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Easter Dinner at the Bakers

Eileen Baker of Mud St. in Thurman held a big Easter dinner for family and friends and served around 40 people. Everyone enjoyed the get-together - folks came from as far away as Albany.

Valerie Smarro of Indiana recently visited Thurman to spend time with her mom, Bert Wilde on River Road. They enjoyed dinners and lunches out and visiting other family members in the area.

Marc and Cheryl Kenyon of Bear Pond Road left on April 19 for a trip to California to visit their son Marc Kenyon Jr. and his family. Marc Jr. and his wife Jeanna and their two children Gibson and Lauren enjoyed celebrating his Dad's birthday on April 23 while they were in California. The grandparents also went on an Easter egg hunt with their two- and-three-year-old grandkids. Returning home, they were shocked to see Rte. 418 bridge closed, so had to backtrack and go home by The Glen, adding a few more miles to their long trip.

Over the fence

If Ripley was still around, we'd have a topic for his "Believe It or Not" books.

The day before Easter, Thurman residents awoke to a fresh coat of new snow covering the lawns which had finally started turning green. Then, three days later, we saw our thermometers hit a high of nearly 80. Beat that, Mr. Ripley.

During the week of April 27 to April 30 the Thurman Bridge on Rte. 418 was closed because of flooding - the Hudson and Schroon rivers both had rushing waters at record flows. The bridge was closed only a matter of hours, but during that time, many residents had to re-route through Warrensburg to go up through The Glen to get to their homes - with some worrying if they had enough gas to get there.

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