Cavendish Update: 5/25/18 News/Events


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5/25/18 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. CHS Plant Sale/Museum Opening

3. Cavendish to Sponsor Workshop on Pollinator Friendly Environments

4. Events


GMUSD Budget Passes by 60 votes in Low Turnout: By a vote of 221 “yes” to “161” voters from Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester passed the Green Mountain Unified School District budget of $12.5 million. The voter turnout was half of what it was back in March for the first budget vote. Chester Telegraph

SAVE THE DATE: The Community Forum to meet the principal candidates will be on Monday, June 11 at 6:30pm at CTES. Once the finalists have been selected, a press release will be forthcoming.

Anne of Green Gables at CTES: CTES Third graders are putting on selections from Anne of Green Gables.  Please join us for the presentation of our songs and monologues on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 11:00.  There will be a community luncheon for anyone who attends immediately following the play.  Please RSVP to Ellen Cameron or call the school at 802-875-7758. All are welcome!

Spring Clean Up Day at Fletcher Farm: Saturday, June 2 —-Spring Clean Up Day at  Fletcher Farm School. Adult volunteers are needed to help clean and set up the classrooms for the summer. Runs 9-2, but we welcome an hour or two of your help!  Meet at the big barn. Free lunch for participants! FMI: Joyce, 226-7854, or the school  228-8770.

Call for Nominations for Okemo Valley TV Board of Directors: The community TV station and media education center is putting a call out for nominations in advance of its annual Board of Directors election. Any resident of the towns of Andover, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth, Reading, or Cavendish who is at least 18 years of age is eligible to serve on the Board. Community members will have an opportunity to vote by downloading the ballot from the Okemo Valley TV website during the two weeks before the election or in person at the annual meeting. The annual meeting is Wednesday, June 27 in the Okemo Valley TV studio; there will be an open house, with an awards reception, starting at 6 p.m.; the meeting will immediately follow. Anyone interested in becoming a candidate or nominating someone they know should contact Executive Director Patrick Cody by email at or calling 802-228-8808. Nominations must be received by Friday, June 8. More information on Okemo Valley TV is available at

2. CHS PLANT SALE/MUSEUM OPENING: The Cavendish Historical Society Museum opens for the summer season on Sunday, May 27 from 2-4 pm. The museum can be opened at other times.

CHS’s annual plant sale is on Saturday June 30 from 9-1. If you have plants you would like to donate and/or need help in transplanting plants for the sale, please call 802-226-7807 or e-mailing


3. WORKSHOP ON POLLINATOR FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENTS: The Cavendish Energy Committee will sponsor a workshop on Tuesday, June 5th at 6:00 p.m. to be held in the Cavendish Town Office meeting room on how to create a pollinator friendly habitat. The speakers will discuss, among other issues, how a solar array field can significantly help in the fight to stop the decline of pollinators.

Cindy Heath and Donna Thomas of the UVM Extension Service Master Gardener Program will present an informative talk on garden design and more. The Master Gardener program's mission is to educate the public on science-based home horticulture.  The Energy Committee’s mission is to advance local energy saving measures and to educate the public on energy issues. These groups are coming together because the proliferation of solar projects around the state, including in Cavendish, has opened up an opportunity to help pollinators such as bees and other flying insects.

An underlying reason for our concern with energy is the state of our natural environment and the need for people to live more sustainable. Gardening and growing our own crops is a big part of sustainability.

Anyone from any town may attend the workshop. The Cavendish Town Office is located at 37 High Street in Cavendish. Light refreshments will be served at the workshop. For additional information please contact Mary Ormrod at 802-226-7783.



MAY 27 (SUNDAY): Cavendish Historical Society Museum opens for the season-2-4 pm

MAY 28 (MONDAY): MEMORIAL DAY. Legal Holiday. Town office and schools closed.

MAY 30 (WEDNESDAY): Memorial Day Celebration at CTES

JUNE 1 (FRIDAY): Anne of Green Gables at CTES, 11 pm. Community luncheon follows. All are welcome.

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