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FTDT News: This Week in Windsor

Last Chance For Fall Brick Installation

Last Chance For Fall Brick Installation
Time is getting short if you'd like a Heritage Brick to be installed in the brick patio this fall. Order by Sept 2nd!

We offer engraved bricks as a unique way to memorialize loved ones, commemorate special events, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, births, and recognize civic groups, youth athletic teams, businesses, and volunteers. Visit the heritage bricks already in place and you will be sure to recognize many Windsor people and organizations!

The engraved bricks are installed in the brick patio on the Town Green across from Central Street every June and October. The last day to order a brick for the October installation is Monday, September 2nd. When purchasing a brick, you can add up to 3 lines of 20 characters each for your special message. Select symbols can also be added. The cost of a heritage brick is $50.

Buy a Heritage Brick

On-Site Flu Clinics with CVS

On-Site Flu Clinics with CVS
First Town Downtown is pleased to partner with the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and CVS Pharmacy to provide Windsor companies the chance to schedule flu clinics on-site for their employees. The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October, though getting vaccinated later can still be beneficial and vaccinations are offered throughout the flu season.

“It’s more important than ever to get a flu shot,” says First Town Downtown Director, Jane Garibay, “Employers need to do everything they can to help keep their staff healthy. Offering on-site flu shots is an easy way to do that.”

CVS will work with your HR departments on scheduling, communications and payment options including various forms of insurance. To meet the minimum requirement of 24 participants, your clinic should be at least 2 hours long (12 immunizations can be done per hour). Typically, 30-35% of employees participate in a clinic offered on-site.

To get started, download the on-site clinic guide. The package includes a planning guide, signup form and flyer. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Garibay at 860-882-8842.And if you are not yet a member of First Town Downtown, please join today and keep Windsor strong.

Making Life Sweeter

Making Life Sweeter
In this time of social distancing, you can stay home and safely order unique maple products online to support Windsor center. Use coupon code "FTDT" to ensure a donation and get free shipping in the local area.

Maple Craft Foods of Sandy Hook, CT, offers award-winning maple products including exotic maple syrup flavors like Bourbon Barrel, Elderberry, and Salted Caramel, Peppermint Bark and Pumpkin Spice; as well as meal kits and gift packs.

"The syrups are organic, non-GMO and locally-sourced. What could be better than that?" asks First Town Downtown Executive Director, Jane Garibay. "Your purchase will support FTDT's mission to develop vibrant recreational, economic and cultural activity in Windsor Center."

For every $100 purchase in September, First Town Downtown will give you a $5 gift card that can be used at twelve different restaurants and shops in Windsor center.

To participate, go to and use coupon code "FTDT" at checkout. Maple Craft Foods will donate 40% to First Town Downtown and, if your shipping address is within a 9 mile radius of Windsor, you'll get free shipping, too!!

Not a member? Join today and keep Windsor strong!

Buy Delicious Maple Craft Syrups

Featured Board Member: Sharran Selig Bennett

Featured Board Member:  Sharran Selig Bennett
Sharran Selig is a lifelong Windsor resident, having graduated from Windsor High School in 1966. She attended Hartford College for Women earning her associates degree in liberal arts. She has served as Vice President of Bill Selig Jewelers, President of the Connecticut Jewelers Association, member of the board of directors of North Central Tourism District and President of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce. Sharran was one of the founders of First Town Downtown. She has two children, four grandchildren and a rescued Cocker Spaniel named Izzy.

Mission Statement
The mission of First Town Downtown is to position and promote Windsor Center as a premier New England town center that protects and utilizes its proud heritage as the basis for developing vibrant recreational, economic and cultural activity.

Become a member of First Town Downtown and be a part of the growth of Windsor's downtown area and Windsor as a whole! Join or Renew your membership in First Town Downtown, Windsor's Main Street program.