Town Office news
Nomination papers and job descriptions are available at the Town Office for one three-year Select Board term and one three-year School Board term. These positions are important and require a commitment of time and a sense of responsibility. If you have skills to offer our townspeople, please look into filling one of these jobs. It’s great experience.
Gibbs Library book discussions
A new book discussion group will be launched Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Bryant Room at Gibbs Library. The book under discussion will be "The Japanese Lover," by Isabelle Allende. Allende is a 70-ish Chilean-American National Prize for Literature recipient and 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee. Allende’s story is of a romance affected by changes in political and cultural climates over the partners' lifetimes. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the library, so it’s not necessary to purchase the book. It is, however, required to read the book before speaking out at the book group discussion.
Blueberry Fields dinner
Saturday, Jan. 14, will be the next public dinner at Blueberry Fields B&B. Hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Entreés are prime rib or fresh fish with salad, potatoes au gratin, vegetable, dessert and beverage. The cost is $30, with alcoholic drinks extra. Make reservations with Deb or Cyd at 446-2407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazz Café at Gibbs
Classic songs from America’s golden age of movie and Broadway music. What more could a music lover want? Well, maybe a nice coffeehouse setting. And desserts, coffee and beverages. Well, all this will appear for us at Gibbs Library Saturday evening, Jan. 14, when Washington vocalist Cindy Millar joins up with Spike Hyssong on bass and Dick White on guitar. The trio, Gardenia, performs the music of Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and many other popular composers. A $5 donation is suggested for the evening. This performance promises to be thoroughly pleasing and a great way to benefit the library. Come enjoy this special event and bring friends!
Schedule change at transfer station
The transfer station will be closed this Sunday, Jan. 8, the first day of the new schedule. Starting next week, Tri-County Solid Waste Management Organization will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and closed Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. The hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Everything you want to know about TCSWMO is on our town website. Go to washington.maine.gov/, click on Municipal Government, then Boards and Committees, then find what you want under Tri-County Solid Waste Committee.
Happy New Year, after all
I wish I could say something weighty and insightful to kick off a new year, but 2016 left me pretty much profoundless. Here’s hoping everyone has a good, healthy, contented 2017.