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Keeping Cool and Shoving Leopards

And other essential information for Friday, July 22, 2011.

An excessive heat advisory has been issued for Friday in the Chathams. The National Weather Service predicts highs of 100 degrees Friday and Saturday, with the humidity bringing the heat index to somewhere between 105 and 110.

Police encourage residents to stay in air-conditioned buildings, wear light and loose-fitting clothing, avoid strenuous activity and drink plenty of water.

Police also remind residents to check on their vulnerable neighbors, including seniors and anybody without air conditioning in their homes.

In the spirit of beating the heat, we at Chatham Patch thought that it was more important for you to know about how to cool off during the hottest day of the year rather. With that, check out the Five Things You Need to Know Today:

  1. You need to know about Municipal Buildings: The Chatham Township Municipal Building and Chatham Borough Municipal Building both have art displays available to the public for free, and both buildings have air conditioning.
  2. You need to know about the Library of the Chathams: This air-conditioned building is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
  3. You need to know about Colony Pool: The pool is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and they’re having a free Open House Friday and Saturday for seniors with proof of Cahtham residency.
  4. You need to know about the Chatham Borough Municipal Pool: The Memorial Park Pool is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
  5. You need to know about Spoonerisms: July 22 is the anniversary of the birth of the Rev. William Archibald Spooner, who is renowned for his unique way of speaking. He often mixed up the sounds of words, coining such memorable phrases as “The Lord is a shoving leopard” (rather than “loving shepard”) and “It is kisstomary to cuss the bride.” A room at the New College at Oxford University is dedicated to him: It is called the Rooner Spoom.


For other information worth knowing, see the Chatham Patch events calendar and announcements section—and if you've got something the community should know, don't forget to make a post of your own in one or both of those site sections.


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