Cavendish Update 11/21/14 Q&A/Internet/News

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1. Cavendish Related News

2. Cavendish Questions and Answers

3. Holiday Fair

4. Stuff a Bus

5. Events


Complete the Cavendish Telecommunications Survey: Since the spring, considerable concern has been raised in Cavendish about the quality and lack of Internet service. To assess the current telecommunications (Internet, land line, cell and TV) situation, Cavendish Connects is conducting an on-line survey until November 30. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  Results will be compiled and presented to the Cavendish Select board at their December 8 meeting and will be also posted to The Dish, the blog of Cavendish Connects. To understand more about why Cavendish is experiencing such telecommunications problems go to The Dish. 

2. CAVENDISH QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: These are questions we’ve received recently:

Question: Is anyone in-the-know about local yoga classes? I recall someone was offering them on Mondays a while back but at that point it didn't fit with my work schedule.

Answer: Yoga and other classes are available in a variety of locations in and around Cavendish. Use the Cavendish Connects webpage Sports and Outdoor Recreation section to check out the class schedules at the Castle Hill Resort and Spa; Ludlow Community Center; Spring House at Jackson Gore and the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center. In Chester there are a variety of yoga opportunities including Yum Yoga (802-518-4421); Sama Yoga; Katheryn 875-5585; and Buddhaful Yoga 875-2868

 Question: Where can I find? Who sells?

Answer: To the many inquiries we receive about where something is sold, or who can do a particular service, we recommend checking locally first as follows:

Cavendish Business Directory 

• The “For Residents” section of Cavendish Connects website, which includes not only the directory but information on emergencies and preparedness, education, town services and much more

• The Pinterest site for Cavendish  that includes 16 boards on a wide variety of topics including Community Organizations; events; what to do and where to go.

Question: Why is Cavendish having so many problems with telecommunications?

Answer: There are a combination of factors-landline carriers lost their subsidies and were not funded for broadband, the Internet is not regulated by the FCC- that have created a situation in Cavendish, similar to what’s happening in other towns and across the United States. For a more in-depth understanding, read Cavendish Telecommunications: Why there is such a problem. 

 3. HOLIDAY FAIR: The Proctorsville Fire Department, Gethsemane Church, St. James Church and the Sixth Grade at CTES, will be holding a Holiday Fair on December 6, from 9 to 3 at the Proctorsville Fire Hall. There will be raffles, crafts, food, and fun for all! A light lunch will also be available! FMI 802-376-3632 or

 4. HOLIDAY STUFF-A-BUS TO BENEFIT LOCAL FOOD SHELF : The holiday season is upon us and Black River Good Neighbor Services has announced that it will hold its annual “Stuff-A-Bus” food drive on Saturday, December 6th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Shaw’s Market parking lot in Ludlow.  This is one of the most important food drives of the year for BRGNS. Volunteers are needed to sort the food as it comes in, and countless other tasks are required to make sure that the Holiday boxes find their way to everyone who needs help.  Please call Audrey at BRGNS’ Food Shelf and Thrift Store, 228-3663 or visit 37B Main Street to ask how you can get involved.

5. EVENTS: The Okemo Mountain School’s Annual Ski and Snowboard Swap runs from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon at the base lodge at Okemo. This is a good time to pick up winter clothing as well as ski, snowboarding and other winter outdoor gear. Thanksgiving is on Thursday Nov. 27. The town office will be closed  Nov. 27 and 28.

For information about these and other events, go to

• Cavendish Connects Calendar 

• On going Cavendish Fall Activities 

•  Okemo Valley Calendar