Cavendish Update 8/2/14 News/Events

The Cavendish Connects website is now up and running!

 Our goals for developing the site included:

• A community website-we’re not trying to duplicate the municipal website or what the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce is doing;

• An online calendar of events;

• To assist new homeowners and keep residents updated;

• To assist those who are self employed, telecommute or have a small home based business; and

• To make it easier to access all aspects of Cavendish Connects-Facebook, Blog, Pinterest, Instagram etc.- using a “one stop shop” approach.

 As we continue to develop the website, we will be phasing out the Cavendish VT blog  and pages are being moved to the website including the weekly updates, which now appear on the website blog “The Dish.” 

 Starting today, you will see some changes in the Cavendish Update. For starters, the website has a community calendar section,  which we encourage you to use. If you’d like an event posted to it please use the Submit an Event form, which appears immediately after the Calendar

 If you find the Cavendish Connects services to be of value, please demonstrate that by making a donation of whatever amount you can-directions are at the end of this post. Your donation can be a gift or a way to recognize someone . If you are a business and want to help underwrite Connects, don’t hesitate to contact us as there are lots of ways to do this.

 Feedback can be made by e-mailing or calling 802-226-7807


E-coli Level for Black River at Greven Field: The August 6 test for E.coli levels at Greven Beach are 72 cfu, which means the water is safe for swimming and recreational use. The weekly water testing is made possible by BRAT and the Cavendish Recreation Department.

 Proctorsville Fire Department Already Exceeds 2013 Calls: With an additional 12 calls in July, PFD is now three calls ahead of the total 61 calls in 2013. July’s calls were impacted by storm damage, including calls for downed power lines and trees.

 Cavendish Considers Solar: The Cavendish Energy Committee has issued a report about the proposed solar energy project, whereby Cavendish would float a bond to pay for a 150Kw solar array. This bond would not increase taxes and in fact would save the town money. A public hearing on the project is schedule for Aug. 12, 6:30 pm at the town office. The vote for the solar system will be by Australian ballot on Tuesday August 26 at CTES from 10-7. The report is available on line.

 Market Basket Cuts Employee Hours: Arthur Parliman, the manager of the Claremont Market Basket on Washington Street, said Thursday he is being directed to cut all part-time associates. Hannaford is looking to acquire part or all of the Market Basket chain. The Boston Globe. 

 911 Outage Left 83 Callers Stranded: Vermont’s 911 emergency call system failed for 40 minutes on Wednesday,  officials say, causing authorities to miss calls from 83 Vermonters trying to report emergencies. The system went offline shortly after noon on Wednesday and was back online by about 1 p.m. In that time, 83 people tried calling 911 to report emergencies. State workers have been attempting since then to contact everyone who called.  VPR 

2. CAVENDISH CLASSIFIEDS Please use the contact information provided.


Crows Bakery in Proctorsville has immediate job openings for a baker and an afternoon counter person. The latter is a good position for a retiree or for someone looking for a part time job. Please respond to 802-226-7007 and ask for Robin or George.

 Senior Solutions (the Council on Aging) in Springfield has job openings now, including Senior HelpLine Manager. See for all the details.Senior Solutions provides information, services and resources for seniors and family caregivers in Cavendish and all of Windsor & Windham Counties.

Daycare Openings: Smiling Faces Childcare in Cavendish has two openings once school starts. These openings are for children over two years old. Circle time, story, craft and outside time daily. FMI: Sheila at 226-7824

 3. CHS NEWSLETTER NOW ON-LINE: The Summer 2014 Cavendish Historical Society Newsletter is now available on-line at the CHS blog. 

 4. EVENTS: Upcoming activities this coming week include the showing of Part 5 of The Vermont Movie at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum at 2 pm on Sunday, August 10 and the monthly Select Board Meeting on Monday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 at the Cavendish Town Office. For the full calendar of events, go to Cavendish Connects Calendar.

 If you wish to add an event to the calendar, be sure to use the “Submit an Event” feature after the calendar. For other activities in the area, check out the Okemo Valley Chamber’s Events Calendar.