Cavendish Update 3/25/16 News/Tag Sale/Events

 The lush green of early summer is not that far away. Photograph by Elizabeth Rankin on Chambers Rd. 

The lush green of early summer is not that far away. Photograph by Elizabeth Rankin on Chambers Rd. 

3/25/16 Cavendish Update
1. Cavendish Related News
2. 6th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale
3. Jazz, Blues & Soul Raise the Roof
4. LPCTV’s 5th Annual Kentucky Derby Gala
5. Events
 
1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
Passing of Novack and Guica:
In the last several weeks, Cavendish lost several well-known residents -Carolyn Novack (95) and Richard “Dick” Guica (64). Novack was an integral part of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Proctorsville and worked first at Gay Brothers and then Mack Molding. Guica served in the Navy and worked for J&L Machine Tool Co as a welder and as a machinist at General Electric. Calling hours for Guica will be March 25, 3-5 at the Adams Funeral Home in Ludlow with a reception to follow at the American Legion in Ludlow.
 
Arrest Made in 2015 Robbery of Cavendish Cemetery: On 5/25/2015, Vermont State Police responded to the Cavendish Cemetery, in the Town of Cavendish, for a reported burglary of a shed that was located on the property. During the burglary a lawn mower was stolen from the shed. During the investigation DNA evidence was collected from the scene and sent to the Vermont Forensic Laboratory for testing. As a results of those test, Douglas Sargent, was arrested on 3/22/2016, for the burglary at the Cavendish Cemetery. Sargent was transported to the Rockingham State Police Barracks for processing. A court clerk was contacted and bail was set on Sargent. Sargent was held at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $2,000.00 bail. VT State Police Report
 
GMUHS Teams Win at Jr Iron Chief: GM's high school and middle school teams participated in the 9th Annual Jr Iron Chef competition on March 19th at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. Jr Iron Chef VT is a statewide culinary competition that challenges teams of middle and high school students to create healthy, local dishes that inspire school meal programs. The High School Team won the Local Lively Award for using local ingredients while the Middle School Team won the Mise en plac award for organization and teamwork.
 
Act 46 Focus Forum: Confused about Act 46? Missed the focus forum last week? No worries, watch it on-line at the LPC-TV website.
 
VTel Pulls Back Plan to Bring Cell Service to Remote Areas: A plan to bring cell phone service to nearly 1,000 miles of Vermont roads that do not get any signal reception has been sharply curtailed four years after the project was announced with great fanfare. VTel Wireless has dropped plans to provide cell phone service along roads in 35 unserved areas around the state, according to the Federal Communications Commission. The company will move forward with providing cell phone service along about 343 miles of roads in 11 areas in Vermont, mostly in northern part of the state. VTel president Michel Guite told Vermont Public Radio that VTel decided not to move forward with a majority of the sites because of federal regulations regarding the provision of a cell phone caller’s geographical location for 911 emergency calls. He said the 911 requirements are not compatible with the 4G LTE technology that VTel plans to deploy in its network. (The voice portion of mobile wireless communications typically is carried over 3G networks.) “We’re disappointed VTel is not going to be providing the cellular service it said it would to Vermont areas that do not receive it,” said James Porter, director of the telecommunications and connectivity division of the state’s Department of Public Service. Although the state didn’t have any role in VTel’s federally funded project, Porter said his department is working with Cambridge, Mass.-based CoverageCo to build 500 cell sites around the state that would bring coverage to unserved areas. CoverageCo contracts with cell phone providers to extend coverage so that customer calls are not dropped when traveling through a “black hole.” Porter said the CoverageCo project, which is “requiring a lot of resources,” should be completed with the next 12 to 18 months. Valley News
 
Be on the Look Out for Ticks: For the past month, ticks have been out on sunny days and are out most of the time now. Some are the size of poppy seeds and some a little bigger. Ticks especially like spring when the ground is damp, or they are in shaded areas. They climb high or hitchhike on birds. It's time to take your birdfeeders down if you have any ground feeders. Rultand Herald
 
April 9, Trout Season Opens: Vermont’s traditional trout fishing season is set to open on Saturday, April 9, and officials from Vermont Fish & Wildlife say the mild winter could be a boon for early season trout action across the state.
 
Results of Sen. Doyle’s Town Meeting Day Survey: With nearly 11,000 surveys returned, respondents supported paid sick leave, believe that VT has too many school districts, the state is not business friendly and that political campaigns are to expensive. Ninety percent support giving cities and towns input into renewable energy siting projects in their backyard. Respondents were split with 42% in favor and 44% opposed the legalization of marijuana. Only 32% expressed satisfaction with health care in VT. The written comments had a consistent theme, “we can’t afford to live in this state.” WCAX
 
2. 6th ANNUAL TOWN WIDE TAG SALE
It may not have felt like winter, but spring is definitely on its way and with it cleaning. This is a good time to put some items aside for the 6th Annual town wide tag sale, which will be held on July 30 (Saturday) from 9 – 3 pm.
 
Sponsored by Cavendish Connects, the following information is provided for vendors:
• The sale will be concentrated along Main Street (Route 131), with both village greens available.
•  Anyone setting up on a village green is responsible for bringing all supplies and removing all trash and items that did not sell by the end of the day.
• Secondary areas will be off High Street in Cavendish Village and Route 103, Twenty Mile Stream and Depot Street in Proctorsville. Those along High Street, Route 103, Twenty Mile or other areas should think about signage.
• The familiar red poster boards will go up two weeks before the event.
 
FMI: cavendishconnects@gmail.com or call 802-226-7807
 
3. JAZZ, BLUES & SOUL RAISE THE ROOF
On Sunday April 3, Proctorsville’s Raise the Roof winter concert series will be capped with a stellar performance by the beautiful Wanda Houston, known for her soulful singing of blues, funk, jazz and dusky romantic standards.   Performing since third grade and trained in opera, Houston has sung and acted her way across theater stages, on film, in cabarets, recording studios and large concert halls.  She can belt out the blues, move your spirit with gospel and stir your soul with timeless romantic standards.  A critic for Time Out magazine in New York wrote, “The mega voiced Wanda Houston blows the roof off!”
 
The concert is at 4:00 at Gethsemane Church on Depot St. Admission is $10 at the door, a small price to pay for a memorable performance of terrific live music in an intimate venue.  Put it on your calendar!
 
4. LPCTV’s 5th ANNUAL KENTUCKY DERBY GALA
LPCTV is holding its fifth “Kentucky Derby Gala – A Night at the Races” fundraising event on Saturday, May 7th at Willie Dunn’s Grill at the Okemo Valley Golf Course in Ludlow from 5:00pm to 8:30pm. The event has become the primary annual fundraiser for the local community access television station.
 
The event will feature food and entertainment which is included in the per person ticket price of $30. Entertainment will include several locally sponsored “horse races” with charity betting, a viewing of the Kentucky Derby live on television, a silent auction, and other activities.
 
This event is made possible by the Okemo Mountain Resort, which is hosting the event and providing the dinner, as well as the “Circle of Roses” race sponsors. This year’s sponsors include Stemwinder / Wine & Cheese Depot, George B. Tucker, Inc., The Book Nook, Vermont Properties & Development, and Jim & Anita Alic. A limited number of additional “Circle of Roses” sponsorships are still available.
 
Local businesses and individuals are invited to consider racehorse “sponsorships”. For $50 per horse, each sponsor names their own horse, which is printed in the event program. From now until April 15th, LPCTV is offering a 10% discount package of one horse sponsorship and two tickets to the event for $100. One winner from each race will receive a prize donated by local merchants.
 
Please contact Patrick Cody at LPCTV by calling 228-8808 or emailing pcody@lpctv.org to make prize donations, to sponsor horses, and to purchase advance tickets for the Kentucky Derby Gala. Tickets will also be available for purchase at LPCTV, The Book Nook, and the Wine & Cheese Depot. 
 
5. EVENTS
March 25 (Friday):
Good Friday Town office and school closed
March 27 (Sunday): Easter
March 31 (Thursday)-April 2 (Saturday): Bye-Bye Birdie at GMUHS, tickets are $5 for Students/seniors and $7 for Adults. Curtain is 7pm in the school auditorium
April 2 (Saturday): Rabies Vaccination Clinic, 9-11 Proctorsville Fire Hall. $15 per dog or cat
 
 For information on upcoming events, go to the Cavendish Connects March Calendar. For area events, check the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce calendar.