This week the efforts of the Downtown Program which have been in the planning stages for several months were kicked into high gear. From clearing the brush around the “Windsor” sign by the corporate park to giving the old Richard’s gas station a face lift (still in progress) Public works, corrections work crews, and volunteer crews have been focusing on trimming back some of the overgrowth that gives a sense of neglect to some parts of town. In the weeks ahead, we will continue to cut and weed-wack, and begin spreading mulch, installing plantings etc. Helping hands are always welcome. If you would like to help, please contact Bob Haight firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be put on the volunteer list.
Other ways to help include picking up that piece of trash when you walk by, getting the weeds that are growing in the curbing and sidewalks (pick a spot an pull a few!) or send a donation in any amount to the Windsor Downtown Program. The funds will be used to buy supplies for the beautification projects, such as paint, mulch, trash bags, etc. Make checks payable to the Windsor Downtown Program, 29 Union St. Windsor, VT 05089.
Windsor Farmers Market & More Sundays Noon to 3
Summer Celebration 2012 Sunday July 15 from 12:00 to 3:00 at Windsor Farmers Marker on the State Street Green. Enjoy Larry Dougher playing some Blues. Free organic farm fresh Hamburgers on the grill, while they last! Free Bouncy House by Windsor Recreation. New Items appearing at the market: Corn, start of local and so sweet corn, Blueberries fresh local blueberries made their appearance last week with more expected this week. Great items: Artisan Breads, Buttermilk Donuts, Farm Fresh Eggs, Cut Flowers, Crafts, and a whole lot more. Hope to see you there.
EBT and Debit cards accepted. Participating in 3SquaresVT, Harvest Health, and Farm to Family.
Harvest Health Coupons are here! Use your EBT card at the manager’s booth and receive up to $10.00 worth of Harvest Health Coupons to spend at the Market! Remember, your EBT benefits can be used to purchase plants that grow food.
Concerts on the Common – Wednesday's at 6
This concert is an undiscovered gem in Windsor. Great talent, free on the Green, every Wednesday evening at 6pm. The schedule found below can also be found on the Town website in the Park & Rec. flyer. http://www.windsorvt.org/recreation-department
July 18 About Gladys
July 25 East Bay Jazz Ensemble
Aug 1 Dan and Roy
Aug 8 River Road Blues Band
Aug 15 Jason Cann
Aug 22 Carlos Ocasio
Aug 29 L. Dougher/A. McMahon
American Precision Museum News
Behind the Scenes tour Sunday, July 22 Would you like to learn more about all the museum’s artifacts that are not on exhibit and see the collections storage area? Then Behind the Scenes, Tours are for you! Space is limited to 12 at a time, so please call ahead or reserve online. The storage area is not handicapped-accessible and there is a $5.00 fee.
Free admission every Sunday Contact: (802) 674-5781 email@example.com
New Recycling Procedures
Effective Saturday, August 4th: Recycling is expanding in Windsor. All recycling drop offs will take place at WinCycle located at the former Goodyear building, 28 River St. Windsor residents will be able to recycle all plastic containers, glass, aluminum, steel and paper goods at no charge. Scrap metal will also be accepted. Other items collected for recycling will include appliances and Freon containing devices. A handling charge will be assessed for certain items. Special collection events will be held for items such as tires and furniture. Household trash will continue to be offered to residents at the new drop off area. To begin, the drop off area will be open on Saturdays. In the near future, WinCycle will expand its collection hours. If you have any questions, please contact WinCycle at 674-6320 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Windsor in the News
Downtown Program Committee helps clean up on Main St. https://claremonteagletimes.our-hometown.com/news/2012-07-13/Local_News/Windsor_spruces_up_village_for_upcoming_events.html
Ascutney Mountain Run
Sunday July 22nd 9am Run 3.7 miles – ascend 2,300 ft….all up hill! This is a USATF-NE sanctioned event. For more information, please visit: www.club.penguincycles.com/AscutneyRun.html
News from the Schools
A summer breakfast and lunch program will be offered to students 18 years or younger from June 18, 2012 – August 13, 2012 at Windsor High School. The program is open to all children 18 years or younger living in Windsor County. Windsor High School Cafeteria June 18, 2012 – August 13, 2012, Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 AM Lunch – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Supervising adults, parents and guardians, students older than 18 prices: Breakfast: $1.95
Lunch: $2.95 ****Use high school entrance****
Note from the Windsor Merchants
Sugarbush Florist will be closed from July 15th through July 24th.