Concert, other news from Town Hall Every Monday a free concert is held at the Rec Field in Athol from 7-9 PM during the summer months. The band playing Aug. 11 will be the Adirondack Ramblers. A food booth for a light snack or beverage will be available. This is all made possible by the Town of Thurman and the occupancy tax dollars. The Extra Helpings food program is available to citizens of all income levels in Thurman. Now is the time to sign up for the Sept. food package which features a wide variety of foods for only $14. The program already helps many local families stretch their food budget. Other food packages are also available. For information, call 623-9649. Youth programs update The Thurman Summer Youth Recreation program will come to an end this next week with a family picnic Wed. Aug. 13. All parents are asked to bring a dish to pass and to join in a fun-filled morning. For information, call 623-2249. Is there anyone who would be willing to sit on the Youth Commission Board to help in the planning of activities for our teens and area youth? We should be seeing hunter safety and trapping courses coming up soon which were usually organized by the the commission. The Commission is seeking someone who would like to organize or supervise these and other programs. Those interested are urged to call Cindy at 523-4588 or send a note to the Town Clerk at P.O. Box 29, Athol, NY 12810. The Thurman quilting group invites anyone wishing to be inventive in making homemade coverlets to stop by the groups meeting 6:30 p.m. Fri. Aug. 15 at the Town Hall For information, call Myra at 623-2633. Over the fence: I still have a few of the Adirondack Gold books here at the house in case youre in this area. Books are also available at businesses in local towns. A Summer of Strangers, the second in this series, seems to keep all ages spellbound! The Thurman Emergency Squad will hold a meeting at the High Street Squad Building Sun. Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and anyone wishing to become a volunteer may call 623-4117 for information; or just stop by Sunday evening. Its time to shop for school clothes and get the needed paper, pencils and pens. Many stores are running sales on notebooks and other school supplies. We want to remind you of the Christmas Child shoeboxes that are filled for forgotten kids overseas, and now would be the time to get some supplies that are needed to fill the boxes. How many Good Samaritan boxes can you fill this year? Gripes on tiny print Verizon, we can hear you now: but unfortunately the two new phone books that came out in July can not be read without a magnifying glass. We cant see your! But we can hear you! Downpours of rain, thunderstorms and power outages hit our area in this part of July. We found out where the leaks are in roofs, where big stones are in our dirt roads due to the many washouts, and just how dependent we are on electric power. Personals Birthdays being celebrated this week are: Mike Baker on Aug. 9, Ruth Wadsworth and Don Allison, Aug. 10; Iona Smith and Renee Hall, Aug. 12; Kevin Schmidt, Aug. 13; Spencer Cameron, Aug. 14; and Bill Lucia and Mike Russell on Aug. 1. Anniversaries this week are: the 50th for Bernie and Myrna McQuade, and 33rd for Lorrie and Dan Smith, both on Aug. 9; and the 12th anniversary for Leon and Jill Galusha on Aug. 10. Get well wishes are out to Joan Murphy, Vern Harris, Cliff Beldon and Nora and Marc Merkle. Sympathy from the community is out to the family of Francis Wilbur who passed away on Friday, July 25. Can anyone tell us what year the Hall family reunion started? Please call 623-2725. The reunion is planned for Aug. 30th this year. Ackleys welcome new baby Young 20-month-old Brent Ackley has a new baby brother. Josh and Ashley Ackley of Athol Road are proud to announce the birth of a 6 lbs. 14 oz. baby boy, who was 21 inches long. He was born at Glens Falls Hospital Fri. July 25. He was named Bailey Daniel and joins big bro Brent at home. Proud grandparents are Lisa and Billy Arnold of Bowen Hill Road in Thurman, and Stephanie and Ted Ackley of Library Ave. Warrensburg. Great-grandmom is Rita Ackley of Warrensburg. Chestertown Alumni to gather for dinner The fourth annual dinner for all who attended Chestertown Central School is now in the planning stages. Reservations will be required as seating is limited. Anyone who attended this school and those who graduated before it became North Warren is invited. The dinner will once again be held at the Echo Lake Lodge in Warrensburg and calls for reservations will be accepted after Aug. 15. More information on the event may be printed next week in the Adirondack Journal.