Cavendish Update: 9/23/16 News/Hacks/Pickers/Events


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 9/23/16 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Cavendish Life Hacks

3. American Pickers Looking for Locations

4. Okemo Job Fair

5. Events



Cavendish Burglary: On 9/19/16 the State Police responded to the report of a burglary on Power Plant RD in the town of Cavendish. Investigation revealed that between the days 09/12/2016 and 09/19/2016 someone entered one of the Green Mountain Power buildingsand stole an assortment of hand tools (multiple socket sets, screw drivers, etc.) and 6 heavy-duty extension cords. If anyone observed any suspicious activity in the area please contact Trooper Soule at (802) 722-4600. VT State Police

Two Girls and a Bucket: Congratulations to Jamie Bigelow-Chadwick of Cavendish, who recently launched a non-toxic cleaning business. Check out their Facebook page  for more information.

State Considering Changes to FairPoint : The Maine Public Utilities Commission is considering a staff recommendation to fine FairPoint Communications for failing to meet the state’s telephone service quality metrics. A similar problem occurred in VT, and has a Memorandum of Understanding in return for FairPoint’s commitment to apply for federal funds to improve Internet service. Currently, the Public Service Board is considering a company request to drop telephone service quality standards for all Vermont FairPoint customers (the Northeast corner of Cavendish is covered by FairPoint) who have access to alternative wireline telephone service. The company says service quality requirements would remain in place for those customers with no alternative to FairPoint telephone service, but it is asking regulators to extend the time necessary to perform repairs from 24 hours to 48 hours.  VPR 

Sale of Rutland Herald and Times Argus Finalized: The sale of the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus has been finalized. The papers were purchased by Reade Brower and Chip Harris. VPR 

 AirBNB to Collect Taxes for VT Rentals: A new agreement between the Vermont Tax Department and Airbnb will change how the meals and rooms tax is collected when Vermonters rent out rooms or properties through the online platform. Under the agreement, Airbnb will begin collecting taxes Oct. 1 on behalf of those who rent out lodgings. VT Digger 


2. CAVENDISH LIFE HACKS: “Hack” a common term in the computing community, a “life hack”  now refers to a trick, shortcut or some way to make life easier while improving it- e.g. use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll of tape. Check out 10 “life hacks” for Cavendish. From free entertainment to the best socks for winter, there are lots practical suggestions to consider. If you have additional tips, add them to the comment section. The Dish. 


3. AMERICAN PICKERS LOOKING FOR LOCATIONS: The Cavendish Historical Society was approached this week by representatives from the show “American Pickers,” -airs on the “History” channel- for locations in Vermont where they can “pick” in October. Please note they are looking for large, rare collections that are not open to the public- no store, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, or businesses. 

Below is the press release from the show, along with how to get in touch with them if you or someone you know is interested in participating.  

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Vermont! They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the region this fall. The show is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

  As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items.  The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

 Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: or call 855-old-rust.


4. OKEMO JOB FAIR: For those looking for winter or volunteer positions, all of which get you a free season’s pass, the Okemo Job Fair is Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10-3 at the Clock Tower Base Lodge. FMI :



SEPTEMBER 23-25 (Friday-Sunday): Black River Good Neighbor Rummage Sale begins at 10 am at Fletcher Farm

SEPTEMBER 24-25 (Saturday-Sunday): Annual Autumn Round Up Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Show.

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