Stony Creek

A Tornado in Knowlhurst?
Jim Bormann recalls "On a hot summer day in 1937 a Tornado, Twister, or Wind Sheer, touched down in Knowlhurst in the vicinity of Darling Road. It continued through the swampy area, eastward toward Glassbrook Road, a distance of about a third of a mile. This same storm jumped the area of High Street and descended on the Warrensburg Cemetery, knocking over some head stones. In the vicinity of Knowlhurst, it did property damage to the Darlings out buildings, nudged Ernest White's house on its foundation. It also did damage to the barn on Scott Hill's farm, which is presently owned by the Zanes. It also took the whole side off a dwelling that was located just below the Jack Baker Farm. Which is now owned by Lew and Pattie Fisher. Evidence of the damage, in the form of splintered sheathing and tar paper was found on the top of "Thunder Mountain". Thunder Mountain is that flat topped mountain just to the south of Baldhead Mountain". Jim was 15 at the time of this happening. Belated happy birthday goes out to Nelson Rayder of Hadley Road who celebrated his 65th Birthday on January 6th. Also belated Happy Birthday to Bob Rounds Jr., who turned 39 on the 13th. Painting classes
The Town of Stony Creek announces upcoming classes in Donna Dewberry's style of One Stroke Painting. Youth classes for ages 9 to 14 and Adult classes for ages 15 and up will be held each Wednesday, starting January 23 through March 5, 2008. No classes on 2/20. Paint and brushes and two projects are included in the 6 week progressive course. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required by 1/21/08. Fee is $2. per class for Stony Creek residents and $5. per class for out of town residents. Youth classes begin at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and adult classes begin at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes will be at the Stony Creek Town Hall, 52 Hadley Rd., Stony Creek. Contact Ronda at 518-696-3575 for pre-registration and information. Youth activities
Youth activities in the Stony Creek Town Hall basement has reopened and is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. January 22nd is Making Dog Treats/Cat toys night, January 24 is Movie Night/Ice Breakers and January 29th is Painting with Puffy Paint. The Youth Program will have a field trip on the 4th Friday of each month. The first field trip is January 25 for a Fun Friday at the Fun Spot. The bus leaves the town hall at 5:30 p.m. and returns at 10:45 p.m. This includes unlimited laser tag, inflatables, skating with choice of skates, and all you can eat pizza and soda. Any youth in need of a little extra help, tutoring is available on Wednesdays at the Stony Creek Library. Please call Tonya at 623-4675 to confirm calendar or if you have any questions about the Youth Program. Library News
Thank you to all who participated in the community meetings on November 27th and December 4th. Thanks also to the town for the use of the Town Hall for the meetings. The town was complimented on our beautiful building. 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.

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