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Survey Says : Windsor Feud Marks Successful 15th Anniversary

Posted on March 7, 2018

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett     An evening of fun and fundraising marked the 15th anniversary of the Windsor Feud held Saturday, March 3 at the Windsor, Connecticut town hall. Based on the popular television game show, Family Feud, teams from area businesses and civic groups participated in the friendly competition organized by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce with team Hampton Inn named the 2018 champs.   Through pledges, the event raises money for numerous WCofC community, education and business programs. According to Jane Garibay, executive director of the WCofC, as of March 7 a tally showed the event had raised $7,000.   “Still rallying up,” added Garibay.     Inside the town hall, council chambers was transformed into a realistic replica of…

Malloy, Foley Make Campaign Stops at 19th Annual Windsor Chamber of Commerce Chili Challenge

Posted on October 14, 2014

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Democrat Governor Dannel Malloy and his GOP opponent in the gubernatorial race, Tom Foley, both made campaign stops Saturday, October 11 at the 2014 Chili Challenge in Windsor, Connecticut. Malloy and Foley are in a neck and neck contest and also face Independent candidate Joe Visconti. With the November election  mere weeks away, soon enough voters will know who ran on the ‘hottest’, that is the winning ticket. Yes, that is an unabashed chili pun. “Um, it is good,” Malloy said as he took a bite of the highly recommended chili made by Windsor Mayor Don Trinks, a fellow Democrat and owner/general manager of Bart’s Drive-In Restaurant. Trinks pulled double chili duty for the annual cook-off, in its…

Whimsical Cats & Dogs Scavenger Hunt Underway in Windsor, Connecticut

Posted on April 16, 2014

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb The hunt is on! A whimsical scavenger hunt for fancifully decorated statues of cats and dogs got underway April 15 in Windsor, Connecticut. It is part of the “Raining Cats and Dogs” public art exhibit and fundraiser to benefit two non-profits, the Windsor Education Foundation (WEF) and Windsor Chamber of Commerce (WC of C). The hunt continues through to May 20 and the winner will pocket $500. The month long hunt leads up to an auction of the animal art to be held on May 23, 2014 at historic Grace Church. And, some of the animals will be featured in a calendar. “Anyone can participate – residents, non-residents, in-state, out-of-state,” Jane Garibay, Executive Director of WC of…

Sen. Blumenthal Attends Windsor CT Chamber of Commerce Anniversary Auction – Doubles Donation

Posted on April 5, 2014

  Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb  United States Senator Richard Blumenthal charmed the “30 Years Windsor Chamber Cares” benefit auction Friday night, April 4, with humor and warmth. Addressing the event Blumenthal highlighted a special friendship he has forged, and then obliged a request from the crowd doubling his donation from not one, but to two breakfasts with him in Washington D.C. Held at Maneeley’s in South Windsor, it was the 30th anniversary for the Windsor, Connecticut Chamber of Commerce annual auction, this year benefiting Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops, the Windsor Education Foundation, Windsor Art Center at the Freight House, and, the chamber itself. Windsor Mayor Donald Trinks, Anita Mips and auction organizer Bill Gombert greeted the senator at the…

“30 Years Windsor Chamber Cares” Auction to Benefit Troops

Posted on February 1, 2014

By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb As so many Americans go about their everyday lives, it remains important to remember the men and women of the United States military who make that possible. With that in mind, a new beneficiary of the “30 Years Windsor Chamber Cares” auction will be Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops – SEND. Over the past ten years through SEND, care packages have been mailed monthly to some 160 soldiers from the Windsor, Connecticut area serving in the war zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and also Kuwait. Slated for Friday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. Windsor Chamber Cares will be held at Maneeley’s Banquet and Catering in South Windsor. “Have we forgotten?,” said Ann Walsh, coordinator of SEND, a community service project of…

“Arsenic & Old Lace” To Be Windsor, Connecticut Tourism Focal Point

Posted on April 14, 2013

By:Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb (2013 update-the committee has decided to hold off on the Arsenic & Old Lace project)   The acclaimed Broadway play “Arsenic & Old Lace,” a dark comedy later made into a movie starring Gary Grant, will be the focal point of a tourism initiative in Windsor, Connecticut. May of 2014 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the death that led to an investigation which revealed Amy Archer-Gilligan, the proprietor of a home for the aged located in Windsor during the early 20th Century, to be a serial killer. She was alledged to have poisoned an estimated sixty victims including two of her husbands, as well as, boarders at the home.   “Most people do not realize that this is a true…