While science indicates that the width of these bands is related to the age of the caterpillar, old-timers remember well that Edith Bills’ predictions were most likely to prove accurate!

Over the fence

I’ve observed that Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently proposed to expand solar energy in the state by investing $150 million more annually into solar initiatives over the next 10 years. Let’s hope a good amount of the money goes towards assisting rural upstate residents become energy self-sufficient!

The Town of Thurman has decided to name the celebration of Warren County Bicentennial as Thurman Old Home Days to be held June 14 and 15. Thurman’s celebration of the Warren County Bicentennial will feature such activities as a town-sponsored parade, children’s games, live music and entertainment, a military encampment and fireworks. Anyone interested in creating a float or participating in the parade should contact Evelyn Wood at 623-9649.

Jim Desourdy will take your orange bags of trash to the transfer station for only $5 per week, and only charges for the week he picks up. To contact Jim, call 623-4254.

Activities and events in Thurman

The PTSA Spaghetti Dinner and Auction fundraiser is to be held Feb. 9 at the Haskell Brothers VFW Hall on Main St. in Warrensburg. Scheduled for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the event is to raise money for the Warrensburg Elementary School playground, which is in great need of renovations.

The menu ingredients are being donated by the VFW 4821 Men’s Auxiliary, and its members have volunteered as chefs — and we hear the PTSA appreciates their generosity. The fee for dinner is $7 for adults and $5 for children. For details, call Eddie Bates at 260-1212.

To join the PTSA, stop into the Elementary School and pick up a membership form, Adult membership is still just $7 and a student membership is only $4.

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