Watertown Residents Find Ways To Beat The Heat

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When the sun gets too hot to bear and shade just isn't enough -- relief from unbearable temperatures may be nestled away at Flower Memorial Library in Watertown.

"I come to Flowers when I'm in town as often as I can," said Bob Comenole. "I grew up in this city. I love the Library."

Comenole is an editor. He's helping his client Lance Hale work on a thriller. Hale says he came to the air-conditioned library because it's too hard to concentrate while working in the heat.
 
"You get more accomplished because the heat will drain you and just taps all the energy that you have," Hale said.

Many people turn to swimming to cool down.

In Watertown, there's the Thompson Park pool, the pool behind North Elementary School, or the pool next to the arena off Coffeen Street.
 
"Go to the water, beach, pool when it's hot out, just take a nice dip in the water," Jim Haughian said.
 
The arena itself is open as a cooling station on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
"We have board games, we have arts and crafts, the swimming pool, we can put kids out on a field and do a quick kickball game if it's not too hot," said Watertown Parks and Recreation superintendent Erin Gardner.
 
But if you just want to play it cool while keeping cool, you can follow in the footsteps of Comenole and Hale by getting work done at the library.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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