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Main Street Matters, July 18, 2018

First Town Downtown has something for everyone this summer! Join us for the Taste of Summer on Thursday, August 2! Explore our weekly Farmers' Market on Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Relax and enjoy the Summer Concert Series on the Green on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. We are located at 261 Broad Street, second floor in the Chamber of Commerce Building.

Join FTDT for the Taste of Summer!
First Town Downtown will hold our “Taste of Summer” fund-raising event on Thursday, August 2, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm on the Town Green. There will be a variety of dishes cooked up by your favorite Windsor restaurants including Menchies, The Tavern at Keney Park, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jim's Pizza and more!

While you taste, enjoy the Motown sounds of Personal Touch as they perform for the Summer Concert Series on the Green. Admission for “Taste of Summer” is $25, $20 for Seniors/Educators, and $10 for children 12 and under. Food is all you can eat with the price of admission. Drinks will be available for purchase. The summer concert is free to the public.

The rain date for the concert and “Taste of Summer” is Tuesday, August 7.

Proceeds from this event will benefit First Town Downtown.

You may purchase tickets on-line at or contact Kathy Kopacz at or 860 688-5715. To volunteer for this event, please contact Kathy.

What's Cropping Up At The Farmers' Market this week?
The First Town Downtown Farmers’ Market is in full swing with yet another nice day predicted for Thursday!

Come visit our hard-working vendors who are proud of the quality products they bring to the Farmers' Market. It's a great chance to shop for a variety of items from fresh produce to baked goods to beauty products. Chances are high that you will run into your fellow Windsor friends while you are there!

Kids have a chance to make their own chalk art on the Farmers' Market lot. Hopscotch, anyone?

Our participants this week include Barbecho’s Harvest, Beldotti Bakery, Blessed Creek, Fanciful Flowers, Farms of Southern New England, Gragnolati Garlic Farm, One Song Biscotti, Quties Body Bar, Rooster Rise, Stefan Farms, Sweet Harmony Café, Tomaca Designs, Sweet Pea Cheese.

This well-attended local marketplace takes place on Thursdays in Windsor Center at 240 Broad Street, from 3:30 to 6:30 through October 18. Look for Kathy Kopacz to get your e-passport stamped. Finish your evening by attending the Summer Concert Series on the Town Green to see Bus13, which follows the Market at 6:30 pm.

Summer Concert Series - BUS13
The Windsor Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown invite you to a concert on the green featuring BUS13, performing your all-time favorites from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Sponsored by the Windsor Independent Living Association (WILA). Free. 860-688-5165 or online at or

*** The Rain Date is the following Tuesday ***

Stop by your favorite Windsor restaurant for a bite to eat or pack a picnic on the Green! Don't forget to visit the FTDT Farmers Market before the concert begins!

BUS13 is well known for their heartland-rock and alternative-country style. Singer/songwriter Todd Daniels found his musical inspiration from Jeff Tweedy & WILCO, Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Tom Petty, John Prine, and Neil Young. The band has thrived on their original indie roots and has released three studio albums including, “Reflector”, “Band Radio”, and “Underground Parties and Other Fabulous Shoes”.

“Daniels is an engaging front man. You can’t help being drawn in by the sentiments.”
~ Thomas Pizzola Hartford Advocate.

BUS13 first garnered national notoriety on SiriusXM radio for their first album “Reflector” with the song “My Green Bike”, a feel-great tune about Daniels’ childhood modified chopper bicycle. The song famously begins with Daniels singing “I’m feeling great today” and the listener is taken along for the uplifting ride. SiriusXM DJ, Billy Zero of the RADAR REPORT, touted BUS13 as one of the “Most Notable Unsigned Artists in the US”. Expect an engaging show and a lot of good Americana fun.

First Town Downtown Offers Heritage Bricks
First Town Downtown offers engraved bricks as a unique way to memorialize loved ones, commemorate special events, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, births, and to recognize civic groups, youth athletic teams, businesses, and volunteers. Visit the heritage bricks already in place and you will be sure to recognize 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 3rd installation is August 10. 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.

A heritage brick is the perfect gift for any occasion. Make your friend, family, civic group or business a part of Windsor history for generations to see and celebrate! When you purchase a brick, you and your honoree will be invited to the Brick Installation Ceremony on Wednesday, October 3, at 10:00 am.

You may order Heritage bricks through our website

About First Town Downtown
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!

For more information about First Town Downtown programs, to volunteer or to join First Town Downtown as a residential or business member, please call 860-688-5715 or email Our website is


May Brick Day
May 1 at Brick Patio at Broad & Center Sts
Heritage Brick Installation
May 4 at Brick Patio at Broad & Central Sts
Main Street Matters Breakfast
May 9 at Windsor Station Apartments, 55 Mechanic Street
Windsor Garden Club Garden Mart
May 11 at Windsor Town Green (behind the Eagle Monument)
Farmers' Market
Jun 27 at Maple and Broad St
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Jul 4 at Maple and Broad St
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Jul 11 at Maple and Broad St
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Jul 18 at Maple and Broad St
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Jul 25 at Maple and Broad St
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Aug 1 at Maple and Broad St
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Aug 8 at Maple and Broad St
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Aug 15 at Maple and Broad St