Cavendish Update 1/5/18

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A Wind Chill Warning is in effect until Jan. 6 at 7 pm

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1/5/18 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. New to Cavendish Library in December

3. January Survival Guide

4. Dinner and a Movie: Dunkirk

5. Events


Burglary in Proctorsville: On 01/01/2018 at approximately 2:36 am the State Police responded to the town of Cavendish due to the report of a male subject entering a residence and physically assaulting the home owner and another person that was at the residence. The male subject was identified as Steven Kelly of Ludlow, VT. After further investigation Kelly was arrested for Burglary into an occupied dwelling, simple assault and domestic assault, then transported to the Ludlow Police Department for processing. Kelly was released with a criminal citation and is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Windsor Criminal Division, on 1/2/18 to answer to the above charge. VT State Police Report

Thank you Jeff Davis: Cavendish Fire Department wishes to thank Jeffrey Davis for his many years of dedicated service to our department, the town of Cavendish and the surrounding communities. It’s been a true honor to have Jeff be a part of the Department. Jeff is stepping down after 17 years to focus on a few other things including finishing a college degree and spending valuable time with his family. Jeff has always been an excellent example of dedication to family and service to community and continues to serve as a role model, even as he steps away from the Fire Service at this time. Cavendish Fire sends Jeff and his family best wishes going forward and are excited to see the success he finds in the future.

Celebration of Life and Music of Robert De Cormier: Robert De Cormier, who passed away in November, bequeathed an indelible legacy of music and engaged performance to Vermont, to the world of choral singing, and was a special individual to many in Cavendish. At 3pm on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Grace Church in Rutland, the two local ensembles that Robert founded – the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Counterpoint – will join with many other local choruses and musicians who worked with him closely for a stirring musical tribute. The program will include works that Robert composed, arranged, or simply loved. Admission is free.

Adams Funeral Homes in Chester and Ludlow to Close: Adams Funeral Home, which has locations in Chester and Ludlow, will close in both towns by late January or early February, according to a statement from the firm’s owner, Dignity Memorial. The company did say it would “continue to work through the details of serving our client families with pre need arrangements at these funeral homes and will communicate those plans prior to closing.” Chester Telegraph

K-Mart at Diamond Run Mall Closing: Sears -- which owns Kmart -- announced more closings on its website Thursday. Among the 100 stores to shutter their doors is the Kmart in Rutland. The stores will be closing starting in March through April 2018, with liquidation sales beginning as early as Jan. 12. WCAX

 State Encourages Vermonters to Learn Earthquake Safety: A week after a minor earthquake hit the Upper Valley, the Agency of Natural Resources is reminding Vermonters what to do the next time the earth shakes. Vermont state geologist Marjorie Gale says that while earthquakes are rare in Vermont, they do happen, and Gale says it's important for people to understand the proper procedures to follow when the earth does shake. The Agency of Natural Resources updated its earthquake information webpage following the White River Junction quake. The state wants everyone in the state to be familiar with the Department of Homeland Security procedure to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" during an earthquake. The federal agency says when an earthquake hits, people should drop to the ground, cover their head and neck, and hold on to something sturdy until the shaking stops. Gale says people should not stand in a doorway during an earthquake. VPR

New Laws go Into Effect on Jan. 1: Here are some of Vermont's new laws that start Jan. 1-Minimum wage workers will see a pay increase of 50 cents an hour to $10.50. Act 21 requires reasonable accommodations for pregnancy-related conditions, with some limits for anything that would impose an undue hardship on employers. Seniors 66 and older get permanent hunting and fishing licenses. Minors will be able to begin receiving outpatient mental health treatment without consent from a guardian though prescription drugs are not included. WCAX

2. NEW TO CAVENDISH LIBRARY IN DECEMBER: The following are now available at the Cavendish Library in Proctorsville.

NEW BOOKS: Hardcore by Janet Evanovich; Whispering Room by Dean Koontz; Deja New  by MJ Davidson; Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler; Hideaway by Lauren Denton; Midnight Line  by Lee Child; Paris Fires by Carolyn Frasier; Artemis by Andy Weir; Demon's Crown by James Rollins; The War Bride's Scrapbook by Caroline Preston

NEW MOVIES: Despicable Me 3; Kingsmen:  The Golden Circle

DID YOU KNOW....that you can check to see if the library has the book you want by going online at if the book you want is not in our collection we can borrow it from the intrastate library system for you...So anything you want to read is at your beck and call!!!!

3. JANUARY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Bone chilling  cold, the onset of flu season (this year it’s suppose to be worse than normal), snow, frozen pipes, and the end of the holidays, January can be a very challenging time. The following resources can help make the “winter woes” a bit more manageable.

Avoid Winter Skin

Don’t Have Time to Be Sick-Flu Prevention

Extreme Cold Weather Precautions

How to Prevent and Deal with Frozen Pipes

Put a Freeze on Winter Fire

What to do with your Christmas Tree

4. DINNER AND A MOVIE: DUNKIRK: On Sunday, Jan 28th at 1pm, Cavendish Library’s Dinner and a Movie will present Dunkirk. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. Dinner to be Cassoulet, Toad in the Hole. Madeleines and other English/French foods applicable to that time and place. Free to all----Donation are encouraged and appreciated. FMI: 226-7503


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

JANUARY 9 (TUESDAY): GMUSD Finance Committee Meeting, 5 pm GM’s Sam Adams Room I. GMUSD board meeting 6 pm at GM in the Library Learning Commons.

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