The Windsor Historical Society is now on Facebook!

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

Statewide Primary – August 9th

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Community News

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

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

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

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