Cavendish Update 9/28/18: News/Events/Mentors

New doors being installed at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum.

New doors being installed at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum.

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9/28/18 Cavendish Update

1 Cavendish Related News

2. CTES is looking for Mentors

3. Raise the Roof Concert: Big Woods

4. Events



CHS Museum Closed Sept. 30: Due to continuing work on the doors of the Cavendish Historical Society Museum, the Museum will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 30. We regret any inconvenience.

 Okemo, Mount Sunapee and Crested Butte are Now Epic: Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of Triple Peaks, LLC, the parent company of Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado. The Company purchased Triple Peaks from the Mueller family for a final purchase price of approximately $74 million, after adjustments for certain agreed-upon terms. As part of the transaction and with funds provided by Vail Resorts, Triple Peaks paid off $155 million in leases that all three resorts had with Ski Resort Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Oz Real Estate. Press Release

 Public Utility Commission to Investigate Consolidated Communications Service Complaints: Consolidated Communications (CC) merged with Fairpoint in 2017, and the VT Department of Public Service says the company has failed to meet the service quality standards set out in its state permit. CC provides telecommunication services in the northeast section of Cavendish as well as in many other parts of the state. Jim Porter, director of the Department of Public Service's public advocacy division, said the state asked the Public Utility Commission to open an investigation to figure out why the company is having so much trouble servicing its customers. The number of consumer complaints related to service outages between July and September this year jumped by 2,760 percent, compared with that same span in 2017. VPR


2. CTES IS LOOKING FOR MENTORS: Mentoring is friendship-based and happens once a week for up to an hour. Matches meet on school grounds after school between the hours of 3:00-5:30 or 12:30-5:30 on Tuesdays. Mentors will have training, on-going support and weekly contact with program coordinator. You can make a difference in the life of a child!  Please contact Kristen Billings, CTES School Counselor, if you are interested in becoming a mentor!


3. RAISE THE ROOF CONCERT: BIG WOODS : Four voices, powerful medicine.  That's one way to describe Big Woods, the Vermont a cappella quartet of performers with a shared passion for close harmonies.  These veteran singers, musicians and composers will perform in Proctorsville's Raise the Roof concert series on Sunday October 14 at Gethsemane Church.  The pristine acoustics of the 1895 wooden church create the perfect setting for a cappella voices, making the music of Big Woods feel like hearing poetry on the wing.

 The group unites their diverse talents to perform music from traditions around the world and American roots genres---from heart stopping to foot stomping.   Big Woods is made up of Will Danforth, singer-songwriter and traditional acoustic artist; Becky Graber, director of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus and Animaterra Women's Chorus; Amanda Witman, founder of the wildly popular Brattleboro Pub Sing; and Alan Blood longtime bass singer for the Blanche Moyse Chorale, I Cantori and House Blend.  

 The concert begins at 4:00 at Gethsemane Church at 89 Depot Street.  Admission is $10.00 at the door.  What better way to spend a late fall Sunday afternoon.



OCTOBER 4 (THURSDAY): TRSU board meets 6-8 pm at the Roost at Fletcher Farm to consider policy adoptions for the TRSU. Click here for the legal warning 

 OCTOBER 7 (SUNDAY): First Peoples Talk at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum, 1955 Main St. (Route 131). FMI: 802-226-7807 or

OCTOBER 8 (MONDAY): Indigenous Peoples Day in Vermont. Legal Holiday for Columbus Day. Town Office will be closed.

OCTOBER 14 (SUNDAY): Raise the Roof Concert Big Woods, 4 pm at Gethsemane Church in Proctorsville. Admission is $10 at the door.

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