Cavendish Update 7/27/18: TAG SALE/News/Events

Tag Sale logo.jpg


CHECK THE CAVENDISH VT FACEBOOK PAGE DAILY FOR THE LATEST NEWS You don’t have to be a Facebook subscriber to see this page.

 7/27/18 Cavendish Update

1. Tag Sale Tomorrow

2. Cavendish Related News

3. Financial Assistance for Area Non Profits

4. Cavendish Concert on the Green Hosts Yankee Chank

5. Events

1. TAG SALE TOMORROW: Despite endless rain for what feels like weeks, Saturday’s forecast is partly sunny with a high of 80 with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 1 pm. The sale runs from 9-2 and will have lots of activities on both greens and everywhere in between.  While a full list of vendors that have registered is available at The Dish, these are some places you want to check out:

• Proctorsville Green: Cavendish Connects and Cavendish Historical Society will both be in the gazebo. Check there if you have questions, want to pick up a copy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Writer Who Changed History (you can even have it autographed) and/or drop off a donation for Cavendish Connects who spends a lot of time keeping the community informed and connected. The Proctorsville Fire Department will be hosting a BBQ, the town’s Energy Committee will be on hand (they always have cool stuff) and for the first time, the newly formed Cavendish Streetscape will have a booth. They are trying to raise the funds to place flags in Cavendish Village. Special prizes for early donors. Finally, a number of vendors will be set up and they have a lot of stuff, including fishing gear and some things you didn’t know you needed.

• Cavendish Green: Once again Henry is back with his incredible freebie tables. In addition, a number of area vendors will be located there under the shade trees. Last year this was a hot spot and they stayed open after the vendors had closed down. We just had a late entry of baked goods.

• Cavendish Town Elementary School will be hosting a car wash to benefit the 6th graders Keewaydin trip-$8 per car and $10 per truck. They will be cleaning from 9:30-noon.

• Cavendish Baptist Church has all sorts of items for the sale

There are multi family sales on Main Street as well as vendors at their homes on High St and Baily Hill. Look for signs and be sure to check out the on-line list. There is a rumor that someone has a car for sale on Main St. in Proctorsville.

Happy shopping!



Water Testing on the Black River: Given the constant rain of the last week, we expect ecoli levels will remain high, making the Black River unsafe for recreating. The water is tested on Wednesday and as soon as the results are available, we post them to the Cavendish VT Facebook page.  We thank BRAT for their dedication to our river and we encourage community support of the organization through donations and volunteers.

Cavendish Community Fund at the Ludlow Farmer’s Market: Stop by the Ludlow Farmer’s Market this Friday and you’ll see a lot of familiar faces from Cavendish, as shoppers as well as vendors. Among them will be Barbara Dickey who is selling her home made granola to raise money for the Cavendish Community Fund (CCF). The CCF has made a lot of things in our town possible, including the flags flying in Proctorsville as part of Cavendish Streetscape’s Raise Our Flags.

WNNE Goes Off the Upper Valley Airways: At midnight, Sunday, July 21, the former NBC affiliate -- based in Plattsburgh, NY and in Burlington, VT -- turned off its transmitter atop Mt. Ascutney. Viewers in this region who rely on an antenna to get television broadcasts will no longer get the station. It's still available through satellite and cable, but its only over-the-air transmission will now be from Mt. Mansfield -- as a CW affiliate. The station's Upper Valley office, off Sykes Mountain Avenue in White River Junction, will remain open. The change comes after both WNNE and Vermont PBS auctioned off their Mt. Ascutney broadcast licenses in last year's FCC Spectrum Auction, for about $50 million apiece. Vermont PBS will continue broadcasting from Mt. Ascutney until November 30, after it got an extension to put in place a plan for allowing viewers who get their signal over the air to continue doing so. VT PBS will be relaying the signal from our Rutland transmitter, and putting up four lower-power transmission sites across that region in order to relay that signal." One of those transmission sites will be atop Mt. Ascutney; the others will be in Northfield, Brattleboro, and Bennington. Daily UV In the comment section, one person noted, If you have a rotor and newer digital antenna you may be GTG. Used the website and phone app to aim antenna. Got a whole of new channels including WPTZ. However, a number of people have posted that they are unable to direct their antennae to receive WNNE.

Coolidge Solar Project: The Coolidge Solar Project, which is four times larger than any other Vermont solar installation, is underway on an old farm of about 150 acres on the Ludlow-Cavendish town line. According to Liz Peyton, project developer with NextEra Energy Resources, what’s been accomplished so far is mostly clearing of the land and prepping the site for the 20-megawatt array that will include approximately 83,000 solar panels. In August, the solar panels will start to arrive and the real work of installing the panels and hooking them into the grid will begin. Blattner Energy is the company in charge of the on-site construction for NextEra Energy Resources. VT Journal

3. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR AREA NON PROFITS: Cavendish, Ludlow, Mt. Holly and Plymouth non-profit 501 (c) 3 organizations. Are you in need of financial assistance to meet your project goal? If so, the Ludlow Rotary Club would like to help. We have a competitive District Rotary grant opportunity to assist you. Basic rules, funds may NOT be used for brick and mortar. You must be able to sustain the project on your own after the grant funds have been expended. All funds must be used by June 2019. Available grant amount may be up to $2000 with the grantee equally matching 1:1 the Rotary donation. The District funded grant amount may be less than requested. Ludlow Rotary must submit this grant application by August 10th. If you feel you may be the right candidate - PLEASE list your contact info (FB) and a Rotarian will be in touch. Or, feel free to contact a Ludlow Rotarian for an application, which is due Monday, August 31. It is very simple. Visit

4. CAVENDISH CONCERT : YANKEE CHANK: The Town of Cavendish presents another in its continuing series of Wednesday evening concerts on August 1st at 6:00 p.m. when Yankee Chank will appear on the Green in Proctorsville. Yankee Chank is a Vermont group that performs traditional Cajun music from the heart of southwest Louisiana. The French-speaking people of eastern Canada, our immediate neighbor to the north, were the inspiration for the southern Cajuns and thereby inspired Yankee Chank. The band has been performing both Cajun and Zydeco music around Vermont and beyond, using fiddle, accordion, guitar and bass since 1996. The band’s performances offer a distinctive immersion into this unique regional music.

This concert is coordinated by the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association and is sponsored by Murdock’s Restaurant. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or a chair and a picnic dinner. Join with friends or make new ones. Please help continue this free Wednesday evening tradition in Cavendish. Everyone is welcome. FMI: Robin at 226-7736. In case of rain, please check the Cavendish Facebook page for further information.



AUGUST 1 (WEDNESDAY): Wed Night concert featuring the Cajun band Yankee Chank. Starts at 6 pm at the Proctorsville Green. This is free and open to the public.

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