Cavendish Update 7/29/16 Tag Sale/News/Events


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TOWN WIDE TAG SALE SATURDAY JULY 30. The weather forecast couldn’t be better and the items for sale are incredible. Check the Cavendish VT Facebook for photo albums of sale items from the various vendors. The Cavendish Connects website has a list of vendors and what they are selling. Please note that we will not have maps this year since the sale is concentrated along Main Street (131), High Street in Cavendish, a few locations on Twenty Mile Stream and Depot St. in Proctorsville. Stop by the Cavendish Connects booth (Gazebo Proctorsville Green), say hello and please make a donation so we can continue to do what we do for the community.


7/29/16 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Blueberries Benefit You and the Cavendish Historical Society

3. Yankee Chank Ends the Proctorsville Concert Series on August 10th

4. Events



A Day of Hope in Cavendish: On July 27, the youth group from Hope Church, King of Prussia, Pa, along with their chaperones, came to Cavendish for a day of service. They did everything from righting 60 grave stones in the Cavendish Cemetery, repairing and painting, hauling wood, removing old chicken coops and cleaning out and restoring a home that had been left damaged by tenants. They are now very familiar with the Cavendish Transfer Station. Their energy and spirit was both infectious and incredible. What a group of hard workers. A very special thank you to this group, their mentors and chaperones as well as to the Cavendish contingent that worked with them-Abe Gross, Cavendish Baptist Church, Bruce McEnaney, Carl Liener, Etienne Ting and Margo Caulfield. See them in action at the Cavendish VT Facebook page.

 Proctorsville Resident Montesi Steps Down as Director of Music: Candace Montesi is wondering what she is going to do with her Sunday mornings beginning next month. With the exception of an occasional winter trip to Florida, the Proctorsville resident has been going to work every Sunday morning for the past 17 years as the director of music at the First Congregational Church in Springfield. Sunday, July 31 will be her last day, as Montesi retires from her duties as director and organist with a final celebration and brunch. Eagle Times 

Second West Nile Virus Case Found in Windsor County: The Vermont Department of Health has notified Ludlow and other town health officers that the second case of West Nile Virus disease has been found in Windsor County. According to Ralph Pace, Ludlow Town Health Officer, the state-monitoring agency noted, "This latest case became ill in mid-July and, similar to the case from earlier in June, has the neuroinvasive form of the disease." The Message 

 Kleen Laundry Files for Bankruptcy: With services in Claremont, NH and the Upper Valley, Kleen Laundry has filed for bankruptcy protection, citing a “challenging time” with its primary commercial customer base — hospitals to which it provides linen and uniform cleaning services. Valley News 

PT Farm Recalls Beef: PT Farm, LLC, a North Haverhill, N.H. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,800 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this week. Produced between June 6 and June 16, the beef was sold in VT and packaged under brand names Chestnut Farms, PT Farm, Miles Smith Farm and Robie Farm. USDA 

VT Hunting Permits Doubled Due to Explosion in Deer Population: Vermont wildlife officials say there’s been an explosion of the deer population and they're taking steps to thin the herd. “Last winter was extremely mild,” wildlife biologist Scott Darling said.  “As a matter of fact one of the most mild on record.” As a result, far more deer survived the season.  Darling said that's why Vermont is nearly doubling the number of hunting licenses it's issuing this year. WPTZ 

New VSP Dispatch System: State Police have to switch over to the new dispatch center in Westminster. The new $6.8 million dollar barracks opened last week, replacing the Rockingham center. State Police say they have tested the new system twice with an eight-hour and a 12-hour shift last month.  This new PSAP center comes after public safety decided to consolidate dispatching into two locations in Westminster and Williston.  State Police barracks in Rockingham and Brattleboro were closed last week and will be sold by the state. WCAX 


2. BLUEBERRIES BENEFIT YOU AND CHS: Besides being sweet and wonderful, blueberries are associated with the following benefits: healthy bones; lowers blood pressure; wards off heart disease; prevents cancer; improves mental health, and fights wrinkles.

Once again, thanks to the generosity of Bruce and Betty McEnaney, half the proceeds from picking their organic blueberries, ($3 a pint) goes to the Cavendish Historical Society's (CHS) program at CTES. Last year the 6th grade spent the day at Sturbridge Village thanks to blueberry pickers.

Located at 354 Miner Rd, just over the Cavendish line in Chester off of Smokeshire (part of Cavendish at one time), lock in your GPS and head for some of the best blueberry picking ever. 


3. YANKEE CHANK LAST CONCERT OF THE SEASON ON 8/10: The Town of Cavendish presents the last in its continuing series of Wednesday evening concerts on August 10th at 6:00 p.m. when Yankee Chank will appear on the Green in Proctorsville.  Yankee Chank is a Vermont group that performs Cajun and Zydeco dance music from the heart of southwest Louisiana.

Wondering about the name? Yankee Chank is the Cajun term given to musicians and dancers from outside the area, with the “chank” part coming from the derogatory term for Cajun music-“chanky-chank.”

Band members-including Cavendish fiddler Bob Naess, have spent years playing in Louisiana as well as at festivals and concerts all over the country. In addition to fiddle, Yankee Chank includes bass (Mark Sustic), guitar (Jim Burns), drums (June Drucker) and accordion (Cannon LaBrie). This is some of the most danceable music around so don’t miss it.

This concert is sponsored by Black River Produce, the Fresh Connection. This is the last in a series of six concerts coordinated by the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or a chair and a picnic dinner. Join with friends or make new ones. Please help continue this free Wednesday evening tradition in Cavendish. Everyone is welcome.

For more information please call Robin at 226-7736. In case of rain, please check the Cavendish Facebook page for further information.



JULY 30 (Saturday): TOWN WIDE TAG SALE 9-3.

AUGUST 3 (Wednesday): Chris Kleeman is the featured artist for the Wednesday night Concert on the Proctorsville Green, which gets underway at 6 pm. Check Cavendish VT Facebook page in the event of rain.

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