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EATON column by Nancy E. Williams 8/14/18 447-5635
Conway Household Hazardous
Waste Collection Day is coming up next month, on Saturday, September
22 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Conway Transfer Station,
755 East Conway Road. This is for the towns of Albany, Bartlett,
Conway, Eaton, Jackson, Madison, and Hales Location. There
is a 10 gallon limit per household. Please note that local contractors
cannot transport waste to this event. Prior arrangements can
be made with the environmental contractor prior to the event.
You may call 447-3811, ext. 223 for contractor information.
Why should you be concerned?
The average household throws 15.5 pounds of hazardous material
into the trash each year. These materials are disposed of in
other ways, too, such as used oil, frequently poured down storm
drains, and many products end up going down the sink drain to
septic systems or sewers. Flammable or reactive household chemicals
can release toxic fumes or even explode if they are mixed together
in the trash, causing fires or injuring workers. Dumping solvents
into septic systems or landfills may contaminate ground and surface
waters, ruining drinking water and killing fish and wildlife.
Pesticides can damage sewage treatment plants, and oil poured
into storm drains can flow directly into streams and ponds.
There are also certain
health threats associated with some of these products, like lye
can burn skin, eyes, or respiratory passages. Exposure to some
pesticides, paints and solvents can cause weakness, confusion,
dizziness, irritability, headaches, nausea, sweating, tremors
and convulsions. Other repeated chemical exposures can cause
cancer or birth defects. Children are also vulnerable to these
products and accidental poisonings can occur if these products
are not properly stored. In New Hampshire, the third and fourth
leading causes of poisoning are personal care products and cleaning
substances behind prescription and nonprescription drugs. These
substances should be stored safely and, if not used, disposed
of properly. In my next two columns (September 4 and September
18), I will list the items you can bring on Collection Day.
Eaton Town Beach: please
remember that you must have a pass or a sticker to get on the
beach. Town Hall has them if you havent gotten yours yet.
If anyone sees a street light out around the beach (or town),
please let Town Hall know and they will report it to the proper
authority. I shouldnt have to mention this, but please
do not allow your child to urinate in our lake. If every child
did that with all these hot and humid days, our beach could be
shut down. The porta-potties are there for everyone to use, so
bring your children over there. You also may not use the grassy
area between the beach and Camp Waukeela either. We all want
to keep our beautiful beach as pristine and healthy as possible
for our residents and guests. Please cooperate.
The Inn at Crystal Lakes
Opera Dinners will return with The New England Tenors on Friday,
September 28. This show always sells out and is one of the Inns
busiest events of the year, so do make your reservations soon.
$65/person includes a four-course dinner and lots of wonderful
music, both operatic and popular. Do not miss this concert. (Movie
Night Mondays are not continuing this month.)
Snowvillage Inn celebrates
Tuesdays with Locals Night, Wednesdays with Wine Club members
receiving with one free glass and half off appetizers, and Thursdays
with Oyster Orgy. Come early to watch the sunsets from the porch.
Despite the pouring
rain, the turnout at the South Eaton Meetinghouse Fair on August
4th was excellent, as was the fabulous food. Definitely plan
on attending this Fair/Gourmet Luncheon next year because you
wont find better food or a better array of white elephant
tables, book sales, plus a gourmet dessert table. Many thanks
to everyone who organized, worked at, and made food for this
If you happen to see Marie Robins, make sure to wish her a very
happy 90th birthday! This beautiful lady was surrounded by family,
her husband Jim of 54 years, all of her wonderful children and
more family and friends in a picture-perfect setting. We love
you, Marie, and may you have many more birthdays.