Haunted House at the Windsor Rec. this Friday

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Haunted House at the Windsor Rec. this Friday

Haunted House At The Windsor Rec October 26, 2018 6:00-8:00
•           Haunted House!
•           Spooky Bounce House!
•           Pumpkin Painting!
•           Other fun activities for kids!
 
Check it out…… IF YOU DARE

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Dump Day is Saturday, October 20th 9 to noon

Our next Dump Day is Saturday October 20th 9am to noon. The rules will be basically the same as in the past (Windsor residents only, proof of residency will be required) but as a heads up we will be rejecting commercial loads, and construction loads. If you have done a small remodel project and have a normal pick-up bed of material that’s ok but a big trailer full of debris will be rejected. Please contract with a hauler for your larger projects. We do intend for this to be an ongoing service, but it will be limited to Windsor residents looking to get rid of reasonable amounts of material from cleaning out garages, basements, small projects, etc. The following is a guide to what is accepted.

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5th Annual Autumn Moon Festival is Saturday, October 6th

The 5th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held October 6, 2018 from 4-9pm on Main Street.

There will be food and craft vendors, a kids zone, cirque delight fire dancers, caricature artist, face painting, a magic show, live music by About Gladys, a beer garden featuring Harpoon beer and

new this year, The Discovery Wildlife Center will be presenting an educational program featuring a meet and greet with some special animals, www.weecocenter.com.

Come play in the kids zone, get your face painted or just enjoy some festival foods while listening to great music. We’ll end the night with a fireworks display by Atlas Fireworks!  

The 50/50 raffle and prize tickets are on sale now!

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Household Hazardous Waste Colllection in Windsor Saturday, Sept. 15th

The Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring free events for the collection and safe disposal of household hazardous wastes.  Only residents and businesses from Andover, Athens, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor may participate.  No pre-registration for residents. Businesses must pre-register and will be charged for disposal costs.  The collections will be held on Saturday, September 8 at the Springfield Transfer Station from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 15 at the Goodyear building in Windsor from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Bring in a mercury fever thermometer and receive a new digital fever thermometer. For more information, call 674-9235 or click on www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org for a list of what to bring and what not to bring.
 

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American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show August 18th

The museum will be hosting its 19th Annual Model Engineering Show and Family Maker Space on Saturday, August 18, 2018 when visitors will be treated to a wide variety of exhibits and hands-on maker activities. 

 

Exhibits are held at both the museum and around the corner at the Windsor Rec Center / Admission is $10 adult and $5 students; one ticket good for both venues. Also, free admission for Windsor students accompanied by one parent and free admission for any Junior Machinist Apprentice graduate and one parent if the graduate wears his/her JMA pin. PLEASE NOTE:  Admission to this event is NOT PART of the benefits of APM Membership. 

If you would like to participate in this day long event there is still time to register. Vendors and Exhibitors Register Here

Featured at the Show:

In addition to the great modeler exhibits we will be welcoming some new exciting participants this year as we broaden the scope of the show to include more technology, youth oriented activities and historic presentations. New confirmed participants include:

  • Howard Coffin, author of several books on the Civil War and winner of the esteemed Hathaway Award from the Vermont Historical Society for his book “Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont.” Howard will be presenting a talk on Vermont Sharpshooters in the new Learning Lab of the Museum Lobby.
  • Steve Giroux, a local videographer will demonstrate how he uses drone technology in his work,
  • Along with other state robotic teams our own American Precision Junior Apprentices will give VEX and SPERO robot demonstrations
  • Frank the Welder, aka Frank Wadelton, a legendary figure in American bicycle frame design and manufacturing. He’s worked at Yeti, Spooky, Mongoose, and many others and has a tremendous influence on mountain bike design. CLICK HERE to see a video of his story. 

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Harpoon BBQ Festival this Saturday and Sunday July 28th & 29th

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Saturday: July 28th 11am–7pm Doors close: 5:30pm. Sunday July 29th 11am–5pm Doors close: 3:30pm We're celebrating summer at Harpoon Riverbend Taps & Beer Garden the best way we know how - with beer, friends, live music, and some of the best BBQ! Here's the deal: competitive BBQ teams from all over New England compete to be crowned the Grand Champion which earns one lucky team a ticket to the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue. Read: you get to enjoy some damn good BBQ!  TICKET INFO: Entrance is $15 and includes one beer/soda ticket Friends of Harpoon get $5 off their admission! Cash or Credit Card. The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets not sold in advance.  Food sold separately. All ages welcome. Free admission for kids under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult. Must be 21+ to drink with proper ID
 
Beer University Ever wonder about the science behind brewing and the ingredients we use? Join us at 'Beer University' during the festival where you'll learn about beer from our Head Brewer and Innovation Brewer. Did we mention there will be samples?! Learn more and sign-up day of at Customer Service!
 
A Note About Pets Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed at all times. Harpoon reserves the right at any time to ask that a dog and its owner leave the event if the dog is not leashed, cleaned up after, or is misbehaving in our opinion. No refunds will be issued if a dog owner and dog are expelled.

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Should Mt. Ascutney's Name be changed to Kaskadenak?

Late last week the Town received a notice from the Vermont Board of Libraries that they would be considering, at their July 17th meeting,  a petitioned request to change the name of Mt. Ascutney to Kaskadenak. (who knew the Board of Libraries handled such things?) The Selectboards of Windsor, West Windsor and Ascutney will all be discussing the matter at their next respective meetings. For Windsor that is this Tuesday.  If you would like to know more about the topic and express your opinion, you can find the information we received on the Town website here. You can take a once question survey on the topic here

This is an article written several years ago on the issue link

 

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