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Wednesday
Mar212012

Hey Dave...Cut it Out!

Good Afternoon,

Who is Dave? For the last several weeks there has been garbage dumped on Hunt Rd. under the overpass. On three occasions I have stopped and picked it up. I have gone through the trash looking for a name, but finding only Elio's Pizza, KFC, and other such trash along with at least $.25 worth of soda cans (deposit value). I thought I had a break when I came across a National Geographic Magazine, but alas, no name.  Well today may have brought the first big break. A Windsor resident stopped me to let me know that someone had been dumping trash on Hunt Rd. under the overpass. The person had picked up and thrown several bags away. They too had gone through the trash looking for an address. A note was found, no address, but the following cryptic message: " Dave, could you keep the noise down, as per the rental agreement.....Charlie 4B). So, if you know Dave, let him know the jig is up and to stop with the trash dumping.

Congratulations to the Windsor Girls Basketball team for their great run this season. Windsor sport has had a lot to be proud of this year.
Have a happy St. Patrick's Day, for those who are interested About Gladys will be at Harpoon on Saturday for those looking for something to do in town. http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/index.cfm/pid/28549/sb/date/st/asc 

Fifth Annual Community Show
is Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 high school gym
. It is time for the FIFTH annual Community Show! This year we'll be dancing the night away at the Doo Wop Diner to great songs of the 1950s. It should be a lot of fun.
 
Windsor Democrats To Meet
The Windsor Town Democratic Committee will hold its Post-Primary Presidential Town Caucus on Saturday, March 24 at 10AM at the Windsor Welcome Center. All registered Democrats or other interested individuals are welcome to attend this meeting. Anyone with questions is welcome to contact Chairman Bill Ballantyne at (802)2674-5175.

 
Windsor on Air Annual Meeting
Windsor on Air will be holding its year end annual meeting on Thursday, March 29th from 6 to 9 pm at the Welcome Center. All are welcome.
 
Job Posting To Share
Substance Abuse Prevention Town Coordinator - Windsor
The Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership seeks enthusiastic, outgoing individual to join their outreach team. Are you passionate about the health of the community? Do you want to work to improve it? This part time position (15-20 hours / week) includes working with youth and building relationships in the community of Windsor in order to meet the goals of substance abuse prevention and health promotion. Ideal candidate is organized and self-directed with strong written and oral communication skills. Associates degree or higher, basic computer skills, and reliable transportation required.  Knowledge of prevention field helpful but not required. Interested applicants can apply online at www.mtascutneyhospital.orgor contact: Lindsay Harrington  (802) 674-7259   Fax: (802) 674-7155
 
Red Cross Training Available
The Vermont & the New Hampshire Valley American Red Cross has someexciting news about upcoming opportunities for people of your area to learn more about becoming a Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer.  We hope that you will pass along this information to friends, family and colleagues. “Disaster Services:  An Overview” is a wonderful way for someone to take that first step toward helping area communities prevent, prepare for and respond to disaster.  This class is being offered six times across our region in the coming weeks.  At least one of the following three classes is in your area:
 

1.     March 19th in Hartfordfrom 6:00pm to 9:30pm at the Hartford Fire Department, 812 VA Cutoff Road, White River

2.     March 21st in Springfield from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at 201 Union Street, Springfield.

3.     March 21st in Berlinfrom 6:00pm to 9:30pm at Berlin Elementary School, 372 Paine Turnpike North, Berlin.

The devastation of Tropical Storm Irene, record spring flooding and a busy winter fire seasonhave been vivid reminders that disaster can strike close to home.  If you are part of the American Red Cross, you are part of a team that brings help and hope to our neighbors when they are struck by disaster.American Red Cross disaster responses are carried out on a local level by volunteer Disaster Action Teams.  These teams assist those affected by disasters such as fire, flood, winter storms, as well as other natural and man-made disasters.  “Disaster Services:  An Overview” is an instructor-led, basic level course and serves as an introduction to Red Cross disaster services.
While the presentation serves as an introduction to becoming a Red Cross volunteer, and serves as a prerequisite for other Red Cross disaster training, anyone in the community who is interestedin hearing the materials presented in this class is welcome.  The class/presentation is free and there is no commitment upon completion.  To register for the Springfieldclass, contact Nicki Raymond at nraymond@gmcarc.orgor by calling her at 802-254-2377.  For Hartford or Berlin, contact Deb Lee at dlee@vtnhvredcross.orgor by calling 802-773-9159.
 
Windsor Alumni Parade
June 16, 2012.  All are Welcome! The Alumni Association is also seeking Antique, Classic, Special Interest Cars and Trucks to join the parade.  Furthermore, we are hoping a few will invite retired teachers to join them for the parade route.  Please RSVP with Clayton Paronto, Class of 83, 802-674-5761 or by email claytonparonto_1@msn.com. Lineup is at 9:30 am and expect parade to last no more than a couple of hours.

News From The Schools
Today, March 9thSSS hosts a Community Meeting  1:30pm in the Gym
March 23rd– Community Show: A day at the Doo Wop Diner
Walk at lunch- BC/BS is sponsoring a walk at lunch all over VT.  SSS students will walk the track at their recess right before lunch.  This take place on April 25th.
May 2is Walk and Roll to School.  Walking School Buses will leave from neighborhoods to walk and roll to school.  There will be a meeting place at Price Chopper parking lot at 7AM for anyone wanting to walk with a group and be dropped off by parents heading off to work.  Donna Ewald, PE teacher, will meet those interested in walking that day.
May 12thfrom 9AM to 11:30AM is our Annual Bike Safety Fair taking place at the Rec Center.  Free Helmets to all that attend.
April 12 -13 Theater performances: Robin Hood
May 24 -25 Theater performances: Once Upon a Mattress
Contact the schools for more information.  
Volunteers Needed for committee to revisit and revise the school district mission and vision statement:
Dear Windsor Staff, Parents, High School Students, and Community Members: The Windsor School District is looking for volunteers to serve on a district committee to revisit and revise the district mission and vision statements.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please e-mail Tom Christensen, Superintendent of Schools, at tchristensen@wsesu.netor by phone at 802-674-2144, ext. 107 by March 30, 2012.  Please provide your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address when you contact us.
 
Windsor Resource Center
The Windsor Resource Center, located next to the Welcome Center, offers many services to the community. Here are a few you may not know about: 
FREE COMPUTER USE   three computers are available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.   

COPY AND FAX ASSISTANCE  make copies and send FAXes between 8 and 4, Monday to Friday, for a nominal fee. 

JOB CLUB   Every Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m., job hunters can stop in for help with resumes, interview skills, job leads, and advice that will speed you on your way to the perfect job.   

FREE TAX PREPARATION  Experienced tax preparers are onsite on Wednesdays to help with your taxes.  Just call for a free appointment.
 
OFFICE SPACE   If you're a business owner who needs a place with a phone and computer in which to meet clients, we have private, attractive rooms for occasional or full-time rental.  The offices are available 8-4 on weekdays and after hours by special arrangement.  The cost is just $10 an hour. 
 
EVENTSPACE  We have two spacious conference rooms you can rent for conferences, parties, large meetings, or other events.  They’re readily available on weekdays, and at night and on weekends by special arrangement.  The cost is just $10 per hour, or $50 for 8 hours. 

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES  If you or anyone you know is struggling, we can refer you to the right agencies to assist with housing, fuel, counseling, and much more.  
The Windsor Resource Center is located at 1 Railroad Avenue in Windsor, near the old train station.  Their phone is 802.674.2900 please call for further information on the above services.
 
They also welcome your ideas on how we can better serve our area.  Just call or stop in to tell them what you’d like to see offered in the future!
 
Mt. Ascutney Hospital to Host Fund-raising Event
On May 18-20,Mt. Ascutney Hospital is hosting “The Art of Gratefulness Retreat” fundraiser for the Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) Scholarship fund. The CAM fund is available to all patients in the hospital (rehabilitation or acute care units) or the nursing home who would like to receive massage, acupuncture or energy medicine (Reiki or Therapeutic Touch) but cannot afford the cost of treatment.
We have provided more than fifteen residents of the nursing home with regular massage and one resident with acupuncture for pain/spasticity management. We have also been able to provide many patients within the hospital, alternative medicine options that they would have otherwise been unable to afford. Unfortunately, this fund is perilously low. With your participation in this workshop, we can rebuild our fund and keep the scholarship available to those who are in need of financial assistance.For more information about this workshophttp://www.mtascutneyhospital.org/complementary-and-alternative-medicine/ 

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