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


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


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


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


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



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




Area Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations


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

NO Grills allowed


July 4th Center of Town:

7:00–10:00am pancake breakfast

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

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

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

1:00–1:45PM, PARADE

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

Please call Sherry for details 802 484-9286

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


Hartland Old Home Day Monday, July 4th

Tractor pull starts @8am

Parade at 11am

Vendors and entertainment behind the Rec Center after the parade.

Moonlighters Big Band @7pm

Fireworks @9pm


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


Windsor Listserv

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




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

How to ...


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

Posting Guidelines

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

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

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


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

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


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


Marketing “Bootcamp” for small business

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


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


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


Windsor Events

Friday Night Movie at the Cheese Board

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


The Windsor Summer Farmers' Market is here!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Music this Weekend



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


First Saturday Music at Harpoon

Stadley Rough Riders – July 2nd Saturday at Harpoon


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


Wednesday Evening Concerts on the Common 6 – 8 pm

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of summer!

July 6th              About Gladys

July 13th            East Bay Jazz Ensemble

July 20th            Jason Cann

July 27th            The Jerrymanders

August 3rd         River Road Blues Band

August 10th        Sullivan, Davis, Hanscomb

August 17th        Larry & Adam

August 24th        Carlos Ocasio


Locals Night at the Maple Kitchen

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

What’s Happening at the Library

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






Windsor Public Library News and Events


Summer Activity Challenge

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Programs for Kids:

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

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

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

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




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



Merchant News

Windsor Artist Gail Barton has a new exhibit

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


New Exhibit at American Precision Museum

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


Horse Camp

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


Community News

Message from the Windsor Food Shelf


-          The Weekend Lunchbox—For Kids!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Red Cross Blood Drive

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Community Services and Support  

JULY2016Community Meal Schedule for seniors 60+:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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





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

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



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

Windsor in the News


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

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


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


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



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


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


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

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


WHS baseball heading to the state championship:

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

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


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