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Windsor Green has an area with a bike rack and tools for minor repairs.
Windsor Green has an area with a bike rack and tools for minor repairs.

The Windsor Hopper Shuttle 
Program is Extended

No Charge to Ride

Mar 30, 2019
by Lorene Romero, Sharp Tongued Consulting


Ahhhhh Spring is finally here! Oh my gosh has this been the longest and wettest winter you remember? I was born and raised in Norther California (Redwood City to be exact) and I have lived in Windsor for 24 years. Most of my memories growing up were about water conservation because of the draught so all this rain has been crazy.

The good news about all the rains is that all indications show we will have bountiful year for fruits and vegetables. Our plum trees are in full bloom right now and we are hoping no hail is in our future. Hopefully our trees have plenty of for us and for me to give to our friend, Deb Fudge, so she can make her yummy jams and jellies.

The Windsor Hopper ShuttleHave you heard that the Windsor Hopper Shuttle program has been extended? I mentioned this in last months article. It is a shuttle program that is free to everyone. The Pure Luxury shuttle travels from all Windsor hotels, including WorldMark, and brings people to the Town Green, various breweries, including the Russian River Brewing Company and the SMART train.

There was some exciting news at the recent Windsor Town Council meeting where it was announce that Sonoma County Tourism pledged funds to support the Windsor Hopper Shuttle program and then the Council members in turn matched the dollars which will allow the shuttle to be extended through the summer. This is exciting because there is no charge to ride the Hopper and can help locals go to the Tuesday movies, the Thursday Summer concerts and the Windsor Certified Farmers Market.

Oh, and speaking of the Market, Windsor Certified Farmers Market opens the 2019 Season on Sunday, April 7th. Come and get your fresh Spring produce, local foods and handmade goods every Sunday, 10-1, Rain or Shine, April 7 to December 8. On April 14th-Windsor Salud Wellness Festival with Kidz Dig It Club Cooking Class is making Green Eggs & Ham, 11-12, East Pavilion.

Windsor Green How about spending April 21-Easter Sunday Brunch on the Green? Enjoy a beautiful morning at the Farmers Market with a special Brunch for Easter. Check out the fabulous Brunch menu offered from Windsor’s own - restaurant, Tisza Bistro and caterers, Wine Country Cookouts. Choose from Short Rib Hash, Schnitzel and Gravy, Avocado Toast, Shrimp & Grits, Fried Chicken and waffles and more. Brunch service begins at 9 am, order from the Chefs, eat in the Green Tree Grove with linens, plates and silverware. Kidz Dig it Club Easter Bonnet Making and Egg decorating. Plus, the Windsor Chamber of Commerce will be serving Mimosas 

Got kids who are looking for fun? The Windsor Kiwanis Club is busy stuffing Easter Eggs for their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20 at 10am sharp at the Windsor High School softball field.  Ages 0 to 12 with a special needs section.  Kids are to bring their own Easter Basket.  Special prizes and a picture with the Easter Bunny.  All children are invited but dogs are not allowed. 

On Wednesday, April 10, from 4-7 pm the Windsor Chamber of Commerce will be having it’s 27th annual Business and Community expo. This free event is fun for all ages. This year the theme is “Superheroes! What is your Superpower? For more details please go to

And on a “mixed blessing” note, Carlos Basurto, Windsor Police Chief, is retiring in May. He has been an inspirational leader, a compassionate man, a true champion of all people and a heartfelt law enforcer. Carlos also turned 50 this year (oh boo hoo) and is eligible to retire. Personally. I think this is wonderful, and I applaud him for retiring at a young age and having the opportunity to enjoy life to its fullest. He will be the guest speaker at the Windsor Chamber of Commerce meeting on April 16th. If you’d like to RSVP for this special tribute luncheon please call the Chamber at 707 838-7285

Well that’s enough for this month. As I said, Spring is here so let’s get out and enjoy it. Did you know the Windsor Green is in full bloom right now? Have you ever ridden you bike to the Green? Did you know there are bike racks and an area with a bike rack and tools for minor repairs? Come check it out.

As always please feel free to contact me if you have items you would like me to include in the next What’s UP in Windsor article.

Whats Up in Windsor by Lorene Romero





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