Friday, March 20, 2009

Cavendish Update 3/20/09 Events/Earth Week/OHD

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 3/20/09 Cavendish Update Contains
1. Spring, Earth Week, Cavendish Old Home Day and the 1930’s
2. Upcoming Events
3. Furniture Needed for BRGNS Spring Rummage Sale
4. Cavendish Cub Scouts Presenting Colors at Red Sox Game
5. Cavendish Earth Week

1. Spring, Earth Week, Old Home Day and the 1930’s
How lovely to see grass again, even if it is brown. Today marks the first day of spring, when the sunshine and warmer temps encourage many people to clean out cupboards, wash window and make more than your usual trips to the transfer station. It is also the time of year when the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) begins to offer new programs.

Given the current economy, and CHS’s role in providing information about town history to help understand the present and plan for the future, the Society has selected the 1930’s as their theme for this year. As part of Cavendish Earth Week (see schedule of events in item 5) CHS will be running a workshop on April 20, Depression Era sustainable housekeeping tips (clean green for cheap), where you can learn some interesting things about Cavendish history along with some ways to save money and help keep the green in our Green Mountain state.

Old Home Day will be held on the 4th of July. Yes, there will be the plant sale, a new exhibit at the Stone Church and lots of activities on the Cavendish Green. By popular request, and in keeping with the 1930’s, a tag sale (including a bartering booth) will be part of this year’s activities. Cavendish/Proctorsville residents and second homeowners can obtain a tag sale spot by sending $5 to CHS, PO Box 472, Cavendish VT 05142 by June 1. Space is limited, so it’s first come first served. After June 1, any available slots will be open to surrounding communities. Be advised that you will be responsible for bringing tables, chairs and for clean up after the event. Whatever you bring in, must be taken home by you if doesn’t sell.

Local businesses, artists, schools, library, churches, fire departments, and community based organizations who are interested in booth space should contact or call 802-226-7807 in order to reserve space.

2. Upcoming Events
March 20 (Friday):
10% of all sales at American Pie in Ludlow will go towards Cavendish Cub Scouts trip to Fenway Park, where they will be the color guard for a Red Sox game. See item 4 below. In addition there will be a bake sale in front of Shaws from 3-6 pm.

March 21 (Saturday): Bake Sale for Cub Scout trip continues in front of Shaws starting at 9 am.

March 21 (Saturday): The Cavendish Historical Society and the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA) will be holding a “Welcome Spring” Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, Silent Auction and Bingo at the Cavendish Elementary School. Dinner begins at 6 pm, with Bingo starting at 7 pm. The Silent Auction features a number of wonderful items to help you get ready for planting, vacation this summer, or enjoy some incredible food. There is one very unique item, thanks to Bob Naess of Black River Militaria. You have to be present to bid on this item. Tickets for the dinner are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, free for under 6. They can be purchased in advance at Crows Corner Bakery in Proctorsville. FMI: 226-7807 or

March 22 (Sunday): Free Dinner and a Movie, “Gigi,” at the Cavendish Library. The menu will be Gruyere puffs, French Onion Soup, Cassoulet and Truffles. This program was made possible by a grant from the Cavendish Community Fund.

3. Furniture Needed for BRGNS Spring Rummage Sale
Black River Good Neighbor Services will be holding a huge Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm this spring and is looking for donations of furniture. To make arrangements for dropping off, or having donated furniture picked up, please call Audrey Bridge at the BRGNS Thrift Shop at 802-228-3663 between the hours of 10am and 4pm, Monday through Saturday. Volunteers will pick up furniture. All proceeds from this sale will go to benefit the needy in the area. “The current economic crisis has created a greater demand then ever. A lot of our neighbors are going to need help this summer, so we are asking for everyone in the area who can help to please do so” said Jim Fuller. All monies raised will help cover utilities/fuel cost, food and rent assistance for those who qualify and live in Ludlow, Mt. Holly, Proctorsville, Cavendish and Plymouth. FMI: 802-228-3663 or

4. Cavendish Cub Scouts Presenting Colors at Red Sox Game
The 3rd Grade Cavendish Cub Scouts have been chosen to present the colors, on the field at the Boston Red Sox game on April 19th. This is a huge honor, as they will be representing their entire pack. The boys have been working hard, learning the proper way to march out onto the Field. But of course it takes money to get there! A bake sale, in front of Shaws in Ludlow, will take place this afternoon, March 20, from 3 to 6 and again Saturday morning at 9am. The Goodman’s American Pie Pizza shop will be donating 10% of their gross sales on Friday March 20th towards the trip. So help our Cub Scouts by grabbing a pizza and then head over to Shaw’s for dessert. Don’t forget to tune into the Boston Red Sox Vs The Orioles Game on Sunday April 19th @ 1:30 and watch your local scouts march onto the field.

5. Cavendish Earth Week
Just a month away, mark your calendars in order to take part in the first ever Cavendish Earth Week. Many organizations and businesses have been working to make this possible. Unless otherwise posted all events are free and will be held at the Cavendish Elementary School in Proctorsville.

April 20 (Monday): Depression Era sustainable housekeeping tips (clean green for cheap) Sponsor Cavendish Historical Society 6:30-8 PM

April 21 (Tuesday): Patrick Parenteau, Professor of Law and Senior Counsel in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic of the Vermont Law School, will speak on the impact of climate change in Vermont. Sponsor Cavendish Community & Conservation Association (CCCA) 6:30-8 PM

April 22 (Wednesday): Earth Day -Windy Wednesday Celebrate all things related to wind power. Kite flying and demonstration of various wind devices, including a Skysteam windmill. 1-3 pm at Fletcher Field off of Route 103 in Proctorsville/Ludlow.
Sponsor: Cavendish Solar Store

Sustainable Energy Panel: Passive solar, solar tubing; geothermal. Sponsor Cavendish Solar Store. 6:30-8 PM

April 23 (Thursday): Gardening, composting, recycling and local foods. Sponsor Cavendish Community & Conservation Association (CCCA) 6:30-8 PM

April 24 (Friday): Movie Night-The 11th Hour Sponsor Cavendish Fletcher Community Library 6:30-8 PM

April 25 (Saturday): Sustainable living in Cavendish Workshops on sustainable building, landscaping, group net metering, tax incentives and energy. Vendors will be on site. Sponsored by Cavendish Solar Store, USA Solar Store, Cavendish Community & Conservation Association, Cavendish Historical Society, Calabrese Architects, food by WAWEE 10-2 pm

April 26 (Sunday): Sustainable Living House Tour. Tickets $5. Tickets and map to homes are available from the Cavendish Solar Store and will also be on sale at the various workshops throughout Earth Week, and the day of the tour at the Solar Store. 1-4 pm in the Cavendish/Proctorsville area.

FMI: 802-226-7093

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