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2017 Town Meeting Voting Results

432 votes cast or only 25% of the total votes cast this past November (1,719).

Articles 1 through 7 passed unanimously by voice vote at Town Meeting on Monday evening. All Articles on the ballot today passed. The average margin was 70% to 75%. The Town budget passed by the margin of 299 to 129, the school budget passed by a margin of 323 to 100. All those running for office on the ballot today were uncontested. see the copies of the ballot here for exact totals. Thanks to all who worked the polls!

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Town Meeting Information

The 2017 Town Meeting will take place on Monday, March 6th at 7 p.m. at the Lois White Auditorium, Windsor High School. Articles 1 through 6 will be acted on that evening. Articles 7 -22 will be voted by Australian ballot on Tuesday, March 7th at the Windsor Municipal Building. Polls open at 9 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Click here for the Town Meeting Warning as well as supporting municipal budget documents

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Weatherization Program Coming to Windsor

Improve Your Energy Efficiency

A program that has the potential to save a lot of cash for many Windsor homeowners will be ramping up in the weeks ahead. Weatherize Your Homeis a campaign that will help with the process of getting an energy assessment for your home and provide a list of pre-vetted contractors that can help make your home more efficient. A kick off meeting for residents of Windsor, Cavendish, Reading and Weathersfield will be held on Saturday, January 28th from 10 – 11:30am at the Weathersfield School. For additional information check out this link .

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Fiscal 2018 Municipal Budget Survey Results

This link provides the complete set of responses to the FY 2018 town budget survey.  We had 232 responses which is the most ever. Last year we had 175 two years ago 217.  The survey was available for about 5 weeks starting on Election Day ( 50 hard copy responses were collected at the poll and entered into the electronic version).  This is not meant to be scientific, it is just one more tool in the budget process.  The program does prevent more than one response to be entered from a computer, but one person could use multiple devises to respond multiple times. While it was asked that only Windsor residents respond there is no way of knowing if out of towners filled out surveys.  

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This Week in Windsor 10.21.16

Last week my wife Kathy and I were fortunate to be able to participate in a very interesting event, King Arthur Flour’s “Bake For Good”. King Arthur, working with the Cheese Board offered a baking class at Artisan’s Park with many of the park employees attending. We all learned a simple bread recipe as well as some useful baking tips. After the class we were sent on our way with all the things necessary to bake two loaves of bread. Over the weekend we did the baking and the results were donated to the Windsor food shelf….38 loaves in all!

 

 

Road Construction

Important! County Rd. is closed to through traffic but should be open this afternoon, weather dependent. This is the first phase of a two phase project related to the replacement of two culverts, located about 30 feet below the road, that failed in the July 2013 storm.  County Rd. residents will be able to access their homes but through traffic between Windsor and Hartland will not be possible. The second culvert is expected to be replaced during the second week of November and will require a road closure of 4 to 5 days.

 

Estey Ln Update: Road work is scheduled to start on Estey Ln. on Monday as well. Estey Ln. will be closed to traffic from about 8 am to 4pm. through November 4th.

 

The Windsor Fire Department is looking for part time and paid on-call firefighters, EMT’s, and A-EMT’s.  Hours are flexible up to 24 hours a week.  EMS certifications from Vermont and New Hampshire are recommended upon application and required prior to first day of employment.  If interested please contact Chief Kevin McAllister or Malisa Williams at 802-674-9043.

Attention hunters: The Windsor Fire Department is serving as a state sponsored Big Game Reporting Station. We will weigh in and complete all necessary paperwork that needs to be submitted to the state for hunters. This includes deer, bear and turkey. We can complete paperwork for moose, just not weigh them. We will offer these services between 7am and 9pm daily.

 

Windsor Events

American Precision Museum’s Annual Model Engineering Show
17th Annual Model Engineering Show and Maker Space Saturday, October 22 - 9:00 am - 4 pm
2 Locations - Windsor Recreation Center and the museum link

The museum will host its 17th Annual Model Engineering Show and Maker Space on Saturday, October 22. If you plan to attend you can look forward to: Some of New England’s best model engineers displaying and demonstrating their finely-crafted miniature machines.  Our NEW Family Maker Space with a variety of hands-on projects and demos. * School Robotics teams showing off their robots and kids building Lego robotics.  Special demonstrations of old and new technologies from lathes to 3D Printing.

Exhibits at both APM and around the corner at the Windsor Rec Center / Admission--$10 adult & $5 students; one ticket good for both venues.  Please call us at 802-674-5781 for more details.

 



Pastel Workshop with Cindy Griffith

Registration is open for her October 22nd and 29th classes. Cindy's kind and gentle teaching style immediately puts even the nervous beginner at ease. If you have never taken an art class, but have always wanted to, this is the class for you. If it has been a while and you need a refresher, this is the class for you too. If you paint in other mediums and would like to learn more about the Pastel medium, you'll want to take this class. Cindy Griffith is an accomplished artist with numerous honors and awards. She is the current president of the Vermont Pastel Society and a member of the American Pastel Society. In addition to obtaining a B.A. Magna Cum Laude at Johnson State College she has gained entry into more than a dozen juried exhibits and her work has been shown in many solo exhibits as well as group and partnered exhibits. Please register at: Arabella Gallery & Gifts 65 Main St

 

ALL THE SEASONS art show will open on October 23rd with a reception from 2:00 – 5:00pm. Autumn is in the air and it is the perfect time to visit Cider Hill Art Gallery.  Feather your nest for winter with prints and original paintings by Gary Milek.  His art will speak to you of the nature and beauty that surrounds us year round. The show will run from October 23 - November 20, but don’t feel you have to wait until then to view Gary’s stunning landscape paintings.  The gallery is open Friday thru Sunday, 10am-5pm or by appointment. We look forward to welcoming you! Cider Hill Art Gallery is located at 1747 Hunt Road, Windsor, VT.  Phone:  802-674-6825.   Or check out the website at www.garymilek.com

 

Music this Weekend
Friday
Jazz Friday at SILO 5:30-7:30 with Peter Concilio and Bob Merrill

Rumblecat at Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom - 9:30pm

Americana's Most Wanted at Skunk Hollow Tavern at Hartland Four Corners - 8pm

 
Saturday
Binger at Windsor Station Restaurant in Windsor, VT- 9:30pm to midnight

 

Sunday

Music and Marys - Grayson and Tad Davis. Country Pop Folk and Acoustic Rock.  Grayson's first single just hit number one on the country charts, he is doing a little brief tour around the Upper Valley area.

 

Music! For Windsor area entertainment information:
Windsor Station: http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Harpoon: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Skunk Hollow: http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx 
Want to know more about area music click on this link for a newsletter from Dave Clark and Yellow House Media that covers music in the Upper Valley http://www.yellowhousemedia.com

Upcoming Events
Joe Citro presents “Vermont—Tops in Terror”.  Held at the Windsor Diner on Monday, October 24th at 7:00pm.  Joseph A. Citro, Vermont's Curator of the Curious, will reveal some of his picks for the strangest things ever to happen in the Green Mountains State. He will also discuss his experience collecting the state's most offbeat tales, read selections from his work, and introduce his newest book, The Vermont Ghost Experience. Discussion with Questions and Answers to follow.  Please note this program will be held at the Windsor Diner and space is limited.  Please call the library at 674-2556 to reserve your space.

Windsor Wine & Spirits Holiday Wine Tasting

Please plan on attending our fall wine tasting Friday, October 28th from 4pm to 6pm here at the store. We will be pouring six delicious wines that are perfect for your holiday meals. This is your chance to sample some big reds and succulent whites. Hope to see you here.

 

Haunted House at the Windsor Rec Center.

Friday, Oct 28th 6 – 8 pm Come to the Rec Center for some bone chilling excitement to celebrate Halloween. Paint pumpkins while you meet the creatures that wander the Rec. at night!

 

Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt

Friday, Oct. 28th 6 to 7:30 at The Climb Fitness Center at Mt. Ascutney Come dressed in costume and head out on a trick-or-treat treasure hunt at Ascutney Trails. Lots of tasty treats will be found along the way on this spooky adventure! Registration begins at 5:45 $8 (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult)

 

4th Annual Snow Ball
The 4th Annual Snow Ball at the new Windsor Mansion Inn. Saturday November 12th 7-11 pm. Featuring Frydaddy, tours of the inn, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, food, and cash bar. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Windsor Public Library or the Windsor Mansion Inn for $20, at the door the night of $25.This is a benefit for the Windsor Public Library and the Wild Women of Windsor.

 

Windsor Rotary Presents the Harlem Ambassadors vs. Windsor Diplomats!
Thursday, November 17th at WHS TICKETS ON LINE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2627896
The Harlem Ambassadors show is affordable, quality family entertainment and is fun for audiences of all ages, from kids to kids-at-heart. In addition to the hilarious comedy and slam dunks, audience members, especially children, have the opportunity to participate in interactive games between the quarters and during half-time. Everyone can meet the Ambassadors after the game and get autographs from all of the players during the complimentary autograph session.

Advance tickets are on sale now and selling fast! Students & Seniors:$7 Adults $10.00 - get your tickets TODAY! Buy tickets on line or from Rotary members and local businesses. All profits from the event benefit the Windsor community through the Windsor Rotary Club.

 

3Rd Annual Brownsville 5K Turkey Trot

Join us for a canine friendly 5K run/walk on Thanksgiving Day. Start time 7:45am at The Climb Fitness Center. Pre-registration $10, same day $12 Questions contact team@theclimbfitness.com


Locals Night at the Maple Kitchen
Please join us Monday nights at The Maple Kitchen to enjoy the music of Rich Thomas and Kyle Morin of About Gladys while you dine on delicious cuisine. Don’t forget, it’s locals night! Receive a 10% discount off all food when you show your local ID.

What’s Happening at the Library
Windsor Public Library, 43 State Street, 802-674-2556 Check out our brand new website at www.windsorlibrary.org
 

 NEW SPECIAL EVENT!

Staged reading of "It Can't Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis.  Thursday, October 27th at 7:00pm, Damon Hall, Hartland.  This dramatic reading is a joint effort of the Windsor Public Library and Hartland Public Library.  Join us for this informal reading of a modern adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' 1936 play that imagines the rise of fascism in America.  Free and open to the public.


Build IT: Catapults  Saturday, October 22nd 10:00am.  Make a catapult using craft sticks, pencils, rubber bands, duct tape and paper cups! Ages 8 and up.  Kids under 7 may come with an adult. Please sign up by calling the library at 674-2556.

Joe Citro presents “Vermont—Tops in Terror”.  Held at the Windsor Diner on Monday, October 24th at 7:00pm.  Joseph A. Citro, Vermont's Curator of the Curious, will reveal some of his picks for the strangest things ever to happen in the Green Mountains State. He will also discuss his experience collecting the state's most offbeat tales, read selections from his work, and introduce his newest book, The Vermont Ghost Experience. Discussion with Questions and Answers to follow.  Please note this program will be held at the Windsor Diner and space is limited.  Please call the library at 674-2556 to reserve your space.

Good Medicine Conversations:  Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00pm:  The Meat Option:  To eat or not to eat?  How much & where from?  What kind?  Healthy alternatives to meat eating, healthy ways to eat meat from different animals.  Fish, poultry, game.  Beans, tofu, eggs.  You decide.

Book Discussion Groups
Please contact the library to receive a copy of any of the books listed for discussion.
Politics and Food Discussion, Tuesday, December 13th, 6:00pm:  Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.
Adult Book Discussion, This discussion has been postponed until Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00pm:  Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Knitting group:  Next meeting is Monday October 24th at 6:30pm.  This group is for all levels and meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Also a change under Knitting Group:  There will be no knitting group on Monday October 10th as the library will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday. 
 
Genealogy Group, Monday, November 7th at 7:00pm:  Generally held the first Monday of each month.  Work to discover your roots with genealogist Pamm Trask!

And don't forget our Preschool Storytime for kids ages 5 and under every Wednesday at 10:30am and our After-School Program for elementary school aged children on Wednesdays at 2:45pm!

 

 


News From The Schools

 

 

Windsor Schools' 6th Graders use new 3D Technology

Sixth grade students explore body systems, organs, tissues and cells as they research for their final Life Science Assessment. This is done using our new zSpace Virtual Reality Technology. See www.zspace.com  for more.

 

Windsor Takes Spelling Bee!

Congratulations to our 7-8 Spelling Team who won this year's local spelling bee! Members of the spelling team are Trace Peterman, Lily Dougherty, Molly Wilson, Jacob Burkland, and 7-8 Spelling Bee Coach Chris Lord. The team will advance to the Regionals. 

Windsor 94
Weathersfield 66
Hartland 66

Congratulations to the Windsor 5/6 spelling team on earning second place at the district bee today. We went back and forth with Albert Bridge for the lead, but they won first place. It ended with: Albert Bridge School-82, Windsor School-74, Hartland Elementary School-64, and Weathersfield School-48. All schools did very well in the short time we had to study. Thank you to Gwen Ambrose, Taylor Merrill, Sydney Perry, Lisa Todd, Madison Williams, and Lucian Vigneault for all their hard work and for representing our school. Lisa Todd, our spelling team veteran, had a perfect score!

 

October Student of the Month

The Student of the Month for October 2016 is Brianna Diggs, a member of the Class of 2018! She is well known for her kindness and concern for others as well as maintaining a positive attitude and outlook. Brianna is the epitome of an involved student here at Windsor Schools and in the community. She has been very active in VT Kids Against Tobacco, attending a summit in Orlando, Florida, this summer, learning how she can become a more effective anti-tobacco activist in her own community. Brianna has also been a member of the 3-D Printing Team, which earned first place 2 years running in the VT state competition. Last year, Brianna participated in the newly formed Flag Corp, marching in community parades and school functions. She has completed the DARE to CARE Program sponsored by Mt. Ascutney Hospital, completing over 20 hours of training while learning about careers in healthcare. Currently, Brianna is on our newly formed YATST (Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together) team as a student representative. Congratulations, Brianna – keep up the good work!


Windsor Coffee House

The Windsor Music Department sponsored the first Coffee House of the season Oct. 6th in the music room. Twelve students and three teachers presented a variety of music, while friends and family enjoyed their talents, along with refreshments. The next Coffee House will be November 17 at 6:30 - mark your calendar!

 

Community News

Community Food Shelf

The Windsor Community Food Shelf at Trinity is gearing up for the Thanksgiving holiday! They have prepared tote bags (with simple shopping lists attached) for members of the community to adopt and fill for those in need this season. Items include pie mix, stuffing, and canned veggies. The Food Shelf will supply a turkey and other fresh produce to accompany each bag filled.

 

If you're interested in filling a bag, please stop by People's United Bank on Main Street. We request bags back by November 13th. If you're looking to sign up to receive one of these baskets, the deadline is November 1, and done in person at the Food Shelf (Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm, Wednesday 10:30-Noon).

 

As always, thanks for your support!

 

Raffle to benefit WISE

Arabella gallery artists have donated original paintings, prints, handmade paper and jewelry to be raffled off to benefit WISE. 100% of all money from ticket sales goes directly to WISE. Tickets are available for purchase at Arabella Gallery and online at http://www.arabellagallery.com Ticket price is $5.00 each or 5/$20.00. You choose which pieces you try and win by placing your tickets in the corresponding jar. Drawing will be held on November 26th. Please help us help WISE as they provide support, advocacy and prevention in the areas of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking.

 

Flu season is upon us! Receive a recommended* Flu vaccination at one of our two convenient locations. No pre-registration required.

Mt. Ascutney Physicians Practice (adults and children) 289 County Road, Windsor VT, (802) 674-7300

Wednesday, October 26    5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, November 12     9:00am - 12:00pm

 

*The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and VT Health Department recommend everyone aged 6 months and older get a flu shot. Children (17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult.

 
Windsor PD offers finger print services
Did you know that the Windsor Police Department conducts fingerprinting for State licenses, Education Employment or similar scenarios? Contact Our Administrative Assistant between 9am-2pm Monday –
Friday 802-674-9042

Additional information sources for Windsor news:
Windsor FD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Fire-Department/145812745501495?fref=nf
Windsor PD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WindsorVermontPoliceDepartment
Windsor Recreation Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Recreation-Center/127897430613969
Paradise Park Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/paradise.park.71?fref=ts

Windsor on Air
Windsor on Air is a great resource for community news. View WOA-TV on Comcast Channel 8 or
On-Line: http://woa-tv.org/site, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-On-Air/304381210782.

Blake Hill Preserves Ribbon Cutting link

National Guard Armory discussion: legal & zoning link
Auto Enthusiasts at the American Precision Museum link

Lucy Mackenzie September Adoptables link            
Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Workers of WW1 link
Around Windsor Episode #22: Etta Fraiser & “Going the Distance” link
Legacy of Asher Benjamin: link  

 

 

 

 
Community Services and Support  

Community Meal in Windsor:
A community meal is held every Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 6 pm.  America Legion Hall, 4 Court St. Bring a friend. Free. Sponsored by Windsor churches and community groups. 802-674-2157.The meals will run through the end of June 2017.
 
Upcoming Community Meal Schedule for seniors 60+
Reservations required – call VIA @ 802-674-5971 (seniors may bring guests of all ages)
  
Wednesday, Oct. 26      @ 12:00 noon – location: WINDSOR -  Mt. Ascutney Hospital-Board Room:
Menu:  shepards pie, salad, dessert(suggested donation $3.00)  
(coordinated by: Volunteers In Action (VIA), sponsored by: Senior Solutions)
 
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VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION OFFERS SERVICES FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS:  Transportation, friendly visits, small chores, walking companions, telephone contact, shopping assistance.
IF YOU KNOW anyone needing assistance, please have them call us.  (areas of service: Windsor, W.Windsor, Hartland, Weathersfield, Reading, Cornish & Plainfield). 
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – are you able to drive a senior to a medical appointment, hairdresser, bank or be willing to take a neighbor along with you when you do your grocery shopping or deliver Meals On Wheels?  We need volunteers to help our elders remain healthy and independent. We will work within your schedule – if once a month fits your schedule, just let us know. CALL: 802-674-5971

Windsor in the News
American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show link

5 Never Dull Eateries around Windsor link

Act46 update link

Blake Hill Preserves link

Windsor Station link

ACT 46 link
Mac & Cheese Fest link
Sculpturefest opens featuring local artists including Windsor’s Herb Ferris Link
Windsor Armory link
Windsor Inn Reopens link
Windsor PD arrest credit card scammers link

 

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American Precision Museum 17th Annual Model Engineering Show & Maker Space

The American Precision Museum will host its 17th Annual Model Engineering Show and Maker Space on Saturday, October 22. . The show features some of New England’s best model engineers displaying and demonstrating their finely-crafted miniature machines. For more information please clickhttp://www.americanprecision.org/2012-01-18-16-22-51/model-engineering-show

* Our NEW Family Maker Space with a variety of hands-on projects and demos.

* School Robotics teams showing off their robots and kids building Lego robotics.

* Special demonstrations of old and new technologies from lathes to 3D Printing.

* Exhibits at both APM and around the corner at the Windsor Rec Center / Admission--$10 adult & $5 students; one ticket good for both venues.  Please call us at 802-674-5781 for more details.

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This Week in Windsor 10.14.16

What’s going on at the pond?? I am getting that question a lot these days. While we are preparing a bid for additional work to the dam (stabilizing the stone buttress) the low water level is not related to any Town work, rather it is related to Mother Nature’s handiwork. First, as we all know we haven’t had much rain this summer and there wasn’t much snow last winter so the water table is down. Second, beavers have been busily at work building a pretty big dam of their own upstream of the main pond. As a result, what little water that is flowing through Mill Brook is not making it into the pond. Third, the dam does weep so there is always some amount of water leaving the pond.

 

Attention hunters: The Windsor Fire Department is serving as a state sponsored Big Game Reporting Station. We will weigh in and complete all necessary paperwork that needs to be submitted to the state for hunters. This includes deer, bear and turkey. We can complete paperwork for moose, just not weigh them. We will offer these services between 7am and 9pm daily.

Road Construction

Important! County Rd. is scheduled to be closed to through traffic between Wednesday October 19th and Friday October 21st . Construction will take place just north of Juniper Hill Rd. This is the first phase of a two phase project related to the replacement of two culverts, located about 30 feet below the road, that failed in the July 2013 storm.  County Rd. residents will be able to access their homes but through traffic between Windsor and Hartland will not be possible. The second culvert is expected to be replaced during the second week of November and will require a road closure of 4 to 5 days.

Paving on County Rd. is scheduled to continue on Monday. The travel lanes are complete, shoulder and driveway work remains. Road work is scheduled to start on Estey Ln. on Monday as well. Estey Ln. will be closed to traffic from about 8:30 am to 4pm. for 3 to 4 days.

 The Windsor Fire Department is looking for part time and paid on-call firefighters, EMT’s, and A-EMT’s.  Hours are flexible up to 24 hours a week.  EMS certifications from Vermont and New Hampshire are recommended upon application and required prior to first day of employment.  If interested please contact Chief Kevin McAllister or Malisa Williams at 802-674-9043.

 

We have vacancies on the Paradise Park Commission and the Planning Commission. If you are interested is serving please contact my office at tmarsh@windsorvt.org

Windsor Events

American Precision Museum’s Annual Model Engineering Show
17th Annual Model Engineering Show and Maker Space Saturday, October 22 - 9:00 am - 4 pm
2 Locations - Windsor Recreation Center and the museum link

The museum will host its 17th Annual Model Engineering Show and Maker Space on Saturday, October 22. If you plan to attend you can look forward to: Some of New England’s best model engineers displaying and demonstrating their finely-crafted miniature machines.  Our NEW Family Maker Space with a variety of hands-on projects and demos. * School Robotics teams showing off their robots and kids building Lego robotics.  Special demonstrations of old and new technologies from lathes to 3D Printing.

Exhibits at both APM and around the corner at the Windsor Rec Center / Admission--$10 adult & $5 students; one ticket good for both venues.  Please call us at 802-674-5781 for more details.

   

Annual Turkey Supper

Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church will be hosting it's Annual Turkey Supper on Saturday October 15 from 5 - 6:30pm. All are invited for a wonderful meal and chance to renew old friendships. $10 per person, $5 under 12.

 

The Windsor Farmers Market 
Stop by Saturday between 11am-2pm on the Common 

2 more summer markets to go! The Windsor Farmers' Summer Market has 2 more markets then we take a short break before our winter market begins. Join us this Saturday on the State Street Green 11am-2pm for great live music from Barry Hayes! Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather, changing leaves and all the tasty treats, fresh veggies and great crafts.

Backwoods Grove - Gourds, cucumbers (cc), pumpkins (cc) and catnip.

Brookhaven - Dilly beans, pickles, pickled beats, gourds,  pumpkins (cc), upcycled journals, hand forged fireplace poker.

Contented Butterfly Farm - eggs (chicken and duck), leeks (cc), garlic (cc), zucchini (cc), radishes (cc), mint jelly, and USDA inspected lamb meat.
Max & Ozzie's: 100% cotton napkins, kitchen towels and more. Freshly baked bread. Summer Sale continues! Tote bags, crocheted hats and scarves, purses, and more - all on sale!
Nada's Notes- Photo cards featuring local scenes and freshly made popcorn!

Split Rock Farm- Grass fed beef, pickles, relishes, jams, salsa, tomatoes (cc) and more!

Reminder! SNAP and 3SquaresVT Program Participants- Crop Cash is available during our summer market season. Coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables (see the CC next to eligible products). Swipe your EBT card and get up to $10 in matching coupons! For example, take out $5 using your EBT card and get $5 worth of coupons. Take out $10 and get a matching $10 in coupons!

The Windsor Summer Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday May - October from 11am-2pm on the State Street Green.

The market is looking for vendors (daily/drop in options available) for the 2016-2017 winter season. For those who farm, cook or craft the market is a wonderful way to sell your wares in a friendly community based setting. Contact us at Windsor.vt.farmers.market@gmail.com for more information.


Music this Weekend
Friday
Funkwagon at Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom - 9:30

David Greenfield at Skunk Hollow Tavern at Hartland Four Corners - 9pm

 
Saturday
Borderstone at Windsor Station Restaurant in Windsor, VT- 9:30pm to midnight

Sunday

Music and Marys 12-2 Sullivan Davis and Hancom live in the SILO loft.


Music! For Windsor area entertainment information:
Windsor Station: http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Harpoon: http://wSww.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Skunk Hollow: http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx 
Want to know more about area music click on this link for a newsletter from Dave Clark and Yellow House Media that covers music in the Upper Valley http://www.yellowhousemedia.com

Upcoming Events

Music at SILO

Oct 21st - Jazz Friday 5:30-7:30 with Peter Concilio and Bob Merrill

Oct 23rd - Music and Marys - Grayson and Tad Davis. Country Pop Folk and Acoustic Rock.  Grayson's first single just hit number one on the country charts, he is doing a little brief tour around the Upper Valley area.

 Pastel Workshop with Cindy Griffith

Registration is open for her October 22nd and 29th classes. Cindy's kind and gentle teaching style immediately puts even the nervous beginner at ease. If you have never taken an art class, but have always wanted to, this is the class for you. If it has been a while and you need a refresher, this is the class for you too. If you paint in other mediums and would like to learn more about the Pastel medium, you'll want to take this class. Cindy Griffith is an accomplished artist with numerous honors and awards. She is the current president of the Vermont Pastel Society and a member of the American Pastel Society. In addition to obtaining a B.A. Magna Cum Laude at Johnson State College she has gained entry into more than a dozen juried exhibits and her work has been shown in many solo exhibits as well as group and partnered exhibits. Please register at: Arabella Gallery & Gifts 65 Main St

 Harlem Gospel Choir concert in Brattleboro
October 22, 2016 Get ready to tap your feet and clap your hands – Windham & Windsor Housing Trust is thrilled to bring Harlem Gospel Choir to town! Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30pm at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro for an evening of contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues. For over two decades Harlem Gospel Choir have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music. This concert promises to be infectiously enthusiastic; a roller coaster ride of singing and dancing; a gospel celebration! Tickets on sale now – call 888-757-5559, or visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org.
 
News from Cider Hill

Now that Autumn is in the air, it is the perfect time to visit Cider Hill Art Gallery.  Feather your nest for winter with prints and original paintings by Gary Milek.  His art will speak to you of the nature and beauty that surrounds us year round.

ALL THE SEASONS art show will open on October 23rd with a reception from 2:00 – 5:00pm.  The show will run from October 23 - November 20, but don’t feel you have to wait until then to view Gary’s stunning landscape paintings.  The gallery is open Friday thru Sunday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.    We look forward to welcoming you!

Cider Hill Art Gallery is located at 1747 Hunt Road, Windsor, VT.  Phone:  802-674-6825.   Or check out the website at www.garymilek.com

Windsor Wine & Spirits Holiday Wine Tasting

Please plan on attending our fall wine tasting Friday, October 28th from 4pm to 6pm here at the store. We will be pouring six delicious wines that are perfect for your holiday meals. This is your chance to sample some big reds and succulent whites. Hope to see you here.


Locals Night at the Maple Kitchen
Please join us Monday nights at The Maple Kitchen to enjoy the music of Rich Thomas and Kyle Morin of About Gladys while you dine on delicious cuisine. Don’t forget, it’s locals night! Receive a 10% discount off all food when you show your local ID.
 
What’s Happening at the Library
Windsor Public Library, 43 State Street, 802-674-2556 Check out our brand new website at www.windsorlibrary.org
 
 Good Medicine Conversations are back for the fall!  4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm
¨ October 25:  The Meat Option
¨ November 22:  Herbs for Winter

Book Discussion Groups
Please contact the library to receive a copy of any of the books listed for discussion.
Politics and Food Discussion, Tuesday, October 11th, 6:00pm:  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. 
Adult Book Discussion, Tuesday, October 18th, 6:00pm:  Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Young Adult Book Discussion, Saturday, October 1st, 10:00am:  The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt. 
 
Knitting group:  Next meeting is Monday October 24th at 6:30pm.  This group is for all levels and meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Also a change under Knitting Group:  There will be no knitting group on Monday October 10th as the library will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday. 

Build IT: Catapults  Saturday, October 22nd 10:00am.  Make a catapult using craft sticks, pencils, rubber bands, duct tape and paper cups! Ages 8 and up.  Kids under 7 may come with an adult. Please sign up by calling the library at 674-2556.

Genealogy Group, Monday, November 7th at 7:00pm:  This class is on hold until November.  Generally held the first Monday of each month.  Work to discover your roots with genealogist Pamm Trask!
 
Joe Citro presents “Vermont—Tops in Terror”.  Held at the Windsor Diner on Monday, October 24th at 7:00pm.  Joseph A. Citro, Vermont's Curator of the Curious, will reveal some of his picks for the strangest things ever to happen in the Green Mountains State. He will also discuss his experience collecting the state's most offbeat tales, read selections from his work, and introduce his newest book, The Vermont Ghost Experience. Discussion with Questions and Answers to follow.  Please note this program will be held at the Windsor Diner and space is limited.  Please call the library at 674-2556 to reserve your space.
And don't forget our Preschool Storytime for kids ages 5 and under every Wednesday at 10:30am and our After-School Program for elementary school aged children on Wednesdays at 2:45pm!
 


News From The Schools

 Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming Weekend was great! Boys varsity soccer put up a good fight against Arlington. Several students, faculty and parents came out for our annual Homecoming BBQ and Bonfire. Girls varsity soccer lost to defending D4 Champs Proctor. Boys Varsity Football had a 57-0 win over Mill River. A huge thanks to our buildings and grounds folks for always working so hard and dedicating their time to our school.

Windsor Takes Spelling Bee!

Congratulations to our 7-8 Spelling Team who won this year's local spelling bee! Members of the spelling team are Trace Peterman, Lily Dougherty, Molly Wilson, Jacob Burkland, and 7-8 Spelling Bee Coach Chris Lord. The team will advance to the Regionals. 

Windsor 94
Weathersfield 66
Hartland 66

Congratulations to the Windsor 5/6 spelling team on earning second place at the district bee today. We went back and forth with Albert Bridge for the lead, but they won first place. It ended with: Albert Bridge School-82, Windsor School-74, Hartland Elementary School-64, and Weathersfield School-48. All schools did very well in the short time we had to study. Thank you to Gwen Ambrose, Taylor Merrill, Sydney Perry, Lisa Todd, Madison Williams, and Lucian Vigneault for all their hard work and for representing our school. Lisa Todd, our spelling team veteran, had a perfect score!

 

October Student of the Month

The Student of the Month for October 2016 is Brianna Diggs, a member of the Class of 2018! She is well known for her kindness and concern for others as well as maintaining a positive attitude and outlook. Brianna is the epitome of an involved student here at Windsor Schools and in the community. She has been very active in VT Kids Against Tobacco, attending a summit in Orlando, Florida, this summer, learning how she can become a more effective anti-tobacco activist in her own community. Brianna has also been a member of the 3-D Printing Team, which earned first place 2 years running in the VT state competition. Last year, Brianna participated in the newly formed Flag Corp, marching in community parades and school functions. She has completed the DARE to CARE Program sponsored by Mt. Ascutney Hospital, completing over 20 hours of training while learning about careers in healthcare. Currently, Brianna is on our newly formed YATST (Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together) team as a student representative. Congratulations, Brianna – keep up the good work!


Windsor Coffee House

The Windsor Music Department sponsored the first Coffee House of the season Oct. 6th in the music room. Twelve students and three teachers presented a variety of music, while friends and family enjoyed their talents, along with refreshments. The next Coffee House will be November 17 at 6:30 - mark your calendar!

Community News

Hartland Library art exhibit features Artists from Windsor and surrounding towns.

The Hartland Public Library is playing host to a group of painters with whom I paint weekly. There were a dozen of us on the dike of Lake Runnemede this past Thursday (Oct. 6th).  Our name is "Odanaksis" which is Abenaki for "Little Village". Even though there are many on the list who have signed  up to find out where we are painting in the Upper Valley each week,  only a half to a dozen show up each outing. Those that have been the most energetic to show up are currently displaying their works at the Hartland Library.The exhibit will be from October 10 to December 10. Our Reception there is October 14th from 5-7pm. I personally have 3 pieces in the show and hope as many local people who can,  join us for our fall show. - Gail Barton

 

Raffle to benefit WISE

Arabella gallery artists have donated original paintings, prints, handmade paper and jewelry to be raffled off to benefit WISE. 100% of all money from ticket sales goes directly to WISE. Tickets are available for purchase at Arabella Gallery and online at http://www.arabellagallery.com Ticket price is $5.00 each or 5/$20.00. You choose which pieces you try and win by placing your tickets in the corresponding jar. Drawing will be held on November 26th. Please help us help WISE as they provide support, advocacy and prevention in the areas of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking.

 

Flu season is upon us! Receive a recommended* Flu vaccination at one of our two convenient locations. No pre-registration required.

Mt. Ascutney Physicians Practice (adults and children) 289 County Road, Windsor VT, (802) 674-7300

Saturday, October 15         9:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday, October 26    5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, November 12     9:00am - 12:00pm

*The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and VT Health Department recommend everyone aged 6 months and older get a flu shot. Children (17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult.

 
Windsor PD offers finger print services
Did you know that the Windsor Police Department conducts fingerprinting for State licenses, Education Employment or similar scenarios? Contact Our Administrative Assistant between 9am-2pm Monday –
Friday 802-674-9042

Additional information sources for Windsor news:
Windsor FD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Fire-Department/145812745501495?fref=nf
Windsor PD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WindsorVermontPoliceDepartment
Windsor Recreation Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Recreation-Center/127897430613969
Paradise Park Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/paradise.park.71?fref=ts

Windsor on Air
Windsor on Air is a great resource for community news. View WOA-TV on Comcast Channel 8 or
On-Line: http://woa-tv.org/site, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-On-Air/304381210782.

Lucy Mackenzie September Adoptables link
Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Workers of WW1 link
Around Windsor Episode #22: Etta Fraiser & “Going the Distance” link
Legacy of Asher Benjamin: link  

 Community Services and Support  

Community Meal in Windsor:
A community meal is held every Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 6 pm.  America Legion Hall, 4 Court St. Bring a friend. Free. Sponsored by Windsor churches and community groups. 802-674-2157.The meals will run through the end of June 2017.
 
Upcoming Community Meal Schedule for seniors 60+
Reservations required – call VIA @ 802-674-5971 (seniors may bring guests of all ages)
  
Wednesday, Oct. 19      @ 12:00 noon – location: ASCUTNEY - ExitAte Restaurant
Menu: stuffed chicken breasts, two sides, salad, dessert (suggested donation: $4.00)
 
Wednesday, Oct. 26      @ 12:00 noon – location: WINDSOR -  Mt. Ascutney Hospital-Board Room:
Menu:  shepards pie, salad, dessert(suggested donation $3.00)  
(coordinated by: Volunteers In Action (VIA), sponsored by: Senior Solutions)
 
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VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION OFFERS SERVICES FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS:  Transportation, friendly visits, small chores, walking companions, telephone contact, shopping assistance.
IF YOU KNOW anyone needing assistance, please have them call us.  (areas of service: Windsor, W.Windsor, Hartland, Weathersfield, Reading, Cornish & Plainfield). 
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – are you able to drive a senior to a medical appointment, hairdresser, bank or be willing to take a neighbor along with you when you do your grocery shopping or deliver Meals On Wheels?  We need volunteers to help our elders remain healthy and independent. We will work within your schedule – if once a month fits your schedule, just let us know. CALL: 802-674-5971

Windsor in the News
Blake Hill Preserves link

Windsor Station link

ACT 46 link
Mac & Cheese Fest link
Sculpturefest opens featuring local artists including Windsor’s Herb Ferris Link
Windsor Armory link
Windsor Inn Reopens link
Windsor PD arrest credit card scammers link

 

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This Week in Windsor 9.30.16

Thank you to all who helped organize and execute another great Autumn Moon Festival. By all accounts it was a big success. The addition of a really impressive fireworks display was appreciated by those all over town. Windsor on Air was at Autumn Moon recording some of the fun check here for the video.

This past summer a film crew was in town recording portions of a video that focuses on the ingenuity of American Manufacturing. As most know our area played a significant role in the early development of interchangeable parts, which changed manufacturing practices worldwide. The American Precision Museum is a great resource on this topic, which is what brought the crew to town. The museum and Windsor schools can be very proud that some very capable Windsor students were featured in the video for their efforts interning at the museum as well as for their work on a project to develop an underwater drone. The film is about 12 minutes long and is well worth taking the time to watch. LINK

 

Look for more news on collaborations between the American Precision Museum, area schools, and area manufactures related to Upper Valley Manufacturing Week which runs from October 10th – 14th. Click the links for stories on both the film and Manufacturing week

 

Nice article on the Windsor Station Restaurant link

 

County Rd. Construction

Next week crews will be working on the manhole covers on County Rd. between the highway overpass and the prison entrance. The paving company is due to begin paving in the same area on Monday, October 10th. The project is expected to take 2-3 day depending on weather. 

 

Bids were opened today to replace the culvert on County Rd located a little past the intersection with Juniper Hill Rd. A temporary convert was installed in 2013 after the road washed out. This project is the permanent repair. The bid calls for the project to start no sooner than October 17th and end no later than November 9th. We will have more exact timing once we get word from Vtrans that we can officially award the bid. County Rd. will be completely closed during a significant portion of the project (10 days +/-). Please plan accordingly.

 

Can I borrow your GPS?

There has been a white pelican hanging around Mill Pond. This is the first record of this bird in the state since 2011. There are only 8 records of this species in the state between 1944 and 2011. It’s about 1000 miles (give or take) from its home range. If you visit the Vermont fish and wildlife Facebook page you will see their recent post about it. Thank you to Tim Biebel for the heads up!

 

The Windsor Fire Department is looking for part time and paid on-call firefighters, EMT’s, and A-EMT’s.  Hours are flexible up to 24 hours a week.  EMS certifications from Vermont and New Hampshire are recommended upon application and required prior to first day of employment.  If interested please contact Chief Kevin McAllister or Malisa Williams at 802-674-9043.
 
We have a vacancies on the Paradise Park Commission and the Planning Commission. If you are interested is serving please contact my office at tmarsh@windsorvt.org

 

 

 

 

Windsor Events

THIS WEEKEND 
Ascutney Area Sustainability Community Hub
Several Windsor residents have been coordinating efforts with volunteers from surrounding towns to explore ways to address energy sustainability.  The effort started when our regional “Solarize” project brought together several communities for a common project.   Cavendish is one of the tows that are participating and they are hosting an energy fair. The details follow: Cavendish Town Energy Fair – October 1st The Cavendish Town Energy Committee will hold an Energy Fair on October 1, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cavendish Town Elementary School on Main Street (Route 131) in Cavendish. Get all of your questions answered on weatherization, solar energy, energy efficient homes, heat pumps, composting, Tesla batteries and other money saving ways to help the planet.
 
Many people don’t realize that the biggest home money saving is not in new technologies to produce energy, but in simple weatherization such as stopping air leaks. By increasing insulation, adding weather stripping to doors and windows, sealing around foundations and attics, and similar measures, you can save money and be much more comfortable in summer and in winter. Come to the energy fair and talk to the experts. You can learn about the latest energy saving technologies from professionals, and you can learn about the simple ways to make living cheaper and more comfortable.
 
The fair is free and open to residents of any town. Exhibitors from many companies and organizations will have representatives on hand. Whether you own or rent, there are many ways for you to save money.

The Windsor Farmers Market 
Stop by Saturday between 11am-2pm on the Common 

The Windsor Farmers' Summer Market continues for 3 more weeks! Join us on Saturday 10/1 on the State Street Green 11am-2pm. Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather, changing leaves and all the tasty treats, fresh veggies and great crafts. Our winter market is right around the corner, more information coming soon!!

 

Backwoods Grove - Gourds, cucumbers (cc), pumpkins (cc) and catnip.

Brookhaven - Dilly beans, pickles, pickled beats, gourds,pumpkins (cc), upcycled journals, hand forged fireplace poker.

Max & Ozzie's: 100% cotton napkins, kitchen towels and more. Freshly baked bread. Summer Sale continues! Tote bags, crocheted hats and scarves, purses, and more - all on sale!
Nada's Notes- Photo cards featuring local scenes and freshly made popcorn!

Split Rock Farm- Grass fed beef, pickles, relishes, jams, salsa, tomatoes (cc) and more!

 

Reminder! SNAP and 3SquaresVT Program Participants- Crop Cash is available during our summer market season. Coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables (see the CC next to eligible products). Swipe your EBT card and get up to $10 in matching coupons! For example, take out $5 using your EBT card and get $5 worth of coupons. Take out $10 and get a matching $10 in coupons!

The Windsor Summer Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday May - October from 11am-2pm on the State Street Green.

The market is looking for vendors (daily/drop in options available) for the 2016 summer season. NOW OFFERING: Short season option for new vendors. For those who farm, cook or craft the market is a wonderful way to sell your wares in a friendly community based setting. Contact us at Windsor.vt.farmers.market@gmail.com for more information.


Music this Weekend
Friday
The Pilgrims and Faux In Love at Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom - 9:30

The Stockwell Brothers at Skunk Hollow Tavern at Hartland Four Corners - 9:30pm

 
Saturday
Toast at Windsor Station Restaurant in Windsor, VT- 9:30pm

 
Music! For Windsor area entertainment information:
Windsor Station: http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Harpoon: 
http://wSww.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Skunk Hollow: http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx 
Want to know more about area music click on this link for a newsletter from Dave Clark and Yellow House Media that covers music in the Upper Valley http://www.yellowhousemedia.com

Upcoming Events

Walk To School Day

You are invited to "Walk To School" on Wednesday, October 5th. Come join the fun and either walk from the Windsor Fairgrounds or Price Chopper parking lot at 7:10AM.


Rummage Sale at Old South
Old South Church will hold the Fall Rummage Sale from October 6 - 8, 2016. Featuring: Clothing for men, women and children, White Elephants, Furniture, Jewelry, Glassware, Books, Toys, Furniture, Household Items, Linens, and MORE. Thursday, Oct. 6, from 9:30 a.m. – 7:00  p.m. (Regular Prices),  Friday, Oct. 7, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  (Half Price and Bag Sale),  Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. (Clearance) from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Everything FREE)
We are happy for donations from the community, but ask that you please hold those items until October 2 -5.  We DO NOT accept ELECTRONICS. Thanks for the continued support.  Questions:  Call Old South Church, 802-674-5087.

Harlem Gospel Choir concert in Brattleboro
October 22, 2016 Get ready to tap your feet and clap your hands – Windham & Windsor Housing Trust is thrilled to bring Harlem Gospel Choir to town! Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30pm at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro for an evening of contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues. For over two decades Harlem Gospel Choir have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music. This concert promises to be infectiously enthusiastic; a roller coaster ride of singing and dancing; a gospel celebration! Tickets on sale now – call 888-757-5559, or visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org.
 
American Precision Museum’s Annual Model Engineering Show
17th Annual Model Engineering Show and Maker Space Saturday, October 22 - 9:00 am - 4 pm

2 Locations - Windsor Recreation Center and the museum link
 
Harpoon Octoberfest
Saturday & Sunday, October 8th & 9th.  For details on the event click here . As a traffic heads up reminder there will be a Delay on Rt. 5 from 11am to noon on Sunday the 9th to accommodate the Harapoon Octoberfest Road race. The race benefits the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center. If possible seek alternate routes that day, or join us for the race or the Octoberfest event! Thank you for your support and understanding!

Locals Night at the Maple Kitchen
Please join us Monday nights at The Maple Kitchen to enjoy the music of Rich Thomas and Kyle Morin of About Gladys while you dine on delicious cuisine. Don’t forget, it’s locals night! Receive a 10% discount off all food when you show your local ID.
 
What’s Happening at the Library
Windsor Public Library, 43 State Street, 802-674-2556 Check out our brand new website at www.windsorlibrary.org
 
 Good Medicine Conversations are back for the fall!  4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm
¨ October 25:  The Meat Option
¨ November 22:  Herbs for Winter
 
Hunter/Firearm Safety: 
This three week class, which is scheduled to begin on October 4th, is full.  If you'd like to join the waitlist, please call the library at 674-2556 Instructor: Dick Odette.  If you are attending the class, please note that the class will be held at the Windsor Welcome Center.

Book Discussion Groups
Please contact the library to receive a copy of any of the books listed for discussion.
Politics and Food Discussion, Tuesday, October 11th, 6:00pm:  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. 
Adult Book Discussion, Tuesday, October 18th, 6:00pm:  Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Young Adult Book Discussion, Saturday, October 1st, 10:00am:  The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt. 
 
Knitting group:  Monday, September 26th, October 10th and October 24th at 6:30pm.  This group is for all levels and meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.
 
Genealogy Group, Monday, November 7th at 7:00pm:  This class is on hold until November.  Generally held the first Monday of each month.  Work to discover your roots with genealogist Pamm Trask!
 
Joe Citro presents “Vermont—Tops in Terror”.  Held at the Windsor Diner on Monday, October 24th at 7:00pm.  Joseph A. Citro, Vermont's Curator of the Curious, will reveal some of his picks for the strangest things ever to happen in the Green Mountains State. He will also discuss his experience collecting the state's most offbeat tales, read selections from his work, and introduce his newest book, The Vermont Ghost Experience. Discussion with Questions and Answers to follow.  Please note this program will be held at the Windsor Diner and space is limited.  Please call the library at 674-2556 to reserve your space.
And don't forget our Preschool Storytime for kids ages 5 and under every Wednesday at 10:30am and our After-School Program for elementary school aged children on Wednesdays at 2:45pm!
 
News From The Schools

 

October Student of the Month

The Student of the Month for October 2016 is Brianna Diggs, a member of the Class of 2018! She is well known for her kindness and concern for others as well as maintaining a positive attitude and outlook. Brianna is the epitome of an involved student here at Windsor Schools and in the community. She has been very active in VT Kids Against Tobacco, attending a summit in Orlando, Florida, this summer, learning how she can become a more effective anti-tobacco activist in her own community. Brianna has also been a member of the 3-D Printing Team, which earned first place 2 years running in the VT state competition. Last year, Brianna participated in the newly formed Flag Corp, marching in community parades and school functions. She has completed the DARE to CARE Program sponsored by Mt. Ascutney Hospital, completing over 20 hours of training while learning about careers in healthcare. Currently, Brianna is on our newly formed YATST (Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together) team as a student representative. Congratulations, Brianna – keep up the good work!


Principal’s Newsletter

Windsor High School Outperforms Area High Schools In Statewide Test

Interesting conversations regarding the newly released results from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) have gone viral across the state of Vermont. Windsor High School, serving students from Windsor, Weathersfield, Hartland, West Windsor, and Cornish is certainly no stranger to these conversations.

 

The SBAC online test was given to all publicly funded 3-8 and 11th grade students, the only grade assessed in every VT public high school, for its’ second round last May, 2016. The data released by the Vermont Agency of Education shows that discrepancies in literacy and mathematics proficiency across schools in Vermont still exists. While some schools across the state have made significant gains towards meeting proficiency, others have struggled to see much progress at all.

Windsor Schools is pleased to announce that we saw significant gains in student proficiency in mathematics and literacy skills, as specified by the Common Core State Standards, in grades 5, 7, 8 and 11. Further, WHS scores in math were the 11th highest in the state among all high schools! In many ways, Windsor Schools’ defied the odds that older students plummet as they enter late middle and high school grades. Where several schools within the Windsor County region scored below the state average in mathematics and literacy in middle and high school, Windsor Schools’ exceeded state averages.

 

 

According to SBAC, a score at, or above proficiency in 11th grade is meant to suggest conditional evidence that a student is ready for entry-level, transferrable, credit bearing college courses.

Although one argument continues to remain that poverty has a significant impact on academic achievement results, Windsor too has its’ own struggles with narrowing the poverty gap. However 2015 and 2016 SBAC data shows that Windsor Schools’ student proficiency in both literacy and mathematics are on the rise across the socioeconomic span. 

Secretary of Education, Rebecca Holcombe, stated that, “this data shows that what teachers do really makes a difference.”

Windsor Schools is proud of the progress that our students and teachers have made towards narrowing the achievement gap. We are optimistic that our school district will continue to see improvements in literacy and mathematics across all grade spans.

 

Vermont 50

Congratulations to eighth grader, Maurice Day, Senior William (Will) Jaarsma, and Senior, Issac Robison for completing the Vermont 50 this past weekend in Brownsville, VT. Maurice Day pushed hard to be our first local 8th grader to finish the course and Issac Robison set a new PR, both on their mountain bikes. Will Jaarsma chose to run and crossed the finish line under the 10 hour mark.

 

Check out Principal Tiffany Cassano’s September newsletter here

Community News

Raffle to benefit WISE

Arabella gallery artists have donated original paintings, prints, handmade paper and jewelry to be raffled off to benefit WISE. 100% of all money from ticket sales goes directly to WISE. Tickets are available for purchase at Arabella Gallery and online at http://www.arabellagallery.com Ticket price is $5.00 each or 5/$20.00. You choose which pieces you try and win by placing your tickets in the corresponding jar. Drawing will be held on November 26th. Please help us help WISE as they provide support, advocacy and prevention in the areas of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking.

 

Flu season is upon us! Receive a recommended* Flu vaccination at one of our two convenient locations. No pre-registration required.

Mt. Ascutney Physicians Practice (adults and children) 289 County Road, Windsor VT, (802) 674-7300

Thursday, October 6          5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, October 15         9:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday, October 26    5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, November 12     9:00am - 12:00pm

Ottauquechee Health Center (adults and children) Pleasant Street, Woodstock, VT (802) 457-3030

Wednesday, October 12    5:00pm - 7:00pm

Monday, October 24          5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, November 5       9:00am - 12:00pm

 

*The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and VT Health Department recommend everyone aged 6 months and older get a flu shot. Children (17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult.

 
Windsor PD offers finger print services
Did you know that the Windsor Police Department conducts fingerprinting for State licenses, Education Employment or similar scenarios? Contact Our Administrative Assistant between 9am-2pm Monday –
Friday 802-674-9042

Additional information sources for Windsor news:
Windsor FD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Fire-Department/145812745501495?fref=nf
Windsor PD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WindsorVermontPoliceDepartment
Windsor Recreation Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Recreation-Center/127897430613969
Paradise Park Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/paradise.park.71?fref=ts

Windsor on Air
Windsor on Air is a great resource for community news. View WOA-TV on Comcast Channel 8 or
On-Line: http://woa-tv.org/site, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-On-Air/304381210782.

Lucy Mackenzie September Adoptables link
Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Workers of WW1 link
Around Windsor Episode #22: Etta Fraiser & “Going the Distance” link
Legacy of Asher Benjamin: link  
 
Community Services and Support  

2016 Fall Pastoral Care Visitor Training Program is being offered at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center for those interested in the ministry to the sick and dying.  Pastoral care visitors provide emotional and spiritual support for hospital patients, and nursing home and assisted living residents in Windsor, and are asked to visit one day a week for 2-3 hours. The training is eight - 2 hour sessions and will begin early October. The time will be arranged around participant’s schedules. Those interested in becoming a pastoral care visitor at MAHHC can obtain more information by calling Ann LaRocque, LCMHC, Director of Chaplaincy at (802) 674-7054, or email Ann.LaRocque@mahhc.org.
 
Community Meal in Windsor:
A community meal is held every Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 6 pm.  America Legion Hall, 4 Court St. Bring a friend. Free. Sponsored by Windsor churches and community groups. 802-674-2157.The meals will run through the end of June 2017.
 
Upcoming Community Meal Schedule for seniors 60+
Reservations required – call VIA @ 802-674-5971 (seniors may bring guests of all ages)
  
Tuesday, Oct. 11      @ 12:00 noon – location: HARTLAND - Hartland Recreation Center :
Menu: glazed ham, baked beans, baby carrots, salad, dessert(suggested donation:  $3.00)
(VisitingNursefoot  clinic  offeredfor $20, @ 1:00 pm-call for reservations: 674-4118)
 
Wednesday, Oct. 19      @ 12:00 noon – location: ASCUTNEY - ExitAte Restaurant
Menu: stuffed chicken breasts, two sides, salad, dessert (suggested donation: $4.00)
 
Wednesday, Oct. 26      @ 12:00 noon – location: WINDSOR -  Mt. Ascutney Hospital-Board Room:
Menu:  shepards pie, salad, dessert(suggested donation $3.00)  
(coordinated by: Volunteers In Action (VIA), sponsored by: Senior Solutions)
 
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VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION OFFERS SERVICES FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS:  Transportation, friendly visits, small chores, walking companions, telephone contact, shopping assistance.
IF YOU KNOW anyone needing assistance, please have them call us.  (areas of service: Windsor, W.Windsor, Hartland, Weathersfield, Reading, Cornish & Plainfield). 
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – are you able to drive a senior to a medical appointment, hairdresser, bank or be willing to take a neighbor along with you when you do your grocery shopping or deliver Meals On Wheels?  We need volunteers to help our elders remain healthy and independent. We will work within your schedule – if once a month fits your schedule, just let us know. CALL: 802-674-5971

Windsor in the News
Windsor Station link

ACT 46 link
Mac & Cheese Fest link
Sculpturefest opens featuring local artists including Windsor’s Herb Ferris Link
Windsor Armory link
Windsor Inn Reopens link
Windsor PD arrest credit card scammers link

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This Week In Windsor 8.26.16

We have a vacancy on the Paradise Park Commission. If you are interested is serving please contact my office at tmarsh@windsorvt.org
 
Windsor on Air has a couple of new episodes of “Around Windsor” that are being broadcast on Comcast channel 8 and are available on line.
Episode #23 features an overview of the Vital Communities “Valley Quest” program as well as a brief look into the National Guard Armory. link
 
Episode #24 features a follow up visit to the “Windsor Mansion Inn” (formerly Juniper Hill Inn) to take a look at the renovations that have been completed over the last 8 months.

Good work by Windsor PD as they arrest credit card scammers link

The  Ascutney Mountain Resort will be holding a job fair this coming Tuesday. The fair will be held at the Windsor Town Hall from 11:30 to 5. Positions include full time regular positions for Cook, Front desk and personal trainer. Some positions include a $500 signing bonus after completing 90 days of successful employment. For more information visit http://jobs.holidayinnclub.com/

Windsor Events
THIS WEEKEND 
Friday Night Movie at the Cheese Board
Friday, August 26th 6:30PM Windsor Public Library and The Cheese Board are proud to present Family Movie Nights on Friday nights now and throughout the summer! The movie this week is “Tomorrowland” and will be shown at The Cheese Board, 71 Artisans Way.  Wood-fired pizza and maple creamies will be served so bring your appetite!  

Music &  Marys @ SILO
Sunday, August 28th 12-2pm featuring Mike Parker & Norm Wolfe SILO Distillery presents MUSIC AND MARYS with Live Music and Bloody Mary Bar on Sunday, July 10th from 12:00pm-2:00pm.  This Sunday sax/guitar duo Mike Parker and Norm Wolfe will be in the Loft at SILO!   A DIY Bloody Mary Bar with house-made mixings and local made fixings with you choice of spirit — perhaps try our latest release – SILO Cucumber Vodka! Light fare will be available for purchase.
 
A Horseless Horse Show you say..... 
August 28th, 10 am This fun and educational event is a complete show that includes everything that happens in a horse trails (event) and dressage show with the added excitement of a trail class and gymkhana games. You start with filling out the entry form and end with ribbons and trophies for the best performances! All classes will have descriptions to explain the requirements AND helpful judges to assist you in understanding the criteria to perform well. For more information emailDelaneyStables@gmail.com or visit our Face Book page. All trails lead here for a fun family-friendly outing! No Horse Experience needed. Groups welcome.

The Windsor Farmers Market 
Stop by Saturday between 11am-2pm on the Common 
 This week’s vendor selections:
 
Backwoods Grove: Zucchini (cc), cucumbers(cc), chives (cc), radishes (cc), crookneck squash (cc), and catnip.
Brookhaven: String beans(cc), beets (cc), squash (cc), scallions (cc), carrots (cc), cucumbers (cc), and up-cycled pillows and note pads
Contented Butterfly Farm: Farm fresh chicken and duck eggs, cucumbers (cc), zucchini (cc),  celery (cc), maybe garlic (cc), tomatillo salsa, mint jelly, and strawberry/rhubarb topping sauce. USDA inspected lamb meat!
 
Max & Ozzie's: Summer Sale continues! Tote bags, crocheted toys, purses, and more - all on sale! 100% cotton napkins, kitchen towels and more. Possibly freshly baked bread and scones.
Nada's Notes and Photos: Photo cards featuring local scenes and freshly made popcorn!
Split Rock Farm: Pickles, salsa, relishes, jams, possibly beets (cc) and squash (cc), and grass fed beef.
Windsor Lions Club: Bakes goods and hot food such as hot dogs.
Reminder! SNAP and 3SquaresVT Program Participants- Crop Cash is available during our summer market season. Coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables (see the CC next to eligible products). Swipe your EBT card and get up to $10 in matching coupons! For example, take out $5 using your EBT card and get $5 worth of coupons. Take out $10 and get a matching $10 in coupons!
The Windsor Summer Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday May - October from 11am-2pm on the State Street Green.
The market is looking for vendors (daily/drop in options available) for the 2016 summer season. NOW OFFERING: Short season option for new vendors. For those who farm, cook or craft the market is a wonderful way to sell your wares in a friendly community based setting. Contact us at Windsor.vt.farmers.market@gmail.com for more information.
 
Reminder! SNAP and 3SquaresVT Program Participants- Crop Cash is available during our summer market season. Coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables (see the CC next to eligible products). Swipe your EBT card and get up to $10 in matching coupons! For example, take out $5 using your EBT card and get $5 worth of coupons. Take out $10 and get a matching $10 in coupons!
The Windsor Summer Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday May - October from 11am-2pm on the State Street Green.
 
Music this Weekend
Friday
Youngest Sun at Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom - 9:30
Lefty Yunger Blues Band at Skunk Hollow Tavern at Hartland Four Corners - 9pm
 
Saturday
Cornerstone at Windsor Station Restaurant in Windsor, VT- 9:30pm
 
Music! For Windsor area entertainment information:
Windsor Station: http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Harpoon: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Skunk Hollow: http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx 
Want to know more about area music click on this link for a newsletter from Dave Clark and Yellow House Media that covers music in the Upper Valley http://www.yellowhousemedia.com

UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Bag Ali will be returning to Mt. Ascutney Hospital
Tuesday, August 30th from 7:30AM – 4:00PM in Conference Room A with their fabulous collection of handbags and accessories. NEW FALL STYLES will be featured. The Bag Ali collection includes the hottest handbag styles made from buttery-soft leathers and fashion materials. Also being featured is chic metallic and prints, all in the latest bold colors and shapes. There will be briefcases, scarves, wallets and small leather goods for women and men. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express welcome. A portion of the sales will benefit Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. 

Antique and Collectible Sale
Old South Church, Main St., Windsor, Vermont, will hold an “Antiques and Collectibles Sale” on LABOR DAY, Monday, September 5,  from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on the front Porch of the church, featuring a variety of donated items. 

4th ANNUAL VERMONT MAC AND CHEESE CHALLENGE!
Welcome Mac & Cheese Lovers!!! Come join us for the 4th Annual Mac & Cheese Challenge!
Sunday, September 11, 2016·  11am – 3pm  ·  Artisans Park, Windsor, VT
This will be our fourth annual Mac & Cheese Challenge coming up in September! Ticket purchase in advance for $15 at www.vtmacandcheese.com or pay $20 at the event.  Tickets will go on sale approximately 6 weeks before the event.
 
Come sample 20-25 competing Mac & Cheese dishes from top chefs and restaurants from around the region. Just $15 ($20 if purchased at the door) gets you a voting ballot and entry to event where you can sample every recipe and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Harpoon Draft Beer available for purchase, Live Music, Calf Petting Zoo, Kids under 6 get in free….
Rain or Shine! Don’t miss it. All proceeds will go to benefit Vermont Foodbank and Sustainable Woodstock.
 
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Saturday September 24, 2016 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Free admission at participating museums all across the country with the Smithsonian Day pass obtainable online or in the Smithsonian magazine. 
On the same day there will be an Antique Car Rally from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts will be stopping at the museum as part of their 2016 "run".  Visitors will be able to see a fabulous collection of vintage automobiles with their owners.  VAE, founded in 1953, is one of the oldest car clubs in the Northeast. 

APM's
17th Annual Model Engineering Show and Maker Space Saturday, October 22 - 9:00 am - 4 pm

2 Locations - Windsor Recreation Center and the museum
 
Autumn Moon Festival
Date changed this year to September 24th Time 4-9 pm Where State and Main South to The Windsor Diner. Plenty of entertainment, Kids zone, vendors, food, and much more... Including something special that is sure to have this year's event go out with a bang...

Locals Night at the Maple Kitchen
Please join us Monday nights at The Maple Kitchen to enjoy the music of Rich Thomas and Kyle Morin of About Gladys while you dine on delicious cuisine. Don’t forget, it’s locals night! Receive a 10% discount off all food when you show your local ID.
 
What’s Happening at the Library
Windsor Public Library, 43 State Street, 802-674-2556 Check out our brand new website at www.windsorlibrary.org
 
Good Medicine Conversations are back for the fall!  4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm
September 27:  Scrap Cooking and Leftovers,  October 25:  The Meat Option, November 22:  Herbs for Winter
Watts for Windsor: A Solar 101 Presentation, Thursday, Sept 22, 6:30pm:  Solar organizer Becca White will be hosting a brief presentation on how Vermonters can go solar. This is the best time of year to evaluate your options for going solar so you can tap into the incentives available, and rack up solar credits during the rest of summer and into fall. Becca will go over residential solar,        legislative changes, and how you can heat and cool your home with solar.
Hunter/Firearm Safety: 
Topics include: Conservation; Ethics; Firearms Safety/Security and Safe Handling; Bow Hunting; Outdoor Safety and Survival; Turkey Hunting Techniques; Game Warden Talk; Shooting and Marksmanship; Compass & Map Reading; Tracking Wounded Game; Live Fire Exercises; Wilderness Survival Exercises.
This class involves reading and homework and is open to persons of any age (under 16 must have parental forms signed the first night of class). Pre-registration is required by calling the library at 674-2556 by the end of September. Limit 15.  Instructor: Dick Odette
§     Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Held at Windsor Public Library
§     Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Held at Windsor Public Library
§     Saturday October 22 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Held at Precision Valley Fish and Game Association, Perkinsville
 
Book Discussion Groups
Politics and Food Discussion, Tuesday, September 13th, 6:00pm:  Strange Justice by Mayer & Abramson
Adult Book Discussion, Tuesday, August 16th, 6:00pm
 We’ve made some changes!!  For the next few months, you will choose what to read, based on a list of suggested titles from others in the group, or based on a common theme.  This way, you get to choose your favorite styles and genres, while still trying a book that is new to you!  This month’s suggested reading list is available in the library and on our website.
 
Knitting group Monday, September 12th and Monday, September 26th at 6:30pm.  This group is for all levels.
 
Save the date:  Monday, October 24th:  Joe Citro presents “Vermont—Tops in Terror”.  Held at the Windsor Diner at 7:00pm.  Joseph A. Citro, Vermont's Curator of the Curious, will reveal some of his picks for the strangest things ever to happen in the Green Mountains State. He will also discuss his experience collecting the state's most offbeat tales, read selections from his work, and introduce his newest book, The Vermont Ghost Experience. Discussion with Questions and Answers to follow.
 
News From The Schools
 
From Superintendent Baker – New School Year and Act 46 Update
Dear Parents, Community, Faculty, and Staff:
It has been a while since I sent a written communication updating you on some important issues in the Supervisory Union. I hope you all had a restful summer vacation. We are anxious to greet all our students on September 1st. While the summer gives us a chance to recharge and update our skills, we miss the students. Many teachers and administrators have been taking classes and workshops over the summer. About twenty of us went to Boston for continued training in Collaborative Problem Solving. This is a behavior management strategy that is geared toward students with emotional dysregulation and trauma backgrounds. It was established through a significant research project sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital. Unfortunately, we are seeing more and more of these students each and every year. It is simply the product of a stressful time in our world with families struggling to just stay afloat. 
 
Staffing
Principals have done a great job forming teams and hiring new staff across the Supervisory Union. They will be sending out announcements in the very near future introducing you to the new members of our SU community. I met every one of them and they are a talented rookie group. I think we are drawing great candidates in all of our buildings. It is a sign of strength for all of us. We should be proud.
On the administrative level, we hired an Interim Principal, Mr. Shaun Pickett, to lead the Hartland School Community. Assisting him will be long time veteran staff members Angela Ladeau (promoted to Assistant Principal) and MaryMargaret Hitchcock (Teacher Leader). This will be a great team. We will begin our search for a new Hartland Principal in the late fall. All other administrators stayed with us.  This is also a good sign! Consistent leadership is key to a good school district. We did replace long-time Special Education Administrative Assistant, Doris Desrosier, with Barbara (Betsy) Howard. She comes with many years of experience in the field and will be a tremendous asset to our SU.
I am proud to say that the Central Office crew stays intact. I appreciate the experience. Our Business Office continues to manage our finances well, in collaboration with local administration. Three of our four towns have significant surpluses. We just completed another audit and we continue to get very high marks in our management reports. Our Technology Department continues to shine as well. We are known across the state as a leader in this area. We are currently negotiating with Cornish, NH, who recently separated from their Supervisory Union. They want to partner with us in Technology for the 2017-18 school year and beyond. This could be a first step toward more collaboration with them. It will always help our towns to divide the assessment to the SU across a larger number of districts.
Supervisory Union Assessment
All four towns are responsible for the SU budget that includes Business Services, Technology Services, Early Education, and Special Education. The overall SU budget since centralizing special education has risen by millions. Our special education budget alone is over 5 million dollars. Even though special education has been centralized since 2012, as required by Act 153, we still assess our member towns according to their special education population on a certain date in time (October 1st).  So, towns can still see big swings in their assessment based on the special education needs on that particular date in time. I would like to stabilize this assessment so we don’t see those swings. So, I proposed assessing member towns across the SU by Equalized Pupil (EQ). EQ is a number the State gives us and is based on a three-year formula that accounts for several factors. There are two advantages to this number as an assessment percentage.  First, we don’t create it – the state does. Secondly, at least for the next three years, it is capped on both ends at 3%. That would mean, after the first year of implementation, an assessment that uses this calculation for all SU costs would be stabilized at the 3%. It simply makes sense. The problem with this change is this – the first year, one of our towns may still face a significant increase as we equalize the assessment. However, this year we have a unique opportunity. The SU has a significant surplus – over $400,000. Again, due to what I believe is good financial management. We are proposing that we use this surplus as a safety net for any district that faces a substantial increase in this one-year-only scenario. The SU Board is making a final decision on this proposal on August 16th at the Central Office. It will be good to make this decision outside the pressure of a stressful budget season. I will keep you posted. It is my recommendation and I stand behind it.
ACT 46
The Act 46 Study Committee continues to look at options. Our next meeting will be scheduled in early September. I will notify everyone because it appears to be a significant meeting. It is time to make decisions or disband the Study Committee. I know the Chair will be calling for motions. We have the same six proposals on the table. Here they are in summary form:

  • Unified Union District:  This would form a PK-12 Unified District with one board and one budget. All students would be the shared responsibility of all four towns from preschool through high school. High School choice (and 7-12 choice in the case of West Windsor) would be phased out.  The only high school choice would be under Act 129, which establishes permission for up to 10% of the high school population to choose another high school. All other students would go to a newly formed Regional High School – more than likely on the existing Windsor School site.
  • 2 X 2 Side-by-Side (Windsor/West Windsor):  This merges Windsor and West Windsor while the other two districts merge on the other side. West Windsor phases out 7-12 choice and Hartland and Weathersfield keep their current choice model. This remains an SU model managing two boards – one on each side.
  • 2 X 2 Side-by-Side (Windsor/Hartland): This merges Windsor and Hartland while the other two towns merge on the other side. Hartland high school choice would be phased out.  Since Weathersfield and West Windsor have different organizational structures, West Windsor has to bring back 7th and 8th grade to the newly merged district on that side or Weatherfield has to allow school choice for 7th and 8th graders. This remains an SU managing two boards – one on each side.
  • 2 X 2 Side-by-Side (Windsor/Weathersfield):  This merges Windsor and Weathersfield while the other two towns merge on the other side. Weathersfield high school choice would be phased out. Since Hartland and West Windsor have different organizational structures, West Windsor has to bring back 7th and 8th grade to the newly merged district on that side or Hartland has to offer school choice to their 7th and 8th graders. This remains an SU managing two boards – one on each side.
  • Alternative Structure (3 X 1): This merges the three towns with school choice (Weathersfield, Hartland, and West Windsor) while Windsor remains a single district on the other side. The three choice towns do not have the same organizational structure, so West Windsor has to bring 7th and 8th back to the newly merged district; or Hartland and Weathersfield have to offer choice to 7th and 8th graders. Because we do not merge two towns on both sides (remember Windsor stays alkone), this is considered an Alternative Structure. This keeps an SU managing two boards – one on each side. The Alternative Structure requires a process in each town that shows significant research to justify operating outside of the state’s preferred structures. The guidelines for this process were published two weeks ago and are very comprehensive and set the bar very high.
  • Alternative Structure (Remain As Is):  This would propose that we stay as we are currently configured in the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union. Again, this requires a process in each town that shows significant research to justify operating outside of the state’s preferred structures. The guidelines for this process were published two weeks ago and are very comprehensive and set the bar very high. In my opinion, either Alternative will be hard sell, but this one faces the most difficult challenge at the State Board level unless something significant changes in the rules.

If we can’t narrow these choices to one or two, then the other option is to disband the 706B Act 46 Study Committee. Then, each town would have to fend for themselves in finding another alternative outside the SU, or wait and see what the state proposes to do with each of our districts in 2018. No district, unless very isolated (which may be hard to argue in our case), will be allowed to stand alone after that date. 
We operate very well as an SU, but we do not meet the requirements of ACT 46. This has been a tedious and heart wrenching process. I still think it is sad (my opinion) that restructuring local districts was put on the backs of local towns. These towns are facing over one hundred years of tradition. It simply an injustice to place neighbor against neighbor, town against town, and ultimately student against student. I believe all students in our four towns are all our students. I am still optimistic that we can find a solution. It will be very sad if we can’t.
Closing
So on that note, I will wrap it up. There is lots of information here and take the time to digest it. If you have strong opinions, then contact your local board chair or state representatives. Let me close by reaffirming that, no matter what happens, we have great Boards, great staff, great families and great kids. I personally, while biased, think we are a beacon of light in the Upper Valley. I have been proud to have served the Union over the last four years and hope to be here for a while longer – no matter what the structure. Keep the faith and have a great end of the summer!
David Baker
Superintendent
Windsor Southeast SU
 
Windsor makes significant gains in SBAC scores.
Check out the results here
 
Relive the glory
WHS has put several of the most exciting WHS athletic events of the past decades on YouTube. You can check them out here

Community News

News from the Windsor Connection Center
The Windsor Connection Resource Center is very happy to announce that we have three updated computers in our computer lab which have been donated by WINCYCLE.  The use of these computers is open to the public.  We wish to express our deep appreciation to WINCYCLE for their donation of the computers, monitors, and keyboards. 

Windsor PD offers finger print services
Did you know that the Windsor Police Department conducts fingerprinting for State licenses, Education Employment or similar scenarios? Contact Our Administrative Assistant between 9am-2pm Monday –
Friday 802-674-9042

SunCommon solar information sessions
So far twenty households have joined the “rooftop revolution” with SunCommon in Windsor and West Windsor combined, and the goal is to get that number up to thirty before the state solar adder incentive goes away before the end of the year.
 
Saturday, Sept. 10th Solar Kids Farmer's Market 11AM to 1PM on the State Street Green (Come to the solar powered market and meet solar homeowners/market managers Tim and Jen Cary too!)
 
Wednesday, Sept. 14th Sunshine and Cocktails at SILO Distillery 4PM to 6PM 3 Artisans Way, Windsor, VT 05089 (Stop in for a free solar "sunshine cocktail" and some local cheese and hear how you can go solar!)

Thursday, Sept. 22nd Solar 101 Presentation
6:30PM Windsor Library A classic presentation where you can get all your questions answered about going solar in Vermont. What happens when it snows? I heard the state incentive is going away next year? What happens to my property value?)
 
Additional information sources for Windsor news:
Windsor FD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Fire-Department/145812745501495?fref=nf
Windsor PD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WindsorVermontPoliceDepartment
Windsor Recreation Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Recreation-Center/127897430613969
Paradise Park Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/paradise.park.71?fref=ts

Windsor on Air
Windsor on Air is a great resource for community news. View WOA-TV on Comcast Channel 8 or
On-Line: http://woa-tv.org/site, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-On-Air/304381210782.

Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Workers of WW1 link
Around Windsor Episode #22: Etta Fraiser & “Going the Distance” link
Legacy of Asher Benjamin: link  
 
Community Services and Support  
Community Meal in Windsor:
Beginning September 7th a community meal will be held every Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 6 pm.  America Legion Hall, 4 Court St. Bring a friend. Free. Sponsored by Windsor churches and community groups. 802-674-2157.The meals will run through the end of June 2017.
 
Sept 2016 Community Meal Schedule for seniors 60+
Reservations required – call VIA @ 802-674-5971 (seniors may bring guests of all ages)
 
Tuesday, Sept. 13      @ 12:00 noon – location: HARTLAND - Hartland Recreation Center :
Menu: turkey & gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, rolls, salad, dessert(suggested donation:  $3.00)
(VisitingNursefootclinicofferedfor $20, @ 1:00 pm-call for reservations: 674-4118)
 
Wednesday, Sept. 21      @ 12:00 noon – location: ASCUTNEY - ExitAte Restaurant
Menu: pot roast, two sides, salad, dessert (suggested donation: $4.00)
 
Wednesday, Sept. 28      @ 12:00 noon – location: WINDSOR -  Mt. Ascutney Hospital-Board Room:
Menu:  glazed ham, crrots, baked beans, salad, dessert(suggested donation $3.00)  
(coordinated by: Volunteers In Action (VIA), sponsored by: Senior Solutions)
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VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION OFFERS SERVICES FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS:  Transportation, friendly visits, small chores, walking companions, telephone contact, shopping assistance.
IF YOU KNOW anyone needing assistance, please have them call us.  (areas of service: Windsor, W.Windsor, Hartland, Weathersfield, Reading, Cornish & Plainfield). 
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – are you able to drive a senior to a medical appointment, hairdresser, bank or be willing to take a neighbor along with you when you do your grocery shopping or deliver Meals On Wheels?  We need volunteers to help our elders remain healthy and independent. We will work within your schedule – if once a month fits your schedule, just let us know. CALL: 802-674-5971

Windsor in the News
Windsor PD arrest credit card scammers link
Potential uses for Windsor National Guard Armory link
American Precision Museum 50th Birthday link

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This Week in Windsor 8.12.16

 

Last week I reviewed the construction that is or will take place in town. I have had quite a few comments on how good the town is looking, particularly from those who have not been to Windsor for a while. I think that is great and something we can all take pride in. Not to be a buzz kill but I do want to mention a pet peeve that is related to all of the money and effort that has been put in to give Windsor a facelift….litter.

 

Wednesday morning I went around to pick up the “Vote Today” signs. While I was picking up the signs I was also picking up trash. Even though  GreenUp was just a few months ago. and where paving has taken place the streets were left spic & span there was a fair amount of litter.

 

We know that there are those who litter and just don’t care. There are also those who are very conscious about appropriately getting rid of their trash. A lot of people fall somewhere in-between. In addition, sometimes despite the best intentions, a napkin or piece of paper goes flying out of a car window on a breezy day. The answer is not aggressive “litter police” rather clean streets are the result of a community wide expectation and commitment  to keep the streets clean. If you see a piece of litter please pick it up. We have trash and recycling containers all over town to deposit your find. I do believe that if less litter around, less will be deposited.  Garner a few karma points and help keep Windsor clean!

 

Related, the campaign signs that were an exercise in democracy on Tuesday became trash on Wednesday. Hopefully the candidates will have staff clean up, but more than likely not all will be retrieved. If you have one near you please dispose of it. Finally, if you are having a yard sale and advertise your event on poles and whatnot, please remember to go back and get the signs. – Thanks, Tom

 

Windsor Events

Perseids Meteor Shower, Marton Road

Friday, August 12, 10:PM-2:00AM:  The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best meteor showers to experience, producing up to 60 bright, luminous meteors per hour at its peak!  It is produced by Comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862.  It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of Aug 13.  The waxing gibbous moon will set shortly after midnight, leaving fairly dark skies.  Best viewing is after midnight.  We will have a viewing telescope to look at planets, stars and the moon.  Bring a reclining lawn chair or blanket, water, snack, possibly insect deterrent.  Dress for evening temperatures.  We will meet at the red pump house on Marton Road.  Call us at 802-674-2556 for directions.  Please dim headlights if driving in after 10:00pm.

 

 

 


THIS WEEKEND 
Friday Night Movie at the Cheese Board

Friday, August 5th 6:30PM Windsor Public Library and The Cheese Board are proud to present Family Movie Nights on Friday nights now and throughout the summer! The movie this week is “Minions” and will be shown at The Cheese Board, 71 Artisans Way.  Wood-fired pizza and maple creamies will be served so bring your appetite!  

 

The Windsor Farmers’ Market will be on the State Street Green this Saturday from 11am - 2pm and will welcome back RSVP. Are you retired? Looking to volunteer your time in your community? Stop by the market and learn more about this great organization.

Do you "Love your farmers market?". We do!! On Saturday August 20th the market will be taking part in the Vermont wide "Love your Farmer" kid's scavenger hunt! Stop by the market between 11-2 on 8/20, pick up a scavenger hunt booklet and start having fun. Kids who complete the booklet and return it to the market manager by 2pm will win a prize and be entered to win a grand prize!

And of course lots of great treats from your favorite vendors.

This week’s vendor selections:

Backwoods Grove: Zucchini (cc), catnip, chives (cc), and maybe rhubarb (cc), radishes (cc) and crookneck squash (cc).

Brookhaven: Beans(cc), beets (cc), squash (cc), scallions (cc), carrots (cc), cucumbers (cc), and up-cycled pillows and note pads

Contented Butterfly Farm: Farm fresh chicken and duck eggs, cucumbers (cc), zucchini (cc), garlic (cc), tomatillo salsa, mint jelly, and strawberry/rhubarb topping sauce.

Max & Ozzie's: Summer Sale continues! Tote bags, crocheted toys, purses, and more - all on sale! 100% cotton napkins, kitchen towels and more. Possibly freshly baked bread and scones.

Nada's Notes and Photos: Photo cards featuring local scenes and freshly made popcorn!

Split Rock Farm: Pickles, jams, relishes, and grass fed beef.

Windsor Lions Club: Hot food available such as hamburgers, hot dogs, baked goods and more.

 

Reminder! SNAP and 3SquaresVT Program Participants- Crop Cash is available during our summer market season. Coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables (see the CC next to eligible products). Swipe your EBT card and get up to $10 in matching coupons! For example, take out $5 using your EBT card and get $5 worth of coupons. Take out $10 and get a matching $10 in coupons!

The Windsor Summer Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday May - October from 11am-2pm on the State Street Green.

 

The market is looking for vendors (daily/drop in options available) for the 2016 summer season. NOW OFFERING: Short season option for new vendors. For those who farm, cook or craft the market is a wonderful way to sell your wares in a friendly community based setting. Contact us at Windsor.vt.farmers.market@gmail.com for more information.

 

Cider Hill Gardens

SUPER SALE starts Saturday, August 13th! PERENNIALS, many at 50% off; Late Daylilies at peak.  
HUGE Daylilly Clumps $10. Super Specials AND MORE! Cider Hill Gardens, 1747 Hunt Road, Windsor, VT 802-674-6825; www.ciderhillgardens.com

 

Music this Weekend

Friday
Chris Kleeman Blues Band at Skunk Hollow Tavern at Hartland Four Corners - 9pm

Cold Chocolate at Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom - 9:30

 

Saturday
Grundlefunk at Windsor Station Restaurant in Windsor, VT- 9:30pm

 

Concert at Saint-Gaudens

Sunday, August 14th 2pm Edward Arron, 'cello and Jeewon Park, piano Silent Woods, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and more. Bea Robinson and Chuck Bradway Concert

Jeewon Park, Korean-born pianist, is praised for her “deeply reflective playing” (Indianapolis Star) and “infectious exuberance” (New York Times.) She has garnered the attention of audiences for her dazzling technique and poetic lyricism. Since making her debut at the age of 12 performing Chopin’s First Concerto with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Park has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, 92nd Street Y, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kravis Center, and Seoul Arts Center in Korea.

Edward Arron, cellist, has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since that time, he has appeared in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In 2013, Mr. Arron completed a ten-year residency as the artistic director of the critically acclaimed Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert, a chamber music series created in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Museum’s prestigious Concerts and lectures series.


Music! For Windsor area entertainment information:
Windsor Station: http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Harpoon: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Skunk Hollow: http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx 
Want to know more about area music click on this link for a newsletter from Dave Clark and Yellow House Media that covers music in the Upper Valley http://www.yellowhousemedia.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday Evening Concerts on the Common 6 – 8 pm
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of summer!
August 17th        Larry & Adam
August 24th        Carlos Ocasio

A Horseless Horse Show you say.....

August 28th, 10 am This fun and educational event is a complete show that includes everything that happens in a horse trails (event) and dressage show with the added excitement of a trail class and gymkhana games. You start with filling out the entry form and end with ribbons and trophies for the best performances! All classes will have descriptions to explain the requirements AND helpful judges to assist you in understanding the criteria to perform well. For more information email DelaneyStables@gmail.com or visit our Face Book page. All trails lead here for a fun family-friendly outing! No Horse Experience needed. Groups welcome.

 

Bag Ali will be returning to Mt. Ascutney Hospital

Tuesday, August 30th from 7:30AM – 4:00PM in Conference Room A with their fabulous collection of handbags and accessories. NEW FALL STYLES will be featured. The Bag Ali collection includes the hottest handbag styles made from buttery-soft leathers and fashion materials. Also being featured is chic metallic and prints, all in the latest bold colors and shapes. There will be briefcases, scarves, wallets and small leather goods for women and men. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express welcome. A portion of the sales will benefit Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center.


4th ANNUAL VERMONT MAC AND CHEESE CHALLENGE!

Welcome Mac & Cheese Lovers!!! Come join us for the 4th Annual Mac & Cheese Challenge!

Sunday, September 11, 2016·  11am – 3pm  ·  Artisans Park, Windsor, VT

This will be our fourth annual Mac & Cheese Challenge coming up in September! Ticket purchase in advance for $15 at www.vtmacandcheese.com or pay $20 at the event.  Tickets will go on sale approximately 6 weeks before the event.

 

Come sample 20-25 competing Mac & Cheese dishes from top chefs and restaurants from around the region. Just $15 ($20 if purchased at the door) gets you a voting ballot and entry to event where you can sample every recipe and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Harpoon Draft Beer available for purchase, Live Music, Calf Petting Zoo, Kids under 6 get in free….

Rain or Shine! Don’t miss it. All proceeds will go to benefit Vermont Foodbank and Sustainable Woodstock.

 

Autumn Moon Festival

Date changed this year to September 24th Time 4-9 pm Where State and Main South to The Windsor Diner. Plenty of entertainment, Kids zone, vendors, food, and much more... Including something special that is sure to have this year's event go out with a bang...

 

 


Locals Night at the Maple Kitchen
Please join us Monday nights at The Maple Kitchen to enjoy the music of Rich Thomas and Kyle Morin of About Gladys while you dine on delicious cuisine. Don’t forget, it’s locals night! Receive a 10% discount off all food when you show your local ID.
 
What’s Happening at the Library
Windsor Public Library, 43 State Street, 802-674-2556 Check out our brand new website at www.windsorlibrary.org
What's Happening at Windsor Public Library:

 

Please note that the last day to complete your walking challenge miles is Saturday August 20th.

 

Ready, Set, Let's Go Bass Fishing, Saturday, August 13th, 2:00pm-5:00pm:  Intro to Bass Fishing with a VT Fish and Wildlife Instructor.  All equipment will be available.  Casting, water ecology, fishing skills, ethics, rules, and regulations will also be covered.  No fishing license required if participating in this program!  Please register by calling the library at 802-674-2556.  All ages, however, children under 12 MUST by accompanied by an adult.

 

Book Discussion Groups:

 

Adult Book Discussion, Tuesday, August 16th, 6:00pm:  We've made some changes!! For the next few months, you will choose what to read, based on a list of suggested titles from others in the group, or based on a common theme.  This way, you get to choose your favorite styles and genres, while still trying a book that is new to you!  This month's suggested reading list is available in the library and on our website.

 

Regular programs:

Knitting group:  Monday August 8th and Monday August 22nd at 6:30pm.  This group is for all levels.

 

Preschool Storytime, Every Wednesday at 10:30am:  Caregivers and their children are welcome as we share stories, songs, and crafts.

 

Spanish Conversation Class, All levels. Currently Wednesdays at 3:00pm.  Please call the library to confirm the time.

 

Windsor Public Library News and Events
 
Summer Activity Challenge
Windsor Public Library invited you to lace up your sneakers and join us for our summer activity challenge - 50 Miles in Summer!  This program will challenge participants to move 50 (or more) human-powered miles in 70 days.  This can be completed in the form of walking, running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, Zumba etc.  This summer's theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Exercise Your Mind!, promoting active lifestyles so get MOVING Windsor!!  Sign up at the library to receive your mileage log and detailed instructions for the challenge.  This challenge is open to all ages and abilities.  Good luck!! 

 

News From The Schools

 

Windsor makes significant gains in SBAC scores.

Check out the results here

 

Relive the glory

WHS has put several of the most exciting WHS athletic events of the past decades on YouTube. You can check them out here


Community News

Windsor PD offers finger print services
Did you know that the Windsor Police Department conducts fingerprinting for State licenses, Education Employment or similar scenarios? Contact Our Administrative Assistant between 9am-2pm Monday –
Friday 802-674-9042


Additional information sources for Windsor news:
Windsor FD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Fire-Department/145812745501495?fref=nf
Windsor PD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WindsorVermontPoliceDepartment
Windsor Recreation Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Recreation-Center/127897430613969
Paradise Park Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/paradise.park.71?fref=ts


Windsor on Air
Windsor on Air is a great resource for community news. View WOA-TV on Comcast Channel 8 or
On-Line: http://woa-tv.org/site, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-On-Air/304381210782.

Around Windsor Episode #22: Etta Fraiser & “Going the Distance” link
Concert on the Common with About Gladys link
Legacy of Asher Benjamin: link  
WHS Graduation: link
Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society: July 2016 link
 
Community Services and Support  

Backpack Drive

Lisa Palmer is organizing a Backpack drive for Kurn Hattin Homes, who is in need of 97 new back packs and school supplies for the upcoming school year. The ages are from 8 years to 8th grade and includes both boys and girls. You can drop your donations off at Arabella Gallery 65 Main St. Windsor, VT

or contact Lisa to arrange drop off or pick up.

 

If you would rather give a monetary donation, please make checks payable to Kurn Hattin Homes and remember, there is no such thing as an insignificant donation! You can also donate on their website at https://kurnhattin.org This campaign will end on August 20th so lets get going and show the kids we care!

When we asked for your help for WISE, the community response was overwhelming and your generosity brought a couple of us to tears. The miscellaneous donations of small items added up to be HUGE!

 

Medicare Boot Camp
Senior Solutions staff provides unbiased information about the Medicare system at Medicare Boot Camp. This FREE class is for Vermonters who are new to Medicare, and the family members who help them.
 
Boot Camp will be held on three dates in Windsor, from 10 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  You may register to attend one of these dates: August 10, August 24, September 7. This is NOT a multiple-session series, so please choose only one date.
 
Family members who help these beneficiaries may also attend. Medicare has strict enrollment periods, and Medicare Boot Camp prepares participants make timely decisions about drug plans and supplemental plans as well as many other issues.
 
Space is limited, so please call in advance to the Senior HelpLine for registration and detailed location information: 1-800-642-5119. More classes are listed atwww.seniorsolutionsvt.org . Senior Solutions is also seeking volunteers to help with our Medicare department and outreach. To learn more, please call the Senior HelpLine.
 
Community Meal Schedule for seniors 60+:
Reservations required – call VIA @ 802-674-5971(seniors may bring guests of all ages)
(VisitingNursefootclinicofferedfor $20, @ 1:00 pm-call for reservations: 674-4118)
 
Wednesday, August 17th      @ 12:00 noon – location: ASCUTNEY - ExitAte Restaurant
Menu: fish (haddock), two sides, salad, dessert (suggested donation: $4.00)
 
Wednesday, August 24th      @ 12:00 noon – location: WINDSOR -  Mt. Ascutney Hospital-Board Room:
Menu:  hot roast beef sandwich, chips, coleslaw, dessert(suggested donation $3.00)  
(coordinated by: Volunteers In Action (VIA), sponsored by: Senior Solutions)
 
VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION OFFERS SERVICES FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS:  Transportation, friendly visits, small chores, walking companions, telephone contact, shopping assistance.
IF YOU KNOW anyone needing assistance, please have them call us.  (areas of service: Windsor, W.Windsor, Hartland, Weathersfield, Reading, Cornish & Plainfield). 
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – are you able to drive a senior to a medical appointment, hairdresser, bank or be willing to take a neighbor along with you when you do your grocery shopping or deliver Meals On Wheels?  We need volunteers to help our elders remain healthy and independent. We will work within your schedule – if once a month fits your schedule, just let us know. CALL: 802-674-5971
 
Windsor in the News
 
Article on Windsor PD link

Harpoon BBQ Championships link

Vigilant Guard link
Harpoon Point to Point offers new Mt. Bike course link
Farm to bottle: The SILO Distillery Process link
Paddling the River link
Blossoming Business in Windsor link

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This Week in Windsor 8.05.16

 

8.05.16

Summer is slipping by quickly. The annual Harpoon BBQ event is behind us and we are starting to get the word out on the next big events; The Mac & Cheese Competition and Autumn Moon Festival. Concerts on the Common will continue each Wednesday through August.

We have a lull in construction at the moment, most notably; the Main St. sidewalk project is running behind. As has been mentioned in the past we started a bit early to get the curb in before the Main St. paving project, some of the materials require extended lead times, and in order to take advantage of a bid that was about $100K less than the rest that were submitted, we went with a design that is more cost effective, practical and in the end will be aesthetically pleasing.  We expect to be up and running again shortly, as redesigned wall block gets delivered and installed, which will allow for the sidewalk to be poured.

Bids for repaving of Bridge St. and County Rd (from about the I91 overpass to the prison entrance) are being opened later today. If all goes well the contracts will be awarded next week. Contractors that were interested in submitting bids all said that they could complete the projects late summer or fall of this year.  While it may not be a project that you notice, work will begin shortly on the removal of the Brook Rd. bridge that was severely damaged in Irene.

Additional projects that are in varying stages of design include replacement of a culvert on County Rd. that was damaged in 2013, repair to Juniper Hill Rd. related to damage incurred in 2013, Pine, Court, Jacob st. area sidewalk and paving, Estey Lane improvements to include reducing the grade on the hill near the intersection with Brook Rd. and improved drainage, Dewey Ave. drainage and paving, and buttress repair to the dam.

The Town will also be taking delivery of a couple of new vehicles that were paid for out of FEMA funds. The Fire Dept. expect delivery of a brush truck (emergency response to brush fires as well as tactical support for other fires and accidents). The Highway Dept. will be receiving a new dump truck in the weeks ahead.

Statewide Primary – August 9th

The Statewide Primary Election day is Tuesday, August 9, 2016.  The polls will be open from 9 am to 7 pm on that day.  The polling place is located in the Windsor Recreation Center Gym. 

 

 Windsor Events
 
THIS WEEKEND 
Friday Night Movie at the Cheese Board

Friday, August 5th 6:30PM Windsor Public Library and The Cheese Board are proud to present Family Movie Nights on Friday nights now and throughout the summer! The movie this week is “Frozen” and will be shown at The Cheese Board, 71 Artisans Way.  Wood-fired pizza and maple creamies will be served so bring your appetite!  

The American Precision Museum is having a party, and you’re invited
Saturday August 6: 5:30p – 7:00p Free Admission It’s been 50 years since the American Precision Museum opened its doors with a goal of preserving the historic Robbins & Lawrence Armory and chronicling the past, present, and future of manufacturing. Join us for cake, conversation, and a look at our new exhibit “Shaping America.” It tells the story of how manufacturing has shaped our lives in America. From the tool revolution of the 1800s to advanced manufacturing today, technical innovation has molded who we are and how we live.   RSVP to apm@americanprecision.org

 Rachel S Harlow United Methodist Church
is hosting a Ham Dinner on Saturday August 6th starting at 4:30pm. All are invited. $10/person. Proceeds from this dinner will be going to the restoration fund for our stained glass windows. We hope to see you there.

 Picnic Concert at the Snapdragon

Saturday August 6th @ 7pm - The Snapdragon Inn invites you to come enjoy a beautiful outdoor concert on their grounds, featuring the incredible fiddle & folk songs of Alex Smith and his band, The Mountain Folk. Bring a blanket to lounge on and BYOB to enjoy with a free sampling of delights from The Cheese Board. Enter the raffle to win a Vermont Farmstead Cheese Platter!

 The Windsor Farmers’ Market will be on the State Street Green this Saturday from 11am - 1pm. The Market will close at 1pm (one hour early) to accommodate set up for a wedding. Congrats to the happy couple! Besides ending a little early the Market will have live music from Walter Gomez and a visit from the Windsor Lions Club. And of course lots of great treats from your favorite vendors.

This week’s vendor selections:

Backwoods Grove: Zucchini (cc), catnip, chives (cc), and maybe rhubarb (cc), radishes (cc) and crookneck squash (cc).

Brookhaven: Beans(cc), beets (cc), squash (cc), scallions (cc), carrots (cc), cucumbers (cc), and up-cycled pillows and note pads

Contented Butterfly Farm: Farm fresh chicken and duck eggs, cucumbers (cc), zucchini (cc), garlic (cc), tomatillo salsa, mint jelly, and strawberry/rhubarb topping sauce.

Max & Ozzie's: Summer Sale continues! Tote bags, crocheted toys, purses, and more - all on sale! 100% cotton napkins, kitchen towels and more. Possibly freshly baked bread and scones.

Nada's Notes and Photos: Photo cards featuring local scenes and freshly made popcorn!

Split Rock Farm: Pickles, jams, relishes, and grass fed beef.

Windsor Lions Club: Hot food available such as hamburgers, hot dogs, baked goods and more.

Reminder! SNAP and 3SquaresVT Program Participants- Crop Cash is available during our summer market season. Coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables (see the CC next to eligible products). Swipe your EBT card and get up to $10 in matching coupons! For example, take out $5 using your EBT card and get $5 worth of coupons. Take out $10 and get a matching $10 in coupons!

The Windsor Summer Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday May - October from 11am-2pm on the State Street Green.

The market is looking for vendors (daily/drop in options available) for the 2016 summer season. NOW OFFERING: Short season option for new vendors. For those who farm, cook or craft the market is a wonderful way to sell your wares in a friendly community based setting. Contact us at Windsor.vt.farmers.market@gmail.com for more information.

Music this Weekend

Friday
Peter Concilio Jazz at Skunk Hollow Tavern at Hartland Four Corners - 8pm

John Lakard Blues Band at Harpoon starting at 5pmSaturday

Eight Feet Tall at Windsor Station Restaurant in Windsor, VT- 9:30pm

 Music! For Windsor area entertainment information:
Windsor Station: http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Harpoon: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Skunk Hollow: http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx 
Want to know more about area music click on this link for a newsletter from Dave Clark and Yellow House Media that covers music in the Upper Valley http://www.yellowhousemedia.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday Evening Concerts on the Common 6 – 8 pm
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of summer!
August 10th        Sullivan, Davis, Hanscomb
August 17th        Larry & Adam
August 24th        Carlos Ocasio
 
4th ANNUAL VERMONT MAC AND CHEESE CHALLENGE!

Welcome Mac & Cheese Lovers!!! Come join us for the 4th Annual Mac & Cheese Challenge!

Sunday, September 11, 2016·  11am – 3pm  ·  Artisans Park, Windsor, VT

This will be our fourth annual Mac & Cheese Challenge coming up in September! Ticket purchase in advance for $15 at www.vtmacandcheese.com or pay $20 at the event.  Tickets will go on sale approximately 6 weeks before the event.

Come sample 20-25 competing Mac & Cheese dishes from top chefs and restaurants from around the region. Just $15 ($20 if purchased at the door) gets you a voting ballot and entry to event where you can sample every recipe and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Harpoon Draft Beer available for purchase, Live Music, Calf Petting Zoo, Kids under 6 get in free….

Rain or Shine! Don’t miss it. All proceeds will go to benefit Vermont Foodbank and Sustainable Woodstock.

Autumn Moon Festival

Date changed this year to September 24th Time 4-9 pm Where State and Main South to The Windsor Diner. Plenty of entertainment, Kids zone, vendors, food, and much more... Including something special that is sure to have this year's event go out with a bang...

Locals Night at the Maple Kitchen
Please join us Monday nights at The Maple Kitchen to enjoy the music of Rich Thomas and Kyle Morin of About Gladys while you dine on delicious cuisine. Don’t forget, it’s locals night! Receive a 10% discount off all food when you show your local ID.
 
What’s Happening at the Library
Windsor Public Library, 43 State Street, 802-674-2556 Check out our brand new website at www.windsorlibrary.org
What's Happening at Windsor Public Library:

Please note that the last day to complete your walking challenge miles is Saturday August 20th.

Perseids Meteor Shower, Marton Road, Friday, August 12, 10:PM-2:00AM:  The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best meteor showers to experience, producing up to 60 bright, luminous meteors per hour at its peak!  It is produced by Comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862.  It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of Aug 13.  The waxing gibbous moon will set shortly after midnight, leaving fairly dark skies.  Best viewing is after midnight.  We will have a viewing telescope to look at planets, stars and the moon.  Bring a reclining lawn chair or blanket, water, snack, possibly insect deterrent.  Dress for evening temperatures.  We will meet at the red pump house on Marton Road.  Call us at 802-674-2556 for directions.  Please dim headlights if driving in after 10:00pm.

Ready, Set, Let's Go Bass Fishing, Saturday, August 13th, 2:00pm-5:00pm:  Intro to Bass Fishing with a VT Fish and Wildlife Instructor.  All equipment will be available.  Casting, water ecology, fishing skills, ethics, rules, and regulations will also be covered.  No fishing license required if participating in this program!  Please register by calling the library at 802-674-2556.  All ages, however, children under 12 MUST by accompanied by an adult.

Book Discussion Groups:

Vermont Reads Book Discussion, Saturday, August 6th, 10:00am:  Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong.  Ages 9 and up.

Politics of Food Book Discussion, Tuesday, August 9th, 6:00pm:  Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky

Adult Book Discussion, Tuesday, August 16th, 6:00pm:  We've made some changes!! For the next few months, you will choose what to read, based on a list of suggested titles from others in the group, or based on a common theme.  This way, you get to choose your favorite styles and genres, while still trying a book that is new to you!  This month's suggested reading list is available in the library and on our website.

Regular programs:

Knitting group:  Monday August 8th and Monday August 22nd at 6:30pm.  This group is for all levels.

Preschool Storytime, Every Wednesday at 10:30am:  Caregivers and their children are welcome as we share stories, songs, and crafts.

Spanish Conversation Class, All levels. Currently Wednesdays at 3:00pm.  Please call the library to confirm the time.

Windsor Public Library News and Events
 
Summer Activity Challenge
Windsor Public Library invited you to lace up your sneakers and join us for our summer activity challenge - 50 Miles in Summer!  This program will challenge participants to move 50 (or more) human-powered miles in 70 days.  This can be completed in the form of walking, running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, Zumba etc.  This summer's theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Exercise Your Mind!, promoting active lifestyles so get MOVING Windsor!!  Sign up at the library to receive your mileage log and detailed instructions for the challenge.  This challenge is open to all ages and abilities.  Good luck!!
Dog Sports: Thursday, August 4, 6:30pm: Sports are not just for people!  Animals participate in sports as well.  Join us for a special program featuring our furry canine friends as they demonstrate the sports of agility, freestyle, obedience (yes it's a sport) and flyball.  Information on other canine sports and activities will be available.
 
National Dance Day, Intro to Tap Dance! Saturday, July 30, 10:00am: Come dance the rhythm!  Have you always wanted to try a dance class?  Did you take dance as a kid and would like to return?  Or do you want a low impact exercise that benefits the mind and body?  If the answer is yes, then come join us in this intro to tap class!  We will have fun learning basic tap techniques and sounds and by the end be able to perform a short, simple routine (yes it can happen!!!).  Tap shoes are not necessary but if you have any type of shows that make noise on hard floors, bring them along!
 
Friday July 29th, Stuffed Animal Sleepover.  Bring your stuffed animal (one you can live without for a couple nights) to the library for the 6th Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover!  Pick it up anytime during open hours after Monday August 1st.  A video link of the sleepover will be posted on our website.  Watch to see what your animal did at the library in the dark of night!  All ages.

New program:
Let’s go fishingSaturday August 13th from 2:00 - 5:00pm. An introduction to bass fishing with a VT Fish and Wildlife instructor. This clinic focuses on bass as the main target species, and no prior fishing experience is needed! We will focus on the basics and on some slightly more advanced material. No fishing license required as part of this program. All equipment is provided.  Please register by calling the library at 674-2556.  All ages. Limit 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
under book discussions add:
 
Teen Book discussion, Saturday, August 6th, 10:00am:  "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance" by Jennifer Armstrong.  For a copy of the book that you get to keep, please contact the library 674-2556.

Book discussions(Please see a librarian for a copy of the book):
Politics and Food Discussion, Thursday July 12, 6:00pm:  Woman in Charge by Carl Bernstein
Adult Book Discussion, Thursday, July 19, 6:00pm:  Tuesdays with Morrie or bring a book of your choice that you'd like to share and discuss!

News From The Schools

 

Windsor makes significant gains in SBAC scores.

Check out the results here

Relive the glory

WHS has put several of the most exciting WHS athletic events of the past decades on YouTube. You can check them out here


Community News

Kids Camp in Windsor
Kingdom Chronicles Kids Camp, Aug. 2nd-6th, 10am-Noon @ The Green.  Knights & maidens Pre-K (4+) thru 6th Grade will enjoy activities, crafts, songs & stories about God's Kingdom!  Prepare to put on the Armor of God & stand strong in the battle for truth!  Click here to register for a royally fun time at The Kingdom Chronicles!  All costs are covered by Trinity Church, 44 Main St. For more info, contact Becky Balch, info@tefcwindsor.org or 802.674.6781.
 
Windsor PD offers finger print services
Did you know that the Windsor Police Department conducts fingerprinting for State licenses, Education Employment or similar scenarios? Contact Our Administrative Assistant between 9am-2pm Monday –
Friday 802-674-9042


Additional information sources for Windsor news:
Windsor FD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Fire-Department/145812745501495?fref=nf
Windsor PD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WindsorVermontPoliceDepartment
Windsor Recreation Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Recreation-Center/127897430613969
Paradise Park Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/paradise.park.71?fref=ts


Windsor on Air
Windsor on Air is a great resource for community news. View WOA-TV on Comcast Channel 8 or
On-Line: http://woa-tv.org/site, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-On-Air/304381210782.

Around Windsor Episode #22: Etta Fraiser & “Going the Distance” link
Concert on the Common with About Gladys link
Legacy of Asher Benjamin: link  
WHS Graduation: link
Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society: July 2016 link
 
Community Services and Support  

Backpack Drive

Lisa Palmer is organizing a Backpack drive for Kurn Hattin Homes, who is in need of 97 new back packs and school supplies for the upcoming school year. The ages are from 8 years to 8th grade and includes both boys and girls. You can drop your donations off at Arabella Gallery 65 Main St. Windsor, VT

or contact Lisa to arrange drop off or pick up.

 

If you would rather give a monetary donation, please make checks payable to Kurn Hattin Homes and remember, there is no such thing as an insignificant donation! You can also donate on their website at https://kurnhattin.org This campaign will end on August 20th so lets get going and show the kids we care!

When we asked for your help for WISE, the community response was overwhelming and your generosity brought a couple of us to tears. The miscellaneous donations of small items added up to be HUGE!

 

Medicare Boot Camp
Senior Solutions staff provides unbiased information about the Medicare system at Medicare Boot Camp. This FREE class is for Vermonters who are new to Medicare, and the family members who help them.
 
Boot Camp will be held on three dates in Windsor, from 10 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  You may register to attend one of these dates: August 10, August 24, September 7. This is NOT a multiple-session series, so please choose only one date.
 
Family members who help these beneficiaries may also attend. Medicare has strict enrollment periods, and Medicare Boot Camp prepares participants make timely decisions about drug plans and supplemental plans as well as many other issues.
 
Space is limited, so please call in advance to the Senior HelpLine for registration and detailed location information: 1-800-642-5119. More classes are listed atwww.seniorsolutionsvt.org . Senior Solutions is also seeking volunteers to help with our Medicare department and outreach. To learn more, please call the Senior HelpLine.
 
Community Meal Schedule for seniors 60+:
Reservations required – call VIA @ 802-674-5971(seniors may bring guests of all ages)
(VisitingNursefootclinicofferedfor $20, @ 1:00 pm-call for reservations: 674-4118)
 
Tuesday, August 9th      @ 12:00 noon – location: HARTLAND - Hartland Recreation Center :
Menu: grilled BBQ chicken, baked potatoes, corn, salad, dessert(suggested donation:  $3.00)
(VisitingNursefootclinicofferedfor $20, @ 1:00 pm-call for reservations: 674-4118)
 
Wednesday, August 17th      @ 12:00 noon – location: ASCUTNEY - ExitAte Restaurant
Menu: fish (haddock), two sides, salad, dessert (suggested donation: $4.00)
 
Wednesday, August 24th      @ 12:00 noon – location: WINDSOR -  Mt. Ascutney Hospital-Board Room:
Menu:  hot roast beef sandwich, chips, coleslaw, dessert(suggested donation $3.00)  
(coordinated by: Volunteers In Action (VIA), sponsored by: Senior Solutions)
 
VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION OFFERS SERVICES FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS:  Transportation, friendly visits, small chores, walking companions, telephone contact, shopping assistance.
IF YOU KNOW anyone needing assistance, please have them call us.  (areas of service: Windsor, W.Windsor, Hartland, Weathersfield, Reading, Cornish & Plainfield). 
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – are you able to drive a senior to a medical appointment, hairdresser, bank or be willing to take a neighbor along with you when you do your grocery shopping or deliver Meals On Wheels?  We need volunteers to help our elders remain healthy and independent. We will work within your schedule – if once a month fits your schedule, just let us know. CALL: 802-674-5971
 
Windsor in the News
 
Article on Windsor PD link

Harpoon BBQ Championships link

Vigilant Guard link
Harpoon Point to Point offers new Mt. Bike course link
Farm to bottle: The SILO Distillery Process link
Paddling the River link
Blossoming Business in Windsor link

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This Week in Windsor 7.28.16

 

7.29.16

The Windsor Historical Society is now on Facebook!

 Barbara Rhode and Kathy Hoyt have put together a very interesting new Facebook page for the Windsor Historical Society. If you grew up in town you will find photos of a of familiar faces (for example did you happen to be in Mr. Green’s 1983 5th grade class?) and familiar places, like the old Windsor High School. Native or not however, you will find interesting photos, antidotes and fun quizzes to test your knowledge. You can find the page here:. Give it a look and a like!

Statewide Primary – August 9th

The Statewide Primary Election day is Tuesday, August 9, 2016.  The polls will be open from 9 am to 7 pm on that day.  The polling place is located in the Windsor Recreation Center Gym.  Voters may vote absentee anytime from now thru August 8th.  either by mail or at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Windsor Events
 
THIS WEEKEND
Mt. Ascutney 5K Rainbow Run/Hike
Saturday, August 27 from 8:30 AM to 11 AM Get showered in multicolor hues while you run or hike on the Mt. Ascutney trails! Race Start Time: 9 AM Registration: Day of registration ONLY at The Climb Fitness Center at 8:30 AM Registration fee: $15 Details: Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult on the course. Questions? Please contact The Climb Fitness team at  team@theclimbfitness.com or 802-484-3511
 
The Windsor Summer Farmers' Market is here! 
Saturdays 11-2pm on the State Street Green The Windsor Farmers’ Market welcomes 2 great local non-profits this Saturday from 11-2 on the State Street Green!  WISE - a non profit helping with advocacy, prevention, and crisis support for women's issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking - and RSVP will have information tables set up. RSVP (Green Mountain Retired Senior Volunteer Program) is active again in Windsor and helps match volunteers with local programs- like Meals on Wheels! Stop by to learn more about these great organizations! And of course lots of great treats from you favorite vendors.
This week’s vendor selections:
Backwoods Grove: Zucchini (cc), Pea Pods (cc), catnip, chives (cc), and maybe radishes (cc), rhubard (cc), and squash.
Brookhaven: Beans(cc), rhubarb (cc), beets (cc), squash (cc), lettuce (cc), scallions (cc), carrots (cc), maybe cucumbers (cc), and up-cycled pillows and note pads
Contented Butterfly Farm: Farm fresh chicken and duck eggs, zucchini (cc), tomatillo salsa, mint jelly, strawberry/rhubarb topping sauce and maybe green garlic (cc).
Max & Ozzie's: Summer Sale Starts this Saturday! Tote bags, crocheted toys, purses, and more - all on sale! 100% cotton napkins, kitchen towels and more.
Nada's Notes and Photos: Photo cards featuring local scenes and freshly made popcorn!
Split Rock Farm: Picallili, kosher dill pickles, pickled beets, jams and grass fed beef.
Victoria's Artisan Gifts: Handmade chalkmats, braided barrettes, beads and jewelry, and tissue cases.
Reminder! SNAP and 3SquaresVT Program Participants- Crop Cash is available during our summer market season. Coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables (see the CC next to eligible products). Swipe your EBT card and get up to $10 in matching coupons! For example, take out $5 using your EBT card and get $5 worth of coupons. Take out $10 and get a matching $10 in coupons!
The Windsor Summer Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday May - October from 11am-2pm on the State Street Green.
The market is looking for vendors (daily/drop in options available) for the 2016 summer season. NOW OFFERING: Short season option for new vendors. For those who farm, cook or craft the market is a wonderful way to sell your wares in a friendly community based setting. Contact us at Windsor.vt.farmers.market@gmail.com for more information.

Music this Weekend
 
Friday
Moxley Union at Skunk Hollow Tavern at Hartland Four Corners – pm
Fest for Wes at Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom - 9:30
 
Saturday
Brownstock Music Festival featuring Open Stage Jam Sessions hosted by Rick, Bob, and Zip - email brownstockvt@gmail.com to register for Open Stage Jams. Camping tickets available. For tickets go to http://ascutneyoutdoors.org/new-events/brownstock
 
Travelling Broke & Out Of Gas at Windsor Station Restaurant in Windsor, VT- 9:30pm
 
Sunday
Music & Mary’s SILO Distillery presents MUSIC AND MARYS with Live Music and Bloody Mary Bar on Sunday, July 31st from 12:00pm-2:00pm.  This Sunday we’re featuring Moxley Union!   A DIY Bloody Mary Bar with house-made mixings and local made fixings with you choice of spirit — perhaps try our latest release – SILO Cucumber Vodka! Light fare will be available for purchase.
 
 
Music! For Windsor area entertainment information:
Windsor Station: http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Harpoon: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Skunk Hollow: http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx 
Want to know more about area music click on this link for a newsletter from Dave Clark and Yellow House Media that covers music in the Upper Valley http://www.yellowhousemedia.com


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday Evening Concerts on the Common 6 – 8 pm
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of summer!
August 3rd         River Road Blues Band
August 10th        Sullivan, Davis, Hanscomb
August 17th        Larry & Adam
August 24th        Carlos Ocasio
 
Democratic Town Committee Caucus
Monday, August 1sth 5:30pm, Windsor Town Hall 29 Union St. Windsor, VT Selectboard Room Notice is hereby given that the democratic town committee if Windsor will hold a caucus for the purpose of electing nominees fto stand for election as justice of the peace on the 2016 general election ballot. If you have any questions concerning this notice please contact Paul S. Belaski, Chair, Town Dem. Comm..
paulbelaski@gmail.com  802 674 2713
 
Locals Night at the Maple Kitchen
Please join us Monday nights at The Maple Kitchen to enjoy the music of Rich Thomas and Kyle Morin of About Gladys while you dine on delicious cuisine. Don’t forget, it’s locals night! Receive a 10% discount off all food when you show your local ID.
 
What’s Happening at the Library
Windsor Public Library, 43 State Street, 802-674-2556 Check out our brand new website at www.windsorlibrary.org
 

The American Precision Museum is having a party, and you’re invited
Saturday August 6: 5:30p – 7:00p Free Admission It’s been 50 years since the American Precision Museum opened its doors with a goal of preserving the historic Robbins & Lawrence Armory and chronicling the past, present, and future of manufacturing. Join us for cake, conversation, and a look at our new exhibit “Shaping America.” It tells the story of how manufacturing has shaped our lives in America. From the tool revolution of the 1800s to advanced manufacturing today, technical innovation has molded who we are and how we live.   RSVP to apm@americanprecision.org

Rachel S Harlow United Methodist Church
is hosting a Ham Dinner on Saturday August 6th starting at 4:30pm. All are invited. $10/person. Proceeds from this dinner will be going to the restoration fund for our stained glass windows. We hope to see you there.
 
Windsor Public Library News and Events
 
Summer Activity Challenge
Windsor Public Library invited you to lace up your sneakers and join us for our summer activity challenge - 50 Miles in Summer!  This program will challenge participants to move 50 (or more) human-powered miles in 70 days.  This can be completed in the form of walking, running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, Zumba etc.  This summer's theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Exercise Your Mind!, promoting active lifestyles so get MOVING Windsor!!  Sign up at the library to receive your mileage log and detailed instructions for the challenge.  This challenge is open to all ages and abilities.  Good luck!!
Dog Sports: Thursday, August 4, 6:30pm: Sports are not just for people!  Animals participate in sports as well.  Join us for a special program featuring our furry canine friends as they demonstrate the sports of agility, freestyle, obedience (yes it's a sport) and flyball.  Information on other canine sports and activities will be available.
 
National Dance Day, Intro to Tap Dance! Saturday, July 30, 10:00am: Come dance the rhythm!  Have you always wanted to try a dance class?  Did you take dance as a kid and would like to return?  Or do you want a low impact exercise that benefits the mind and body?  If the answer is yes, then come join us in this intro to tap class!  We will have fun learning basic tap techniques and sounds and by the end be able to perform a short, simple routine (yes it can happen!!!).  Tap shoes are not necessary but if you have any type of shows that make noise on hard floors, bring them along!
 
Friday July 29th, Stuffed Animal Sleepover.  Bring your stuffed animal (one you can live without for a couple nights) to the library for the 6th Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover!  Pick it up anytime during open hours after Monday August 1st.  A video link of the sleepover will be posted on our website.  Watch to see what your animal did at the library in the dark of night!  All ages.


New program:
Let’s go fishingSaturday August 13th from 2:00 - 5:00pm. An introduction to bass fishing with a VT Fish and Wildlife instructor. This clinic focuses on bass as the main target species, and no prior fishing experience is needed! We will focus on the basics and on some slightly more advanced material. No fishing license required as part of this program. All equipment is provided.  Please register by calling the library at 674-2556.  All ages. Limit 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
under book discussions add:
 
Teen Book discussion, Saturday, August 6th, 10:00am:  "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance" by Jennifer Armstrong.  For a copy of the book that you get to keep, please contact the library 674-2556.

Book discussions(Please see a librarian for a copy of the book):
Politics and Food Discussion, Thursday July 12, 6:00pm:  Woman in Charge by Carl Bernstein
Adult Book Discussion, Thursday, July 19, 6:00pm:  Tuesdays with Morrie or bring a book of your choice that you'd like to share and discuss!
 
Merchant News

New Exhibit at American Precision Museum
Our new exhibit at the American Precision Museum is now open.  Visitors from across the country have viewed the new exhibit and have been very impressed.  Shaping America explores how the machinists and tool builders of this region’s “Precision Valley” influenced the course of American history, helping drive rapid industrialization; the emergence of the United States as a world power; and the development of our consumer culture. Read more. Make your plans to visit and explore our region!

Community News

Kids Camp in Windsor
Kingdom Chronicles Kids Camp, Aug. 2nd-6th, 10am-Noon @ The Green.  Knights & maidens Pre-K (4+) thru 6th Grade will enjoy activities, crafts, songs & stories about God's Kingdom!  Prepare to put on the Armor of God & stand strong in the battle for truth!  Click here to register for a royally fun time at The Kingdom Chronicles!  All costs are covered by Trinity Church, 44 Main St. For more info, contact Becky Balch, info@tefcwindsor.org or 802.674.6781.
 
Windsor PD offers finger print services
Did you know that the Windsor Police Department conducts fingerprinting for State licenses, Education Employment or similar scenarios? Contact Our Administrative Assistant between 9am-2pm Monday –
Friday 802-674-9042


Additional information sources for Windsor news:
Windsor FD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Fire-Department/145812745501495?fref=nf
Windsor PD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WindsorVermontPoliceDepartment
Windsor Recreation Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Recreation-Center/127897430613969
Paradise Park Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/paradise.park.71?fref=ts


Windsor on Air
Windsor on Air is a great resource for community news. View WOA-TV on Comcast Channel 8 or
On-Line: http://woa-tv.org/site, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-On-Air/304381210782.

Around Windsor Episode #22: Etta Fraiser & “Going the Distance” link
Concert on the Common with About Gladys link
Legacy of Asher Benjamin: link  
WHS Graduation: link
Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society: July 2016 link
 
Community Services and Support  
Medicare Boot Camp
Senior Solutions staff provides unbiased information about the Medicare system at Medicare Boot Camp. This FREE class is for Vermonters who are new to Medicare, and the family members who help them.
 
Boot Camp will be held on three dates in Windsor, from 10 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  You may register to attend one of these dates: August 10, August 24, September 7. This is NOT a multiple-session series, so please choose only one date.
 
Family members who help these beneficiaries may also attend. Medicare has strict enrollment periods, and Medicare Boot Camp prepares participants make timely decisions about drug plans and supplemental plans as well as many other issues.
 
Space is limited, so please call in advance to the Senior HelpLine for registration and detailed location information: 1-800-642-5119. More classes are listed atwww.seniorsolutionsvt.org . Senior Solutions is also seeking volunteers to help with our Medicare department and outreach. To learn more, please call the Senior HelpLine.
 
Community Meal Schedule for seniors 60+:
Reservations required – call VIA @ 802-674-5971(seniors may bring guests of all ages)
(VisitingNursefootclinicofferedfor $20, @ 1:00 pm-call for reservations: 674-4118)
 
Tuesday, August 9th      @ 12:00 noon – location: HARTLAND - Hartland Recreation Center :
Menu: grilled BBQ chicken, baked potatoes, corn, salad, dessert(suggested donation:  $3.00)
(VisitingNursefootclinicofferedfor $20, @ 1:00 pm-call for reservations: 674-4118)
 
Wednesday, August 17th      @ 12:00 noon – location: ASCUTNEY - ExitAte Restaurant
Menu: fish (haddock), two sides, salad, dessert (suggested donation: $4.00)
 
Wednesday, August 24th      @ 12:00 noon – location: WINDSOR -  Mt. Ascutney Hospital-Board Room:
Menu:  hot roast beef sandwich, chips, coleslaw, dessert(suggested donation $3.00)  
(coordinated by: Volunteers In Action (VIA), sponsored by: Senior Solutions)
 
VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION OFFERS SERVICES FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS:  Transportation, friendly visits, small chores, walking companions, telephone contact, shopping assistance.
IF YOU KNOW anyone needing assistance, please have them call us.  (areas of service: Windsor, W.Windsor, Hartland, Weathersfield, Reading, Cornish & Plainfield). 
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – are you able to drive a senior to a medical appointment, hairdresser, bank or be willing to take a neighbor along with you when you do your grocery shopping or deliver Meals On Wheels?  We need volunteers to help our elders remain healthy and independent. We will work within your schedule – if once a month fits your schedule, just let us know. CALL: 802-674-5971
 
Windsor in the News
 
Vigilant Guard link
Harpoon Point to Point offers new Mt. Bike course link
Farm to bottle: The SILO Distillery Process link
Paddling the River link
Blossoming Business in Windsor link
Mt. Ascutney Hospital receives grant link
Draft Picks – Harpoon featured link
Windsor PD Receives Award link
Champion Reflections: Windsor Baseball link
Windsor resident promotes summer reading link

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This Week in Windsor 7.15.16

 

7.15.16

Wow, it is amazing how the world can change in only a week! From what I understand Pokémon Go! didn’t even exist until last Friday. While I still can’t tell you exactly what it is (even my 22 year old daughter is having a tough time figuring it out, much less explaining it to me) I must have had conversations with 10 different people about the phenomenon. It all started with a voice mail in my office earlier this week informing me that there were 10 Pokémon sites on Main St. The message raised a few eyebrows! Over the course of the week however, I have learned some things. For example, there apparently are 11 Pokémon stops between the Constitution House and Town Hall. There are 3 gyms, I know one is  across the street from Town Hall… I saw it on my APP but was informed that I was not yet skilled enough to partake. I will leave it to you to figure out what a Pokémon gym is. Pokémon apparently need water, which can be found, surprising enough, near water. With two ponds and a brook running through Windsor access to water should be pretty easy.

I expect that by now many have heard some of the good, bad, true and gossip about Pokémon Go! From what I understand the APP somehow works with Google maps to identify where the Pokémon are placed. Often but not always the placement is related to historic locations, churches, public buildings and the like. We know Windsor is thick with history and churches….what I am finding out is that we are also thick with Pokémon. Anecdotally, I have heard of people coming from all around the Upper Valley to take advantage of Windsor’s rich Pokémon offerings (hopefully reading our interesting historic signs and spending in our shops as well). Apparently Hanover is the only other town in the area to compare to our Pokémon richness.

For now I will stick with the positives; it is getting people up and about, people are visiting town and meeting new people, perhaps even learning something. Please do enjoy the community as you make your way around, and please do respect our houses of worship, memorials, and cemeteries if that is where the game brings you. Please don’t be one of those people reported on the news who is hit by a buswhile crossing the street playing the game, and please don’t damage our light poles by walking into them as your search our sidewalks for the elusive creatures.  

Windsor Listserv

On a number of occasions I have been asked why Windsor does not have a “list-serve” like many other towns. My response has always been “because nobody has stepped up to manage one”. In the past that always ended the conversation. Well, that has changed. Daniella Malin, working with Vital Communities has stepped up and started a Windsor listserv.  Daniella sent me the following basics on how it works.

This email list is a discussion forum for topics specific to Windsor. It is not an 'official' list set up by the town government. It is open to anyone who wants to participate. Residents are encouraged to subscribe and post; non-residents may subscribe, but are asked not to post.

How to ...

·         You can contact the list manager at windsor-request@lists.vitalcommunities.org

Posting Guidelines

·         Keep it Local, Keep it Civil, Limit Commercial Postings to Once a Month.

·         No anonymous posts – If your first and last name are not obvious from your email address, please sign your post.

·         The intent is to keep the discussion on and about Windsor. The issue doesn't need to be unique to Windsor, but it must be specific to Windsor. Subscribers to the list are assumed to be in agreement about that simple constraint. If in doubt about whether a topic is appropriate for our list, consider this: If there are other online forums, such as email lists

 2016 Windsor Card Winners – We have 2 Winners, and are looking for 1 more!
Windsor Downtown Merchants would like to congratulate Sherry Boudro and Patricia Levesque as our latest winners of the Windsor Card $100.00 cash prize. We are still looking for the lucky holder of Windsor Card # 3655. To redeem your prize of $100.00 contact Rice Yordy at Windsor Wine & Spirits located at 54 Main Street before July 11, 2016.

 Windsor EventsFriday Night Movie at the Cheese Board

Friday, July 15th 6:30PM Windsor Public Library and The Cheese Board are proud to present Family Movie Nights on Friday nights now and throughout the summer! The movie this week is “E.T.” and will be shown at The Cheese Board, 71 Artisans Way.  Wood-fired pizza and maple creamies will be served so bring your appetite!  

Jam for Hunger - Concert to support the Windsor Food Shelf

4 bands on the Common starting at 6pm. Music, food and a good cause. Please consider a cash donation in support of the FoodShelf.

 The Windsor Summer Farmers' Market is here!

Saturdays 11-2pm on the State Street Green. Live music + delicious food = a great way to start the holiday weekend! We will be offering a great selection of locally harvested and crafted items including prepared foods, crafts, canned goods, eggs and more. Our featured musician this week is Joice Marie so grab a blanket and enjoy the beautiful day and great music! 

Below is a small selection of items offered by our wonderful vendors: 

Backwoods Grove: Pea Pods (cc), catnip, chives (cc), and rhubarb (cc)

Brookhaven: Rhubarb (cc), arugula (cc), radishes (cc), maybe lettuce (cc), spicy pickles, house plants, and up-cycled pillows and note pads

Contented Butterfly Farm: Farm fresh chicken and duck eggs, rhubarb (cc), head and leaf lettuce (cc), garlic scapes (cc), kale (cc), pak choi (cc) and tomatillo salsa

Max & Ozzie's: Freshly baked focaccia bread in various flavors, duck and chicken eggs, 100% cotton napkins and towels, plus more crafts!

Nada's Notes and Photos: Photo cards featuring local scenes

Split Rock Farm: Grass fed beef, eggs, canned pickled beets, ginger rhubarb jam with a hint of raspberry!

Reminder! SNAP and 3SquaresVT Program Participants- Crop Cash is available during our summer market season. Coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables (see the CC next to eligible products). Swipe your EBT card and get up to $10 in matching coupons! For example, take out $5 using your EBT card and get $5 worth of coupons. Take out $10 and get a matching $10 in coupons!

The Windsor Summer Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday May - October from 11am-2pm on the State Street Green.

The market is looking for vendors (daily/drop in options available) for the 2016 summer season. NOW OFFERING: Short season option for new vendors. For those who farm, cook or craft the market is a wonderful way to sell your wares in a friendly community based setting. Contact us at Windsor.vt.farmers.market@gmail.com for more information.

Music this Weekend

Friday

Old Souls at Skunk Hollow Tavern at Hartland Four Corners - Carlos has put together a new trio playing all his old tunes. Check it out! 9pm

Saturday

Rumblecat at Windsor Station Restaurant in Windsor, VT- 9:30pm

 Music! For Windsor area entertainment information:
Windsor Station: http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Harpoon: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Skunk Hollow: http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx 
Want to know more about area music click on this link for a newsletter from Dave Clark and Yellow House Media that covers music in the Upper Valley http://www.yellowhousemedia.com

UPCOMING EVENTSHarpoon Brewery BBQ Festival                                                  

Sat, July 23, 2016, 11am - 7pm, Sun, July 24, 2016, 11am - 5pm Beers, BBQ, and Summer...We're celebrating summer the best way we know how - with beer, friends, live music, and some of the world’s best barbecue at our brewery in Windsor, VT! 

Here's the deal - competitive barbecue teams from all over the country compete to be crowned the New England BBQ Champ 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! Bring friends - we’ll supply the beer (and the napkins). Entrance to the festival is $15 and includes your first beer/soda. Children under 12 are admitted free with parents. Food is sold separately by the vendors. Tickets sold at the door and the festival takes place rain or shine (hopefully, shine!).

 Picnic Concert at the Snapdragon

Friday, July 22nd 6:30 – 8pmBring your picnics and blankets and join us on the back lawn of the Snapdragon Inn for some sweet sweet music from Nashville based duo,Carolina Story. The Concert is FREE but we are collecting donations for "The Weekend lunchbox for Kids" Project sponsored by Food Shelf at Trinity EFC--as little as $2 can feed a child for a weekend. And as a super bonus, our local food truck, Erdimae's, will be parked so bring your monies for her yummy refreshments. ** If it is rainy, we can move inside but there is limited seating so first come, first serve.

Wednesday Evening Concerts on the Common 6 – 8 pm

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of summer!

July 20th            Jason Cann

July 27th            The Jerrymanders

August 3rd         River Road Blues Band

August 10th        Sullivan, Davis, Hanscomb

August 17th        Larry & Adam

August 24th        Carlos Ocasio

Locals Night at the Maple Kitchen

Please join us Monday nights at The Maple Kitchen to enjoy the music of Rich Thomas and Kyle Morin of About Gladys while you dine on delicious cuisine. Don’t forget, it’s locals night! Receive a 10% discount off all food when you show your local ID.

What’s Happening at the Library

Windsor Public Library, 43 State Street, 802-674-2556 Check out our brand new website at www.windsorlibrary.org

Screening of Raising of America

Wednesday, July 20, 6-8pm Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership is excited to announce a film screening and panel discussion of The Raising of America on Wednesday, July 20, 6-8pm at the American Legion in Windsor, VT. This free event is open to the public and will include dinner.

The Raising of America examines the way we look at early child health and development and explores how a strong start for all kids leads not only to better individual life courses (learning, earning, and physical/mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated, and more prosperous and more equitable America.  

The U.S. is a can-do nation. So why is child well-being in the U.S. so much worse than in other rich countries? This film interweaves the latest discoveries in neuroscience with the stories of families and communities struggling to provide the nurturing environments all children need to thrive. After the film, a panel discussion will examine the importance of a strong start for all children and how community members can help this process.

 Mt. Ascutney 5K Rainbow Run/Hike

Saturday, August 27 from 8:30 AM to 11 AM Get showered in multicolor hues while you run or hike on the Mt. Ascutney trails! Race Start Time: 9 AM Registration: Day of registration ONLY at The Climb Fitness Center at 8:30 AM Registration fee: $15 Details: Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult on the course. Questions? Please contact The Climb Fitness team at  team@theclimbfitness.com or 802-484-3511

 

Windsor Public Library News and Events

Summer Activity Challenge
Windsor Public Library invited you to lace up your sneakers and join us for our summer activity challenge - 50 Miles in Summer!  This program will challenge participants to move 50 (or more) human-powered miles in 70 days.  This can be completed in the form of walking, running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, Zumba etc.  This summer's theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Exercise Your Mind!, promoting active lifestyles so get MOVING Windsor!!  Sign up at the library to receive your mileage log and detailed instructions for the challenge.  This challenge is open to all ages and abilities.  Good luck!!

Dog Sports: Thursday, August 4, 6:30pm: Sports are not just for people!  Animals participate in sports as well.  Join us for a special program featuring our furry canine friends as they demonstrate the sports of agility, freestyle, obedience (yes it's a sport) and flyball.  Information on other canine sports and activities will be available.


Summer Programs for Adults (though younger folk are welcome at most...):
Everyday Bicycling Workshop, Get Back Into Riding Your Bike, Tuesday, July 12, 6:00pm:  Have you been wanting to bike more but haven’t really biked much recently—or maybe haven’t biked since you were a kid?  Ready to take the next step, but not quite sure where to start?  We can help!  In just one short hour (with pizza provided!), participants in our workshop will learn what gear you need (or don’t need), tips for keeping your bike in good shape for commuting, how to map out a route that fits with your time and comfort level, and how to “read” the street and ride safe.  This program is presented by Vital Communities and Local Motion.  Preregistration is required.  Please call the library at 674-2556 or email librarian@windsorlibrary.org to sign up. Deadline for signups is Monday.

On Street Bike Skills Workshop, Build Your Street Skills, Saturday, July 16, 10:00am:  Build your skills and confidence for riding on the road.  For this workshop, we will head out for a narrated bike ride with periodic pull-offs to discuss conditions encountered and how best to respond.  All participants must bring their bike and helmet and will go home witha handout of the principles covered in the workshop, an overview of the rules of the road in VT, a coupon for $6 off safety gear at area shops, and a $5 day-glo reflective vest or bike bell.  This program is presented by Vital Communities and Local Motion.  Preregistration is required.  Please call the library at 674-2556 or email librarian@windsorlibrary.org to sign up.

 Garden/Art walk #2 in downtown Windsor: Saturday, July 23, 10:00am: On this walk, we will explore the art around town in the greens, at the Windsor Gallery, the Arabella Gallery and our own library as well as the beauty of the gardens of local residences.

National Dance Day, Intro to Tap Dance! Saturday, July 30, 10:00am: Come dance the rhythm!  Have you always wanted to try a dance class?  Did you take dance as a kid and would like to return?  Or do you want a low impact exercise that benefits the mind and body?  If the answer is yes, then come join us in this intro to tap class!  We will have fun learning basic tap techniques and sounds and by the end be able to perform a short, simple routine (yes it can happen!!!).  Tap shoes are not necessary but if you have any type of shows that make noise on hard floors, bring them along!


Summer Programs for Kids:
Thursday, July 21st, 3:30, American Precision Museum Workshop: Ready? Set? Go! Make Helicopters andPropeller Race Cars!  We'll walk from the library at 3:30 or meet us at APM at 3:45. Sign-up required. Limit 10. Ages 8-12.

Monday, July 25th, 10:00am, Mapping the South Pole.  Rebecca Haynes from Montshire Museum of Science shows us how to use globes, maps, and NASA apps to explore the frozen land and oceans of Antartica.  Recommended for kids 6 and up.  Please register for this program by calling the library at 802-674-2556.

Friday July 29th, Stuffed Animal Sleepover.  Bring your stuffed animal (one you can live without for a couple nights) to the library for the 6th Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover!  Pick it up anytime during open hours after Monday August 1st.  A video link of the sleepover will be posted on our website.  Watch to see what your animal did at the library in the dark of night!  All ages.

New program:

Let’s go fishing: Saturday August 13th from 2:00 - 5:00pm. An introduction to bass fishing with a VT Fish and Wildlife instructor. This clinic focuses on bass as the main target species, and no prior fishing experience is needed! We will focus on the basics and on some slightly more advanced material. No fishing license required as part of this program. All equipment is provided.  Please register by calling the library at 674-2556.  All ages. Limit 15 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

under book discussions add:

Teen Book discussion, Saturday, August 6th, 10:00am:  "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance" by Jennifer Armstrong.  For a copy of the book that you get to keep, please contact the library 674-2556.


Book discussions(Please see a librarian for a copy of the book):
Politics and Food Discussion, Thursday July 12, 6:00pm:  Woman in Charge by Carl Bernstein
Adult Book Discussion, Thursday, July 19, 6:00pm:  Tuesdays with Morrie or bring a book of your choice that you'd like to share and discuss!

Merchant News

Windsor Artist Gail Barton has a new exhibit

“Wandering in the Upper Valley” is a new art exhibit by Gail Barton and can be seen at the Hartland Library entitled. It is all recent work and done outside "en plein air". There is a reception July1st from 3-5pm and the exhibit will be up until July30th.

New Exhibit at American Precision Museum

Our new exhibit at the American Precision Museum is now open.  Visitors from across the country have viewed the new exhibit and have been very impressed.  Shaping America explores how the machinists and tool builders of this region’s “Precision Valley” influenced the course of American history, helping drive rapid industrialization; the emergence of the United States as a world power; and the development of our consumer culture. Read more. Make your plans to visit and explore our region!

Community News

Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, July 22nd from 12:30 to 5:30 PM American Legion Hall, 4 Court St, Windsor

For an appointment visit redcrossblood.org OR call 1 800- RED CROSS. Using the rapid pass will save you time at registration.

 Kids Camp in Windsor

Kingdom Chronicles Kids Camp, Aug. 2nd-6th, 10am-Noon @ The Green.  Knights & maidens Pre-K (4+) thru 6th Grade will enjoy activities, crafts, songs & stories about God's Kingdom!  Prepare to put on the Armor of God & stand strong in the battle for truth!  Click here to register for a royally fun time at The Kingdom Chronicles!  All costs are covered by Trinity Church, 44 Main St. For more info, contact Becky Balch, info@tefcwindsor.org or 802.674.6781.

 Windsor PD offers finger print services
Did you know that the Windsor Police Department conducts fingerprinting for State licenses, Education Employment or similar scenarios? Contact Our Administrative Assistant between 9am-2pm Monday –
Friday 802-674-9042

Additional information sources for Windsor news:

Windsor FD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Fire-Department/145812745501495?fref=nf
Windsor PD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WindsorVermontPoliceDepartment
Windsor Recreation Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Recreation-Center/127897430613969
Paradise Park Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/paradise.park.71?fref=ts

Windsor on Air
Windsor on Air is a great resource for community news. View WOA-TV on Comcast Channel 8 or
On-Line: http://woa-tv.org/site, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-On-Air/304381210782.

Around Windsor Episode #22: Etta Fraiser & “Going the Distance” link

Concert on the Common with About Gladys link

Legacy of Asher Benjamin: link  

WHS Graduation: link

Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society: July 2016 link

Community Services and Support  

JULY2016Community Meal Schedule for seniors 60+:

Reservations required – call VIA @ 802-674-5971(seniors may bring guests of all ages)

(VisitingNursefootclinicofferedfor $20, @ 1:00 pm-call for reservations: 674-4118)

Wednesday, July 20th @ 12:00 noon – location: ASCUTNEY - ExitAte Restaurant

Menu: ham, two sides, salad, dessert (suggested donation: $4.00)

Wednesday, July 27th @ 12:00 noon – location: WINDSOR -  Mt. Ascutney Hospital-Board Room:

Menu:  spaghetti & meatballs, garlic bread, green beans, dessert(suggested donation $3.00)  

(coordinated by: Volunteers In Action (VIA), sponsored by: Senior Solutions)

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VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION OFFERS SERVICES FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS:  Transportation, friendly visits, small chores, walking companions, telephone contact, shopping assistance.

IF YOU KNOW anyone needing assistance, please have them call us.  (areas of service: Windsor, W.Windsor, Hartland, Weathersfield, Reading, Cornish & Plainfield). 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – are you able to drive a senior to a medical appointment, hairdresser, bank or be willing to take a neighbor along with you when you do your grocery shopping or deliver Meals On Wheels?  We need volunteers to help our elders remain healthy and independent. We will work within your schedule – if once a month fits your schedule, just let us know. CALL: 802-674-5971

 Cedar Hill Speaker Series - Common Foot and Leg Problems

Thursday, July 28 at 10:00am The Village at Cedar Hill is pleased to host the next presentation in their popular Speaker Series, "Common Foot and Leg Problems"  presented by James Wilton, DPM, Valley Regional Hospital, Claremont, NH. Do you suffer from chronic pain in your feet or legs? Join us for an informative conversation where you will learn about:  Common lower leg, ankle and foot problems in the general population, Reasons for chronic limb pain, Treatment options for common lower extremity injuries and pain syndromes. Following the presentation there will be time for questions or comments. Refreshments will be served. Admission is FREE. WHERE: The Village at Cedar Hill, 92 Cedar Hill Dr. Learn More at link

 Windsor in the News

Draft Picks – Harpoon featured link

Windsor PD Receives Award link

Champion Reflections: Windsor Baseball link

Life Beyond Boxing – Chris Gilbert link

Act 46: https://vtdigger.org/2016/07/04/windsor-southeast-supervisory-union

Juniper Hill Rd. drainage: http://www.vnews.com/Trapping-near-culvert-raises-concerns-in-Windsor-3256896

Windsor food shelf: http://www.eagletimes.com/news/2016-07-08/Front_Page/Food_shelf_launches_project_for_foodinsecure_child.html

Katey Comstock named “All Eagle” Girls track and field team: http://www.eagletimes.com/news/2016-07-08/Sports/Windsors_Comstock_headlines_AllEagle_Girls_Track__.html

Windsor Art – A walk with Bob Haight: https://dailyuv.com/news/850133

Station Restaurant - http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/vermont/mom-and-pop-restaurants-vt/

 

Hands on Learning: http://www.eagletimes.com/news/2016-06-29/Front_Page/Engaging_youth_in_technology.html

Bands you should know – Windsor’s Carton comes in #2

https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2015/02/ten-vermont-bands-you-should-listen-to-now.html

Windsor’s Maxwell Perkins is the subject of “Genius” a new film starring Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman:  http://vtdigger.org/2016/06/05/the-genius-of-windsor-vermont/

Windsor is ranked one of the Top 10 safest cities in Vermont:  http://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-vermont-2016/

 

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This Week In Windsor

 

7.01.16

 

This week Windsor was once again recognized in the press. Our art, food, education and athletics were all topics of separate articles. A couple of weeks ago Windsor music was part of a state wide ranking. Not bad! Here are the various links:

 

Windsor Art – A walk with Bob Haight: https://dailyuv.com/news/850133

 

Station Restaurant - http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/vermont/mom-and-pop-restaurants-vt/

 

Hands on Learning: http://www.eagletimes.com/news/2016-06-29/Front_Page/Engaging_youth_in_technology.html

 

WHS Seniors Katy Comstock and Michael Bradley named Valley News Athletes of the year! http://www.wsesu.net/news/2016/6/30/valley-news-athletes-of-the-year

http://westlebanonvalleynews.nh.newsmemory.com/?special=Athletes+of+the+Year

 

Bands you should know – Windsor’s Carton comes in #2

https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2015/02/ten-vermont-bands-you-should-listen-to-now.html

 

 

Area Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations

 

Brownsville’s July 3 & 4th Festivities July 3rd at Ascutney Mountain: Food/Music 6:30-9pm. Fireworks at dusk

NO Grills allowed

 

July 4th Center of Town:

7:00–10:00am pancake breakfast

9:00–2:00pm, flea market, craft tables, food (In or near fire station), Basket Bonanza Raffle (tickets, 6 for $5.00)

10:00–12:00 kids games & Bicycles in the parade 1pm

11:00–1:00pm & 1:45-2:15pm music by the Firehouse Six Dixieland Band

1:00–1:45PM, PARADE

All Veterans are invited to walk or ride in our parade. Please bring your antique/unique vehicles

Please call Sherry for details 802 484-9286

2pm Drawing of the Basket Bonanza Winners, Must be present to win

 

Hartland Old Home Day Monday, July 4th

Tractor pull starts @8am

Parade at 11am

Vendors and entertainment behind the Rec Center after the parade.

Moonlighters Big Band @7pm

Fireworks @9pm

 

Hollywood, Art, Sculpture, and Windsor…. All in one article take a look! https://dailyuv.com/news/849277

 

Windsor Listserv

On a number of occasions I have been asked why Windsor does not have a “list-serve” like many other towns. My response has always been “because nobody has stepped up to manage one”. In the past that always ended the conversation. Well, that has changed. Daniella Malin, working with Vital Communities has stepped up and started a Windsor listserv.  Daniella sent me the following basics on how it works.

 

 

 

This email list is a discussion forum for topics specific to Windsor. It is not an 'official' list set up by the town government. It is open to anyone who wants to participate. Residents are encouraged to subscribe and post; non-residents may subscribe, but are asked not to post.

How to ...

 

·         You can contact the list manager at windsor-request@lists.vitalcommunities.org

Posting Guidelines

·         Keep it Local, Keep it Civil, Limit Commercial Postings to Once a Month.

·         No anonymous posts – If your first and last name are not obvious from your email address, please sign your post.

·         The intent is to keep the discussion on and about Windsor. The issue doesn't need to be unique to Windsor, but it must be specific to Windsor. Subscribers to the list are assumed to be in agreement about that simple constraint. If in doubt about whether a topic is appropriate for our list, consider this: If there are other online forums, such as email lists

 

2016 Windsor Card Winners – We have 2 Winners, and are looking for 1 more!

The Windsor Downtown Merchants are pleased to announce the three winners of the 2016 Windsor Card $100 cash prize. On the back of each Windsor Card is a number. If your number matches one of the three numbers below please bring the card to Windsor Wine and Spirits for verification and claim your $100 cash prize.  Winners must claim their prize by July 11th, 2016. Winning numbers: 3539, 3628, 3655.

 

Windsor Downtown Merchants would like to congratulate Sherry Boudro and Patricia Levesque as our latest winners of the Windsor Card $100.00 cash prize. We are still looking for the lucky holder of Windsor Card # 3655. To redeem your prize of $100.00 contact Rice Yordy at Windsor Wine & Spirits located at 54 Main Street before July 11, 2016.

 

Marketing “Bootcamp” for small business

The Vt. Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) and Springfield Regional Development Corporation (SRDC) are sponsoring a Marketing Bootcamp Workshop series, starting Friday July 15th from 9 am – Noon at the Howard Dean Education Center in Springfield. The workshops will include a panel of marketing professionals who will discuss their own experiences and answer any questions.

 

What are your marketing goals for 2016 and 2017? Do you want to reach more customers? Do you have the capacity to expand? Do you want to grow your bottom line? You may be an expert in the product you make or the service you provide but without effective marketing you and your business are not reaching your full potential. To register click here.

 

For further information contact Debra Boudrieau at VtSBDC, dboudrieau@vtsbdc.org or Bob Flint at SRDC, bobf@springfielddevelopment.org

 

Windsor Events

Friday Night Movie at the Cheese Board

Friday, June 24th 6:30PM Windsor Public Library and The Cheese Board are proud to present Family Movie Nights on Friday nights now and throughout the summer! The movie this week is “Dolphin Tale” and will be shown at The Cheese Board, 71 Artisans Way.  Wood-fired pizza and maple creamies will be served so bring your appetite!  

 

The Windsor Summer Farmers' Market is here!

Saturdays 11-2pm on the State Street Green. Live music + delicious food = a great way to start the holiday weekend! We will be offering a great selection of locally harvested and crafted items including prepared foods, crafts, canned goods, eggs and more. Our featured musician this week is Joice Marie so grab a blanket and enjoy the beautiful day and great music! 

 

Below is a small selection of items offered by our wonderful vendors: 

Backwoods Grove: Pea Pods (cc), catnip, chives (cc), and rhubarb (cc)

Brookhaven: Rhubarb (cc), arugula (cc), radishes (cc), maybe lettuce (cc), spicy pickles, house plants, and up-cycled pillows and note pads

Contented Butterfly Farm: Farm fresh chicken and duck eggs, rhubarb (cc), head and leaf lettuce (cc), garlic scapes (cc), kale (cc), pak choi (cc) and tomatillo salsa

Max & Ozzie's: Freshly baked focaccia bread in various flavors, duck and chicken eggs, 100% cotton napkins and towels, plus more crafts!

Nada's Notes and Photos: Photo cards featuring local scenes

Split Rock Farm: Grass fed beef, eggs, canned pickled beets, ginger rhubarb jam with a hint of raspberry!

 

Reminder! SNAP and 3SquaresVT Program Participants- Crop Cash is available during our summer market season. Coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables (see the CC next to eligible products). Swipe your EBT card and get up to $10 in matching coupons! For example, take out $5 using your EBT card and get $5 worth of coupons. Take out $10 and get a matching $10 in coupons!

The Windsor Summer Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday May - October from 11am-2pm on the State Street Green.

The market is looking for vendors (daily/drop in options available) for the 2016 summer season. NOW OFFERING: Short season option for new vendors. For those who farm, cook or craft the market is a wonderful way to sell your wares in a friendly community based setting. Contact us at Windsor.vt.farmers.market@gmail.com for more information.

 

Music this Weekend

 

Friday

First Friday Jazz at Skunk Hollow Tavern at Hartland Four Corners - 8pm

Saturday

First Saturday Music at Harpoon

Stadley Rough Riders – July 2nd Saturday at Harpoon

 

Music! For Windsor area entertainment information:
Windsor Station: http://windsorstationvt.com/live-music
Harpoon: http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/breweries/windsor
Skunk Hollow: http://www.skunkhollowtavern.com/Entertainment.aspx 
Want to know more about area music click on this link for a newsletter from Dave Clark and Yellow House Media that covers music in the Upper Valley http://www.yellowhousemedia.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday Evening Concerts on the Common 6 – 8 pm

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of summer!

July 6th              About Gladys

July 13th            East Bay Jazz Ensemble

July 20th            Jason Cann

July 27th            The Jerrymanders

August 3rd         River Road Blues Band

August 10th        Sullivan, Davis, Hanscomb

August 17th        Larry & Adam

August 24th        Carlos Ocasio

 

Locals Night at the Maple Kitchen

Please join us Monday nights at The Maple Kitchen to enjoy the music of Rich Thomas and Kyle Morin of About Gladys while you dine on delicious cuisine. Don’t forget, it’s locals night! Receive a 10% discount off all food when you show your local ID.

What’s Happening at the Library

Windsor Public Library, 43 State Street, 802-674-2556 Check out our brand new website at www.windsorlibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

Windsor Public Library News and Events

 

Summer Activity Challenge

Windsor Public Library invited you to lace up your sneakers and join us for our summer activity challenge - 50 Miles in Summer!  This program will challenge participants to move 50 (or more) human-powered miles in 70 days.  This can be completed in the form of walking, running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, Zumba etc.  This summer's theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Exercise Your Mind!, promoting active lifestyles so get MOVING Windsor!!  Sign up at the library to receive your mileage log and detailed instructions for the challenge.  This challenge is open to all ages and abilities.  Good luck!!

Summer Programs for Adults (though younger folk are welcome at most...):

Yoga in Paradise Park, Sat. June 30, 6:30pm:  What better way to wind down at the end of a busy day than with an evening of trail yoga in Paradise Park with Medicine Wheel Yoga’s Charleigh Robillard.  We will meet at the parking area on Country Road and proceed from there.  If you need a ride, please call the library at 674-2556 to make arrangements.

Everyday Bicycling Workshop, Get Back Into Riding Your Bike, Tuesday, July 12, 6:00pm:  Have you been wanting to bike more but haven’t really biked much recently—or maybe haven’t biked since you were a kid?  Ready to take the next step, but not quite sure where to start?  We can help!  In just one short hour (with pizza provided!), participants in our workshop will learn what gear you need (or don’t need), tips for keeping your bike in good shape for commuting, how to map out a route that fits with your time and comfort level, and how to “read” the street and ride safe.  This program is presented by Vital Communities and Local Motion.  Preregistration is required.  Please call the library at 674-2556 or email librarian@windsorlibrary.org to sign up.

On Street Bike Skills Workshop, Build Your Street Skills, Saturday, July 16, 10:00am:  Build your skills and confidence for riding on the road.  For this workshop, we will head out for a narrated bike ride with periodic pull-offs to discuss conditions encountered and how best to respond.  All participants must bring their bike and helmet and will go home witha handout of the principles covered in the workshop, an overview of the rules of the road in VT, a coupon for $6 off safety gear at area shops, and a $5 day-glo reflective vest or bike bell.  This program is presented by Vital Communities and Local Motion.  Preregistration is required.  Please call the library at 674-2556 or email librarian@windsorlibrary.org to sign up.

Summer Programs for Kids:

The Chocolate Olympics!, Saturday, July 9th, 11:00-1:00, Join us for chocolate challenges: Marshmallow Blow-Out; Sno-cap/Pudding/Shower Cap Challenge (yeah, it's weird...); Whopper roll-out; M&M quick-sort; Chocolate Relays; Oreo Stacking. All ages.

Thursday, July 14th, 3:30, American Precision Museum Workshop: Ready? Set? Go! Balloon Cars! Which direction do you need to place your balloon to get your car to move forward? Test your design and find out! We'll walk from the library at 3:30 or meet us at APM at 3:45. Sign-up required. Limit 10. Ages 8-12.

Book discussions (Please see a librarian for a copy of the book):

Politics and Food Discussion, Thursday June 14, 6:00pm:  Dark Money by Jane Mayer
Teen Book Discussion, Saturday, June 18th at 10:00am:  A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro Adult Book Discussion, Thursday, June 21, 6:00pm:  Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.

 

 

 

News From The Schools
WHS Seniors Katy Comstock and Michael Bradley named Valley News Athletes of the year! http://www.wsesu.net/news/2016/6/30/valley-news-athletes-of-the-year

http://westlebanonvalleynews.nh.newsmemory.com/?special=Athletes+of+the+Year

 

Merchant News

Windsor Artist Gail Barton has a new exhibit

“Wandering in the Upper Valley” is a new art exhibit by Gail Barton and can be seen at the Hartland Library entitled. It is all recent work and done outside "en plein air". There is a reception July1st from 3-5pm and the exhibit will be up until July30th.

 

New Exhibit at American Precision Museum

Our new exhibit at the American Precision Museum is now open.  Visitors from across the country have viewed the new exhibit and have been very impressed.  Shaping America explores how the machinists and tool builders of this region’s “Precision Valley” influenced the course of American history, helping drive rapid industrialization; the emergence of the United States as a world power; and the development of our consumer culture. Read more. Make your plans to visit and explore our region!

 

Horse Camp

Delaney Stables still has some openings in their horsemanship weeks (camps) this summer. These Tuesday through Friday sessions run from 9:00 until 1:00, cover Horsemanship and Barn management, and include a daily riding lesson. They are a great way to spend time at the barn learning about horses in a structured capacity. Camps weeks start at the end of June and run through mid-August. Single or multiple weeks available. Please contact Jill at 802-484-3138 or DelaneyStables@gmail.com for more information.

 

Community News

Message from the Windsor Food Shelf

 

-          The Weekend Lunchbox—For Kids!

o    It’s official! The backpack program we’ve discussed with you in the last couple of newsletters is ready to start the first week of school, 2016! We’ve dubbed our version of this program as “The Weekend Lunchbox—For Kids.”

o    Why are we doing it? Believe it or not (and we hadn’t!), there are children who do not eat on the weekends at home, because food is simply not available. For a second grader to go home on Friday afternoon and not eat again until school lunch on Monday morning is simply unfathomable. We can’t fix this problem, or even meet the need in full. But we can do our best, and that’s what we aim to do.

o    What does it entail? For each child identified as having a serious need for nutritional assistance at home (the school will do this confidentially), our volunteers will pack five healthy items. Each Friday afternoon, we’ll deliver these packages to the school for discreet distribution.

o    What does it cost? TWO DOLLARS! For the five items each weekend (Granola bar, raisins, apple sauce, chicken noodle soup, ready-made mac & cheese), the cost is just $2 per child. That’s it! Over the entire school year, a child can be assisted for $75. Think about that… an entire school year, $75…

o    How will we fund it? We’re kicking off fundraising for July! The Mt Ascutney hospital is hosting a hospital-wide can drive and fundraiser, and we’re planning our own Concert on the Common! The hospital is helping to coordinate two other fundraisers later in the year, for this benefit, as well.

o     What about kids this Summer? That’s the million dollar question. We have initial funds thanks to very gracious citizens, and we’re trying to reach these same children, now. With no school lunches over the summer, we’d really like to reach them. One idea is to recruit volunteers to visit door-to-door with the police officers in town, delivering once a week for the remainder of the summer. Possibly on some sort of volunteer rotation. Interested? So are we! Please e-mail us at brad@ramuntos.com!

 

 PLEASE help us promote our benefit concert, held July 15th on the Common in Windsor. Would you please print the flyer below (perhaps multiple copies?) and hang them around your place of work or leisure? Thank you very much!!

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, July 22nd from 12:30 to 5:30 PM American Legion Hall, 4 Court St, Windsor

For an appointment visit redcrossblood.org OR call 1 800- RED CROSS. Using the rapid pass will save you time at registration.

 

Windsor PD offers finger print services
Did you know that the Windsor Police Department conducts fingerprinting for State licenses, Education Employment or similar scenarios? Contact Our Administrative Assistant between 9am-2pm Monday –
Friday 802-674-9042
  
Additional information sources for Windsor news:
Windsor FD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Fire-Department/145812745501495?fref=nf
Windsor PD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WindsorVermontPoliceDepartment
Windsor Recreation Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-Recreation-Center/127897430613969
Paradise Park Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/paradise.park.71?fref=ts

Windsor on Air
Windsor on Air is a great resource for community news. View WOA-TV on Comcast Channel 8 or
On-Line: http://woa-tv.org/site, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Windsor-On-Air/304381210782.

Alumni Day Parade: https://vimeo.com/170654888

Legacy of Asher Benjamin: https://vimeo.com/171469310

WHS Graduation: https://vimeo.com/170523106

WHS students community service at War Memorial: https://vimeo.com/169581012

Memorial Day Ceremony: http://woa-tv.org/site/2016/06/02/windsor-memorial-day-ceremony-5302016

 

Community Services and Support  

JULY2016Community Meal Schedule for seniors 60+:

Reservations required – call VIA @ 802-674-5971(seniors may bring guests of all ages)

Tuesday, July 12th @ 12:00 noon – location: HARTLAND - Hartland Recreation Center :

Menu: hamburger, fries, watermelon, dessert(suggested donation:  $3.00)

(VisitingNursefootclinicofferedfor $20, @ 1:00 pm-call for reservations: 674-4118)

Wednesday, July 20th @ 12:00 noon – location: ASCUTNEY - ExitAte Restaurant

Menu: ham, two sides, salad, dessert (suggested donation: $4.00)

Wednesday, July 27th @ 12:00 noon – location: WINDSOR -  Mt. Ascutney Hospital-Board Room:

Menu:  spaghetti & meatballs, garlic bread, green beans, dessert(suggested donation $3.00)  

(coordinated by: Volunteers In Action (VIA), sponsored by: Senior Solutions)

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VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION OFFERS SERVICES FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS:  Transportation, friendly visits, small chores, walking companions, telephone contact, shopping assistance.

IF YOU KNOW anyone needing assistance, please have them call us.  (areas of service: Windsor, W.Windsor, Hartland, Weathersfield, Reading, Cornish & Plainfield). 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – are you able to drive a senior to a medical appointment, hairdresser, bank or be willing to take a neighbor along with you when you do your grocery shopping or deliver Meals On Wheels?  We need volunteers to help our elders remain healthy and independent. We will work within your schedule – if once a month fits your schedule, just let us know. CALL: 802-674-5971

 

 

 

 

Vermont Lake Monsters Game to Benefit Mt. Ascutney Hospital, July 15th

There are many ways you can help keep Mt. Ascutney Hospital strong – and sometimes, you can have fun while doing it! On Friday July 15th, take your family or friends out to the Ballpark to watch the Vermont Lake Monsters play the Williamsport Crosscutters at Centennial Field on the campus of UVM in Burlington. Tickets are just $6 each, with half of the ticket price coming directly back to Mt. Ascutney Hospital to help advance our Positively Vital Capital Campaign. Many former Lake Monster players are now major leaguers – and some of this year’s Monsters are likely heading to “the Bigs,” as well. They’ll all be available to sign autographs before and after the game. The 15th is Morway’s Princess and Superheroes night! Wear your favorite Princess or Superhero costume for a great night with tons of activities going on! Take a ride up to Burlington for a fun evening at the ballpark – Gates open at 6 PM, first pitch at 7:05 PM. Click on the link below to reserve your tickets today!

https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=163920&promocode=mah

 

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
First Tuesday of the month 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm *Note date change for July to Tuesday, July 12th.  at The Village at Cedar Hill. Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association Learn more at: http://cedarhillccc.com/event/alzheimers-caregiver-support-group/ COST: Free

Windsor in the News

 

Windsor Art – A walk with Bob Haight: https://dailyuv.com/news/850133

Station Restaurant - http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/vermont/mom-and-pop-restaurants-vt/

 

Hands on Learning: http://www.eagletimes.com/news/2016-06-29/Front_Page/Engaging_youth_in_technology.html

 

Bands you should know – Windsor’s Carton comes in #2

https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2015/02/ten-vermont-bands-you-should-listen-to-now.html

 

Windsor’s Maxwell Perkins is the subject of “Genius” a new film starring Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman:  http://vtdigger.org/2016/06/05/the-genius-of-windsor-vermont/

 

Windsor is ranked one of the Top 10 safest cities in Vermont:  http://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-vermont-2016/

 

WHS Senior Katey Comstock brings home 3 track and field state championships….for the second year in a row!  Eagle Times: http://www.eagletimes.com/news/2016-06-06/Sports/Comstock_sweeps_throws_at_D2_meet.html

Valley News: http://www.vnews.com/local-roundup-2613810

 

WHS baseball heading to the state championship:

Valley News http://www.vnews.com/Windsor-baseball-semifinal-2654048

Eagle Times: http://www.eagletimes.com/news/2016-06-07/Sports/Windsor_knocks_of_No_1_seed_Leland__Gray.html

 

Lynn Grace to retire after 37 years at Town Hall:  http://www.eagletimes.com/news/2016-06-10/Front_Page/Lynn_Grace_to_retire_after_37_years_working_with_1.html (party at Harpoon on the 20th!)

 

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Area Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations

 

Brownsville’s July 3 & 4th Festivities

July 3rd at Ascutney Mountain: Food/Music 6:30-9pm. Fireworks at dusk

NO Grills allowed

July 4th Center of Town:

7:00–10:00am pancake breakfast

9:00–2:00pm, flea market, craft tables, food (In or near fire station), Basket Bonanza Raffle (tickets, 6 for $5.00)

10:00–12:00 kids games & Bicycles in the parade 1pm

11:00–1:00pm & 1:45-2:15pm music by the Firehouse Six Dixieland Band

1:00–1:45PM, PARADE

We invite float participation, theme: ‘Back to Nature in Brownsville’

Prizes; 1st $100.00, 2nd $75.00, 3rd $50.00.

All Veterans are invited to walk or ride in our parade. Please bring your antique/unique vehicles

Please call Sherry for details 802 484-9286

2pm Drawing of the Basket Bonanza Winners, Must be present to win

 

Hartland Old Home Day Monday, July 4th

Tractor pull starts @8am

Parade at 11am

Vendors and entertainment behind the Rec Center after the parade.

Moonlighters Big Band @7pm

 

Fireworks @9pm

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Community Health Needs Assessment Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

Full Report

During the period March through July, 2015, a Community Health Needs Assessment in the Mt. Ascutney region of Vermont and New Hampshire was conducted by Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in partnership with Valley Regional Hospital, New London Hospital, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The purpose of the assessment was to identify community health concerns, priorities and opportunities for community health and health care delivery systems improvement. For

the purposes of this assessment report, the geographic area of interest was 10 towns of the Mt. Ascutney region with a total resident population of 32,588 served by Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. Methods employed in the assessment included a survey of area residents made available through direct mail and website links, a survey of key community stakeholders who are agency, municipal or community leaders, a series of community discussion groups convened in the Mt. Ascutney Hospital service

area, and a review of available population demographics and health status indicators. The table on the next page provides a summary of high priority community health needs and issues identified through these assessment methods.

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WPD Operation Safety Cone

Operation Safety “Cone”
During the next four weeks, police officers in the town of Windsor will be issuing “tickets” to children in Windsor, West Windsor, and Brownsville for being safe. Students in the area “caught being good” and “being safe” will be issued a ticket that is redeemable for one free ice cream CONE at Boston Dreams on State Street. The safety CONE incentive sponsored by the Windsor Police Department and Boston Dreams hopes to provide positive reinforcement for making safe decisions such as choosing to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle or scooter, using the crosswalk to cross the road, and wearing a seatbelt when riding in a car.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Saturday, May 21st

Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Saturday, May 21 Windsor Goodyear Building 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring free events for the collection and safe disposal of household hazardous wastes.  No pre-registration for residents. Businesses must pre-register and will be charged for disposal costs.  The collections will be held on Saturday, May 14 at the Springfield Transfer Station from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 21 at the former 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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