Windsor deserves a better 2022

After how January 2021 started I am kind of hesitant to celebrate that we finished another year, HOWEVER, I am always an optimist so am going to believe that 2022 is going to be a heck of a lot better than 2020 and 2021 combined. But seriously the year did end with sunny skies and then some rain and then more sun so that is a very good thing.

I also wanted to give the Windsor Food and Toy Drive team a shout out. On Dec 18 a team of over 70 volunteers helped 300 Windsor families receive food and toys at Cali Calmécac Language Academy. These families had over 750 children and teens who received all gifts, boxes of canned food, beans, pasta and also a frozen chicken. And Santa Tim was there for photos, laughs and love. Fun was had by all.

Did you enjoy the Charlie Brown Christmas Grove? If you were in Windsor it was hard to miss. It is located all of December on the Windsor Town Green and the kiosk was bright enough to see from space. I am a believer that we are all part of a village and we could use some help from our village people to help us with tear down of the Grove. The date we could use help is on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 9 am to 1 pm. The volunteer sign up page is it’s a lot of fun and many hands make light work. It’s been my experience that when people help set up or take down the trees they appreciate the whole CBCG more the next year, it really is amazing.

Here are some cool things happening at Windsor in January

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend “Community In Circle,” presented by the Windsor High School Circle Keepers. Our event is Jan. 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Windsor High School theater. Masks and social distancing are required.

The WHS Circle Keepers will be exploring relevant teen topics utilizing Community Circles. Our goal is to support our Windsor families and kick off 2022 with deeper connections and increased communication. These “teen topics” are the result of parent surveys and teen input. Please review the attached fliers and RSVP on the google form: RSVP to Community in Circle Event

We look forward to being in a circle with you!

Windsor High School Student Circle Keepers

Earthquake Preparedness and Response – a Free Online Presentation, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, 6 to 7 pm

Check the Gazette calendar section for full details.

SR/Windsor resident Marcia SInger, MSW offers these two classes, PayPal option:

[email protected] or

1. YogaCise. Hybrid meditative chair exercise for the whole person. Move whole body, mindfully, gently, breathe easily. Closing guided meditation. Back on zoom: Fridays 4-5 pm $8-10 Details:

2. 2nd Sunday “Mindful Meds” Wisdom Circle, 2-3:30 pm, Jan 9. Outdoors or zoom, weather dictating. Personal support/soulful community. Relevant topics, instruction in mindfulness, meditation, MBSR healing. Group is into 5th year. Drop in OK, $10-12.

Kindergarten and TK registration

Kindergarten and TK registration for the 2022-2023 school year is right around the corner for children turning 5 years old before Dec. 2, 2022. WUSD has two school options: Mattie Washburn and Cali Calmécac Language Academy, a Spanish-immersion charter school. Registration will start Jan. 19 for both schools. Start at

With all this love for our community I guess I will keep an open mind that this new year will be healthy and prosperous and I will continue my “rant” about getting a booster shot and wear your mask. We all want to get though this pandemic and get back to a normal live. I promise to do my part, please do your part. We are making baby steps to getting back to life and it is so refreshing to see activities happening again.

Love to all of you and Happy New Year -Lorene

Lorene Romero is a highly skilled travel consultant. She founded Sharp Tongued Consulting in 2008 to deliver the benefits only a travel CONSULTANT can offer, over those of a traditional AGENT. In addition to uncovering the best prices and making reservations, her approach is primarily focused on expert research and advice. With her home-based business, she is able to dedicate the quality time necessary to ensure that no client ever wastes a penny on a trip they won’t completely love. She is an expert on Alaska, Hawaii and European River Cruises but loves crafting the perfect dream vacation for nearly any destination.

Until recently, Lorene was the Windsor Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. She was a Chamber member for 15 years and being on the Board of Directors for 10. During the COVID-19 pandemic she gave it her all to help support Windsor small businesses to remain open and help over 400 people and 50 Windsor businesses get vaccinated. She works tirelessly being as the Co-Vice President of the People4Parks Committee making magic Charlie Brown Christmas Grove. Lorene understands Windsor like the back of her hand and makes herself available to everyone to feel loved and welcomed. Over the years she was seen at the Windsor Certified Farmers Market “Donate Life” booth talking about the importance of organ donation (speaking as a Living Donor after donating her kidney to a stranger). You can be reached at [email protected].

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