Cavendish Update 7/1/16 Fireworks/News/Events

Tomato plants all set for the Annual Plant Sale at the CHS Museum, Saturday, July 2 from 8:30-2:30 at the CHS Museum. 

Tomato plants all set for the Annual Plant Sale at the CHS Museum, Saturday, July 2 from 8:30-2:30 at the CHS Museum. 


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The Cavendish Historical Society’s Annual Plant Sale is Saturday-July 2-from 8:30-2:30. The Museum will be open and there will be a book signing of CHS’s latest publication Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Writer Who Changed History.


7/1/16 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Where to see fire works

3. Cavendish Historical Society Briefs

4. Annual Cavendish Town Wide Tag Sale Is Coming Right Up

5. Save the Dates! Summer Fun for Kids in Cavendish!

6. Events



Cavendish Town Water Consumer Confidence Report June 2016: This report is available in PDF format at The Dish. 

 Springfield Medical Care System Survey: Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) of which Ludlow Health Center (LHC) is a part, is conducting its 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment to help with planning. You can provide input about the healthcare needs in our communities by completing their on-line survey or by filling out a paper form available from LHC. Data is being collected, using the online survey tool, through July 22nd. This survey can also be found on the homepage ofSMCS’s website:  

Thousands of Driver’s Licenses Automatically Reinstated: More than 25,000 drivers have had their suspended licenses automatically reinstated, but it is up to them to reach out to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get a new one. Lawmakers passed a driver’s license restoration bill, which will allow thousands of people with suspended licenses to pay off their fines at a reduced rate and once again drive legally. However, the new law also automatically reinstates any suspensions from before July 1, 1990, a move that reinstates licenses for between 26,000 and 27,000 people. Drivers with licenses suspended prior to 1990 are not the only ones who will enjoy automatic reinstatement. Lawmakers also did away with suspensions for nondriving-related offenses, which include underage tobacco purchases, underage possession of alcohol and tobacco and pulling a fire alarm when there isn’t actually a fire. Times Argus 

Will VT GMO Labeling Law Lead to Higher Prices?: It was a law intended to give consumers more information about the food they buy. Now, some economists worry Vermont's GMO labeling law could hurt shoppers' wallets...if it ever takes effect. Vermont's law goes into effect July 1, but a compromise in Congress could lead to a law that would pre-empt the Vermont law. But Congress is on break and manufacturers will need to start labeling their Vermont products this week. You may not be able to find some products in Vermont anymore. Kraft is going to label its marshmallows; other companies may not. Shurfine makes things like cornflakes and maraschino cherries; those might come off the shelves. The popular baby formula company Similac is going to hand label their jars with a sticker. WCAX 

VT Women Hit with Hidden ‘Gender Tax:’ They call it the gender tax. Thursday, Vermont's attorney general and the Human Rights Commission warned businesses. "Do not set prices differently for similar products on the basis of gender factors," said Bill Sorrell, D-Vt. Attorney General. In Vermont, women make about 84 cents on every dollar a man makes. And Sorrell says women pay, on average, $2,200 more each year than men for similar goods and services. "Forty-two percent of the goods and services surveyed that women were paying more than men," Sorrell said. Other companies charged men more than women. Filing a complaint with the attorney general's office will trigger an investigation. A focused effort to stop Vermont's hidden gender tax. Charging more based solely on gender is illegal in Vermont. Many companies blame the price differential on a slight difference in the product. WCAX 


2. WHERE TO SEE FIRE WORKS: There are no fireworks in Ludlow this year due to lack of sponsorship/funds. However, on July 2 ( Saturday), Crown Point Country Club will be holding its  1st Annual Fireworks 6-10 pm, 910 Brook Rd Springfield, VT.

A little after the 4th but fireworks are still involved, the VT Symphony Orchestra will be at Jackson Gore on July 8. Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking with a concert at 7:30 pm featuring the 1812 Overture, marches and fireworks. See Wanderlust for prices and ordering tickets.

List of Upper Valley Events, including fireworks, is available from the Daily Upper Valley.  


3. CAVENDISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY BRIEFS: The Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) has recently launched a new monthly bulletin called CHS Briefs. Here you can learn about what we’ve been doing, what’s in the works and how you can be involved. This will be e-mailed the first of each month and will also appear at the CHS Blog.  If you would like to receive CHS Briefs, please e-mail with “subscribe CHS Briefs” in the subject heading.


4. ANNUAL CAVENDISH TOWN WIDE TAG SALE: We’re into the final weeks before the Annual Town Wide Tag Sale takes place. If you want a spot on one of the greens or you want your property listed in the on-line directory, please e-mail or call 802-226-7807. Please be aware that the more information you can provide about what you plan on selling, the better the response will be to your sale. For more information and to see who has already registered, go to 6th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale page of The Dish


5. SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS IN CAVENDISH: This summer, there are two free programs for children at Cavendish Baptist Church located at 2258 Main Street in Cavendish, VT.

July 5-7 from 10am to 2pm is a sports themed camp for kids ages 4 to 12. This program includes music, crafts, recreation and Bible study. Lunch is provided. This camp is made possible by volunteers from Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, KY. FMI, call Brain Varble at (859) 254-3491. 

July 18-20 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm is a Pets Unleashed camp for kids ages 3 to 12. This program includes music, outdoor games, Bible stories and making pet toys to donate to the Springfield Humane Society. Dinner is provided. FMI, call Amanda Gross at (802) 226-7131. 



JULY 2 (Saturday): Cavendish Historical Society’s Annual Plant Sale plus book signing of “Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Writer Who Changed History.” 8:30-2:30 pm at the CHS Museum, 1958 Main Street (Route 131).  Fletcher Farm’s annual craft’s show 10-4 at Fletcher Farm’s off Route 103

JULY 4 (Monday): Happy 4th of July This is a legal holiday with the town office, banks and most businesses closed for the day.

JULY 5 (Tuesday): Cavendish Community Luncheon, noon at Gethsemane Church, off Depot Street in Proctorsville.

JULY 6 (Wednesday): Special Select Board Meeting, 5 pm at the Cavendish Town Office, to determine the tax rate for the year.Gypsy Reel Concert, 6 pm Proctorsville Green. Free

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