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Nancy Decker asked me to pass along her thanks to everyone who turned up for the volunteer work day at the Heritage House on June 4: Hokey McKinley, Marvin Werner, Gordon Decker, Jack Buttimer, Dee Carroll, Lois Schmidt and Betty Band. She especially wanted to thank Shami McCormick, who stopped by to help even though she was in the middle of cleaning up after the Depot Rummage Sale!

Nancy also asked me to let readers know that Heritage House committee members will be selling raffle tickets from June 10 to June 20 to benefit the Heritage House. The tickets cost $20, and only 200 of them will be sold. Each week for 10 weeks over the summer a ticket will be drawn, with the winner getting $50. On Aug. 29 all the names go back into the pot for a big bonus drawing of three $75 winners and a grand prize winner of $250. Every week I'll tell you about that week's winner, and I'll also cover the bonus prize winners on Aug. 29.

Heritage House committee members will be out around town selling tickets, which are also available at the Barber Homestead Campground and RV Park. For more information, or to reserve a ticket, call Nancy Decker at 962-4805.

On June 15, at 7:30 p.m., the Wadhams Free Library will offer a talk entitled "Google and Beyond: How to Find What You're Looking for on the Internet" by WCS alumna Sara Kelley-Mudie, who since graduating in 1997 has gone on to a successful career in library sciences. She will share valuable tips on how to expand your search results beyond the first few hits, and how to get the most out of your online searches. The talk is free, and your questions will be welcome.

On July 19, Westport voters will decide on a revised plan for the proposed municipal building, which would combine facilities for the fire department, town shed, school bus garage, and town offices in one cost-saving structure. A year ago, an earlier version was defeated by just seven votes. I'll be writing about this in future columns.

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