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Lebanon announces cooling areas; plus see our list of heat precautions and map of swimming holes

Jovani Coutermarsh, 3, of Lebanon, left, gives his sister, Giana, 7, and dad, Ty, pretend swimming instructions at Lebanon Memorial Pool on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Lebanon, N.H. Ty jumped into the pool after Giana and Jovani successfully coaxed him into the water. (Valley News – Jovelle Tamayo) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon officials have announced cooling areas that will be open today, Tuesday and Thursday. City residents will also get free access to the Lebanon pool.

Via LebAlert:

COOLING AREAS
Due to the extreme weather conditions the following facilities will be open to the public as cooling areas for July 2, 3 & 5, 2018.

 

LEBANON LIBRARY
9 East Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Hours – 10AM-8PM
603-448-2459

 

KILTON LIBRARY
80 Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784
Hours – 10AM-8PM
603-298-8544

 

UPPER VALLEY SENIOR CENTER
10 Campbell Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Hours – 8AM – 3PM
FOR SENIORS ONLY
603-448-4213

 

In addition to the above Lebanon Residents will be provide FREE access to the Lebanon Pool from July 2 – 5, 2018. Pool hours are 12PM – 7PM. Residents will be required to present identification as proof of residency.

 

Anyone requiring immediate assistance or suffering a heat emergency should call 911 immediately. Information on staying safe in the heat can be found at: https://lebanonnh.gov/381/Summer-Safety.

 

For further information please contact Chief Chris Christopoulos, Jr. at 603-448-8810.

 

ADDENDUM:

Lebanon Pool Hours as follows: Monday – Saturday:
Adult Lap Swim (Ages 18+): Noon – 1 pm
Open Swim (All Ages): 1 pm – 3:50 pm
Family Swim and Adults: 4:10 pm – 7 pm
Ages 13 and under must have adult supervision during
Family Swim

(Speaking of pools, I continue to see questions on Facebook about the shuttered public pool in White River Junction, so here is another reminder Hartford is looking for your opinion on what to do with the Sherman Manning Pools.)

Read the Valley News’ Saturday story about the heat wave.

It includes this list of precautions to protect yourself from the heat:

  • Wear sunscreen and loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing to help keep cool.
  • Avoid leaving children, seniors, pets or people with health conditions in a parked vehicle.
  • Stick to cool places like basements or air-conditioned rooms. Those without such spaces at home can go to an air-conditioned public building, such as a public library or shopping mall.
  • Drink more water than usual, even before thirst hits. Avoid alcoholic or caffeinated beverages.
  • Periodically swim, play under a sprinkler or take a cool shower.
  • Reduce outdoor work and exercise, and limit it to the cooler parts of the day.
  • Ask for help in the case of illness.

The Hanover dispatch Facebook page also shared this helpful graphic from the National Weather Service over the weekend.

And, last but not least, our list of Upper Valley swimming holes is included in this year’s summer guide. I dug out this map from a couple years ago and created a new version, in case you’re into that kind of thing!

Lebanon, Hartford look to address parking problems

LEBANON

City officials on Wednesday said they’re open to the idea of installing parking meters in downtown Lebanon, adding that action is needed to open up spaces near the Lebanon Mall and Colburn Park. Read more.

HARTFORD

With a public discussion about parking meters and a parking garage still on the horizon, a pair of parking lot projects could slightly ease the mounting pressure on the downtown area’s increasingly vibrant streets. Read more.

Photos: Backyard bear on Forest Avenue in Lebanon

A reader sent in these photos of a bear behind a home on Forest Avenue (a neighborhood behind The Little Store).

Remember, lock up your trash and take down your bird feeders so that bears keep on movin’ like this one did, because a fed bear is a dead bear.

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A bear behind a home on Forest Avenue in Lebanon on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Reader contributed photo.)

A bear behind a home on Forest Avenue in Lebanon on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (Reader contributed photo.)

tbt: Lebanon High School, Class of 1965

Lots of differences compared to today’s ceremonies in these pictures, but lots of similarities, too. 

 

Lebanon High School’s 152 graduates join together in song in the school gymnasium during their commencement in Lebanon, N.H., on June 17, 1965. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Over 1,300 people attended the ceremony. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

A graduate receives his diploma during Lebanon High School’s commencement in Lebanon, N.H., on June 17, 2015. Scholarships, prizes and awards for $8,000 were also given to 32 seniors. (Valley News – Larry McDoanld) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

About 40 people could not find seats and watched the ceremony on closed-circuit TV in the cafeteria. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

As graduates file out of their commencement ceremony, a relative makes photographs at the Lebanon High School gymnasium on June 17, 1965. Over 1,300 attended the event. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Bear map: Take a look at the hourly pings over a short period last week

Check out the map provided by Hanover Deputy Fire Chief Michael Hinsley below, showing hourly intervals of where the tagged Hanover bear was roaming over a short period (Monday through Wednesday) last week.

Source: Michael Hinsley, Town of Hanover.

And here’s a little interactive version I just mocked up showing ROUGH GENERAL AREAS of those hourly pings (in yellow) so that you can see them set against landmarks (in blue).

RELATED: Lebanon Police Caution Residents About Bears