Cavendish Update 8/17/18 Primaries/News/Concert


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8/17/18 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Primary Election Results

2. Cavendish Related News

3. Raise our Flags Benefit Dinner

Cavendish Concert on the Green has Rescheduled Rick Redington



1. CAVENDISH PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS: For a primary, Cavendish had a record number of voters-217. While no progressive party ballots were cast, 114 voted the Democratic platform while 103 voted Republican. Note that not everyone voted for all candidate positions, particularly where candidates were running unopposed. Cavendish Republican votes favored Keith Stern (69 votes) over Phil Scott (34) though Scott would go on to win the state’s nomination for Governor. The state Democratic choice for Governor, Christine Hallquist (32 votes) led Cavendish voters by a small margin (James Ehlers 30; Brenda Siegel 21; Ethan Sonneborn 7; and Write in 5).

In a unique situation, H. Brooke Paige will run opposite Sen. Bernie Sander (109 votes) and Cong. Peter Welch (87 votes). Under VT law, he may give his nomination to another candidate. According to his Facebook page, “Your expressions of support and encouragement have been a godsend as my one-man show worked to keep the Democrats from again embarrassing our party by ‘crowding’ the ticket and writing in Democrat candidates on the Republican ballot — preventing the Republicans the opportunity to place worthy, late arrivals on the ballot for the General Election,” he wrote. Paige has begun solicitations for the four state offices, but not the more high profile congressional races.

 For more information on Cavendish results, see the full article in The Dish.



Water Testing on the Black River: Below are the water tests results for Black River Swimming holes for Aug. 15. Anything above 235 CFU is considered unsafe for recreational purposes. All locations tested safe.

Cavendish Gorge 144 CFU (safe)

Greven Field 260 CFU (safe)

Buttermilk Falls 51 (safe)

Little Ascutney Falls 118 CFU (safe)

Upper Falls Rd Weathersfield 156 CFU (safe)

Please note that swimming is not recommended after a heavy rain. Thank you Black River Action Team for your continue dedication to the Black River and the safety of those who use it.

CHS Summer Newsletter: The Cavendish Historical Society Newsletter is now available at the CHS blog. It contains a very interesting story about a rattlesnake and Dr. Bont.

Fletcher Farm Chrome and Craft Festival: On Saturday, Aug. 18, the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, in association with the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, is sponsoring the Chrome and Craft Festival. In addition to the school’s biannual Craft Festival with over 30 craft vendors, the Chrome part of the show is a collection of classic cars lovingly cared for by local car aficionados. VT Journal

Ludlow Mt Holly Rejects Powden’s Spending:. On Aug. 8, the Ludlow Mt Holly Unified School District (LMHUSD), which is part of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union (TRSU), the other school district being the Green Mountain Unified School District (GMUSD) that includes Cavendish, rejected TRSU Superintendent Meg Powden’s proposal for spending more than $90,000 remaining from a state grant intended to help with the transitions resulting from the Act 46 merger that created two new districts in the Two Rivers Supervisory Union last year. The board voted instead to take its half of the money – approximately $45,500 – and decide for itself how the funds should be used. As examples of such expenses, the board discussed the costs of disposing of the Black River High School building and helping its students with the transition from the school in Ludlow to other schools. Also on the agenda was a discussion of the closing date for Black River High School. Chester Telegraph

 3. BENEFIT DINNER FOR RAISE THE FLAGS IN CAVENDISH: Help raise American flags in both Proctorsville and Cavendish villages. Join us at Murdocks on the Green August 21, Tuesday night for dinner, when a portion of the proceeds will be generously donated to the Raise the Flags project.

Can't make it? Your donation, of any amount, can help make this project a reality and bring beauty and honor to our villages. Donations can be made to:  Cavendish Streetscape Ltd, PO Box 465. Cavendish VT 05142

Honor Someone! You can dedicate a flag to a friend, family member or neighbor for a minimum donation of $35. Check out The Dish for more about this project and to see who is being remembered and honored with this unique project.

 4. CAVENDISH CONCERT RICK REDINGTON RESCHEDULED: The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association invites everyone to the Proctorsville Green for the continuing summer music series on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:00 p.m. to hear the rocking good sounds of Rick Redington and the Luv. This is a rescheduled concert since Rick was originally scheduled for earlier this season but was rained out.

Whether playing an intimate solo acoustic performance in a coffeehouse setting, or rocking out with his band “The Luv” in a large concert venue, Rick’s performances have something memorable and meaningful for all to share. Rick has recorded with legendary rock and rollers and has had his music used in films and in Ken Burns’ documentaries. No strangers to the Proctorsville Green, Rick and the band have delighted the local Wednesday evening concert goers in past years. This concert is sponsored by The Pointe at Castle Hill.

As always, the concerts are free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, check the Cavendish Facebook page for news. For more information please call Robin at 226-7736.



AUGUST 18 (SATURDAY): Fletcher Farm Chrome and Craft Festival. 10-4 at the school complex on Route 103 on the Cavendish/Ludlow border.

 AUGUST 21 (TUESDAY): Benefit Dinner for Raise Our Flags; 4-9 pm at Murdock’s on the Green in Proctorsville

• GMUSD Board Meeting at the Chester Andover Elementary School multi purpose Room 6-8 pm. For the agenda, unapproved minutes from the last meeting as well as TRSU Policies, go to and click on the meeting, which appears on the left hand side bar. You will then click on “more details.”

AUGUST 22 (WEDNESDAY): Wed night concert featuring Ric Redington and the Luv, 6 pm Proctorsville Green.

AUGUST 23 (THURSDAY): TRSU Board Meeting (Tenative) 6-7 pm at the Fletcher Farm Roost

AUGUST 29 (WEDNESDAY): First day of school. Please drive carefully. The 2018-2019 School Calendar is now available on-line

SEPTEMBER 3 (MONDAY): LABOR DAY. School and town office closed.

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