Cavendish Update 9/26/14 News/CHS/Events

The 9/26/14 Cavendish Update Contains the Following:

1. Cavendish Related News

2. News From the CHS Young Historians Program at CTES

3. 5th Annual Soup Cook off at Singletons Store

4. Fall Foliage Supper/Need Photographs

5. Events


• Cavendish Historical Society Holds Annual Phineas Gage Walk 

 • Claremont K Mart to Close its Doors By End of Year: The Kmart store on Washington Street will begin liquidating merchandise next week and is expected to close its doors for good during the heart of the holiday shopping season. Sears Holdings Corp., Kmart’s parent company, said in a statement that the Claremont store will begin its liquidation sale on Sunday with the planned closing set for early December. Kmart’s West Lebanon store on Route 12A will not be affected, and there are no other planned closings in Vermont or New Hampshire, Riefs said. Valley News 

2. NEWS FROM THE CHS’S YOUNG HISTORIAN PROGRAM AT CTES: The Cavendish Historical Society’s Young Historian’s/Hands on History program is off to a great start. This past week, the 4th grade participated in a Museum Scavenger Hunt. Download the form  and see how many items you can find. The Museum will be open on Sundays, from 2-4 pm. The last day is Oct. 12

On Wednesday, the first and second graders came to the Museum where they learned about biographies and how people age by viewing the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn exhibit. They were fortunate to have his son Ignat on hand to answer questions. How could it be that the picture of the cute baby could be Ignat’s father?

While one group of children were inside the Museum, the rest learned to play a variety of Russian games. At the request of the students, these games have been posted to the CHS Blog. 

Special thanks to our volunteers who helped to plan and made this past week’s CTES program possible: Svetlana Phillips; Carolyn and Ignat Solzhenitsyn; Sandra Stearns; and Pang Ting.

October 12 (Sunday) will be the last day the Museum is open for the Season. This year’s Annual Cemetery Tour will be to the old Revolutionary Cemetery. A very special note of thanks and appreciation to Kem and Svetlana Phillips who carried water up to the cemetery and cleaned all of the stones. You can now read the markers for such people as Tarbell and Chubb. The tour will meet at the CHS Museum at 2 pm and we will car pool to the Cemetery.

On November 8 (Saturday), CHS will be holding a community dinner at CTES. More information will follow about this event.

 3. 5th ANNUAL SOUP COOK OFF AT SINGLETON’S STORE: Singleton’s store invites everyone to join us October 11th at noon for our 5th annual soup cook off. Bring your best soup down with your lucky ladle and a $10 entry fee. For those who aren’t chefs bring your appetite – you can be a judge! Judges taste at no cost but ask for donations – 100% of proceeds will go back into our community.

Prizes for the three top chefs-5 pounds of Singleton’s bacon is the top prize, with a Singleton’s hoodie 2nd place and a Singleton’s T-shirt for 3rd.

We also have an anonymous donor that matches whatever we make.  This year we are donating to the Black River Good Neighbors, a non-profit organization that provides confidential, temporary food, clothing and financial assistance to those in need to return to self-sufficiency. BRGN serves individuals and families living in the towns of Ludlow, Cavendish, Mt Holly and Plymouth.

Also, we hope to raise funds to replace a memorial at the Cavendish Town Elementary School. Years ago a young boy attended that school was diagnosed with leukemia and died. In memory of him his teachers, classmates and friends planted a tree for him by the flagpole. Almost 28 years later it was cut down. We would like to work with the community to put something in its place to remember Riley and his battle at such a young age.

In the past this event has funded the Greven’s ball field after Irene, The Cavendish Recreation Department skate park, and Nolan, a young boy who has battled leukemia twice before he was 5, now he is doing fine.  So mark your calendars – October 11th rain or shine. Matt Flinn will provide electricity to the porch and the Proctorsville Fire Department will provide the tables – thanks guys! Come on down and see your neighbors and new friends – lots of fun and no one will leave hungry! Thank you all that support us and our community – see you there! 

4. FALL FOLIAGE SUPPER/NEED PHOTOGRAPHS: On Oct. 4, the Cavendish Baptist Church will hold a fall foliage supper featuring pork roast, applesauce, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, coleslaw, pickles, rolls and homemade pies. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12 and under 6 are free. Dinner is being served from 5:30 to 7 pm. The Helping Hands Class sponsors the event.

As part of this event, they are looking for photos of the people, places and things of Cavendish to project in a slide show for people to watch while they wait for their table. They can be recent or historical photos – the only requirement is that they celebrate our wonderful community! If you have photos you'd like to share, please email them to in jpg format by October 1. FMI: 802-226-7131.

 5. UPCOMING EVENTS: Saturday is National Take Back Prescription Drugs Day. To learn more about this and other local events to one of the following:

• Cavendish Connects Calendar

• On going Cavendish Fall Activities 

•  Okemo Valley Calendar