Showing posts from February, 2014

Cuddles Clothing for Kids Update

See an email I received below from a west-end resident:  "We are now open Friday & Saturday mornings 9AM-12NOON. Free childrens clothes from newborn to size 18. Also boots, shoes, mitts, scarves, and touques. We also have toys, school backpacks, & other items for children." Cuddles Clothing for Kids:  St. Mark's Anglican Church  1636 Tecumseh Rd. W.  Windsor, Ontario Donations Accepted For more info:

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Windsor Essex Bowl for Kids Sake

Friends, Below is an email I received from a west-end resident: Hello,  Please help me support youth mentoring in Windsor and Essex County!  I am participating in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor Essex Bowl for Kids Sake event and am looking for your support.  Please help me reach my can do it right online and it only takes a minute! Your donation will go a long way….  •$25 could provide snacks for one week to our in-school mentoring programs "Go Girls!" and "Game On" •$50 could provide a recreational activity for a small group of “Littles” in our after school mentoring program  •$100 could provide a special activity to children that would not otherwise be experienced (movie, bowling, pumpkin carving, etc.) •$200 could provide dinner for two weeks for the children in our after school group programs  Start something today and make a difference in the life of a child in our communtiy! Follow This Link  to visit my personal web page and help me in

Volunteer Speed Matching

Friends, I received the following email from the United Way: "Good Afternoon, Please help us promote a great volunteer recruitment event for Pre-Retirees and Retirees.  I have attached a flyer,  please forward to all your contacts as well. If you have any questions please contact our Manager of the Volunteer Centre, Shelley Bannon at  519-258-3033 ext 1154  or "   Pre-Retirees and Retirees, You're Invited!  Volunteer Speed Matching  What's your passion? This is your chance to find a meaningful volunteer opportunity. Give back, make a difference, share your skills and have fun! March 27, 2014 at the Ciociaro Club, 3745 North Talbot Road, Oldcastle, Ontario Register by March 17th, 2014 by contacting United Way by phone at 519-258-0000 x 1115, by fax to 519-258-2346 or by email to The recruitment session will be offered 3 times. When you register, select one of the following sessions:  - 1st session: 1

Windsor Soup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ENACTUS WINDSOR LAUNCHES COMMUNITY MICRO-GRANTING DINNER PROGRAM WINDSOR, ON  – February 6, 2014 – Enactus Windsor is proud to announce the launch of  Windsor SOUP , a powerful tool to start conversations and fund new projects/people/ideas in our local community. Windsor SOUP is a community dinner where residents learn about creative ideas for self-sustaining ventures with a community-driven purpose, and vote on which project to fund through donations accepted at the door. Based on a popular program originated in Detroit, SOUP brings together neighbours, acts as a platform to share resources and supports projects that benefit the community. “Windsor SOUP aims to bring the community together through powerful, creative ideas and discussions that will help make our city a better place to live and work in,” said Nick Jones, project manager of Windsor SOUP. The project was created to “help make an impact in our community

Friends of the Court Newsletter

Friends, Please see the Friends of the Court Newsletter below. If you would like to see the attachments referred to, please email me and I will send them along. I unfortunately cannot attach PDF files to the blog. "Dear Friends of the Court , Attached is the February edition of Mackenzie Matters which is filled with good news about Mackenzie Hall.   We are proud sponsors of several upcoming events :   Feb. 14-23, 2014 The Artists of Colour    present their 7th annual art exhibition, The Stories We Tell, Chapter Two.   March 2, 2014 Julia Saurazas  will present a slide show and talk based on her year working in Bhutan.    April 27, 2014 Hugh Leal and the Speak Easy Quartet  will honour George Benson on his 85th birthday.   Further details about these events are in the newsletter.   Thank you for contributing to our fund raising campaigns. We have been able to complete the costly upgrades to our Yamaha Concert Grand and reburbish the Oudot-Robine

Petcoke Update

Friends, the quote below is from the Windsor Star with the corresponding link: "A Detroit company which  illegally stored huge piles of petroleum coke on the riverfront told a municipal committee Tuesday it no longer wants to put the black crude oil byproduct back on the site. A lawyer for Detroit Bulk Storage told Detroit’s board of zoning appeals it was seeking a variance on the city’s eight-foot height restriction for stockpiling materials and wants to be pile other construction and aggregate materials up to 100 feet high — about 10 storeys — at its waterfront location just east of the Ambassador Bridge. The potential materials suggested by the company’s lawyer Teri Whitehead included salt, asphalt, concrete, limestone and “other similar materials.” Company seeking to put 10-storey piles on riverfront but claims no pet coke

Petcoke Appeal

Friends, Please see an email I received from a west-end resident regarding petcoke along the Detroit riverfront. You can also read the recent Windsor Star article on this matter here:  Company Launches Fight to Put Petcoke Back on Detroit's Riverfront "To those who may be interested in contacting the Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals re: the hearing to allow Detroit Bulk Storage to place the petcoke piles back on the riverfront. The email address to the Board secretary is to April Purofoy   To the Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals, I'm writing to the Board to voice my opinion with what's happening. Detroit Bulk Storage's appeal to bring back piles of petcoke to the riverfront is worrisome. At a time when Detroit is so hard working to re-invent itself, this happens on the west side to downtown Detroit. We on both sides of the river have had to put up with this nonsense for too long.. I'm sure the board is aware of th

Say Yes to the Dress - FREE Dress Giveaway

Friends, I received an email from New Beginnings. Please see below and spread the word. "Dear Community Partners – Each year New Beginnings holds a free prom dress giveaway. We collect gently used dresses as donations and allow girls from Windsor/Essex to browse and try them on. This event will be held on Saturday March 8 th  from  1-5pm  at New Beginnings (main site) 1015 Highland Ave. We are hoping that you will share our flyers with your co-workers, youth, families, friends and any committees you may sit on in order to advertise the event. We are also asking for donations of gently used dresses which can be dropped off  Monday  –  Thursday from 9am – 6pm  at New Beginnings (Janette site) located at 1049 Janette Ave (half a block south of Erie Street).   This is an amazing event that has provided nearly 700 dresses free of charge since its inception 5 years ago. Please help prom/formal a reality for the young women of our community!"