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Athol-Thurman 5-1-10

Watch for ticks, beware of Lyme Disease

Scientists expect deer ticks that carry Lyme Disease to be out in full force this year due to the recent weather patterns.

The tick populations have increased dramatically in recent years, and the incidence of Lyme Disease has also, according to local clinics.

Those who work or play outside, particularly clearing up brush, should thoroughly check their body for these tiny creatures. If anyone gets a bulls-eye rash and fever, let them know it's most likely Lyme Disease and needs to be treated right away. If left untreated, Lyme Disease can cause serious debilitating arthritis-like conditions and damage to internal organs. So be cautious when you are out near wooded areas and if you can dress in long sleeves and long pants.

We hear the Capital Region is heavily infested with them, recording a high number of reports of deer ticks from area clinics - among the highest in the state.

Local enterprise celebrates fifth year

Adirondack Ambiance, a gift, art and home furnishings enterprise at Thurman Station, will be holding a reception at Willows Bistro at 7 p.m. Friday May 7 in celebration of their fifth year in business. Many of co-proprietor Anne Rohe's original paintings will be displayed there for the month of May. They would love to have you stop by their Main St. Warrensburg location or at the gallery at Thurman Station any time this summer. Greeting cards displaying these acrylic paintings are a new item this year.

The store is located at 792 Route 418 as you pass the railroad tracks coming into Thurman from Warrensburg and there will be many items to catch your eye, from rustic furniture made by Al Rohe to the paintings by Anne, and they will officially open June 1. Their normal weekly hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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