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11/23/18 Cavendish Update
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Shop Cavendish for the Holidays
1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
GMUSD Budget Process: Last year, after a series of meetings – mostly short, one-hour affairs just before full board meetings – the Green Mountain Unified School District’s (GMUSD) Finance committee members were unable to endorse a spending plan by January, when the district’s annual report was due to be printed. Last year’s lack luster budget was rejected by the voters in March but was passed, with no real fiscal changes May 22. There was a lot of discussion around “visioning,” but little happened. The January deadline is coming up as a budget is required for printing in time for town meeting day. The Chester Telegraph has outlined highlights of the spending plan being proposed to date and it is important that voters familiarize themselves about what’s being asked for. In the mean time, the GMUSD Finance Committee is interested in having more community members. Scheduled meetings are as follows:
Nov. 29 at GMUHS, 5:30 pm
Dec 13 at CTES
Dec. 20 (Thursday): GMUSD Board Meeting, 6 pm at GMUHS.
GMUSD Board Meeting-CAES Reopening Uncertain: Although repairs at Chester-Andover Elementary School appear to be making slow progress again, during their recent Nov. 15 board meeting, the GMUSD board and TRSU administrators were unwilling to speculate when students and faculty might return to their school. Instead, they spent much of the discussion unraveling missteps in the process. VT Journal
Food Drives for Black River Good Neighbor: On Dec. 1 (Saturday), BRGN will hold it’s annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive from 9-3 in the Shaw’s Parking lot in Ludlow. Foods most needed: canned fruit, cranberry sauce, pickles, olives, mac & cheese, hot chocolate, cookies, cereal, candy, canned carrots, peas, green beans and corn, gravy, stuffing, soup and coffee. On December 2nd Okemo will hold their Fall Cares and Shares food drive. Skiers and snowboarders will donate at least five non-perishable food items, a new/unused child’s toy, new/unused clothing item, or $20 cash they receive a coupon for a $45 lift ticket good on this day. Donations will be collected in the Clock Tower Base Plaza from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. FMI: 802-228-3663.
2. SHOP CAVENDISH FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Think small, avoid the mall and shop Cavendish who’s got it all!
Cavendish Historical Society: Order one of their books Nov. 22-28 and they’ll gift wrap and wave the shipping and handling fee. Books that have considerable appeal to anyone who loves Cavendish include: Barbara Kingsbury’s History of Cavendish; Sandra Stearn’s (Cavendish’s own Laura Ingalls Wilder) Cavendish Hillside Farms 1939 to 1957; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Writer Who Changed History; Carmine Guica’s Autobiography and Linda Welch’s Families of Cavendish series. Note that you will be able to purchase and have autographed “The Writer Who Changed History” at the 100th birthday celebration for Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Dec. 2 (Sunday) 4pm at the Cavendish Baptist Church. FMI: 802-226-7807, email@example.com
Golden Stage Inn: Purchase your tickets for the Dec. 1-2 Inndulgence Tour "Passports" are $15 per person and gain you entrance into ten inns from noon til 5 to taste their INNdulgent treats and enjoy their holiday decor. Visit Golden Stage Inn to purchase your tickets or call for more information. Makes a great gift for a group of friends. FMI: 802-226-7744.
Old Cavendish Products Fruitcakes including organic and gluten free; Date Nut Loaf (while they last); and MonkeyChew Granola Bar available in 5 tempting flavors. Locals give them a call for special discounts. 800-536-7899
Trees and greenery are available from the local fire departments.
• Fletcher Farms School for the Arts and Crafts Remember Cavendish residents/property owners get discounts on classes
Food is a popular gift so consider gift certificates to places like Crows Bakery, Murdock’s, Neals, Singleton’s and American Pie. Check out the Cavendish Pinterest site for local food & drink options.
Finally, check out the Cavendish Business Directory for a wide array of services that would make for terrific gift certificates.
NOVEMBER 23 (FRIDAY): Black Friday-Shop local this holiday season. Town Office closed.
NOVEMBER 29 (THURSDAY) : GMUSD Finance Committee, 5:30 pm at GM in Chester
DECEMBER 1-2 (SATURDAY-SUNDAY): Indulgence Tour
• BRGN Stuff-a-Bus, 9-3 Shaw’s Parking Lot in Ludlow. Foods needed include: canned fruit, cranberry sauce, pickles, olives, mac & cheese, hot chocolate, cookies, cereal, candy, canned carrots, peas, green beans and corn, gravy, stuffing, soup and coffee.
DECEMBER 2 (SUNDAY): Cavendish Celebrates Solzhenitsyn’s 100th birthday, 4 pm at the Cavendish Baptist Church. Will be showing Solzhenitsyn’s Farewell Address to Cavendish, which will be followed by discussion and a potluck supper. FMI: 802-226-7807 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Okemo Food Drive for Black River Good Neighbor: Donate at least five non-perishable food items, a new/unused child’s toy, new/unused clothing item, or $20 cash and receive a coupon for a $45 lift ticket good on this day. Donations will be collected in the Clock Tower Base Plaza from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. FMI: 802-228-3663.
DECEMBER 11 (TUESDAY): Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s 100th Birthday.
DECEMBER 13 (THURSDAY): GMUSD Finance Committee, at CTES
DECEMBER 14 (Friday): Quilt Raffle Drawing at the Cavendish Library. Raffle tickets are for the quilt made by Gloria Leven are $1 each or a book of 6 for $5. The quilt, which measures 74” by 56” is hand tied and made of batik cloth. It can be seen online at www.cavendishlibrary.org or at the library. FMI: 226-7503.
DECEMBER 20 (THURSDAY): GMUSD Board Meeting, 6 pm at GM in Chester