Air conditioner 'phantom' has chilling effect on household


July 19, 1996|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

HERE WE ARE, in the middle of another round of summer heat and humidity. My seasonal battle with the "phantom" air conditioner tamperer has begun.

No one, including the dog, will take blame for plunging our household into the frigid zone. Granted, without central air we do have hot zones, but to my way of thinking you just move to a cool area, not crank up the energy-guzzling compressor.

I'm trying to keep my cool about keeping cool. It's not easy, but I'm giving it a try.

Bingo fund-raiser

Relax in cool comfort, dine and play bingo Sunday at the Lake Shore Fire Hall on Mountain Road.

The Auxiliary of Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company is having a Bingo Blast Dinner, with proceeds to benefit the pumper-tanker fund.

The doors will open at noon, with bingo starting at 2 p.m.

The event includes a spaghetti dinner with salad, rolls and dessert and an afternoon of bingo. Coffee and tea will be served all day.

Can't stay to play? The auxiliary will be serving the spaghetti dinner to carry out for $5.

0 For more details, call 437-0215 or 360-6857.

Atlantic City bus trip

The Ladies Auxiliary of Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring a bus trip to Trump World's Fair in Atlantic City Aug. 19.

The bus will leave the Solley Road fire hall at 9: 15 a.m. and arrive at the casino at 12: 30 p.m. Departure from Atlantic City will be at 7 p.m.

The cost is $25 and includes $10 in coins and a $9.95 food coupon.

For reservations or more details, call Charles Ingram, 255-7464.

Turtle race tomorrow

Saturday, rain washed out the Great Riviera Turtle Race at the Riviera Beach library.

The race will be held tomorrow. Entries will be accepted up to the 10 a.m. start time.

For more information, call the library, 222-6478.

Human relations meeting

The Lake Shore Elementary School Human Relations Committee will have a planning meeting at 9 a.m. Aug. 8 in the school's counseling office.

Relying on student representatives, parents and community members, the group will work with Judy Sandford, the new principal, to make Lake Shore a "hub of vitality," said Carolyn Keenen, the school counselor.

Representatives unable to attend the August meeting should call Keenen at 222-6460.

Free mosquito spraying

I got a call from Del. John R. Leopold last Friday morning in response to my mosquito problem.

The state Department of Agriculture provides free spraying to communities suffering from a full-blown attack by mosquitoes.

If the back yards in your neighborhood are under siege, call Kevin Sweeney at the Department of Agriculture, 841-5870.

Pub Date: 7/19/96

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