Friday, November 20, 2009

Cavendish Update 11/20/09 News/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 11/20/09 Cavendish Update Contains
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Coat Drive to Benefit Black River Good Neighbors
3. Cavendish Snow Fleas Website
4. Hats from Scraps: Upcoming Cavendish Historical Society Events
5. Upcoming Events Nov. 21-Nov. 28

1. Cavendish Related News
Okemo Delays Opening

Vermont and Swine Flu

Vermont Healthiest State in the Nation

November Cavendish Select Board Meeting is on-line at LPC-TV

2. Coat Drive to Benefit BRGN
Vermont Properties and Development, Inc. is having a coat drive to benefit the Black River Good Neighbor Services areas of Cavendish, Ludlow, Plymouth, Mt. Holly and Proctorsville. Please bring clean, good condition outerwear such as coats, hats, gloves and snow pants to Vermont Properties & Development, Inc. from November 20th to December 14th, between the hours of 9AM and 5PM. Vermont Properties and Development Inc. is located at 29 Locust Hill Road in Ludlow (Route 103, across from the Golf Course). The apparel will be donated to BRGNS and the money raised from the sale of these items will help provide food, financial and fuel assistance to those in need. If you have any questions please call Suzanne Garvey, Managing Broker of Vermont Properties and Development at 802-228-8877.

3. Cavendish Snow Fleas Website
The local snowmobile club, Cavendish Snow Fleas now has a website at which provides information about events, news, photographs and more.

4. Hats From Scraps: Upcoming Cavendish Historical Society Events
The Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) chose the 1930’s as its theme for the year due to the current economic situation. At the upcoming Holiday Fair on September 28, 9-2 pm at the Cavendish Town Elementary School, you can see how members of CHS have “reused and recycled.” Hats from Scraps are made from bits and pieces of left over fabric and fleece. There are even some holiday stockings made in the same manner.

In the 1930’s, socks were often knitted using either wool or cotton. When the socks had been passed downed and darned so often that they no longer could be worn, they would be cut up and reused. Some became mops-cotton socks for wet chores and wool for dry mopping. Another handy item was cutting the socks into loops and using them to weave potholders. Students from the Young Historians program, who are studying town and farm life in the 1930’s, have been making potholders-but not from old socks. Thanks to a donation from the Vermont Country Store, the students have looms and cotton loops.

In addition to handmade items, the Fair is a good time to give the gift of Cavendish, by purchasing copies of old photographs, including the 1927 Flood panoramic photograph, as well as books and note cards.

On December 5 (Saturday), the Young Historian’s program, a project of CHS and the Cavendish Elementary School, is sponsoring a “Re-Make it for the Holidays” workshop. All three crafts provide an opportunity to recycle paper. These include paper beads; gift boxes made from old greeting cards and Iris Folding. The latter is a way of using folded pieces of paper to make interesting pictures and cards. Developed by a Dutch photographer in the early 1900’s, the patterns give the appearance of a camera shutter closing.

The cost of the craft workshop is $5 and includes all materials. The workshop will be held from 10-noon in the multi purpose room at the Cavendish Elementary School.

For more information about these events, e-mail or call 802-226-7807.

5. Upcoming Events Nov. 21-Nov. 28
Nov. 21 (Saturday): Cub Scouts Annual Pie Sale starting at 8:30 in front of Singleton’s. All pies are $10. Proceeds to be used for activities and registration fees.

November 23 (Monday): Water Board Meeting, 5 pm at the Cavendish Town Office.

November 25 (Wednesday): Stepping Stones Preschool Annual Pie Sale in front of Shaws in Ludlow. FMI:

Nov. 26 (Thursday): Happy Thanksgiving ! Turkey Trot to benefit Toys for Tots, starts at 9 am at Dorsey Park 5 k walk or run. Brig a wrapped children’s gift.

Nov. 28 (Saturday): Cavendish Community Holiday Fair Cavendish Town Elementary School from 9AM to 3PM. Area churches and nonprofits sponsor the fair. Lots of holiday items and goodies. Homemade treats, book sale, church raffles, hats, holiday decorations and much more. Stop by and purchase a holiday wreath, have a tasty lunch and chat with your neighbors. There will also be a free children's craft table.

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