Cavendish Update 8/4/17 News/Job/Concerts


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8/4/17 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Concert Series-Gully Boys

3. Job Opportunity

4. Events


Black River Water Testing Results for Wed Aug. 2: The E.coli levels at the Cavendish Gorge area (59 CFU) and Greven Field (88 CFU) are safe for swimming and recreational use. The EPA’s upper limit for swimming is 235 CFU. All sites tested on the Black River by BRAT were found to be safe as well: Buttermilk Falls (22 CFU); Little Ascutney Rd (135 CFU); and Downers Covered Bridge on Upper Falls Rd (19 CFU). Please note that it is recommended to stay out of the rivers and lakes within 24 hours of a heavy rain, or anytime the water looks cloudy, as Ecoli levels can be a lot higher at these times. Thank you BRAT and Okemo for providing us with this invaluable service. To check other sites that are tested on the Connecticut River watershed, go to

Passing of Stan Hart: It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Stan Hart, who lived part of the time in Proctorsville with his wife Jane. A comedy writer, whose credits included the Carol Burnett Show and Mad Magazine, he generously shared his talents with the community, not only helping out with the Cavendish players, but also appearing in various productions in FOLA, including “Look at it This Way.” Our condolences toJane, Chris, Lisa, and Owen Marks and to his family and many friends. Thank you Stan for bringing your joy and gift of laughter to so many.

 Congratulations Rick Wood: Proctorsville resident Rick Wood is the cheese master for Vermont Farmstead Cheese. Recently two of their cheeses, Governor’s Cheddar and Lille 7oz., took 2nd place wins at the American Cheese Society.

CTES June 20 Minutes and Aug. 8 Agenda Available at The Dish: The unapproved minutes from CTES’s June 20th meeting, as well as the agenda for the meeting on Aug. 8 are now available on-line at The Dish.

LPCTV Playback Schedule for Cavendish: LPCTV provides “gavel-to-gavel” coverage of local government meetings as a service to the community. Local government meetings are televised each night at 7PM on Comcast Channel 10. They then repeat at midnight, 8am, & 2pm the following day (check LPCTV Webste for complete program schedule). The following Cavendish governmental meetings will be aired as follows:

• Planning Commission: Aug 4, 8, 18

• Cavendish Town Elementary School: Aug. 11, 21

• Green Mountain Union High School: Aug 24

• River Valley Technical: Aug. 29

Redfield Proctor is now the name of a cannabis company: Redfield Proctor was born in Proctorsville in 1831. He married Emily Jane Dutton in 1858, ending the feud between the Proctors and the Duttons. His achievements were considerable, 37th US Secretary of War, US Senator from VT, 37th Governor of VT to name a few. A Vermont startup in Quechee is the recipient of funding to support development of the cannabis industry and has chosen the name Redfield Proctor. The investor, Canopy (link is external) of Boulder, Colorado, is a venture fund and business accelerator for companies developing ancillary products and services for the legal cannabis industry.  Vermontbiz

 Jiffy Mart Under Construction: With demolition of the former Circle K convenience store, located near Interstate 91 Exit 8 in Ascutney complete, construction of a new convenience store is poised to begin promptly, with completion of the project set for winter.

2. CONCERT SERIES 8/9/17 Gully Boys: Note several things about this week’s concert: Free ice cream will be available in celebration of the Cavendish Community Fund’s 10th anniversary. Goodman’s Pizza Truck will not be there due to a scheduling conflict.  In addition, since the Chris Kleeman concert had to be postponed due to weather, it has been rescheduled for Aug. 23.

This week’s concert, sponsored by the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association on behalf of the town, will take place at 6 pm on the Proctorsville Green and features The Gully Boys. New to the concert series, The Gully Boys are a professional rock/jam band from the Green Mountains. Influenced by all the music that creates the backdrop for all our lives, they present an amalgamation of style, sound and personality that makes them unique, but with a comfortable familiarity. They like to mix up the playlist with originals and cover tunes from all genres. As Vermonters, they feel that music helps bring us all together, and helps to sustain our communities.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information please call Robin at 226-7736. In the event of rain, postponement information will be reflected on the Cavendish Facebook page.

3. JOB OPPORTUNITY: Brook Farm Vineyard is looking for a friendly and experienced tasting room staff member to join their team. This is a full time position.   The ideal candidate must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays, as needed and must have a Certificate of First Class Seminar Attendance from Vermont Department of Liquor Control or be willing to get one. Primary duties and responsibilities include good customer relations including pouring wine, educating customers about the menu and wines, handling cash and credit transactions as well as taking reservations. If interested, please call 802-226-7152.


AUGUST 8 (Tuesday): CTES School board meeting, 5:30 pm in the school’s art room. Go to the Dish for the agenda.

 AUGUST 9 (WEDNESDAY): Concert on the Green, 6 pm, Proctorsville Green featuring the Gully Boys. Free and open to the public.

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