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Farmers' Market

Thurman Station Farmers' Market is now seeking applications as soon as possible for their summer season.

New this year at the market is the opportunity for more than one vendor to share a booth, either selling together, or manning a table on alternating weeks.

Now anticipating its third year, the Thurman Station Farmers Market is open Wednesdays at the historic site of Thurman's rail station, four miles past Warrensburg on state Rte. 418. In prior years, vendors at the market have hailed from various towns, and offered everything from produce, baked goods, maple products, jewelry, homemade soap, knitted and sewn items, garden stones, books, photographs and art. Special events - including live acoustic music, science exhibits, art shows and dowsing demonstrations - have been held in conjunction with the market to draw additional shoppers.

For details on becoming a vendor, visit: www.persisgranger.com/Thurman_Station_Farmers'_Market.htm or contact Sally Feihel at TSFM@verizon.net or 623-4889. It is important that both prospective vendors and past ones apply before May 1.

Town Board notes

Thurman Town Supervisor Evelyn Wood told townspeople attending Thurman's regular town meeting on March 8 that a state grant awarded in 2003 for building a new town highway garage is still pending and needs to be used this year or the town will lose it. It was suggested that a committee be formed to discuss the matter.

Supervisor Wood reported that Warren County would like permission to warn people to stay clear of the county train rail bed 200 feet on either side of the tracks. She said county officials recently noted that vehicles have parked so close to the tracks that a passing train would hit them. Now that the county is exploring freight and passenger service, they would like to post the rail bed corridor with warning signs.

Wood informed the board that the town Historian's laptop computer doesn't work. Computer consultant Andy Knoll recommended selling it and that the Historian use an old desktop computer belonging to the Town government.

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