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WEF event to raise funds and fans for Windsor’s Public Schools

Windsor Education Foundation, a grant-making organization for Windsor’s public school educators, invites the public to Decadent Date Night on February 9 at 7:30PM at Vito’s by the Water in Windsor.  The event includes wine or beer, indulgent desserts, and liqueur tastings, plus dancing, a non-denominational group wedding vow renewal ceremony, a ballroom dance lesson, and other fun activities. Tickets are $75 per couple or $40 per person.

Business After Hours - Jan 10th

The Windsor Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Business After Hours event on Wednesday, January 10th hosted by Bart's Drive In and the Beanery located at 55 Palisado Ave in Windsor from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Enjoy refreshments, a raffle and networking with other Chamber members and regional business people an hear about this historic restaurant that's been in Windsor for over 60 years.

Windsor Feud Signing Up Teams

The Windsor Feud is a live game show fundraiser held by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce in support of its community, education and business programs, all to support Windsor. The Chamber is recruiting teams to play in this year's Feud. Businesses and civic groups form teams of four, dress in costume, raise money before and during the event and compete against each other for one of four trophies.

Republican Candidates For Governor To Hold Debate in Windsor

The Connecticut Republican Party will hold the first of multiple debates among the Republican candidates aiming to become the first Republican Governor of Connecticut, since Governor Jodi Rell decided not to run for re-election in 2010, in Windsor. Until now, 11 Republicans have declared they are exploring a run for Governor on the Republican side of the aisle, with candidates ranging in experience from successful business people, City and Town Mayors or Selectmen/women, Legislators, and a former Federal official. The rather large and almost daily increasing field is easy to explain, said, Thursday, Ron Eleveld, chairman of the Windsor Republican Town Committee.

#SeligSelfie $100 Giveaway

James Selig Estate Jewelry & Antiques LLC had a $100 giveaway contest on Small Business Saturday, November 25th.  Shoppers could enter, by going to the store on the 25th, taking a selfie and posting it to their Facebook page with the hashtag #seligselfie. The winner was the sefie with the most votes.  Congratulations to Jean Riordan for submitting the most popular #seligselfie!

Winter Sock Drive by FTDT

This holiday season (through the month of December) First Town Downtown of Windsor is gathering and distributing warm winter socks to the homeless in the greater Hartford area.  You can help by donating new socks and dropping them off at one of the Windsor locations below. Vice President of First Town Downtown, Steve McKay, explained, "After seeing several documentaries and witnessing firsthand some of the many struggles facing these unfortunate folks I did a little homework and found one of the most cherished items on the streets is a clean, fresh pair of socks."

150 Year Old Tuttle House Gets a Makeover

Thanks to the support of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Grace Episcopal Church’s Tuttle House roof is getting a makeHover. This 1865 GothicHstyle brick house on Windsor’s Town Green was the home of The Rev. Reuel H. Tuttle, the first resident rector of the church. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house was deemed “one of the finest examples of the style in the town” according to the town’s Historic Survey, of August 1981.