We have another interior storm window building workshop coming up on Monday, Feb. 2. These attractive inserts are an easy and affordable way to reduce air leakage and outside noise while keeping your home warmer and saving you money. The first two windows per home are free, compliments of the Island Institute. Each additional window will cost approximately $1.50 per square foot. The sign-up deadline is Friday, Jan. 23. Contact Harry Podolsky at [email protected] or 594-9209 x127 for more information.
Attention all high school juniors! You have six days to submit an original poem, essay or short story, not to exceed 1,500 words in length, to the Maine Community College System “A Journey into Writing” contest; submissions must be received by Jan. 28. Up to three winners may be selected, and winning entrants receive $2,500 cash awards and designation as Governor’s Young Writer of the Year. For more information, contest rules, and entry form, go to mccs.me.edu/writing and show them some Swans Island talent.
Brian Krafjack informs us that TIMS winter hours are now in effect and are as follows: weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pizza Friday, every Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Takeout Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Candi Joyce is looking for someone to help out at the library on Fridays from 1-4 p.m. Jeanne Hoyle is willing to take this shift if someone will take her Tuesday shift.
The Historical Society will meet at the Town Office on Monday, Feb. 2, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) will meet at the library on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m., and the meeting is open to the public.
Happy Birthday to Iver Lofving Jr., Per Lofving, Desiree Grubbs, Sarah Joyce, Caleb MacDonald, Tiffany L. Farley, Jill Trask, TammyTripler, and Annette S. Joyce.
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