Cavendish Update 12/30/16 Recycling/News/Events


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12/30/16 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Cavendish Holiday Recycling

3. Volunteers Needed for CTES Snow Program

4. Chair Yoga Series in Proctorsville

5. Events



Free Guided Jan. 1 Hikes: Join one of several free, family-friendly hiking events taking place on January 1, 2017 throughout the state in parks and forests. Professional guides and outdoor educators will lead the hikes, which will be at Ascutney State Park, Hunger Mountain and Jamaica State Park. Entry to State parks in the winter is free. For First Day Hikes visit or check out Vermont State Parks on Facebook and Twitter. Press Release

3SquaresVT Boosts Food Purchasing Power: To encourage healthy eating, the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers the 3SquaresVT program to help eligible Vermonters buy nutritious food. If everyone in the household is 65 or older or gets SSI, then the benefits may be distributed as cash, deposited directly into the family’s bank account. 3SquaresVT is open to individuals and families who qualify based on household income. Anyone who is over 60 or has a disability may deduct many medical expenses from their income, which can help with qualification. To get more information, or help applying for 3SquaresVT, call the Vermont Senior HelpLine at 1-800-642-5119.

Postal Rates Increasing: The cost of a first-class stamp will go from 47 cents to 49 cents on Jan. 22, 2017 — the first such increase in three years. Rates will also rise for priority mail. However, consumers will continue to pay 21 cents for each additional ounce of first-class mail, $1.15 for international letters and 34 cents for postcards.


2. CAVENDISH HOLIDAY RECYCLING: During the holidays Americans generate about 25% more trash than normal. That turns out to be an estimated 1,000 pounds of waste per household. With 80% of items having the potential to be recycled, Cavendish Connects has compiled a list Cavendish Holiday Recycling options. Christmas trees, wreaths and greens make excellent mulch for the garden, but if you prefer, you can take them to the Cavendish Transfer Station where they will be chipped and used for mulching by the town. Wrapping paper (non metallic) and some packaging can be recycled for free at the transfer station. See The Dish Cavendish Holiday Recycling


3. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CTES SNOW PROGRAM: Cavendish Town Elementary School is in need of ON MOUNTAIN volunteers for their ski program on Tuesday afternoons. You need to be at Okemo by noon ready to go, and work with students until 3:30. In exchange, you will receive a full day lift ticket to use Sundays-Fridays or $40 ticket for a Saturday ticket for each week you volunteer. The program is 8 Tuesdays long. Contact Jarrod Harper. 802-770-2892 or


4. CHAIR YOGA SERIES IN PROCTORSVILLE: From Jan. 3-Jan. 31, there will be a 5 week Chair Yoga series at dgBodyworks, located at 7 Depot Street in Proctorsville (corner of Depot and Route 131).  Classes are on Tuesdays at 11 am. Receive the benefits of yoga without having to go down to the floor! This 45-minute class provides breathing exercises, flowing movements to improve mobility and circulation, strengthening poses, balance, and meditation. Cost is $20 for all five weeks or drop in fee of $10 per class. The instructor will be Lori Wright, CPT, a certified Yoga instructor and a Cavendish resident. FMI 603-401-8123.




JANUARY 2 ( Monday): Legal holiday. Schools, town offices and many businesses closed

JANUARY 3 (Tuesday): Schools reopen; last day for Rich Svec as Cavendish’s town manager.

For area events, check the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce calendar