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Westport Island News and Current Events
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Town of Westport Island Website: www.westportisland.us
*NEWS AND COMMUNITY NOTICES*
Westport Island Human Resources
WINDOW INSULATING UNITS
As we have for a number of years, The Westport Island Human Resources Committee together with a group of dedicated volunteers from the Town will again be helping our residents obtain transparent window insulating units for their homes to significantly lower winter heating costs.
It is estimated that heat losses through a home’s window can be up to 30% of the total. We encourage all residents to consider these ENERGY SAVING devices that are quite easy to build and will easily provide TWICE THE ENERGY SAVINGS of your existing windows, for even the most energy efficient types. These units both added insulation and stop drafts. Over the past years our volunteers helped to make approximately 700 window units for our residents.
The cost of window units is generally between $10 and $15 per window, depending on size. However, we only ask for residents to pay for what they can afford.
Our volunteer work group will be helping to building window units this winter for residents on Saturday mornings at the Westport Fire House. We welcome interested residents to stop by to discuss their needs, learn and to help. However, we also will be taking orders for such units and helping to measure your windows. If you wish to have units for your home please let us know.
Please contact --- Newt Blakesley 882-4753, Bill Hopkins 882-6047, or Dennis Dunbar 882-8143
We are looking for more islanders to participate in our 2014 CSA program. Go to the website www.tarboxfarm.com for more information. We will be attending 2 winter markets which start the first week of November. We will be at the Freight Shed in Bath and at the Fort Andross Building in Brunswick. Both markets are on Saturday from 9-12. We are working on getting our greenhouses cleaned up and seeded with winter greens and other tasty bits.
PICK UP TIMES FOR THE COTTAGE PANTRY:
The Westport Island Cottage Food Pantry, located on the North side next door to the Fire Dept., will be open on the 4th Monday and Tuesday of each month. Monday hours are 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Tuesday hours are 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Please bring bags or boxes for your items. You may shop for yourself or a friend may shop for you. If you are unable to do this, Please contact Linda (882-5464) or Michael (380-5885).
Sign up to shop at the pantry is based on gross income and family size. Stop by the pantry, or contact Michael or Linda to see if you qualify.
COTTAGE PANTRY PICK UP DAYS:
September 23, 24
October 28, 29
November 25, 26
December 16, 17 (early due to Christmas)
9/30/13: LOST BOAT:
We have lost our 8’ white fiberglass pram (blue inside) with the name FREDA painted in black letters on the stern. It was last seen tied to the McCarty Cove Homeowners’ Association dock on the Sheepscot River on 9/19/13. If anyone has heard or seen anything of the boat, please call Dick Tucker at 882-7965. Thanks so much!!
Fire Chief Bob Mooney would like to remind people that the Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for volunteers. Please contact Bob at 460-0367 or 882-5952 if you are interested.
************ WESTPORT ISLAND EVENTS************
PIZZA NIGHT AT THE SQUIRE TARBOX INN - LOOK FOR IT AGAIN IN THE SPRING!!
Monday night Pizza Night in our earthen oven at the Squire Tarbox Inn - thanks to all that ordered, and we will keep you posted when we start up our pizza nights in the spring!
ZUMBA DANCE EXERCISE CLASS WILL START AGAIN IN THE SPRING
TARBOX FARM CSA
for more information visit www.tarboxfarm.com
* All Community Association Events will provide a basket for donations to the Cottage Pantry. Thanks for your contribution!