Athol-Thurman 8-1-09

Experienced youth activities director and counselor Irv West is coordinating these new programs in town.

Personal news

Pasquale and Mary Jo Fortuna and their children Isabella and Francesco of the Bronx plus cousin Joseph all enjoyed a week at the Garnet Lake Road home of Filomena Riviello. Filomena and Mary Jo are sisters and really enjoyed their time together.

Happy Birthday wishes this week go to Scott Brown and Daniel Cameron on July 31; to Mary Robinson, Aaron Brown and Jordan Baker on Aug. 1; to Ed Castro and Helise Hennessey on Aug. 2; to John Smith III and Wendy Baird on Aug. 3; to Joan Proctor and Pat Wood on Aug. 5; and to Evelyn Harris and Russell Howe on Aug. 6.

Sympathy from folks all over the area goes out to the family of Kym Duell Wells who passed away July 13 at Glens Falls Hospital.

Local people we hear are getting involved in gathering donations for Samaritan's Purse, a Christian missionary outreach effort. Brochures are available at the town hall describing the program. For details, call Gail at 623-2335.

Looking back in time

From the July 3, 1890 edition of the Warrensburgh News, the predecessor of this newspaper, comes this news item:

An accident occurred about 8 p.m. Monday night on the corner near the Grand Army House, and those involved were exceedingly fortunate in its outcome. Will Ovitt, who was enjoying a drive in his wagon, was just turning the corner when David Woodward, who was also enjoying an evening ride and was accompanied by his wife and daughter, attempted to pass him. The wheels of their wagons became interlocked and Mrs. Woodward and daughter were thrown from the wagon. A young lady who was riding with Mr. Ovitt was also thrown out. Fortunately the horses were kept under control and no damage was done. The ladies, although badly frightened, were not injured.

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