Windsor Businessman calling it quits after 46 years!
Robert from Robert’s Relics in Downtown Windsor is forced to close his popular Antique Store after 46 years in business.
Hot off the Press, Scoop for Windsor!
There is fantastic news for Windsor and for the Windsor Golf Club. Symetra Golf Tour, a Tour for up and coming young pre-L PGA golfers, has chosen Windsor as one of 3 California stops on their 2017 tour.
LETTER to Windsor Citizens from Citizens for Windsor
The Windsor Town Council is back to its old ways of not representing the interests of their Windsor constituents and we need your help at the next meeting this Wednesday 1/18 at 6 p.m.
The meeting will start at 6 p.m. It will be at: Civic Center Council Chambers (Near the Library), 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Bldg. 400, Windsor, California 95492
It’s a New Year, it’s a new day, time for new ideas and new goals. My daughter asked me today about why there are so many new buildings going up in town? I said because that’s what happens when the economy is in a good place, businesses can afford to grow and new people are able to start new businesses. The signs of growth and new money are popping up everywhere in Sonoma County.
The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove opens December 1st
The Town of Windsor will be holding their Annual Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Thursday night, December 1st from 5-8 pm.
Windsor has a cornucopia of things happening for the Fall Season. The Town Green Park is the perfect back drop for Fall events, local groups go all out decorating the Park. This is a good time to visit Windsor and eat at one of our new restaurants in Windsor’s newest Bell Village complex, Super Burger, Extreme Pizza and the crown jewel of the Oliver’s Marketswith a fun Tavern where you can eat, drink and taste locally. Check out these dates on the Windsor Town Green for Fall fun for the whole family, you won’t want to miss it.
Summer time is here and the farmers in Sonoma County are bursting with fresh fruits and veggies. Now is the best time to buy direct from your local farmers by shopping at Farmers Markets or roadside farm stands at least once a week. Keep fresh produce in the Frig for meals as well as healthy quick snack choices for kids.
New Oliver’s Market in Windsor
May 18th was the Grand Opening of the new Oliver’s Market in Windsor at the new Bell Village retail complex. The doors opened at 7 am and there were hundreds of people waiting to check out the new place, so many that the public had to be let in in groups. The first 200 people got a new Oliver’s shopping bag and they were gone with the first group.
Windsor People4Parks step up and produce the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove. The Windsor People4Parks organization has committed to coordinating the popular Windsor annual event for their second year. People4Parks is a charitable organization put together by local folks who love Windsor’s parks and wants to help see them grow. They desire “to make Windsor’s parks the most inclusive, innovative and inviting play spaces in Sonoma County”.
The Town of Windsor had an idea 15 years ago, to start a Farmers Market in located at their new 5 acre Town Green, “In the Heart of the Community”. They asked for advice from the longtime Manager of the Healdsburg Farmers Market, Rene Kiff. Kiff suggested a couple of women who were vendors and involved at the Healdsburg Market, Lynn Davis and Glenda Castelli. Lynn was an artist and sold her work at the Market in addition to being on the Board. Glenda was a local farmer, sold grape jelly from the wine grapes in her vineyard and was also on the Board. The Town of Windsor hired the 2 ladies immediately and the Windsor Certified Farmers Market opened for its first season in 2001.
Celebrate Windsor History
According to the Windsor Historical Society website Windsor became an official town in 1855 and was home to four hotels, seven saloons, seven wineries, several grocery stores, three livery stables, a railroad depot, lodge halls and numerous grammar schools. The town was surrounded by sprawling ranches and farms and local ranchers brought their cattle to market by driving them through town to the train station.
There is a lot to do in Windsor at Holiday Time!
The Town of Windsor comes out to the Heart of the Community, the Windsor Town Green for their annual Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 3rd from 5-8 pm. In addition to the lighting of the Town tree and the arrival of Santa there is plenty to keep the whole family busy. Live Holiday Concert on the Sparks Stage from 5-7, horse and carriage rides $3, Jingle Bell wagon rides and train rides only $1, craft workshops and gingerbread cookie decorating for children and photos with Santa for $8. TheWindsor Farmers Market vendors will be supplying dinner and treats for the evening. Choices will include meat pies from BurtoNZ Bakery, Hot Dogs from the WHS Boosters, Hot cups of soup from the Market and Santa Rosa Seafood, cookies, cakes, hot coffee and cocoa from Cavaliere’s Bakery & Café Noto and Kettle Korn made on site from Just Popped Up!.
Windsor Hometown Heroes
The Town of Windsor introduced the Hometown Heroes Banner Program back in November of 2013. Since its inception 44 Banners have been hung on the lamp posts around the Windsor Civic Center area. Each banner honors a home-grown active-duty service man or woman. This program was created to recognize and honor Windsor residents and their immediate family members who are serving our country in the United States Armed Forces. The banners display the program logo as well as a photo of the Hometown Hero, their name and military department. The next banner ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, November 1, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Huerta Gymnasium, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 200, Windsor. The program is ongoing, and applications and donations continue to be accepted.
Fall is officially here! The sycamore trees on the Windsor Town Green are turning fall colors and losing their leaves. Hopefully the extreme heat we have had recently is over and we can come out and enjoy the cooler temperatures while enjoying our community parks. Did you know Windsor has 21 Community Parks including 3 Regional Parks? That makes for lots of opportunities to get outdoors and to stay active. Windsor is a family oriented community, home to just over 25,000 people with 30% of its citizens under the age of 19. These young citizens are using our parks daily for sports games, hiking, horseback riding and picnics with family and friends. The Town of Windsor prides itself on keeping these parks up to date with modernized play equipment and water wise irrigation choices. Attend a Free Planting Workshop on Water Wise Plant Selection and Installation.
No Summer Nights Concert on Thursday, July 2nd in Windsor
Instead each year Windsor celebrates Independence Day on July 3rd at Keiser Park. The Town of Windsor and Gianni Productions presents, KABOOM! Live Music and Fireworks Show. This is one of the best fireworks shows around, drawing over 12,000 people last year. The doors open at 4:00 pm, with food vendors and a huge Kids Zone. You can bring food, but no outside alcohol or bbqs are permitted. Beer, Wine and Margaritas will be available on site for purchase. Tickets are $5 (Kids under 2 are free.) There is a limited number of VIP Tickets at $50. Includes event entrance, BBQ meal, 2 beers, VIP Tent access with seating, exclusive front row viewing, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks and private air-conditioned restrooms. Plan on coming early and finding parking at WHS or on the streets as there will not be any parking available in the Park.