Cavendish Update 8/14/15 News/Hazardous Waste

8/14/15 Cavendish Update Contains
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Tiemann Cavendish Memoirs: Chapter 23/Dust Bowl
3. Household Hazardous Waste Collection
4. Events
Church Communities Unite for St. James PastorMembers of two United Methodist churches in Windsor County-St. James in Proctorsville and Rachel S Harlow Church in Windsor are raising money for their pastor Earl Dionne, who is fighting an aggressive form of head and neck cancer. Valley News
CHS Sribbler II-Summer Edition: The Cavendish Historical Society’s Newsletter for Summer 2015 is now available on-line at the CHS blog. 
Nearly 6% Increase for BC/BS Customers: The Green Mountain Care Board has given its approval to a nearly 6 percent rate increase for individual customers of Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Blue Cross originally filed for an 8.6 percent increase but the board whittled this proposal down to a 5.9 percent increase. The increase is the weighted average of all of Blue Cross policies that are sold on Vermont Health Connect, so individual consumers could see higher or lower rates for their own policies. VPR
In Chapter 23, the winter of 1936 brings something unusual to the Tiemann’s Windy Hill-brown snow. Possible the largest man made ecological disaster, the Great Plains were being destroyed via the “Dust Bowl,” and with two mile high wind storms, the effects could even be seen in Cavendish. For the prelude and links to all of the chapters go to Coming to Vermont (Cavendish): Memoirs of Philip Tiemann.
The Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring free events for the collection and safe disposal of household hazardous wastes on Saturday, September 12.  Residents and businesses from Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor, Vermont may participate.  No pre-registration for residents. Businesses must pre-register and will be charged for disposal costs.  The collections will be held at the Springfield Transfer Station from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and at Bellows Falls Union High School 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Bring in a mercury fever thermometer and receive a new digital fever thermometer. For more information, call 674-9235 or click on for a list of what to bring.
Upcoming Events This week
August 14 (Friday): Last night of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Get outside and enjoy the shooting stars. A new moon tonight should produce perfect conditions for watching.
August 19 (Wednesday):  The last Wednesday Night Proctorsville Concert featuring Three to the Bar. Note that this event begins at 5:30 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.