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    25 REASONS TO LOVE LIVING IN WINDSOR

    by LoriPori Updated Apr 6, 2012

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    Favorite thing: The Windsor Star - Monday February 28, 2011
    I really love this editorial by Craig Pearson "Pearson to Person". I will highlight the 25 REASONS TO LOVE LIVING IN WINDSOR. I put my words with his ideas.

    1) The Riverfront - lots of green space, walking and biking trails and the wonderful skyline of Detroit.
    2) Proximity to Detroit - "Motown" has so much to offer
    3) The Windsor Spitfires - back to back junior champs - exciting hockey
    4) The WFCU Center - state of the art facility
    5) Essex County - summer festivals - wineries
    6) Excellent Entertainment - Caesars' Windsor
    7) Sports - The Spitfires - access to Detroit's four major sports - Pistons - Red Wings - Lions - Tigers
    8) Great Restaurants - You name it - Windsor's got it - Chinese - Lebanese - Greek - Thai - Hungarian - Italian
    9) Diversified Economy - Green energy - transportation hub - the coming 1.5 billion Windsor-Essex Parkway
    10) Festivals galore -
    11) The AGW - Art Gallery of Windsor - WSO - Windsor Symphony Orchestra
    12) The Capitol Theatre - 91 year old playhouse
    13) The Odette Sculpture Garden - Art among the grass and trees along the riverfront
    14) Caesars Windsor - gambling and entertainment mecca
    15) Surrounded by Water - boating - swimming - Detroit River - Lake St. Clair - Lake Erie
    16) Climate - Mild winters - hot summers
    17) Parks - Dieppe - Reaume - Jackson - Mic Mac - Malden & Ojibway
    18) Erie Street - our own "little Italy"
    19) Charles Clarke Square - Beautiful spot to ice skate in the winter - Fireworks and party on New Year's Eve - fun for the whole family
    20) Pizza -
    21) Ingenuity - Windsor manufactures a lot - car industry
    22) Generosity - United Fund goal is always reached
    23) Safety - safe community
    24) Multiculturalism - fourth most ethnically diverse city in Canada
    25) Education - university and college

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    WINDSOR AREA WINERIES

    by LoriPori Updated Aug 12, 2009

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    Favorite thing: The Lake Erie North Shore DVA (Designated Viticulture Area) is a winemaker's paradise blessed with exceptional soil conditions and a regional climate which offers longer sun hours and greater heat units than any other area in Canada. In fact, geographically speaking, it is located as far south as northern California and the Tuscany region of Italy and further south than the Bordeaux and Burgundy wine regions of France.
    Our region produces luxury icewines, a range of whites like Vidal, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurztraminer and reds such as Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Baco Noir. In all, there are about 1,100 acres of vineyards in Essex County and Cedar Springs near Blenheim.
    Colio and Pelee Island remain two of the five largest Ontario wineries by volume. They're also two of the four largest producers of VQA wines that contain only Ontario grapes.
    There are many Wineries in the Windsor area.

    The following are the area wineries:

    Colio Estate Wines
    1 Colio Drive
    Harrow, Ontario
    1-800-265-1322
    www.coliowines.com

    D'Angelo Estate Winery
    5141 Concession 5 North
    Amherstburg, Ontario
    Phone (519) - 736-7959
    www.dangelowinery.com
    dandelowinery@xplornet.com

    Erie Shore Vineyard
    410 County Road 50
    Harrow, Ontario
    519-738-9858
    www.erieshore.ca

    Pelee Island Winery
    455 Seacliff Drive
    County Road 20
    Kingsville, Ontario
    1-800-59PELEE
    1-800-597-3533
    www.peleeisland.com

    Sanson Estate Winery
    9238 Walker Road
    McGregor, Ontario
    519-726-9609
    sansonestatewinery.com

    Viewpointe Estate Winery
    151 County Rd. 50 E.
    Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0
    (519)738-0690
    www.viewpointewinery.com

    Mastronardi Estate Winery
    1193 Conc. 3 East
    Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 2E5
    1/4 mile west of Colosanti's
    (519)7339463
    www.mastronardiwines.com

    Colchester Ridge Estate Winery - CREW
    108 County Rd. 50
    Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0
    (519)738-9800
    www.colchesterridge.com

    The newest producer in the Leamington area is
    Aleksander Estate Winery
    1542 County Road 34
    Ruthven, Ontario
    just north of the Highway 3 bypass
    519-326-2024
    www.aleksanderestate.com

    Muscedere Vineyards
    7457 County Rd. 18
    north of Harrow
    519-796-9007
    www.muscederevineyards.com

    Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery
    7258 County Rd. 50 W.
    near Holiday Beach Conservation Area
    519-738-9253
    www.sprucewoodshores.com

    Wagner Orchards & Estate Winery
    1222 Lakeshore Rd. 103
    RR 2 Maidstone
    just east of Manning Road
    519-723-4807
    www.wagnerorchards.com

    New:
    Black Bear Farms of Ontario Estate Winery Inc.
    1137 County Rd. 20 W. Kingsville
    519-733-6289
    blackbearfarms@xplornet.com

    Smith & Wilson Estate Wines
    RR 1 Blenheim
    on Highway 3 just west of Cedar Springs
    519-676-5867
    smithandwilsonestatewines.ca

    Coming Soon:
    Paglione Estate Winery
    County Road 50
    near the John R. Park Homestead

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    WINDSOR ARMOURIES

    by LoriPori Written Jul 10, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Located at 37 University Avenue East, the WINDSOR ARMOURIES was built in 1900 and designed by David Ewart.
    The Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Armouries Concert Hall Committee, have undertaken to study the feasibility of transforming the Windsor Armouries into a concert hall and regional performance venue.
    What a great way to preserve a building that is historically and culturally significant.

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    Detroit

    by kris-t Updated Feb 16, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Detroit is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Detroit is a major port city on the Detroit River, in the Midwest region of the United States.

    Fondest memory: Located north of Windsor, Ontario Detroit is a geographical oddity as the only U.S. city that looks south to Canada.

    Windsor is linked to the United States by the Ambassador Bridge, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, a Canadian Pacific Railway tunnel, and the Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry

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    Beautify City!

    by beautybee Written Jun 10, 2007

    Favorite thing: Windsor Ontario is a beautiful place to visit. Especially in the thick of Summer when the trees are in bloom and the city throws countless street festivals and the like. It is clean, quiet and easy to find your way around. The streets are pretty simple to negotiate and the residents are always helpful when in need. It is a city that makes most of its income on tourist dollars from U.S. citizens, so they work extra hard to please.

    Fondest memory: I always feels safe when I visit Windsor. Night or day you have the feeling you could walk down the street with money hanging out of your pockets and no one would bother you.

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    DETROIT RIVER

    by LoriPori Updated May 5, 2007

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    Fair Jeanne visiting Windsor
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    Favorite thing: The Detroit River divides the two great nations of Canada and the United States, Detroit to the North and Windsor to the South. In this picture, the Fair Jeanne just happened to be visiting our fair city. The Fair Jeanne is a 110-foot replica brigantine, based in Ottawa. It offers tall-ship sailing programs and sdventure trips for young people, school groups and seniors.

    The DETROIT RIVER is about 32 miles (51 km) long and 0.5 (at its narrowest) to 2.5 (at its widest) wide in the Great Lakes system - connecting Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie.
    A waterway between two sovereign countries, more than 8000 commercial ships & freighters, along with numerous pleasure craft, ply the waters of the Detroit River annually.

    You may find it interesting to check out the "Detroit River Watch" webcamera at this website.
    DetroitHistorical.org

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    BERT WEEKS MEMORIAL GARDENS - NOON MARK

    by LoriPori Written Apr 28, 2007

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    Favorite thing: The NOON MARK is made up of two upright wings with a narrow space in between them. When the sun is at its highest point in the sky, it shines directly into this narrow space.
    A shadow is cast by the protruding needle - the shadow and the protruding needle are facing true north. Detroit and its impressive skyline can be seen across the river and is due north of Windsor.

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    BERT WEEKS MEMORIAL GARDENS

    by LoriPori Updated Apr 28, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Windsor Mayor from 1975 to 1982, Bert Weeks was an avid gardener and remembered for advocating the beautification of Windsor's waterfront along the Detroit River.
    The BERT WEEKS MEMORIAL GARDENS and plaza are dedicated to the former Windsor Mayor who got the ball rolling for the entire riverfront park system in the mid 1970s. They contain a terraced garden, plaza, and a small bridge around a bay, also linking the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel pumping house. . It has many trees and lamps along the trails to add to the already wonderful scenery. Featured among the Gardens is the Noon Mark, which I will explain about in another tip.

    Fondest memory: A plaque in front of the Gardens reads:
    "Featuring spacious plazas, formal and naturalized gardens, Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens links the walking and cycling paths along the Detroit River.
    Designed by local architect Michele R. Di Maio, the waterfall and reflecting pool serve as a focal point for his innovative park design."

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    "GRACANICA" SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

    by LoriPori Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Located at 1960 Meldrum Road, in Windsor's East End, the GRACANICA SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH or Dormition of the Theotokus Church, has been a formidable presence as long as I can remember. Located in my childhood neighbourhood, I remember going to their church bazaars just to taste the homemade baclava made by the church ladies and always a treat to eat with the sweet taste of honey and nuts in a delicate pastry. They also had wonderful sales in the basement of the church, where I once found some lovely hand-made crocheted doilies and beautiful table cloths bordered with hand-made crochet work.

    The Serbian Orthodox Church is an ecclesiastically independent, member of the Orthodox communion, located primarily in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. Since many Serbs have emigrated to foreign countries, now there are now many Serbian Orthodox communities on all continents.

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    CCGS GRIFFON

    by LoriPori Updated Mar 14, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Hans and I went downtown Windsor last weekend as it was such a lovely sunny day. Lots of folks were out and about as they were probably having cabin fever like us and just wanted to get outdoors. We walked along the Detroit River and noticed that the CCGS GRIFFON was moored at Dieppe Gardens.
    At 71.32 metres and painted a bright red, this impressive coast guard cutter was in the area performing icebreaking services to the vessels travelling the Detroit River.
    This large multi-taskable vessel also offers other maritime services such as search and rescue.

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    LaSalle, Ontario

    by kris-t Written May 1, 2006

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    Favorite thing: LaSalle, a town in southwestern Ontario, is situated in Essex County. It is on the border of the Detroit River and is south of the City of Windsor. The population of Lasalle was 27 781 in a recent census. LaSalle, along with Windsor, is the oldest French settlement area in southwestern Ontario, and oldest continually inhabited European settlement in Canada west of the Quebec border. Now considered to be a bedroom community of Windsor, Lasalle is often cited as an example of Urban Sprawl; tracts of Canada's most valuable agricultural land has been covered by unsustainable development.

    Fondest memory: One of LaSalle's biggest events is the annual Strawberry Festival, which takes place on the first weekend in June.

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    UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

    by LoriPori Written May 29, 2005

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    Favorite thing: From the early 19th century until the American Civil War, settlements along the Detroit and Niagara Rivers were important terminals of the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.
    White and black abolishinists formed a network geared to helping free and enslaved African Americans, find freedom from oppression.
    This monument was dedicated to the Underground Railroad.
    It is located one block west of Casino Windsor. Look left and you will see it.

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    LANCASTER BOMBER

    by LoriPori Updated May 28, 2005

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    Lancaster Bomber

    Favorite thing: Located in Windsor's Jackson Park and on display since 1961, the LANCASTER BOMBER is in honour of the 556 airforce servicemen and women from Windsor who perished in World War II.
    Known as the "Queen of The Heavy Bombers" , it was built in Malton, Ontario in July 1945 and powered by four Rolls Royce Merlin Engines. The Avro Lancaster FM212 is one of 17 that survived from the 7,737 built.
    Its crew usually consisted of the Pilot -- Flight Engineer -- Nose Gunner -- Navigator -- Wireless Operator -- Tail Gunner -- Mid-upper Gunner.

    Fondest memory: Update on the Lancaster
    Thursday, May 27, 2005
    Today, the "Lancaster" came down from its perch. Just before 10:15 a.m. two giant cranes slowly lifted the 60-year old plane off its 4.85 meter pillar and gently touched down the 15,000 kilogram plane.
    Previous inspections showed exposure to the elements had deteriorated the vintage aircraft so it was decided it needed to be in a climate-controlled indoor location.
    The plan is to evntually have the plane on display in a museum.

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    TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER

    by LoriPori Updated May 20, 2005

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    Tourist Information

    Favorite thing: Located on Goyeau Street, four blocks south of Riverside Drive, the friendly folks at the TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER will answer any questions you need to know about Windsor and contains brochures on what to see or do in Windsor and Essex County.

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    DISTRICT COURT AND GAOL (JAIL)

    by LoriPori Written May 1, 2005

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    Mackenzie Hall

    Favorite thing: When the British withdrew from Detroit in 1796, they transferred the courts of the Western District to Sandwich (Windsor). A brick court house and Gaol, completed by 1820, served until 1856 when the present building was constructed. Designed in the Renaissance Revival style by Albert H. Jordan of Detroit, it was built by stonemason Alexander Mackenzie, who later became Canada's second Prime Minister.
    It housed the Essex County Courts until 1963. Renamed Mackenzie Hall, the restored building opened in 1985 as a community and arts centre.

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