July 2nd 2018

Community Block Party Series

The Youth Services Bureau and Police Department invite families to come and join their annual Community Block Parties which are taking place on Friday, July 13th at Sharshon Park; Friday, July 27th at Lancaster Park and Friday, August 10th at Deerfield Park. All parties run from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM. Admission is a school snack donation for the Weekend Wheels program. Enjoy carnival games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, bounce-house, food and more! There will be prizes and giveaways. These events are created by youth in the Summer Teen Employment Program (STEP) to promote family fun and community spirit in a substance free environment.

 

For more information, call 860-285-1990.

 

Newly Designed Website

The town’s current website has been enhanced over the years, but the general design has been in place since 2008.  In the past year, we have embarked on a redesign that was done in-house by Jose Garibay of our Information Technology department.  The new design features a clean, uncluttered look that translates seamlessly to mobile devices.

 

The revamped design is easy-to-use, integrates well with the town’s growing social media presence and increases service offerings.

 

Many thanks to Jose Garibay for leading this complete redesign.

 

New Museum Passes Available at the Public Library

I’m pleased to let you know the library has added four new places for Windsor residents to visit at free or reduced admission prices as part of its museum pass program. They are Mystic Seaport, Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory, Florence Griswold Museum and our own Town of Windsor pools. These are in addition to 24 other attractions such as the Mark Twain House, New England Air Museum and Wadsworth Athenaeum, which are all available through the museum pass program. Many of the passes can be reserved online from home with a Windsor Public Library card. Patrons can reserve up to eight passes per month and two per day. This popular program is funded primarily through the generosity of the Windsor Library Association.

 

Project Updates

 

John F. Kennedy Elementary School

The John F. Kennedy Elementary School Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning project is underway and the goal is to have the project substantially completed by Fall.  The contractor is dedicating significant resources to this project as it is reportedly their primary project for this summer season.

 

Windsor High School

Work on renovating the Windsor High School girls’ softball fields and the junior varsity baseball fields is set to start later this week or early next week.  This work is planned to be largely completed by the end of the summer.