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Window Dressers Community Build

Hosted by the Guilford Energy Committee, with help from the Brattleboro Energy Committee

Drafty Windows? High fuel bills? Come to a workshop and help us make low-cost insulating window inserts, custom-built to fit your home’s windows! These low-cost, attractive window inserts function as snug-fitting indoor storm windows to keep out drafts and help you stay more snug and cozy, while using less fuel.

The Guilford and Brattleboro Energy Committees, in conjunction with Window Dressers, a non-profit organization based in Rockport, Maine, will hold our Community Build in Brattleboro over 5 days from October 29th to November 2nd at the Winston Prouty Center. At the build you’ll be taught one of the simple steps in the assembling of the inserts, and working together as a group we are able to keep the insert prices very low, just to cover materials. As a general guideline, plan to come for one 4-hour shift for every 3 inserts you’ve ordered. There are 2 shifts each day with lunch provided for everyone in between. There’s all kinds of tasks for all kinds of volunteers–something for everyone.  

How does it work?

  • The first step is to sign up for inserts at WindowDressers.org.during the month of September and until October 6th at the latest.
  • Once you sign up for as many inserts as you’re interested in, go to Community Builds on the menu and scroll down until you see the Brattleboro build in the Vermont section. Click on SignUp.com to put yourself onto volunteer shifts right then, or we’ll follow up with you to see when you’d like to come.
  • Next, you’ll be contacted by our measuring team, and a pair of local volunteer measurers will visit your home at a mutually agreed upon time to take precision measurements of your windows. The parts for the inserts will be pre-cut to spec at Window Dressers in Maine so they will fit snugly and be easy to install.
  • The inserts will be assembled over the days of our build by our team of volunteers, including you!

Payment is made by check at the time of measuring, (or can be made by card on line if necessary.) There is subsidy available for those who qualify for programs such as LIHEAP and SNAP benefits, so that some of our recipients can receive inserts at no cost, or what they are able to contribute. See FAQs on the website. We also need folks who can volunteer to be part of our build, even if you don’t need any inserts! For more information and to sign up for inserts, go to WindowDressers.org  or call Nancy Detra at 802-779-1006.


We’re warming homes – helping the environment – building community.

COVID-19 Response in Guilford

Keep Yourself Safe and Safely Help Others

If you, or anyone you know, is in need of assistance with or interested in volunteering to help with anything during the COVID-19 pandemic, including food shopping and delivery, running errands, picking up prescriptions, connecting with physical and mental health professionals, or just to talk to a neighbor, please use the contact information below. To better understand your and your neighbors’ needs, there is also an online survey we urge you to fill out. Answers will be kept confidential and read by Guilford Cares: https://tinyurl.com/GuilfordVTsurvey

Leah Gessner, Guilford Cares

(802) 579-1350, guilfordcaresvt@gmail.com

Verandah Porche, Guilford Selectboard

(802) 254-2442, verandahporche@guilfordvt.net

This notice was put together as a collaboration between Guilford Cares, Guilford Town, and the Broad Brook Community Center in an effort to ensure that all citizens of Guilford have the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will withstand these trying times together. THANK YOU. TAKE CARE.

Notice of Public Info Meeting

Wednesday, 6th October 2021 @ 6:30 PM

The legal voters of the Town of Guilford, Vermont, are hereby notified and warned that the Guilford Selectboard will convene a Public Information Meeting on the aforementioned date and time, via Zoom. 

The purpose of this Information Meeting is to discuss money available to the Town of Guilford through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and how it may be available to organizations, businesses, and individuals directly impacted by COVID-19.

Join via the zoom app or zoom.us or dialing the number below. Please use the following meeting ID and passcode.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81500423537?pwd=WWE5bFdkZzd2RUl0eWlra0ZocmFRQT09

Meeting ID: 815 0042 3537

Passcode: 710413

Dial by your location

        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 815 0042 3537

Passcode: 710413

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Peder Rude, Town Administrator

pederrude@guilfordvt.net or 802.254.6857 ext. 105