Cavendish Update2/12/16 News/Fraud/Events

 The National Weather Service is forecasting sub-zero wind chills in areas of Vermont Friday through Sunday with some areas possibly reaching a wind chill of 30 below zero or colder Saturday night.  For more information. 

The National Weather Service is forecasting sub-zero wind chills in areas of Vermont Friday through Sunday with some areas possibly reaching a wind chill of 30 below zero or colder Saturday night. For more information. 

2/12/16 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Fraud Watch

3. CCCA to Hold Town Meeting Information Forum

4. Sewing for Peace Project

5. Special Treats for Your Cavendish Valentine

6. True Tales: Live Storytelling in Proctorsville

7. Events

1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

Stolen Tools Recovered: According to the VT State Police, the tools that were stolen from 2651 Twenty Mile Stream Rd were recovered on 2/4/16 in Springfield. Investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police. 802-875-2112.

 First Female Life Member of PVFD: Firefighter Karlene Glidden achieved life membership status by serving Proctorsville Volunteer Fire Dept. for 20 years. Karlene has excelled as a driver/pump operator. She is often times one of the top five responders as far as calls made per year. She joins her husband Chief Bob Glidden and their son Captain Bob Glidden Jr as life members at PFD. Her youngest son Michael is currently serving his 20th year in the fire service also. He is currently a Captain on Truck 5211 at the Glen Cove Vol. Fire Dept. in NY. Congratulations Karlene on being the first female life member at PFD since its establishment in 1833.

Scam Alerts: On Monday, Feb. 8 a Cavendish resident reported that they received a call from "Power Ball???" saying they have 5 million dollars for us.  That is if I have +$200 to verify and approve the acceptance stamp that needs to be put on the package. After a few calls I found that this is probably a scam and not a normal procedure.  In addition, neither the state police or Ludlow police will have anything to do with scams and that they have been receiving an increase of calls on the problem.  Note that other residents are receiving similar calls, including one from Publisher’s Clearing House. Another resident has posted the reminder that Microsoft, Dell, Google, VTel, TDS, Xfinity/Comcast, Hewett Pakcard etc. will not call telling you that they need access to your computer because your computer is infected with a virus. The VT Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) has issued a warning http://timesargus.com/article/20160211/THISJUSTIN/302119996 of several scams currently targeting VT businesses. For Scams, contact the Vermont Attorney General's office. 800-649-2424. For more information, see article 2 below-Fraud Watch.

BRGNS Looking for Volunteers: Black River Good Neighbor Services’ Thrift Store is looking for volunteers to help take out the trash – literally. If you have a pick up truck or SUV, or don’t mind filling the back of your car with trash, and you can spare two hours once a month, BRGNS can use your help. FMI: Audrey at 228-3663, or stop by the thrift store at 37B Main Street in Ludlow.

2. FRAUD WATCH: At the winter meeting of the GFWC Okemo Valley Women’s Club, the guest speaker was Elliott Greenblott from AARP Fraud Watch Network. He spoke about Identity theft, investment fraud and the latest scams throughout Vermont and the United States. Every 2 - 3 seconds someone is victimized by fraud. Mr. Greenblott and the Fraud Watch Network are dedicated to informing Vermonters and Americans about how to protect themselves from becoming one of those victims. IRS scams, debt collection, computer tech support, phishing, lotteries/sweepstakes, online listings / Craigslist, business targeting, imposters, Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes and Identity theft are the Top Ten Scams in Vermont. ATM skimming and RFID reading are very common as well. We should all arm ourselves against these scams and fraud by becoming informed and cautious. Help is available from the AARP Fraud Watch Network , toll free at 877-908-3360; the Vermont Attorney General's Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) toll free at 1-800-649-2424 or CAP  or the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)  and from many other organizations including theUS Postal Inspection Services.

3. CCCA TO HOLD TOWN MEETING INFORMATION FORUM: The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will hold an informational forum for Cavendish voters on the Wednesday before this year’s town meeting. The forum will be held on Wednesday, February 24th, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Cavendish Town Offices on High Street in Cavendish. The forum will be recorded by LPC-TV and will be broadcast at various times during the week before town meeting. The video will also be available at their website.

The discussion will address each of the issues on this year’s town meeting ballot, primarily the town and the school proposed budgets.  Town and school officials will be present to lead the discussion and will also entertain questions with respect to the recently released town report.

Although there are no contested races on the ballot this year, all candidates are invited to attend and any candidates who are present will be able to make short statements and to answer attendees’ questions. The meeting is open to all Cavendish citizens and residents.  For more information, please call Peter LaBelle at 802-226-7250.

4. SEWING FOR PEACE PROJECT: Last year, Dan Farrar, transfer station operator, decided that the Springfield Transfer Station could be a collection site for unwanted sewing machines for the “Sewing Peace” project created by Pedals for Peace (PCP) which added sewing machines in the sea containers, along with their bikes,  to enable people to start family businesses. Springfield collected 24 machines last year, which went to Fiji.

While we’re checking to see if the Cavendish Transfer Station can take your sewing machine for this project, Springfield Transfer Station is now accepting them year-round. The next truckload of bikes and machines, collected by the Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps Volunteer group in Burlington, will leave Vermont in September.

5. SPECIAL TREATS FOR YOUR CAVENDISH VALENTINE: Looking for last minute gift ideas for your Valentine? Try tasty treats from Minibees in Cavendish and Crow’s Bakery, and Singleton’s in Proctorsville. For the crafter what about a class at Fletcher Farms  or Six Loose Ladies? . Six Loose Ladies also offers a variety of incredible gifts. If a bit of pampering is in order, there’s the Aveda Spa at the Castle Hill Resort and Spa or the Village Clipper.  For other ideas, check out the Cavendish Business Directory and remember, you support your neighbor and community when you shop local. 

6. TRUE TALES: LIVE STORYTELLING IN PROCTORSVILLE: What do a state legislator, independent bookstore owner and a fearless cyclist biking alone in India have in common?  They each have what it takes to stand up and tell a true story without notes in front of a live audience in the third annual True Tales event in Proctorsville.  On Sunday February 28, these plucky yarn spinners will join four others who will present a Vermont version of Moth Radio Hour, a popular NPR program that has spawned similar events throughout the country.  The storytelling event will benefit Gethsemane Church, which has hosted the Raise the Roof Concert Series in its acoustically perfect space for the last four winters.  To say thank you and replenish the church’s winter heating fuel, True Tales will donate all proceeds from the door to the little church with a big heart---and the audience will bask in the warmth of a late winter afternoon of well-told stories.  Last year’s event included tales of a flying lesson gone wrong, a local sting operation and pet sitting for escape-artist sheep.  This year the lineup will bring you new stories guaranteed to be just as entertaining.  True Tales will begin at 4:00 p.m. at Gethsemane Church on Depot St. in Proctorsville.  Admission is $10.00 at the door, a bargain for such afternoon magic. 

7. EVENTS

February 12 (Friday): Flower & Bake Sale Mini Beez from 12-2 and Singleton’s 5-6 pm. Benefits CTES 6th Grade.

February 14 (Sunday): Happy Valentine’s Day

February 15 (Monday): President’s Day, Town Office Closed.

February 15 (Monday)-February 19 (Friday): Winter break. Schools closed

February 16 (Tuesday): Fire District #2 (Cavendish) annual meeting, 7:30 pm at the Cavendish Town Office. 

For information on upcoming events, go to the Cavendish Connects February Calendar.