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Athol Hardware & Variety reopens

Thurman’s sole retail store of its kind, Athol Hardware & Variety has reopened — and their days and hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.

The store, which was launched in 1992, but shut its doors in 2010 due to the economic downturn, has served the needs of the community well — and local folks are encouraged to see it open for business again.

Cathy Mannuci, who owns and operates the business along with her husband Joe, said this week they reopened the store due to popular demand.

“We heard the business was missed, and we thought it was time this summer to reopen,” she said.

Athol Hardware & Variety offers items such as bagged ice and propane exchange tanks, charcoal, lighter fluid, plus bug spray and night-crawlers for fishing trips.

The store has many pantry and household items, from dog food to dish liquid. They also have some dairy products available such as milk, butter, and juice.

They also have basic hardware for sale as well as some vintage glass and stoneware. The Mannucis have applied for a beer license and hope to receive it soon.

Cathy tells me that those who are in need of something and the store is not open, simply call her at 623-3080, and she would be happy to open it for local residents who have an urgent need for something in their inventory.

Summer concerts resume

Thurman’s Concert in the Park series, known for top-quality entertainment, has resumed for 2013 and this week’s edition, occurring Monday July 8 at 7 p.m., features the band Vintage Country.

The audience is sure to be pleased with their music, ranging from old country favorites from the 1950s & 1960s to even a square dance or two.

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