Friday, October 8, 2010

Cavendish Update 10/8/10 SB Agenda/Calendar

This issue of the Cavendish Update is made possible in part by Patty Derr.

The 10/8/10 Cavendish Update Contains the following:
1. Oct. 12 Select Board Meeting Agenda
2. Cavendish Calendar 10/8-10/15
3. Fall Rummage Sale a Huge Success
4. Programming Highlights on LPCTV For the Coming Week
5. October Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

1. October 12, Select Board Meeting Agenda
Note that this meeting is on Tuesday, not Monday, which is a holiday

The meeting will start at 6:30 pm at the Town Office. Items on the agenda include:
• Consider errors and omissions for the Hunter/Hensel property located at 1698 Davis Road, Parcel I.D. #2R10-096.02 and the Joannah Merriman property located at 447 Center Road, Parcel I.D. #2R10-096.

• Discussion on Town-wide Appraisal Update issue which was approved at the September 13, 2010 special town meeting.

• Town Manager to discuss recent activities regarding Town Highway Bridge #58

• Discussion on town website, especially with regard to the information distributed last (regular) meeting

• Consider request from the Vermont State Police for a Cavendish representative to the Regional Advisory Board

• Discuss TH #51 Chapman Street per last regular meeting

• Town Manager updates on various Town activities including (but not limited to): energy audit and 20 Year Evaluation of the Cavendish Wastewater Treatment Facility; 20 Mile Stream resurfacing project; gravel and sand purchases; water system; letter regarding Savoy maple tree, status of ambulance vehicle, status of new truck order, RFPs for Bridge #21 (multiplate culvert structure) on Greenbush Road, etc.

2. Cavendish Calendar 10/8-10/15
October 8 (Friday): Ludlow Farmer’s Market 4-7 in front of Okemo Mountain School

October 10 (Sunday): Last day Cavendish Historical Society Museum is open for the season. Open 2-4 pm. Special focus on the 1940s. Be sure to visit the 1940’s Candy Store being run by the Young Historians. FMI: 226-7807 or
• Proctorsville Walking Tour-Meets at 1 pm in front of the War Memorial across from the Proctorsville Green. Will meet up with the Annual Cemetery Tour at 2 pm in Hillcrest Cemetery. FMI: 226-7807 or
• Annual Cemetery Tour with Carmine Guica: Hillcrest Cemetery in Proctorsville. FMI: 226-7807 or

October 11 (Monday): Columbus Day. Legal Holiday banks, post office and town office closed. No Select Board Meeting.

October 12 (Tuesday): Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Town Office. These meetings are taped by LPC-TV, and can be watched on-line or Comcast. Agenda appears in Item 1.

October 13 (Wednesday): Booksploration for Grades K-1 Book will be Leaf Man. FMI: 226-7503 or
• Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Mixer at Stone Heath Inn and Tavern in Chester from 5:30-7:30: FMI: 802-228-5830

October 14 (Thursday): Sit & Knit" at the Six Loose Ladies yarn shop, Pollard Building, Proctorsville Green, 2:00 -9:00 PM. Open to knitters, spinners, crocheters, hookers. Free. FMI: 226-7373

3. Fall Rummage Sale a Huge Success
Black River Good Neighbor Services held its Fall Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm over the weekend of October 1st. Despite a six-inch rainfall on opening day, the total weekend’s results of almost $10,000 raised were outstanding.

“A huge success” is how Audrey Bridge, Executive Director of BRGNS Thrift Shop and Food Shelf, described the event “We couldn’t believe that we had lines of people standing in the rain waiting for the doors to open on Friday morning”. Jim Fuller, President of the BRGNS Board, added “The flow of customers was brisk from the opening on Friday until closing on Sunday.” Audrey continued, saying, “we’ve become an event that people look forward to. People came from as far as Canada, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and many other parts of Vermont. They realize that the bargains and merchandise quality are hard to beat. Coverage from local papers and mention on local and state wide television was a great help in getting the message about the Rummage Sale out and resulted in increased attendance.”

The Board of Directors and the staff of Black River Good Neighbor Services want to thank the community members for the many donations of clothing, house wares and furniture. Thank you to the many volunteers who worked many days, long hours and traveled great distances to help. Thank you to the many community minded individuals who baked goods and donated them for sale. A special thank you goes to Lucille Evens who catered healthy and delicious food daily to the volunteer’s lunch. The Board also thanks Okemo Mountain for providing clothing racks for the sale items.

Jim Fuller, said “None of this could have happen without the generous donation of the buildings by the Fletcher Foundation and the Fletcher Farm School of Arts and Crafts.” Jim also extends a special thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Frank Dwyer who allowed BRGNS to store furniture in one of their buildings. “The storage they provide allowed us to collect furniture throughout the year, which results in a huge part of our fund raising success” said Jim. “We have the best volunteers and Board Members who donate an amazing number of hours, and we appreciate all of those in and out of our community who believe in and support our mission” said Jim.

The money that was raised will help cover fuel, food, rent and utility assistance for those who qualify in Ludlow, Mt. Holly, Proctorsville, Cavendish and Plymouth and will help with the capital campaign fund for the move to BRGNS’ new location, the Tank Barn in Ludlow. To make donations, or for response to any questions, please call Audrey Bridge at 802-228-3663 or visit the Thrift Store at 105 Main Street in Ludlow.

4. Programming Highlights on LPCTV For the Coming Week
LPCTV is on local cable TV channels 8 and 10 in the Towns of Ludlow, Plymouth, Cavendish, and Mount Holly. Local shows can also be viewed online at Complete program schedule listings are also found on LPCTV's website and can be seen on the TV Bulletin Board. You can also “friend” LPCTV on Facebook

Black River Soccer: Boys' middle school squad play Green Mountain (playing Thurs. & Fri. on Ch 8).

For the Animals Locally-produced series on animal rights topics, playing each week on Channel 8.

Election Coverage 2010: Featuring VT State Treasurer Candidate Forum, Lt. Governor Candidate Debate, and the Windsor County Senate and local State Rep. Candidate Forum in Ludlow (LPCTV will be recording this on 10/14).

UVM Community Medical School Lectures from the UVM Medical School play on Channel 10 throughout the year. Tune in this week for lectures on Obesity & Diabetes and Biofilms.

Local Government Meetings: Gavel-to-gavel coverage of the following local meetings & hearings will be broadcast this week: Cavendish Selectboard (on 10/13 & 10/16)

5. October Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

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