Friday, October 9, 2009

Cavendish Update 10/09/09 News/Classifieds/Events

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 10/9/09Cavendish Update Contains
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Upcoming Events
3. Cavendish Historical Society Annual Meeting and Program on Spiritualism in Vermont
4. H1N1 Swine Flu Response Center
5. Classifieds
6. Weekly Green: Energy Detective

1. Cavendish Related News
Cavendish Library Revenue Declines

Stepping Stone Preschool has Two New Faces

Ludlow adds Public Parking

VT Gets $1.2 M Broadband Grant

Flu vaccine shortage is temporary

State mulls lowering electrical bills for poor

Proctorsville Green Project Receives Statewide Award

Textile Recycling Program Benefits Vermont Communities (look for the yellow building at the Cavendish Transfer Station)

Healthier Living Workshops Offered in Ludlow and Springfield Healthier Living Workshops assist people living with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, etc.

2. Upcoming Events
October 11 (Sunday): Cavendish Historical Society’s Annual Cemetery Tour with Carmine Guica. Proctor Cemetery in Proctorsville. Meet at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum at 2 pm.

October 13 (Tuesday): Button Up Vermont, a free weatherization program sponsored by CCCA’s Sustainable Cavendish Committee, 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Elementary School in Proctorsville. FMI: 226-7735

October 15 (Thursday): Community Luncheon in Proctorsville, 11:30 at St. James Church in Proctorsville. This month's menu includes spaghetti and meatballs with a fresh tossed salad, warm garlic bread, and ice cream and cookies for dessert. Coffee, hot tea and apple cider will be the beverages offered. Everyone is welcome. A suggested donation of $3.00 for seniors or $4.50 for those under 60 years of age will help us defray the cost of this nice hot meal!

October 18 (Sunday): Cavendish Historical Society History of Spiritualism in VT 3 pm, Annual meeting and potluck supper 5 pm. Cavendish Inn, Main Street Cavendish. See article below. FMI: or 802-226-7807

October 31 (Saturday): 10th Annual Halloween Open House 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Golden Stage Alien Invasion!

3. Cavendish Historical Society Annual Meeting and Program on Spiritualism in Vermont
While Spiritualism is an officially recognized religion, it is not one that many are familiar with, let alone its history in Vermont.

Growing out of the Spiritualist movement of 1840s, the Fox sisters at Hydesville, NY are thought to be its founder. However, there are also those that believe that the Movement gained its momentum with the Shakers, and other such religious groups.

The main difference between Spiritualism and other religions is that Spiritualism is founded on the belief of a demonstrated proof that there is life after death and that there is a path of eternal progression for all mankind with an acceptance of responsibility for all one's own actions. A universal religion, it recognizes such leaders as Buddha, Mohammed, Moses as well as Jesus.

On October 18, at 3 pm, the Cavendish Historical Society will host Dan Churchill to speak about the history of the Spiritualist movement in Vermont. The event will be held at the Cavendish Inn in Cavendish.

Churchill grew up in Cavendish, attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and graduated from the Massachusetts Radio Engineering. Besides a very technical education, Churchill attended a dowser’s school in Lily Dale, NY, one of the centers for the spiritualist movement.

Churchill knew as a child he had a great deal in common with his mother and his great Uncle who were both psychics. Interestingly, his daughter has also inherited the family ability for the paranormal. His great Uncle, one of the founders of the VT Spiritualist Church, could levitate, while his daughter reads past lives. Churchill does readings to help people understand where they are on life’s path.

In addition to his many community activities-select board member, president of the Cavendish Historical Society to name just two-Churchill operates his business Commercial Radio in what was once the Duttonsville School. While not raised in the Spiritualist Church, he is now an active member, serving in various positions with both the Vermont church along with the American Society of Dowsers.

Following the presentation on the history of the Spiritualist movement in Vermont, Churchill will provide individual readings. Donations are being requested for the readings. Reservations for the readings are encouraged.

The Cavendish Historical Society will be holding its Annual Meeting and potluck supper at 5 pm on Oct. 18. Both Churchill’s presentation and CHS Meeting and supper are free and open to the public. For more information, or 802-226-7807.

4. H1N1 Swine Flu Response Center
If you are concerned that you may have the flu, take the Flu Self Assessment Developed by Emory University, the Assessment, which is only for those 12 and older, will let you know whether you have Swine Flu symptoms and what steps should be taken. It also provides prevention tips and other information.

Swine flu vaccine is available this week in a nasal spray. Injections will begin next week. The Town Office, Cavendish Library and Crow’s Corner Bakery all have flu prevention cards. On-line, Flu. Gov provides a wide array of information, while the VT Department of Health’s Seasonal Flu site gives listings of flu clinics, local news and current level of flu activity in the state. You can also dial 2-1-1 for flu information. Currently Vermont is reporting “local” flu activity. This is defined as “outbreaks of influenza or increases ILI cases and recent laboratory-confirmed influenza in a single region of the state.”

5. Classifieds
Please call the contact person for additional information about items listed below.
• Craft equipment/supplies: For all items below, call 226-7331
(a) paper marbling supplies (alum, size, oxgall) plus various size trays. Make an offer!
(b) (b) Brother cool process 5" laminator with 8 cartridges $10.
(c) (c) Louet electric carder. Pulling off tools included. Old but is good condition. $50.

• Well built wooden doghouse for medium sized pooch. Looks like a canine cottage. $25.00. Call Mary at 226-7497.

6. Weekly Green: Energy Detective
Want to understand how you are using energy in your home? You can sign up for a free program from Efficiency Vermont, that provides a What’s Up Meter for you to measure how much energy the various appliances, light etc. are using in your home. You can register for the program at the Cavendish Library-part of the energy awareness display in the Redfield Proctor Room-or at the free Button Up Vermont weatherization program on Oct. 13, 6:30 pm at the Cavendish School.

Google and Energy Inc., maker of Energy Detective have recently joined forces . The Energy Detective allows users to monitor their energy use in real time using Google’s PowerMeter website. The free website shows power usage via charts and graphs. The site can be viewed on any device with internet connection.

Studies have shown that providing users with detailed information on their energy use results in energy conservation. The Energy Detective 5000 sells for about $200 and can be purchased on-line

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