Cavendish Update 7/31/15 News/Events/Memoirs

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7/31/15 Cavendish Update Contains the Following:
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Tiemann Cavendish Memoirs: Chapter 21/Halloween
3. Harvest Time and Community Luncheon
4. Blue Heron Rookery Tour-Aug. 1
5. Events 
Retired CTES School Teacher Honored by the Ludlow Rotary: 
Congratulations to Peggy Svec who received an award on Tuesday from the Ludlow Rotary recognizing her for her many contributions and years of service to the school children of Cavendish VT.
New 2nd Grade Teacher at CTES: Lindsay Turgeon is the new Grade 2 teacher at Cavendish Town Elementary School. Familiar to some Cavendish families from spending three summers working at Stepping Stones Preschool, she recently revised her Master or Education degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Elementary Education. In addition to her preschool experience, she spent 10 months student teaching and worked as paraprofessional in elementary classrooms in Western Massachusetts.
Cavendish Man Arrested for Cultivation of Marijuana: On 07/28/15, at approximately 0851 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a residence on Main Street in Cavendish after receiving a 911 hang up call. It was determined that Davis Albershardt committed the offense of domestic assault and was arrested for this. While investigating the incident, Troopers discovered several marijuana plants growing on the property. Albershardt was transported to the Rockingham State Police barracks for processing. He was issued a citation for Domestic Assault and Cultivation of Marijuana. Vermont State Police Press Release
Vermont Continues Its Slow Recovery from the Great Recession: Economists for the legislative and executive branches issued their biannual report on the state economy Monday. They say that Vermont is on pace to continue its slow recovery from the Great Recession. Lawmakers earlier this year approved a fiscal year 2016 general fund budget that assumes about 3 percent growth in state revenues. Economists say the state looks to be on track to meet those projections.  Vermont continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, though growth in personal income withholding taxes continues to stagnate. VPR 
CIEE Looking for VT Host Families: CIEE, the non-profit agency that coordinates foreign exchange students have a couple students coming to Vermont for the 2015-2016 high school year and need assistance in finding them good homes and families. The students include a 16 year boy from Spain, a 15 year old boy from South Korea and a 17 year old girl from Slovakia. If you are interested in being a host family, contact Virginia Doss
In Chapter 21, fall has arrived along with the annual Halloween celebration at the Center Rd School. This week’s bonus feature includes another memory of Halloween at the school but at least a decade later. For the prelude and links to all of the chapters go to Coming to Vermont (Cavendish): Memoirs of Philip Tiemann.
Tuesday, Aug. 4, is the monthly community luncheon at Gethsemane Church’s Parish Hall, off Dept Street in Proctorsville. Meeting at noon, this luncheon will be Harvest time.  We are gathering in veggies from all our friends and plan to make stuffed peppers, stuffed eggplant and stuffed tomatoes, bean salads, bread from Crows Bakery and watermelon.  Please join us celebrating the bounty of summer. Suggested donation is $3.
Pieter van Schaik is hosting a tour of a 4 nest heron rookery on Aug. 1, 9 am (rain or shine). Meet at his office, 2055 Main Street. It’s about a 10 minute walk from the parking area over gentle terrain to get to the rookery. There is also a patch of Rattlesnake Plantain orchids in bloom and a clump of Spotted Wintergreen, which are local but not that common.
5. Events
Upcoming Events This week
August 1 (Saturday): Blue Heron Rookery Tour, 9 am
August 4 (Tuesday): Community Luncheon at Gethsemane Church, noon
August 5 (Wednesday): Proctorsville Concert on the Green featuring Sarah Clanton, 6 pm
For more information on these and other events, go to the Cavendish Connects August Calendar. For regional events, check out the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Calendar.