Pool offer, AC request, hot topics in quests to keep cool

And the heat goes on … a little ‘take off’ on the 1979 single “And the Beat Goes On” by The Whispers, their first Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, the numbers seeming even more appropriate. Hopefully everyone is staying hydrated, using sunscreens, etc. Some community leaders are busy planning events such as ‘Nashua Goes Back to School’ and the Homeless Veterans Stand Down. The Mailbag is glad to serves the community as a resource for giving and receiving.

Has above-ground pool … ‘cool!’

“I have a Sharkline-brand, Optima Premier Series, 15-foot round, 52-inch deep, above-ground pool, with pump and DE filter, to give away,” writes Maurice L. of Nashua (LTR 3,374). “The pool is five years old. Must be disassembled. The base stones are also for the taking.” Sharkline has been manufacturing above ground swimming pools and liners since 1961 and the company is still 100 percent owned and operated by the same family that started the company in their basement. Sharkline makes the frame and wall of every pool, deck, fence and ladder systems all proudly made in America. Sounds like a pool anyone should be proud to own. Anyone interested should give Maurice a call at 889-4832. Let me know how things work out.

Senior needs an AC to keep cool

“I am looking for a new/used AC in excellent working condition,” says a note from Ella O. of Hudson (LTR 3,375). “The reason for this is I bought a new one about two years ago and when I put it in my window it worked for only two days. I am 78 years old and in very poor health and need an AC so if anyone out there can give me one, I’d appreciate it very much. I will need someone to deliver it to me as I don’t have transportation and cannot drive anymore.” Senior citizens may have trouble with extreme heat due to health issues such as poor circulation, damaged skin, and inefficient sweat glands. Medications can also directly impact a person’s ability to regulate temperature. – (University Hospitals Geriatric Care). Ella can be reached at 718-8795. If not able to answer the phone, please leave a message, and please don’t call before 10 a.m. Thank you.”

Nashua Goes Back to School – a celebration of education

“Football players have the Superbowl. Runners have the Olympics. Teachers have ‘Back to School’, prepared with new ideas, fresh views, a stapler, and glue. Game on!” – Anonymous. A new school year is about to begin and supplies for school are being collected for the 13th annual Nashua Back to School event, Thursday, Aug. 23, 5-6:30 p.m., in the outdoor plaza at the Nashua Public Library. Nashua Goes Back to School is a free event where donated school supplies will be distributed at a meet-and-greet by Nashua School District principals. Needed items include thumb drives, backpacks, highlighters (any color), and one-inch three-ring binders. These items may be dropped off at The Telegraph office, 110 Main Street, Suite 1, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Nashua Lions Club will conduct eye-screenings, NH Healthy Kids representatives will have informational applications, and Food Services will have representatives on hand to answer questions about school breakfast and lunch programs. For more information contact the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce at 881-8333. The Nashua Goes Back to School program, sponsored by the City of Nashua, Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, and The Telegraph is a back to school celebration for all students in the district.

Stand Down for Homeless Veterans seeks donations, support

“The 12th annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans is planned for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Nashua and sponsoring agency Harbor Homes is seeking community and business support along with commitments from volunteers at the event,” says Andrea Reed, supportive employment program manager for Harbor Homes’ Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (LTR 3,363). “Veterans are housed in the shelters must take all their stuff with them daily or worry it will be stolen so donations of new backpacks are a major need. Other items needed for homeless veterans and their families include blankets, sheet sets, raincoats, jackets for men and women, towels and washcloths (HUGH need), air mattresses, tents and tarps. Other much appreciated items include non-perishable foods, bus passes, gas cards/phone cards, toiletry bags, waterproof bags, and folding tables for vendors and goods at the event. For more information about the Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event, call 882-3616 and ask for Andrea Reed, or email: a.reed@nhpartnership.org. I’ll remind my readers again, before the event.

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