Windsor Historical Society engages community

By Joan Hunt - ReminderNews Managing Editor
Windsor - posted Fri., Apr. 15, 2011
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Carol Snelgrove McOmber won the photography contest with this shot. Courtesy photos. - Contributed Photo

The Windsor Historical Society interfaces very well with the community, not only serving it with innovative programs, but also by showcasing the many talents of its residents. On April 12, awards were handed out to local photographers who participated in the “Warming Up in Windsor” photography contest.

According to Executive Director Christine Ermenc, 22 photographers, ranging in age from a 10-year-old to a great-grandmother, sent in photos of all kinds. “Their images included wonderful landscape and wildlife images, photos of dogs and rosy-cheeked children blazing trails in deep snow, Northwest Park’s Cabin Fever Festival, spring flooding, buds, flowers and greenery finally emerging from the snows,” she said. Viewers, in person and online, chose the winners.

First prize went to lifelong Windsor resident Carol Snelgrove McOmber. Pictured above is her shot of the sun setting over tobacco netting at Brown’s Harvest, which was snapped with her cell phone.

And now that spring is finally here, it’s time to show off the town’s gardening prowess. On July 16, the historical society will team up once again with the Windsor Garden Club to open a selection of gardens in their fourth annual Garden Tour. The tour is either self-guided or guided by the property owners. To offer your garden, contact Thomas Graywacz of the garden club at 860-688-3861 or Christine Ermenc at the historical society at 860-688-3813.


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