Cavendish Update 10/13/17: News/survey/events

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 10/13/17 /Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Job Opening

3. Jenni Johnson Proctorsville Concert

4. Trunk or Treat on Halloween

5. Events


Want to Know What’s Going on in Cavendish? During the recent Select Board (SB) meetings on rebuilding the Town Garage, the issue of transparency was raised. In order to help residents and property owners understand where to get information about Cavendish, actions being taken by the SB and how to participate, a resource guide has been posted to The Dish.

CTES Minutes 9/19/17 and Agenda for 10/17 Meeting: Unapproved minutes from the Sept. 19 Cavendish Town Elementary School meeting are now available on-line along with the agenda for the board’s annual September meeting at The Dish.

Cavendish Receives Back Tipping Fees The Southern Windsor/Windham County Solid Waste Management District voted to return over $379,000 in tipping fees held since 2008 when the VT/NH Solid Waste District was dissolved.   On July 27th the district’s board of supervisors voted to release the funds. Since then board members have been presenting the checks to the towns during selectmen’s meetings. Cavendish’s portion is $14,786.

Congratulations to Murdock’s and Neal’s: For the second time this fall, Murdock’s on the Proctorsville Green has been an award winner at a cooking contest. Winning the People’s Choice Award for their Mac N Cheese, this time Murdock’s took 2nd place in the People’s Choice Award at the Ludlow Rotary’s Chili Cook-Off. Neal’s, which is located in the former Table 19 restaurant, took 3rd place in the People’s Choice as well as the Best in Show award from cook-off judges. Congratulations to both restaurants.  VT Journal

Ludlow Ambulance Offering Membership to Residents: All property owners in Ludlow Ambulance coverage area, which includes Cavendish town, will be receiving a postcard in the mail within the next few days. For $45 a year the membership will provide you and your dependents with FREE and unlimited emergency ambulance transports within the coverage area. Since 2005 the ambulance service has seen a decline in volunteer members. In response to this national trend the service has had to increase our part time and full time staff to continue providing the high quality service that the communities we serve deserve. This membership drive is used as an alternative to raise money, to offset the increased staffing as opposed to requesting money from the taxpayers. Ludlow Ambulance Facebook page

2. JOB OPENING: Cavendish Town Elementary School has an opening for a kitchen helper. This person would perform the duties outlined to prepare food and serve students and staff: Assisting the head cook in any manner requested in the planning of menus, preparation of meals, serving, cleaning and sanitizing of kitchen facilities, taking of inventories, or any other duties to result in the proper operation and management of the schools hot lunch and milk programs. Complies with health standards, all safety procedures, district policies and procedures; and adhere to all applicable state and federal regulations.  Some experience in food service and preparation in a school setting preferred.  For more information and to apply, send an application with references to: George O. Thomson, Principal Cavendish Town Elementary School

3. JENNI JOHNSON PROCTORSVILLE CONCERT: Jenni Johnson, a favorite on Vermont's blues circuit, will return to the Black River Valley to perform as the autumn leaves fall and a hint of chill is in the air.  Her concert in Proctorsville's Raise the Roof concert series was walloped by a snowstorm last November that prevented many from making it to the performance.  This time we're taking no chances and she's booked for a stand-out concert on October 22.

The smooth voice of this popular Burlington blues and jazz artist will shake the rafters of Proctorsville’s Gethsemane Episcopal Church, backed up by the well-tuned Jazz Junketeers on keyboard, horns, bass and percussion.  Born in NYC’s Harlem Hospital and raised in the Big Apple, Johnson now resides in Burlington, Vermont but loves to come south to perform in the tiny Proctorsville church with its big crisp acoustics.  Gethsemane Church is at 89 Depot St. (next to Crows Bakery Cafe). The music starts at 4:00 and admission is $10.00 at the door.  

4. TRUNK OR TREAT ON HALLOWEEN: Once again the Cavendish Baptist Church is sponsoring Trunk or Treat at the Cavendish Town Elementary School Parking lot. This fun event brings people from all over our community together in one location to celebrate Halloween! Invite your friends! Adults can be Trunk-or-Treaters! Bring your car, decorate the trunk with a theme and hand out candy. Kids can be Trick-or-Treaters! Come in costume and collect candy.

Set up begins at 4:30pm with Trick-or-Treating from 5:00 to 7:00pm

Guidelines for Trunk-or-Treaters: *No scary decorations please* Be as creative as you'd like – pick a theme from books, movies, games, hobbies, sports, history, or a friendly Halloween theme. There are lots of ideas online to start your brainstorming. You can even wear a costume to go with your theme! Bring enough treats for approximately 200 kids.


OCTOBER 14 (SATURDAY): FieldDaze Obstacle Course and Fun Run-take 2 at the Big Barn Farm 112 Chapman Rd, Proctorsville 10-3 Offering $10 course runs for students on the day of (without registering on the website).  More details at

 OCTOBER 16 (MONDAY): Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Town Office. The agenda will be posted to The Dish as soon as it’s received, with a notice also appearing on the Cavendish Vermont Facebook page.

 OCTOBER 17 (TUESDAY): CTES School Board Meeting, 5:30 pm in the Arts Center

• Heat Pump Workshop, 6-7 pm at the Cavendish Town Office. Free and open to the public.

OCTOBER 22 (SUNDAY): Jenni Johnson Concert, 4 pm at Gethsemane Church, off Depot Street in Proctorsville

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