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Winter fun yields tasty dessert

If any parent is looking for a good way to get their kids out of the house during the tail-end of winter, try this idea I found — make ice cream with them in this simple way that requires no specialized equipment. Simply put the ingredients in a small tin can. Then slide the small can into a larger tin can. Pack the space between the two cans with alternating layers of snow and salt. Then, close the bigger can air-tight.

Have your children roll the can back and forth in the snow; and voila! Ice cream forms in the small can in about 45 minutes. It's due to a simple chemical reaction catalyzed by the layer of snow and salt between the cans.

Although its a fun activity, I’m not sure I could get my teenagers to do this effectively however, as they are likely to have one hand on their iPod and the other on the can — but we will see.

Activities and events in the hills

The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the town hall. Bring your knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make some new friends. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.

The Thurman Food Pantry, which has seen a good number of visitors in recent years, will now be open on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Those having a difficult time getting their trash to the Thurman transfer station, Jim Desourdy will take them for you for $5 per week or per delivery. Jim routinely picks up every Saturday starting at 9 a.m.. To reach him, call 623-4254.

Those who you have run out of those orange trash bags, the transfer station — open on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — has them for sale.

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