Cavendish Update 7/5/19 News/Work Schedule/Concerts/Events

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This issue of the Cavendish Update was made possible in part to a donation from Mary Anne Butler.

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7/5/19 Cavendish Update

1. Work schedule for 103 for 6/24/19

2. Cavendish Related News

3. Replacing Single Use Plastics Workshop

4. New Air Compressor Fund

5. Concerned About Energy Issues?

6. Cavendish Concert: Springfield Community Orchestra

7. Events

1. WORK SCHEDULE ON 103 FOR THE WEEK OF 7/8/19: Anticipated Weekly Work Schedule from Pike Industries. All work is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen delays. Alternating one-way traffic patterns may occur at the location of active construction operations. A speed reduction zone (40 MPH) will be put in place throughout the length of the daily active construction zone. Speed limit reduction signs will be taken down at the end of each work day, and the speed reduction will not be in effect during non-work hours. The contractor will continue hand painting long lines (yellow and white) and general clean up throughout the entire project. One way alternating traffic may be required in areas of active construction.



WATER TESTS FOR THE BLACK RIVER: Thanks to Black River Action Team (BRAT), areas on the Black River were tested early so they’d be available for the July 4th weekend.  It is recommended to stay OUT of the water when it appears cloudy and within 24 hours of a heavy rain. Thank you BRAT for your continued dedication to the Black River and the safety of those who use it. Below are the water tests results for Black River Swimming holes for July 2. Anything above 235 CFU is considered unsafe for recreational purposes.

Cavendish Gorge 88 CFU (safe)

Greven Field 99 CFU (safe

Buttermilk Falls 52 CFU (safe)

Little Ascutney Falls 130 CFU (safe)

Tolles Power Dam 25 (safe)

Outer Limits Brewery Opens July 5: Outer Limits Brewing is opening Friday, July 5, 11 to 7, debuting the first eight brews. They are located in the brick building on the south side of Svec (Proctorsville) Green. They will have raffles throughout the day and live music featuring Sammy Blanchette from 1-3 p.m. FMI:

Board of Civil Authority Hearings: The Cavendish Board of Civil Authority will meet on July 11, 2 pm at the Cavendish Town Office to hear appeals of persons, or other parties, who are aggrieved by the action of the board of listers and have timely filed their written appeal with the town clerk. Hearings will continue as scheduled with appellants until all parties are heard.

Cavendish Historical Society News Briefs: CHS “News Briefs” for July are now available online at the CHS Blog.

Ocean State Job Lots in Rutland: The discount store has recently opened at 241 S. Main St., near Aldi’s, in Rutland. The grand opening takes place on July 13.

Applications for Birth and Death Certificates: The Vermont Department of Health is initiating a new process for obtaining copies of birth and death certificates, effective July 1, 2019. People can search the new electronic system for an index of Vermont birth and death certificates dating back to January 1, 1909, and order certified copies online after entering valid identification information. They can also visit any town or city clerk’s office or the Health Department to request a certified copy or apply by mail. The fee for a certified copy is $10.


3. REPLACING SINGLE USE PLASTICS WORKSHOP: It wasn’t until 1985 that single use plastic bags became routinely used in grocery stores. Very quickly, they took on other uses: totes, liners for trashcans and a useful tool in cleaning up after the dog. Note that the first “Pooper Scooper” law went into effect in 1978, almost 10 years before the high volume of plastic bags became available.

With a ban on single-use plastics in Vermont, starting July 2020, the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) is offering a special workshop to help prepare for the change ahead.

If this seems like an odd workshop for a historical society to offer, keep in mind that these organizations are good repositories of how people once lived. Sometimes we need to draw on that knowledge to help people adjust to changes that are more reflective of past eras.

On July 14 (Sunday), at 2 pm at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum, will offer “Replacing Plastics,” a hands on workshop that provides participants a chance to: make their own tote bags from old T-shirts; using the Japanese fabric wrapping Furoshiki, fold a beach towel so it doubles as a pillow and a carrying case; see a demonstration of converting a milk jug into a “pooper scooper”; and receive a handout on options for replacing single use plastics.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Please bring an old t-shirt. While there will be beach towels available for people to try folding, you may prefer to bring your own.

The Museum is located at 1958 Main St. Cavendish VT. For more information about the workshop, please call 802-226-7807 or e-mail margocaulfield

4. NEW AIR COMPRESSOR FUND: Many people stop by the Cavendish Fire Department to use the air compressor to fill tires, check leaks etc. This is a free service offered by CFD. However, the original air compressor from 1963 needs to be replaced. You can drop a donation at the fire house (look for the red fire truck) or send a donation to Cavendish Volunteer Fire Department Attn: Air Compressor Fund, PO Box 453, Cavendish, VT 05142.

5. CONCERNED ABOUT ENERGY ISSUES?: The Cavendish Energy Committee has short, effective meetings and gets things done. Projects have included replacing streetlights with LED lighting; developing a solar array for municipal buildings; insulating and upgrading utilities at the town office; and hosting a variety of free informational workshops. You can participate a little or a lot, and meet others from the Connecticut Valley with similar energy related goals. Bring your ideas to the table! Join us for Green Drinks Night at Murdock’s on the Green, Thursday July 11 at 6 pm. FMI: Peter LaBelle 226-7250.

6. CAVENDISH CONCERT: SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY BAND: The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association invites everyone to the Proctorsville Green for the continuing summer music series on Wednesday, July 17th at 6:00 p.m. to hear the large sound of the Springfield Community Band. Newcomers to the Cavendish Summer Concert Series, the band was formed in 1946 and has delighted audiences throughout southern Vermont ever since. Under the direction of conductor and music director Nicholas Pelton, the musicians regularly play in Springfield during the summer season, but also entertain at several village locations. 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. See the Events section where all concerts are listed.



JULY 5 (FRIDAY): Outer Limits Brewery grand opening, offering craft beers and pizza. 11-7 on the Svec (Proctorsville) Green. FMI:

JULY 6 (SATURDAY): 36TH Arts and Crafts Festival at Fletcher Farm, Route 103. 10-4.

• Fire Works at Crown Point Country Club 155 Golf Course Rd Springfield

JULY 8 (MONDAY): Select Board Meeting; 6:30 Cavendish Town Office

JULY 10 (WEDNESDAY): Concert at the Proctorsville Green, 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Gypsy Reel sponsored by Outer Limits Brewery

JULY 11 (THURSDAY): Energy Committee Meeting, Green Drinks Night at Murdock’s on the Green, 6 pm. If interested in attending call Peter LaBelle 226-7250

JULY 14 (SUNDAY): Replacing Plastic Workshop, 2 pm at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum in Cavendish. Participants will learn how to make a no sew tote from an old T shirt, a “pooper scooper,” and how to fold a beach towel so it can be a carrying case as well as a pillow. Please bring an old t shirt. This is a free hands on workshop open to the public. FMI: 802-226-7807 or

JULY 17 (WEDNESDAY): Concert at the Proctorsville Green, 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Springfield Community Band, sponsored by Okemo

JULY 24 (WEDNESDAY): Concert at the Proctorsville Green, 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Sensible Shoes, co-sponsored by Neal’s Restaurant and the Golden Stage Inn

JULY 27 (SATURDAY): 9th Annual Cavendish Town Wide Tag Sale. 9-2

JULY 31 (WEDNESDAY): Concert at the Proctorsville Green, 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Davis Brothers Garage Band, sponsored by DG Bodyworks

AUGUST 7 (WEDNESDAY): Concert at the Proctorsville Green, 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Chris Kleeman (Blues guitar) sponsored by Good Earth Landscaping

AUGUST 14 (WEDNESDAY): Concert at the Proctorsville Green, 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Yankee Chank (Cajun/Zydeco dance band) sponsored by Murdocks

SEPTEMBER 14 (SATURDAY): VT Golden Honey Festival. 10-4 Part craft fair, part food festival, the VT Golden Honey Festival is a community favorite. Located on the lawn of the Golden Stage Inn, 399 Depot St. in Proctorsville. Proceeds of this event will benefit VT Coalition of Runaway and Homeless Youth (Ludlow and Proctorsville. For vendor and other information: or 802-226-7744 (Julie).

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