Friday, September 4, 2009

Cavendish Update 9/4/09 News/Events/Flu/Classified

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 9/4/09 Cavendish Update Contains
1. DSL in Cavendish/Proctorsville
2. Pot Luck Harvest Picnic
3. Fall Rummage Sale to Benefit Black River Good Neighbor
4. Cavendish Related News
5. Classifieds: Free Printer Ink
6. Swine Flu: What you Need to Know

1. DSL in Cavendish/Proctorsville
Bill Hallowell sent the following message regarding internet/DSL service, “I got a message from the [TDS] Area Manager today that said equipment has been ordered for the service and they are awaiting its arrival. They expect to have service available in the Ludlow/Cavendish area by mid-October.

2. Pot Luck Harvest Picnic
The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA) is sponsoring a Pot Luck Picnic on Sunday, August 13th at 1:00PM behind the Gethsemane Church on Depot Street in Proctorsville. It would be nice to have the Pot Luck where at least one of the ingredients is a local product. Make something from your garden, or someone else's garden, buy an ingredient from one of the many farmer's markets or local stores that either make their own product or sell Vermont made. This is a way of sharing the produce from your garden and supporting our Vermont products and stores. If we have inclement weather we will have the picnic in the church hall. The CCCA will provide non-alcoholic drinks. If you would like something stronger BYOB. Any questions call Sandra Russo 226-7398.

3. Fall Rummage Sale to Benefit Black River Good Neighbor
The Black River Good Neighbor Services Fall Rummage Sale will be held Friday thru Sunday, October 2-4 at Fletcher Farm Barn at 611 Route 103 S in Ludlow. The sale will from 10-4 Friday and Saturday and from 10-2 on Sunday. All proceeds from this event go to help cover utilities/fuel cost, food and rent assistance for those in need who qualify and live in Ludlow, Mr. Holly, Proctorsville, Cavendish and Plymouth. FMI: Audrey Bridge at 802-228-3663

4. Cavendish Related News
West Nile Virus found in Southeastern Vermont

• Court tentatively OKs Eagle Times Restart Bib

5. Classifieds
Free: Brand new ink for many Canon inkjet printers. Ink # BCI-6BK, BCI-6Y,and BCI-6C. Colors are black, yellow, and cyan. We bought a new printer and this size ink no longer fits. Contact Martha via email

6. Swine flu: What you Need to Know:
The following information is provided by Chronic Conditions Information Network (CCIN), , based in Cavendish, and home to Healing Whole

Don’t panic: So far, swine flu (H1N1) isn't much more threatening than regular seasonal flu.

The basics:
• Whose most at risk: Children under 2, teens and young adults, people with health problems, such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease, pregnant women. Older adults are less likely to get swine flu because they have built up immunity from exposure years earlier.

• Wash your hands and Cover Your Cough: Like seasonal flu, swine flu spreads through the coughs and sneezes of people who are sick. Wash your hands long enough to sing two rounds of "Now I know my ABC's..." or “Happy Birthday.” When soap and water are not available use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Cover your cough with your arm not your hand and do not touch your nose, eyes, or mouth.

• Vaccinate and get shots early: Priority will be given to high risk groups: those 6 months to 24 years old, pregnant women, health care workers, parents and caregivers of infants, people with high-risk medical conditions. Vaccine should be available in Oct. If you are in one of the priority groups, try to get your shot as early as possible. It will take a while for the vaccine to kick in, early shots wont be effective until Thanksgiving, so it’s important to follow flu prevention measures.

• If you feel sick and suspect the flu: Call your doctor. There are medications that can help reduce symptoms and reduce the length of time you feel sick. If you or your child develops breathing problems, go to an emergency room. Do not go out in public until at least 24 hours after your fever breaks.

• You can't catch swine flu from pork

For more Information
Centers for Disease Control’s website Novel H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Swine Flu Primer by Betsy McKay of the Wall Street Journal:

Centers for Disease Control’s H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu): Resources for Child Care Centers, Schools, Colleges and Universities

Cover and Wash Swine Flu Posters from Chronic Conditions Information Center of VT/NH

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