Friday, June 24, 2011

Cavendish Update 6/24/11 Water/News/Events/Jobs

The 6/24/11 Cavendish Update Contains
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Cavendish Board of Water Commissioners Meeting Agenda
3. Old Home Day Kicks Off Cavendish’s 250the Anniversary
4. Job Openings at CTES
5. Vote for Cavendish Calendar
6. Cavendish Summer Concerts Announced Job Openings at CTES
7. Cavendish Semiquincentennial: Schools
8. Staycationing in Cavendish: Activities for the week of 6/24-6/30

1, Cavendish Related News
New VT Energy Plan Website: Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the launch of, a website that will serve as a one-stop source of information related to the state’s Comprehensive Energy Plan. Press Release

Red Cross Seeks Type O Negative Donors: American Red Cross officials around the northeast are putting out an appeal for blood donors - especially those with type O negative blood. People are urged to call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to find a blood drive and to make an appointment.

GMP Makes Offer to Buy CVPS: Green Mountain Power wants to buy Central Vermont Public Service. Sources tell Channel 3 that GMP has made an offer to buy the Rutland-based utility and merge the two power companies. Under the proposed deal, GMP would build a new headquarters for CVPS in Rutland, retain all CVPS employees and make Rutland a so-called "solar city." Sources close to the deal also say the merger would save millions of dollars for ratepayers if the two utilities became one. WCAX Shumlin has issued a press statement, which states in part, ….I have given initial review of the offer made today by the parent company of Green Mountain Power to consolidate GMP with Central Vermont Public Service. At first glance, I believe this proposal has value for Vermonters and for job creation. Press Release

Six Teens Cited for Drinking Party at the end of Tierney Road: A group of teens were having a large bond fire at the end of Tierney Road Monday evening. When the police arrived, the teens scattered but six were taken in. Five were charged with civil violations and one was assigned to court diversion. It appears that the teens were not from Cavendish.

Supreme Court Strikes Down VT’s Prescription Drug Privacy Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Vermont law that requires doctors’ consent before their prescription records can be used to market prescription drugs. The Court held that the law violates the First Amendment rights of pharmaceutical companies and data miners who brought suit in 2007. “We are, of course, disappointed with this result. We knew going in that this Supreme Court has frequently sided with large corporations. Our challenge now will be to continue to work to protect medical privacy and reduce health care costs without violating the Supreme Court’s ruling. This is a step back, but not the end of the story,” said Attorney General Bill Sorrell. Press Release

2. Cavendish Board of Water Commissioners Meeting Agenda
The Cavendish Water Commissioners will meet on Monday, June 27 at 5 pm at the Town Office. The agenda will include the following:
• Representatives of USA Properties [Bruce Simpson, property manager and Peter Holden of Holden Engineering] present to discuss water system for the “Carlton Road Project”. This project is proposed to include a complex of 250 housing units at full build-out, including a mix of single-family residence and four-story, 30 unit buildings.

• Hear citizens

• Update of Water System activities

• Review preliminary FY11-12 budget draft

3. Old Home Day Kicks Off Cavendish’s 250the Anniversary
With the arrival of Old Home Day on July 2, Cavendish begins the celebration of its 250th Anniversary (Semiquincentennial) of the signing of the Charter by King George III, thereby creating the town. Blue and white banners will soon appear in the villages of Cavendish and Proctorsville to mark the event, and special activities are being scheduled from now until the end of December.

A logo has been designed for the occasion, along with a website and a Facebook page. The latter are easy ways to stay up to date about what’s going on, how to participate, sponsor events or volunteer to help out. Check these sites frequently as new activities are being added weekly.

The following events have been scheduled:

July 2: Old Home Day (Saturday)-Visit the Cavendish Historical Society Museum, not only for its annual plant sale, but also for the special display of 250 years of Cavendish history. The Cavendish green will have many vendors set up and will feature a live auction at 1 pm. Be sure to stop by the 250th table and pick up a tote bag made possible by Promo Focus. For more information call 226-7807.

July 3 (Sunday): Screening of the film “Life in Windsor County” The film will be shown at 2 pm at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum in Cavendish. For more information call 226-7807.

July 17 (Sunday): Phineas Gage-His Importance Then and Now, includes a walking tour of sites pertaining to the accident with Margo Caulfield, Co-Director of Chronic Conditions Information Network, who has worked in traumatic brain injury (TBI) for over 25 years. For more information call 226-7807.

July 30 (Saturday) : First ever Cavendish Town Wide Tag Sale, 9-3 pm. Rain date Aug. 6. Free booth space on the Cavendish and Proctorsville Green for Cavendish residents and second homeowners in outlying areas of town. To reserve booth space call 226-8199 by July 15.

August 13 (Sunday): Picnic on the Proctorsville Green at noon, celebrating religious freedom in our country. Sponsored by the five churches of Cavendish, for more information call 226-8199

August 27 and 28 (Saturday, Sunday): Cavendish Players production of Cavendish Chronicles: The Early Years.

October 7-8 (Friday-Saturday): Charter Weekend-Friday night will be a town dance featuring the music of local musicians. Bob Naess and his band Yankee Chank will play/call contras and squares with some hot Cajun dance tunes thrown in for good measure. Mark Huntley and his band will perform Rhythm and Blues. A parade, speeches and a reception will take place on October 8.

You can support the 250th celebrations in a number of ways including sponsoring one of banners that will soon grace the villages. For $150, you can sponsor a banner, which will be yours to keep when our year of celebration is complete. Only 14 of these unique commemorative items are now available, so sponsor now. To secure a banner, send a check for $150 to the 250th Anniversary Fund and mail to Cavendish 250th Anniversary Committee, PO Box 126, Cavendish, VT 05142-0126. We can keep a secret, so be sure to let us know if this is meant to be a surprise holiday present for someone that loves Cavendish.

4. Job Openings at CTES
Para Professional: Cavendish Town Elementary School in Proctorsville, Vermont is seeking a highly qualified Para professional to provide student support for the 2011-2012 school year. Candidates must meet the requirements of a highly qualified Para professional (associates degree or successful completion of a local qualifying exam) and experience with children in an educational setting is strongly preferred. Interested candidates should apply on Position Type: Full-time Positions Available: 1

Kitchen Helper: Cavendish Town Elementary School in Proctorsville, Vermont is seeking a Food Service Provider for the 2011-2012 school year for four hours per day. Interested candidates should contact George Thomson, Principal at 802-226-7758 or apply on-line

Equal Opportunity Employer: Windsor Southwest SU is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

5. Vote for Cavendish Calendar
The 2012 Calendar voting is on! Cast your ballot for your 12 favorite photos. The photos will be on display from Friday until July 2nd at Crows Bakery and on display at Old Home Days on July 2nd.

6. Cavendish Summer Concerts Announced
The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association announced that the annual summer music series on the Proctorsville Green will be held again this year on Wednesday nights in July and August. All concerts are free and open to the public and will start at 6:00 p.m., so grab your lawn chair and a cold drink, and join your friends and neighbors to enjoy plenty of rollicking good music from the gazebo.

The summer concert series has a long history in Proctorsville and many area residents reserve Wednesday evenings to listen to the live music. This is the second year that CCCA has taken on the task of coordinating the events and they are happy to continue the tradition. As always, the concerts will be held rain or shine, and will move to the Cavendish town elementary school just down the street in case of inclement weather. If you would like to help CCCA would like to hear from you. Call Robin at 226-7736 to volunteer or for more information on the concerts.

The list of bands will be forthcoming.

7. Cavendish Semiquincentennial: Schools
These posts are made possible by the Cavendish Historical Society and are archived at the CHS blog.

In 1795, the Center Road School on the corner of Town Farm Road and Center Road adjacent to the Center Road Cemetery was established. From 1795 to present day, there have been 13 public schools in Cavendish. Students were assigned to the school closest to where they lived.

In addition to Center Rd school, which was closed in 1955, schools included: Proctorville Village School (closed 1959); Burtonsville (closed 1972); Coffee (Dens more) School (burned in 1922); Hudson School (burned down in 1901); Stocking School (half in Wethersfield); Parker School (closed 1911); Rome School (closed 1923); Tar bell Hill School (closed 1955); Bailey Hill (unorganized district); Gilchrist School (closed 1947); Wheeler School (closed 1955); and Titusville School (Spring Mill).

The town now has one school Cavendish Town Elementary School, for grades K-6, located in Proctorville on what was once the Proctorville School site. In 1967, the voters of the Cavendish Town School District approved, by a margin of 122 to 73, the formation of a union high school district, grades 7-12, with the town School Districts of Andover and Chester. Today, middle school and high school students attend Green Mountain Union High School in Chester.

8. Staycationing in Cavendish: Activities for the week of 6/24-6/30
June 24 (Friday): Ludlow Farmer’s Market. On the campus of Okemo Mountain School, 53 Main Street, 4-7 pm FMI:

June 25 (Saturday): The Okemo Bike climb is a challenging 5.8 mile uphill race on Route 103 and Okemo Mountain Rd. The event is staged and started from Okemo's Jackson Gore Village. This is the third year for this event and is the second event of the season in the Bike Up Mountain Point Series (BUMPS), a series of nine uphill races held throughout New England. This race benefits the charities of the Ludlow Rotary Club. To register visit, rates are: $50 until 6/1, $65 until 6/21, $75 on Race Day, $15 for all racers under 19 years of age. The race is limited to 250 competitors. Registration & race bag pickup will be located at the Ice House at Jackson Gore beginning Friday 6/24 5-8pm and Saturday 6/25 from 8-10am. Cookout and awards ceremony will follow the race at the Ice House. T-shirts will be given to all participants.
• Drum Carding Basics, Six Loose Ladies Proctorsville. Students will learn the basic method for using a drum carder and explore the many color and fiber blending techniques. We will use a variety of colors and exotic fibers to create unique reproducible batts that can be tailored for specific purposes, make expensive luxury fibers go much further, add luster, add softness or just use all those small amounts of fiber left over from other projects. Instructor: Patty Blomgren. Materials needed: Carders will be available for use but if you have your own please bring them along. FAVT members $45, non members $50. *10% discount if registering for both Carding and Combing classes. FMI: 226-7373

June 26 (Sunday): Cavendish Historical Society Museum, Main Street Cavendish, open from 2-4 pm. FMI: or 226-7807
• All are welcome and invited to attend an amazing musical performance by accordionist Brent Buswell who will delight people of all ages in a live performance at the Cavendish Baptist Church, located at 2258 Main Street in Cavendish, VT at 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served following the concert. For more information, please call (802) 226-7131. There is no charge for admission, but a free-will offering will be received.
• Sunday Facilitated Meditation - 4-5pm. call Robin for more information at 226-7736

June 28 (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,
• Calvary Church, Route 103, Prayer service for global, national, state, community, church, and personal needs! While it starts at 7pm and ends at 8pm, folks are welcome to come and go as they please.. FMI: 226-7607

June 30 (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,
• 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 Theatre Group play practice 6PM at the Cavendish Town Elementary School. Some roles still open. Please stop by if you are interested in being in the play or call Sandra Russo 226-7398 or email at
• LPCTV Annual Meeting Meet at LPCTV . There will be a brief business meeting, starting at 7PM sharp, which will include counting of ballots & announcing of election results for the Board of Directors, a vote on the FY12 budget, and a brief "state-of-the-station" report. Floor plans & building project update with be discussed with those in attendance. Finger food & refreshments will be provided. FMI:

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