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What's Up in Windsor by Tina Castelli

Windsor, California

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Windsor - Lytton Tribe Homeland Development site UPDATE: Lytton Rancheria on the west side of Windsor/rural Sonoma County
March 1, 2017
The following is an update on the Lytton Rancheria desire to move land on the west side of Windsor/rural Sonoma County into Federal trust. 
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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor - March 2017 - Tina Castelli
March 1, 2017
by Tina Castelli

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. 

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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor - February 2017 - Tina Castelli
February 2, 2017
by Tina Castelli

Hot off the Press, Scoop for Windsor!

There is fantastic news for Windsor and for the Windsor Golf ClubSymetra 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. 

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Windsor Lytton Trib site Windsor Town Council meets about Lytton Tribe Plans
January 16, 2017

LETTER to Windsor Citizens from Citizens for Windsor
www.citizensforwindsor.com

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

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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor - January 2017 - Tina Castelli
January 4, 2017
by Tina Castelli

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.

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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor -December 2016 - Tina Castelli
November 25, 2016
by Tina Castelli

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.

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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor - November 2016 - Tina Castelli
October 26, 2016
by Tina Castelli
Windsor El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), will be celebrated Saturday, November 5th, 5:30 to 8:30, in the Windsor Town Green. El Dia de los Muertos is an annual multicultural celebration of family and friends both living and dead! There will be a candlelight procession at dusk, live music and performances, Aztec and Folklorico dancers, Mariachi Band, Afro-Caribbean Windsor Bloco Youth Drum and Dance Ensemble and Sonoma County Taiko.
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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor - October 2016 - Tina Castelli
September 28, 2016
by Tina Castelli

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 BurgerExtreme 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. 

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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor - August 2016 - Tina Castelli
August 1, 2016
by Tina Castelli

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. 

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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor -June 2016 - Tina Castelli
May 27, 2016
by Tina Castelli

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. 

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Windsor'a Oliver's Market Oliver’s Big Move: Local & Organic Go Up to Windsor
May 25, 2016
Sometimes a food story is more than just a place where you shop, pay, then take your groceries and lug them home. Sometimes a food store is a kind of emporium that brings the wide world into your own world and expands your universe. Indeed, sometimes it’s an ice cream parlor, a pub and a bakery, too.
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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor - May 2016 - Tina Castelli
May 1, 2016
by Tina Castelli

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”. 

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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor -April 2016 - Tina Castelli
March 30, 2016
by Tina Castelli

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.

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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor - February 2016 - Tina Castelli
February 4, 2016
by Tina Castelli

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. 

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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor - January 2016 - Tina Castelli
January 1, 2016
by Tina Castelli
This year seemed to fly by faster than normal, yet looking back, January of 2015 seems so long ago. Old Redwood Hwy. had already been closed for 3 months and the new roundabout and street improvements were really starting to take shape along this old original 101 Highway. It truly is historic that this State Highway was able to be closed at all, let alone for over a year’s time. The Town of Windsor is to be commended for coming up with a good plan for traffic detours, new stop signs and as little as possible disruption to the normal lives of those who drive through Windsor every day. The first leg of the road improvements were completed just two weeks after the season opening of the Sunday, Windsor Farmers Market in April. The grand opening of the first roundabout was held mid-May. Joe Rodota Drive opened up in November as the finishing touches were being put on the second round-a-bout at Windsor River Road. A public committee of volunteers made recommendations that were accepted by the Council for new public art that will be displayed in the center of the roundabouts. One piece from a local artist is constructed from 3 old growth redwood trees, a nice touch to be displayed along Old Redwood Highway.
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What's Up in Windsor - Tina Castelli What's Up in Windsor - December 2015 - Tina Castelli
December 1, 2015
by Tina Castelli

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!

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Tina Castelli - Windsor California What's Up in Windsor - November 2015 - Tina Castelli
November 1, 2015
by Tina Castelli

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.

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Tina Castelli - Windsor California What's Up in Windsor - October 2015 - Tina Castelli
October 1, 2015
by Tina Castelli

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.  

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Tina Castelli - Windsor California What's Up in Windsor - September 2015
September 4, 2015
by Tina Castelli

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.

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