Friday, December 10, 2010

Cavendish Update 12/10/10 News/Events/Holidays

The 12/10/10 Cavendish Update Contains the Following:
1. Proctorsville Residents to Perform Original Skit on Dec. 17
2. Toys for Tots
3. Cavendish Related News
4. Cavendish Events 12/10-12/17

1. Proctorsville Residents to Perform Original Skit on Dec. 17
Two veterans of Broadway and television, and who have a second home in Proctorsville, will appear in the December 17 production of "A Community Christmas Celebration" at Ludlow's Town Hall Auditorium.

Stan and Jane Hart will perform the skit, "The Lottery Ticket", in the forthcoming holiday revue sponsored by FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium). The skit was written by the Harts and will be seen in its Vermont premiere in the Dec. 17 show.
Stan Hart was the head writer for the Carol Burnett Show on television, winning two Emmy's as a result. He also was a writer for TV specials for Hal Linden, Paul Linde, Carol Burnett with Julie Andrews, and Bonnie Franklin. When not writing for TV, he also managed to write the off-Broadway success, "The Mad Show", which was produced by Hal Prince and ran for twenty-two months, a record run at that time. His screen credits also include "Move", which starred Elliot Gould.

Jane Hart was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her book, "The Hidden Children: The Secret Survivors of the Holocaust". She also published a number of parenting books, including "We Have a Problem: A Parent's Sourcebook", "Help, My Parents are Driving Me Crazy", and "Help: a Guide to Counseling and Therapy Without a Hassle". She also found time to co-author "Old Enough to Know Better - A Comedy Sketchbook". When not engaged in these works, Jane was contributing editor and writer for Mademoiselle, Glamour, Seventeen, Parents' Magazine. She also was a contributor to: Woman's Day, Glamour, Working Woman, Town and Country, Ladies' Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Readers' Digest, McCall's, and others.

The skit will be one of the many segments of the Community Christmas Celebration.

The program will open with the Bell Ringers, led by Connie Wilcox. Also included in the program will be a reading of Thomas' "A Child's Christmas in Wales", read by Bruce Farr with Tony Masteller playing guitar support, an excerpt from the Nutcracker Suite, the Black River High School jazz band, and music provided by the high school chorus and the a sing-along led by students from the Ludlow Elementary School.

George Thomson, principal of the Cavendish Town Elementary School, will tie the entire event together acting as program emcee.

"This will be a chance for FOLA to thank the people for supporting us and to offer everyone a chance to celebrate this holiday with family, friends, and neighbors," said Ralph Pace, FOLA chairman. He indicated that the event was free and open to all to attend.

The Community Christmas Celebration will be at Ludlow's Town Hall on Friday, December 17 at 7 pm. FMI: 802-228-7239.

2. Toys for Tots
Proctorsville resident, and owner of American Pie Pizza, has set up a Toys for Tots station at the pizza shop in Ludlow.

3. Cavendish Related News
Vermont National Forest Offers $5 Christmas Trees. You must be willing to cut it yourself. Trees may not be cut from active timber sale or wilderness areas, campgrounds, picnic areas or within 25 feet of any Forest Service, town or state maintained roads. Permits for Christmas Tree Removal can be purchased at Forest Service offices in Rutland, Middlebury, Manchester Center or Rochester. FMI: 802-747-6700

Vermont Ranked Healthiest State in the Country: The 21st annual America's Health Rankings places Vermont at the top of the list, with Massachusetts second and New Hampshire third. New York claims spot 24 and Mississippi comes in last. The report weighs 22 factors. Vermont scores well for its high rate of high school graduation, low rate of uninsured residents, public health funding and access to early prenatal care. However the report points out that the state faces large challenges with binge drinking. However, the report highlights a medical issue Vermont has made great progress solving. The first report, issued in 1990, found Vermont's cardiovascular death rate stood at 401.7 per 100,000 people. Now that number stands at 241.

4. Cavendish Related Events 12/10-12/17
December 10 (Friday): 12th Annual Holiday Silent Auction ends at the Fletcher Library in Ludlow 5-7 pm. Open House FMI: 228-8921

December 11 (Saturday): Cavendish Volunteer Fire Department will be selling Christmas trees in front of the Cavendish Fire Station from 9-5 pm

• Proctorsville Fire Department Christmas Trees and Wreaths sale, 9-4 pm. Trees start at $30 and wreaths are $15. Santa will be arriving by fire engine at 10 am to visit with kids. Free coffee and doughnuts.

• Santa Claus will be visiting Summit Soapworks, owned by a Proctorsville resident and located 106 Main St., Ludlow, from 1pm to 2:30pm. FMI: 228.4900.

• The author and VPR commentator, Willem Lange, and the illustrator Bert Dodson, will be presenting their book “Favor Johnson,” at Misty Valley Books in Chester at 5 pm. Old Cavendish Products’ Favor Johnson fruitcake, made from the book’s recipe, will be available for purchase. There will be a reception following Lange and Dodson’s presentation. This is a free event open to the public. FMI: 875-3400 or

December 12 (Sunday): Cavendish Volunteer Fire Department will be selling Christmas trees in front of the Cavendish Fire Station from 9-5 pm
• Proctorsville Fire Department Christmas Trees and Wreaths sale, 9-4 pm. Trees start at $30 and wreaths are $15.

• Lighting of Riley’s Tree and Community Carol Sing. Cavendish Elementary School, 6:30 pm. Refreshments following. FMI: 226-7758

December 13 (Monday): Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm. This event is taped by LPC-TV and can be watched on Comcast cable channels or at the website.

December 14 (Tuesday): Bone Builders Class at the Cavendish Baptist-- Class from 10:15-11:45. FMI: Linda at Green Mountain RSVP & Volunteer Center of Windsor County at (802) 885-2083, or Anne Oakes or Andrew Ohotnicky at (802)228-5236, or Dot Ramsdell at (802)226-7870

• Cavendish Elementary School Board and Budget Committee meetings. Budget Committee meets at 4 pm, followed by School Board at 5 pm. FMI: 226-7758

December 16 (Thursday): Bone Builders Class at the Cavendish Baptist Class from 10:30-11:30. FMI: Anne Oakes (802)228-5236, Andrew Ohotnicky (802)228-5236 or Dot Ramsdell (802)226-7870

• Community Luncheon at St. James Church in Proctorsville, 11:30 am. Christmas dinner will consist of baked ham with a sweet potato casserole and green beans, coleslaw, hot rolls and delicious home-baked pumpkin pies. Beverages will include coffee, hot tea or apple cider as beverages. A suggested donation of $3.00 for seniors or $4.50 for those under 60 years will help us continue to bring this monthly event to you. Merry Christmas, everyone!

• GMUHS Budget Committee Meeting, 6 pm in the conference room

• 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

December 17 (Friday): A Community Christmas Celebration at Ludlow’s Town Hall Auditorium, featuring Proctorsville residents and veterans of Broadway and television, as well as CTES Principal George Thomson as emcee. 7pm. Free and open to the public. See Article 1 above. FMI: 228-7239

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