Filomena Riviello and Ron Rosati of Garnet Lake Road have recently returned from a delightful vacation in Treasure Island, Fla. They also experienced some sightseeing at Busch Gardens, and in St. Augustine, plus they visited some museums in the area.

Jim and Joan Murphy of The Glen spent the Thanksgiving holiday with their daughter Jill and Kevin Keuhner and family in Syracuse. The Keuhner children - Sammy, Anna, Margaret and 6 week old Elizabeth - were delighted to see their grandparents.

Over the fence

Happy New Year, everyone - May it be a very good year for all! Good luck in keeping your New Year's resolutions.

Gripes came in this week over folks dropping off cats and kittens in various neighborhoods.

Is there anyone who would like to organize the T.O.P.S. meetings in Thurman? It would be a good community service and will help improve local folks' lives and increase lifespans. Call Debbie at 792-2888 and let us know when you can start.

Also, is there anyone who would like to write a weekly column for the Journal? Call 623-2580 and volunteer. I'm not leaving this position anytime soon, it's just that I'm planning for the future, and I know how important this news column is for so many people in our community.

Marilyn and Jim Williams, former residents of Mountain Road, express thanks to the Thurman Christmas Basket Committee for remembering them and they wish all former neighbors and friends a very Happy and Healthy New Year. The Thurman Rescue Squad is wished a good year - The Williams, who now live in Queensbury, thank the EMS personnel for helping in their time of need.

A local woman, nearly stranded, contacted the Journal to thank her neighbors who helped out. She was recently leaving the Thurman town hall after a town meeting, only to get to her car and remember she had locked her car keys in an office. She expresses thanks to the folks who helped and waited for her to get her keys! It would have been a long, cold walk home in the dark without their help, she said.

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