2017 Shad Derby a Day to remember

This year’s Shad Derby reminded everyone why it’s the perfect celebration of fun for all the family. Great weather - not too hot, not too cold - a joyous crowd, food and beverages galore, and a parade that showcased the best in Windsor - from the Shad Derby Queen and her court, to Windsor’s Firefighters, to Red Sox superfan Thomas Hastings. Not to say anything about resident artist/ philosopher Lon Pelton driving his lady Jane in their venerable chariot. 
Photos of the event, after the link

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Taste of Summer - July 20

On Thursday July 20th from 6-8:30pm join First Town Downtown for our first ever ‘Taste of Summer’ fundraising event. Much like our March event, ‘Taste of Windsor’, there will be a variety of dishes cooked up by your favorite Windsor restaurants. This year’s participants include: Union Street Tavern, Jim’s Pizza, Nat Hayden’s Barbecue, Bart’s Drive-In, OneSong Biscotti & Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.

Farmers Market to Start June 29th

The First Town Downtown Farmers’ Market is about to begin its 9th year.  This well-attended local marketplace on Thursdays in Windsor center includes locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, herbs, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, skin care products and more.   The Farmers’ Market opens on June 29th and runs through October 19th from 3:30-6:30pm. It is located at 240 Broad Street in the center of Windsor.  First Town Downtown, an organization dedicated to promoting Windsor Center as a premier New England town center well positioned for recreational, economic and cultural activities, is once again the proud sponsor of the Market.  The season will once again have weekly music and a Recipe of the Week that coincides with veggies in season for our culinary enthusiats. This year's market vendors are:

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!

Chamber/Rotary Golf Tournament

Each summer, the Windsor Chamber of Commerce holds a Golf Tournament as a fundraiser for its Education and community programs. Again this year, the Windsor Chamber partnered with the Rotary Club of Windsor/Windsor Locks for a bigger and better combined tournament. The golf tournament will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 Registration 10:00 a.m., Shotgun Tee Off 12:00 p.m., Scramble Format. In Oak Ridge in Feeding Hills, MA. The tournament benefits local schools, scholarships, and community service projects including the Chamber's Business Education programs. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams as well as Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin. $145 per player includes: 18 holes greens fees, cart, lunch at the turn, refreshments, banquet buffet dinner. $165 includes raffle tickets. Our famous RAFFLE follows. Score of prizes for men and ladies.

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. 

Lipman and Brighenti Return to Track 139

Enjoy dinner, drinks and live jazz every 2nd and 4th Thursday at Track 139. On Thursday, May 25th at 7pm come for cocktails and superb cuisine, paired perfectly by the phenomenal sounds of STEVE LIPMAN & JOHN BRIGHENTI. In addition, to enahance your evening, Steve now has a brand new digital BOSE sound system for your listening pleasure! Get a group together or make it a date night! Reservations suggested.  Call today 860-688-1390 visit www.stevelipmanmusic.com for more information.

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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