
Thurman Maple Days are held during the last three weekends in March, and this weekend offers second chance in 2014 to get out and see and smell how maple syrup are is produced in local “sugarhouses.” Area maple producers will open their doors to those wishing to learn more about the industry. Thurman has four maple producers in our quaint town and they are as follows:
• Hidden Hollow located on Dippikill Road has been in business for over 40 years and is now in its second generation of being family owned and operated. The Wallace family has 4,500 vacuum assisted taps in 4,100 trees and are the largest maple syrup producer in Warren County.
• Toad Hill Maple Farm has been producing pure maple syrup for more than 30 years. Toad Hill is a family owned maple sugaring operation with over 100 acres being actively managed for maple production with more than 4,000 vacuum-assisted taps.
• Valley Road Maple Farm, owned by Mike Hill of Warrensburg and Ralph Senecal of Queensbury have recently increased their sap collection by adding 12 miles of new tubing and doubling the number of taps, bringing their total to 2800.
• Adirondack Gold Maple Farm is seated on 30 acres with 1,200 taps and owned and operated by Marc and Cheryl Kenyon. They have been in the Maple business for 9 years and are the third generation of the Kenyons to make maple syrup on their property.
If you are in need of lodging while visiting Thurman, the Glen Lodge is owned and operated by Doug and Aimee Azert, located at the junction of Rte. 28 and Glen-Athol Road. The Lodge is a newly built bed & breakfast. The facility is an authentic style Adirondack lodge with availability during the Maple Days event. To reach Aimee or Doug by phone, call 494-4984.
WCS Elementary to hold Science fair
Warrensburg Elementary School will be holding its semi-annual Science Fair during Open House at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. Experts say that showing interest and genuine excitement about what your child is doing in school builds confidence and encourages lifelong love of learning, key to a happy adulthood.
Some good news for school-aged children —there are only 14 weeks of school left!
Remember to clip those box tops, labels for education and Campbell’s soup labels. Once redeemed each one of these means real dollars for our school. There are several drop box locations throughout Warrensburg and Thurman; Direct Deposit Redemption Center on Main St., Richards Library located on Library Ave., Warrensburg Elementary School lobby, and the Thurman Town Hall. Mark your calendars: there will be a Warrensburg school budget presentation at the Thurman Town hall on Monday, May 5 starting at 7 p.m.
Activities and events in the hills
Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club holds meetings on the last Friday of the month at 7 p.m. at their club house located on Bear Pond Road. For further information you can contact Doug Needham at 764-8713.
The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls will make their trips twice a month on the second and fourth Friday. The next scheduled trip will occur on March 28. The service will pick you up at your home; to arrange pickup simply contact Laura by Friday March 24 with directions to your home and she will make sure you are picked up. You can reach Laura at 623-9281.
The Sugar Loaf Seniors group will be holding their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. Membership is still only $10 per year. To find out more information call Norma Galusha at 623-9425.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds its meetings at the Thurman Town hall every Monday. This week’s session occurs Feb. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments of tea or coffee are provided. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.
Over the fence
Thurman Tax Collector Jaimee Ross will be at the town hall Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for payment of current tax bills. In addition, she will be at the hall from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 31 — the last day to get those bills paid before they are sent to Warren County for collection.
The Thurman transfer station hours are Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Those in need of trash removal are reminded that Jim Desourdy picks up weekly for a fee of $5. Households that only need occasional pick up, Jim will do so as needed. Trash must be placed in pre-purchased orange bags. To contact Desourdy, call 623-4254.
The new hours of the Athol Post Office are as follows: the retail window is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Friday and Saturday. The main lobby hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday. The post office may be reached at at 623-2018.