Cavendish Update 1/2/15 News/Events

                             Happy New Year from Cavendish Connects.

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1. Cavendish Related News

2. Volunteers Needed for CTES Snow sports Program

3. Yankee Thrift-Avoid “Winter Skin”

2. Events


• Christmas Shoebox Recipients: Many people in town participated in the Cavendish Baptist Church’s Christmas shoeboxes. It was recently learned that the shoeboxes went to the Ukraine  and to Columbia.  Thanks to all those who were able to help out this year.

• From the Vermont Journal

-       Greven Field’s New Ice Rink 

-       Black River Good Neighbors Fundraising Project 

 • VT Yankee Ends Operations: The nuclear plant stopped sending power to the New England electric grid at just after noon Monday, Dec. 29, after 42 years of producing electricity from Vernon. Bill Mohl, the president of Entergy Wholesale Commodities, said economic factors, especially related to the natural gas market in the Northeast, were the primary reason for the shutdown. VPR 

 • New Laws in Vermont Go into Effect: With the arrival of the new year, changes take place in various Vermont laws including a change in the minimum wage; liquid nicotine containers must be sold in child-resistant packaging; rifle season will now be required to run for at least 16 consecutive days; insurers cannot pay optometrists and ophthalmologists differently for the same service; and homeowners will pay second home property tax rates if they don't spend 183 days in-state. WCAX 

 • Okemo Debuts Junior Snowmobiling Track: The track is a specially designed course located at the base of Jackson Gore on Paleo Field. The terrain is mostly flat and kids can drive the mini version of a regular snowmobile with the gas on the right and brake on the left for 15 minutes, led by an adult riding a full-sized sled. Riders must be between the ages of 5 and 12, no taller than 5 feet 4 inches and weigh no more than 120 pounds. Helmets are required and provided for riders.  Each tour is $29 and reservations are recommended. FMI: 228-1600 or  on-line .

 2. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CTES SNOW SPORTS PROGRAM: Snow sports On-Mountain Volunteers Needed: CTES's Okemo Ski and Snowboard program begins on Tuesday, January 6. We are in search of 4 more instructors on the mountain to make the program happen. If you know anyone who would be available from Noon-3:45 on Tuesdays to volunteer as an on-mountain instructor, please contact Jarrod Harper at or call him at 802-228-7925. Each time you volunteer, you earn a full day Sunday lift ticket.

 3. YANKEE THRIFT-AVOID “WINTER SKIN” : It’s now officially winter and with it comes dry cracked skin, lips etc. If you live in Vermont, you know about Bag Balm and the wonders it can do for your skin. However, there is a lot you can do to avoid “winter skin” then lathering on a thick coat of BB before going to bed. Learn more ways to protect against “Winter Skin” at The Dish. 

4. EVENTS: The Brendan Taaffee Concert is on January 4 (Sunday), while January 7 (Wednesday) is the return of the Cavendish Community Luncheon at noon, Gethsemane Church. For more information on these and other upcoming events, go to

• Cavendish Connects Calendar 

•  Okemo Valley Calendar