ISLAND CITY — British novelist John Galsworthy, who won the 1932 Nobel Prize for literature, once wrote, “If you do not think about the future you cannot have one.”

Galsworthy’s words were not meant for those putting on a “Be Prepared for the Future” program on Saturday, April 29, in Island City, but they resonate just the same. The focus of the free event will be on preparing for future emergencies with the aid of strategies, including proper long-term food storage.

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