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11/11/16 Cavendish Update
1. Cavendish Election Results
2. Cavendish Related News
3. Jenni Johnson Returns to Raise the Roof Concert Series: Nov. 20
1. CAVENDISH ELECTION RESULTS: On Nov. 8, 703 registered voters cast ballots. Hillary Clinton was the presidential choice with Sen. Leahy and Congressman Welch also receiving the majority of the votes. Other winners were Alice Nitka, Mark Donka, and Alison Clark for State Senate for Windsor County. While Nitka and Clark both won, the third seat went to Dick McCormick. For state rep, while Stuart Lindberg was the winner in Cavendish, the majority ultimately went to Annmarie Chirstensen.
Cavendish needed to elect seven Justices of the Peace (JP). With only one name on the ballot, the day before the election, eight people said they were interested in the position as write-ins. With 700 ballots needing to be hand counted for these slots, it took quite a while for Cavendish to report the results of the election. The JPs elected are as follows: Wendy Regier, Dan Churchill, Sara Stowell, Barbara Dickey, Richard Svec, Janelle Wilfong, and Ginger Wilk. For more information on local election results go to The Dish.
2. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
• Fletcher Memorial Library Silent Auction: The Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow, which is free to Cavendish residents, is having their 18th annual Silent Auction beginning November 28 and ending December 9. The Auction raises funds for enhanced services, such as Movies-N-Mags, which offers free video streaming and magazines. Donations of new merchandise, gift certificates, antiques, collectibles, and cash are being sought. Items may be dropped off at the library Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.. Gift certificates may be sent at any time. Be sure to include your business card and value of the donation. FMI: 802-228-8921
• On Nov. 10, at approximately 8:15 the Mascoma Savings Bank at 270 River Street was robbed at gun point.
• Deer Season Nov 12-27: Rifle season is from Nov. 12-27. Hunters are allowed to take one buck. The deer population is estimated at 145,000 right now and with last year's mild winter, officials say they're hearing from people who are definitely seeing them. A reminder from Fish & Wildlife to please wear orange if you're out in the woods to make sure you stay safe.
• Hunters Participating in Vermont's 16-day rifle season: Biologists are collecting middle incisor teeth from November season deer in order to evaluate regional differences in ages and antler characteristics of bucks. The teeth also will help estimate population size, growth rate, health, and mortality rates. Each tooth will be cross-sectioned to accurately determine the deer's age, and the results will be posted on the state's Fish & Wildlife website next spring. Hunters who don't make it to a biological reporting station are asked to obtain a tooth envelope from their regular reporting agent, remove one the middle incisor teeth, and include their name, Conservation ID number and date of kill on the envelope.
• State Sen. Bill Doyle Does Not Win Re-Election: Doyle, Vermont's longest-serving state senator, was first elected to the Vermont Senate from Washington County in 1968, and since that time has been re-elected 23 times. He is know for his yearly survey, “Doyle Poll,” of what is of concern to Vermont voters. Doyle is requesting a recount. VPR
3. JENNI JOHNSON RETURNS TO RAISE THE ROOF: Nov. 20: Back by popular demand, the fabulous Jenni Johnson & the Jazz Junketeers will light up Gethsemane Episcopal Church on Sunday November 20 as part of the Raise the Roof concert series in Proctorsville. Johnson's many fans in the Burlington music scene describe her singing style as smooth, jazzy, funky and soulful. Her Sunday jazz brunches are popular among the city's music lovers and she appears regularly in the Burlington Jazz Festival. This powerhouse vocalist will fill tiny Gethsemane Church with big sound, backed up by keyboard, horns, bass and percussion. Jenni Johnson's dusky rendition of "Moonlight in Vermont" has been heard in Paris, Montreal and Rostov, Russia, and she is comfortable anywhere singing jazz, blues, swing and funk. Johnson says that each performance teaches her how to refine the use of her instrument---her vocal chords. The music begins at 4:00 p.m. on November 20 and admission is $10.00 at the door. This is a concert you don't want to miss. Get acquainted with Jenni Johnson and "Like" the concert series on Facebook at Raise the Roof Concert Series.
NOVEMBER 11 (Friday): Veteran’s Day. Federal Holiday. Town office and schools closed.
NOVEMBER 11-12 (Friday-Saturday): GMUHS Drama Club presents “The Importance of Being Earnest” in the school’s auditorium. Curtain is 7 pm and tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.
NOVEMBER 14 (Monday): Okemo Valley Women’s Club Meeting, 7 pm at the Senior Center in Ludlow. Guest speaker is Cavendish Connects’ Margo Caulfield.
• Select Board Meeting. Download the Agenda at The Dish.
NOVEMBER 18 (Friday): CTES Annual Pie Sale