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6/19/15 EDITION OF THE CAVENDISH UPDATE
1. Cavendish Related News
2. CHS Plant Sale: June 27
3. Tiemann Cavendish Memoirs Chapter 16/1950s Summer & Drive Ins
4. Story Time at the Cavendish Library
5. Cavendish Town Wide Tag Sale Reminder
6. Dogs Left in Cars and Summer Don’t Mix
7. Cavendish Concerts Begin 2015 Series with Gypsy Reel
1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
Dr. Bont’s Leland Award: At the Apple Blossom Cotillion, Dr. Bont received the George F. Leland Award, which is given to an individual who exemplifies the highest ideals of community health care. Dr. Bont was recognized for his leadership of the Black River Health Center, which served Ludlow, Proctorsville, and Cavendish, and his ground breaking work to create a way for Physician Assistants to become an important part of Springfield Hospital and health care in general. All Physician Assistants practice today are based on the methodology developed under Dr. Bont’s leadership. Jack Cassidy and John Bond, two of the first PAs he recruited to come to Springfield, presented the award to Dr. Bont. After 32 years at Black River Health Center, Dr. Bont became a Professor in the Family Practice Program at the State University of New York at Albany, returning to Cavendish upon his retirement. Springfield Hospital
Saying Good-Bye to Mrs. Svec: Close to 200 people turned out to thank Peggy Svec, who spent 32 or her 42 years teaching at Cavendish Town Elementary School. It will seem strange not to see Peggy in the classroom this September, and so the community “Ice Cream Social” wished her well on her retirement. When asked about any advice for the new waves of teachers pouring into such a demanding system, she had this to say. “Eat your Wheaties” and “Remember your own childhood so that compassion is at the forefront of your duties. – VT Journal
Ticks are Now Widespread in VT with Half Carrying Lyme: Alan Giese, an expert in ticks at Lyndon State College, and his team have captured over 800 ticks in VT in the last few years. Half of them are carrying borrelia, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Giese says that “even in areas where we have really low densities of ticks, the prevalence of Lyme is still hovering right around 50 percent. The CDC reports that Vermont has the highest rate of Lyme disease in the country, close to 10 times the national average. VPR
Vermont Landfill Ban on Recyclables Goes into Effect July 1: Starting July 1, recyclables such as metal, glass, certain plastics and paper will be banned from landfills as part of a goal of recycling and composting certain solid waste by 2020. The landfill ban is part of a state law passed in 2012 addressing universal recycling of certain solid waste. Leaves, grass and other yard waste will be barred from landfills beginning in 2016, and a household food waste ban will take effect in 2020. SWWCSWMD
2. CHS PLANT SALE: JUNE 27
It’s that time of year again- the annual Cavendish Historical Society Plant Sale, which takes place the Saturday before the 4th of July at the CHS Museum, 131 in Cavendish Village. This year you’ll have your pick of a variety of hosta in various sizes, different types of Iris-bearded and Native Blue, day lilies and other types of plants and shrubs including pachysandra and ginger. The sale is from 9-2 at the CHS Museum on June 27. New this year are potted tomato plants that can sit on the back porch, making picking easier. These are limited so come early. We’re also hoping to have some annuals as well.
Other items for sale include fire starters and magical flowers made from the cans found on Cavendish’s highways and byways. FMI: 802-226-7807 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3. TIEMANN CAVENDISH MEMOIRS CHAPTER 16/DRIVE-INS
With the close of school this past week, it’s interesting to see how the Tiemann children spent their summer months in 1934. Following Chapter 16, is another memory of Cavendish, kids and summer, but this one is from the 1950s, when drive-in movie theaters were popular. Includes a special bonus treat-you can watch the commercial that played during intermission-“Go on Out to the Lobby.”
To read the prelude and other chapters of Tiemann’s Memoirs go to Coming to Vermont (Cavendish): Memoirs of Philip Tiemann.
4. STORY TIME AT THE CAVENDISH LIBRARY
The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library will host a story time/playgroup for children ages birth to five on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-10:30 AM starting on Tuesday, June 23. It will consist of books, games, songs and free play time. No registration is needed. For more information, please contact Kata at 226-7503.
5. ANNUAL TOWN WIDE TAG SALE REMINDER
The 5th Annual Cavendish Town Wide Tag Sale, will be held on July 25 (Saturday) from 9 – 3 pm. Sponsored by Cavendish Connects, if you wish to register for space at either of the Village Greens, or have your site listed on the vendor list (print and on-line) send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 802-226-7807. Please note that the more information on sale items you provide, the more shoppers you will attract.
For more information and to see who has already registered, go to 5th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale.
6. DOGS LEFT IN CARS AND SUMMER DON’T MIX
Cars can be a death trap for dogs on a sunny day because:
• Dogs cannot sweat and rely on cooling through the pads of their feet and panting
• Temps rise rapidly in a car-at 75 degrees a car can reach 100 degrees in TEN minutes and at 85 degrees a car will reach 120, even with windows open several inches
• Shade offers little protection and moves as the sun does
• Leaving a car window cracked does little to help
* Leaving the engine running with AC on invites engine malfunction and stalling, turning the car literally into an oven
Leaving your dog in a car on a hot day, even with windows open and drinking water, is against the law in Vermont.
A dog in distress will pant, pace and attempt to put its nose out of a cracked window. If you observe a dog locked in a hot vehicle that is behaving this way, treat it like the medical emergency it is and call 911. Overheating kills, so on sunny summer days your pet is safer at home!
7. CAVENDISH CONCERTS BEGIN WITH GYPSY REEL
The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association and the Town of Cavendish invite everyone to spend an evening having fun on the Proctorsville Green on Wednesday, July 1st, starting at 6:00 p.m. when the annual summer music series kicks off with the sounds of Gypsy Reel.
For over twenty years they have been acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Gypsy Reel, in their own words, is not a rock band that Celts, but a Celt band that rocks. They play high energy, stirring music rooted in the Celtic tradition but garnered from the whole world. Their music is an exciting synthesis of world rhythms and influences from three continents. Their newest studio album, Red Red Rose, features a blend of traditional and original music.
This will be the first of seven concerts that are held on consecutive Wednesday nights in July and August. For a listing of all 2015 concerts please go to the Upcoming Events page .
CCCA encourages all area residents and visitors to join their friends and neighbors in front of the gazebo on the green. Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair, have a picnic, or just lay back and relax on the grass. It’s a fun way to enjoy the summer weather and either reconnect with old friends or make new ones.
As always, the concerts are free and open to all. Rain dates are reported on the Cavendish Facebook page. For more information please call Robin at 226-7736.
Upcoming activities for Cavendish this week include:
June 19 (Friday): GMUHS Graduation
June 21 (Sunday): Happy Father’s Day
June 23 (Tuesday): Story Time at Cavendish Library
June 24 (Wednesday): Financial Health Free Workshop
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.