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BOE budget cut by $500,000
Following the referendum last Tuesday, that indicated widespread dissatisfaction with the proposed FY2013-2014 budget, the town council Monday night decided to make cuts to next year's expenditures, all of them affecting the Board of Education side of the budget.
Windsor Federal Savings Celebrates Bloomfield Grand Opening
On a beautiful spring evening this past week, Windsor Federal Savings held a Grand Opening celebration to mark the official kick-off of its new Bloomfield location, at 54 Jerome Avenue. Bloomfield Mayor Sydney Schulman cut the ceremonial ribbon at the entrance to the new building, while inside, customers, business leaders and local officials enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and beverages while mingling in the new, customer-focused lobby.
Flags Mark Graves of Town's Veterans
Members of the Windsor Holiday Observance Committee and local scout troops have placed grave marker flags on the graves of all veterans and those who served in the military in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. If family members notice that a flag has not been properly placed at a loved one's gravesite in Windsor, please contact Enita Jubrey at 860-285-1835 so a marker flag is installed before Memorial Day services which are scheduled for Monday, May 27, 2013.
Congratulations, Sage Park
The Windsor Education Foundation (WEF) Board of Directors would like to congratulate Windsor Public Schools on Sage Park Middle School's winning of the Connecticut Association of Schools' prestigious "Middle School of the Year" award. Sage Park was selected from 150 Connecticut middle schools for its exemplary practices including parent and faculty involvement, consistently rising test scores, and the V.I.P. program.
Windsor Joins Clean Energy Financing Program
Businesses in Windsor can now get 100% upfront, low-cost, and long-term financing to make clean energy improvements to their buildings. Windsor has opted into a state-wide program called Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE), which allows commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners to access upfront funding for all energy improvement costs and to repay that investment through a benefit assessment charge on their property tax bill. The Town Council approved a resolution to do so May 6, 2013.
GFWC Windsor Woman's Club - Officers Installation
Installation of GFWC Windsor Woman’s Club officers for the 2013-2014 club year took place recently at The Nutmeg Restaurant. A note to the ladies of the Installation Dinner Committee, this was a great facility choice. The installation ceremony was performed by our own Mary Vaca; the theme was her own variation on floriography (the language of flowers), which was spot-on and very informative. Congrats to: Lisa Miller - President; Beverly Callan - Vice President; Glenys Lemere - Treasurer (absent) and Carol Gregor - Secretary. Ladies, good luck and best wishes for a successful and hassle-free club year. Photo caption: left to right – Mary Vaca; Lisa Miller (President); Carol Gregor (Secretary) and Beverly Callan (Vice President).
Sydnee Over can add one more label to those that have described her until now: Shad Derby Queen.
Treasure from Trash at Windsor Excavation Site
A dig in the past showed once again that one man's trash can be another man's treasure – especially if the second man lives a few centuries after the first.
Sage Park Teacher Will Preside as Memorial Day Parade Marshal
The Town of Windsor Public Celebrations Committee is proud to announce that the 2013 Memorial Day Parade Marshal is Windsor resident Dana Joseph Gagne, US Marine Corps. Memorial Day observances in Windsor will be held on Monday, May 27, 2013. Gagne served in Communications as a Field Radio Operator, Marksmanship Coach and Swim Instructor in the United States Marine Corps from 1993 – 1997. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Twenty-Nine Palms, California and Okinawa, Japan during that time. Gagne is a graduate of Windsor High School’s Class of 1993 and has taught mathematics at Sage Park Middle School for ten years. He resides in Windsor with his wife and two children who attend Windsor Public Schools.
Windsor Historical Society Sponsors National Trails Day
Celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1 by taking a beautiful early morning walk along the portion of the Windsor Locks Canal towpath that once lay within Windsor's borders up to the aqueduct. Your guide is Steve Sorrow, President of the Friends of the Windsor Locks Canal. He will tell you about the canal's history and the features that once surrounded it, pointing out remaining features such as bridge foundations, slips, and basins. He will also share steps the Friends group is taking to preserve the canal and towpath. Wildlife you may encounter in this lovely setting includes beaver, mink, turtles, and eagles. An eagle nest is visible along the path.
Former Secretary of State, Julia Tashjian Passes
Julia H. Tashjian, 74, of Windsor, beloved wife of 53 years of James S. “Jack” Tashjian, and one of the most successful political leaders ever produced passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
May 29 Art Show at Windsor High School
All Windsor residents are invited to view the work of dozens of creative and talented WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS at the school’s annual JURIED SENIOR ART SHOW & ART EXHIBIT. The event will take place on WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Art Department of Windsor High School at 50 Sage Park Road.
Windsor Historical Society announces $50,000 Grant
Windsor Historical Society is pleased to announce a grant award of $50,000 from Connecticut Humanities for the reinterpretation of the Society's 1758 Strong-Howard House. The funds will be used to furnish the home with reproductions of items used by the Howard family around 1810.
Windsor Police Department asks for accident information
On Friday May 10, 2013 at 10:30 am the Windsor Police were called to the area of 615 Day Hill Rd for a motor vehicle crash involving a FedEx truck and a car.
NEW ENGLAND AIR MUSEUM TO HOLD Annual Antique Auto Show on Sunday, June 2
The New England Air Museum has announced that it will hold its annual Antique Auto Show on Sunday, June 2nd.
THE 97TH COMMENCEMENT OF THE LOOMIS CHAFFEE SCHOOL
Windsor, Conn. –The Loomis Chaffee School’s 97th Commencement ceremony is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013. Commencement will take place outdoors on the lawns of the Loomis Homestead and the Head's House on the private boarding school’s campus, located in historic Windsor. In the event of rain the event will be held in the tent in the inner quad. Diplomas will be awarded to 176 seniors, along with six Commencement prizes.
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