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.
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.
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
Jes Raymond & the Blackberry Bushes at Skunk Hollow Tavern, Hartland - 9pm.
Swimmer at Windsor Station - 9:30pm
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
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!
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 Night, co-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 email@example.com, 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”.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (207) 576-5463 Windsor Recreation Center E-mail: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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