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The Great American Eclipse touches Windsor

The sun turned  a little dimmer, August 21, as the moon passed in front of it, covering more than two thirds of the solar disk. It wasn't the total solar eclipse the South enjoyed, but it was good enough to leave Windsorites moonstruck. The best was that the library had organized a special event for the eclipse, and even provided hundreds of special eclipse glasses, so that fans could watch the phenomenon safely. Congratulations to the library for making an awesome natural event an opportunity for bringing the community closer - and we know how important that it.
All in all, a great day.
 

Chili Cooks Sought for Windsor Chili Challenge

Local businesses, civic groups and creative cooks are encouraged to register in advance for this year’s chili challenge on the Windsor Town Green to determine who has the right “hot stuff.” This year’s Windsor Chamber of Commerce Chili Challenge is proudly sponsored by Windsor Federal Savings and scheduled for Saturday, October 1st from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The first 10 teams to sign up will get a Geisslers Gift Card. Jane Garibay, Executive Director of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce applauded presenting sponsor Windsor Federal Savings, “It is very special to have a local business support and become involved in what has become a true autumn tradition on the Windsor Town Green.” 
 

Windsor Passport Contest Offers Prizes While Supporting Local Business

The Windsor Chamber of Commerce summer Passport program, which runs mid-June through August is a great excuse to go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner and to enjoy some of Windsor's fun shops, activities and attractions. This year the prizes are an Amazon Dot, Amazon Kindle, Two Tickets to FTDT's Hoe Down in October, and many gift certificates. The program and prizes are sponsored by local businesses including Konica Minolta Business Services. The Passport to Summer Fun has something for everyone: great restaurants, shops and fun things to do like go to the Windsor Historical Society, Concerts on the Green and Farmers Market. You can have lots of summer family fun and you might just win!
 

Summer Fun in Windsor from Fun Facts to Concerts to Fresh Food to Selfies!

This summer, Windsor is hopping with family fun of all kinds!  Thanks to three local organizations, the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, the Windsor Historical Society and First Town Downtown, there are fun activities going on throughout the summer for all ages. From May to October, you can find a new Fun Fact every Monday on the TourWindsorCT.org Facebook page. Each Monday a new post will appear featuring one of the over 200 locations on the Windsor walking tour mobile website. Posts include little known facts such as which Windsor bridge was named after a polka king and which Windsor building used to be used to manufacture firearms. 
 

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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