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5/29/15 EDITION OF THE CAVENDISH UPDATE
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Tiemann’s Cavendish Memoirs Chapter 13
3. CHS Museum Opens this Weekend
4. Running of the Books
5. Local Towns, Including Cavendish, Join to Promote Solar Electric Use
1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
• Cavendish Cemeteries Robbed: Sometime between Saturday evening May 23 and Monday evening, May 25, the Cavendish Village and Hillcrest (Proctorsville) Cemeteries were broken into. Taken were gas cans and a John Deere LT 150 Riding mower. If you have any information, or have seen anything suspicious, please contact the Vermont State Police-875-2112 and/or the Cavendish Town Office 226-7291.
• Composting in Cavendish Pinterest Board: Due to the VT Universal Recycling Law, Cavendish will need to be composting everything possible by July 1, 2017. Lots of options are available and it’s not only easy but it saves money as well as provides major benefits to your gardens and property. While many people in Cavendish already compost, for those who are new to it, please check out the new Pinterest Board Composting in Cavendish.
• Last Chance for Cavendish Photo Contest: If you haven’t submitted your photograph for this year’s Cavendish Calendar Contest, you only have a few more days. You must submit an 8" by 10" photo in a horizontal layout, along with your name, the name you give the picture and the general location of where the photo was taken. Digital copies are encouraged. Photos must show scenes and landscapes in Cavendish and Proctorsville, valued for their beauty, historic significance and overall importance to the community. Pictures can include people or animals. All submissions will be exhibited in the Cavendish Town Elementary School before the end of the school year and then will be displayed for voting in various Cavendish and Proctorsville locations during the rest of the month of June. Winners will be selected and notified during the week of July 6th. Submission application forms are available at the Cavendish Town Office, at Cavendish Elementary School and at Crows Bakery on Depot Street, or they can be found at the CCCA website. If you have questions, please contact Robin at 802-226-7736.
• Cellphone Ban Forbids Use at Stop Signs: The new Vermont legislation specifies that drivers may not use their handheld electronics while operating on a public road, whether the vehicle is moving or not. The use of hand-free devices, such as a Bluetooth, is permitted. VT Digger
2. TIEMANN’S MEMOIRS CHAPTER 13/SUGARING
As the serialization of Phillip Tiemann’s Memoirs continues at the Cavendish Historical Society blog, Chapter 13 offers the glimmer of spring, and that all important season-sugaring. CHS’s bonus feature focuses on sugaring in Cavendish. To read the prelude and other chapters of Tiemann’s Memoirs go to Coming to Vermont (Cavendish): Memoirs of Philip Tiemann.
3. CHS MUSEUM OPENS THIS WEEKEND
Summer is officially here and with it the opening of the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) Museum on Sundays from 2-4 pm. If you have been following along with Coming to Vermont (Cavendish): Memoirs of Philip Tiemann you will enjoy visiting the Museum to see the types of equipment Mrs. Tiemann used to cook for her family, clean and do the laundry. Inspired by Tiemann’s Memoirs, this summer’s theme is “Yankee Thrift: Use it up, wear it out. Make it do, or do without.” There will be a series of workshops over the summer to promote Yankee Thrift. The first one is June 14 (Sunday). A “No Sew T-shirt Totes & Other Items” workshop will take place from 2-4 pm. We ask that you bring a T-shirt or two and scissors.
The CHS Plant Sale will be on Saturday, June 27 from 9-2. Lots of native plants-hosta, iris, day lilies etc., plus for the first time, flats of annuals.
4. RUNNING OF THE BOOKS
The 1st Annual Running of the Books 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile Fun Run will take place on June 6th, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. This new and fun event will benefit the future programs for the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library.
The race begins at Greven Field, with two loops on the Nature trail plus a loop around the village. This race is for anyone that wants to do their personal best 5K or those that want to go for a stroll to support our Library.
Kids Fun Run will take place after 5K. Early registration at CFCL and online at Active.com: $20.00. Race day registration at 8:00-8:45: $25.00. Under 18 free registration. FMI: Kata Welch 226-7503, or Terry O'Brien 226-7289 or 802-738-3215
5. LOCAL TOWNS PROMOTE SOLAR ELECTRIC USE
Energy committees in the towns of Brownsville, Cavendish, Reading, Weathersfield and Windsor announced that they have joined together as a team to promote residential solar power through a program called “Solarize Makes $en$e” in conjunction with the White River Junction nonprofit Vital Communities.
A meeting will be held on Saturday, June 6th at 10:00 a.m. at the Weathersfield elementary school on Schoolhouse Road off of Route 5 to launch the program. Representatives from the five towns and Vital Communities will join Catamount Solar and Integrity Energy, the solar providers selected by the five towns, to introduce the program and to answer questions about the cost and the process involved with “going solar.” All residents of the five towns are invited to participate and learn about how solar can benefit them and how this program can help financially.
The purpose of Solarize Makes $en$e is to significantly ramp up the rate that residences are converted to solar power, even beyond the borders of participating communities and beyond the timeframe of the outreach campaign. Solarize accomplishes this by encouraging a very public and positive conversation about solar energy throughout the region. The program teams up local communities with competitively chosen solar photovoltaic (PV) installers to make residential-scale solar energy more accessible and affordable for homeowners.
The program is intended to provide homeowners at minimum a free consultation with a solar professional who will offer a tiered pricing structure to those individuals who want to purchase solar PV panels for their home. Prices will drop for everyone as more residents sign up. The program will continue through the summer and anyone signing up before September 30th will benefit from the lower price.
Vital Communities has selected three such teams within the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire to participate in the Solarize program. This is the third round of Solarize, which has so far resulted in over 300 new solar installations producing over 1700 Kw of power in the Upper Valley. The Solarize Makes $en$e five-community team worked with Vital Communities to choose the solar PV installer partner and will implement a community outreach campaign with the goal of increasing the number of solar PV installations in each community.
Contacts for Solarize Makes $en$e are Ted Emerson (Brownsville) 802-484-5011; Becky Basch (Reading) 802-952-1030; Peter LaBelle (Cavendish) 802-226-7250; Julia Lloyd Wright (Weathersfield) 802-674-5280; and Brendan Dangelo (Windsor) 802-683-5226.
Upcoming events for the weekend and the coming week include
May 30 (Saturday): Cavendish Memorial Day Celebration-10 am CTES
May 31 (Sunday): Cavendish Historical Society Museum opens for the season-2-4 pm
June 2 (Tuesday): Community luncheon, Gethsemane Parish Hall noon
June 3 (Wednesday): Planning Commission Meeting 6:30 pm at the town office
June 3 (Wednesday): Free Financial Planning Workshop begins at Gethsemane Parish Hall and runs every Wednesday throughout the month.
For more information on these and other events, go to the Cavendish Connects Calendar. For regional events, check out the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Calendar.