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Windsor High School Santas

Members of the Leadership Council of the Windsor High School run a drive to collect toys for children and youth in need. In the photo, some of the students and their advisor Kendrick Moore.  (Read the article in the paper or pdf)
 

Two of Windsor's Finest Promoted

(left) A very proud Thomas McKee, retired Police Commander of the Glastonbury Police Department, pinned the new badge on the uniform of his son, Lieutenant Chris McKee, Monday. (right) Sergeant Teresa Baboolal’s new badge was pinned on her uniform by her husband, Nicholas Baboolal, a Middletown Police Department Sergeant. Photos courtesy of WPD.  (Read the full story in the paper or pdf)
 

After-Holiday Gifts

Windsor gifts for friends!  Even though the holidays are over, there are still so many gift-giving occasions!  Many unique local gifts are available at the Windsor Chamber of  Commerce and Tourist Information Center at 261 Broad Street, Windsor. Gifts include Gift Certificates which can be used like cash at over 40 retailers and restaurants in Windsor, items made by local crafts people like honey and chocolate from Forgotten Acres Farm, note cards from Photographer Len Hellerman and items provided by local non-profit organizations like Windsor blankets from the Junior Women's Club, Shad Derby mini wooden houses, and personalized heritage bricks and ornaments from First Town Downtown. Stop by the Chamber office to browse the selection of local goods by December 22nd. 
 

HostingCT Launches CT Prevention

Hosting Connecticut announces the launch of a new, responsive website for the Connecticut Prevention Network, a statewide non-profit organization, at CTPrevention.org.  The Connecticut Prevention Network (CPN) is an association of the state’s 13 community partnership Regional Action Councils (RACs) that work to provide your community with education, training, and advocacy for substance abuse prevention and related community concerns such as violence, teen pregnancy, drunk driving, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and suicide.
 

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.
 

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 WindsorFoodBank.org 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!
 

Bonkka View

Created by Shan Shan Nie. You can see more of her work - visit her website at http://www.shanshannie.com.
 

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