It is another week with a lot going on. Earlier this week, the town signed a contract with Kingsbury Construction of Waitsfield, VT to begin the dredging and gate repair work on the dam. Kingsbury was awarded the contract as a result of their bid that was just shy of $1million. This is a complicated project with many variables. We expect to see the contractor on site by the end of the month.
At a Development Review Board meeting held earlier this week, the state agreed to leave the prison pond dam intact, much to the relief of many who enjoy the pond and surrounding area. The reversal of the state’s decision is an example of how the public process can work. Videos of such meetings as well as other very interesting Windsor focused content can be found at Windsor on Air. http://woa-tv.org/site
As noted below, the Juniper Hill Inn and Windsor will be featured in a two-part program to be aired on FOX TV. While the show certainly can point out warts, we are hopeful that the community will show well to 5 to 8 million viewers. What do they say, there is no such thing as bad publicity?
If you haven’t been up to G 2’s, the new restaurant at the old Stubb and Laura’s location, please stop by and give them a try. A burger and some of their home made fries enjoyed at one of their outside tables is pretty tasty.
Progress continues on The Redhead Bistro, stay tuned for news.
I expect that by next week we will have big news regarding the return of one of Windsor’s best events….stay tuned!
Finally, we have a lot of new subscribers as a result of the note that went out in the tax bill. If you are new, and you find value in this communication tool, please spread the word!
Hotel Hell Viewing Party
Join your friends, neighbors, press, and the staff of the Juniper Hill Inn on August 13th and 14th for the premier of Gordon Ramsey’s new show, Hotel Hell. A BBQ pre-viewing party beginning at 7pm is offered for $20 and includes dinner and drink. Stay and enjoy the show; even the staff is unaware of the content, so it should be great fun! If you would like to attend please RSVP by email email@example.com. Come see why the inn participated in the program and tour the changes while enjoying our Gordon Ramsay-inspired menu on the terrace (weather permitting).
For a promo video of the show click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qDAUeQiyS4
Events at Cider Hill Garden & Gallery
Gallery space has expanded to accommodate Cider Hill’s first major sculptural exhibition. 14 artists and over 60 works are featured. Cider Hill is open Thursdays through Sundays 10am – 6pm through October 28th.
August 11th & 12th will be Hosta Days at Cider Hill. Each day will feature a talk and tour from 10:30 to 11:30 as well as plant specials and growing tips. For more info: http://www.ciderhillvt.com
Attention Cheese Lovers
Sunday august 12 from 11:45-12:45 Another pioneer in the industry, Vermont Butter and Cheese will be presenting their array of goat's milk cheeses at the Farmers Cupboard. Allison Hooper, who founded the company 25 years ago with Bob Reese, studied cheese making in France - which shines through in their cheese. Harpoon will be matching beers and ales with the cheese-Vive la Windsor!
The event is free and will be held on Sunday from 11:45-12:45. The Farmers Cupboard is located at 71 Artisans Way, next to the Harpoon Brewery. Hope to see you there! Www.vtfarmerscupboard.com
New Recycling Procedures are in place
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 collection 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. If you have unused recycling punch cards, refunds will be issued at the treasurer’s office.
Under this new system, there are just two sorts:
1. Mixed Paper
Junk mail, magazines and newspapers
Egg cartons and Food/cereal boxes
Phone books & Paperbacks
Glass, bottles and jars
Tin, steel and aluminum cans
#1 - #7 plastic bottles
Windsor Farmers Market & More Sundays Noon to 3
Summer vegetables have arrived at the market, vine-ripened tomatoes, cucumbers, and green and yellow squash join corn, lettuces, carrots and beets. Deserts including tarts, pastries, and cheesecakes join artisan breads.
Enjoy lunch at the market with fresh cooked sandwiches and Mediterranean cuisine. Lots of handcrafts including ornament goose eggs by a local artist. Enjoy homemade quiche and farm fresh eggs. Finally, fresh cut flowers and music provided by Members of Old South Church. Stop in and join the fun, Sundays 12 to 3 PM on the State Street Green.
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 – Wednesdays at 6
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
Aug 15 Jason Cann
Aug 22 Carlos Ocasio
Aug 29 L. Dougher/A. McMahon
Windsor in the News
Channel 44 FOX-TV coverage of Juniper Hill Inn and the Hotel Hell event: http://www.fox44abc22yourvoice.com/story/19231785/vermont-hotel-featured-on-gordon-ramsey-show
New Distillery opening in Windsor – Eagle Times: http://www.windsorvt.org/display/ShowJournal?moduleId=14441806&SSScrollPosition=0