Athol-Thurman 10-17-09

Button up your home now!

It's mid-October, and it's time to make sure that your home is ready for winter.

Have you checked your batteries in the smoke detectors and do you have extras for your flashlights? Keep a couple of candles on hand, plus fill and put away a few jars of water, for power outages.

Make sure stove pipes and chimneys are cleaned, furnace filters and burners are checked and keep fuel in those tanks.

Windows too need the storm windows on. Keep a scatter rug by doors to roll up at night to keep those drafts out.

Thurman events and activities

This week and next will be a very busy week for many. There is a Halloween party sponsored by Town Youth Commission at the town hall on Saturday Oct. 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring the ghosts, goblins, cowboys, and indians down for an afternoon of fun and games. There will be contests for all ages and prizes will be given out.

The Mommie & Me pre-schooler play group will meet Friday Oct. 23 at the youth building from 9: 30 to 11:30 a.m. All moms or guardians are welcome to attend with their preschoolers. The group will have some seasonal crafts to work on, plus snacks, and will also meet Friday Oct. 30 to work on some Halloween projects. For details, call Jennifer at 623-5024.

The Southern Adirondack Snowmobile Club is holding a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Laura's in North Creek.

The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club will meet on Wednesday Oct. 21 at the town hall at 6 p.m. A covered dish dinner will precede the short business meeting, and an election of officers will take place.

Town news

The free bus service for all seniors age 60 or more will pick you up at your home for a ride to Glens Falls to shop for an appointment on Friday Oct. 23. Those wishing to go must call Laura 623-9281 by Wednesday evening to reserve a seat.

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