Cavendish Update 7/6/18 News/Fire District 2/Concerts

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Due to vacation schedule, there will be no Cavendish Update on 7/13/18.

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 7/6/18 Cavendish Update

 1. Cavendish Related News

2. Cavendish 2018 Concert Kicks off With Davis Brothers

3. Cavendish Fire District 2 Meeting Minutes July 2, 2018

4. Events

1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

Water Testing on the Black River Results: On July 2, both of the recreational sites on the Black River in Cavendish tested above the EPA’s acceptable levels of  235 CFU (number of colony forming units of coliform bacteria in 100 mL of water) and are therefore not recommended for use at this time. The Cavendish Gorge tested 345 CFU, while Greven Field had 276 CFU. In addition, Buttermilk Falls in Ludlow had 2,420 CFU and Little Ascutney Road in Weathersfield had 1,550 CFU. The only area with acceptable levels was Upper Falls Road in Weathersfield. It is recommended to stay out of the rivers and lakes within 24 hours of a heavy rain, or anytime the water looks cloudy, as Ecoli levels can be a lot higher at these times. Thank you Black River Action Team (BRAT) for providing us with this invaluable service. To check other sites that are tested on the Connecticut River watershed, go to www.connecticutriver.us

Cavendish Raise Our Flags: Thanks to the Cavendish Streetscape Committee, on July 3, a scorching hot evening, flags were raised along Main St. in Proctorsville. The Proctorsville Fire Department, assisted by members of the Streetscape Committee-Julia Gignoux, Martha Mott, and Rolf van Schaik, as well as Cavendish Asst. Town Manager, Bruce McEnaney went from pole to pole mounting brackets and hanging flags. While the goal was to raise flags by the 4th of July in both villages, insufficient funds were raised by the ordering date to make that possible. In addition, different utility companies own the poles in the villages, and it has taken longer to get the permitting from Green Mountain Power, who owns the Cavendish Village poles. To help raise Cavendish Village flags, and to add to the ones in Proctorsville, donate via the Raise Our Flags Go Fund Me page https://www.gofundme.com/cavendish-raise-our-flags?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign_link_t&utm_campaign=welcomeor or send a check payable to Cavendish Streetscape Ltd to: Cavendish Streetscape Ltd PO Box 465 Cavendish VT 05142

Congratulations to Valley Youth Team: With players from Cavendish, Chester, Springfield and Ludlow, the Valley Youth Baseball  team took runner up in the statewide Cal Ripken 10 State finals on Sunday, July 3, which took place at Greven Field. Congratulations to players and coaches

 Cavendish Historical Society News Briefs: The July edition of the Cavendish Historical Society’s “Briefs,” is now available at the CHS website.

Thank You from the Lieners: To all those who called, offered help and assistance after Carl’s motorcycle accident, Cheryl and Carl wish to extend their thanks. Please note that some messages of help and support were missed due to a problem with the phone’s messaging service.

 Travel Delays in Ludlow July 9 (Monday)-10 (Tuesday): The Ludlow Village Paving Project will run from the fire station along Main Street and down and Route 103 South to the town line. The travel lanes will be paved. There will be one-lane traffic patterns, so expect delays. Consider detouring on either Pleasant or High streets.

 

2. CAVENDISH 2018 CONCERTS BEGIN WITH DAVIS BROTHERS BAND: The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association and the Town of Cavendish invite everyone to spend an evening having fun on the Proctorsville Green on Wednesday, July 11th, starting at 6:00 p.m. when the annual summer music series kicks off with the Davis Brothers Garage Band.

The Band has been a staple of the Vermont ski scene, and before that in Colorado, since the 1970’s. Brothers Rick and Jeff Davis of Brownsville formed the band with cousin Lane Gibson. The latest addition to the band is no stranger to Proctorsville – Mark Huntley will be on drums. The band is famous for covers of Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, among others.

Unique to this week’s concert is an opportunity to meet the new CTES principal, Debra Beaupre, who will be at the concert handing out popsicles. This is a good time to welcome her to the Cavendish Community.

This will be the first of several concerts that are held on consecutive Wednesday nights in July and August. For a listing of all 2018 concerts please go to the Upcoming Events page at www.CavendishCCCA.org. This concert is sponsored by DG Bodyworks of Proctorsville.

The town of Cavendish encourages all area residents and visitors to join their friends and neighbors in front of the gazebo on the green. Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair, have a picnic, or just lie back and relax on the grass. It’s a fun way to enjoy the summer weather and either reconnect with old friends or make new ones. 

As always, the concerts are free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, please check the Cavendish Facebook page. For more information please call Robin at 226-7736.

 

3. CAVENDISH FIRE DISTRICT 2 (CAVENDISH VILLAGE) MINUTES 7/2/18

Attendees: Bob Evens, Stu Lindberg, Scott Ranney Public: None

Meeting called to order  at 18:28  Motion by Bob Evens, second by Scott Ranney

Motion to accept secretary's report by Bob Evens, second by Scott Ranney

Motion to accept treasurer's reports by Bob Evens, second by Scott Ranney:

Discussion: Truck winch ordered by Bob Evens and delivered.  Price of $1606.9:

Old Business:  The signed contract was returned from Dingee Machine for the  re purpose of our 1993 rescue box onto a  new F-550 cab and chassis.

New business: Bob sent a copy of our annual budget 2017/2018 budget to the Vermont League of Cities and Towns as requested by VLCT.  Budget vs. Actual expenses.

The District, Bob Evens specifically, needs a written inventory from the Chief, Shane Turco, of the fire hose and radios lost in the Plymouth Forest Fire.  This inventory needs to  include  replacement cost of the lost items

The District received a letter from Efficiency Vermont regarding a "free" energy audit for our building. Stu Lindberg is responding to this in order to see how the department may be able to substantially  lower our heating costs.  The extreme cold winter last year made for additional, unanticipated expense in our budget.

Motion to adjourn meeting by Bob Evens, Second by Scott Ranney. Meeting Adjourned 19:38

 

4. EVENTS

JULY 9 (MONDAY): Cavendish Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm Cavendish Town Office.

JULY 12 (THURSDAY): Twin Rivers Supervisory Union Board Special Meeting. This is the first meeting of the new supervisory union board and includes representatives from the Green Mountain Unified School District (GMUSD) and the Ludlow Mt. Holly Unified School District (LMHUSD). The meeting takes place at 6 pm at the Roost Building, 609 Route 103, Ludlow. The agenda is available on-line.

JULY 17 (TUESDAY): Family vacation Bible Spalsh-water activities and cookout at the Cavendish Baptist Church, 5-7 pm. RSVP if planning to attend 802-226-7131

JULY 18 (WEDNESDAY): Gully Boys will be appearing on the Proctorsville Green as part of the summer concert series, which begins at 6 pm. This concert is free and open to the public.

For information on upcoming events, go to the Cavendish Connects Calendar. For area events, check the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce calendar.  

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Cavendish Update 6/29/18: Tag & Plant Sales/News/Events

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The National Weather forecast has issued a hot weather advisory for our area.  Consequently, the Cavendish Historical Society ‘s Annual Plant Sale will be adjusting its hours to better protect plants and customers. Early bird shopping will take place on Friday (June 29) from 5:30-7:00 and the sale will begin on Saturday (June 30) at 8 am and go until noon.

 

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 6/29/18 Cavendish Update

 1. Cavendish Related News

2. Town Wide Tag Sale

3. July 4th Activities

4. Family Vacation Bible Splash

5. Events

 

1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

Water Testing on the Black River Results: Please be advised that while water tests conducted on the Black River this past Wednesday, June 27th, were below the EPA’s acceptable levels of  235 CFU, the one exception was Little Ascutney, which continues to run higher than acceptable levels. That noted, we’ve had very heavy rains in the last 24 hours. It is therefore recommended to stay out of the rivers and lakes within 24 hours of a heavy rain, or anytime the water looks cloudy, as Ecoli levels can be a lot higher at these times. Thank you Black River Action Team (BRAT) for providing us with this invaluable service. To check other sites that are tested on the Connecticut River watershed, go to www.connecticutriver.us

Meet CTES’s New Principal: Cavendish Town Elementary School’s new principal, Debra Beaupre, starts work full time on Monday July 2. Throughout the summer months, she welcomes community members to stop by her office from noon – 3 pm, Monday-Thursday. For those who aren’t available during the day, she will be attending the first Wednesday concert-July 11, 6 pm on the Proctorsville Green and will be handing out Popsicles. In the event of rain, Beaupre will be attending the following week. FMI: 802-226-7758

July Classes at Fletcher Farm School: Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts celebrates its 71st anniversary this summer. Since its inception, the Fletcher Farm School has offered thousands of classes in traditional and emerging arts and crafts, many led by world-class artists. Class and material fees vary, but advance registration is required for all classes. Most classes fill quickly, so please register early to ensure your place. Further information and online registration is available on the school’s web site at www.fletcherfarm.org. Note that Cavendish residents can receive 50% off a class. You will need proof of residency from the Town Office.

 

2. TOWN WIDE TAG SALE: It’s four weeks until the Annual Town Wide Tag Sale, which takes place on July 28 (Saturday) from 9-2. Sponsored by Cavendish Connects, if you wish to register for space at either of the  Village Greens, or have your site listed, send an e-mail to cavendishconnects@gmail.com or call 802-226-7807. Please note that the more information on sale items you provide, the more shoppers you will attract.

Three weeks from now we will start making albums and posting to the Cavendish Faecbook page of what various vendors have for sale. This is a very successful way to let people know what’s available. We will only post one album per vendor. Pictures should be e-mailed to cavendishconnects@gmail.com

 For more information and to see who has already registered, go to 8th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale page of The Dish.

 

3. JULY 4TH ACTIVITIES: Below are 4th of July activities in close proximity to Cavendish. Note that the Cavendish Town Office will be closed

Parades: All parades are on July 4th

• Saxton’s River: Starts 9:30

• Mt Holly: Starts 11 am in Belmont Village

• Brownsville: Starts 1 pm at the Brownsville Hartland Rd

 

Fire Works

July 3: Fire works conclude the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s concert at Grafton. Concert begins at 7:30.  Tickets required. FMI: 802-843-2400

- Fireworks at Ascutney Mountain

July 4: Ludlow’s fireworks will start at 9:30 at the West Hill Recreation area. Saxton River’s also begin at 9:30

- Claremont Monadnock Park 9:30 pm $1 donation requested http://www.claremontnh.com/event-detail/2018/7/4/claremont-to-host-july-celebration/

July 7:  3rd Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration Crown Point Country Club 6-10pm at Crown Point Country Club (2 Weathersfield Ctr Rd Springfield). Free. Rain date is July 8

 Other

July 3: New England Brass Band performs for free at the Albert Bridge School from 5-6 in Brownsville.

- 21st Annual Vermont Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks Under the Stars. Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center. Tickets at gate-$28 adults, $10 kids (6-14), kids 5 and under are free. Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking.

 For more information on July 4th Activities, check the VT Journal and the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Events calendar

 

4. FAMILY VACATION BIBLE SPLASH!: One night of fun for the whole family with awesome water activities and a cookout. Cavendish Baptist Church, 2258 Main Street/Route 131 on July 17 from 5-7:30. Please RSVP if you plan to attend by calling 802-226-7131 or e-mailing charlottesnyder@tds.net

 

4. EVENTS

JUNE 29 (FRIDAY): Early bird shopping at the Cavendish Historical Society’s Plant Sale 5:30-7:00 pm in front of the Museum, 1958 Main St.

JUNE 30 (SATURDAY): Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) Annual Plant Sale 8-noon in front of the Museum. Note the Museum will be open during the sale.

JULY 4 (WEDNESDAY): HAPPY 4TH OF JULY. Legal holiday. Town office is closed

For information on upcoming events, go to the Cavendish Connects Calendar. For area events, check the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce calendar.  

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Cavendish Update 6/22/18 News/Health Notices/Flags

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This evening is the retirement party for CTES principal George Thomson, 6-8 pm on the Proctorsville Green. Please bring a dish to share. Live music.

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6/22/18 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. CHS Annual Plant Sale: Order your tomato plants now

3. Cavendish Streetscape: Help “Raise Our Flags

4. Notices From the Cavendish Health Officer

5. Events

1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

Black River Water Testing for 6/20/18: The sites on the Black River in Cavendish and surrounding areas tested clean for swimming and boating on June 20, 2018 (Wednesday), with the exception of Little Ascutney. With a count of over 300 CFU, this area exceeds the EPA’s upper limit for Ecoli and is not considered safe for public use. Please note that it is recommended to stay out of the rivers and lakes within 24 hours of a heavy rain, or anytime the water looks cloudy, as Ecoli levels can be a lot higher at these times. The EPA’s upper limit for swimming is 235 CFU. Thank you Black River Action Team (BRAT) for providing us with this invaluable service. To check other sites that are tested on the Connecticut River watershed, go to www.connecticutriver.us Additional testing information will be posted to the Cavendish VT Facebook page as soon as it is received.

 Cavendish Celebrates Rich Svec: On June 16, the community gathered along with family, friends, and curlers to honor the incredible contribution former town manager Rich Svec made to Cavendish, his family and to his fellow curlers. As part of the curling tradition, Rich loved the piper who lead them on to the ice so it was fitting that it was a piper, followed by the curlers with brooms in hand, that walked around the green beginning both the dedication of the Proctorsville Green and to celebrate Rich's life. There were many heartfelt speeches but the one that seemed to touch people the most was Peggy's closing. She recognized that Rich had "another woman" that took him away from his family and occupied his time. The "other woman" was Cavendish and Peggy said she couldn't think of a better town to share her husband with. Thank you Rich and thank you Peggy for being an understanding woman. Cavendish VT Facebook

 CTES’s New Principal is Thrilled to Be at the Helm: Newly selected Cavendish Town Elementary School Principal Debra Beaupre hopes to inspire a family feel at CTES as she starts settling into her new job. “I am thrilled to be selected as the new principal at Cavendish Town Elementary School! It is exactly the kind of neighborhood school every parent wants for their children.” Beaupre is also looking forward to getting to know everyone as she settles in. In fact, Beaupre invites CTES families and community members to stop by and get to know her this summer. She will be in the CTES principal office full time starting July 2. “I am going to be here all summer Monday through Thursday and people are welcome to stop in between noon – 3 p.m. in the afternoons. I need to work diligently in the mornings,” she said. Beaupre is also looking forward to participating in other local events happening around town to immerse herself in the community. “I am going to attend the Summer Music Series on July 11, and I will have popsicles! That starts at 6! If it rains, I’ll be there on the 18th!” VT Journal

GMUHS Holds 2018 Commencement: Cavendish residents Noelle Gignoux and Sadie Wood were respectively Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Green Mountain Union High School class of 2018. This was the last graduation for retiring principal Tom Ferenc. Best of luck to the class of 2018. Chester Telegraph

Making Sam’s Great Again: Sam’s is back, and better than ever! Mark Williams, owner of the Chop House, and the well-known burger joint Mr. Darcy’s, soon plans to reopen Sam’s Steakhouse to its original glory. “We’re going to make Sam’s great again!” Williams exclaimed. By his side will be partner and chef, Pat Norton, and Mary Neronsky will return as the floor manager. A few other crew members “that really helped to create Sam’s over the years,” will return as well, which will “bring the family back home again,” said Williams. Guests will be able to enjoy the same great atmosphere and a lot of the same delicious foods. That includes the same amazing and extensive salad bar, and the in-house dry-aged steaks. Sam’s Steakhouse will open in July, five days a week: Thursday, Sunday, and Monday, 5 – 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5 – 9:30 p.m., closed Tuesday and Wednesday. They can be contacted at 802-228-2087. VT Journal

 Historical VT Newspaper Now Online: Vermont's oldest newspapers are entering the digital age. The Vermont State Archives and the Department of Libraries have undertaken a project to preserve papers dating to the late 18th century, providing future generations of Vermonters with historical context on how Vermont has evolved. To access them, go to http://libraries.vermont.gov/online_library/digital_newspapers

 

2. CHS PLANT SALE-ORDER YOU TOMATOES NOW!: Once again the Cavendish Historical Society’s (CHS) Annual Plant sale gets underway on June 30 (Saturday) from 9-2 in front of the Museum. There will be the usual perennials of hosta, and other plants, as well our most recent tradition-patio style tomatoes. All you need to do is take them home and enjoy. No transplanting required. We have a wide variety this year -Sweet 100s, Early Girls, Brandywine, Jetsetter, Better Boy, and Roma. You can pre buy tomatoes ($10 a plant) by sending a check to Cavendish Historical Society and mailing to CHS, PO Box 3, Cavendish, VT 05142 There is also going to be lots of basil for sale so all you’ll need to add is some mozzarella to enjoy Caprese salad right into fall. FMI: 802-226-7807 or margocaulfield@icloud.com

3. CAVENDISH STREETSCAPE: HELP “RAISE OUR FLAG”: Thanks to a group of Cavendish residents, a Cavendish Streetscape committee has been formed with their first project being "Raise Our Flags." The goal is to place flags on utility poles in Proctorsville and Cavendish villages. This not only helps to emphasis the village areas but also has the added bonus of being a natural speed reducing measure.

A grant from the Cavendish Community Fund is helping to start things off and many in Cavendish are assisting with the effort including the Proctorsville Volunteer Fire Department, who will hang the flags and the Cavendish Historical Society, who will house the flags between seasons. We thank everyone involved with this project.

Your donation, of any amount, can make this project a reality sooner than later. Donations can be made to Go Fund Me by sending a check to Cavendish Streetscape Ltd
PO Box 465
Cavendish VT 05142

You can dedicate a flag for a minimum donation of $35. Check out The Dish for more about this project and to see who is being remembered with this unique project.

4. NOTICES FROM THE CAVENDISH HEALTH OFFICER: The Cavendish Health officer, Doris Eddy RN, has requested that the community take notice of the following:

Discarding Syringes & Other Sharps: A needle was recently found near the school. If you find a sharp (needle): Wear heavy-duty gloves; use a tool like tongs or pliers to pick up the sharp. Do not handle sharps with bare handles, disconnect it in anyway or throw it in the trash or the toilet. To get rid of sharps: Use a heavy duty laundry detergent or bleach container with a screw top. Don not use soda or water bottles. Carefully put used sharps in the container with the needle end down. Label the container with the warning: DO NOT RECYCLE. Do not fill the container full. Seal & Dispose-When the container is ready for disposal, screw the cap on tightly and cover the top with strong tape, like duct tape. Dispose of the container with household trash. Do not put the container in recycling. If you should get stuck, stop what you are doing. Let the wound bleed. Wash with soap and running water. Apply antiseptic and/or bandage. Note the time of the injury, the needle’s location and what it looked like. Was it dirty? You may need a blood test or vaccine. Go to an emergency room or urgent care center right away.

Rabies Alert: Don’t feed or touch wild animals, or animals you don’t know-even baby animals. Get rabies short for all your pets, events cats. Call your doctor right away if you are bitten, or get animal saliva in a cut, eyes, nose or mouth. Vermont Rabies Hotline 1-800-4-Rabies (1-800-472-2437)

Wild (Poison) Parsnip: Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa L.) is very common in many parts of Vermont. It produces yellow flowers that look like Queen Anne’s Lace. Wild parsnips produce a sap, or plant juice, that can cause burns to the skin in the presence of sunlight. In some cases, the burns are like second-degree sunburns can cause painful rashes and raised blisters. If you get sap on your skin: Wash the skin thoroughly with soap and water as soon as possible. Protect the exposed skin from sunlight for at least 48 hours. If you experience a skin reaction, call your health care provider.

5. EVENTS

JUNE 22 (FRIDAY): George Thomson’s retirement party, 6-8 pm, Proctorsville Green. Potluck dinner-please bring a dish, other than dessert, to share. Two bands. Free and open to the public.

JUNE 24 (SUNDAY): Field Daze 2018, at the Big Barn Farm 2-5 in Proctorsville (corner of Chapman and Twenty Mile Stream. Time to start off summer with an afternoon of running and splashing over and through obstacles at The Big Barn Farm kids obstacle race (adults allowed, too!). FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/204926216790701/

JUNE 27 (WEDNESDAY): Grievance Day, Cavendish Town Office.  Call the Town Office at (802) 226-7291 or 226-7292 if you would like to schedule an appointment to grieve property assessments.

JUNE 30 (SATURDAY): Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) Annual Plant Sale 9-2 in front of the Museum. Note the Museum will be open during the sale.

For information on upcoming events, go to the Cavendish Connects Calendar. For area events, check the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce calendar.  

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Cavendish Streetscapes: Raise Our Flags!

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Various members and organizations of the Cavendish community have joined together to create Cavendish Streetscapes. Their first project, Raise Our Flags, will line Main St. in the villages of Cavendish and Proctorsville with flags on utility poles, similar to what exists in Ludlow and Reading. Not only does this help to showcase our villages, it also serves as a traffic calming measure.

Steering Committee: The steering committee for the project includes: Carolyn Solzhenitsyn, Rolf van Schaik, Julia Gignoux, and Martha Mott.  The Proctorsville Fire Department has agreed to mount brackets and place the flags in the holders, while the Cavendish Historical Society will house the flags during the winter. Coordination of the use of the utility poles is being overseen by assistant town manager Bruce McEnaney.

Costs: The largest expense associated with the project is the purchase of the approximately 90 flags that will be needed. Thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Cavendish Community Fund, the flag fund is off to a good start but an additional $2,000 is needed.

How You Can Help: If you would like to help with this project, you can donate to the Go Fund Me page or send a check payable to Cavendish Streetscape Ltd to:

Cavendish Streetscape Ltd

PO Box 465

Cavendish VT 05142

For a minimum donation of $35, you can dedicate a flag to a community member, family, friend, neighbor or someone who has made a difference to the town.

Honor Flags: To date funds for flags have been donated for

• Carmine Guica-Cavendish historian and WWII veteran

• Kevin Mott

• Donna Hiromura Saydek: Artist (Teruko Design) and friend to the community

• Yekaternia Svetlova- Aeronautical engineer, exiled from Russia, lived in Cavendish for almost 20 years