Friday, April 1, 2011

Cavendish Update 4/1/11: News/Events/Calendar

This issue of the Cavendish Update is made possible by the Cavendish Historical Society blog

The 4/1/11 Cavendish Update Contains the Following:
1. Cavendish Related News
2. CTES Young Historians Helping to Raise Funds for Japanese Relief Effort
3. CCCA Hosts Wildlife Talk on Bobcats
4. Cavendish Semiquincentennial: Cavendish Militia
5. Cavendish April 2011 Calendar

1. Cavendish Related News
Census Suggests NH Has an Edge Over VT: Along the Connecticut River Valley, a clear pattern seems to be emerging from 2010 Census numbers -- population was stagnant or grew only slightly in most of the larger towns on the Vermont side of the river while nearby New Hampshire hubs enjoyed more robust gains. Valley News

VT Fish and Wildlife Need Input: The department is collecting details on boat ramps, fishing piers, marinas, parks and other facilities so it can provide better information about where the public can access waterways. To do that, the department is asking Vermonters to fill out an online questionnaire. The questionnaire is available on the department's website.

Yellow Pages Introduce New Opt-Out Website: The Yellow Pages Association has launched a new one-stop website for residents to opt-out of receiving telephone directories.

Price Chopper Issues Potato Salad Recall: The supermarket chain is warning people about possible listeria contamination in its 'Regular Homestyle Potato Salad.' The product in question was sold by the pound in the store's deli. One case of contaminated salad was found in New York, but Price Chopper says no illnesses have been reported. The recalled potato salad was sold between March 19 and March 28. If you bought it, return it to any Price Chopper for a full refund. Customers with questions can call 1-800-666-7667 ext. 3 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Getting Around Chester with Bridge Closings: To know what’s going on with bridge closures in Chester, and what alternative routes to take, go to the Chester Website. Note that this is different than the town site.

Minuscule Traces of Japan Radioactivity Found in VT: Health Department officials announced Wednesday that air samples at 10 stations in Vermont revealed trace amounts of the radioisotope Iodine-131 from Japan, similar to reports in neighboring states. They cautioned the amount detected is “minuscule” and does not present a health threat. Continued air monitoring results will be available at the Health Department website. Burlington Free Press

2. CTES Young Historians Helping to Raise Funds for Japanese Relief Effort
During WWII, kids in Cavendish would have made pins to raise money to help with the war effort. These would often be made with red, white and blue beads, the colors of USA flag. Using white and red beads, Japan's flag colors, the students in the Cavendish Town Elementary School’s (CTES) Young Historians program, have been making bracelets to help with the Japanese Relief Effort. In addition, they are also folding origami cranes. The latter will be mailed to OshKosh B'Gosh as part of the company's Japanese relief effort.

The Young Historians program is a project of the Cavendish Historical Society and CTES. The 2010/2011 school year program has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the Cavendish Community Fund.

This past Wednesday, Alex Provance, a flight attendant for Delta, who has recently flown twice to Japan, brought Japanese newspapers and talked to the students about what it was like experiencing the "after shock" of the earthquake.

The bracelets the students made are available for a minimum donation of $5. They are on sale at the Cavendish Elementary School (go to the office) and Crows Corner Bakery.

The students want the money raised to go to Shelter Box USA. This organization responds instantly to disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. The box includes a tent for a family of 10, cooker, blankets, water purification, tool kit and other items survivors need to rebuild their lives in the days, weeks and months following a disaster.

3. CCCA Hosts Wildlife Talk on Bobcats
The Conservation Committee of the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA) will sponsor the first in their Walk and Talk series of educational lectures on Thursday April 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the meeting room at the Cavendish town offices.

The evening will feature State wildlife biologist Jane Lazorchak of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department as guest speaker. She will talk about the current bobcat program, which has funding from State Wildlife Grants and focuses on habitat identification including key crossing areas in order to prioritize areas for conservation.

On a large overview Cavendish map, people can mark the spots where they have encountered wildlife using colored pins to indicate the various species. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos and stories to share. The map will be reproduced and recorded for future reference.

The bobcat, named for its short, stubby tail is an opportunistic, highly territorial hunter. It mainly subsists on small game such as squirrels, foxes, and rodents and inhabits a variety of habitats including southern Vermont.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Robin at 226-7736.

4. Cavendish Semiquincentennial: Cavendish Militia
These posts are made possible by the Cavendish Historical Society and are archived at the CHS Blog.

In a new settlement like Cavendish, one of the first order of business would be to establish a militia for self-defense. Every able-bodied man would be a member, with one elected as Captain. These groups were also called “training bands.” John Coffeen was captain of the first Cavendish Militia and during the Revolution was at the head of a troop of Rangers.

When the Revolution came, these military companies were called into action. Oliver Tarbell was captain of one of the “train bands” and the company met at the Tarbell farm. In addition there were “alarm-lists,” which enumerated all the men between 14 and 65 years of age, who were liable to be called upon in an emergency. Up until 1847, all able-bodied men between 18 and 45 years of age, by law, were enrolled in the militia and were required to do military duty. Every man was required to keep arms and equipment as needed for actual service, and for so doing, his poll was exempt from taxation.

5. Cavendish April 2011 Calendar
April 1 (Friday): GMUHS Spring Musical 7 pm

April 2 (Saturday): GMUHS Spring Musical 7 pm

April 3 (Sunday): Free Live Authentically event to be held in the Art Room at the Cavendish Town Elementary School from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The day will consist of a welcoming time, discussion, activity, and refreshments . It would be very helpful to me if you would R.S.V.P. however, I will be grateful for those who just drop in too! Please invite anyone who you think may enjoy this nurturing time. FMI: Martha Mott 802-226-7848 or Martha@liveauthentically.org. http://www.liveauthentically.org ,Facebook Live Authentically,Twitter@livauthentic; Blog

• Proctorsville Volunteer Fire Department Monthly Business Meeting 6 pm.
• Meditation - from 4-5 -an exploration of quieting the mind and being present in the body, deeply healing and energizing - Robin Timko 226-7736

April 5 (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

April 6 (Wednesday): Planning Commission Meeting, 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Town Office

April 7 (Thursday): 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
• CCCA’s first Walk and Talk series of educational lectures from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the meeting room at the Cavendish town offices. The evening will feature State wildlife biologist Jane Lazorchak of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department as guest speaker. She will talk about the current bobcat program, which has funding from State Wildlife Grants and focuses on habitat identification including key crossing areas in order to prioritize areas for conservation. See Article 3 above.

April 8 (Friday): Family Fun Night for GMUHS 7th, 8th and 9th graders, 6:30-8:00 pm at GMUHS.
• CTES Seventh Annual Variety Show 6:30-8 pm at the school in Proctorsville

April 9 (Saturday): Trout Season Opens. Trophy trout fishing is available in the Black River. FMI: www.vtfishandwildlife.com

April 11 (Monday): Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm. This event is taped by LPC-TV www.lpctv.org and can be watched on Comcast cable channels or at the website www.lpctv.org
• Spring Bookfair at the Cavendish Library

April 12 (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
• Spring Bookfair at the Cavendish Library

April 13 (Wednesday): Spring Bookfair at the Cavendish Library
• Okemo Valley Chamber Mixer at Bonnie’s Bundle Dolls, 250 North Street, Stone Village Chester, 5:30-7:30. FMI: 228-5830

April 14 (Thursday): 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
• Spring Bookfair at the Cavendish Library
• Drop Spindle Class at Six Loose Ladies, 6-8 pm. FMI 226-7373 or www.sixlooseladies.com

April 15 (Friday): Last day of the Spring Bookfair at the Cavendish Library

April 16 (Saturday): Needle Felted Silk Scarf Class at Six Loose Ladies in Proctorsville, 1-4 pm. Sock Boot Camp (knitting socks on double pointed needles) 1-4pm FMI: 226-7373 or www.sixlooseladies.com

April 17 (Sunday): Schools closed for Spring Break

April 18 (Monday): Schools closed for Spring Break

April 19 (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
• Schools closed for Spring Break

April 20 (Wednesday): Schools closed for Spring Break

April 21 (Thursday): 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
• Cavendish Historical Society Board Meeting, 3 pm at the Cavendish Library
• Community Luncheon at St. James Church in Proctorsville, 11:30 am. Easter Dinner comprised of baked ham with sweet potato casserole and green beans, Paula's great coleslaw and fresh hot rolls. We'll have an assortment of cookies for dessert this time, along with coffee or a fruit drink. A suggested donation of $3.00 for seniors or $4.50 for those under 60 years is appreciated to help defray the cost of the meal.
• Schools closed for Spring Break

April 22 (Friday): Schools closed for Spring Break
Earth Day 2011: A Billion Acts of Green
• Earth Day at the Fletcher Memorial Library, Ludlow. Activities include: Help Start A Library Garden by planting seeds in starter pots, Add a Wish to our Wishing Tree and hear the Earth Day wishes from others in the community, Guided Poetry Walk 2pm (Starts at the Library and goes through the village) "Poetry Gardens" Available to view 4/22 ~ 4/24, Earth day Story Time FMI: 228-3517

April 24 (Sunday): Happy Easter!

April 26 (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

April 28 (Thursday): 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
• Quarterly meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District, 6 pm in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room at the Springfield Town Offices. Public welcome to attend.
• Book discussion group of the Fletcher Memorial Library, 7 pm at the Library. The book is “Road from Coorain” by Ker Conway. Books are available at the Library.

April 29 (Friday): Junkman Benefit Concert/Fundraiser 6-8 pm at CTES in Proctorsville. FMI: 226-7758

April 30 (Saturday): 2nd National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 10-2 pm. More information to follow.

1 comment:

2012 VOTE CRIS ERICSON for UNITED STATES SENATOR for VERMONT said...

Hi! I'm looking for any news reports of any water testing in Windsor County ( I live in Chester) for radiation levels. Would leaks from Vermont Yankee Nuclear Entergy travel this far? If radiation levels occur, who is to blame, our power plant or Japan's? crisericson@yahoo.com