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11th Tavern Trot Raises Another $65,000 For Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Posted on September 19, 2017

                              Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett The 11th Annual Tavern Trot raised another $65,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which is dedicated to pediatric cancer research. Hosted by the Union Street Tavern the event was held September 17 in Windsor, Connecticut under sunny skies with temperatures reaching the low 80 degrees.   Attracting 950 participants, a number up from 300 in year one, over eleven years the Tavern Trot has raised $300,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, according to Mike Deneen, part owner of the Union Street Tavern. That amount is part of $150 million the non-profit organization has raised for the cause since its inception, inspired by…

9th Annual Tavern Trot to Benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Posted on September 14, 2015

  Write-Up by Jacqueline Bennett The 9th Annual Tavern Trot to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation will be held Sunday, September 20 in Windsor, Connecticut. Race day registration gets underway at 11:00 a.m. The 3.5 mile certified race then begins at 12:30 behind the tavern, which is located in the heart of Windsor Center on 20 Union Street.   Heidi Voight of NBC Connecticut News will serve as emcee. Visit to view Voight interviewing Rick Poirier of the Race Planning Committee about the upcoming event.   Look again this year for another lovely handmade quilt to be raffled off on race day to also benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, founded to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The quilts were the idea…

Destination: Union Street Tavern in Historic Windsor, Connecticut’s First English Settlement

Posted on February 27, 2014

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb  Union Street Tavern is an ever increasingly popular American-style eatery located in one of Windsor’s original firehouses in the heart of Connecticut’s oldest town – settled in 1633. Patrons can expect a line at peak hours but it tends to move quickly – this is a good time to take in the Windsor firefighter memorabilia that fill the walls, and the vintage decor including a beautiful, fine wood early 20th Century bar. There are two floors with the upper level overlooking the downstairs and there is an outdoor patio. Take notice too of the multiple “Best of Advocate” awards in the front lobby. The restaurant has become known also for hosting the Tavern Trot each September to…

Tavern Trot Raises More Than $100,000 For Pediatric Cancer Research

Posted on September 17, 2013

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb  In its seventh year the Tavern Trot has reached a milestone now having raised more than $100,000 for pediatric cancer research. Hosted by the Union Street Tavern in historic Windsor, Connecticut on Sunday, September 15, the 3.5 mile trail and road race benefited Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. A special participant was the grandfather of the little girl who started the foundation – he took part just two months after receiving a lung transplant. “This $100,000 is enough to pay for a year of a research project,” said Jason “Jay” Scott, the father of little Alexandra “Alex” Scott who started Alex’s Lemonade Stand outside her Connecticut home to help other children fighting the disease before she lost her…

Tavern Trot in Windsor, Conn. Draws Record Number of Runners

Posted on September 17, 2012

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett On yet another glorious weather day gracing the region, the 6th Annual Tavern Trot held September 16 in historic Windsor, Connecticut, drew a record number of participants. Surpassing a goal of seven hundred set by the event planning committee, a preliminary tally showed 742 runners and walkers had signed on by the close of registration at noontime Sunday. “We have a great turnout,” said Mike Deneen, a runner and part owner of the Union Street Tavern that hosted the 3.5 mile road race. Spirits were high for the race that is also a fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization which raises money to fight pediatric cancer. Liz Flynn Scott who grew up in Windsor and is the…

Upcoming Tavern Trot & ‘Lemon Aid’ Golf Tourney Among Benefits for Alex’s Lemonade Foundation

Posted on August 10, 2012

UPDATE 8/14/2012: According to organizer  Sue Bowman, registration for the first “Lemon Aid” Golf Tournament scheduled for September 9 has been slow. Anyone interested in participating is asked to contact her at or by phone 860-930-2029.   Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Early registration is underway for the 6th Annual Tavern Trot, a 3.5 mile road and trail race through the center of historic Windsor, Connecticut. Hosted by the Union Street Tavern at 20 Union Street, the race on September 16 welcomes runners and walkers and is a USATF certified qualifier for the Manchester Road Race. Same day registration will be held from 11:00 a.m to 12 noon. Start time for the race in 12:30 p.m.          …

Plans Underway for 6th Annual Tavern Trot in Historic Windsor, Connecticut

Posted on May 5, 2012

Story & Photo by: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Save this date – September 16 – for the 6th annual Tavern Trot in the lovely hamlet of Windsor, Connecticut. Plans are underway for the sixth running of the 3.5 mile race through the historic center of Connecticut’s first town. Hosted by Union Street Tavern, the Tavern Trot is USATF certified and is a qualifier for the Manchester Road Race. Proceeds from the event will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national charity for research to fight childhood cancer. The planning committee held its initial meeting Tuesday night, May 2, at the tavern which is located on 20 Union Street in Windsor Center. “Last year we raised $20,000 and overall have donated $60,000,” noted planning committee member Paul Murray.…