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


Music this Weekend
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

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



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:
Skunk Hollow: 
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

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:
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

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


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  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 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:
Windsor PD Facebook page:
Windsor Recreation Department Facebook page:
Paradise Park Facebook Page:

Windsor on Air
Windsor on Air is a great resource for community news. View WOA-TV on Comcast Channel 8 or
On-Line:, Facebook:

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)
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