Stony Creek

Brighten your day with Daffodils
Daffodils are coming to town the week of March 10, 2008. Orders need to be placed by Feb. 25. Bunch of Daffodils are $10. A Mini daffodil Potted Plant is $10. A Bear and a Bunch is $25. ( A limited 2008 edition Boyds Bear, while supplies last) Gift of Hope is $20. (Only for anonymous delivery to a Health Care Facility) Thank You for your support. To Order please call Virginia Lorraine at 696-2632 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. or after 7 to 9 p.m. For more information call The American Cancer Society at 792-5377. Jim Borrman remembers
One thinks that river drives, in the Hudson River, ended in the late 1900's. Full sized logs were floated to the mills in Glens Falls back then. At that time the logs were 13 feet long and were scalled by the "market". A "market" being 750 board feet. There were river "drives" much later. They were in the form of pulp wood. This occured in early May of 1950, during the high water. This is confirmed by information taken from a ledger, or diary, that was kept by a local resident. However, much of the pulp wood would be stranded along the shore as the water receeded. It was necessary for the "drivers" to get the pulp back into the main stream of the river. Not an easy task. Many of the drivers were Canadian. As they moved down the river, they would camp where ever they were at days end. These "drives" ended when the pulp was being transported in trucks. At that time, many of the local men secured trucks of all vintage and condition to do the hauling. Many hairy stories were told of their trips down steep mountain grades. Tongue Mountain took its toll. Library News
The Stony Creek Free Library Board of Trustees will be meeting on Saturday, February 2 at 8 a.m. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Please call 696-5911 with any questions you may have. The Stony Creek Library now has wireless internet access available. Patrons may use their own laptops to access the internet at the library. Transfer station
The transfer station and recycling center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Van available
A van is available the first Wednesday and the third Monday of the month for Stony Creek residents over 60 to go to appointments and do your shopping. Contact Anita Braman at 696-2397 for more information. Free set of encyclopedias
20 Volume set of Colliers Encyclopedias plus yearly yearbooks from 1960 through 1988. All you have to do is pick them up, please call Kathy at 696-2523 or email at oldies4@hotmail.com. If anyone has stories they remember from years gone by and would like to share them email to oldies4@hotmail.com. or to announce birthdays and anniversaries. You call also call the above number in the Stony Creek byline.

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