Cavendish Update 2/2/18: News/ Ballot/Face Off


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 2/2/18 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Town Positions for the March Ballot

3. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: Book Discussion and Movie

4. Face Off

5. Events


New Prescription Drug Drop Box in Ludlow: Ludlow Pharmacy now provides a safe disposal of medications- drop box- which is available during Ludlow Pharmacy business hours-Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. VT Journal

Harry’s Returning to Mt. Holly: Harry’s Restaurant is moving from its current location on Route 100 in Ludlow, back to its original location in Mt. Holly. The restaurant will remain open in Ludlow until mid April. VT Journal

 Welch, Sanders Call on Congress to Act on Community Health Centers: Time, and money, are running out for the community health centers that provide basic medical services to Vermonters, including the Ludlow Health Center. A federal program that provides funding for the nation’s community health centers lapsed last September. According to the National Association of Community Health Centers, emergency funding is drying up fast. Vermonters make more use of the health centers per capita than any other state, which means they will feel the brunt of the loss of the funding, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday at a news conference at Burlington International Airport. “One out of four people in the state of Vermont are getting their health care, dental care, mental health counseling, low-cost prescription drugs, from community health centers.” “We’ve been going month to month, through continuing resolutions,” Sanders said. “The community health center program has not been reauthorized, and has not received the kind of money it needs to do the job it needs to do.” VT Digger

Scholarships Available for VT Women: The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont (GFWC-VT) announces the availability of scholarships for Vermont women who are seeking to further their education, training, or to upgrade their skills in preparation for advancing in the workplace. Applicants must submit a specific plan for their education or training. The scholarships range from $500 to $1,500. Applications for the scholarship are due by March 15 and can be obtained from Betty Haggerty, 802-463-4159 or or Darlene Remy of the Okemo Valley club 802-345-0476 or and Joyce Lindamood, state president, VT Journal

2. TOWN POSITIONS FOR THE MARCH BALLOT: There are no contests in the upcoming Cavendish election. Petitions were not submitted for the following elected town positions: Town Agent; Auditor (3 year and 2 year terms); Constable (the voters will determine if they wish to continue this position); Town Grand Juror; and GMUHS School Director.

 Town Moderator                    Michael Ripley                       1 Year

School Dist. Moderator          Michael Ripley                       1 Year

Select Board                            Michael Ripley                       3 Year

Select Board                            Mark Huntley                        1 Year

Select Board                            Sandra Russo                          1 Year

Lister                                       Claire Walker                         2 Year

Lister                                       Diane McNamara                    3 Year

Auditor                                   Peter Labelle                           1 Year

Library Trustee                       Robert Evens                          5 Year

Trustee of Public Funds         Jane Pixley                              3 Year

Town School Director                       Barbara Dickey                        1 Year

Town School Director                       Doug McBride                         1 Year

Town School Director                       Denise Reilley-Hughes            3 Year 

Town School Director                       Gene Bont                                3 Year 

GMUHS Director                   Kathleen Lamphere                 2 Year

Town Meeting takes place on Monday, March 5, 7 pm at Cavendish Town Elementary School (CTES). The town budget will be approved at this meeting. On Tuesday, March 6, Election Day, voters will decide the school budget as well as who will fill elected positions. Voting takes place at CTES from 10-7. To obtain an absentee ballot call or stop by the Town Office-226-7291.

3. ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH: BOOK DISCUSSION & MOVIE: As part of the year-long celebration of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s 100th birthday, on Feb. 13 (Tuesday) at noon there will be a book discussion and showing of the movie “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” at the Fletcher Library in Ludlow. In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength."  Barnes and Noble

Solzhenitsyn’s only publication in Russia before his exile, “One Day in the Life” alerted the world to the existence of the “gulags.” Winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, Solzhenitsyn was exiled from Russia in 1974 and lived 18 of his 20 years in exile in Cavendish, VT where he wrote “The Red Wheel.”

Margo Caulfield, Director of the Cavendish Historical Society and author of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Writer Who Changed History will be leading the discussion.

The Library is located at 88 Main St., Ludlow VT. Those attending are asked to please use the rear entrance of the library, which is adjacent to the parking area.  FMI: 228-8921

4. FACE OFF!!!! On Sunday Feb 11, Cavendish and Chester Recreation present the Proctorsville Volunteer Fire Dept. "facing off" against the Chester Fire Dept. in a "home and home" Hockey Match. 

The first game will be at Lover's Lane Rink in Chester at 10:00 a.m. and the second game will take place at the Greven Ice Rink at 3:00 p.m.

There will be a barbecue, raffles, and a skills competition for prizes. Come on out and support those that give so much of themselves for our communities! All proceeds will benefit both departments. FMI: Terry O'Brien 802-738-3215 or Cavendish Rec Dept. Facebook page


FEBRUARY 7 (WEDNESDAY): Learn about raptors at a VINS presentation at CTES, 6:30 pm. Sponsored by CCCA. Suggested donation $5. FMI: 226-7259

• Planning Commission Monthly Meeting, 6:30-8:30 Cavendish Town Office.

 FEBRUARY 8 (THURSDAY): Sit N Knit at the Cavendish Library from 5-7.


Look & See Film (about Wendell Berry, farmer, activist and writer) at the Cavendish Baptist Church, 7pm.

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