According to the 2019 Farmer’s Almanac, the coming winter is expected to bring “arctic air, blustery, bitter winds, sharp drops in temperature and widespread snow showers and squalls.” For seven years, WindowDressers volunteers have made polyolefin-wrapped interior storm windows to keep Waldo County residents warmer, help them save on fuel costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and build community by working together. Once again, community workshops will be held in Searsport (October 16 to 26) and Belfast (November 8 to 21), but the deadlines for ordering new inserts are approaching. Assistance is available for anyone who would find paying full insert costs a challenge. Orders for inserts for the Searsport workshop must be in by September 17 and orders for the Belfast workshop must be in by October 10. To place an order, go to, click on “Order and participate” and fill out the form. You will then be assigned to a workshop based on your town of residence in Waldo County. Those with questions can call Dianne Smith (Searsport) at 322-4443 or Corliss Davis (Belfast) at 930-3562. Damaged inserts can be rewrapped at this year’s workshop. Call Smith or Davis for details.