Hear ye, Year Ye!

A Special Town Meeting will take place Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Washington Fire House at 7 p.m.

This meeting is for voters to consider a town appropriation of funds to initiate steps toward improving internet access in our community. The process of actually securing all the components for high speed internet for all of us is lengthy, with multiple steps or stages.

The Aug. 4 meeting is for voters to deliberate a town appropriation of $12,500 to fund creation of a contract with Axiom Technologies to position us to pursue improved internet access in our community.

At the meeting, we’ll hear the particulars and get it all clear. I encourage everyone to come find out about this process from the BroadBand Committee and Select Board since worry about conveying the process adequately. One thing I do know is that a good, fast internet system will be beneficial to all of us for personal use, business transactions, students’ activities, interactions with medical offices and more.

For us personally, the last couple of years made us aware and alert to online services we never even thought of before and which have proved helpful in so many ways. Come to the special meeting at the Fire Station Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. and find out what it’s all about.

Artist’s reception

At last able to get back to something like normal, Gibbs Library is welcoming artist Kay Sullivan of Palermo to a reception tomorrow (Friday) evening, July 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Sullivan’s exhibit will be up until Sept. 1.

Kay Sullivan is a Maine-based artist who works mainly in pastels and water colors to portray her favorite theme: nature’s beauty. Her work has been shown in numerous Maine galleries and is held in many private collections. Her studio is just a few miles away on Route 3.

Enjoy this lovely exhibit and visit with Kay Sullivan at Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, for the most welcome re-opening of Gibbs Art displays.

Town yard sale

This Saturday, July 31, is the first Town Yard Sale. This event is taking the place this year of the Community Auction which has been a successful fund-raiser for Washington non-profit groups for several years past.

Each organization will sell its own items at their own locations around town. Maps and information are available at central locations. The hours of the yard sales are between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. giving everyone ample time to make a stop at each one. Each organization chips in to pay overall costs and gets to keep the proceeds from their own items.

Besides great stuff, there will be raffles for a gas card, lobsters and a hand-braided rug. Among the participating organizations are Washington Historical Society, the Ladies’ Guild, Evening Star Grange, Minnie Weaver Scholarship, Gibbs Library and the Village Church.

If you get your “passport” to the venues stamped and turn them in at Washington General after the sale, you’ll be eligible in the drawing for a $20 gift certificate. It’s all good. There’s no reason whatsoever not to peruse these sale sites and find a treasure just meant for you and saying “hi” to everyone.

See you there!