Cavendish Update 1/16/15 News/SB/Events

  1. Cavendish Select Board Meetings
  2. Cavendish Related News
  3. Sixth Annual Mardi Gras Party
  4. Home Solar Workshop
  5. Events

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 1. SELECT BOARD ACTIVITIES: January is when the town budget and report is compiled. Currently, the Select Board is meeting multiple times a week to work on the budget. Warnings for Town Meeting will be discussed at this coming week’s meetings. To follow the actions of the Select Board, minutes of the meetings are available on-line at the Municipal website


• Scam Alert for TDS Subscribers: In the past week, TDS subscribers have received e-mails directing the user to a website, which is not from TDS. This is a scam and TDS has warned not to open the links, respond to e-mail or to call any number provided. TDS alerts use their logo as well as a TDS e-mail account. If you have questions, call their toll free number-866-571-6662.  

 • TDS Implements New E-mail Platform: On Thursday, TDS Internet switched e-mail service from Google to a new platform. This impacts only those users whose e-mail address is

 • CHS Program for CTES Students: On Jan. 13, CTES students learned about what it was like to attend a one-room school by making their own chalkboard and learning games. Directions for making chalk paint, as well as how to play "Sevens," is available at the Cavendish Historical Society Blog. Special thanks to volunteers Pang Ting and Bob Naess. 

 Springfield Medical Care System Earns National Recognition: The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that four of Springfield Medical Care Systems’ (SMCS) primary care practices, including Ludlow Health Center, have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Level 3 Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. Press Release 

 3. SIXTH ANNUAL MARDI GRAS PARTY: Is it time to chase away your mid-winter blues?  Well, Mardi Gras is almost here, and you can chase away those blues by dining and dancing with the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association at its sixth annual Mardi Gras celebration.  This year the festivities take place on Saturday, February 14th at Crow’s Bakery and Opera House Café on Depot Street in Proctorsville.  Doors open at 6:00 and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the dinner and dance are $40 per person but are limited to 30 people. 

There will be a New Orleans Cajun style buffet dinner including pulled pork or vegetarian po’ boys, corn bread, coleslaw, Seymour’s Famous shrimp étouffée, red beans and rice, cupcakes and more, with choice of beverages.

What would a Mardi Gras party be without Cajun music?  Dancing to the great tunes of Yankee Chank with Cavendish’s very own fiddler Bob Naess will fill the evening.  Of course it also wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without masks, so there will be a prize for the best and most creative homemade mask.

This is a fundraiser for the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association, whose projects include the annual Cavendish Calendar, the Walk and Talk series of conservation events, the Energy Committee and its educational workshops, and the Community Fund.  So dig out your mask and dancing shoes, and buy your tickets early.  Laissez les bon temps rouler!

For those who would like to just enjoy the music and dancing, tickets are $10 at the door starting at 7:30 p.m.  Dinner tickets are available at Crow’s Bakery or by calling (802) 226-7736.  Call early to reserve your tickets.

4. HOME SOLAR WORKSHOP : The Cavendish Energy Committee has been working with the Chester Conservation Committee on a Solar Education and Information workshop, scheduled for Feb. 3, from 7-8:30 pm at NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main Street, Chester, VT. The workshop will feature three speakers who will explain and answer your questions about the what, why and how of using Solar Power for your home energy needs. For more information, go to the Cavendish Connects Calendar entry.

5. EVENTS: Today is the CTES Bake Sale, 3-8 pm at Shaw’s and Singletons. Tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 17 there will be an ice skating party at Greven Field starting at 6 pm. Don’t worry about having skates, as there are plenty to borrow. Monday is the Martin Luther King Holiday (1/19) and school and town office will be closed. For more information on these and other upcoming events, go to:

Cavendish Connects Calendar 

Okemo Valley Calendar