2015 Annual Chili Challenge
Despite the pretty "chili" weather last Saturday, once more the Chili Challenge was a success in the things that really matter. Numbers were a little lower than last year, but the annual celebration of what's "hot" in cooking brought again Windsorites together, and brightened a gloomy morning with friendship, hugs, and some scortchin' tidbits of chili goodness. Even more important, the event brought in hundreds of pounds of food for those in need.
What, Where, When
Tom Connolly Finds Amazing America in 3,060 Mile Trip
When Tom Connolly reached Circleville, Utah, about 600 miles into a trek from Los Angeles to his hometown of Windsor, he had almost had it, he recalled, Wednesday. “That week I had a stomach virus, so I couldn't keep anything down,” he said. “The only stuff I remember eating was a couple of protein bars that I ate as I was doing a newspaper interview in Cedar City, Utah. It was the same thing with water. I didn't sip water – I chugged it and it would come right back up. So for 4 or 5 days I am going, and that's where the terrain in Utah is getting rough. I'm dealing with that, a stomach virus, and I'm dehydrated and malnourished. And then the weather goes completely sideways on me. It would be 90, then a cloud cover would come in, then a 20 mile wind in your face the whole day, then a thunderstorm, lightning everywhere, and then there was hail. I'm like 'Jeez.'
Windsor/Windsor Locks Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
As one of the highlights of its 40th anniversary year, the Windsor/Windsor Locks Rotary Club has inaugurated a new tradition: the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Celebration. This event recognizes the achievement of the high school sophomores which the Club sponsors each year to attend the Rotary Leadership Training Program held in June at Springfield College. The Program brings together over 130 students sponsored by Rotary Clubs from Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Windsor Public Schools Awarded Grants
Windsor Public Schools has been awarded three grants by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) totaling approximately $74,000 to encourage innovation and expand computer science offerings in the Windsor school district. These grants will help fund the purchase of a new high tech 3D printer and a laser engraving machine costing roughly $20,000 each. Access to this equipment will allow students to work with industry-standard tools and transform projects associated with the Electrathon vehicles, the Home Builders’ Association competition and the high school’s NASA HUNCH program. Windsor High School is the only Connecticut district to have an ongoing relationship with NASA, allowing students to develop parts for NASA space stations instructed through the high school’s technology education courses.
Windsor Chamber Welcomes "Well Said Speech Pathology"
The Board of Directors of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce welcomes the following new business as a member and looks forward to their continued participation in helping the Chamber achieve its mission of improving the economic climate and community life In Windsor.
Tavern Trot To Support Alex's - Sept 20
For the ninth year in a row, the Union Street Tavern will join the battle against childhood cancer, by hosting their famous Annual Tavern Trot. The Trot will be held to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 20 Union Street in Windsor, Connecticut. Union Tavern owners Samir Doshi, Tim Fitzgerald, Mike Deneen and John Ficaro, were inspired to host the certified run/walk due to their personal relationship with Liz and Jay Scott, parents of foundation creator Alexandra “Alex” Scott.
Welcome New Teachers!
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Craig Cooke (on the right) introduced this year’s new teachers to the Windsor community, during a welcoming event at the Historical Society that was organized by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce. Photo by John Karas
What To Expect With Home Care Services
Please Join us at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation – Windsor (581 Poquonock Ave, Windsor, CT 06095) for a Presentation on “What to expect with Home Care Services” on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Presentation provided by New England Home Care - How to be prepared for the transition home from a short term rehabilitation facility or hospital to avoid re-hospitalization. Understanding the scope of services available to make your transition successful: Nursing Services, PT, OT, and Home Health Aide. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Roxane Cotton at (860) 688-7211
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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