Cavendish Update 7/24/15 Tag Sale/Guns/News/Events

Vendor location-Stop, Shop and Eat-is now available in PDF format on-line. You can also use the on-line site on your phone, since all locations link to Google maps.  Print copies can be picked up at the Cavendish Connects booth at the gazebo on the Proctorsville Green.
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7/24/15 Cavendish Update Contains the Following:
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Cavendish Question: Can You Shoot Guns in the Villages
3. Tiemann Cavendish Memoirs: Chapter 20/Blueberries
4. Donations to Help PFD Life Member Jim Glidden
5. Sarah Clanton on the Proctorsville Green
6  Events
Preschool Dollars: Act 166, Vermont's universal pre-K law, went into effect July 1. It is supposed to provide parents of 3- to 5-year-olds with 10 hours of free prekindergarten classes 35 weeks of the year. Children enrolled in full-day childcare would receive reduced tuition over the academic year. Kids must be enrolled in a prequalified program run by a public school district or a privately operated center. The idea is to give more children access to high-quality early childhood education. However, some parents are complaining that childcare centers are raising tuition and what should be free, actually comes with a cost. According to the VT Department of Education It certainly is not the intent that this makes child care harder for parents to access. It should actually be, in a lot of cases reducing that. The idea is to keep it affordable and also to ensure that families who may not have been able to access it before can do so. The Vermont Agency of Education has received a few complaints on the issue and says lawyers at DCF are now reviewing the interpretation of the law. WCAX 
Springfield Installs Surveillance Cameras: Police Lt. Mark Fountain told members of a crime and police subcommittee Wednesday the three surveillance cameras were installed last week in hopes they will help reduce crime. WCAX 
Question: Is it legal for people in the villages to target shoot, or shoot guns?
Answer: According to Vermont law, no town, city or incorporated village can directly regulate "the possession, ownership, transportation, transfer, sale, purchase, carrying, licensing or registration of traps, firearms, ammunition or components of firearms or ammunition." Vermont does allow towns, cities and incorporated villages "to regulate or prohibit the use or discharge, but not possession of, firearms within the municipality or specified portions thereof." At this time, Cavendish does not have an ordinance prohibiting the discharge of firearms in the villages of Cavendish and Proctorsville.

In Vermont State Parks and Department land, the Rules and Regulations state No firecrackers or other explosive devices, firearms, air rifles or pistols, gas weapons, slingshots, crossbows, bow and arrows except by special permit shall be discharged in any developed recreation area during the park operating season. No firearm shall be discharged within 500 feet of any occupied building or structure in any park or recreation area.

Guns are also not allowed on “school property,” which means any property owned by a school, including motor vehicles. “Owned by the school” means owned, leased, controlled or subcontracted by the school.

If the community thinks an ordinance is needed, this needs to be brought before the Cavendish Select Board, which meets at 6:30 the second Monday of every month. FMI: Call the town office 226-7292
In Chapter 20,  Tiemann’s summer gardens sound amazing. Clearly, at the height of the Depression, to get through the winter, every manner of vegetable and fruit needed to be grown in mass quantities. Without the convenience of freezing, preserving would be done by dehydration, pickling, canning and/or storage in a root cellar.
This week’s “bonus feature” is all about blueberries, including how to dry them in the oven and even different recipes to try. Cavendish Historical Society board member Bruce McEnaney, also assistant town manager, is known on Facebook as Bruce’s Berries because he has the best blueberries in Vermont. One hundred percent organic, they’re ripe for the picking. If you get there quick enough, there are even red raspberries.

As Bruce notes, The picking procedure is the same as last year...scale on the porch...honor system...blah, blah, blah. Half of the proceeds will go to the Cavendish Historical Society to supplement the funds that the good citizens of Cavendish voted to give the Society. The money will go into a fund to repair and paint the former Cavendish Baptist Church that is now the museum. Pick delicious, healthy, never any sprays (except water) blueberries and help refurbish one of the towns beautiful buildings. And remember Bruce's Berries are the freshest and tastiest because YOU PICK THEM YOURSELVES!!!
For the prelude and links to all of the chapters go to Coming to Vermont (Cavendish): Memoirs of Philip Tiemann.
The Proctorsville Fire Dept (PFD) will have a donation jar at their BBQ on Saturday, July 25, Proctorsville Green, to collect money for PFD life member Jim Glidden. He learned this week that he has a severe illness believed to be cancer. He has a large tumor has been found in one of his lungs as well as signs of it in his lymph nodes and brain. Jim actively served PFD and our community for almost 30 years and now needs our help. If you would like to help Jim and his family but are unable to stop by our tent on Saturday, you can send a donation by check to the Proctorsville Vol Fire Dept in care of Jim Glidden to P. O. Box 81, Proctorsville, VT 05153. God bless and please pray for our brother and his family.
The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association on behalf of the Town of Cavendish invites everyone to the Cavendish Music Series on Wednesday, August 5th at 6:00 p.m. when the hair tossing, cello playing, sultry songstress Sarah Clanton takes the stage on the Proctorsville Green. This will be the fifth in the series of concerts that are held on consecutive Wednesday evenings in July and August.
Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Sarah was classically trained from kindergarten but her heart belongs to rock n roll. Along with her quirky vocals and long hair flying in musical abandon, the rhythmic yet melodic voice of the cello provides a unique storytelling experience. Taking her classical background and flipping the script a bit, Sarah Clanton brings an infectious energy rarely seen by typical singer-songwriters. Wielding the cello and a sultry voice she delivers poetic gems to an ever-growing audience.
The concert is free and open to everyone, not just Cavendish residents, so join your 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. 
For more information please call Robin at 226-7736. In the event of rain, postponement information will be reflected on the Cavendish Facebook page.
Upcoming Events this week:
July 25 (Saturday): Town Wide Tag Sale 9-3
July 28 (Tuesday): Cavendish Library’s BBQ and Magic Show
July 29 (Wednesday): Concert on the Proctorsville Green featuring Green Brothers Band, 6 pm
For more information on these and other events, go to the Cavendish Connects July Calendar. For regional events, check out the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Calendar.