Cavendish Update 6/1/18: River/Alt Route/News/Events


The road construction on 103 heading into Ludlow is terrible. and will be like this for the coming week. Consider the following option- From Cavendish, take Twenty Mile Stream Road to Quent Phelan Road. Then Barker Road to Commonwealth Avenue, Drive safely.

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6/1/18 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Events


Black River Water Testing for 5/30/18: The sites on the Black River in Cavendish all tested clean for swimming and boating on May 30 (Wednesday). These sites include Greven Field (70 CFU) and the Cavendish Gorge (68 CFU). Nearby sites also testing fine for recreational use include: Buttermilk Falls (54 CFU), Little Ascutney Rd (70 CFU), Tolles Dam 5 CFU), and Downers Covered Bridge on Upper Falls Rd (5 CFU). Please note that it is recommended to stay out of the rivers and lakes within 24 hours of a heavy rain, or anytime the water looks cloudy, as Ecoli levels can be a lot higher at these times. The EPA’s upper limit for swimming is 235 CFU. Thank you Black River Action Team (BRAT) for providing us with this invaluable service. To check other sites that are tested on the Connecticut River watershed, go to

CHS Newsletter Now On-line: The Cavendish Historical Society’s Spring Newsletter is now available on-line at the CHS Blog.

Solzhenitsyn’s Sketches of Exile Available in English this Fall: The University of Notre Dame Press recently announced the forthcoming publication of “Between Two Millstones: Sketches of Exile” by Russian exile and onetime Vermont resident, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. “This will be the first English translation of Book 1 of Solzhenitsyn’s memoir of the West, covering the years of 1974-1978,” notes Kathryn Pitts, marketing manager for University of Notre Dame Press, “and is part of our Center for Ethics and Culture Solzhenitsyn Series.” VT Journal

Jackson Gore Summer Music Series Returns: Okemo Mountain Resort kicks off summer 2018 with the return of the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series presented by William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties team. The Jackson Gore Summer Music Series features free concerts scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. most Friday nights throughout the summer. Kicking off the series June 8 is Version 6, a cover band that plays a wide variety of dance tunes from the 1960s to today’s top hits. VT Journal

Rural Cell Service Down in Key Areas After Landline Carrier Cuts Access: A company trying to expand cellular telephone coverage in rural Vermont may have suffered a fatal blow with a decision by the state’s largest landline carrier to cut off Vanu CoverageCo’s access to most of its network. The service disruption left several parts of the state without the ability of residents and motorists to call 911 in an emergency during the three-day weekend that marks the traditional start to the summer travel season. Included were stretches of U.S. Route 302 in eastern Vermont, and state Routes 100, 107 and 125 in the central Green Mountains, among others. VT Digger


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

JUNE 2 (SATURDAY): Proctorsville Green beautification in preparation of the dedication of the green and Rich Sven’s Celebration of Life. If interested in helping plant, please bring a shovel at 10 a.m. Contact Doris Eddy at

• 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.

JUNE 8-9 (FRIDAY-SATURDAY): GMUHS Alumni Weekend. Social hour at the Chester American Legion on Friday. Parade is at 11, with parade line up on Elm St at 10. BBQ following the parade at the Chester American Legion field. Annual meeting will be at 2:30.

JUNE 16 (SATURDAY): Rich Svec Celebration of Life and Dedication of the Proctorsville Green, 2pm at the Proctorsville Green.

JUNE 22 (FRIDAY): George Thomson’s retirement party, 6-8 pm, Proctorsville Green. Pot luck dinner-please bring a dish, other than dessert, to share. Two bands.

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