At the Athol end of town, Christ Community Church at 383 Athol Road was built in 1960, when several local families rolled up their sleeves and built a sanctuary after the Athol Methodist Episcopal Church that stood beside the Harris House was taken down. The bell from that church still tolls at Christ Community Church today. The church welcomes those of all faiths. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. and Sunday school is also offered.

Berry harvest is robust in 2013

The Adirondacks are plentiful with fruits this year. Strawberry season was spectacular and the Blueberry season has been just as good, with a record season lasting some three weeks! Raspberries can be seen throughout the area, and some blackberry growers have had a larger harvest than ever in recent history. The weeks of rain followed by warm, sunny weather has meant for a fine berry crop in 2013.

While I didn’t see the moose I have seen for some four years in a row – at the same place and the same time of year, I have spotted the pair of Golden Eagles that I mentioned last year. The eagles seem to be doing well, and I’m curious if they will mate and hence become even more present. In addition, I have also seen numerous Red-Tail hawks – I wonder if this is the same one I spot repeatedly, or several, since I have seen him or her at various different locations here in Thurman.

Thurmanites’ special days

Leon and Jill Galusha are celebrating their wedding anniversary on Aug. 10. Celebrating birthdays this week are Ruth Wadsworth, Don Allison and Thurman’s own Evie Russell on Aug. 10; John Arnold on Aug. 11; Renee Hall, Seth Wood and Dave Binder on Aug. 12; Kim Schmidt and Michelle Howland on Aug. 13; Spencer Cameron on Aug. 14; Mike Russell, Bill Lucia, and Noah Persons on Aug. 15; plus Bernie McQuade, Myrtle Buyce and Joe Mosher on Aug. 16.

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