On Tuesday Feb. 2, look outside for the woodchuck to see if he could get through the snow and see his shadow. Do this very early in the morning as Mr. Groundhog will surely want to rush back into his warm underground home and go back to sleep.
Activities and events in the hills
The Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Enthusiasts Club meets on Friday Jan. 12. For details, call 623-2007.
There will not be a Valentine for Veterans workshop this year at the town hall like there has been in the past. It used to be go gratifying to see the youth create and send off Valentines to the veterans who served our country so valiantly. Perhaps the tradition can be revived next year.
The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club meets at 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 29 at Hickory Hill Ski Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The John Thurman Historical Society will not meet in February. Those with questions - or wishing to join the group - are urged to call Irene at 623-9539.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday Feb. 1 at the Athol fire house. All residents are welcome and those wishing to become a volunteer can get all their questions answered at the meeting.
The Gleaning food distribution will be held at the town hall at 10 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 2. This free food program is open to all residents. Bring good used grocery bags. For additional information, call 623-9649.
Cast your vote for 'Movies on the Hill'
Last year, this summer-long program of a weekly family movies was a success, local organizers have determined. Therefore, this series is again in the planning stages for the upcoming summer, and program organizers need suggestions on family-oriented movies to be shown. Call 623-3987 and tell Irv the name of a good movie. We need a total of eight, one for each weekend in July and August.