Cavendish Update 12/4/15 News/Events/Donations

The Abundance Swap-Saturday, Dec. 5 at CTES in Proctorsville. Drop off starting at 9:30 (enjoy cookies and coffee while you wait) with the swap taking place from 10:00-11:30.

The Abundance Swap-Saturday, Dec. 5 at CTES in Proctorsville. Drop off starting at 9:30 (enjoy cookies and coffee while you wait) with the swap taking place from 10:00-11:30.

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town
Not a creature was stirring, not even a hound;
The snow sparkled in the cold frosty air,
While chimney smoke floated from here to there;
The villagers were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of high speed Internet danced in their heads;

 
You’ll have to check out next week’s Update to see how this poem turns out. In the mean time, Cavendish Connects is doing it’s winter fundraising so that we can continue to provide the Update, Facebook, run surveys, and work with the state and the Telecommunications Committee in order to make “visions of high speed Internet” a reality. You can support Cavendish Connects by:
 
• Making a donation at the Abundance Swap on December 5 (9:30-11:30 at the school) 
• Mailing a check to Cavendish Connects, PO Box 3, Cavendish VT 05142 or clicking the Support Button and donating on-line. 
• Make a donation for an issue of the Cavendish Update in someone’s name
• Organize a fundraiser

 
12/4/15 Cavendish Update Contains:
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Events
 
1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
High Speed Chase in Cavendish: On Thursday, Dec.3, there was a high-speed chase of two men which started at the Cavendish Gulf Rd and 103 intersection. The vehicle was abandoned as they took off on foot. They were captured in the Black River Commons area off Route 131. More information will be posted to Facebook as it becomes available.
 
TDS Problems with E-mail: If you are using TDS webmail, you may be experiencing problems and periodically receiving an “HTTP Error Message 502.” Basically, this has nothing to do with your computer. It is a capacity issue on the part of TDS and they are unsure how long it will take to resolve it.
 
BRAT Appears in New Documentary: Thanks to a trio of Dartmouth College film students, the Black River Action Team now has a way to tell their story in video. After many trips to Springfield over a six-week period this fall, the students Alex Moushey, Katie Toal, and Lily Morrison assembled a ten-minute documentary outlining the BRAT's mission.  Picturesque scenes of the river are interspersed with footage of a half-dozen BRAT volunteers conducting a variety of projects, from water quality monitoring, and shopping cart retrieval, as well as an ongoing project learning about contamination and mitigation options at an old Brownfield site along the river, done in partnership with Springfield Regional Development Corporation. Soon to be aired on local-access television, the video can be viewed on YouTube. 
 
VT Attorney General Warns of Ongoing Credit Card Fraud: Attorney General Sorrell reminds consumers to take steps to protect themselves from being the victims of credit card theft and fraud. Data security breaches and credit card fraud continue to be a significant problem, causing millions of dollars in losses each year. Protection steps include: Using virus scanning software when shopping on-line; never purchase on-line using a public Wi-Fi network or library computer; never respond to an e-mail request or unsolicited phone call that asks for your password; check credit card statements; use credit freeze if purchasing a new car or house; check credit reports. If you see anything suspicious and are unsure what to do, contact the Consumer Assistance Program at (800) 649-2424 or (802) 656-3183. Press Release
 
2. EVENTS
Upcoming events include:
Dec. 5 (Saturday): ABUNDANCE SWAP 9:30-11:30 at CTES
• Fire Departments Tree Sale: Both Cavendish (9-5) and Proctorsville (9-4) are selling Christmas Trees
• 14th Annual Holiday Fair: Proctorsville Fire Dept, 9-3
 
Dec. 6 (Sunday): Christmas Tree Lighting, Proctorsville Green, 6 pm
 
For more information on this and other events, go to the Cavendish Connects December Calendar.  For regional events, check out the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Calendar.