Cavendish Update 10/27/17 News/Job/Events

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10//27/17 /Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. CTES has an immediate need for a bus driver

3. Got Drugs? Recycle them properly

4. Events



Bill Buswell 1930-1917: It is with sadness that we report the passing of Bill Buswell. A former Selectmen, Bill (William) Buswell was a much-loved member of the Cavendish community, as was reflected in comments left by many on the Cavendish VT Facebook page. “He is with his Nancy now. Such a nice human being.” “A lovely man and a wonderful neighbor.” “A kind, thoughtful family. Bill and Nancy gave so much to the community. They were part of a rare breed.” “A Great Guy!” “He was a very good man.” Vermont Journal

Crash at Neal’s on 103: On 10/26/17 at approximately 7:49 pm, Daniel Vieu of Cavendish was operating a 2010 Dodge Avenger traveling north on Vermont Route 103, in the Town of Cavendish, VT.  Vieu’s vehicle left the roadway and traveled a large distance across the open lawn in front of Neil’s Restaurant.  Vieu’s vehicle collided with Neil’s Restaurant causing serious damage to the building and the vehicle.  Vieu sustained serious non-life threatening injures and was transported to Springfield Hospital and later to Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital.  Vieu was processed for suspected DUI.  Charges are pending the receipt of blood test results.  No employees or patrons at Neil’s restaurant were injured as a result of the crash. VSP Report

Cavendish Homeworkers Club II to Disband: The Cavendish Homeworkers Club II voted at their September 20th, 2017 meeting to disband.  This club has been a part of the Cavendish/Proctorsville community for close to 100 years.  It started in 1920 as a sewing circle.  In 1921 they joined the Farm Bureau and became one of the earliest Home Demonstration Clubs.  In 1990 it was voted to withdraw from membership in the Windsor County Council.  The club still met as a local club.  This club has donated to many projects in our community.  President, Paula Parker

Congratulations to GM Girls Soccer: Finishing with an undefeated regular season, Green Mountain Girls soccer team, the top seed, has already won the first game of the Division III playoffs. Their next game is Saturday, 1 pm at GMUHS.

Congratulations to Bob Evens and Ann Firkey: Eleven senior citizens from southern Vermont were recognized on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Senior Solutions Annual Meeting and 2017 Successful Aging Awards in Springfield. Among them were Cavendish’s Bob Evens and Ann Firkey. Robert “Bob” Evens of Cavendish was nominated by Audrey Bridges. Evens has been an RSVP volunteer for 20 years, and volunteers for Black River Good Neighbor Services, the Cavendish Library, fire department, Fletcher Foundation, and anyone in need. Bridges said Evans is diligent, dedicated, and creative, and the definition of a good neighbor. Ann Firkey was nominated by Cheryl Gurdak, who was her student in the third and fourth grade in the 1950s. Firkey taught elementary school for 34 years, and after retirement she continued to substitute for four years. Firkey is devoted to her family, church and education. She is an active member of the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church for more than 50 years, and the Ladies Altar Society. She has coordinated the Ludlow Antique Show church fundraiser for 25 years, and is an active planner with the town of Cavendish for events, and coordinates funeral receptions. She winters in San Jose, California with her family and granddaughter. Eagle Times

Watch Video on Artist Jane Hart: Artist Jane Hart, Proctorsville, is interviewed at the Depot Street Gallery, home of The Silver Spoon, where her work is shown. Jane discusses her portrait paintings of humans and pets, as well as her evolution as an artist and her desire to give back to the community. Okemo Valley TV

State Oks Mt Holly-Ludlow Merger: Having been approved by the State Board of Education on Oct. 18, the latest proposal that would merge the Mt. Holly and Ludlow school districts moves forward to a Nov. 28 vote. If passed, the merger would create the Ludlow-Mt. Holly Unified Union School District combining the three districts that operate the schools in those towns now. And while each town would continue to operate its elementary school, Black River High School would have to close by July 2020. After that date, the new district would pay tuition for students in Grades 7 to 12 to attend other schools including Mill River in Clarendon and Green Mountain Union in Chester. The 18-month reprieve for Black River provides time for a community group to apply to the state of Vermont to become an independent school which would be able to accept tuition students. The Chester Telegraph

VT Health Connect Prices Will Not Change in 2018: The state’s top health care regulator says insurance prices on Vermont Health Connect will remain steady for calendar year 2018, despite recent actions at the federal level. Kevin Mullin the chair of the Green Mountain Care Board, said Monday that the board would not allow insurance companies to raise premiums for plans effective in calendar year 2018 even though the federal government is holding back subsidies for the health exchange that will likely increase costs for insurance companies. VT Digger

2. PLEASE CTES HAS AN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR A BUS DRIVER: CTES will lose their school bus driver effective Monday, Nov. 6.  This creates a serious problem as there is such a shortage of school bus drivers not only in Vermont but in the country. Unfortunately, if a driver isn’t found, parents will have to figure out alternative ways to get children to and from CTES.  

If you or anyone you know is interested in working 4-6 hours per day, with the possibility of more hours for school trips, plus getting your CDL license paid for, along with bus license certification, please contact George O Thomson, Principal 802-226-7758 or Email: ASAP! George O Thomson, Principal Cavendish Town Elementary School P.O. Box 236 Proctorsville, VT 05153

3. GOT DRUGS? RECYCLE THEM PROPERLY: With the ongoing opioid crisis, it is important to recognize that the path of addiction can start for a teen  who finds a partially used bottle of prescription medications and “just tries” it. Unfortunately, addiction can occur just that quickly. In addition, unused medications that are tossed down the drain get into the water supply.

If you have unused or expired medication, these can be safely disposed of at the Ludlow or Springfield Police stations year round. However, this coming Saturday, Oct. 28 is National Take Back Day. While neither of these sites take needles, the Claremont locations will be taking needles this coming Saturday. Learn more from the video “Drug Take Back.”


OCTOBER 28 (SATURDAY): National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

• CTES Halloween Party 6-8 pm at the school


• Trunk or Treat at Cavendish Town Elementary School 5-7

• Halloween BBQ/Bonfire at Greven Field 7-9 pm

NOVEMBER 1 (WEDNESDAY):  Public Hearing on Proposed Cavendish Town Plan

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