Cavendish Update 3/10/17 News/Events

Turkey Bingo tonight at CTES, 6 pm. Benefits the PTO fund for student activities.

Turkey Bingo tonight at CTES, 6 pm. Benefits the PTO fund for student activities.


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 11/10/17 /Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Free Thanksgiving Dinner

3. Holiday Fairs in Proctorsville

4. Events


Request for Information from the VT State Police Regarding Car Accident on 103: On 11/01/2017 at approximately 11:22 am, members of the Vermont State Police, Westminster Barracks were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on VT Route 103 in Cavendish, VT. During the investigation, it was determined Vehicle #1(Andrew Gould) was traveling north on VT Route 103 when the driver reported he became distracted. Vehicle #1 departed the northbound lane, traveling across the southbound lane of VT Route 103, departing the roadway, traveling down an embankment and colliding with a section of trees. Vermont State Police were assisted at the scene by members of the Proctorsville Fire Department and Ludlow Rescue Squad. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at the above numbers   Information can also be submitted anonymously online or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword:  VTIPS

Cavendish Residents in the News: The Valley News has a nice article on Cavendish resident Sara Rose who works in Springfield helping families including those where addiction is a major issue. Okemo Mountain resort posted to Facebook a video of Andy Leven of Old Cavendish Products making fruitcakes.

Notice of Tax Sale: Cavendish will hold a public auction on properties where there is unpaid taxes or municipal utility fees on Dec. 7 at 1 pm at the Cavendish Town Office. Listed properties appear in the VT Journal, which is the town’s paper of record, under legal notices. There are five properties listed.

Mack Molding Adds “Largest Press in New England: Mack Molding has invested more than $1 million at its Cavendish plant with a 2360-ton Haitian press having a 268-oz shot capacity and ability to handle 40,000-lb molds. “While our southern division (located in Inman, S.C., and Statesville, N.C.) has long been lauded for its capabilities in large-part molding, our new Cavendish press represents expanded ground for the northern team,” said Jeff Somple, Mack president. Because of the increase in mold sizes that the new press can handle, Mack also upgraded the crane system in Cavendish and added a robot to handle large parts. Plastics Technology

90th anniversary of the Cavendish Flood: Nov. 3 was the 90th anniversary of the flood of 1927 that destroyed the lower half of Cavendish Village. Learn more at the Cavendish Historical Society Blog.

CHS Fall Newsletter Now On-line: Catch up on the latest news from the Cavendish Historical Society by reading their fall newsletter at their blog.

Remembering Robert De Cormier: While not a Cavendish resident, Bob DeCormier was a supporter of the town where his daughter Robin Timko and son-in-law George Timko live and operate Crows Bakery. He not only attended various events, but brought his group Counterpoint to perform for one of CCCA’s fundraisers. DeCormier, composer, musician and arranger of choral music, died earlier this week. Our sympathies to his family, friends and those who were inspired by his music. 

Hunters Asked to Help Collect Deer Biological Data: The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking hunters for help in a statewide initiative to gather more biological data on the state’s deer population. Hunters who get a deer during the Nov. 11-26 rifle season are asked to provide an incisor tooth from their deer when they go to a reporting station. Biologists are collecting middle incisor teeth from all rifle season deer in order to evaluate regional differences in ages and antler characteristics of bucks as well as to help estimate population size, growth rate, health, and mortality rates. Each tooth will be cross-sectioned to accurately determine the deer’s age, and the results will be posted on the Fish & Wildlife website next spring. Instructions on removing the tooth will be posted at reporting stations, and a video showing how will be available on Fish & Wildlife’s website.

How Chinese Politics Are Mixed in With Your Recycling: As discussed at last month’s Select Board Meeting, recyclable materials are one of the US's major exports and a lot of our "stuff" goes to China. Recent policy changes coming out of Beijing are aimed at restricting what material comes from the United States. That's having a major effect on the US waste system and will have a direct impact at our local transfer station particularly in the area of mixed paper. Learn the importance of following recycling guidelines on this special program from VPR’s Vermont Edition.

2. FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER: On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd from 12 Noon- 2 PM, there will be a Thanksgiving Dinner at the Cavendish Elementary School. Hosted by St. James United Methodist Church, everyone is welcome to attend the dinner. It’s a great time to sit down, relax and enjoy a delicious, home-cooked holiday meal, free-of-charge. The event is an outreach program of Black River Good Neighbor Services entitled “Our Community Cares”, established for individuals and families to receive a free, nutritious meal within a warm, welcoming community setting.   Cavendish Elementary School is located at 573 Main Street, Proctorsville. FMI: 802-228-3663

3. HOLIDAY FAIRS IN PROCTORSVILLE: There will be two local holiday fairs. The first, to be held on Nov. 18 (Saturday) from 9-3, will be The Holy Name of Mary Altar Society’s "Winter Berries and Food Sale .” This will take place at the church hall at 803 Main Street in Proctorsville, VT.  Christmas and hand crafts, pies, jam, fudge, and a "Cookie Walk", along with many other items will be available. FMI:, Carol Baranowski 226-7842

The 16th Annual Community Holiday Fair will be held Saturday, December 2nd 9am-3pm at the Proctorsville Fire Dept on Main St in Proctorsville. Crafts, food, raffles, handmade gifts, trees and wreaths all available! FMI (802) 226-8107 or SHANNONJDEVEREUX@GMAIL.COM


NOVEMBER 10 (FRIDAY): Turkey Bingo at CTES. Benefits the PTO. Starts at 6 pm in the multi purpose room. Prizes include turkeys, cash and other prizes.

NOVEMBER 11 (SATURDAY): Vermont Rifle Deer Season Starts.

• Christmas Packing Party, 10 am at CTES. The Cavendish Baptist Church sponsors this yearly event where boxes with gifts that bring smiles to children's faces and Operation Christmas Child delivers these boxes in time for Christmas. Boxes and gifts are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own gifts to pack or make a shipping donation. Gift suggestions are available at…/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-…/ This is a fun and meaningful event for kids and adults. Lunch and dessert is provided. Invite your friends and stop in anytime to share some Christmas joy!

NOVEMBER 13-18  (MONDAY-SATURDAY) The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library will be holding it's annual Scholastic Bookfair from 11/13/-11/18 during normal library hours. This event is open to the public and features titles for sale from preschool through middle school. Proceeds benefit the annual Summer Reading Program. The fair has a wild west theme, and will feature some fun games and prizes throughout the week and end with "Clifford's Round Up" on Saturday from 1:00-3:00.  This event is open to the public. FMI Kata at 226-7503.

NOVEMBER 17-19 (FRIDAY-SATURDAY): OMS Ski Swap at Okemo Mountain Base Lodge.

NOVEMBER 18 (SATURDAY): 9-3-The Holy Name of Mary Altar Society’s "Winter Berries and Food Sale .” This will take place at the church hall at  803 Main Street in Proctorsville, VT.  Christmas and hand crafts, pies, jam, fudge, and a "Cookie Walk", along with many other items will be available. FMI:, Carol Baranowski 226-7842

• Book Fair at the Cavendish Library, Saddle Up and Read ends today with special activities from 1-3. FMI: Kata 226-7503

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