LIBRARY! Visit the 24/7 children’s book box on the lawn of the Harris House, beside the road leading to Veterans’ Memorial Field. Built by volunteers, this box contains books you may take home to read. There are books for all childrenKeep books or share with others.


Winter fun at Veterans’ Memorial Field, weather permitting. Sled downhill. Ample parking area with footpath to top of the hill. No supervision is provided. Parents must assume responsibility for the safety and behavior of their children.

Concerts in the Park, Monday evenings in August, Veterans’ Memorial Field, 7 p.m. Free, rain/shine unless pounding deluge or dangerous lightning. Under cover. Bring a chair or blanket (or use our benches) and consider layered clothing for unpredictable evening temperatures. Nonprofit concession stand on site. Enjoy the concert and browse through information about local events and businesses. Held by the town of Thurman using Warren County occupancy taxes. 518-623-9649. Scroll down for complete list of performances. VMF is handicapped-accessible.

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What You NEED to Know about Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses

September 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Lyme Action Network in collaboration with members of the Thurman community, will present “What You NEED to Know About Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases” with Professor Holly Ahern on Tuesday September 24, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Road, Athol, NY.

The presentation, which reflects the most current research and clinical findings, will cover the topics of prevention, the biology of ticks and the diseases they carry, the problems with diagnosis and treatment, and what to do when you or a member of your family is bitten.  Information on the history, politics, and community implications of widespread tick-borne diseases will also be discussed.

“With nearly 400,000 new cases of Lyme disease every year, it is critical for every family to understand how to prevent tick bites and what to do if someone is bitten,” said Christina Fisk, President of the Lyme Action Network. “There is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding this topic.  Most physicians are working with antiquated information from 30 years ago.  It’s very important for everyone – both medical professionals and the general public, to be aware of the most current science.”

Holly Ahern, Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY Adirondack, is co-founder and vice president of the Lyme Action Network, and is nationally recognized as an expert in this field.  She served on a subcommittee of the 2018 Federal Tick-borne Diseases Working Group, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and is the science advisor for a number of national Lyme advocacy organizations.

The program is free and open to the public on a space-available basis.

These community-minded individuals, businesses and organizations are acting as co-sponsors with Thurman Community Association by helping to publicize this upcoming program:

Warrensburg Central School District
Martin’s Lumber & LucyAnn’s
Fiction Among Friends
The Glen Lodge
Wild Waters Outdoor Center
Thurman Quilt Club
Warrensburgh Historical Society
The Town of Thurman
Mud Street Maple
Blackberry Hill Farm & The Sanctuary at Blackberry Hill, Inc.
Hadley Business Association
Pink Rose Farms
Author Gloria Waldron Hukle
Hudson River Trading Company
Nettle Meadow & The Kemp Sanctuary
Adirondack Ranch
Warrensburgh Beautification Inc.
The Richards Library
Toad Hill Maple Farm
Northern Warren Trailblazers Snowmobile Club



September 24, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Sponsor: Thurman Community Association
Sponsor: Thurman Community Association


Thurman Town Hall
311 Athol Rd
Athol, NY 12810 United States
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Come stay in Thurman-perhaps at The Glen Lodge B&B or, if you camp, inquire at scenic Daggett Lake Campsite or Glen-Hudson Campsite on the River.

Event information is subject to change. Please check back for updates.