Nightmare on Broad Street brings many smiles

Nighmare on Broad Street, the "scary" party that First Town Downtown threw on Halloween was a great success. The weather was perfect too: crispy chilly, to remind everyone that the end of summer is at hand - but we have to celebrate! And hundreds of pops, moms and their offspring did, visiting the "horror" hotspots around the town green. Among them, Grace Episcopal Church, where the youngsters had the rare opportunity to ring a real, honest-to-goodness church bell.

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Project Santa Needs Sponsors

The holidays will be here soon. If you would like to "adopt a family" or donate individual toys, please call 860-688-5165.  Project Santa is a collaboration between the Food and Fuel Bank, The Windsor Chamber of Commerce, Town of Windsor Social Services, Grace Church, Windsor Volunteer Ambulance, Windsor Police & Health Departments, First Town Downtown, Bill Selig Jewelers and members from the community.

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.