Cavendish Update 6/29/18: Tag & Plant Sales/News/Events



The National Weather forecast has issued a hot weather advisory for our area.  Consequently, the Cavendish Historical Society ‘s Annual Plant Sale will be adjusting its hours to better protect plants and customers. Early bird shopping will take place on Friday (June 29) from 5:30-7:00 and the sale will begin on Saturday (June 30) at 8 am and go until noon.


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 6/29/18 Cavendish Update

 1. Cavendish Related News

2. Town Wide Tag Sale

3. July 4th Activities

4. Family Vacation Bible Splash

5. Events



Water Testing on the Black River Results: Please be advised that while water tests conducted on the Black River this past Wednesday, June 27th, were below the EPA’s acceptable levels of  235 CFU, the one exception was Little Ascutney, which continues to run higher than acceptable levels. That noted, we’ve had very heavy rains in the last 24 hours. It is therefore 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. 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

Meet CTES’s New Principal: Cavendish Town Elementary School’s new principal, Debra Beaupre, starts work full time on Monday July 2. Throughout the summer months, she welcomes community members to stop by her office from noon – 3 pm, Monday-Thursday. For those who aren’t available during the day, she will be attending the first Wednesday concert-July 11, 6 pm on the Proctorsville Green and will be handing out Popsicles. In the event of rain, Beaupre will be attending the following week. FMI: 802-226-7758

July Classes at Fletcher Farm School: Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts celebrates its 71st anniversary this summer. Since its inception, the Fletcher Farm School has offered thousands of classes in traditional and emerging arts and crafts, many led by world-class artists. Class and material fees vary, but advance registration is required for all classes. Most classes fill quickly, so please register early to ensure your place. Further information and online registration is available on the school’s web site at Note that Cavendish residents can receive 50% off a class. You will need proof of residency from the Town Office.


2. TOWN WIDE TAG SALE: It’s four weeks until the Annual Town Wide Tag Sale, which takes place on July 28 (Saturday) from 9-2. Sponsored by Cavendish Connects, if you wish to register for space at either of the  Village Greens, or have your site listed, send an e-mail to or call 802-226-7807. Please note that the more information on sale items you provide, the more shoppers you will attract.

Three weeks from now we will start making albums and posting to the Cavendish Faecbook page of what various vendors have for sale. This is a very successful way to let people know what’s available. We will only post one album per vendor. Pictures should be e-mailed to

 For more information and to see who has already registered, go to 8th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale page of The Dish.


3. JULY 4TH ACTIVITIES: Below are 4th of July activities in close proximity to Cavendish. Note that the Cavendish Town Office will be closed

Parades: All parades are on July 4th

• Saxton’s River: Starts 9:30

• Mt Holly: Starts 11 am in Belmont Village

• Brownsville: Starts 1 pm at the Brownsville Hartland Rd


Fire Works

July 3: Fire works conclude the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s concert at Grafton. Concert begins at 7:30.  Tickets required. FMI: 802-843-2400

- Fireworks at Ascutney Mountain

July 4: Ludlow’s fireworks will start at 9:30 at the West Hill Recreation area. Saxton River’s also begin at 9:30

- Claremont Monadnock Park 9:30 pm $1 donation requested

July 7:  3rd Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration Crown Point Country Club 6-10pm at Crown Point Country Club (2 Weathersfield Ctr Rd Springfield). Free. Rain date is July 8


July 3: New England Brass Band performs for free at the Albert Bridge School from 5-6 in Brownsville.

- 21st Annual Vermont Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks Under the Stars. Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center. Tickets at gate-$28 adults, $10 kids (6-14), kids 5 and under are free. Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking.

 For more information on July 4th Activities, check the VT Journal and the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Events calendar


4. FAMILY VACATION BIBLE SPLASH!: One night of fun for the whole family with awesome water activities and a cookout. Cavendish Baptist Church, 2258 Main Street/Route 131 on July 17 from 5-7:30. Please RSVP if you plan to attend by calling 802-226-7131 or e-mailing



JUNE 29 (FRIDAY): Early bird shopping at the Cavendish Historical Society’s Plant Sale 5:30-7:00 pm in front of the Museum, 1958 Main St.

JUNE 30 (SATURDAY): Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) Annual Plant Sale 8-noon in front of the Museum. Note the Museum will be open during the sale.

JULY 4 (WEDNESDAY): HAPPY 4TH OF JULY. Legal holiday. Town office is closed

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