Window Dressers

Deadlines loom for ordering winter window inserts

Sept. 17 for Searsport workshop; Oct. 10 for Belfast
Sep 10, 2018

The 2019 Farmer’s Almanac announced Aug. 27 that we can expect “arctic air, blustery, bitter winds, sharp drops in temperature and widespread snow showers and squalls” this winter — and time is almost up to order your Window Dressers inserts. Deadlines are Sept. 17 for Searsport-area orders and Oct. 10 for Belfast.

For seven years, Window Dressers 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 (Oct. 16-26) and Belfast (Nov. 8-21), with cutoff dates for ordering new inserts fast-approaching. Prices for inserts in 2019 are expected to rise due to increased materials costs, so now is the time to act. Generous assistance is available for anyone who would find paying our full costs a challenge.

To order, go to, click on “Order and participate” in the upper right-hand corner, and fill out the form. You will be assigned to a workshop based on your town of residence in Waldo County.

Questions? Don’t use the internet? Just call Dianne Smith (Searsport) at 322-4443 or Corliss Davis (Belfast) at 930-3562.

If a cat or child has damaged an insert you bought in the past, it can be rewrapped at this year’s workshop. Please call either Dianne or Corliss for details.


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