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.
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 email@example.com
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.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Music this Weekend
Funkwagon at Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom - 9:30
David Greenfield at Skunk Hollow Tavern at Hartland Four Corners - 9pm
Borderstone at Windsor Station Restaurant in Windsor, VT- 9:30pm to midnight
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
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
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 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.
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!
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 –
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)
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