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Watercolor artist Anne Rohe works on one of her landscape paintings recently. Adirondack Ambiance, the gallery that Anne operates with her husband Al, will be hosting a benefit show Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 to raise funds for a local organization that helps families dealing with mitochondrial disease.

Watercolor artist Anne Rohe works on one of her landscape paintings recently. Adirondack Ambiance, the gallery that Anne operates with her husband Al, will be hosting a benefit show Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 to raise funds for a local organization that helps families dealing with mitochondrial disease.

Note that Skylar received a gift of a $50 bill for her birthday, and she turned around and presented it to her mother, who had just been laid off from work, to help pay for household expenses. This girl is one in a million!

On a personal note

Valerie Smarro of Indiana visited Thurman recently for a week’s visit with her mother and other family members, and Bert Wilde, of River Road. She plans on a return visit before the snow flies.

Lori and Gregg Sadow and son Max of Stone Ridge, N.Y. visited Gregg’s aunt, Evie Russell and family on Garnet Lake Rd. recently.

Filomena Riviello of Garnet Lake Road and friend Ron Rosati recently spent a long weekend in Maine and enjoyed the cooler weather that we all had from Aug. 11 to Aug. 14.

Get Well wishes go out to Barb Baker, Joan Murphy, Joe Mosher, Ken Ackley and Jim Gallup.

Russell reunion hosts many

About 25 friends and relatives got together Aug. 13 to enjoy a picnic lunch at Echo Lake in Warrensburg. The weather was a delight after so many days of extremely hot temperatures.

Folks enjoyed catching up on all the family news and the opportunity of getting together. Guests came from the Schenectady and Galway areas, as well as closer points including Bolton, Glens Falls, and Thurman.

The youngest member of the family attending was Isaiah Cuva, 8, son of Jessica Varnum Cuva of Gansevoort, and the eldest were Beatrice (Russell) Bevins, 88, and her husband Guy Bevins, who’s a similar age. The couple is from Glens Falls.

Over the fence

It’s school tax time, but this less-than-cheery news is offset by the fact that schools open soon on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Here’s a reminder that the big event in Thurman, the Fiddler’s Jamboree routinely held in September — has been cancelled. Also, plans for a new woodsman’s event were scuttled due to the road repair expenses due to the devastating Memorial Day weekend floods that shifted priorities for public funding.

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