Cavendish Update 9/11/15 News/Memoirs/Swap/Events

9/11/15 Cavendish Update Contains
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Cavendish Memoirs: Chapter 27/Cavendish in WWII
3. 2nd Annual Abundance Swap: December 5
4. Events
Road Closure: The Town of Chester will be replacing a culvert on Cavendish Rd in the vicinity of 1049 Cavendish Rd during the month of September. This culvert replacement will cause a road closure and detour. Individuals located south of this location traveling to Cavendish will need to use Vermont Route 103. Individuals located north of this location traveling to Chester will need to travel through Cavendish and join with Vermont Route 103. The town of Chester apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the Chester town office 802-875-2173 with any questions or concerns. 
Car Accident Sept 8: Around 1 pm, the Vermont State Police, Ludlow Ambulance, and Proctorsville Fire Department were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on VT103 at the bottom of the Proctorsville Gulf in the town of Cavendish. Investigation revealed that V1 (Lyndon Lewis, Brattleboro) had been traveling south on VT103 at the bottom of the Gulf when it crossed the centerline on a slight right hand curve and struck the driver's side doors of V2 (Wendy Aiken, Ludlow), which had been northbound. The impact caused V2 to spin out in a counterclockwise manner, strike the guardrails, and come to rest facing in a southerly direction approximately 200 feet north of the area of impact. V1 continued in a southeasterly direction, struck the guard rail end, left the east side of the roadway, went down an embankment and struck a small tree in a swampy area, coming to rest facing in a southeasterly direction. OP#2 denied any injury. OP#1 and his passenger, Lisa Laplante, age 43 of Brattleboro, were transported to the Springfield Hospital by Ludlow Ambulance for treatment of what were believed to be minor injuries. OP#1 was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was issued a civil ticket for possession of marijuana and a criminal citation to appear in Windsor Superior Court-Criminal Division on 10/27/15 to face the charge of Negligent Operation. OP#2 was found to be operating under suspension in the State of Vermont; she will be issued a civil traffic ticket for that violation. The Proctorsville FD provided valuable assistance with traffic control. Benny's Towing responded and removed V1 and V2 from the scene. VT State Police Press Release
The Vermont Golden Honey Festival is Becoming a Tradition: Autumn is on its way. The weather’s getting cooler, and a local craft fair presents an opportunity to celebrate the season. The third annual Vermont Golden Honey Festival is Saturday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Golden Stage Inn in Proctorsville, rain or shine. Admission is free.  Vermont Journal
Annual Phineas Gage Walk and Talk: Learn more about Dr. Harlow at the Cavendish Historical Society’s annual Phineas Gage Walk and Talk, which takes place on Sept. 13 at the CHS Museum, Route 131 in Cavendish, Vt. The program begins at 2 p.m. at the Museum. The walk includes the location of the accident, Dr. Harlow’s home/surgery, and the boarding house where Gage was taken after his injury.  This event will take place rain or shine. Vermont Journal  
Got Drugs? Collection Day Sept. 26: The following locations will be collecting unused or expired medication for safe disposal from 10-2 on Sept. 26: Police Departments-Ludlow, Springfield, Chester and Windsor (Note that all of these departments, with the exception of Chester, have permanent year round medicine drop boxes); Transfer Station-Weathersfield.  Needles are not accepted. FMI 802-457-5211
Old Farmer’s Almanac Winter Prediction: The forecast for this coming winter according to this year's "Old Farmer's Almanac," is for below average temps and above average snowfall. The book uses sunspots, planetary positions and tidal patterns to gage weather patterns.. While the Old Almanac rates their prediction success at about 80%, meteorologists says forecasts shouldn’t be taken seriously as it’s hard enough to predict five days out, let alone a year away.  As one meteorologist noted, "The Old Farmer's Almanac is to meteorology what astrology is to astronomy."
In Chapter 27, after working so hard to establish a farm at Windy Hill, Phillip Tiemann and his family must now prepare to leave it as WWII begins and he receives his orders to report to Fort Ethan Allen. The bonus feature this week pertains to Cavendish during WWII, which many from that era consider the heyday of the town. Please note that next week the serialization of Coming to Vermont will conclude with Chapter 28. 
For the prelude and links to all of the chapters go to Coming to Vermont (Cavendish): Memoirs of Philip Tiemann
It may seem like months away, but many begin their holiday shopping after Labor Day so keep in mind the Abundance Swap, sponsored by Cavendish Connects, which takes place the first Saturday in December. A big hit last year, in spite of snow, sleet and some very nasty weather, this is a way to share and receive the bounty of the season without spending a dime.
Pick 3-5 items in your home, shop or office that someone would enjoy as a gift. These should be in really good shape and of quality, meaning it’s well made and likely to be valued by someone. Children are encouraged to bring gently used toys they may have outgrown or no longer use. Bring them to the Cavendish Town Elementary School on Saturday morning, December 5,  starting at 9:30 am. Drop off your items, enjoy a visit with your neighbors and the Cavendish Connects team, as well as share the stories of what you are bringing to the swap. From 10-11:30, select presents for someone on your holiday giving list (it can be you).  FMI: 226-7807 or
Upcoming Events This week
Sept. 11 (Friday): Cavendish Survivor Challenge begins, 6 pm at the Cavendish Museum
Sept. 12 (Saturday): Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day 9-1; Annual Golden Honey Festival (Golden Stage Inn, Depot Street, Proctorsville); Cavendish Survivor Challenge Continues.
Sept 13 (Sunday): Annual Phineas Gage Walk and Talk (2 pm Cavendish Historical Society Museum) and conclusion of Cavendish Survivor Challenge
Sept 14 (Monday): Select Board Meeting
 For more information on these and other events, go to the Cavendish Connects September Calendar. For regional events, check out the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Calendar.