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Downtown Windsor


Jan 23, 2019
by Lorene Romero, Sharp Tongued Consulting


Here in Windsor February is a very active month for events. I’m also excited to announce that this month the Town of Windsor and the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will be working with the businesses in the Downtown Green area and the Beverage District, to provide a FREE SHUTTLE.

The shuttle, provided by Pure Luxury, will pick people up at the Holiday Inn and Express, Hampton Inn, and Worldmark, then take guests, at no charge, around the beverage district and Downtown Green. This service will be called the Windsor Hopper. The shuttle will run from 10am-10pm, 7 days a week, and is also available to all residents. The website is under construction right now – but check back to get schedules and more at our website:

The shuttle will start on January 30th and will run for a two-month trial. We are anticipating that it will be a huge success and will help tourism, local commerce and Windsor residents, reduce parking and encourage people to take the shuttle and not drink and drive. You will find rack cards, schedule information and other information on an app for mobile devices and on the website.

This adventure’s start date is January 30th, in conjunction with the Russian River Brewing Company’s 15th Annual Pliny the Younger event. Let’s make sure to support the Windsor Hopper program to ensure that it is successful and will continue all year long.

Pliny the Younger will make his 15th Annual return to Russian River Brewing Company February 1st through February 14th, 2019! For the first time Younger will be available at our new Windsor brewery as well as the original Downtown Santa Rosa location!  It will be available on draft each day at our brewpubs until we run out of that day’s allocation. Younger is neither bottled nor available in growlers so more people will have the opportunity to enjoy it right from the source, or at a handful of select draft accounts. Following is some helpful information to make this year’s Younger Release fun and safe for everyone!

This is exciting news.

So what else is “Up in Windsor”?

Windsor Fire Department Fundraiser To benefit Fire Stations #1 and #2 ON Monday, February 4th, 12-2pm at KS Tian Yuen at 610 McClelland Drive, a new business in Windsor. When they had their ribbon cutting in December they wanted to do something nice for a local non-profit.  So they opened their doors on a day they were closed and had a buffet lunch. They raised $960 for Windsor Vineyard Academy (culinary program). We turned the money into gift cards for staff to buy things for their classrooms. One of the cards was for a janitor who always treated the students well and went the extra mile.This time Mae, the owner, wants to help the Windsor Fire Department (we have two) and we will again turn the money into gift cards to Raley’s so the fire staff can buy food. Did you know they have to buy their own food? Come have LUNCH - $10 (cash only) for a buffet luncheon. TO GO orders count as well! CALL(707) 892-2968. Help our firefighter and enjoy a fine meal! It’s a win/win!

Windsor Arts Now Community and Pulse Arts: "I Am Vibrant" will take place at Maddie Washburn Elementary (75 Pleasant Ave, Santa Rosa ) on February 2nd at 1pm and includes a collaborative mural painting and campus beautification project with professional artist, Wood Rowe Farguheson Jr. and youth arts activities by Art & Soul School of Creative & Performing Arts.  Additionally, students from Mattie Washburn Elementary are invited to do a dance showcase for the community at 1:30p. Performances also include the Cali Calmecac Band, and WHS student Jason Montoya and Mariachi Juvenile Aguascalientes. 

Please join the Windsor Arts Now Community and Pulse Arts as we join hands with Creative Sonoma, and other community partners for these special events in February.  

Recycling Brown Bag Meeting: Join Sonoma County Resource Recovery for a lunchtime presentation on recycling at the Windsor Chamber of Commerce Conference Room 9001 Windsor Rd, Windsor, CA 95492

Date: Tuesday February 26, 2019 11:30-1:00pm. Lunch will be provided. During this presentation we will discuss the recycling industry, opportunities for businesses to implement recycling and composting programs, and how to improve your programs through education and signage. We will also discuss the state’s mandatory recycling ordinances AB 341, AB 1826 and the upcoming AB 1383. 

In closing, let me not hear anyone say that there’s nothing to do in Windsor!

See you in March. If you have any comments please email us at - Lorene and Gayle

Whats Up in Windsor by Lorene Romero



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