Cavendish Update 5/5/17 Mother's Day/Job/ticks/News/Events


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 5/5/17 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Take Ticks Seriously

3. Help Wanted: Housekeeper

4. Shop Local for Mother’s Day

5. Bottle Drive to Benefit Girls on the Run

6. Events



Green Mountain Unified School District Voted in: With approximately 14% of registered voters participating, Cavendish, Chester, Andover and Baltimore, approved the Act 46 merger and formation of the Green Mountain Unified School District (GMUSD).   While Cavendish students will continue to go to Cavendish Town Elementary School and Green Mountain Union High School, the current CTES board will be dissolved and three representatives from Cavendish-Fred Marin, Doug McBride and Bruce Pollard-will serve on the GMUSD board. The 11 member board will include representatives from the other towns as follows: Joseph Fromberger Andover; Alison DesLauriers, Marilyn Mahusky, Jeff Hance, Erin Lamson, Deb Brown and one position to be filled by a write-in candidate Chester; and Kathy Muther Baltimore. Voting results were as follows: Andover 59 yes, 28 no; Baltimore-22 yes, 17 no; Cavendish-104 yes, 73 no; and Chester-244 yes, 44 no. The new board becomes effective on July 1, 2018.

 Congratulations Tate!: Tate Pellerin, an 11-year-old Cavendish resident, was named Vermont State Wrestling Champion for the fifth year in a row this season. He competes all over New England and became involved with wrestling in kindergarten, after meeting Todd Swisher, his coach, also from Cavendish. Since then, his love for competition wrestling has grown. Pellerin just crossed the 200-win mark this season, boasting 207 wins. He also plays football as a running back in Bellows Falls, and baseball as catcher and outfielder in Cavendish. Pellerin’s dream is to play football for Ohio State VT Journal

Cavendish Historical Society News Brief for May: The CHS blog contains the latest activities of the Historical Society and what you can expect in the next few months. Learn about the various renovations happening at the Museum and the Stone Church as well as the upcoming fundraiser at Circa 1810.

 Fighter Training Flights to Continue Through Mid-June: In the coming six weeks (May 1-June 14), the 104th Fighter Wing from the Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Mass, will be conducting flight trainings that include Southern VT in their flight paths. Trainings will be from 9-5 during the week. Press Release

VT 100 One Lane Until May 15: Due to work on Bridge, traffic on Route 100 is down to one lane until May 15.

BRGNS To Hold Spring Rummage Sale: Black River Good Neighbor Services will hold its annual Spring Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm, 611 Route 103 South in Ludlow on Friday and Saturday, May 19th and 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday May 21st from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will feature clothing, housewares, books, linens, furniture and all manner of goods. “ BRGNS also runs a thrift store at 37B Main Street in Ludlow – behind the Ludlow Community Center.  Its programs serve Ludlow, Cavendish, Mount Holly and Plymouth. FMI or to volunteer, please call Audrey at 802-228-3663.


 2. TAKE TICKS SERIOUSLY: Cavendish residents are finding ticks on themselves and pets, which is not surprising as May and June are peak tick season in Vermont. The ongoing rain increases the number of ticks, increasing the risk of a tick bite In recent years, there has been a big upswing in people becoming infected with Lyme disease, as well as other tick borne illnesses. Take a few minutes and learn how to reduce your risks, the correct way to remove a tick and what to do ifyou’ve been bitten at the CC blog post Take Ticks Seriously.


 3. HELP WANTED: Golden Stage Inn is seeking a part time housekeeper to thoroughly clean guest rooms, bathrooms and common areas for our 8-room bed and breakfast in Proctorsville. Honesty, reliability, and attention to details are critical. Schedule is negotiable but weekends are a must. Housekeeping experience preferred. References required. Please contact Julie at (802) 226 7744 or


 4. SHOP LOCAL FOR MOTHER’S DAY: Looking for the perfect gift for that Cavendish Mom, shop local:

• Fletcher Farm Craft School: Remember Cavendish residents get half off a class. You do need to stop by the town office for proof of town residency.

• Wine Tasting at Circa 1810: For the Mom that loves wine, take advantage of the Cavendish Historical Society wine tasting on May 15, which includes samplings of cheese, charcuterie and chocolate plates. Learn more at the CHS Website.

• Fitness class, massage or personal training session at DG Bodyworks in Proctorsville

• Spa day at The Castle’s Aveda Spa

• Hair cut at the Village Clipper

• Breakfast or lunch at Crow’s Bakery

• Dinner at Murdock’s on the Green. They will be having brunch on Mother’s Day

For additional ideas, check out the Cavendish Business Directory.


5. BOTTLE DRIVE TO BENEFIT GIRLS ON THE RUN : As part of the CTES’s “Girls on the Run,” the students are holding a bottle drive to raise money for the water bottle filling machine for the school.  The drive will be held on Monday, May 8 from 4-5. However, you can also drop bottles/cans off directly at the redemption center in Ludlow and say it is for Cavendish GOTR or you can leave the bottles at the school on Monday during the day, just let the office knowing you are doing so.  



MAY 6 (SATURDAY): Green Up Day, meet at the Proctorsville Green at 9 am for bags, gloves and route assignment. BBQ is at noon by the Gazebo.

6th Annual Kentucky Derby Gala to benefit LPC-TV 5-8 pm at Willie Dunn’s.

 MAY 8 (MONDAY): Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Town Office.

• Bottle Drive for Girls on the Run-see article above

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