Cavendish Update 10-30-15 Witch/News/Halloween Activities

 The large bolder that sits in the area known in the 1871 map as "the Witch's Bowl."

The large bolder that sits in the area known in the 1871 map as "the Witch's Bowl."

FALL BACK-RESET CLOCKS ONE HOUR. ENJOY AN HOUR EXTRA HOUR OF TRICK OR TREATING ON HALLOWEEN. STANDARD TIME IS IN EFFECT SUNDAY, NOV. 1. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 
10/30/15 Cavendish Update Contains:
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Cavendish Fire District #2 Meeting to Vote on New Truck
3. The Cavendish Wish
4. Christmas Sale
5. Events
 
1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
Cavendish Gulf Rd Continues to be Closed:
 The Cavendish Gulf Rd has been closed since Sept. 15 as a result of culvert repair on the Chester side. While the projected date of completion was advertised to be Oct. 15, the road remains closed.  Calls to the Chester Town Office indicate that it could be “several more weeks” before the road reopens. We were unable to obtain information about the cause of the delay.
 
VTel’s Broadband Project Complete But Not Fully Operational: A statewide wireless broadband system paid for, in part, by the federal government is complete, according to the agency that funded the project, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service.  But state officials say many Vermonters are still waiting for service. “They’ve met the intent of the application. They’ve provided service to 97 percent of the territory that they identified in the application. They’ve completed 132 towers even though the application said they were only going to do 119." Jim Porter, director of the Division of Telecom and Connectivity with the Public Service Department says he hasn’t received information from VTel on how many are being served currently, but based on calls he’s getting, many people the project is supposed to reach are waiting. VPR
 
Yogi McNamara Runfest-Inspiration Across the Generations: This past Saturday, well over 100 folks, many from Cavendish, participated in what will no doubt become a fall tradition in the region: The “Yogi” McNamara Runfest, which is in memory of former Proctorsville resident. Vermont Journal
 
VT Battery Recycling Program: The first-in-the-nation legislation requiring single-use battery recycling was signed into law in 2014, with program implementation beginning January 1, 2016. Residents will no longer need to separate out single-use batteries when they recycle. At the start of the New Year, Vermont residents will be able to recycle their household batteries (including AA, C, D, and other single-use battery types) at a wide variety of convenient locations, including retailers, municipalities, libraries, and other frequently visited locations. Press Release
 
VHD Encourages “Selfies” When Getting Flu Shot: Grin, bare it, and send a selfie of yourself getting your flu vaccine. That is the message from the Vermont Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has launched the #VaxWithMe selfie promotional campaign to capture and share that important moment when you get your shot. CDC will share photos with the #VaxWithMe hashtag across various digital platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube). CDC will post weekly updates to the campaign timeline. Click or a clinic near you  To see the interactive display of selfless posted, click #VaxWithMe hashtag.  Press Release
 
2. CAVENDISH FIRE DISTRICT #2 TO VOTE ON NEW TRUCK
The legal Voters of Cavendish Fire District #2 (Cavendish village) are notified and warned to gather at the Cavendish Town office on Nov. 16 at 7 pm to discuss the funding for a replacement rescue/pumper for Cavendish Fire District #2. Voting will take place by Australian Ballot on Nov. 24 with polls open from 10-7 at the Cavendish Town Elementary School. Only voters in Cavendish Fire District 2 are eligible to vote. The ballot will read,” Shall the voters of Cavendish Fire District #2 authorize the purchase of a replacement rescue/pumper in an amount not to exceed $500,000 to be financed over a period not to exceed 10 years.”
 
3. THE CAVENDISH WITCH
In September, a hand drawn map of Cavendish from the 1870’s was found that identified the area directly behind the Cavendish Village Cemetery (Stoneway) as the “Witch’s Bowl.”  There is a very large boulder in that area, that could be thought to look a bit like a witch’s cauldron, but no other information was provided. The map, along with the fact that the earliest settlers of Cavendish were “squatters,” led to the writing of The Cavendish Witch, which can be read on-line at the Cavendish Historical Society’s blogHappy Halloween! 
 
4. CHRISTMAS SALE
The Cavendish Baptist Church’s Christmas Sale will be on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10-2. The Lunch menu will be chili, cornbread, brownies, coffee, tea, punch or bottled water. There is a half price sale on Christmas items as well as RADA Knives, Cookbooks (sale priced at $4 a piece) and new handcraft items by the Helping Hand Class members. FMI Barbara 226-7724.
 
5. EVENTS
Upcoming events for Cavendish include:
• Oct 30 (Friday): CTES Halloween Party, 6 pm at the school
• Oct 31 (Saturday): Happy Halloween!

 

  • Trunk or Treating, CTES Parking Lot, 5-7 pm
  • What Lies Behind the Green Monster: A Haunted Walk at Greven Field 6-9 pm

• Nov. 1 (Sunday): Set clocks back one hour as standard time returns.
• Nov. 3 (Tuesday): Cavendish Community Luncheon, noon at Gethsemane Church
 
For more information on this and other events, go to the Cavendish Connects October Calendar.  For regional events, check out the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Calendar.