> December 29, 2017

Windsor Chamber News
December 29, 2017
 December  29, 2017
Say goodbye to 2017 and greet the new year with a donation to a Windsor non-profit organization. There are so many supportive organizations doing so many great things for the people of our town! Here are some ways you can help:

1. Support Windsor non-profit organizations
2. Join a civic group
3. Volunteer for a 501(c)(3) organization
4. Donate online (it's tax deductible!)

These non-profit organizations are Windsor Chamber of Commerce members. Donate by December 31st for a tax deduction this year!


CRIS Radio

CRIS Radio
The Connecticut Radio Information System (CRIS), is Connecticut's only radio reading service. CRIS broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from regional satellite studios in Danbury, Norwich, Trumbull, West Haven, and our broadcast center in Windsor.

The programs broadcast on CRIS Radio are available to individuals who, because of vision loss, learning disability or physical handicap, are unable to read printed material.

Donate Online


read more




Community Enterprises

Community Enterprises
Community Enterprises provides supported employment, education, and living services to people with disabilities.

Working closely with families, employers and the greater community, we work to create a wide range of services that help our clients live, learn and work independently.

Donate Online


read more




Easter Seals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut

Easter Seals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut
Easter Seals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut is an affiliate of Easter Seals, Inc., the leading nonprofit provider of services for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. For 65 years, Easter Seals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut has been providing comprehensive rehabilitation services, integrating medical rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation and educational services within a single delivery system. Standing as one of only two organizations in Connecticut to be accredited for both medical and vocational rehabilitation services through CARF, the recognized accrediting body for rehabilitation providers, the organization provides services to children and adults with acquired, physical, developmental and/or mental disabilities. Approximately 1,500 patients are served each year.

Donate Online


read more




First Town Downtown

First Town Downtown
First Town Downtown establishes consensus and cooperation by building partnerships among the various groups that have a stake in the commercial district. By getting everyone working toward the same goal, FTDT can provide effective, ongoing management and advocacy for our downtown. Through volunteer recruitment and collaboration with partners representing a broad cross section of the community, FTDT puts a wide range of perspectives into its efforts. A governing board of directors and standing committees make up the fundamental organizational structure of volunteer-driven revitalization programs. Volunteers are coordinated and supported by a paid program director. This structure not only divides the workload and clearly delineates responsibilities, but also builds consensus and cooperation among the various stakeholders.

Help us work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort.

Donate online


read more




Friends of Northwest Park

Friends of Northwest Park
The Friends of Northwest Park is a volunteer, non-profit corporation formed in 1981 to play a leading role in the development of a nature center at Northwest Park. The Friends’ original mission of supporting development of the Nature Center has expanded to include support for Northwest Park as a whole.

The Friends’ fundraising efforts have received broad based community support from individuals, civic groups, foundations, businesses and corporations. In partnership with the Town of Windsor, the Friends support Park and Nature Center programs, operations and development.


read more



Friends of Northwest Park - 860-298-9873

Mary's Place

Mary's Place
Mary's Place provides a safe place in which children, teens and families who are grieving a death share their experiences, receive support and find comfort. We provide ongoing grief support groups for children ages 3-18 who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling, for teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or significant person and for young widows and widowers. Our families come from over 50 towns in CT and southwestern MA. Mary's Place is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Recognizing that after a death families may experience financial concerns, Mary's Place does not charge a fee for its services nor do we receive any state or federal funding. All programs are supported solely through donations from individuals, foundations or companies.

Donate Online


read more




Oliver Ellsworth Homestead

Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
The Oliver Ellsworth Homestead (Elmwood) built in 1781, is the Windsor, Connecticut home of Oliver Ellsworth and his wife, Abigail Wolcott. Oliver Ellsworth (1745-1807) was a framer of the United States Constitution, author of the Judiciary Act of 1789 establishing the Federal Court System, and the third Chief Justice of the United States. This house-museum is architecturally significant and contains period furniture and personal possessions of the Ellsworth family. During Ellsworth's lifetime, Presidents George Washington and John Adams visited here. Elmwood is operated as a house museum by the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution. Open seasonally May 15 to October 15.

read more




Project Santa

Project Santa
The holidays will be here soon.The Windsor Chamber of Commerce in partnership with The Food and Fuel Bank , Town of Windsor Social Services, Grace Church, Windsor Volunteer Ambulance, Windsor Police & Health Departments, and members from the community work to help families experiencing difficult economic times have a nice Christmas through the generosity of Windsor businesses and individuals. Project Santa offers businesses and community members a way to get involved in the holiday spirit.

This year 354 Children woke up to presents under their tree. If you would like to donate to Project Santa, a 501C3 non profit, mail a check to
Project Santa
P.O. Box 9
Windsor, CT 06095






St. Gabriel School (K-8)

St. Gabriel School (K-8)
Saint Gabriel School, a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, has been educating students for over 55 years. We pride ourselves in offering high academic standards, strong spiritual values and a safe, nurturing environment where students can develop socially and spiritually as well as academically. We have a state-of-the-art computer lab and interactive whiteboards that allow teachers to integrate technology into their curriculum. In addition to our core subjects, we offer specials such as Music, Library, Art, Band and Gym, as well as extracurricular activities such as Art Club, Book Club, Newspaper Club, Photography Club, Homework Club, Student Government, Oration Contest, Annual Science Fair, Mad Science Program and Middle School Choir. Saint Gabriel School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

read more




The Caring Connection Adult Day Health

The Caring Connection Adult Day Health
A community-based long term day care facility for adults, serving Windsor and surrounding communities. Health center designed to meet the physical, social and nutritional needs of functionally impaired adults through a structured and safe daytime program. Enjoy meaningful activity, socialization and clinical oversight.

read more




The Music School at Sound Crossing

The Music School at Sound Crossing
1817 Poquonock Ave, Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 688-7707

We believe that music is a powerful tool for transformation, community building and personal growth. We have grown to serve students and families throughout northern Connecticut over the past 8 years. We provide comprehensive music education for students of all ages and abilities. As of January 2015 The Music School at Sound Crossing was established as a non-profit organization and is currently the only non-profit music school in Windsor.

Donate online


website




Trintiy Christian School

Trintiy Christian School
Established over 50 years ago, Trinity Christian School is committed to providing a strong foundation of academic excellence and spiritual vitality to children ages three through the 12th grade. Private Christian education; ACSI & NEASC accredited.

Donate Online


read more




Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of CT

Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of CT
Can you imagine your world without communications? No television. No radio. No computers. Civilization as we know it would be completely different than it is today. At the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut, we show our visitors the history of electronic communications and let them experience the evolution first-hand.

Tune radios over 80 years old... talk over candlestick telephones like your grandparents used... send a message in Morse Code... crank a phonograph and listen to 100-year-old records... see what television was like when the only color choices were black and white. Learn about the telegraph, telephone, mechanical sound recording, wireless telegraphy, radio and television, and the seeds of computers, satellite communications and the Internet. It's all here at the museum.

Our volunteers are happy to give personal tours or you can wander at your leisure. We also offer classes in radio repair and crystal radio construction (especially good for scout troops!).

Donate online


read more




Voices Against Lyme Disease

Voices Against Lyme Disease
Voices Against Lyme Disease CT was established to bring awareness to this disease which is affecting so many lives. A cure needs to be found!

Donations can be sent to Voices Against Lyme Disease CT, 5 Kari Court, Windsor, CT 06095 or by Paypal to voicesagainstlymedisease@gmail.com Thank you!

Donate online


read more




Windsor Art Center

Windsor Art Center
Windsor Art Center is a place for the visual and performing arts located in Windsor, Connecticut. Begun in 2007, the Center is housed in a former freight house adjacent to the Amtrak line in downtown Windsor. Parking is free, easy and accessible.

Windsor Art Center presents visual art exhibitions and music performances showcasing artists from throughout New England and beyond year round. Artist talks, demos and childrens's activities round out seasonal programming. There is no admission charge to frequent the gallery or to visit the small gift shop where you will find locally made art. Membership in the Windsor Art Center brings a 10% off at the gift shop along with other benefits. Individual membership is $30 and $50 for a family.

Donate Online


read more




Windsor Community Television (WIN-TV)

Windsor Community Television (WIN-TV)
Win-TV is a non-profit organization and consists of the three public access channels (public, education, government) that are telecasted on Comcast Cable in Windsor, CT. Win-TV allows residents in the Windsor community to create or sponsor their own programming in order to spread knowledge, ideas or beliefs, thereby increasing communication and diversity.

Donate Online


read more




Windsor Education Foundation

Windsor Education Foundation
The Windsor Education Foundation encourages community support for excellence in public education and provide funding for innovative projects and programs.

WEF is a grass roots organization made up of a volunteer Board that has very few operating expenses. We are dedicated volunteers who care about Windsor's students and future.

Donate Online


read more




Windsor Food and Fuel Bank

Windsor Food and Fuel Bank
Founded in 1967 as the Windsor Community Service Council in Windsor, CT, the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank is a non-profit organization of concerned private volunteer citizens. The goal of the Food and Fuel Bank is to help people in need in the Town of Windsor. The Council is an advocate for those in need and their mission is to make sure that no person goes hungry, is cold, or is without basic necessities. In working closely with the Town of Windsor through the Social Services Division, the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank provides: The Windsor Food Bank Emergency assistance with utilities through the Windsor Fuel Bank Providing emergency funding for other basic needs

Donate Online


read more




Windsor Historical Society

Windsor Historical Society
The Windsor Historical Society aims to inspire public awareness and appreciation of the diverse people, places, and events that contribute to Windsor’s evolving history. We preserve and interpret Windsor’s historical record through active collecting, research, exhibitions, programs, and communications in the belief that an understanding of history can provide individuals and communities with connections to the past, a sense of belonging in the present, and responsibility for the future.

Donate Online


Read More




Windsor Kiwanis Club

Windsor Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club of Windsor, CT is a service organization comprised of caring men and women from all walks of life. Our objective is to bring aid to children in need. The majority of our efforts benefit children in this community. A portion of the funds we raise go to help meet Kiwanis International objectives which focus on the special needs of young children from prenatal development to age five. We serve by sponsoring fund raising activities, which provide monetary support for children’ programs and through personal involvement in the giving of our time and skills.

read more




Windsor Library Association

Windsor Library Association
The mission of the Windsor Library Association is to foster community support and appreciation of the Windsor Public Library and enhance it as an educational and cultural resource for the Windsor community. The Windsor Library Association celebrated its 125th year anniversary in 2013.

read more




Windsor Public Library

Windsor Public Library
The Library Mission is to inform, enlighten and inspire through current materials, equal access to information and enriching programs in an environment that fosters community gathering.

In 2015 the Library had 271,025 items checked out, 275,188 visitors, 55,121 computer users and 84 hours per week of volunteer help.



read more




Windsor Volunteer Ambulance

Windsor Volunteer Ambulance
Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Inc. responds to an average of 3,500 911 emergency calls per year. We have over 60 members serving more than 27,500 town residents and covering an area of over 30 square miles. Windsor is one of the busiest volunteer services in the state, and as such attracts many EMS volunteers looking for experience.

Windsor Volunteer Ambulance is active in the community through many programs and special events. We are always looking for people who are interested in serving their community. We also depend on the support of the community to help us provide a high quality service.

Donate Online


read more




Windsor/Windsor Locks Rotary International

Windsor/Windsor Locks Rotary International
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

read more





Upcoming Events

1/3
Windsor Business Connections
1/10
Business After Hours
1/10
Young Professionals of Windsor

Events

Cut the Cord
Sep 24 at Windsor Public Library
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Sep 24 at 97 B Pierson Lane
Iceland Trip Document Night
Sep 24 at Town Hall
Monday Morning Book Club
Sep 24 at Windsor Public Library
Park Here - Fly There
Sep 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
“You Asked For It"
Sep 25 at Chamber office
Your Ancestry DNA Results
Sep 25 at Windsor Historical Society
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Sep 25 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Sep 26 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Police Cadets Recognition
Sep 26 at Windsor Town Hall Council Chambers
Fall Yoga at Northwest Park
Sep 27 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Farmers’ Market
Sep 27 at 240 Broad Street
From Jazz to Soul
Sep 27 at Windsor Public Library
Paint Night On the Farm
Sep 27 at Brown's Harvest
Windsor Citizens Academy
Sep 27 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Ray of Hope Celebration Bash
Sep 28 at The North House 1 Nod Road Avon, CT 06001
Maple To Table Fundraising Dinner
Sep 28 at Northwest Park
$5 after 5pm Saturdays in September
Sep 29 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Home Alone Safety Class
Sep 29 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Socktober - winter sock collection
thru December at Windsor Social Services, LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Still Young Book Club
Oct 2 at Tunxis Grill, 3 Tunxis Avenue
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Oct 2 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Oct 3 at Windsor Public Library
Heritage Brick Installation
Oct 3 at Brick Patio at Central Street
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Fall Yoga at Northwest Park
Oct 4 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Farmers’ Market
Oct 4 at 240 Broad Street
Free Genealogy Support Group!
Oct 4 at Windsor Historical Society
Mother - Daughter Circle
Oct 4 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Parenting 101
Oct 4 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Senior Health Fair/Flu Shot Clinic
Oct 4 at Windsor Sr. Ctr. @ LP Wilson Community Ctr., 599 Matianuck Ave, Windsor, CT
Windsor Citizens Academy
Oct 4 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Outdoor Family Movie Night
Oct 5 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave Windsor
World Smile Day
Oct 5 at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Road Windsor, CT
Chili Challenge
Oct 6 at Windsor Town Green
Grace Church Rummage & Bake Sale
Oct 6 at 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Lions Fall Craft Fair
Oct 6 at Town Greene
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Art Demonstration by Sharon Kokay
Oct 9 at L.P. Wilson Community Center
Essential Oils 101
Oct 9 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Oct 9 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
1918 Spanish Flu & future epidemics
Oct 10 at Windsor Historical Society
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Oct 10 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Oct 10 at Windsor High School J113
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Anthem Coffee Social
Oct 11 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Fall Yoga at Northwest Park
Oct 11 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Farmers’ Market
Oct 11 at 240 Broad Street
Mother - Daughter Circle
Oct 11 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Parenting 101
Oct 11 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Windsor Citizens Academy
Oct 11 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
"You Asked For It"
Oct 11 at Chamber office
Young Professional's Escape Room
Oct 12 at AdventurEscape Room in Windsor Locks
ARC Babysitters Training Class
Oct 13 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Choose your own adventure sale
Oct 14 at House of books and games
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Healthy Minds
Oct 16 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Magic of Communication
Oct 16 at Windsor Public Library
Vlogging 101: Vlog like a superstar
Oct 16 at Windsor Community Television at LP Wilson Community Center
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Oct 16 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Oct 16 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Oct 17 at Windsor Public Library
You Asked For It
Oct 17 at Chamber office
Fall Yoga at Northwest Park
Oct 18 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Farmers’ Market
Oct 18 at 240 Broad Street
Mother - Daughter Circle
Oct 18 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Parenting 101
Oct 18 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Windsor Citizens Academy
Oct 18 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Flashlight Maze
Oct 19 at Browns Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave Windsor
Wine & Whiskey Tasting
Oct 19 at The Tavern at Keney Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Cut the Cord
Oct 22 at Windsor Public Library
Monday Morning Book Club
Oct 22 at Windsor Public Library
Color Odyssey
Oct 23 at Windsor Public Library
Healthy Minds
Oct 23 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Oct 23 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Oct 24 at Windsor Public Library
Candidates Night
Oct 24 at Windsor Town Hall
Park Here - Fly There
Oct 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
Mother - Daughter Circle
Oct 25 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Parenting 101
Oct 25 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Silk'n Sounds
Oct 25 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Citizens Academy
Oct 25 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Flashlight Maze
Oct 26 at Browns Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave Windsor
Color Odyssey
Oct 27 at Windsor Public Library
Flashlight Maze
Oct 27 at Browns Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave Windsor
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Credit Score Lunch and Learn
Oct 30 at 360 Federal Credit Union
Healthy Minds
Oct 30 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Oct 30 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
MEDICARE Changes for 2019
Oct 31 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
Nightmare on Broad Street
Oct 31 at Windsor Town Center
Mother - Daughter Circle
Nov 1 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Parenting 101
Nov 1 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Windsor Citizens Academy
Nov 1 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
St. Gabriel School Open House
Nov 4 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave. Windsor
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Nov 5 at LP Wilson Community Center
Healthy Minds
Nov 6 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Still Young Book Club
Nov 6 at Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Ave
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Nov 6 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Nov 7 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Nov 7 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Mother - Daughter Circle
Nov 8 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Parenting 101
Nov 8 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Cook book sale
Nov 11 at 1073 Palisado Ave
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Nov 12 at LP Wilson Community Center
Essential Oils: Winter Immune Suppo
Nov 13 at Windsor Public Library
Healthy Minds
Nov 13 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Nov 13 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Fencing Class
Nov 14 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Nov 14 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Nov 14 at Windsor High School J113
Mother - Daughter Circle
Nov 15 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Nov 19 at LP Wilson Community Center
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Nov 20 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Nov 20 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Nov 21 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Nov 21 at Windsor Public Library