Happy Holidays to All our Friends!

The Windsor Journal is not running an edition this week, to honor the Holidays. But there is a story that happened on Friday that we wanted to share. In the Judeo-Christian tradition that this country was founded on, Passover and Easter symbolize the yearning of human beings for dignity and freedom, and the benevolence of the Creator who grants it to them. Other traditions celebrate this time of the year the rebirth of nature and all the natural world, and the rebirth of hope for a better future. What better to reflect all this, then, than the release of a bald eagle, that happened on Good Friday, at the Canal Park, in Suffield?
 

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Windsor Teams Battle in the Feud for All the Right Reasons

"Survey Says...!" That catchy phrase from the Family Feud was heard many times on Saturday night when the Windsor Chamber of Commerce held its Windsor Feud fundraiser in support of its community, education and business programs.  Ten teams from local businesses and nonprofit organizations competed to win the coveted annual trophies and to raise money for their favorite causes. "The evening is always so much fun," says Executive Director Jane Garibay. "The Chamber is a business organization run with many volunteers, so it's great to have so much support from the businesses and civic groups in town."  The Windsor Chamber of Commerce provides services to businesses and the community to help maintain and improve the quality of life in Windsor.
 

Letters to the Editor: re: Doug McCrory

Letters to the Editor in support of Doug McCrory:
 

Letters to the Editor: re: Mike McDonald

Letters to the Editor in support of Michael McDonald
 

Taste of Windsor - March 4th

If you love food and drink, join other foodies at the sixth annual First Town Downtown (FTDT) Taste of Windsor on Saturday, March 4th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Loomis Chaffee's Dining Hall. The evening will be filled with a wide variety of appetizers and main dish samplings donated by Windsor's own unique restaurants. Some past participants have been: Bart's Beanery Restaurant and Catering, Bear's Smokehouse BBQ, Concorde’s Restaurant, Dom's Broad Street Eatery, Get Baked, Nat Hayden's Real Pit BBQ, Jim's Pizza and Restaurant, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Moneta Moments, Union Street Tavern, Sweet Harmony Café & Bakery and Windsor Asian Bistro. You'll also enjoy a wine tasting!
 

Windsor Chamber Cares To Support Non-Profits

The Windsor Chamber of Commerce has has been supporting the Windsor community for over 30 years with its annual benefit auction.  The Windsor Chamber Cares auction supports the Windsor Chamber's many education, business and community programs to grow the local economy and improve the quality of life for the people of Windsor. It also benefits several non-profit organizations each year, which has resulted in funding of almost $600,000 over the auction's 32 years and counting.  This year the auction will support three Windsor non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations: Windsor Police Cadets, the Windsor Education Foundation and the the Go Baby Go project. Please put April 7th on your calendar so you can support them at the auction.
 

Suffield Police Partner with Women's Club

On Tuesday February 14, 2017, Lieutenant Ryan Burrell of the Suffield Police Department presented on the topic of Frauds, Scams, and Identity Theft to members of the Suffield Woman’s Club at Father Ted Hall at Sacred Heart Church. Lt. Burrell discussed common fraudulent scams as well as provided strategies on how to prevent identity theft and steps to take if one became a victim of identity thefts. The twenty (20) members of the Suffield Woman’s Club in attendance were provided handouts and participated in a very active question and answer session during the one hour long presentation.
 

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

The Archer Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church is sponsoring its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration for the community on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Windsor Town Hall in Council Chambers, at 275 Broad Street in Windsor, CT. The keynote speaker will be Mr. Uyi Osunde, Principal of Windsor High School and former NFL player. The program will also include special tributes to Dr. King with musical selections, performances, and words of reflection. All are welcome as the community comes together in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, life and legacy. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information, , please contact the Archer church office at 860-688-5225
 

Larson Named Lead Democrat on Social Security

Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) was named the ranking member on the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee. Larson released the following statement upon the announcement: “Social Security is a sacred trust between the people and their government,” said Larson.
 

Windsor Food and Fuel Bank Thanks Volunteers

The Board of Windsor Food and Fuel Bank looking back over their Volunteer List for 2016 wants to acknowledge the generous support of: •Stop & Shop, Kennedy Rd. Tina Kokosa and Staff •AF JRROTC Windsor High, Staff SGT Mike Cross •Scouts and their Leaders: Troop 203, Troop 149 •The Police Cadets, Officer Bernie Petkis •Erin Curtis and Morgan Looby •Randi and Carli Simons (Bat Mitzvah Celebration) •Youth Group, Lighthouse Mission Church, Elder Mary West •The Levine Troops (Ashlee,Dalton,Daryn and Justin) •Darwin Jackson, Jennifer Grace •WHOW, Windsor Houses of Worship •Friends who helped in January, Vivian Cicero, Connie Grillo, Jalicia Thomas and Jada Barlow.
 

Sage Park Students Win Leadership Award

Sage Park Middle School received the 2016-2017 Arthur Director Annual Leadership Award at the 2017 CT Middle Level Student Leadership Conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The school was recognized by The Connecticut Association of School and Connecticut Lighting Centers for superior application of the concepts learned at the Annual Student Leadership Conference. Photo courtesy of Sage Park Middle School
 

Voters Asked To Aprove $2.7 Million For First Step of New WPD, PW Facility

With Windsor's Public Safety Complex starting to show its age, town officials had been looking for years for a way to fulfill the future needs of the Police and Fire Departments, and also those of the Volunteer Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services. Another issue the town is facing, is where to house permanently the parks and grounds operations of the Public Works Department? The town used until recently a facility on Mechanic Street, that was torn down to make room for the Olde Windsor Station apartment complex. Currently, the town leases a space on Addison Road, to the tune of $120,000 a year. On Tuesday, January 17, Windsor voters will be asked to approve the first step towards a comprehensive solution: purchasing from Westinghouse the facility it has vacated on Addison Road, and agreeing to assume the costs for converting part of it to be used by Public Works.
 

Thomas gets his very own Fenway Park!

The dream of little Thomas for a Fenway Park in his back yard is a reality - thanks to the help of more than 30 local companies and hundreds of supporters. On Saturday, his fans celebrated as Thomas threw the first pitch. Play Ball!
 

Windsor Food and Fuel Bank Appeal

The Windsor Food and Fuel Bank, in cooperation with Windsor Social Services Department and other local organizations, provides support to our community in a variety of ways.  We anticipate that the level of need will continue to increase throughout the next year and especially as the winter months approach.  With your support, we can continue to provide assistance to our neighbors in need.
 

Beautiful Glass Projects on Your Phone

Interstate Glass, in Meriden, CT, has been in business for over 30 years. In that time, owner Kurt DeVries, has seen it all. From old Andersen windows needing new parts, to fully designing elegant shower doors, to full glass storefronts. When Kurt began to notice that his customers where not aware of all the services Interstate Glass has to offer, he decided it was time to redesign his website, update the look, make it reflect the variety of glass projects they work on every day, and make it mobile-friendly."
 

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!