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Athol-Thurman 11-13-2010

Sympathy goes out to the family of Alice Prosser who passed away on Oct. 29 at Fort Hudson Health Facility.

Over The Fence

We have had unbelievable weather patterns recently. October was a cold month up until we had a dusting of snow covering the ground on Saturday Oct. 23. By late afternoon it had melted off, but 30 degree nights stayed around and many had their woodstoves fired up. So can you imagine our shock to wake up two days later to nearly 60 degrees on Oct. 25. Robins were once again seen on our lawns, ladybugs, hornets, flies, etc. were out in abundance and the temperatures got up to the 70 degree mark. Almost like Spring, but not Indian Summer they tell me; because that always comes in November, apparently.

Top this off with Monday's weather. Perhaps for the first time in history, snow stuck on the ground in Albany - up to two inches - while mere flurries melted off quickly up here in the hills.

Here's another Thank You to the town employees who pick up the trash. For not only turning over the empty cans, but for taking extra care to clean up behind the ravens and crows who like to scatter the trash! Thank you, boys!

Gripes poured in about the telephone calls coming in from various candidates over the past several weeks. Apparently, it does no good to be on the state's Do Not Call list that protects so many of us from telephone solicitation. I even got a call from New Jersey urging me to vote for a candidate. Isn't this going a bit far in politicking?

The John Thurman Historical Society is once again looking for help from all who remember the many restaurants in Thurman that were once thriving businesses. We need pictures too if you have them, and a short write-up on the kind of food, the friendly atmosphere, the location and anything else you remember. Society members hope to get this together for the March issue of The Quarterly, and help of all residents is requested. For details, call 623-2007 or contact Society officials by mail JTHS, P.O. Box 7, Athol, NY 12801.

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