Cavendish Update 11/16/18 News/Events

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11/16/18 Cavendish Update

 1. Cavendish Related News

2. Updates from the Cavendish Historical Society

3. Food Shelf Taking Holiday Basket Applications

4. Events

1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

Remembering Joe Allen, Owner of the Cavendish General Store: Joe Allen gained international fame with his sign “No directions to the Solzhenitsyn’s home.” All the signs he put up on the store kept on being taken so he finally made a wooden one that he nailed to the building underneath, “No Restrooms No Bare feet.” He retired in 1996 and settled in Chester. He died on Sunday, Nov. 11 after a lengthy illness. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer Street, Springfield, VT In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chester-Andover Family Center, 908 VT Route 103, Chester, VT 05143.

Ludlow Rotary Grant Awarded: In October, the Ludlow Rotary Club (LRC) was awarded a successful Rotary District 7870 Grant in the amount of $2000. This grant was charting new territory as rather than one recipient, the funds were given to five area community organizations. The Town of Cavendish received one of the grants to landscape the plot of land next to the school. Those receiving grants will be required to match the Rotary funds.

103 Paving on Hold Until Spring: An abundance of wet weather this summer means the Route 103 paving project won’t be done until spring. Natalie Boyle, project outreach coordinator with EIV Technical Services, a firm that does public outreach for the Vermont Department of Transportation (VTrans), said last week that the paving project on Route 103 between Rockingham and Clarendon has entered a “winter shutdown” phase and will resume in the spring. The project was originally slated to be complete before winter. “It’s complete up through Chester,” she said, adding that the 42-mile project only needs another 14 miles of work, however air and road temperatures have finally dipped below the level required for paving. “If it’s raining, they can’t pave, if it’s wet they can’t pave,” she said. It rained many days this summer and fall, Boyle said. Furthermore, the days in between rains were cloudy and overcast so the roads wouldn’t dry out. To prepare the road for winter, Boyle said, some additional work will be done in the coming weeks. This will allow people to use the road normally, access driveways and let road crews plow it and drop sand and salt. Rutland Herald

 Car/Truck Collision on 131 Near Downers: A dump truck and car hit head-on in Weathersfield Monday morning. Police say the driver of a dump truck, which was hauling sand, crossed over the centerline on a turn while traveling west. The driver of the car, heading in the opposite direction, was unable to avoid the truck. The collision sent both vehicles off the road. Both needed to be towed from the scene. A hazmat cleanup was required. This road section in Amsden is particularly hazardous and caution should be used when driving there. WCAX

VT Fish and Wildlife Release New Survey App: While hunters are picking up their rifles, members of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department want them to pick up their phones too. A new app records things like how many hours someone hunted and how many deer or other wildlife they saw on each day of the November rifle season. Crews say this will help them evaluate how conditions vary in different parts of the state. It's free and can be used without cell service. For more information on the app, click here.

Springfield Hospital Board of Directors Hears Complaints from Community Members: About 25 people, including doctors, nurses, patients, technicians, and others, crowded into a small conference room here at Springfield Hospital Tuesday evening to tell the hospital’s board of directors about the upsetting changes they are experiencing. Those present told anecdotes of bills unpaid, nurses leaving, staffing issues and plans to quit their jobs because of a new emergency care vendor. The current provider of emergency department services, Emergency Services of New England, based in Chester, is being replaced with Bluewater Emergency Partners, based in Brunswick, Maine, according to Corky Bond, his wife. The change is scheduled to happen next April, and will involve a reduction of service hours, she said. “Something is seriously wrong,” said Ted, a retired physician who claimed that 55 people signed a letter of no confidence in the hospital administration. “There are serious financial problems.” “We are hemorrhaging nurses,” said Linda, a nurse. Nurses are leaving for better work situations and more money, she explained. Also, new nurses are assigned up to six patients at once and “it is too much for them to handle.” Many speakers were unsure who to blame for their grievances. Some blamed the board, others the hospital administration. Nearly all, however, expressed their support for Springfield Hospital and called for greater transparency, urging the board to dig into the complaints and discover what the underlying problems actually were. Eagle Times

 Residential Electric Customers to See Drop in Energy Efficiency Charges: Most residential electric customers around Vermont will see a 3 percent decrease next year in a fee that’s used to fund energy efficiency services statewide. The money goes to Efficiency Vermont, which uses it in energy savings programs. The charge is based on how much electricity a customer uses. The decision made by the Public Utility Commission on Nov. 6 applies to all utility customers except for those of Vermont Gas and the Burlington Electric Department, whose efficiency charges are calculated differently. The PUC's decision also kept rates flat for business and commercial customers despite the state’s calculation that those rates should rise substantially instead. VPR

 

2. UPDATES FROM THE CAVENDISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The fall newsletter of the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) is now available on-line. In keeping with the 100th anniversary of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s birth, this edition contains excepts from his newly released book Between Two Millstone: Sketches of Exile 1974-1978 Book 1. Published on October 30 in English, it covers the first two years of Solzhenitsyn’s life in Cavendish and provides answers to questions about why he came here and how he spent his time. Copies of the book are available from Amazon.

On December 2 (Sunday) at 4 pm, CHS will be hosting a celebration of Solzhenitsyn’s 100th birthday (Dec. 11, 1918), which will include the showing the video of Solzhenitsyn’s farewell address to Cavendish in 1994. Following the screening there will be a discussion and a potluck supper. CHS will be providing the ice cream and cake. This event will take place at the Cavendish Baptist Church, 2258 Main St. The snow date is December 9 (Sunday), same time and place.

November is National Native American Heritage Month. CHS has a Vermont Native American Timeline posted to their blog that is continually being updated. This site also includes a talk by the VT State archeologist Jess Robinsons about Vermont pre European contact.

 

3. FOOD SHELF TAKING HOLIDAY BASKET APPLICATIONS : The holiday season is beginning and most people are looking forward to family and celebrations. But not all of our neighbors are so lucky and many will struggle to just keep food on the table and heat in the house this winter.

Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow helps those who need a helping hand each year with food and children’s toys through the holiday basket program. Each year the folks at BRGNS reach out to over a hundred local families, delivering all the ingredients for a full holiday meal.

In order to receive a holiday basket an individual or family must first fill out an application. If you or someone you know needs assistance this season, please call Krey or Audrey at 802-228-3663. Applications are available at the food shelf and thrift store, 37B Main Street in Ludlow, and on line.

 BRGNS serves people in Ludlow, Cavendish, Proctorsville, Plymouth, Mount Holly, and Belmont. The food shelf is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

4. EVENTS

NOVEMBER 16-18 (FRIDAY-SATURDAY): Okemo Mountain School’s Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap. Sale hours are 4-7 on Friday; 9-5 on Saturday and 9-1 on Sunday.

NOVEMBER 16 (FRIDAY): REGARDLESS OF WEATHER- Turkey Bingo, beginning 6 pm at CTES. Prizes include turkeys and cash. Money raised will benefit the PTO, which pays for field trips, Camp Keewaydin and many other fun events. Cost is $1 per card, 10 rounds plus Goodman’s American Pie Pizza, yummy snacks and more.

NOVEMBER 17 (SATURDAY): The Holy Name of Mary Altar Society will hold a Winter Berries and Food Sale from 10 AM to 2PM at the church hall, 308 Main Street in Proctorsville, VT.  The sale will include the berries, a cookie walk, pies, other baked goods, fudge, jams, hand knitted & crocheted items, and a white elephant table.  For more information, call Carol at 226-7842.

NOVEMBER 19 (MONDAY): Cavendish Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Town Office.

NOVEMBER 21-23 (WED-FRIDAY): School closed for Thanksgiving break

NOVEMBER 22 (THURSDAY): HAPPY THANKSGIVING Free Thanksgiving Dinner, noon-2pm at the Cavendish Elementary School. Everyone is invited to a delicious home-cooked turkey dinner. Prepared and hosted by St. James United Methodist Church. This is an outreach program of Black River Good Neighbor Services. FMI: (802) 228-3663 or kreykellbrgns@gmail.com 

NOVEMBER 23 (FRIDAY): Black Friday-Shop local this holiday season. Town Office closed.

 DECEMBER 1-2 (SATURDAY-SUNDAY): Indulgence Tour

DECEMBER 2 (SUNDAY): Cavendish Celebrates Solzhenitsyn’s 100th birthday, 4 pm at the Cavendish Baptist Church. Will be showing Solzhenitsyn’s Farewell Address to Cavendish, which will be followed by discussion and a potluck supper. FMI: 802-226-7807 or margocaulfield@icloud.com

DECEMBER 11 (TUESDAY): Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s 100th Birthday.

DECEMBER 14 (Friday): Quilt Raffle Drawing at the Cavendish Library. Raffle tickets are for the quilt made by Gloria Leven are $1 each or a book of 6 for $5. The quilt, which measures 74” by 56” is hand tied and made of batik cloth.  It can be seen online at www.cavendishlibrary.org or at the library.  FMI: 226-7503. 

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 11/9/18 Elections/Armistice/Events

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Special thanks to Southern Windsor/Windham County Solid Waste Management District for their donation, which made the election edition of the Cavendish Update possible.

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11/9/18 Cavendish Update

1. Election Results

2. Cavendish Related News

3. Armistice 100th Anniversary

4. Event

1. CAVENDISH ELECTION RESULTS: Of 1,129 registered Cavendish voters, 584 (52%) cast ballots in the mid term election. This is significantly higher than normal for a mid term election but slightly lower than the state’s 55-58% voter turnout. One hundred and three absentee ballots were sent out, with 86 (85%) being returned. This represented a five-fold increase over previous years. In addition, the change in voter registration laws resulted in nine voters registering and voting on Election Day.

Cavendish followed statewide trends selecting state winners in all races with the exception of state senate. While Cavendish voted for Alice Nitka and Alison Clarkson, they picked Randy Gray over Dick McCormick, who ultimately won the third seat.

In spite of an aggressive campaign to write in Michael Kell for State Representative, he ultimately lost to incumbent Annemarie Christensten. The combined total of Weathersfield and Cavendish was 1,203 votes for Christensten and 265 write-ins, the majority of which were for Kell.

The one write-in candidate that was successful was Stu Lindberg for Justice of the Peace. For full Cavendish election coverage go to The Dish.

 

2. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

CAES School Restoration Hits an Unexpected Snag: According to Naomi Johnson, president of the Dufresne engineering group and the project’s chief engineer, one of three electrical conductors proved to be defective.  “The electrical service has issues with the insulation in the wiring,” Johnson told the Green Mountain Unified School District board at a special meeting Monday night, which was held at the Two Rivers Supervisory Union main office in Ludlow. The discovery has forced unexpected changes in plans. In order to keep costs down, plans had been to use two conduits, one for communications and one for electrical service. The board decided to spend about $20,000 for M&M Excavating of Chester to put in four conduits (two electrical, two communications), even though insurance may not pay for all of it. “We may have to use transition funds,” said Meg Powden, the Two Rivers superintendent. It does not appear that students will be returning to school before Thanksgiving as had been hoped. Eagle Times

Ludlow Rotary Awards George Thomson 2018 Community Service Award: The Ludlow Rotary Club (LRC) took great pride last month when a special award was presented to Ludlow resident and long time Cavendish Town Elementary School principal George Thomson. Every year the Ludlow Rotary Club presents this award to a local person or organization that has done great things for our communities. Having been in education for over 40 years George was principal of the Cavendish Town Elementary School for 29 years when he retired this past June. Always active in his community and beyond- George has been on many local non-profits boards as well holding an office including: Mountainside House, LPC-TV now Okemo Valley TV, Fletcher Farm Foundation, the Chester Music Series, The United Church of Ludlow, FOLA and was an active member of the Rutland Cornerstone Barbershop singers.  He and his wife Linda have helped raise money for the Malayaka House Orphanage in Africa and spent a bit of time volunteering there last summer. George is a humble, caring person, always willing to help anyone in need, never seeks recognition and was truly dedicated to the kids and staff at the Proctorsville School for so many years. Many of his former colleagues attended the mixer to share in the surprise award.

Misty Valley Books Shut After Staff Apparently Quits: While the Chester bookstore will be open at least through the weekend, whether it will reopen permanently is not known as the current owners hope to sell the business to a local buyer. More than six weeks ago, Misty Valley bookseller and Andover resident Amanda Bourque began negotiations to purchase the bookstore while leasing the building from Phoenix Books, which itself purchased the store and buildings 2 1/2 years ago. However, negotiations came to a halt late last week and, on Monday, Bourque, who had worked at Misty Valley for 15 years, left her employment with Phoenix Books.  By Wednesday, apparently so had the three other Misty Valley employees, leaving the business dark. Chester Telegraph

Are you ready for winter?: Snow and sleet are in the forecast for Saturday with snow likely this coming Tuesday. This is a good time to make sure you are prepared for winter. Check out Vermont’s Winter Preparedness and the Cavendish Connects Emergency Preparedness websites.

 

3. ARMISTICE DAY 100TH ANNIVERSARY Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11th to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Cavendish had 57 men and one woman serve in WWI. A few families had two members of their family serving but the Pollards had four sons and one daughter, Mary, who was a dietician in an Army Hospital on Ellis Island. Of those serving, four died: George Dixon, Winthrop Hoyle, Truman McNulty and Francis Wallace. Hoyle was only 16 and died of nephritis in Rhode Island.

 

4. EVENTS

NOVEMBER 9 (FRIDAY): Turkey Bingo, beginning 6 pm at CTES. Prizes include turkeys and cash. Money raised will benefit the PTO, which pays for field trips, Camp Keewaydin and many other fun events. Cost is $1 per card, 10 rounds plus Goodman’s American Pie Pizza, yummy snacks and more. Please check the Cavendish VT Facebook if this event needs to be cancelled because of weather.  

NOVEMBER 10 (SATURDAY)-NOVEMBER 25 (SUNDAY): 16-Day Rifle Deer Season. If you get a deer on opening weekend please report the deer at one of the biological check stations. Singleton’s in Cavendish is a station.

NOVEMBER 11 (SUNDAY): 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended WWI.

NOVEMBER 12 (MONDAY): Veteran’s Day. No School or Select Board Meeting. Town Office Closed.

• American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Ludlow Community Center

NOVEMBER 13 (TUESDAY): TRSU Policy Committee Meeting at CTES 5:45-7:15 Please see the Cavendish Connects Calendar for Agenda and minutes of past meetings.

NOVEMBER 15 (THURSDAY): 2nd Quarter Property Taxes Due

• GMUSD Finance Committee Meeting 5-6 pm at Green Mountain Union High School Agenda Proposed budget Budget Notes

• GMUSD Board Meeting 6-8 pm at Green Mountain Union High School Agenda

NOVEMBER 17 (SATURDAY): The Holy Name of Mary Altar Society will hold a Winter Berries and Food Sale from 10 AM to 2PM at the church hall, 308 Main Street in Proctorsville, VT.  The sale will include the berries, a cookie walk, pies, other baked goods, fudge, jams, hand knitted & crocheted items, and a white elephant table.  For more information, call Carol at 226-7842.

NOVEMBER 19 (MONDAY): Cavendish Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Town Office.

NOVEMBER 21-23 (WED-FRIDAY): School closed for Thanksgiving break

NOVEMBER 22 (THURSDAY): HAPPY THANKSGIVING Free Thanksgiving Dinner, noon-2pm at the Cavendish Elementary School. Everyone is invited to a delicious home-cooked turkey dinner. Prepared and hosted by St. James United Methodist Church. This is an outreach program of Black River Good Neighbor Services. FMI: (802) 228-3663 or kreykellbrgns@gmail.com

NOVEMBER 23 (FRIDAY): Black Friday-Shop local this holiday season. Town Office closed.

 DECEMBER 1-2 (SATURDAY-SUNDAY): Indulgence Tour

DECEMBER 11 (TUESDAY): Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s 100th Birthday.

DECEMBER 14 (Friday): Quilt Raffle Drawing at the Cavendish Library. Raffle tickets are for the quilt made by Gloria Leven are $1 each or a book of 6 for $5. The quilt, which measures 74” by 56” is hand tied and made of batik cloth.  It can be seen online at www.cavendishlibrary.org or at the library.  FMI: 226-7503. 

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

2018 Cavendish Election Results

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For a mid term election, Cavendish set records with its turnout (584 voters) as well as the high number of absentee ballots filed-103 were requested with 86 returned. Since the mail for Nov. 6 had not been checked at the writing of this post, it is possible that additional absentee ballots were received, thereby slightly changing counts. However, there would be insufficient votes to change final outcomes.

 With about half of registered Cavendish voters voting, 25 people registered to vote between Oct. 5 and Nov. 6, with an additional nine registering and voting on Nov. 6.

 Below are the results for Cavendish, with the overall winners noted in bold. Cavendish voted in agreement with the majority of the state with the exception of State Senate where Randy Gray beat Dick McCormick by two votes. However, McCormick was ultimately elected for Windsor County.

 Governor: Phil Scott (319); Christine Hallquist (170); Trevor Barlow (52); Remaining candidates received 13 or fewer votes a piece; 12 did not vote

 US Senator: Bernie Sanders (335); Lawrence Zupan (204)) remaining candidates received less than 10 votes each with 12 not voting.

 Congressional Representative: Peter Welch (325); Anya Tynio (189); Cris Ericson (42); Laura Potter (6); 15 did not vote

LT Governor: David Zuckerman (290); Don Turner (254); Murray Ngoima (16); 19 did not vote

 State Treasurer: Beth Pearce (319); Richard Morton (234); 27 did not vote

 Secretary of State: Jim Condos (310); Brooke Paige (214); Mary Alice Hebert (29); one write in and 26 did not vote

 Auditor: Doug Hoffer (265); Richard Kenyon (247); Marina Brown (30); 37 did not vote, one write in

 Attorney General : TJ Donovan (318); Janssen Willhoit (206); Rosemarie Jackowski (25); 30 did not vote; one write in

 State Senator (Vote for 3): Alice Nitka (319); Alison Clarkson (235); Randy Gray (216); Dick McCormack (214); Jack Williams (194); Wayne D. Townsend (164); Mason Wade (28); 367 under voted; 3 write ins

 State Rep (Ran unopposed): Annemarie Christensen (351); Write in 135 (127 were for Michael Kell)

 Probate Judge (ran unopposed): Frederick Glover (476); write in 3; 101 did not vote

 Asst. Judge (Vote for two both unopposed): Jack Anderson (362) Ellen Terie (303) undervoted 487; Write in 8

 State’s Attorney (Ran unopposed): David Cahill (470); did not vote 108; 5 write ins 2

 Sheriff (Ran unopposed): Michael Chamberlain (462); did not vote 113; write ins 5

 High Bailiff (Ran unopposed): Michael Manley (456); did not vote 122; Write in 2

 Justice of the Peace (7 positions, five names on the ballot): Dan Churchill (363); Doris Eddy (347); Sara Stowell (336); Janelle Smith-Wilfong (296); Wendy Regier (283); of the 83 write ins, Stu Lindberg received 52 votes and will become a Justice. No other write in candidates received sufficient votes to be elected.

Cavendish Update 11/2/18: News/Guide/Events

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With Youth Hunting season this weekend and deer rifle season starting the weekend after, please be safe in the woods. Wear bright colors and be sure your pets are also attired in orange or other colors that stand out.

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11/2/18 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. 2018 Cavendish Holiday Shopping Guide

3. Volunteers To Monitor Ecosystem Health Near Ludlow Solar Project

4. Events

 

1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

Cavendish Community Fund Inspires Art & Town Unity One Grant at a Time: The Cavendish Community Fund has been quietly supporting culture, education, beautification, and town pride in Cavendish for the last 11 years. Since 2007, this nonprofit group has awarded 50 grants to individuals or groups with one purpose: to benefit the town of Cavendish and its people as a whole. Peter LaBelle and Barbara Dickey began the Cavendish Community Fund in 2007 as a way to help bring together a community that was intensely divided after several years of strife over a proposed, and eventually rejected, quarry. The Cavendish Community Fund, itself a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is undergoing a makeover of sorts that began with a new logo last year. Their eight-member team is also currently working on an official mission statement and making plans to launch its own website and Facebook page. Both LaBelle and Dickey are hoping these efforts will help distinguish the Community Fund from another nonprofit in town, the Cavendish Community & Conservation Association, most commonly referred to as the CCCA. For information about the fund, including details on submitting a grant application, contact Barbara Dickey at 802-226-7187 or Peter LaBelle at 802-226-7250. VT Journal

Fletcher Farm School Announces November Classes: Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts now has their full schedule online where you can register if you prefer. Cavendish, Proctorsville and Ludlow residents receive a discount on their first class each year. A two-week advance registration is required for all classes. This is your last opportunity to take classes until March 2019. FMI: 228-8770

Vail Restructuring at Okemo Focuses on Unified Northeast Management: Okemo Mountain Resort has undergone an organizational shift as Vail Resorts revealed a new regional structure for its three northeast ski resorts: Okemo Mountain Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Mount Sunapee. The shift has repositioned long time Okemo General Manager Bruce Schmidt from Okemo to take the helm at Mount Sunapee as of Oct. 25. Doug Pierini, previously vice president and general manager of Kirkwood, will be taking on responsibility as general manager of Okemo as part of his role as chief operating officer of the northeast region. According to a statement from Schmidt last week, “This position change will be a longer commute, but I will be able to continue my passion in the ski business and work for a great ski company.” VT Journal

 

2. CAVENDISH HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE: With Thanksgiving just weeks away, businesses are gearing up for “Black Friday,” the biggest shopping day of the year. In order to promote our local businesses, Cavendish Connects is preparing its 2018 Cavendish Holiday Shopping Guide. If your Cavendish business or organization has a special offer, or want to be included in the guide, please send an e-mail cavendishconnects@gmail.com or call 802-226-7807. Be sure to include specific deals you might be offering as well as links to websites etc. The guide will be posted the day before Thanksgiving on the Cavendish Connects website and notifications will appear in the Cavendish Update and on Facebook.

 

3. VOLUNTEERS TO MONITOR ECOSYSTEM HEALTH NEAR LUDLOW SOLAR PROJECT: In response to the recent installation of over 82,000 solar panels on a large parcel of land in Ludlow, volunteers with the Black River Action Team have donned their waders and descended upon the landscape. Wielding a fine-mesh net, a camera, and a multi-parameter water tester, BRAT Director Kelly Stettner is engaging neighbors and many interested parties in collecting data and recording observations from several stream sites near the solar project. From dissolved solids in the water to the presence of tiny insect larvae at the bottom of the stream, BRAT will be assembling "baseline" data - seeing the current condition of the streams so any changes can be noticed and logged. 

 Monitoring efforts will be ongoing, and will become part of a long-term program that will include collecting samples to be tested at the State of Vermont's water quality laboratory starting in the summer of 2019.

 Impacts could be minimal to non-existent, and BRAT hopes for the best but is prepared to keep a watchful eye on the salamanders, brook trout, pollution-sensitive insect life, and water quality. Several new water tester will need to be purchased, along with calibration materials, for roughly $600. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact BRAT Director Kelly Stettner at (802) 738-0456 (voice mail) or blackrivercleanup@gmail.com; donations to assist in purchasing water testers may be mailed to the BRAT's fiscal agent, Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District. Make check out to "ONRCD" (please note "BRAT" in memo section), and mail to ONRCD at 28 Farmvu Rd, White River Jct, VT 05001.

 

4. EVENTS

NOVEMBER 2-3 (FRIDAY-SATURDAY): Dracula, 7 pm at GMUHS. Students/Seniors $5. Adults $7.

NOVEMBER 3 (SATURDAY): Stick Season Social to benefit Black River Good Neighbor, Sam’s Steakhouse 6 pm. Tickets are $60 a person.  

NOVEMBER 4 (SUNDAY): FALL BACK, reset clocks one hour back as standard time goes into effect. Use this as an opportunity to check smoke and radon detectors in your home.

NOVEMBER 6 (TUESDAY) : Election Day. Voting will take place from 10-7 at the Proctorsville Fire Dept, 513 Main St. Proctorsville. The Cavendish Connects Calendar includes general election sample ballot, Warning and Voter Checklist.

• The Cavendish Community luncheon, noon, at Gethsemane Church, Depot Street, Proctorsville. The menu is chili or fish chowder, corn bread, salad and dessert by the CTES first grade. Everyone is welcome.

NOVEMBER 9 (FRIDAY): Turkey Bingo, beginning 6 pm at CTES. Prizes include turkeys and cash. Money raised will benefit the PTO, which pays for field trips, Camp Keewaydin and many other fun events. Cost is $1 per card, 10 rounds plus Goodman’s American Pie Pizza, yummy snacks and more.

NOVEMBER 10 (SATURDAY)-NOVEMBER 25 (SUNDAY): 16-Day Rifle Deer Season. If you get a deer on opening weekend please report the deer at one of the biological check stations. Singleton’s in Cavendish is a station.

NOVEMBER 12 (MONDAY): Veteran’s Day. No School. Town Office Closed.

NOVEMBER 21-23 (WED-FRIDAY): School closed for Thanksgiving break

NOVEMBER 22 (THURSDAY): HAPPY THANKSGIVING Free Thanksgiving Dinner, noon-2pm at the Cavendish Elementary School. Everyone is invited to a delicious home-cooked turkey dinner. Prepared and hosted by St. James United Methodist Church. This is an outreach program of Black River Good Neighbor Services.

NOVEMBER 23 (FRIDAY): Black Friday-Shop local this holiday season.

DECEMBER 6-7 (SATURDAY-SUNDAY): Indulgence Tour

 DECEMBER 11 (TUESDAY): Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s 100th Birthday.

 DECEMBER 14 (Friday): Quilt Raffle Drawing at the Cavendish Library. Raffle tickets are for the quilt made by Gloria Leven are $1 each or a book of 6 for $5. The quilt, which measures 74” by 56” is hand tied and made of batik cloth.  It can be seen online at www.cavendishlibrary.org or at the library.  FMI: 226-7503. 

 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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