Friday, December 19, 2008

Cavendish Update 12/19/08

This issue of the Cavendish Update is made possible by the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA), a non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to the conservation of land and natural resources and to the preservation of historic sites within the context of sustainable economic growth. FMI: PO Box 605, Cavendish VT 05142 or 802-226-7736

The Cavendish Update Contains
1. Cavendish Municipal Water Update
2. Solar Motion Security Light
3. Elijab Zimmer Artist of the Month
4. Classifieds: ISO

1. Cavendish Municipal Water Update
On Monday, December 15, the Cavendish Water Board met. Rich Svec, Town Manager, introduced the newly hired Clerk of the Works, Randy Shimp, who will be the construction manager for the completion of the filtration project. Shimp has extensive experience in this capacity, including overseeing the construction projects at The Castle Hill Resort and Spa.

While an electrical contractor has been hired, the bid process is currently underway for a construction contractor. The Town is purchasing a number of items including waste tanks, chemical storage facility and a number of the necessary lines have been laid.

The filtration equipment is due to be shipped on January 7. It is hoped by this time the construction company will be on board and the building, which will house the filtration unit, will be finished sufficiently so the equipment will only need to be moved once.

Shimp indicated that by the next Water Board meeting, they should be able to provide a time line by and when to anticipate clean water from the tap.

The Town has sent out a “Water Filtration Update-December 2008” to homeowners on Cavendish Municipal water. If you have not received a copy, contact the Town Office 802-226-7292.

2. Solar Motion Security Light
In view of the most recent theft of catalytic converters on Depot Street in Proctorsville, (see Cavendish Update 1217/08) it has been suggested that having a motion sensitive light, where you park your car, may help to deter criminals. The Solar Store in Cavendish has a selection you can choose from:

Solar Motion Security Light: black Dual-head- 10 LED $79.95
Solar Motion Security Light: black -10W Halogen $89.95
Solar Motion Security Light: gray -24 LED $99.95

FMI: Call.226.7093 or e-mail cavendish@usasolarstore.com.

3. Elijab Zimmer Artist of the Month
Cavendish artist Elijah Zimmer is December’s artist of the month at the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library. Elijah, a 17 year old, is a self-trained folk artist working primarily in acrylics. His works harkens back to the American Primitive painters of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, such as Ami Philips and Rufus Porter, and to
such contemporary artists as Warren Kimble.

“I find my inspiration in the beautiful Vermont landscapes, which have preserved more of its early American spirit than other parts of America.” says Elijah. “Vermont’s hills and brooks, barns and old farmhouses, its picturesque villages and back roads with meandering stone walls, provide the perfect materials for folk art.”

Over the past year, Elijah’s paintings have been shown at the Miller Art Center in Springfield and the Maple Sugaring Festival in Gaysville.

“I also enjoy expanding my art into the physical realm by building dry laid stone walls and gardens as pictured in my paintings.”

A collection of eleven paintings is on display at the Redfield Proctor Room, of the Cavendish Library until Mid-January. An assortment of note cards and prints will also be available for sale.

4. Classifieds: In Search Of
• A dog crate, 36x24x28 (for 30 lb dog) . Please call Barbara, 226-7187

1 comment:

castellpwc said...

Am looking for dog breed notecards put out by "The Cavendish Collection" in approx. 2002-03. The particular cards I'm looking for were a pastel of a sable Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I am the breeder/handler of that dog and would like to acquire more of the card sets. castell@frontiernet.net