Class of 2016 Off to the World

On Tuesday, the Windsor High School graduated the Class of 2016 in a joyous event that was held at the Bushnell. Together with the Class of 2016 Principal Russell Sills had also a "graduation." From the next year he will be overseeing the newly created office of Schools, Family and Community Partnerships. 
Photos of the event and the grads, after the link
 

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Heritage Brick Installation Taking Place June 15th

The latest group of First Town Downtown Heritage Bricks will be installed on Wednesday, June 15th at 11:00 am into the Brick Patio on the green across from Central Street in Windsor.  All bricks purchased or gifted over the last six months will be brought together and placed into the brick patio for future generations to enjoy.  New bricks to be installed include a celebration of Kiwanis Club's 50th anniversary and the 45th work anniversary of Rosa Segars by Windsor Federal Savings.  Heritage bricks make great  gifts to commemorate wedding anniversaries, birthdays, special achievements, memorials and more.  One mom recently installed a brick in honor of the day care provider for her two children who were headed to kindergarten.  Take a walk down the road and view the brick patio. You'll be sure to find a brick honoring someone you know!  The first First Town Downtown Heritage brick installation was in May of 1996.
 

Farmers Market Starts June 23rd

The First Town Downtown Farmers’ Market is about to begin its 8th year.  This well-attended local marketplace on Thursdays in Windsor center includes locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, herbs, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, meat, dog treats and more.  The Farmers’ Market opens on June 23rd, runs through October 20th and is located at 240 Broad Street in the center of Windsor, CT.  The season will once again host the Town’s annual Senior Tomato Growing Contest, weekly music during all of July and August and a Recipe of the Week that coincides with veggies in season for all the culinary enthusiasts out there.  This year's market vendors are:
 

Baked Goods Windsor Food Bank

Keira Hastings and Tiffany Quilter, both students at Sage Park Middle School in Windsor, hosted a bake sale to benefit the Windsor Food Bank as a community service project for their Social Studies class. They raised $100 for the Food bank. Windsor Food Bank Vice President, Ernie Perreault, said, "Tiffany and Keira showed great community spirit and initiative with their efforts to support the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank. Their families and community should certainly be proud of them." The two young ladies presented Sue Raggo, Andy Price and Ernie Perreault with their donation. Andy gave them a tour of the Food Bank located at the L. P. Wilson Community Center on Matianuck Avenue and Ernie happily accepted the check.
 

Windsor Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown Honor Community Supporters

The Windsor Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Citizen of the Year Award: William Schoner and the Jerry Hallas Memorial Award:  Jim Nilsson. The presentation of these and other awards will be given at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner and Installation Banquet to be held at the Hartford Windsor Marriott on Friday, June 3rd.  The public is invited to attend.  The cost is $60. Meal selections are listed on the website.  Please call the Windsor Chamber at 860-688-5165 or buy tickets online at www.WindsorCC.org
 

Rotary / Chamber Charity Golf Tournament

On Monday, June 13th, the Windsor/Windsor Locks Rotary Club and the Windsor Chamber of Commerce are teaming up for the fourth year to sponsor their annual charity golf tournament at the Oak Ridge Golf Club, in Feeding Hills/Agawam MA. The event includes 18 holes of golf, greens fee, cart, lunch, refreshments, a buffet dinner and prizes, all for the reasonable entrance fee of $145.00.  “We are really pleased to partner with the Chamber once again to offer an opportunity to enjoy the game of golf while supporting the community service activities of both organizations including our schools, scholarships, and business education,” stated Dennis Guay, Rotary Club president.
 

Having Fun With the "Where's Bob?" Contest

TourWindsorCT is hosting the “Where’s Bob?” contest to celebrate the expansion of the mobile walking tour of Windsor, Connecticut.  Each weekday at 10:00 am, a new “Where’s Bob?” photo is posted to the TourWindsorCT.org’s Facebook and Twitter pages.  The photo shows Bob (or his safari hat) at one of the TourWindsorCT sites. Guess his location and you can enter to win!  Everyone who plays has a chance to win a $5 Windsor Chamber gift certificate (used like cash at 45 businesses in town), every weekday through June 24th.  Enter by finding Bob’s location on the TourWindsorCT.org mobile website and filling in your name and email address.   Congratulations to the first four winners:  Linda Dillon, Jim Govoni, Irene Fitzsimonds and Megan (no last name entered.)
 

Windsor Chamber of Commerce, Only Better

The Windsor Chamber of Commerce, the most active business membership organization in northern Connecticut, launched a new look on March 1 with an updated logo, website, mobile events calendar and two weekly enewsletters. The Chamber’s rebranding better reflects its role as a conduit between Windsor's businesses and the residential community. Executive Director Jane Garibay teamed up with representatives from Invisible Gold, Cerebration Writing + Graphic Design, Hosting Connecticut LLC and General Electric to create the new branding and collateral. 
 

Any-Time Gifts

Windsor gifts for friends!  Even though the holidays are over, there are still so many gift-giving occasions!  Many unique local gifts are available at the Windsor Chamber of  Commerce and Tourist Information Center at 261 Broad Street, Windsor. Gifts include Gift Certificates which can be used like cash at over 40 retailers and restaurants in Windsor, items made by local crafts people like honey and chocolate from Forgotten Acres Farm, note cards from Photographer Len Hellerman and items provided by local non-profit organizations like Windsor blankets from the Junior Women's Club, Shad Derby mini wooden houses, and personalized heritage bricks and ornaments from First Town Downtown. Stop by the Chamber office to browse the selection of local goods by December 22nd. 
 

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.
 

2015 Grads, a Class Act & 500 photos

The Class of 2015 is off to the world, and once again the kids of Windsor High School impressed with their maturity, compassion, energy, and optimism. Principal Russell Sills declared the class of 2015 the best class in the history of the school, a title that made the kids  immensely proud. For more on the graduation, read this week's issue, here or in the paper. Please allow some time for the photos to appear - they are more than 500!
 

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