snowshoveler_webMELROSE — The following young people have offered their snow shoveling services to those who need help this winter:

• The Hanlon brothers are willing to shovel in the Melrose Highlands. Contact number is 781-662-5952.

• Eric Pimentel lives near the Melrose Public Library and prefers to shovel in the neighborhoods on his side of Main Street within about 15 minutes of his home. He is available after school, on weekends and during vacation week. Parent contact to field calls 617-957-0096.

• Alex Teodorescu is available to shovel in the Horace Mann and Melrose Highlands neighborhoods. Contact him at 781-609-8151.

• Adam Bayoussef can shovel in the Lincoln Elementary School area. Contact him at 781-521-6579.

• 16 year old Collin Casey can shovel in the Hoover School-Melrose Commons area. His phone number is 339-927-6162.

There’s no doubt winter has arrived. With a bang.

If you want your son or daughter to be added to our list of snow shovelers, send an e-mail to the Weekly News at On the subject line write “snow shoveling.” Include a daytime phone number where you can be contacted and the neighborhood where your children are willing to work.

The paper will list your children’s names, contact information and areas they can shovel. A couple of weeks ago, a resident called asking if we the list ready; sadly, we did not.

The paper provides this service, which is most often used by senior citizens or those unable to dig themselves out for one reason or another. One thing we will not do is help anyone determine how much a shoveler should be paid. That’s between the shoveler and the customer.

Snow shoveling for money used to be a way many youths spent the aftermath of a winter’s storm. It provides exercise and generates some cash.

Let’s see if we can resurrect a fading winter tradition.