In the Paper


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.

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JROTC Honors Veterans

The newly established JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) program at Windsor High School and its cadets played a big role in honoring this year our veterans. On November 5th, the Windsor/Windsor Locks Rotary Club continued its annual tradition of honoring veterans for their service to our country. The celebration this year was made even more special with the presence of four members of the Windsor High School JROTC program that performed their first public Presentation of Colors to open the Club’s formal program of the day.

Broad Mind Book Fair To Benefit Win-TV - Nov 7

The Broad Mind Book Fair, that will be held at the Windsor Historical Society, Saturday, November 7, is not just any old book fair. It is far more than that. It is a way to help get authors recognition. It is a way to connect community. It is a way to learn. It is a way to broaden the mind. Most important of all, it's a way to say “Thank you” for WIN-TV the community television station that brings us all programming like Broad Mind, Simple Foods with Chef Renee, Shelter Tails, countless events including the Shad Derby, and so much more.

Trinks Leads Democrats To Win

On Tuesday, at the time the polls were closing, on 8pm, Democrats around town where apprehensive. With the series of referndums on the budget as a backdrop, many predicted a close election, and some feared a change in guard in the mayors office, if Republicans were able to inspire the independents. Republicans, on the other hand, were optimistic - but cautious. After all, Windsor has a large Democratic majority and a Democratic Town Committee that knows how to mobilize it.

Windsor Education Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Windsor Education Foundation (WEF) awards grants to Windsor Public School teachers. All teachers and administrators are eligible to apply for the grants. The application is available now on the WEF website  The application deadline is December 14, 2015.

Brighten a Child's Holiday

The holidays will be here any minute.  The Windsor Food and Fuel Bank is gearing up to start its annual Project Santa Program which helps families facing difficult economic times to have a nice Christmas. Project Santa offers businesses and individuals a way to make the holidays little brighter.

Nightmare on Broad Street - Oct 31st

First Town Downtown and presenting sponsor Windsor Federal Savings invites you to enjoy a nightmarish evening on Saturday October 31 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM on and near the Windsor Town Green as you visit area businesses that will hand out some ghoulish treats and some scary surprises.

HostingCT Launches Windsor Food Bank Website

Hosting Connecticut announces the launch of a new, responsive website for the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank, a Windsor non-profit organization at According to Jane Garibay, President of the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank, “The website was due for an overhaul.  We had a content management system but the content sprawl had gotten out of control.”  Hosting Connecticut created a contemporary design that better reflects the professionalism of the organization and allows for easy access to the site on mobile devices.

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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