Friday, December 17, 2010

Cavendish Update 12/17/10 Events/News

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 12/17/10 Cavendish Update Contains
1. LPC-TV Names Team for Building Project
2. Proctorsville Fire Department Update
3.Cavendish Events 12/17-12/24/10: Includes Christmas Services
4. Cavendish Related News

1. LPCTV Names Team for Building Project
LPCTV is gearing up for its building project on the new Ludlow Community Center campus. The floor plans for the new facility, designed by Claudio Veliz Architecture (CVA), are nearing completion. CVA is based in Chester, practicing commercial, scientific and residential design. It has completed successful projects worldwide, enjoying a niche focus on complex, technical projects in the form of astronomical observatories, corporate headquarters for defense contractors and it enjoys a reputation for energy efficiency planning, design and technical specification work. The principal, Mr. Veliz, also sat on NASA's Man-Systems Integration Standards Advisory Group that helped develop the design parameters used to build the International Space Station. Mr. Veliz is functioning as Chief Architect on the LPCTV project, with Architect Robert Buchan as his Project Manager.

LPCTV is growing so it can provide the space for wider community use, through media education classes, production workshops, artist performances, and more. “This move will be the big transition for us, from the little TV station in the elementary school to the community media & arts center”, says Executive Director Patrick Cody. “And the floor plan is the centerpiece for creating that new facility”. Anyone wishing to view LPCTV’s floor plans should contact Patrick at 228-8808 or via email at

The other addition to LPCTV’s team is Laura Arnesen, who has been named Capital Campaign Manager. LPCTV’s Board of Directors has put together a steering committee of individuals from the region who have developed a fundraising plan to obtain $150,000 over the next several months. Ms. Arnesen will be managing that process. A resident of Warren, she has a strong background of managing capital campaigns and raising funds for small Vermont-based non-profit organizations, such as LPCTV.

LPCTV’s Capital Campaign Committee meets bi-weekly. Those interested in attending or getting involved should contact LPCTV for details.

Updates on the project will continuously be posted on LPCTV’s website.

2. Proctorsville Fire Department Update
Captain Bob Glidden would like to announce Jarrett Sanderson as the first ever JR Firefighter Lieutenant of PFD and David Barrows as the first ever Junior Firefighter of the Year and JR Firefighter Captain of PFD. For more information about the Proctorsville Fire Department, go to their blog.

3. Cavendish Events 12/17-12/24/10: Includes Christmas Services
December 17 (Friday): A Community Christmas Celebration at Ludlow’s Town Hall Auditorium, featuring Proctorsville residents Stan and Jane Hart, veterans of Broadway and television, as well as CTES Principal George Thomson as emcee. 7pm. Free and open to the public. FMI: 228-7239

December 19 (Sunday): Christmas Service at Calvary Church FMI: 226-7607 or
• The Cavendish Baptist Church play on how to celebrate Christmas all year long will take place at 10 am. New children are welcome to participate by coming at 9:00am to rehearse the non-speaking parts. Following the play, all are welcome to join the potluck birthday party for Jesus.
• Okemo Cares and Shares Food Drive. When skiers and snowboarders donate at least three non-perishable food items, a new child’s toy or new clothing item, their generosity will be rewarded with an entire day of skiing and riding at Okemo for just $35. Donations will be accepted at the Clock Tower base area between 7 am and 1 pm. The Black River Good Neighbor Services Christmas Basket Program will help distribute the donated items to needy families in the Okemo Valley. FMI: 228-1600

December 23 (Thursday): Early dismissal for CTES
• 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
• 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
• Weekly Bible Hour at Cavendish Baptist Church, 7pm. This week’s theme will be Christmas. Come join the fun with good coffee, conversation, Bible teaching and lively discussion!

December 24 (Friday): Christmas vacation begins for CTES and GMUHS. The Post office will be open until noon. Many offices, including libraries and banks are closed or are closing early.
• Lessons and Carols Service at 5 pm, Gethsemane Episcopal Church, Depot Street Proctorsville
• Cavendish Baptist Church, 7 pm traditional candle-lighting service retells the story of Jesus' birth through scripture and carols. Safe, battery-powered candles are available for young children.
• Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 7 pm mass.

4. Cavendish Related News
Vermont Gets High Marks for Emergency Preparedness: The Trust For America's Health says Vermont was 1 of 18 states to achieve 8 of 10 indicators gauging preparedness. But the state did not meet two because of a decrease in the state's public health budget and emergency staffs' inability to acknowledge that they were notified of an emergency or drill within 60 minutes. The report covers nearly 10 years of improvements in how the country responds to disease outbreaks and bioterrorism threats following the Sept. 11 attacks. The study says the improvements are threatened by budget cuts. Click for the full report.

High Gas Prices in Vermont: Gas prices in Vermont have jumped $0.46 since September. Now the average cost for a gallon of regular is $3.13, the highest price since July of 2008, when a gallon cost $4.09. Home heating oil is $0.38 more per gallon than last year and diesel fuel is up $0.18 since last month.

Time Warner and Smith Media at Impasse on Fox and ABC Affiliates: Fox affiliate WFFF-TV and ABC affiliate WVNY disappeared from the Time Warner Cable channel lineup Thursday, affecting viewers in New York and New Hampshire, but not in Vermont. Viewers who receive the stations with an over-the-air antenna, Dish Network or any other pay television provider will not be affected, according to Vic Vetters, vice-president and group manager for Smith Media. Burlington Free Press

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