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Lorene (on the right) holding one of the signs she made With Gayle Walz, her spouse a nurse at Sutter Hospital. The purpose of the sign is to thank all essential workers;  Medical folks, Fire, Police, Mail/UPS and FedEx workers, Grocery and Retail. All the brave folks who work tirelessly to make like continue. 

to the  Countless Essential Workers of Windsor!

Jun 28, 2020
by Lorene Romero, Sharp Tongued Consulting


The theme of my July column is gratitude. We can never say it enough “Thanks YOU” to the countless essential workers of Windsor! Seriously thank you to essential workers including Doctors, Nurses, Environmental Service works, Firefighters, Paramedics, Police, Mail/UPS and FedEx workers, Grocery and Retail. All folks who work tirelessly to make life continue as we were all in Shelter In Place (SIP)

Thank you to every resident for your patience and support during these unprecedented times. Three months into this pandemic I still get occasional thoughts saying, “I can't believe we are all living though this”. Someday we will make reference like “remember life pre COVID-19 and now it is post”. WOW we are in the middle of history.

Recently I had some lawn signs and a banner created at FastSigns in Windsor. I have one in front of my house, one at the Chamber (train depot) and this one I gave to Andrea Nofi who is a Charge Nurse on the ICU unit at Sutter Hospital. I also donated some to the Town of Windsor to put around Windsor. The purpose of the sign is to thank all essential workers. Because I believe that not all heroes wear capes. If you’d like one also you can get one atFastSigns in Windsor

It’s July and we are tired. Everyone had make personal sacrifices, whether it was staying home, home schooling your children, missing out on birthday celebrations just to name a few. We did this so we can combat COVID-19. However, because of all of this hard work we are beginning to open up again, slowly but surely. But keep in mind we are not done yet. Please continue to be patient.

Normally my column (Ha with the title of What’s Up in Windsor) has lots of cool items that are coming up. But right now, events canceled, for our health and well-being. I had two people reach out to me to include their projects, so I want to give them “some love”.  So, let’s see if we can support them.

100 Monarch Waystations 2020

The Western Monarch butterfly population is down to <1% of its historic levels and is dangerously close to extinction. The good news is that home gardeners can make a difference but only if we rally!Windsor Garden Club  is looking for 100 home gardeners who want to help monarch butterflies by planting critically needed butterfly gardens at their home. As a community, we can create monarch corridors through our neighborhoods that are beautiful, resilient, and ecologically powerful.

Join us as we rally to save this iconic butterfly!

For native milkweed starts, plant lists, seeds, and info contact Cindy at 

Windsor Performing Arts Academy

No worries. So, you can "say" 

This July, the Windsor Performing Arts Academy and Move Over Mozart are combining their magic to provide the ultimate camp this summer! Their summer camp offers a well-rounded experience with daily activities in visual art, dance, drama and music! Campers will have the opportunity to take a break from the shelter-in-place in a responsible way with all safety precautions. Please see our website to learn about how we will be offering responsible care for our campers. Each day includes uplifting, hands-on, activities that will be enjoyed in both indoor and outdoor settings. 

Our team of caring and experienced Camp Leaders will provide instruction to campers with age appropriate material and techniques. Each session will end with a Friday video showcase to share what our campers have learned at camp.

Camp Session Overview:

Each half-day (morning and afternoon), campers will participate in four, 50-minute activity tracks of: drama, dance, music and visual art. The morning activities will be unique from the afternoon. During these tracks, campers will perform drama skits, learn fun and energizing dance moves/routines, learn how to play a song on the keyboard and create a visual art project.

Camp Session Themes:

Session 1 | July 13-17: Disney Movies & Broadway Hits - the activities for this session will be fused with crowd pleasers.

Session 2 | July 20-24: Our Planet. Our Future. - the activities for this session will focus on reusing as we create and will incorporate messaging for a positive future (for both our environment and self).

We want Windsor to open up, slowly and safely.

Come on out and support local businesses. Please remember to do the appropriate social distancing and WEAR your mask. We will get through this. Windsor is resilient. 

If you have something, you’d like me to share in the August issue of Sonoma Gazette please email me  by the 16th of each month. I am happy to share it; we ARE all in this together. Stay well.




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