Highlights include permission to negotiate PILOT payments (payment in lieu of taxes) and to set aside monies for tree maintenance, duty insurance coverage, community transportation service, software for online building permitting. There will be two resolutions: for the town to endorse protecting pollinators; and to work toward renewable fuels. The Warrant will be posted around town and on the town's website. The last day for new voters to register to vote at this meeting is September 15, 2017. Registration can be done at windsormass.com or call town clerk.
"I love to go out in late September
among the fat, overripe, icy, black blackberries
to eat blackberries for breakfast,
the stalks very prickly, a penalty
they earn for knowing the black art
of blackberry-making; and as I stand among them
lifting the stalks to my mouth, the ripest berries
fall almost unbidden to my tongue,
as words sometimes do, certain peculiar words
like strengths or squinched,
many-lettered, one-syllabled lumps,
which I squeeze, squinch open, and splurge well
in the silent, startled, icy, black language
of blackberry -- eating in late September."
- Gallway Kinnell, Blackberry Eating
Windsor Historical Museum
The Windsor Historical Commission is teaming up with the Windsor Community Market to make this year’s annual Pie Sale and Harvest Festival a bountiful, music-filled, joyful event, featuring: homemade pies for sale (please bring one, buy one!); live music from 12 - 2 by Trio Candela (back by popular demand); locally grown vegetables, flowers, and homemade goodies for sale; Windsor Mountain Crafters sale; and Windsor Church’s curated tag sale. You don’t want to miss this community-wide event. Bring your friends and family!
All ages are welcome to write, sing, and record an original song. Dave Maloof, a teacher, writer and musician, will lead the group in choosing a theme, and words and music for a song. Once the song is written, the group will rehearse it and make a recording with piano accompaniment. The recording will be available to each participant, via email. For more information visit MusicPlusComedy.com/learning or email Dave at MusicPlusComedy@gmail.com. The program is supported by the Windsor Parks and Recreation Committee and by a grant from the Windsor Cultural Council, a local agency, with support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Join us for an ultra-hike across Notchview! A great way to see the property and learn about Notchview’s history and landscape. Not for the faint of heart – although it’s a little over a mile, certainly not a stroll in the park but definitely a fun adventure for those that love to hike! Members: FREE ; Nonmembers: $5. 413.532.1631 x3110
Star-studded skies at Notchview are not to be missed! The high elevation at this Trustees property offers some of the best stargazing in Massachusetts! Explore the dark night, planets, stars and more with volunteers from Arunah Hill Natural Science Center. Rain or heavy cloud cover cancels. Members: FREE; Nonmembers: $5. Contact Info: 413.532.1631 x3110
Windsor Jambs State Park
Meet at the Windsor Jambs State Park parking area on River Road in Windsor (visit http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/wnds.htm for directions to the park entrance). We'll carpool to the trailhead, which will allow for a one-way hike that will go through Tamarack Hollow and Notchview Reservation, including the drowned lands watershed, spring-fed streams and a short off-trail hike to a beaver pond. Hike concludes at the Windsor Jambs along the East branch of the Westfield River at remnants of the former Babbit Ax factory sluiceway. Participants will learn about plants and trees along the way. Hike is free (donations accepted). Supported by the Windsor Cultural Council and the Berkshire Environmental Endowment Fund. Registration required, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Windsor Town Park
All ages, family friendly! We need players and cheerleaders alike. We hope you can make it! Potluck dinner afterwards: bring a dish to share. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided by the Windsor Park & Rec committee. And we'll have a bonfire afterwards! Please invite others!
Windsor Historical Museum
Vendors, music and food! Take a tour of the Museum with Pete Menard. Gifts and wares will be displayed inside the museum, under the tent and in the timber frame barn. Come buy locally grown vegetables and other yummy edibles, purchase Windsor-made crafts,and browse the museum exhibits. Hope to see you there!
"[That] old September feeling . . . of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air . . . Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes and failures had been wiped clean by summer." — Wallace Stegner