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“Mums” the Word at Iconic Bart’s – Three Windsor CT Events to Help Animals

Posted on September 15, 2017

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   “Mums” the word Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m at Windsor, Connecticut’s iconic Bart’s Drive-In Restaurant on 55 Palisado Avenue (a.k.a. BartsBeanery.) For those who have yet to stop by Bart’s or those such as myself who stop by often, tomorrow may be the perfect chance to enjoy a chili dog from the Magic Grill while at the same time helping the Windsor Pet Food Pantry.    It took the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to raise awareness about the powerful bond between people and their pets. As the country currently deals with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma – once again the importance of pets is being seen.   Of course, pets need food. The Friends…

Windsor Eye View of Autumn 2016 – Connecticut’s Oldest Town

Posted on October 27, 2016

  Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com     Windsor, Connecticut is the state’s first English settlement, a fact the town proudly notes with the motto “First in Connecticut- First for our Citizens”. Settled in 1633, Windsor is home to the nation’s oldest Congregational Church. Oliver Ellsworth of Windsor, was a Founding Father who helped craft the Constitution and served as the third Chief Justice of the United States – his Windsor homestead is a National Historic Landmark.       Among the towns of the Connecticut valley where fertile fields with rich soil have produced cigar tobacco for years, Windsor is situated at the confluence of the Connecticut and Farmington Rivers. Its largest park is Northwest Park where a tobacco museum is…

There’s Something About October- Windsor Chili Challenge-Pumpkintown Village-UConn Homecoming & More

Posted on September 29, 2015

Write-Up & Photos By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com There is something about October. It brings autumn’s colorful foliage and cooling air on dry, sunny days that make a heart feel light. It’s a time to savor every tinge of deep auburn, burnt orange and brilliant yellow of the turning leaves and even the muted tones that follow. Drinking in the beauty of this time of year is concurrently peaceful and exhilarating.   October brings a cornucopia of activities. On Saturday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. the town green in Connecticut’s oldest town, Windsor, once again be the site of the Annual Chili Challenge – rain date is Oct. 4. In its 20th year, the Chili Challenge is a fun event where participants…

National Hot Dog Day is Tuesday! July 23, 2013

Posted on July 22, 2013

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Long, short, plump, skinny, all-beef or not, hot dogs are an American favorite. So much so that the iconic food has its own day – National Hot Dog Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 23. Virtually every American community has a special spot where a unique version of the hot dog is served. In Connecticut, one of the best can be found at Bart’s Drive In Restaurant at 55 Palisado Avenue in Windsor, located on the banks of the Farmington River and just a few miles from the capital city of Hartford. Bart’s Famous Hot Dogs are prepared on the Magic Grill that has been pleasing palates in Central Connecticut and beyond for more than sixty-five…

Students Explore Colonial History of Connecticut’s Oldest Town

Posted on May 21, 2012

  Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com Sage Park Middle School students in Dar McCormick’s 8th grade social studies class had the opportunity May 18 to explore firsthand the history of their hometown of Windsor, Connecticut. Settled in 1633, Windsor is the oldest town in the state and is rich in the history of the nation and its Colonial past. According to Ms. McCormick, the excursion was originally slated for last autumn but had to be rescheduled due to a fall storm. The field trip featured stops in the town’s Historic District including First Church. Established in the early 17th Century, it is the oldest congregational church in the country and third oldest in the world. In nearby Palisado Cemetery, the students studied…