Cavendish Update 11/24/17: Black Friday/News/Events

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 11/24/17 /Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Cavendish Black Friday Specials

3. Kick off to Winter Fest & Ski film

4. Events

 1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

A Brief History of Cavendish: The Cavendish Historical Society has written a brief history of Cavendish, which is available at their blog.

Crisis Fuel Assistance available starting 11/27: For low-income households SEVCA’s Crisis Fuel program will be available starting Monday, Nov. 27. SEVCA may also be able to arrange an emergency furnace repair or replacement for qualified homeowners whose furnaces stop working or become unsafe to operate. To be eligible for Crisis Fuel assistance, households must have had extenuating circumstances that led to the heating emergency (defined as being very close to being out of fuel or out of fuel without money to buy more), and income at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which is based on household size; e.g., $4,100/month (gross) for a family of four. For Crisis Fuel Assistance on weekends and holidays ONLY, call 1-866-331-7741, and for furnace repair or replacement assistance on weekends, holidays, or for after-hours emergencies, call 1-877-295-7998. Eagle Times

 How VT Plans to Get You to Pay Up on Use Tax: How much does the state of Vermont know about your online purchases? Right now-- not much. Up until now, the tax department had no way of knowing how much you spent online. Now, they will. Lawmakers passed a measure that requires online retailers with more than $100,000 in sales to Vermonters each year to report to you and the tax department how much you've spent with them. This applies to anyone who's spent more than $500 with an online retailer. The state hopes you'll use that information to calculate how much tax you should have paid. "It is focused on folks with a lot of online activity with larger vendors. WCAX

 Why Property Taxes May Go Up in Vermont Next Year: Vermont officials are bracing for a large increase in property taxes next year. "It's kind of unprecedented," Vermont Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom said. "It's the biggest forecasted jump that we could find, at least in recent history." The Legislature's nonpartisan Joint Fiscal Office has estimated tax rates could rise 9-10 cents in fiscal year 2019. The Scott administration generally agrees. Resident homeowners would see a jump from about $1.50 per $100 of home value to nearly $1.60. For nonresidential properties, the rate would increase from about $1.53 to about $1.63. Half of the projected increase is the result of decisions made by lawmakers and the governor earlier this year. They used $36 million from two different sources to lower the residential property rate and keep the nonresidential rate flat-- $9 million taken from reserves plus $27 million the result of a surplus. Half of the projected increase is the result of decisions made by lawmakers and the governor earlier this year. They used $36 million from two different sources to lower the residential property rate and keep the nonresidential rate flat-- $9 million taken from reserves plus $27 million the result of a surplus. WCAX

 2. CAVENDISH BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS: It’s that time of year where people are frantically trying to find gifts. It’s important to think about shopping locally since doing so helps to keep money locally and supports the growth of other businesses as well as the region’s tax base. Interestingly, there is growing economic research that shows entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character. Bottom line- Think small, avoid the mall and shop Cavendish who’s got it all! Check out the holiday specials from the Cavendish Historical Society; dG Body Works, the Golden Stage Inn and Old Cavendish Products along with other local shopping tips at The Dish.

 3, KICK OFF TO WINTER FEST & SKI FILM: The Big Barn Farm and Matchstick Productions presents Kickoff to Winter Fest & Ski Film-Drop Everything by MSP at the BBF Outdoor theater, Friday, Nov. 24 from 5-9 pm. BBF Outdoor Theater is located on the corner of Twenty Mile Stream and Chapman Rd in Proctorsville. FMI: FB@thebigbarnfarm or www.k2wf.rocks

4. EVENTS

NOVEMBER 23 (FRIDAY): Kickoff to Winter Fest & Ski Film-Drop Everything at the BBF (Chapman & Twenty Mile Stream Rd in Proctorsville) Outdoor theater from 5-9. FMI: FB@thebigbarnfarm or www.k2wf.rocks

 NOVEMBER 25 (SATURDAY):  Holidaypalooza at Black River Good Neighbors in Ludlow. 10:00 a.m.  4:00 p.m. a special Holiday Décor and more sale featuring all things holiday including treasures galore to put you in a spirit of celebration. FMI: 802-228-3663.

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

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