Cavendish Update 11/28/14 Shopping Guide/News/Events

If Cavendish Connects does not receive sufficient donations by December 31, the Cavendish Update and other services will cease. Help Cavendish Connects stay on-line by:

• Making a donation at the Abundance Swap on December 6

• Mailing a check to Cavendish Connects, PO Box 3, Cavendish VT 05142 or clicking the Support Button and donating on-line.

• Make a donation for an issue of the Cavendish Update in someone’s name

• Organizing a fundraiser


1. Cavendish Related News

2. Holiday Shopping: Give the Gift and Experience of Cavendish

3. Events


You Have Until Nov. 30 to Complete the Cavendish Telecommunications Survey: The last day to complete the Cavendish Telecommunications survey is Nov. 30. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the 10 questions.

 Fruitcakes-Okemo’s Hearth is home for Holiday Baking in the Heart of Summer: The Okemo Magazine Winter 2014/2015 features a story about Cavendish residents Mary Ormrod and Andy Leven, the owners of Old Cavendish Products, who use the Okemo Mountain kitchen to make their stellar fruitcakes during the Mountain’s off season. To pick up one of their fruitcakes, or other fine products, go to Singleton’s in Proctorsville or visit their website 

VCE Unveils New Wildlife News Services for VT: The Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) today launched a new web site that features breaking news about birds, insects, amphibians and other wildlife here in Vermont and around the world. 

 2. HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Give the Gift and Experience of Cavendish: In a world of heavy consumerism, experiences are valued far more than “stuff.” As you holiday shop this year, engage in Cavendish in new and meaningful ways that will last throughout the year. Below are various ways you can participate, enjoy, and support your community while finding the right gift for those who are special to you.

• Abundance Swap (December 6, Saturday): A new tradition for holiday giving, the Abundance Swap is being sponsored by Cavendish Connects. Share and receive the bounty of the season. Pick 3-5 items in your home, shop or office that someone would enjoy as a gift. These should be in really good shape and of quality, meaning it’s well made and likely to be valued by someone. Children are encouraged to bring gently used toys they may have outgrown or no longer use. Bring them to the Cavendish Town Elementary School on Saturday morning, December 6,  starting at 9:30 am. Drop off your items, enjoy a visit with your neighbors and the Cavendish Connects team, as well as share the stories of what you are bringing to the swap. From 10-11:30, select presents for someone on your holiday giving list (it can be you).  FMI: 226-7807 or

Cavendish Business Directory:  A good place to check for gift certificates for goods and services from local business owners.

• Cavendish Community Organizations: Give someone the gift of being a member of the Cavendish Historical Society or the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association. Dedicate an issue of Cavendish Connects Cavendish Update to someone special. You can remain anonymous. Many local organizations have items to sell.

 Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts: Their Christmas Craft and Gift Shoppe opens Nov. 29 (Saturday) and runs until Dec. 22 (Monday). They are open every day but Tuesday from 10-3. Their Annual Christmas Cookie Sale Dec. 20 (Saturday) 10-3. Gift certificates for classes are also available. Remember Cavendish residents receive a good discount on classes. FMI: 802-228-8770 

 • Food: There are a number of food related businesses in town and/or are owned by local residents. Check out the Food and Wine page of Pinterest for some ideas.  

• Holiday Fair (December 6, Saturday) : 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

 3. EVENTS: For information upcoming events, go to

• Cavendish Connects Calendar 

• On going Cavendish Fall Activities 

•  Okemo Valley Calendar