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5/1/15 EDITION OF THE CAVENDISH UPDATE
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Cavendish Historical Society-Annual Plant Sale
3. Tiemann’s Cavendish Memoirs Chapter 9/Hawks Mountain
4. Cavendish Workshop on Composting
5. Fletcher Farm School: Half price for Cavendish residents
6. Cavendish Classifieds: Job Opening
7. Post Office Food Drive to Help Local Food Shelves
8. Events: Lots happening this weekend
1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
Congratulations to the Golden Stage Inn on Best B & Bee Award: Yankee Magazine just awarded the Golden Stage Inn "Editor's Choice -- Best B&B" in their May/June 2015 issue! The award was slightly amended, to acknowledge their annual Golden Honey Festival (Sept 12th this year) to "Best B & Bee!"
Veteran’s Choice Program Expands Eligibility: The Veterans Choice Program is offered to veterans who live remotely from a VA medical facility. Veterans who qualify for the program are eligible to have the VA pay for medical care in their local communities. in Vermont, a veteran must live at least 40 miles from the VA Medical Center in White River Junction or one of the 5 VA clinics located in Brattleboro, Burlington, Bennington, Rutland, and Newport. WPTZ
2. CAVENDISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANT SALE-JUNE 27
The annual plant sale for the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) has returned to its original date -the Saturday before the 4th of July. This year, the sale will be on June 27. Not only will there be a variety of perennials, including hosta, but we will have 60 flats of annuals.
If you have perennials that you would like to donate to the CHS sale, we can help you with pots, soil and some manpower. We will be starting our transplanting the Mondayafter Mother’s Day. For more information, call 802-226-7807 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
3. TIEMANN’S CHAPTER 9/HAWKS MOUNTAIN
A squirrel-hunting trip on Hawks Mountain inspired this week’s bonus information from the Cavendish Historical Society. Is there really a cannon up there?
The unusually cold temperatures in October resulted in the Tiemann’s learning about the importance of anti-freeze even in the fall. A cracked cylinder and no money meant they had to rely on a horse for the winter. As things turned out it may have saved us trouble not having the car that first hard winter,. the worst in my memory even today. Being new to this climate, and not the best of drivers, with no experience whatever on snowy roads, nor yet with starting a motor when the temperature hovered near zero for days and was colder at night, we'd have been out of luck "irregardless," as they say up here. And the situation became impossible when the town plow broke down and the roads were impassible for cars, drifted deep in several spots where they passed thru "cuts.” So we made the best of it by going when we must in an old sleigh behind Dan, and might even have enjoyed it if our financial situation had been less pressing.Chapter 9 of Philip Tiemann’s Memoir is available on-line at the CHS blog.
To read the prelude and other chapters of Tiemann’s Memoirs go to Coming to Vermont (Cavendish): Memoirs of Philip Tiemann.
4. CAVENDISH WORKSHOP ON COMPOSTING
It’s great for the garden and it’s great for the lawn. Also, composting is soon to be the law. The Vermont State Legislature has passed comprehensive recycling legislation that includes mandatory rules on composting certain food waste. The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association in conjunction with the Town of Cavendish will host a workshop specifically about composting on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the town office meeting room, 37 High Street in Cavendish.
Master Composter Philip Hammond will talk about why composting is worthwhile, how a compost pile works, the ways of composting, and how to make a compost bin. He will demonstrate one example and will have several handouts showing other ways to build them. Also presenting will be Hamilton Gillette of the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission and the Solid Waste Management District who will address many of the aspects of Vermont Act 148, which mandates recycling, including the composting of food waste.
The presenters will also have many handouts for the participants on the above topics and they encourage audience questions during the presentation. Residents of Cavendish and any other town are invited to attend. For more information about the workshop, please call Cheryl Leiner at 802-226-7820.
5. FLETCHER FARM SCHOOL: HALF PRICE FOR CAVENDISH
The summer catalogue is now on-line for Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts. With over 200 courses offered year round, it’s nice to know that Cavendish residents, including kids, get one class a year at half price. With Mother’s Day a week away, you can purchase an on-line gift certificate for a class.
6. CAVENDISH CLASSIFIEDS: JOB OPENING
Town of Cavendish Position Opening: Assistant to the Town Manager. The Town of Cavendish has an immediate opening and is conducting interviews for an Assistant to the Town Manager. This is 35 hour per week position with various administrative, office and supervisory responsibilities reporting directly to the Town Manager. Candidates must have good communications, office and organizational skills as well as supervisory/managerial experience. Interested candidates should submit a resume and contact the Town Manager at 802-226-7291 to arrange an interview. Town of Cavendish, PO Box 126, Cavendish, VT 05142
7. POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE TO HELP LOCAL FOOD SHELVES
Local postal employees will gather food donations from the general public on Saturday, May 9th this year to benefit local food shelves across Vermont. As the food shelf for Ludlow, Cavendish, Mount Holly and Plymouth, Black River Good Neighbor Services urges all postal patrons to donate.
The need for food donations never diminishes, and right now Black River Good Neighbors especially needs canned fruit, fruit juice, peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, tuna, canned meat, rice mixes, raisins, dried fruit, nuts, granola bars, coffee, tea, condiments, flour, sugar, toilet paper, cereal and shampoo.
All citizens need to do is to place boxes or cans of non-perishable food next to their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers mail on Saturday, May 9th. The carrier will do all the rest.
Lots of activities this weekend as well as next week:
May 1 (Friday): CCCA’s annual photography contest begins
May 2 (Saturday): Green Up Day starting at 9 am. That evening is the 10th Anniversary of CCCA, which includes a free pasta dinner, 6 pm. LPC-TV will be holding their annual Kentucky Derby Fundraising event as well.
May 3 (Sunday): CCCA is sponsoring a bird walk.
May 4 (Monday): VELCO will be meeting with the Select Board/Planning Commission at 6:30 pm regarding the Connecticut River Valley Project. This project involves an upgrade of the transmission lines from the Coolidge Substation in Cavendish to a substation in Ascutney.
May 5 (Tuesday): Monthly community luncheon at Gethsemane Parish Hall.
To learn more about these and other events, go to the Cavendish Connects Calendar
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