Friday, August 5, 2011

Cavendish Update 8/5/11 News/Calendar/Classified

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The 8/5/11 Cavendish Update Contains
1. Cavendish Related News
2. CCCA Calendar Contest
3. Cavendish Concerts Continue with Voodoo Alien Blues Band
4. August Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
5. Cavendish Semiquincentennial: Small Pox Epidemic Cancels 150th Celebration
6. Classifieds
7. Vermont Get Your Business on-line
8. Cavendish Activities Calendar for 8/5/11-8/12/11

1. Cavendish Related News
Firewood Permits Available for Gathering Cordwood in the Green Mountain Forest: U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont are reminding the public they can purchase firewood permits should they be interested in gathering cord wood for heating season. In order to harvest firewood from the Green Mountain National Forest, people must first purchase a firewood removal permit (for a minimum charge of $20 for 2 cords) at one of the Forest Service offices located in Rutland, Middlebury, Manchester Center or Rochester, Vermont. The maximum volume of firewood that can be taken by a permit holder in a calendar year is 10 cords. Press Release

CVPS Seals 4.75¢ per Kilowatt Power Deals: Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE: CV) has signed two new power supply contracts, filling the 2012 gap in its portfolio created by the end of the existing contract with Vermont Yankee, at attractive prices. “These contracts serve to ensure our reliable power supply through the end of 2012 at very competitive prices,” CVPS President and CEO Larry Reilly said. The new contracts join several other longer-term agreements CVPS has signed to replenish its portfolio after the current Vermont Yankee and Hydro-Quebec contracts end. CVPS has signed new contracts largely for renewable energy from Hydro-Quebec, wind farms in Coos County, N.H., and southern Vermont, and a Gilman, Vt., hydro project. Press Release

Many Vermonters Pass Up Home Energy Savings: According to study Middlebury-based High Meadows Fund study, Vermonters could save more than $800 million during the next 20 years and could generate jobs in the home improvement industry if residents would invest in insulation, new windows and other measures designed to keep homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. "It is not lack of funding that stops many homeowners from improving their energy efficiency," said Gaye Symington, executive director of High Meadows. "It is a lack of demand for what they consider a complicated process with unknown benefits. We need to make energy efficiency easier to see and do." Burlington Free Press

Strontium-90 Detected in Fish Near VT Yankee: Vermont health officials say radioactive strontium-90 has been found in a fish sample taken from the Connecticut River 9 miles upstream from the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. the sample was unusual in that the strontium-90 was found in the fleshy, edible portion of the smallmouth bass sample. Irwin says the substance more often turns up in fish bones. It's not certain whether the material came from Vermont Yankee or from atmospheric deposits left over from atomic-bomb testing in the 1950s and '60s or from the Chernobyl accident.

Cabot Cheese Curtails Cow Hormone Claims: Cabot Cheese has agreed to scale-back claims about whether its dairy farmers use an artificially produced hormone on their cows to produce more milk. The attorney general's office says that in 2009 and 2010 the Cabot Creamery Cooperative, overstated claims that none of its farmers used the artificial hormone known as RBST. Burlington Free Press

Ludlow Dental Center Now Open: The Ludlow Dental Center, on Main Street, is now accepting appointments. Services include hygiene, restorative care (fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, dentures, extractions) and emergency care. Michael Foster, DDS, staffs the Center. Payment is expected at the time of service and financial assistance is available to those who are income-eligible based on a sliding scale fee. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday 8-5 and Friday 8-noon. The Dental Center is part of the Ludlow Health Center and the Springfield Medical Care Systems . To make an appointment call 228-4446.

Rutland, Lebanon Airports Spared from FAA Dispute: Airports in Rutland and West Lebanon, New Hampshire, both benefit from a federal subsidy program that's been the subject of a bitter dispute in Washington over the past two weeks. The quarrel has been temporarily resolved. And the airline that serves both communities says their service is strong and growing. VPR

2. CCCA Calendar Contest
The judging has concluded in the annual photo contest sponsored by the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association. A three judge panel selected winners in three age categories. This year the judges awarded Stacia Spaulding first prize in the adult category for her photo - Doe Re Mi. Runner-ups to 1st prize were Jillian Palmer's Winter Morning and Mary McCallum's Summer Greens. The winner in age category 13-18 is Chris Palmer for his photo Cat Tails, and first prize in age category 5 to 12 goes to Emery Benoit for her photo Red White and Blue.

All photographs had to be taken in Cavendish, including Proctorsville by a full or part time Cavendish resident. The theme of the contest this year was “A View of Cavendish.”

As well as vying for top prize, each photograph was entered in a contest for inclusion in the CCCA 2012 calendar. This year marks the seventh year of the CCCA’s annual calendar, and the fourth year of the annual photo contest. Calendar photos are selected by vote of Cavendish residents, and the photo with the most votes receives the Popular Choice Award.

The choices for the next calendar are: Main St by James Burt; Spring Deer by Paula Felt; Seeds of Love by Martha Mott; Milkweed by Svetlana Phillips; Winter Morning by Jillian Palmer; Black River Valley by Winston Churchill; Purple Beauties by Cindy Fitzgibbons; Stop and Smell the Flowers by Tim O'Donoghue; Glad to be Back by Hans Schrag; Doe Re Mi by Stacia Spaulding; Apple Blossoms by Ellen Parrish; and Cat Tails by Chris Palmer.

Best in show is Spring Deer, by Paula Felt with runner ups Doe Re Mi by Stacia Spaulding and Playground Pug by Gail Verheyen.

CCCA has already announced that the next contest will occur in spring 2012, so Cavendish residents should be pointing their cameras around town and taking their best shots. FMI:

3. Cavendish Concerts Continue with Voodoo Alien Blues Band
The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association invites everyone to come to the Proctorsville Green on Route 131 for the continuing Cavendish summer music series on Wednesday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m. to listen to Voodoo Alien Blues Band.

The Rutland based all star rhythm and blues band is led by local blues legend Steve Audsley and appears regularly at a variety of Vermont venues.

This will be the last in the series of Wednesday evening concerts this year. Come to Proctorsville and enjoy a warm summer evening with your neighbors and friends in front of the gazebo on the green. Relax in the grass on your blanket or favorite lawn chair – have a picnic or just listen to the music.

As always, the concerts are free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine.

4. August Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
The Chamber’s newsletter is available on-line.

5. Cavendish Semiquincentennial: Small Pox Epidemic Cancels 150th Celebration
These posts are made possible by the Cavendish Historical Society and are archived at the CHS blog.

The following article appeared in the Vermont Tribune Cavendish: 12 Oct., 1911: Small Pox Scare in Cavendish at the Kingsburys: — “By reason of the discovery of four cases of what was pronounced small pox in the family of H. S. Kingsbury, living just below the village of Cavendish [they lived on Chubb Hill on the old Chubb-Peck farm] the committee in charge of the 150th anniversary celebration of the founding of the charter of that town, decided after consultation with the state authorities, to postpone that event indefinitely.

There is nothing at all alarming about the situation, but precautionary measures were deemed wise, and so were adopted promptly. The local health officer, Dr. Buxton, reports the matter well in hand and ever precaution being taken so that no further outbreaks are looked for. The school on Tarbell Hill is temporarily closed.” —[more under same date]

“A well-developed small pox scare has taken possession of our town and at this writing after thorough examination by the board of health, we have four well defined cases with a greater number under suspicion. As a result of this, the board of health and the committee on the celebration met in conjunction and decided that the celebration must be called off and that all cases will be places in charge of Dr. Edward F. Hodges [of Indianapolis, Indiana, whose summer home was the former Ely place— Glimmerstone] ...who is in our community for his vacation and who is an expert and specialist on this disease.” — [more under same date]: “A short time ago Miss Marietta Kingsbury attended camp meeting in Lakeport, NH where she contracted the disease. It was not until Monday of this week that the family became aware of the nature of the illness. Dr. Buxton our health officers was called. He immediately pronounced the disease small pox and sent for Dr. Caverly of Rutland who arrived Tuesday and concurred with Dr. Buxton’s diagnosis.

At a meeting of the committee in charge of the celebration Tuesday evening it was thought best to give up the whole affair. Although from the village there are many people with whom they have been associating before they were aware of their condition, so a quarantine will be necessary.

At present Miss Marietta Kingsbury is recovering. H. S. Kingsbury, Alfred Kingsbury and younger daughter are ill. Dr. Buxton feels confident in Dr. Hedges, as he, his wife and mother, Mrs. Martha Buxton, and Mr. Conklin left Thursday for a week’s stay in New York.” — 19 Oct., 1911: “The Kingsbury family are all gaining.

There are no new cases of smallpox yet, although Dr. Hodges fears the disease may develop in Frank Hewey, a schoolboy who was living at Ira Belknap’s and in one of Clarence Belknap’s little daughters, as these two children are ill, but not as yet broken out. However their vaccination is not working. All the other people who were exposed and then vaccinated are in quarantine and their vaccinations are working well. Dr. Hodges very kindly offered to take charge of the cases of smallpox and look after the quarantine free of all expense to the town and also to save our local physicians for their usual practice. Remembering the fact that the one smallpox case in Proctorsville eight years ago cost the town $700, Cavendish ought to be very grateful to Dr. Hodges and consider itself fortunate to have such a man for a citizen, do all we can to encourage him and urge more of the same kind to locate among us.”

6. Classifieds
Needed: Ride to Logan Airport on Friday September 2nd. Call Mary at 226-7497.

7. Vermont Get Your Business on-line
If you don’t have a website or Google Places listing, you’ll find everything you need to get started – web professionals at your side every step of the way. We’ll also provide the computers or a plug-in for your own laptop.
If your business is already online, you’ll find tools and resources to help your business succeed online. At these events you can: Get a free website and Google Places listing; Get 1:1 advice and tips; Learn more about online marketing; Network with your fellow small business owners

The closest workshop to Cavendish is on August 13 in Rutland at the Cafe Terra_67 Center Street Open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Vermont Get Your Business Online events are completely free. Space is limited, so we highly recommend that you pre-register online to reserve your spot. FMI:

8. Cavendish Activities for 8/5/11-8/12/11
August 5 (Friday): Ludlow Farmer’s Market. On the campus of Okemo Mountain School, 53 Main Street, 4-7 pm FMI:

August 6 (Saturday): Drive in Movie Night at the Cavendish Library. Screening "Up." Bring a snack. Screening begins at dusk.

August 7 (Sunday): Crown Point Road Association (CPRA) slide presentation on the Crown Point Rd, 2 pm at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum. FMI: 226-7807

August 8 (Monday): Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Town Office. Agenda posted to blog as soon as it is received. LPC-TV tapes meetings and makes them available on-line and Comcast Cable TV. Check the website for more information.
• American Red Cross Blood Drive: Ludlow Community Center 12:30-5:30. All donors have a chance to win 2 Boston Red Sox Tickets. FMI: 1-800-Red-Cross

August 9 (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 Charlotte Snyder (802) 226-7343

August 10 (Wednesday): Cavendish Library’s Annual BBQ at 6 pm at the library, featuring Tom Joyce, Magic Man
• Voodoo Alien Blues will be playing at 6 pm at the Proctorsville Green as part of the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s (CCCA) summer music series.

August 11 (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 Charlotte Snyder (802) 226-7343
• 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
• Local fiddler Bob Naess and his Cajun/zydeco band will be playing in Chester, the Museum Green, at 6:30 pm. This is there only local performance this summer.

August 12 (Friday): Ludlow Farmer’s Market. On the campus of Okemo Mountain School, 53 Main Street, 4-7 pm FMI:

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