Heat Wave Strikes Mountain Community!

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Posted by Annie in Family Fun, Outdoors, Twain Harte News on July 18, 2009

Not quite noon and already it’s a balmy 96° here in Twain Harte. The third day in a row of over 100° temperatures, forecasts are calling for another scorcher tomorrow.

This is a perfect time to make a run to Pinecrest or Strawberry, where supposedly it will be a cool 90° today and tomorrow. I’m sorely tempted to make a run up the hill to check it out for myself. The river flowing through Kennedy Meadows has ice cold water that is sure to provide relief from the heat.

Normally a pretty quiet community, I was surprised to learn that Thursday evening around 11 p.m. or so, a fist fight was observed in front of Ed’s Bar, on the main drag — apparently the heat doesn’t agree with everyone, causing tempers to flare.

Since most area homes here aren’t equipped with air conditioning, keeping cool can be an issue, especially for the elderly or infirmed. You’ll find some helpful tips from Earth Talk on how to keep cool without an air conditioning unit here. Remember to drink lots of water folks.

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Turn Down the Heat!

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Posted by Annie in Twain Harte News on July 16, 2009

Could someone be so kind as to turn down the heat? I don’t know about anyone else but I’ve had enough. Our family moved up here to get away from the sweltering valley heat. The good news is, fortunately is that it won’t last that much longer. Gosh, I sure love living in Twain Harte.

It’s simply too hot to bother cooking. After checking out the contents of the fridge, I gave up and sent the hubby to The Rock for fish and chips — my favorite. It seems recently, due to the heat, we’ve been alternating between ordering food from The Rock and The Pizza Factory. Bob makes the best pizza’s in the entire area. Our families favorite is a pepperoni pizza with extra cheese, sausage on one half, mushrooms and black olives on the other. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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The Heat is On

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Posted by Annie in Twain Harte News on June 29, 2009

This week has been a scorcher here in Twain Harte. The pool has been hopping. A new business appears to have opened at the site where The Mug once stood. I’ll be paying them a visit soon to see what’s available.

Weather.com said it was supposed to be 102° here yesterday but my thermometer said it was 103° yesterday and again today. It’s days like this I wish we had central air but that would be a total waste of money.

Fortunately, here in Twain Harte we only really need air conditioning for two or three weeks out of the entire year. I’m so glad we installed a mister on our deck, it’s held up for three years now and really cools things down on these hot summer days. They have professional quality misters available at OSH in Sonora. Last year that had a wide variety of misting items available at Twain Harte Lumber as well.

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