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Public Forum on Prison Repurposing Wednesday, December 20th

Prison closure discussion
We had a very productive public forum with many of the key executive branch and legislative players who will be involved in the prison repurposing process. We heard about the status of the prison farm as well as the deliberative process and timetable that will be used to determine the future of the facility. (Only land within the fence, the 800+ acres will remain a Wildlife Management Area). A video of that meeting can be found here.
 
During the meeting is was made clear that there is interest and expectation by both the executive and legislative branch to hear what Windsor’s objectives are for the property.  In addition, the process is very open to specific idea (s) from Windsor for property use. It was emphasized that any ideas must have broad support from the community as well as basic vetting related to regulatory compliance, financing options, and overall social & economic value.
 
To ascertain what ideas may be percolating in Windsor we will be hosting a community forum on Wednesday, December 20th from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Welcome Center to hear ideas and outline the vetting process. We will have the following representatives on hand to listen and provide information:

o   Regional Planning Commission: state permitting, existing regional plan

o   Springfield Regional Development Corp.: business support services, potential state and private equity financing options.

o   Selectboard: listen for community guidance on purpose and priority

o   Zoning: local permitting and town plan provisions

Residents will be encouraged to provide a brief description on ideas for specific uses (amusement park, trade school, etc.). Equally important will be to hear comments from residents on general provisions for the land (leave land open, state social services, private development, etc.).
 
Specific proposals will require a 3 to 5 page overview, due by January 12th for consideration by SRDC/RPC/Selectboard/zoning. Submissions will be vetted for regulatory compliance, fiscal practicality and community benefit. Proposals that meet those criteria will be moved forward to a more rigorous process of business plan development. We expect to have a submission ready for the state by early March. This timetable is designed to meet the legislative schedule.

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Learn more about Economic Development Opportunities in Windsor

Windsor offers a variety of tools to those doing business in Windsor and those considering a move to our community.  Business planning services, competitive loans, tax stabilization, state financing and regulatory assistance are all services offered, at no charge through our Economic Development arm "Distinctly Windsor". 

To learn more click here

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American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show & Family Maker Space Saturday, October 28th 9am - 4pm

AMERICAN PRECISION MUSEUM PRESENTS our

18TH ANNUAL MODEL ENGINEERING SHOW & FAMILY MAKER SPACE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017 9am-4pm

WINDSOR, VT:  What do an 1841 Springfield Special rifle, a ball-tossing robot, a miniature replica of a steam power-plant, and a 3D model of your face all have in common? They all part of the things to see and do at The American Precision Museum’s 18th annual Model Engineering Show. The show will take place at the Windsor Recreation Center, 29 Union Street, and at the museum, 196 Main Street on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00am-4:00pm.  The admission fee of $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students covers entry to both the Recreation Center location and the American Precision Museum.  Also, free admission for Windsor students accompanied by one parent and free admission for any Junior Machinist Apprentice graduate and one parent if the graduate wears his/her JMA pin.

The American Precision Museum’s Model Engineering Show provides visitors the chance to see the work of some of New England’s finest model engineers and machinists, along with engaging demonstrations highlighting the most intricate of machining skills from the past, present, and future.

The Family Maker Space at the Recreation Center will feature a variety of activities for all ages including making a working telegraph, a Cardboard Teck Pinball Machine, 3D Printing demonstrations, the 2016 Vermont state champion robotics team, the Rutland Robo-Rattlers, who represented Vermont at the First LEGO League World Festival in 2017. This year we will be offering a special screening of the MacGillivray Freeman documentary “DREAM BIG” sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers. It features the accomplishments of young women engineers. 

Outside at the Recreation Center – from Vermont Technical College – “On the Move” mobile machine shop with Manufacturing Education Specialist, Chris Gray.

Around the corner at the museum, a National Park Service Ranger from Springfield Armory National Historic Site will talk about early lathes and the new Coltsville Historic Site in Connecticut.  Also on display, will be a private collection of Vermont and New Hampshire antique firearms with Wayne McCutcheon.

Special guest, Gerald M. Carbone, noted author will be doing a book signing and a presentation about his most recent book “Brown & Sharpe and the Measure of American Industry”.  The book follows the ascent of the dazzling array of measuring devices, machine tools and precision machinery that the company produced and marketed that helped shape Rhode Island, the nation, and the modern world.

Children from 8 to 14 can participate in the Junior Machinist Apprentice program all day at the museum.   All this complements the American Precision Museum’s  Shaping America exhibit.

A detailed schedule of events with times will soon be released.

The show is most generously supported by The Point, Mascoma Savings Bank, Jane Osgood and Ted Hilles, the Town of Windsor, Windsor Improvement Corp, Snapdragon Inn, Miller Construction, Windsor Mansion Inn, Blood’s Catering, Cota & Cota, and L F Trottier & Sons.

For more information visit the event web page: https://www.americanprecision.org/2012-01-18-16-22-51/model-engineering-show and the museum’s Facebook page or call 802-674-5781. 

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Harpoon Octoberfest this weekend

Harpoon Octoberfest

October 7th & 8th Harpoon Octoberfest at our Windsor brewery is much like our festival of the same name in Boston – nonstop live oompah music, chicken dancing, cake eating, bratwurst, and of course, barrels upon barrels of freshly brewed Harpoon beer.  But instead of Boston as the backdrop, you’ve got Vermont’s beautiful upper valley in the peak of foliage season.  Fresh beer, radiant fall foliage, and live oompah music…awesome. On Sunday prior to the festival, we'll be hosting our annual Harpoon Octoberfest Race which benefits the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center. It's a great start to the festival and we'd love to have you! SCHEDULE: Sat., October 7th 11am - 6pm Doors close: 4:30PM
Sun., October 8th, 2017 11:00am - 4:00pm Doors close: 2:30PM

 

Due to the Harpoon Octoberfest Road Race to benefit the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center - we hope you keep in mind the delays on Route 5 Sunday October 8th. If possible seek alternate routes that day, or join us for the race or the Octoberfest event! Thank you for your support and understanding!

DELAY ON ROUTE 5 NORTH AND SOUTH Date: Sunday October 8th 2017 When: 11am -12pm

There will be road delays on both route 5 north and south starting at 11am and ending by 12pm

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Autumn Moon Festival Saturday, Sept. 30th

4th Annual Autumn Moon Festival

Come join us for another fantastic evening of fun and entertainment on Saturday September 30th from 4-9pm on Main Street. There will be stilt walkers, fire dancers, jugglers, kids zone, craft and product vendors, food trucks and more.
New this year is a dunk tank and back by popular demand, Bob’s Tommy & Friends Train.
Pi Brick Oven Trattoria will be hosting the Beer Garden serving Harpoon beer and cider.

Music by About Gladys and to top off the evening another beautiful Fireworks display!

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Armory Open House and Skate Party - September 10th

Sunday, September 10th 2pm Come join us at the Windsor Armory to tour the facility, enjoy a community cookout and meet members of the Twin State Roller Derby team!
Explore this unique space and and see what potential opportunities exist for the entire Windsor community. ALL people and dogs are welcome!!! FB link

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Stanley Steamers Coming to the American Precision Museum - this Friday

Stanley Steamers Coming to the American Precision Museum

A club of Stanley Steamer automobile owners will be visiting the American Precision Museum throughout the day on Friday, August 11. Feel free to stop by the museum and chat with the owners, view the cars, and visit the museum as well. We ask that you be respectful of the cars and only touch with owner’s permission. Parking will at the museum will therefore be limited. They will not be arriving at the same time but will arrive and leave at different times throughout the day. Up to 75 cars could eventually visit eginning at 10am when we open.

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Windsor Library Open House - Thursday, August 3rd at 6:30pm

WINDSOR LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE TO CELEBRATE RENOVATION PROJECT!

Thursday, August 3rd, at 6:30pm The Windsor Public Library is proud to reopen the doors of its rare and historic documents room following a long-awaited renovation of the space. This room along with the adjacent meeting room on the lower level of the Library have undergone a complete transformation, allowing patrons access to artifacts for personal research and additional space for group gatherings. The meeting room is also now equipped with state-of-the-art videoconferencing technology.

 

“We’re thrilled to make Windsor’s treasured historic newspapers available again inside a clean, warm, and well-lit environment,” says Tom Haushalter, president of the Library’s trustees. “We hope visitors will enjoy the new opportunity to explore our town’s fascinating past.”

 

All are welcome to come to the Library on Thursday, August 3rd, at 6:30pm, for an open house to celebrate the reopening of these rooms. Refreshments will be served, and Library staff will be on hand to share insights into the Library’s ongoing restoration vision.

 

“With a Library this vibrant, in a building this old, we face the twofold challenge of preservation and sustainability,” Haushalter says, “and reviving these rooms is an important step in our goal to make this space and its valuable resources accessible to everyone.”

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Concerts on The Common, every Wednesday through August 23rd

Concerts on the Common

Concerts on the State Street Common on Wednesdays. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the great sounds of summer. Dates July 5–Aug. 23, 2017 Time Wednesday 6-8pm Fee FREE

July 12- East Bay Jazz Ensemble

July 19-Sullivan,Davis, and Hanscomb

July 26- Carlos Ocasio

August 2- About Gladys

August 9- River Road Blues Band

August 16-Newmont Miltary Band August

August 23-Larry Dougher/ Adam McMahon

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Blulky Waste Drop Off - Saturday, July 8th

On July 8th 9am – noon at Goodyear we will be offering a bulky waste collection for items like old furniture, scrap wood, metal, and tires. This service will be free (paid for with Windsor tax dollars, so not exactly free) and open to Windsor residents only. Without proof of residency you will be turned away by Windsor PD.

We will have 6 roll offs on hand to accept material. We will also have volunteers on hand to confirm that items are acceptable. This 6 ½ minute Windsor on Air video provides details on what will and what will not be accepted as does the list below:

JULY 8TH COLLECTION

ACCEPTED

SCRAP WOOD

DRYWALL

FURNITURE

TIRES

METAL

SMALL APPLIANCES

STYROFOAM BLOCKS

MATTRESSES

PLASTIC / WOOD TOYS

 

NOT ACCEPTED

TV’S

COMPUTER EQUIP.

LIGHT BULBS

PAINT/STAINS

PESTICIDES

LARGE APPLIANCES

STYROFOAM PEANUTS

BATTERIES

MEDICINE

MOTOR OIL

 

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This Week In Windsor 6.23.17

 

Windsor Card $100 Winners

Windsor Downtown Merchants are pleased to announce the three winners of the 2017 Windsor Card $100 cash prize. On the back of each Windsor Card is a number. If your number matches one of the three below please bring the card to Windsor Friends & Company for verification and claim your $100 in cash. Winners must claim prize by July 11, 2017. Numbers: 4019, 4250, 4280

 

 

Bulky Waste Drop Off

On July 8th 9am – noon at Goodyear we will be offering a bulky waste collection for items like old furniture, scrap wood, metal, and tires. This service will be free (paid for with Windsor tax dollars, so not exactly free) and open to Windsor residents only. Without proof of residency you will be turned away. We will have 6 roll offs on hand to accept material. We will also have volunteers on hand to confirm that items are acceptable. This 6 ½ minute Windsor on Air video provides details on what will and what will not be accepted. Please take note.

 

Hamm Gillett and I also filmed a Windsor on Air segment that covers all of the different ways property owners can get rid of everything from lightbulbs and paint to sofas and refrigerators. It also covers details on the July 8th collection. Over the next few months we will schedule additional collections for hazardous waste, electronic waste, and batteries.

 

Concurrent with this service the Town will be more engaged in enforcing regulations related to blight, floodway regulations (related to debris in the floodway) unregistered vehicles, junk and unsafe buildings. Our intent is to work with those who may be in violation, collaboratively, to address the issue. We hope this bulky waste collection will be helpful in that cause. If collaboration is not possible an expensive legal process (for both parties) can follow. The following are examples of existing ordinance:

 

TITLE 4 – UNSAFE BUILDINGS/UNSAFE STRUCTURES

Pursuant to the provisions of the Charter of the Town of Windsor, Section 28, and Title 24, Vermont Statutes Annotated, §§ 2291(13), (14), and (15) and §§ 3113 through 3119, and such other general enactments as may be material hereto, it is hereby ordained by the Selectboard of the Town of Windsor that the following Unsafe Buildings/Structures Ordinance is adopted for the Town of Windsor, Vermont.

CHAPTER 1 -- UNSAFE BUILDINGS/STRUCTURES

Section 101 – The Windsor Selectboard finds that there are and may be in the future certain buildings and/or structures which are dilapidated, or unsafe, or dangerous, or unsanitary, or a fire hazard, or a public nuisance, or a menace to the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of Windsor. Any building or structure which is found under the procedures set forth in Chapter, 3, Section 301 of this Title to be an unsafe building or structure as defined in Chapter 2, Section 201 of the Title shall be subject to repair or demolition as set forth in Chapter, 4, Section 401 of this Title.

Section 102 – It shall be unlawful for any person or persons or entity or entities to maintain, or own any interest in, or control, or lease any unsafe building in the Town of Windsor. After receipt of notice as set forth in Chapter 3, Section 301, of this Title, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons or entity or entities to continue to allow an unsafe building to remain in an unsafe condition.

Section 103 – Any person or persons or entity or entities maintaining, or owning any interest in, or controlling, or leasing any unsafe building or other structure shall repair or demolish said building or structure as hereinafter provided.

 

Title 13 of the Town of Windsor Ordinances. Trash Chapter 1 Illegal Dumping - Sec. 101. 

It is resolved that in the Town of Windsor, a person shall not throw, dump, deposit or cause to be thrown, dumped or deposited, bottles, glass, crockery, cans, scrap metal, plastic waste, household garbage, solid waste which is defined as junk, paper, garbage, and discarded motor vehicle or parts thereof, or refuse of any nature on any public lands, or on any private lands not their own, or within 300 feet of lands of others,  public or private, or on the shores or banks of public and private waters, or within the view of any state or town highway and road.

 

 

 

Windsor Events
 

Movie Under the Stars - Friday June 23rd, 6pm

In collaboration with the Windsor Public Library, summer movie nights are back! Family friendly movies, wood fired pizza, and ice cold beverages from Harpoon brewery in the garden! This Friday we are showing The Land Before Time.

If you cannot make this Friday, we will be having another movie every Friday evening until the kids go back to school. 

June 30th: The Fox and The Hound 2 (sequel not original one) 

July 7th Happy Feet 

July 14th: Air Bud World Pup 

July 21st: Jungle Book (1967) 

July 28th: Secret Life of Pets 

August 4th: Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

With more to come! Stay tuned.

 

Yappy Hour

Moxie just realized that tomorrow is the last Saturday of the month already!! We would like to invite all of our doggie friends (including those we haven't met yet!) to our next doggie meet up group. We meet in the fenced-in area behind the old Armory next to the Windsor Fairgrounds recreation area on Route 44. Please come prepared to clean up after your own pets.

 

Exploring the Architecture of Old Constitution House- Saturday, June 24

Judy Hayward of Historic Windsor will lead an architectural exploration of the Old Constitution House State Historic Site on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m.  The program includes a slide show, lecture, and investigation of the building from the first floor to the attic, inside and out.  Ms. Hayward will discuss the significant architectural changes to this historically significant building as it evolved from an 18th-century tavern to a 21st-century museum. Her discussion will highlight Old Constitution House as an important example of early historic preservation efforts in Vermont, and will consider its role in cultural tourism today.

 The program is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 1 AIA Learning Unit. Architects, whether members of the AIA or not, may attend and earn credit. For further information call 802-672-3773, or visit the state-owned historic sites online at http://historicsites.vermont.gov

 

SpringMore Saturdays at SILO

Saturday, June 24th 12:00pm  3:00pm THE best sausages and kielbasa in all of the Upper Valley! Come meet one of the farmers we work closly with here at SILO. John owns SpringMore Farm, a small, family farm in Baltimore Vermont.  After our grains are spent, and all alcohol removed, they are picked up by John to use as feed at SpringMore. His pigs and chickens are getting some of the best Vermont grain around! John will be here every Saturday serving up sausages, kielbasa and other treats right on our patio. Full circle at its finest. Wash it all down with a craft cocktail in the sun!

 

 

Music this Weekend
 

Friday
Jes Raymond & the Blackberry Bushes at Skunk Hollow Tavern, Hartland - 9pm.

Swimmer at Windsor Station - 9:30pm

 

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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
 

 

 

Savory Gooseberry Jam Class

Jul 8, 2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Blake Hill Preserves Artisans Park Registration required. Call to register: 802-674-4529 GOOSEBERRY JAM...a quintessential English variety jam. Gooseberries are currently ripening in the gardens at Blake Hill and Cherry Hill Farm in Springfield Vermont. Blake Hill Preserves Cooking Class series offers hands on classes in the art of fine preserve making by one of the nation’s leading experts. Learn the basics of fruit preparation, cooking, “setting” and safe canning practices. Take home a complimentary jar of the variety we make together in class, a detailed recipe card, and enjoy 15% off all jar purchases in our unique Specialty Preserves Shop the day of the class. Register today!    

Cost: paid - $40 Contact: 802-674-4529mball@blakehillpreserves.com

https://blakehillpreserves.com/cooking-classes.html


Concerts on the Common

Concerts on the State Street Common on Wednesdays. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the great sounds of summer. Dates July 5–Aug. 23, 2017 Time Wednesday 6-8pm Fee FREE

July 5- Exit 9 Blues Band

July 12- East Bay Jazz Ensemble

July 19-Sullivan,Davis, and Hanscomb

July 26- Carlos Ocasio

August 2- About Gladys

August 9- River Road Blues Band

August 16-Newmont Miltary Band August

23-Larry Dougher/ Adam McMahon


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
 

You've asked and we've listened!  Windsor Public Library presents "Starlight Storytime!", an evening storytime for working families.  Monday, July 17th 7:00pm.  Join us for stories, songs, milk and cookies.  For kids ages 0-6 and their siblings and caregivers.

Free Family Movie Nightco-hosted and sponsored by The Cheese Board at Artisans Park. Visit The Cheese Board every Friday night, all summer long for Free Friday night movies!  Bring your family and bring your appetite! They’ll be serving their wood fired Pizza and Maple Creemees,  and for adults, Harpoon is right next door.  Friday, June 23:  Land Before Time

Learn to Fish: Saturday, June 24th, 9am-12noon: Basic fishing class taught by VT Fish and Wildlife instructor. All equipment is provided and no fishing license is required for the program. We'll start at the library and finish at Lake Runnemede (weather permitting). All ages, kids through adults! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up by emailing librarian@windsorlibrary.org, calling 802-674-2556 or stopping in the library.

3Doodle Pens: Draw in 3 dimensions! Our six new pens will be available for use to create your own 3D drawing that you can take home. Ages 8 and up please. Please sign up for a date by emailing us or stopping in to ensure a pen is available on the day you wish to come.

  • Friday, June 23rd, 2-4pm
  • Saturday, July 15th, 10am-12 noon
  • Wednesday, July 19th, 2-4pm
  • Saturday, July 29th, 10am-12 noon

Building a Better World—Pollinator Festival: Saturday, July 1st 10:30am - Windsor Public Library is teaming up with Cider Hill Gardens!  Speaker Annie White of Nectar Landscape Design Studio discusses the plight of pollinators, introduces some of our local pollinator species, and talks about designing pollinator-friendly landscapes.  While the adults relax, the kids will be busy with their own speaker, stories, crafts, and activities.   We will also have a beehive behind glass that everyone can safely observe, courtesy of Amy and Ron of Green Root Farm in Weathersfield.   Artist Gary Milek will exhibit prints that contain bumblebees and bugs on the flowers.  Excited to start your own garden?  Cider Hill will have pollinator plants available as well as honey products and more.   This event will be held at Cider Hill Gardens, 1747 Hunt Road, Windsor.  Let us know if you need transportation.

Yo-Yo Club is back for the summer!   For kids AND adults!  Every other Wednesday at 2:30pm starting on June 28th.  Bring your own yo-yo or borrow one from the library.  Learn all sorts of cool new tricks.  Yo-yos are also available to check out so you can practice what you’ve learned at home.

Building a Better World by Building a Better You!  Bicycling Workshops:  Back by popular demand—basic bicycling workshops presented by Vital Communities & Local Motion!  See website for more details.  www.windsorlibrary.org

· Basic Bicycle Maintenance:   Monday, July 10, 6:00pm

· Basic Everyday Bicycling:  Monday, July 17, 6:00pm

· On-Road Workshop:  Saturday, July 22, 10:00am (must have bike and helmet)


Book Discussion Groups (see a librarian to receive a copy of any book):

  • Adult Book Discussion: Tuesday, July 18, 6pm: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
  • Politics and Food Book Discussion:  Tuesday, July 11th, 6pm:  White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg.
  • Vermont READS 2017:  Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.  An award-winning biography in verse suited for ages 12 and up.  Free copies are available, so come get yours!  Share your thoughts on the book in our log (located at the front desk) and keep the book!


Preschool Storytime:  Every Wednesday at 10:30am for kids ages 0-5.  Join us for stories, songs, and crafts.

Knitting Group:  Monday June 26th at 6:30pm.  Bring your crochet, needlepoint, sewing, or knitting projects, share ideas, practice new techniques.  New faces always welcome!  All levels and abilities.

Spanish Conversation Class:  Generally Wednesdays at 3:00pm.  All abilities and levels.  Please call the library to confirm date/time if you would like to attend.

 

 

 
News From The Schools
 

Congratulations to the class of 2017!

The Windsor High School Class of 2017 has graduated 50 students who are now headed out into the world. For a video of the graduation click here. The flowing is a list of honors received and what lies ahead for the class

 

Class Valedictorian: Megan Roberts.

Two Salutatorians this year: Zachary O'Brien and Annie Soho.

Top 5 Top Ten% students alphabetical by last name are: Kaitlyn Morris, Zachary O'Brien, Megan Roberts, Annie Soho and Erin Wierzbicki.

 

Annie Soho is this year's Outstanding Senior Award (formerly known as the Balfour Award) is presented each year to the senior whom the administration and faculty deem outstanding in all aspects of academic achievement, civic and social responsibility.  A list of the plans for the entire graduating class can be found at the end of the newsletter.

 

Valley News Article on Graduation link

 

For a brief musical interlude click here to enjoy Alice Coopers “Schools Out”.

Community News
 

2017 Summer Field Hockey Camp

Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, VT Monday 6/ 26th to Friday, 6/30 6:00pm-7:30pm

Come join us to practice your FH skills, learn new ones or just experience a new sport during a week of Field Hockey fun! A great opportunity to make friends and have a blast whether you are new to field hockey or an old pro!

Who: Anyone in 3rd through 8th grade who is interested in field hockey.

Cost: $50 (Windsor Resident), $60 (Non –Resident)

What you need: Field hockey stick, Shin guards, Mouth guard, Cleats and/or sneakers, Water Bottle, Goggles, Positive Attitude J

Interested: Sign-up at Windsor Recreation Center at 29 Union Street, Windsor, VT

For questions please contact one of the following:Patty Pomerleau, Windsor Recreation Field Hockey Coach E-mail: patty.pomerleau@yahoo.com, Phone: (207) 576-5463 Windsor Recreation Center E-mail: hladue@windsorvt.org Phone: (802) 674 – 6783

 

2017 Summer Pick-Up Field Hockey

Need a little extra field hockey in your life? Want to try a new sport? Come have fun at pick-up field hockey this summer!

Who: Kids in grades K-2 and 3-6.

Where: Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, VTEvery Wednesday evening from July 5th – July 26th K-2; 5:30pm-6:30pm 3rd-6th; 6:30pm-7:30pm

Cost: Only a positive attitude J

What you need: Field hockey stick, Shin guards, Mouth guard, Cleats and/or sneakers, Goggles (for 3rd-6th), Water Bottle

Interested ? (I know you are J) Then come and join us on any of the Wednesdays listed above!

*For any questions please contact me via Patty Pomerleau, Windsor Recreation Field Hockey Coach

E-mail: patty.pomerleau@yahoo.com Phone: (207) 576-5463


Windsor PD offers finger print services
The Windsor Police Department will be available for fingerprint appointments on Thursday and Friday mornings, from 8:30am to 12:00pm, By Appointment Only. Appointments are scheduled in 15 minute increments. Please do not bring children or infants with you unless you have someone that can remain in the lobby area with them. Children are not allowed in the fingerprint room.
Requirements:
For Non-Criminal Live-Scan Digital Fingerprints: a signed and filled out Fingerprint Authorization Certificate, Photo Identification (U.S. Passport or Driver’s License), $25.00 Processing Fee (exact cash or check made out to: Town of Windsor). A receipt will be given.
For Non-Criminal Ink Fingerprints: Windsor Residents Only, Ink Cards, Photo Identification (U.S. Passport or Driver’s License), $25.00 Processing Fee (exact cash or check made out to: Town of Windsor). A receipt will be given.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please call to make the appointment, at the Police Office, Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 2:00pm: 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.


Memorial Day Ceremony link

WHS Prom Grand March link
WHS Graduation link

Lucy Mackenzi “June” Adoptables link

Alumni Day Parade 2017 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. For a calendar of the scheduled meal sponsors click this link.
 
Community Meal Schedule for seniors 60+:

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

 

 Wednesday, June28th        @ 12:00 noon – location: WindsorMt. Ascutney Hospital-Bd. Room:

 Menu:   herbed baked chicken, carrots, mashed potatoes, salad, dessert (suggested donation: $3.00)

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

 

Tuesday, July 11th      @ 12:00 noon – location: HARTLAND -  DAMON HALL (for July & August only) :

Menu: balsamic grilled chicken, baked potatoes, mixed veggies, salad, dessert(suggested donation:  $3.00)

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

 

Wednesday,  July 19th        @ 12:00 noon – location: ASCUTNEY - ExitAte Restaurant

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

 

Wednesday, July  26th       @ 12:00 noon – location: WINDSOR -  Mt. Ascutney Hospital-Board Room:

Menu:  meatloaf, baked potatoes, peas, salad, 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
 

Summer meals for kids link

WHS Graduation link

Plans for the Windsor prison link

Windsor Police arrest person wanted in VT & NHlink

 

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This Week in Windsor 6.19.17

 

This week it finally felt like summer is here. In addition to being the time for graduations, BBQ’s (Harpoon’s BBQ Festival is July 29/30th) and swimming (ropes, boards and guards are being installed this week at Kennedy Pond) it is also time for construction. This is what we have on the books so far:

  • Bids for Bridge Street repaving are being opened on June 30th

    • Grind and pave the street

    • Repair the small retaining walls on the corners of Main, Bridge, and Union

    • Replace the sidewalk on the south side of Bridge from the daycare center to Main St.

  • Pine/Court/Jacob St. construction to begin sometime in the teens of July

    • Grind and repave road

    • Replace water & sewer lines

    • Replace sidewalk

  • Landscaping on the slope behind the new wall and railing between the old firehouse and the diner.

Final design phase for the following:

  • Paving Cherry St. neighborhood/Everett Ln. Ruth Carney Dr./ Dewey Ave.

  • Repair slope on McClinton Ave.

 

We will get as far as money and schedules allow. Those items not completed this year will be first to be done next year along with additional paving.

 

Dodging potholes

The wet weather, additional mowing responsibilities and preparation for both the Memorial Day and Alumni ceremonies have our highway crew a little behind. They have been out grading and pothole patching this week but there is still a lot to do.  Road maintenance is top on the schedule and weather permitting we will be out grading and applying chloride to keep the dust down. In the mean time take it slow and easy.

 

Town hall is also getting painted. Much of the work has been completed there is still a little left to do.

 

Thanks to all who organized Alumni Weekend! Find a video of the parade here. It was a pleasure to provide the ride for the Grand Marshall Penny Armstrong, she was a very nice person and respected member of the WHS staff.

 

Windsor Card $100 Winners

Windsor Downtown Merchants are pleased to announce the three winners of the 2017 Windsor Card $100 cash prize. On the back of each Windsor Card is a number. If your number matches one of the three below please bring the card to Windsor Friends & Company for verification and claim your $100 in cash. Winners must claim prize by July 11, 2017. Numbers: 4019, 4250, 4280

 

Car Wash to support the Comets – This Saturday
The Windsor Comets AAU basketball club has 5 girls teams and 5 boys teams. The teams are made up of players from Windsor and surrounding towns. All of these teams played in the AAU State Championship tournament in Burlington. The 4th grade girls and 6th grade boys won all of their games which qualified them to go to the Nationals in Pennsylvania!! This tournament runs June 29th through July 3.

In an effort to defray the costs (approximately $12,600) associated with this endeavor, the teams will be doing various fundraising events.

One of these events will be a car wash/bottle drive/ touch a truck this Saturday between the hours of 8:30 and 11:00 at the Fire Department on Union St. The car wash will be by donation, please give generously! As for the bottle/can drive, fill up those garbage bags with returnables and bring them to the FD during this event. The “Touch a Truck” will feature firetrucks, ambulances, a police cruiser, a RACE CAR, and possibly some construction equipment.

The girls team will also be doing a a layup competition on Monday June 19 at the Rec center to raise money. If you can’t make Saturday’s event please consider sponsoring one of these young ladies!

The Windsor Comets would like to thank you in advance for your support. If you know any of these players please take a minute to congratulate and wish them luck in the tournament. Should you have any questions concerning fundraising or donations please email WindsorCometsaau@gmail.com . Questions concerning the carwash please contact Chief Kevin McAllister @ 674-9043. THANK YOU!!

 

Bulky Waste Drop Off

I frequently hear that residents wish Windsor had a transfer station.  In round numbers surrounding towns spend between $300K and $400K per year on their transfer station with about half of the expense covered by fees and the other half supported by taxes. That does not include the facility or the land.  While a transfer station for Windsor is not currently in the plans we will be offering additional programs to assist with the removal of items from your home.

 

On July 8th 9am – noon we will be offering a bulky waste collection for items like old furniture, scrap wood, metal, and tires. This service will be free (paid for with Windsor tax dollars, so not exactly free) and open to Windsor residents only. Without proof of residency you will be turned away. We will have 6 roll offs on hand to accept material. We will also have volunteers on hand to confirm that items are acceptable.

 

Over the next few months we will schedule additional collections for hazardous waste, electronic waste, and batteries.

 

Hamm Gillett and I filmed a Windsor on Air segment yesterday that will begin airing shortly. The program covers all of the different way property owners can get rid of everything from lightbulbs and paint to sofas and refrigerators. It also covers details on the July 8th collection.

 

Concurrent with this service the Town will be more engaged in enforcing regulations related to blight, floodway regulations (related to debris in the floodway) unregistered vehicles and dangerous buildings. We hope this bulky waste collectionwill be helpful to those in violations of current regulations.

 

 

 

Windsor Events
 

Bird Walk

Saturday June 17, 2017 from 7 to 9:30 AM, Mascoma Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon is to hold a bird walk on the grounds bordering the state correctional facility (prison farm) in Windsor, VT. This walk is free and open to the public. Bring binoculars if available, drinking water, and insect repellent. Participants should be prepared to walk as much as a mile over fairly level but unpaved and possibly damp terrain. We’ll be looking for breeding birds in the wide variety of habitats at this site where, according to eBird records, throughout the year 145 species have historically been found. Summer birds have historically included snipe, cuckoos, kestrels, a variety of flycatchers, a number of warbler species including Blue-winged Warbler, towhees, field sparrows, and bobolinks. This bird walk will not be held in the unfortunate case of steady, heavy rain or thundershowers. Te walk will be starting from the parking area next to the red building on the east side of Marton Road just to the south of the intersection with Pond Road
For more information about Mascoma Chapter field trips, see www.mascomabirds.org

 

West Windsor 5 & Dime Road Race
June 17th 9:00 AM Ascutney Trails Kiosk, West Windsor, Join Harpoon in Windsor, VT for this year's West Windsor 5 and Dime! The race will take place on a hilly lollipop loop course on some beautiful and challenging trails. After the race, crack open a few cold Harpoon and UFO beers.

 

Cedar Hill's 16th Annual Father's Day Antique Car & Tractor Show

Sunday, June 18th 12-2pm Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community. Join us for one of Cedar Hill's major events of the year where our residents, families and the public love mingling with the cars and tractors and their drivers on our beautiful campus. Antique Cars & Tractors * Free Root Beer Floats * Live 50's & 60's Music with Roy Munstermann. 50/50 Raffle to Benefit Resident Entertainment Fund. Have a classic car? Bring it to the show! No Registration Fees! For more information call Barb Flinn at (802)674-6609 ext. 216 or visit our website link Come enjoy!

 

 

3D Windsor Exhibit Opens at Old Constitution House

A new three-dimensional history exhibit opens at Old Constitution House State Historic Site on June 17.  Windsor in 3D features the work of Windsor High School students who participated in “3D Vermont: Town History in 3D Competition,” an annual state-wide contest that began in 2015. On July 17 at 2:00 p.m., incoming Windsor High School senior Vincent Moeykens introduces the Windsor in 3D exhibit.  Mr. Moeykens will talk about his team’s creation of a three-dimensional model of the historic Cox House for the 2017 competition.  In addition to the complete model of this iconic Windsor building, the students crafted separate architectural components such as columns, windows, and doors.  The designer of the original Cox House, noted early American architect Asher Benjamin, would be astounded by the intricate details achieved by his 21st-century counterparts.          

 

American Precision Museum Steve Dalessio Gives Expert Insight Tour

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00pm Join museum trustee Steve Dalessio on a walk-through of the exhibits as he shares his knowledge about favorite machines on display, their earlier precedents, and evolution into new machines in today’s dynamic manufacturing environment. He will be bringing show and tell items to share. Steve is General Manager and Partner at Lake Machine Co. Inc. in Claremont NH and enjoys sharing his passion for machining technology.        Some of the machines will be the Ames inletting machine and the Gridley automatic lathe.

 

Steve Dalessio, has been at Lake Machine Co. Inc. in Claremont NH since 2002. From 1980 -2002 he rose to Director of Business Development at Alpha Wassermann (formerly Electro-Nucleonics, Pharmacia Diagnostics, and Schiapparelli Bio-systems). He apprenticed as a Tool and Die maker and received his engineering education at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Learn more about the museum, its history, and events and programs to be held at the historic building at our website.  https://www.americanprecisionmuseum.org

 

SpringMore Saturdays at SILO

Saturday, June 17th 12:00pm  3:00pm THE best sausages and kielbasa in all of the Upper Valley! Come meet one of the farmers we work closly with here at SILO. John owns SpringMore Farm, a small, family farm in Baltimore Vermont. After our grains are spent, and all alcohol removed, they are picked up by John to use as feed at SpringMore. His pigs and chickens are getting some of the best Vermont grain around! John will be here every Saturday serving up sausages, kielbasa and other treats right on our patio. Full circle at its finest.Wash it all down with a craft cocktail in the sun!

 

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Classic Golf Tournament

 

The 2017 MAH Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 19th at the Woodstock Country Club.  You don’t have to play to be part of this fun event!  The tournament will feature a silent auction, with all proceeds to benefit Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Ottauquechee Health Center.

 

To view the list of auction items, please visit www.vtgolf.org and click on the blue “Auction” buttons. If you would like to bid on something from now through Sunday, please email Stephanie.Soles@mahhc.org. Please stop by the Woodstock Country Club on Monday between 12:30-5:00 PM to bid in person.

 

 

Open For The Season

 

Cider Hill Art Gallery, Windsor. Cider Hill is open for the season with exhibitions of sculpture, painting and environmental installations by Steven Proctor, Herb Ferris, Gary Haven Smith, the Mythmakers and Gary Milek.

 

American Precision Museum holds the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the nation. In Windsor, Vt., open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Memorial Day weekend – Oct. 31. No reservation, free family admission and 10 percent off in museum’s gift shop.

 

Constitution House

On July 8, 1777, the first Constitution of the "Free and Independent State of Vermont" was adopted at the Windsor Tavern owned by Elijah West. West's tavern, the location of many of the deliberations charting the future of Vermont, is now preserved as a historic site and called "The Old Constitution House." Open Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and Monday holidays, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission: Adults - $3.00 Children 14 years & under - free

Music this Weekend
 

Friday
Justin Panigutti & The Outfit at Windsor Station - 9:30pm

Carlos Ocasio & Frydaddy at Skunk Hollow Tavern, Hartland - 8pm.

 
Saturday
Maiden Voyage at Windsor Station - 9:30pm

 

 

 

Sunday

 

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
 

 

Summer Solstice Shindig

Wednesday, June 21st 4:00pm  7:00pm SUN. TACOS. MUSIC. COCKTAILS.

Celebrate the first day of summer at SILO - Wednesday, June 21st 4pm-7pm

Join us on the patio for food from Burlington's Taco Truck All Stars, Drink Specials featuring SILO Solstice and Harpoon Brewery's UFO beer and Live Music from Vermont's own Sensible Shoes.

Sun, tacos, music and cocktails. Bring it on summer.

 

Exploring the Architecture of Old Constitution House- Saturday, June 24

Judy Hayward of Historic Windsor will lead an architectural exploration of the Old Constitution House State Historic Site on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m.  The program includes a slide show, lecture, and investigation of the building from the first floor to the attic, inside and out.  Ms. Hayward will discuss the significant architectural changes to this historically significant building as it evolved from an 18th-century tavern to a 21st-century museum. Her discussion will highlight Old Constitution House as an important example of early historic preservation efforts in Vermont, and will consider its role in cultural tourism today.

 The program is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 1 AIA Learning Unit. Architects, whether members of the AIA or not, may attend and earn credit. For further information call 802-672-3773, or visit the state-owned historic sites online at http://historicsites.vermont.gov

 

Savory Gooseberry Jam Class

Jul 8, 2017 9:30 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Blake Hill Preserves Artisans Park Registration required. Call to register: 802-674-4529 GOOSEBERRY JAM...a quintessential English variety jam. Gooseberries are currently ripening in the gardens at Blake Hill and Cherry Hill Farm in Springfield Vermont. Blake Hill Preserves Cooking Class series offers hands on classes in the art of fine preserve making by one of the nation’s leading experts. Learn the basics of fruit preparation, cooking, “setting” and safe canning practices. Take home a complimentary jar of the variety we make together in class, a detailed recipe card, and enjoy 15% off all jar purchases in our unique Specialty Preserves Shop the day of the class. Register today!    

Cost: paid - $40 Contact: 802-674-4529mball@blakehillpreserves.com

https://blakehillpreserves.com/cooking-classes.html


Concerts on the Common

Concerts on the State Street Common on Wednesdays. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the great sounds of summer. Dates July 5–Aug. 23, 2017 Time Wednesday 6-8pm Fee FREE

July 5- Exit 9 Blues Band

July 12- East Bay Jazz Ensemble

July 19-Sullivan,Davis, and Hanscomb

July 26- TBA August 2- About Gladys

August 9- River Road Blues Band

August 16-Newmont Miltary Band August

23-Larry Dougher/ Adam McMahon


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
 

 

Summer Reading is coming!!!  This year's theme is Building a Better World.  Reading logs, BINGO cards, and Passports will be available after June 10th.  Keep track of the number of books you read, fill out a "book spine" for each book you red and add it to our reading wall.  Let's see if we can fill the entire wall with the books we read!!!


Building a Better World with the Peace Corps: speaker Michael Wanigasekera, Thursday, June 22nd, 6:30pm:   Hear from Michael, a former Peace Corps Volunteer who served from 2013-2015 in Cambodia, as he shares his stories from that time. Mr. Wanigasekera taught English, developed a school library, organized a basketball team, created a filter system for clean water for the village, and financed each of these projects with private donations that he raised in the United States. Mr. Wanigasekera now serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Springfield, VT


Learn to Fish: Saturday, June 24th, 9am-12noon: Basic fishing class taught by VT Fish and Wildlife instructor. All equipment is provided and no fishing license is required for the program. We'll start at the library and finish at Lake Runnemede (weather permitting). All ages, kids through adults! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up by emailing librarian@windsorlibrary.org, calling 802-674-2556 or stopping in the library.

3Doodle Pens: Draw in 3 dimensions! Our six new pens will be available for use to create your own 3D drawing that you can take home. Ages 8 and up please. Please sign up for a date by emailing us or stopping in to ensure a pen is available on the day you wish to come.

  • Friday, June 23rd, 2-4pm
  • Saturday, July 15th, 10am-12 noon
  • Wednesday, July 19th, 2-4pm
  • Saturday, July 29th, 10am-12 noon


Book Discussion Groups:
Adult Book Discussion: Tuesday, June 20, 6pm: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

 

Politics and Food Book Discussion:  Tuesday, June 13th, 6pm:  Becoming Dr. Q - My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon by Hinojosa and Rivas.

Vermont READS 2017:  Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.  An award-winning biography in verse suited for ages 12 and up.  Free copies are available, so come get yours!  Share your thoughts on the book in our log (located at the front desk) and keep the book!

Preschool Storytime:  Every Wednesday at 10:30am for kids ages 0-5.  Join us for stories, songs, and crafts.

Genealogy Group: Monday, June 5th at 7:00pm:  Work to discover your roots with genealogist Pamm Trask.

Knitting Group:  Monday June 12 and 26th at 6:30pm.  Bring your crochet, needlepoint, sewing, or knitting projects, share ideas, practice new techniques.  New faces always welcome!  All levels and abilities.

Spanish Conversation Class:  Generally Wednesdays at 3:00pm.  All abilities and levels.  Please call the library to confirm date/time if you would like to attend.

 

 
News From The Schools
 

Congratulations to the class of 2017!

The Windsor High School Class of 2017 has graduated 50 students who are now headed out into the world. For a video of the graduation click here. The flowing is a list of honors received and what lies ahead for the class

 

Class Valedictorian: Megan Roberts.

Two Salutatorians this year: Zachary O'Brien and Annie Soho.

Top 5 Top Ten% students alphabetical by last name are: Kaitlyn Morris, Zachary O'Brien, Megan Roberts, Annie Soho and Erin Wierzbicki.

 

Annie Soho is this year's Outstanding Senior Award (formerly known as the Balfour Award) is presented each year to the senior whom the administration and faculty deem outstanding in all aspects of academic achievement, civic and social responsibility.  A list of the plans for the entire graduating class can be found at the end of the newsletter.

 

Valley News Article on Graduation link

 

Student of the Month

Our Student of the Month for June 2017 is Senior Rowan Kelly! Rowan has the dual honor of being our UNSUNG HERO which is bestowed upon a graduating senior who may not always get the recognition he or she deserves. Rowan is known as a helpful, caring student who is concerned with women's issues and the environment and genuinely wants to make the world a better place. She tutors students during free periods and is a friend that others can count on. According to Mr. Spencer, Rowan was an "ardent Capstone crew member" and is known by Ms. Aylward as the "backbone of the theater program since grade 8." After graduation, Rowan plans to attend Castleton University and major in Secondary Education (Humanities). She is a shining example of the young women who make WHS a superior school! Congratulations and best of luck, Rowan!

 

Let's Go Fishing in Vermont

Lessons on fish safety, fishing laws, Learn to cast, identifying fish, survival for fish (lesson on salmon), bait a hook, tie a clinch knot, ecology of ponds, lakes and streams and fishing ethics. Teaching this in fourth grade with the idea that students will fish over the summer with the skills learned in class.

Here are some photos from our morning on Lake Runnamede.



Community News
 


Windsor PD offers finger print services
The Windsor Police Department will be available for fingerprint appointments on Thursday and Friday mornings, from 8:30am to 12:00pm, By Appointment Only. Appointments are scheduled in 15 minute increments. Please do not bring children or infants with you unless you have someone that can remain in the lobby area with them. Children are not allowed in the fingerprint room.
Requirements:
For Non-Criminal Live-Scan Digital Fingerprints: a signed and filled out Fingerprint Authorization Certificate, Photo Identification (U.S. Passport or Driver’s License), $25.00 Processing Fee (exact cash or check made out to: Town of Windsor). A receipt will be given.
For Non-Criminal Ink Fingerprints: Windsor Residents Only, Ink Cards, Photo Identification (U.S. Passport or Driver’s License), $25.00 Processing Fee (exact cash or check made out to: Town of Windsor). A receipt will be given.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please call to make the appointment, at the Police Office, Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 2:00pm: 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.


Memorial Day Ceremony link

WHS Prom Grand March link
Community Services and Support  
 

Cedar Hill's Continuing Educational Series Free Seminar: "Understanding Palliative Care" 

Presented by Maggie Moore RN, APRN, MSN, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Mt. Ascutney Hospital

Wednesday, June 21st 10:00 - 11:30 AM Village At Cedar Hill - 92 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, VT

 

Most people have heard of Hospice Care before but Palliative Care may as well be a foreign word. Palliative Care is care that focuses on making someone's life better by treating symptoms of terminal, chronic, or long-lasting disease or illness.  

 

Join us for an engaging conversation where you will learn:

 

* What is Palliative Care?

* How Palliative Care Differs from Hospice Care

* When and where Palliative Care is given

* Who provides Palliative Care?

* How do I get Palliative Care?

* The Goals of Palliative Care

* Managing Symptoms and Side Effects

* Helping with Practical Concerns

* Addressing Spiritual Question or Concerns

* Providing support to family, friends, and caregivers

* Introduction to Ethical Wills 

 

Maggie Moore is a Certified Advance Practice Nurse From Mount Ascutney Hospital who currently runs the Oncology/Palliative Care service, providing chemotherapy for patients in active care and consultations for inpatient and outpatient for palliative care. She previously worked at Dartmouth in the Cancer Center and taught nursing.

Following the presentation, there will be time for questions or comments. Refreshments will be served.  

 

Admission is FREE, but space is limited and RSVP is suggested. Call 802-674-2254 or register online link 


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. For a calendar of the scheduled meal sponsors click this link.
 
JUNE2017Community Meal Schedule for seniors 60+:

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

 

Wednesday, June 21st      @ 12:00 noon – location: ExitAte Restaurant, Ascutney:

Menu: stuffed chicken breast, two side dishes, salad, dessert (suggested donation: $4.00)

 

 Wednesday, June28th        @ 12:00 noon – location: WindsorMt. Ascutney Hospital-Bd. Room:

 Menu:   herbed baked chicken, carrots, mashed potatoes, salad, 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
 

WHS Graduation link

Plans for the Windsor prison link

Windsor Police arrest person wanted in VT & NHlink

 

Windsor High School Senior Plans Class of 2017

 

Anika Abrahamsen of Brownsville, daughter of Leah and John Abrahamsen will attend the

University of Vermont and major in Exercise and Movement Science.

Lakota Blaisdell of Windsor, son of Ralph Blaisdell, will work and attend Vermont Technical

College and major in Manufacturing.

Devon Campney of Windsor, son of Zabrina Campney, will work.

Natawni L. Comes of Windsor, daughter of Susan and Mervin Comes, will attend the New England

School of Hair Design.

Morgan Crane of Windsor, daughter of Jennifer and Joshua Crane, will attend the University of

New England and major in Marine Science.

Lauren Olivia Davis of Windsor, daughter of Karen and William Davis, will attend Lyndon State

College and major in Accounting.

Mackenzie Davis of Windsor, daughter of Brian Davis and Lisa Spaulding Davis, will attend the

University of Vermont and major in Medical Radiation Sciences.

Allen Fan of Windsor, son of Alice Wang and Jimmy Fan, will attend the University of

Massachusetts at Boston and major in Economics.

Grady Gilman of Windsor, son of John and Julie Gilman, will attend the State University of New

York at Oswego and major in Meteorology.

Yvette Gray of Cornish, NH, daughter of Wayne and Tammy Gray, is undecided.

Josh Griep of Windsor, son of Jackie and John Griep, will work for Potwin Construction.

Caleb Harrington of Hartland, son of Doug and Kimberli Harrington, will work.

McKenzie Hartwell of Cornish, daughter of Josh Hartwell, will attend Plymouth State University

and major in Business Management.

Kacey Herschel of Ascutney, daughter of Greg and Tonya Herschel, will attend the Community

College of Vermont and major in Special Education.

Megan Herschel of Weathersfield, daughter of Dennis and Amy Herschel, will attend Seton Hall

University and major in Occupational Therapy.

Stephen Hurlburt of Windsor, son of Lisa Ockington, will work at Paradise Sports.

Robert (Will) Jaarsma of Cornish, son of Reyer and Heidi Jaarsma, will attend Plymouth State

University and major in Adventure Education.

Hunter William Judd of Windsor, son of Scott and Pamela Judd, will work.

Rowan Kelly of Windsor, daughter of John Coleman and Kristin Kelly, will attend Castleton

University and major in Secondary Education.

Brandyn LeBarron of Weathersfield is undecided.

Chad Malcolm of Weathersfield, nephew of Connie and Orlando Thompson, will attend the

Universal Technical Institute and major in Marine Mechanics.

Troy McCabe of Windsor, son of Kris and Ruth McCabe, is undecided.

Ian McKenrick of Windsor, son of Allison Hill, Timmothy McKenrick and Adam Carlson, is

undecided.

Angus Melendy of Hartland, son of Poppy McCrory and Tim Melendy, will work.

Kaitlyn Morris of Weathersfield, daughter of Megan and Edward Morris, will attend Boise State

University and major in Pre-Med.

Brandin Napsey of Ascutney, son of Erika and Mitchell Napsey, has joined the Army National

Guard and will attend Champlain College and major in Cyber Security and Networking.

Austin Nelson of Windsor, son of Alissa and Richard Nelson, will attend Liberty University and

major in Communications.

Cameron O’Brien of Windsor, son of Beth and Darrell O’Brien, is undecided.

Zachary O’Brien of Weathersfield, son of Kelly and Clinton O’Brien, will attend Johnson State

College and major in History Education.

Hunter Patenaude of Hartland, son of Deb and Andre Patenaude, will work at Patenaude Pool

Plasterers, Inc.

Megan L. Roberts of Windsor, daughter of Matthew and Robin Roberts, will attend Johnson State

College and major in Secondary Education and Mathematics.

Isaac Robison of Weathersfield, son of John and Joni Robison, will attend Johnson State College

and major in Business Administration.

Tristan Robison of Weathersfield, son of John and Joni Robison, will attend Lyndon State College

and major in Mountain Recreation Management.

Jennah Sanderson of Windsor, daughter of Jacquie Sanderson, Jamie Sanderson and Tracey

Soboleski, will attend Castleton University (major undecided).

Ryan Saucier of Windsor, son of Paul Saucier and Carol White, will attend Lyndon State College

and major in Natural Sciences.

Aliyah Singelais of Hartland, daughter of Kelly Depalo and Ed Tobin will attend the New

Hampshire Technical Institute and major in Communications.

Emily Smith of Weathersfield, daughter of Joe Smith and Denise George, will attend Fort Lewis

College and major in Exercise Physiology.

Annie Soho of Windsor, daughter of Sandy and Greg Soho, will attend The George Washington

University and major in International Affairs.

Benjamin Thornton of Cornish, NH, son of Glenn and Nancy Thornton, will attend the University

of Vermont and major in Mechanical Engineering.

Brandin Tillman of Ascutney, son of Paul Tillman and Jennifer Lessard, will attend Johnson State

College and major in History.

Nicole Towne of Windsor, daughter of Lynn and Everett Towne III, will attend Champlain College

and major in International Business.

Noah Turney of Weathersfield, son of Jennifer Turney, is undecided.

Jordan Wadkins of Windsor is undecided.

Matthew Walasewicz of Weathersfield, son of Stephen and Lisa Walasewicz, will attend the

University of Vermont and major in Political Science.

Erin Wierzbicki of Weathersfield, daughter of Stephen and Roberta Wierzbicki, will attend

Southern New Hampshire University and major in Business Administration.

Ashleay Wilcox of Windsor, daughter of Shelley and Matt Wilcox, will attend Castleton University

and major in Behavioral Education.

Kylee Williams of Windsor, daughter of Craig Williams and Leesa and Jim Taft will attend East

Carolina University and major in Biology.

Brooke Winter of Windsor, daughter of Suzanne Ambrose and Dale Winter, will attend the

University of Alabama and major in Business.

Andrew Wood of Brownsville, son of Jason and Jody Wood, will attend Saint Michael’s College

(major undecided).

Tanner Wright of Windsor, son of Armond Wright and Vanessa Wilson, is undecided

 

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This Week In Windsor - 6.12.17

Bird Walk

Saturday June 17, 2017 from 7 to 9:30 AM, Mascoma Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon is to hold a bird walk on the grounds bordering the state correctional facility (prison farm) in Windsor, VT. This walk is free and open to the public. Bring binoculars if available, drinking water, and insect repellent. Participants should be prepared to walk as much as a mile over fairly level but unpaved and possibly damp terrain. We’ll be looking for breeding birds in the wide variety of habitats at this site where, according to eBird records, throughout the year 145 species have historically been found. Summer birds have historically included snipe, cuckoos, kestrels, a variety of flycatchers, a number of warbler species including Blue-winged Warbler, towhees, field sparrows, and bobolinks. This bird walk will not be held in the unfortunate case of steady, heavy rain or thundershowers. Te walk will be starting from the parking area next to the red building on the east side of Marton Road just to the south of the intersection with Pond Road
For more information about Mascoma Chapter field trips, see www.mascomabirds.org

 

West Windsor 5 & Dime Road Race
June 17th 9:00 AM Ascutney Trails Kiosk, West Windsor, Join Harpoon in Windsor, VT for this year's West Windsor 5 and Dime! The race will take place on a hilly lollipop loop course on some beautiful and challenging trails. After the race, crack open a few cold Harpoon and UFO beers.

 

Cedar Hill's 16th Annual Father's Day Antique Car & Tractor Show

Sunday, June 18th 12-2pm Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community. Join us for one of Cedar Hill's major events of the year where our residents, families and the public love mingling with the cars and tractors and their drivers on our beautiful campus. Antique Cars & Tractors * Free Root Beer Floats * Live 50's & 60's Music with Roy Munstermann. 50/50 Raffle to Benefit Resident Entertainment Fund. Have a classic car? Bring it to the show! No Registration Fees! For more information call Barb Flinn at (802)674-6609 ext. 216 or visit our website link Come enjoy!

 

 

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Classic Golf Tournament

There is still time to register for the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Classic Golf Tournament! The Classic will be held on Monday, June 19th at the Woodstock Country Club and you can sign up to play by visiting VTGolf.org. The Classic will be a day of golf with great silent auction and awards reception. Featuring a BBQ Lunch, Shotgun Start at 12:30pm, Prizes and Cocktails following the tournament play. Call 802.674.7088 or email mahclassic@mahhc.org with questions. FORE!

 

Summer Solstice Shindig

Wednesday, June 21st 4:00pm  7:00pm SUN. TACOS. MUSIC. COCKTAILS.

Celebrate the first day of summer at SILO - Wednesday, June 21st 4pm-7pm

Join us on the patio for food from Burlington's Taco Truck All Stars, Drink Specials featuring SILO Solstice and Harpoon Brewery's UFO beer and Live Music from Vermont's own Sensible Shoes.

Sun, tacos, music and cocktails. Bring it on summer.

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Alumni Weekend Schedule of Events

Alumni Weekend June 10th – 11th

Saturday

8:30 AM            15 Annual Murphy-Morse 5K (WHS Track)         

9:00 AM            Alums meet & greet (Windsor House porch)

10:00 am           Parade (Main St.) Theme – Children’s Toys                

10:30 – 1 PM     Celebration on State Street Common – Food, music, vendors, library book sale                     

12 Noon            Alumni Golf Tournament (John P. Larkin CC)

SpringMore Saturday with Moxley Union!

Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00pm  5:00pm Windsor Alumni weekend!! Welcome home!
THE best sausages and kielbasa in all of the Upper Valley!  Live Music 2pm-4pm from Moxley Union to celebrate the local Windsor Alumni! Wash it all down with a craft cocktail in the sun!

Road Trash plays at the Windsor Station starting at 9:30

Sunday

8AM                 At Bat for Kerry & her boys (Fairgrounds)

Skinny Sunday at SILO

Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:00pm  3:00pm Your Sundays will never be the same. This special Skinny Sunday at SILO will feature crepes and delicious bites from Skinny Pancake while Mike Parker and Ali T rock the new patio. Add to this a SILO craft cocktail?! Day made.

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Backyard Composting Workshop June 7th

Windsor Welcome Center - Wednesday, June 7 at 5:30pm It is not too late to sign up for a backyard composting workshop. If you want to purchase a SoilSaver composter and/or Sure-Close kitchen scrap pail, you can buy them at the workshop, for $25.00 and $5.00, respectively.
 
The workshop presentation is about 45 minutes in length with plenty of time afterwards for questions and answers. Cat Buxton will teach the workshops. To sign up, call 674-9235 or email mobrien@swcrpc.org. Please bring a check or cash if you would like to make a purchase as we cannot process credit cards.
Andover belongs to the 14-town Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District which is hosting the workshops. www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org

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Green Up Day and Jane's Walk - Both this Saturday, May 6h

Green Up Day is almost here! Please join us on Saturday May 6th to help make Windsor a little bit greener. We will meet at the Windsor Fire Station at 8:30 am to sign up for routes and hand out bags. Bagels and Coffee will be provided. Then join us back at the fire station from 11:30-12:30 for a community potluck BBQ. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers will be provided. If you are able, please consider bringing a side dish or dessert to share with friends and neighbors. Please email Kelsey O'Connor at klsoconnor@gmail.com if you have any questions.Please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. For more information or if you would like to sign up for a route online, please visit: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080C4CA4AC28A7F49-green

 

Jane's Walk: Saturday, May 6th meet a Constitution Common at 12:30pm Explore Windsor's East End, from tracks to river, past present and future.

Windsor is joining cities and towns across the world to walk in honor of the last Jane Jacobs who was one of the most notable advocates for communities, social capital and downtowns "for the people". She was a firm believer in citizen's involvement in how their communities developed, and encouraged people to get to know the spaces they inhabit.  

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