On Sunday, October 14, 2018, Jim (Gordon) Sheehy, Windsor CHS class of 1959, participated in the Empire State Marathon in Syracuse!
Jim must use a walker to navigate distances of more than about 50 yards but using the walker he anticipated finishing the 26.2 miles in approximately six hours and that is exactly what he did!
Making Progress, one building at a time!
Windsor NY is a historically rich town that has enjoyed over 200 years of interesting shops and businesses operating throughout its business districts. The Windsor Community Revitalization Organization commends those Windsor business owners (and homeowners) from the past up to the present, who have succeeded in maintaining or rebuilding these historic buildings on their own. Any revitalization is a huge undertaking, but it is happening all over the country as small communities go through a resurgence after realizing the importance of small town living.
The main goal of the WCRO is to purchase one blighted building at a time in the historic business district of Windsor and to do whatever it takes to save and revitalize the structure. The Organization will then sell the rejuvenated building and move onto the next one in need. Private donations, fundraisers and a variety of grants will be used to fund each project. Any and all profit realized after the sale will go towards the next building project.
Although the WCR Organization is considered a fairly new 501c3 non-profit organization (forming just over 2 years ago) the board members possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in areas such as Grant Writing, Insurance, Municipal Procedures, Real Estate, Education, Landscaping, Law, Construction, Advertising, Sales and Marketing . Due to these attributes, the Organization has already accomplished many of its main goals.
The Organization recently finalized the purchase of the old "Windsor Inn" at 123 Main Street and is accepting
donations and pursuing grant funding to repair and revitalize the 180 year old building.
When transformed, the Windsor Inn will have 6-8 period-specific guest rooms of varying sizes plus two long term rental apartments. It will also feature a cozy tavern, a quaint family restaurant and a gift shop featuring local wares. The Inn will attract travelers from Rt. 79 and Rt. 17/I-86, bring new consumers into our community and encourage new business to our Main Street.
To date, the all-volunteer board of the WCRO has:
- Met with Representatives at the village, town, county and state levels to request support and funding.
- Compiled an informational Facebook page, LinkedIn account and professional website
- Acquired professional engineering drawings and floor plans for the two story building
Invested in a Marketing Feasibility Study & Business Plan – funded by a grant from Constitution
(The full plan is available on the website: http://www.windsorinn.org/the-inn)
- Applied for several grants including a NY State Main Street grant and an Appalachian Regional Commission grant
- Worked with local Financial Institutions to acquire low interest loans
- Secured the services of a professional Grant Writer
A public meeting will be held in September to explain the revitalization progress thus far and to show the plans for the future. Windsor Community Revitalization Organization board members and guest speakers will be in attendance.
Any comments, questions, donations or ideas may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
The Windsor Inn 1832 is a Public Involvement Project.
Donations are being accepted now. For more detailed information, please sign up to have Organization representatives speak at your meeting or event.
You may also fill out our Contact Form with your questions.
Checks may be made payable to Windsor Community Revitalization Organization Inc. and mailed to P.O. Box 422, Windsor, NY, 13865.
In donating directly, 100% of your donation stays with the organization.
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