Cavendish Update 6/3/16 News/Tag Sale/Events


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6/3/16 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Volunteers Needed for Transplanting Seedlings

3. 2016 Summer Concert Series

4. 6th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale

5. Change of Date for 5-K Annual Running of the Books

6.  Events



Center Rd Accident: On May 28 (Saturday) at 12:24 am, the Vermont State Police responded to a one-car motor vehicle crash on Center Road in Cavendish. Investigation revealed that the operator, Emily Wyman of Chester, fell asleep while driving. Her vehicle exited the roadway and struck a tree. Wyman was treated for minor injuries. The passenger, a five- month old infant, was unharmed. Wyman and the infant were both transported to the Springfield Hospital for further medical evaluation. Wyman was issued traffic ticket for failing to maintain her lane. VT State Police Reports

Schools Last Day Earlier Due to Lack of Snow Days: There have been years when the last day of school and the 4th of July have been about a week a part. However, without any snow days, both CTES and GMUHS’s last day will be Thursday, June 9. GMUHS graduation will be on June 17 (Friday) while CTES’s 6th grade graduation will be Wednesday June 8.

Invasive Bug Poses Threat for Hemlocks: An invasive insect called the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid is establishing a foothold within the Upper Valley. From East Asia, the species feeds by sucking sap from hemlock and spruce trees, which could spell bad news for the area tree population. Jim Esden, a forester with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, says it breeds in such massive numbers that it has the potential to threaten not only the hemlocks it feeds on, but the species that depend on those hemlocks — a list that includes deer, trout and northern goshawks. The northernmost infestation is at the bottom of the Upper Valley, in the southern edge of Springfield, Vt., and in Charlestown. Valley News 


2. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TRANSPLANTING SEEDLINGS: Want to learn how to transplant seedlings? On June 4 (Saturday) Little Village Farm,  the only CSA (community sustained agriculture) in Cavendish is in need of extra hands to help transplant seedlings. If you are able to assist, no experience necessary, be at the farm by 8 am with gloves (if you use them) and a water bottle. The farm is located off Depot Street in Proctorsville at 74 Mt. View Ave. Detour notice: If coming from "downtown" Proctorsville off of Route 131, you will need to continue past Depot St. and make a left onto Route 103 due to a bridge closure on Depot St. Make your first left onto Greven Rd. and your next left onto Depot before making a right on Pratt Hill Rd. You can't miss us from there!


3. 2016 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will once again present the Wednesday night summer music series starting at 6:00 pm on the Proctorsville Green. The lineup will be as follows:

• July 6:  Gypsy Reel (Irish)

• July 13: Alison Turner (Alternative/Indie Pop)

• July 20 Sensible Shoes

•  July 27t: Green Brothers Band  (Jazz, blues, Rock, R&B, Reggae) 

• August 3: Chris Kleeman (VT’s Best Kept Blues Secret)

• August 10: Yankee Chank. (Cajun/Zydeco)

All concerts are free and open to the public, so grab your lawn chair, a picnic, a cold drink, and join your friends and neighbors to enjoy plenty of rollicking good music from the gazebo.

The summer concert series has a long history in Proctorsville and many area residents reserve Wednesday evenings to listen to the live music. As always, the concerts will be held unless severe weather threatens. In case of rain, alternative plans will be announced on the Cavendish Facebook page. If you would like to help, we would like to hear from you. Call Robin at 226-7736 to volunteer or for more information on the concerts. 


4. 6th ANNUAL TOWN WIDE TAG SALE REMINDER: Summer is now officially underway. Hope you’ve been putting aside items for the 6th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale, which will be held on July 30 (Saturday) from 9 – 3 pm.  Sponsored by Cavendish Connects, if you wish to register for space at either of theVillage Greens, or have your site listed, send an e-mail to or call 802-226-7807. Please note that the more information on sale items you provide, the more shoppers you will attract.

For more information and to see who has already registered, go to 6th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale page of The Dish.


5. CHANGE OF DATE FOR 5-K RUNNING OF THE BOOKS: The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library’s Annual Running of the Books Benefit has been changed from Saturday June 11 to Saturday June 18.  Held in partnership with Cavendish Recreation this is a 5K race and walk, with a 1 Mile fun run. The race will begin and end on the scenic Nature Trail at Greven Field in Proctorsville, VT, with a color splashed romp through the Village of Proctorsville. Race begins at 10:00 A.M. All participants will receive a race T-shirt. Fee is $20 pre­race and $25 on race day. 18 and under run for free. To register or more info: or or Kata Welch at 226­7503 or Terry O’Brien at 802­738­3215. All proceeds to benefit Cavendish Fletcher Community Library.



JUNE 4 (Saturday): Volunteers needed for transplanting seedlings at Little Village Farm. See item 2 above

JUNE 8 (Wednesday): 6th Grade Graduation from CTES, 6 pm

JUNE 9 (Thursday): Last day of school for CTES and GMUHS

For information on upcoming events, go to the Cavendish Connects Calendar.  For area events, check the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce calendar