May 25, 2019
by Lorene Romero, Sharp Tongued Consulting
Let me start this article by saying May was a very unusual month. Do you remember the old adage that says, “April showers bring May flowers”? Well, someone needs to create a new saying for us because, although some people deny we are having climate change, it rained more this May then ever before. Let’s hope it brings an abundance to our gardens and orchards.
For those of us who live in Windsor we know it’s an awesome place to live, but its official- Windsor is also a great town to work in! The Town of Windsor was voted the Best Business Friendly City by North Bay Biz magazine.
Windsor has a bunch of new businesses opening ranging from wine bars such as Baldassari Family Wines and Corks & Taps, to kid friendly places like as Two Dog Night Creamery, and Fruity Moto juice bar coming in June.
As we roll into summer, we look forward to our 18th Annual Summer Nights on the Green concerts presented by the Town of Windsor and the Windsor Certified Farmers Market
Here is the lineup for the month of June:
June 6 - Kingsborough
June 13 - Atta Kid
June 20 - The Boys of Summer
June 27 - Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs!
No concert the first week of July
With these AMAZING concerts come locals and tourists who enjoy our lovely town to visit our food & beverage vendors at the Windsor Farmers Market. For 18 years this is where friends meet friends to dance, picnic and have fun on the Windsor Town Green.
This year Windsor is taking a big step forward with a program called the Waste Less Windsor program. The goal of this program is to try and reduce the waste sent to the landfills from the 2019 Summer Concert Series by focusing on sustainable service ware, education and volunteer recruitment.
Waste Less Windsor: https://www.facebook.com/WasteLessWindsor/
As you might imagine our concerts often have 5,000 people or more. And with these people comes plastic cups, plates, forks, spoons and knives. Most of which goes directly to the landfill.
Starting with the May 30th concert Waste Less Windsor will be encouraging everyone to bring their own cups and silverware to the concerts. The Old Down Town Merchants Association and the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, who will be pouring beer and wine in the middle kiosk, will be selling a cool stainless-steel cup. Additionally, we will be officering a $1 discount when reusing a cup. The goal is to eliminate single use items whenever possible.
The Windsor Chamber of Commerce has offered to be a drop off point if people have flatware (no plastic please) they would like to donate for others to use. The goal is to have reusable silverware available each week. At the end of the evening just put them in a pick-up station so they can be washed and reused the following weeks.
The folks from the Waste Less Windsor program will also have 14 recycling stations around the Town Green. Would you like to be part of the Waste Less Windsor program? Please sign up as a volunteer at http://bit.ly/30xl05O. We need your help!
Another way you to support our Summer Night Concerts is to take the Windsor Hopper Shuttle rather than driving your car. The Shuttle is free, safe and you can visit our many restaurants, tasting bars and breweries around town after the concert.
Help keep Windsor a wonderful place to live, work and play. Until next time- Lorene
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