Cavendish Update: 10/12/18 Cav is 257 years old/News/Events

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAVENDISH! Oct. 12, 1761 the Cavendish Charter was signed by King George III of England. The area of land included Cavendish and Proctorsville villages and Baltimore.

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 10/12/18 Cavendish Update

1.  Related News

2. Cavendish to Host DIY Weatherization Workshop

3. Winters Coming: Get Fit

4. Events



Accident on 131: On 10/05/18, at approximately 6:35 pm, The Vermont State Police were alerted to a person who was unconscious as the result of a possible overdose in a vehicle on Main St. in Cavendish. Upon arrival, the operator, Cory Gale of Claremont, NH was screened for impairment and arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. During a consent search of the vehicle, he was found to be in possession of a misdemeanor amount of heroin. A passenger, Tyler Haines, also of Claremont, was also found to be in possession of a misdemeanor amount of heroin. Both Gale and Haines were processed and released on a citation. VSP Press Release

Outer Limits Brewery Receives Tax Incentive Package: Outer Limits Brewery, planned for 60 Village Green in Proctorsville, has been named one of 16 projects in Vermont to receive a tax incentive package. The Outer Limits tax credit, worth $147,325, will help  bring the $1.25 million project to fruition. The owners have begun construction to open a new commercial brewery and a 106-seat pub/tasting room in a formerly empty two story building in the center of Proctorsville. According to the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Outer Limits will use the tax credits to support construction of a renovated entryway along with mandated code improvements in the historic structure. The proposed brewery and pub/tasting room is expected to create 11 full times jobs and will provide both retail and wholesale sales to support growing area tourism. Chester Telegraph

Vermont Native American Timeline: As part of Vermont’s Indigenous Peoples Day, which has replaced Columbus Day, the Cavendish Historical Society posted  Vermont Native American Timeline to their blog. At the end of the post is a video of VT State Archeologist, Jesse Robinson, speaking about Vermont prior to European contact.

Solar Project Underway: NextEra Energy, a commercial provider of wind, natural gas, solar and nuclear energy, is building a solar-energy site here that it expects to complete by December, after eight months of construction. The company is installing more than 83,000 photovoltaic solar panels on 85.8 acres of sloping mountainside, not far from the Okemo Ski Resort. NextEra Energy said the project will generate 20 megawatts of power, providing power to 5,000 homes. The company calls the site the Coolidge Solar Project. The company claims the project will generate approximately $4 million in tax revenue to local and state governments over the life of the project, which is expected to be at least 20 years and could be as long as 40. A company press release stated that NextEra expects to make its first payment to Ludlow of about $175,000 soon. Eagle Times

A Taste of Fall to Raise Funds for the Food Shelf: The Black River High and Middle school faculty and staff will hold “A Taste of Fall” on Thursday, October 18th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Ludlow Community Center to benefit Black River Good Neighbors, the local food shelf. This event has become a tradition in Ludlow.  Over a dozen local restaurants and bakeries will supply a sampling of seasonal local favorites for all to enjoy.  Buy tickets at $1 each and use them to sample each vendor’s tasty offerings.  Each ticket grants the holder one culinary sampling of his or her choice.  The more tickets you buy, the more samples you try.  And all the money goes to help feed those who are less fortunate. The Ludlow Community Center is located at 37 Main Street in Ludlow, between the High School and the Black River Good Neighbors’ food shelf and thrift store.  For more information please call 802-228-3663

BRGNS Stick Season Social: Black River Good Neighbor Services is holding its ninth annual Stick Season Social this year on Saturday, November 3rd at Sam’s Steakhouse. The silent auction and the bar will open at six pm and dinner will be served at 6:30. In addition to dinner, the evening will include a cash bar, a terrific silent auction, and lots of raffle items and door prizes donated by the community. Sam’s staff has planned a delicious buffet with full salad and bread bar, prime rib, stuffed sole, chicken marsala, pasta and roasted potatoes with desert, coffee and tea. Tickets are $60 per person, and can be purchased at the BRGNS Thrift Store, Peoples United Bank, the Book Nook,  The Wine & Cheese Depot or online at FMI: 802-228-3663

Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers: The Meals on Wheels program serving Ludlow, Cavendish, and Plymouth is in desperate need of volunteer drivers. Hot meals are delivered weekly to homebound folks Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays. If you have any time to donate, even an hour a week, please call or stop by the Black River Valley Senior Center for more information. Black River Valley Senior Center is located at 10 High St. in Ludlow. Call 802-228-7421 and


2. CAVENDISH TO HOST DIY WEATHERIZATION WORKSHOP: The Cavendish Energy Committee will host a free Do-it-Yourself Home Efficiency Improvements weatherization workshop on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the town office meeting room, 37 High Street in Cavendish.  Residents of Cavendish or any other town are invited to attend.

Get some practical, hands-on guidance on how you can reduce heating and cooling costs in your home through do-it-yourself measures, including weather stripping your doors and windows, sealing the air leaks in your basement and attic, and installing interior storm windows. Any Vermont resident/property owner committing to undertake at least one new energy efficiency measure/action in his or her home will receive a free energy efficiency product kit. (One per household.)

The presentation will be both informational and educational, focusing on the steps to take in order to weatherize your home. There will be plenty of time for questions, and at the end of the workshop you will understand more about the way homes use energy and what you can do to make your home more efficient. You can also get information necessary to secure a home energy assessment or audit, and you can also learn about the best financing options. FMI: Cheryl Leiner at 802-226-7820 or Peter LaBelle at 802-226-7250.


3. WINTER’S COMING: GET FIT WHILE HAVING FUN: To kick off your Halloween adventures, as well as learn new ways to stay fit this winter, DG Bodyworks in Proctorsville is holding a Halloween Indoor Cycle-a-Thon on October 28, Sunday, from 1-3 pm. Join the team to celebrate and see demonstrations, enjoy some food, music, prizes and fun. Bring the whole family. Costumes encouraged. FMI: 802-554-0006 or



OCTOBER 12 (FRIDAY): Cavendish is 257 years old today, as King George III of England signed the charter that created Cavendish in 1761.

 OCTOBER 14 (SUNDAY): Raise the Roof Concert Big Woods, 4 pm at Gethsemane Church in Proctorsville. Admission is $10 at the door.

 OCTOBER 15 (MONDAY): Cavendish Select Board meeting, 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Town Office.

 OCTOBER 18 (THURSDAY): A Taste of Fall to Benefit Black River Good Neighbors, 4-7 at the Ludlow Community. Tickets are $1 a piece to sample area vendors’ food. FMI 228-3663

• CTES Parent Teacher Conferences. The 6th grade will be selling food so you can attend without worrying about what to make for dinner.

• GMUSD Board Meeting and GMUSD Transportation Committee Meeting, 6 pm at CTES . Please see the Cavendish Calendar listing for past minutes, agenda and policies that will be discussed at the various meetings.  

OCTOBER 25 (THURSDAY): Cavendish Weatherization Workshop. Cavendish Town Office 6-8 pm.

 OCTOBER 27 (SATURDAY): Dispose of Unused Drugs. See the list of sites at Cavendish Connects Calendar.

• CTES Halloween Party 5-7 pm at the school. FMI 226-7824

 OCTOBER 28 (SUNDAY): Halloween Indoor Cycle-A-Thon, 1-3 pm. DG Bodyworks. Join the team to celebrate indoor cycling. Demonstrations, prizes, food and fun. Bring the whole family. Costumes encouraged. 1-3 pm

 NOVEMBER 3 (SATURDAY): Stick Season Social to benefit Black River Good Neighbor, Sam’s Steakhouse 6 pm. Tickets are $60 a person.

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