Friday, June 29, 2012

Cavendish Update 56/20/12 Robbery/News/Summer Fest

Information can also be posted on the Cavendish VT Facebook Page

The 6/29/12 Cavendish Update Contains the Following:
1. Cavendish Burglary
2. Cavendish Related News
3. Summer Fest Schedule of Activities
4. Chris Kleeman at the Cavendish Concert on the Green – Wednesday, July 11th
5. Cavendish Events 6/29-7/8

1. Cavendish Burglary
On June 28, Thursday, State Police responded to the second home of Mary Alice Ryan, on East Road, in Cavendish for a report of a burglary. Investigation revealed that between Memorial Day weekend and 6/28/12, unknown persons entered the residence and stole numerous items to include a Kenmore vacuum and some dishes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-875-2112.

2. Cavendish Related News
Cigna Muse Refund $2.3 Million to VT Customers: Cigna, a major health insurer of large businesses in Vermont, is on the hook for more than $2 million that it must return to its customers in the state under a provision of the federal health care law. According to numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 4,636 Vermonters will receive a rebate — averaging out to $807 per family. VT Digger

Feds, VT Announce Creation of Health Co-Op: Vermont has a new, nonprofit health insurance company-- the first new health insurer in the state in nearly 20 years. The Vermont Health CO-OP says it will be built on a model outlined in President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That's the national insurance reform initiative passed by Congress in 2010. The Vermont Health CO-OP will begin marketing products in October 2013. Health plans will be available statewide Jan. 1, 2014. VPR

New Medical Facility in Springfield Almost Ready: The finishing touches are almost done: A shiny new sign is up on the old brick factory building and the landscaping is in place. But the $13 million renovation of the former Fellows Gear Shaper complex and the move of the Springfield Medical Care Systems’ doctors’ offices into it, is on hold due to the building’s sprinkler system. Rutland Herald

Police Checkpoints: As of June 18th, Vermont has experienced 37 fatalities in 32 crashes, approximately double the number from this time last year. The Vermont State Police in conjunction with local and county law enforcement agencies will be participating in DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols throughout Windham and Windsor Counties from 07/04/12 through 07/08/12 in support of the Governors Highway Safety Program. These agencies will be conducting aggressive motor vehicle enforcement, to apprehend impaired operators and target aggressive driving with a goal to reduce crashes. Enforcement will include vehicle check points and saturation patrols.

Man Attacked, Robbed at Rest Stop on I-89: Police are warning people at rest areas to use caution and to lock their doors after a man was attacked and robbed at knifepoint. It happened just before midnight at the rest stop off I-89 South in Royalton on June 28. Police are now looking for a white tractor trailer unit with New Hampshire plates. WCAX

Reigning Meatballs: The Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Meatball Rumble was held on Friday, June 22 at Ludlow Community Center. The event benefits Ludlow Streetscapes and the Ludlow Fireworks. Diners sampled spaghetti, sauce from Dell’Amore, meatballs, bread from Crows Corner, salad from Black River Produce, dressing from Vermont Wholesome foods, and a range of locally made desserts. VT Journal

Mr. Darcy’s Open in Ludlow: Mark Williams, the former manager of Panarello’s, has recently opened a new restaurant catered to the locals. The fare is comfort foods: hamburgers cooked to your liking with fries, pasta, salads, drink specials and much more. Chef Rick’s specialty is Grill. The name, Mr. Darcy’s is from Miss Jane Austen 1813 classic “Pride and Prejudice.” VT Journal

Public Notice Regarding GMUHS Destruction of Information Process

High Court Upholds Obama Health Law: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance. The 5-4 decision meant the huge overhaul, still taking effect, could proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. Burlington Free Press

3. Summer Fest Events
Located on the Cavendish Historical Society Museum grounds, Summer Fest –June 30th (Saturday)-will feature the following:
• Plant Sale

• “Indian Books,” owned by the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library will be on display inside the Museum McKenney & Hall: History of the Indian Tribes of North America is a collection of 125 images of lithographic and chromolithographic plates. Thomas Loraine McKenney (1785-1859) served as Commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1824 to 1830. In that capacity he commissioned and collected portraits of Native Americans for his Gallery in the War Department. McKenney's goal was to publish a record of vanishing peoples: portraits, biographical sketches and a history of North American Indians. He accomplished this in the first issue of the History of the Indian Tribes of North America, published in three volumes between 1838 and 1844. James Hall (1793-1868) provided the text.

• Museum Tours: Exhibits include 250 Years- Cavendish Historical Timeline. Flood exhibit. Be sure to bring pictures and other items you would like to include in the Historical Society archives for future generations.

• Food: Ting BBQ (lamb kabobs and hamburgers from their farm on East Hill Rd in Cavendish
- Pie for Breakfast (and other delicious items)
- Crepes and drinks
- Farmstead Cheese
- Chicken BBQ by the Cavendish Volunteer Fire Department at the Fire House

• Activities for Kids
- Fabulous Jessie’s Face Painting (Calvary Church)
- Bouncy House (Cavendish Baptist Church)
- Museum

• Silent Auction (Closes at 12:45)

• Live Auction (1 pm)

• 250th Banners are on sale-$150 for double sided banner; $80 for single sided.

• Voting closes at 2 pm for the Community Calendar photography contest . The three winners of the judged contest will also be announced. Photos are on display at the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association's display table.

• Register to vote at the Democratic Party booth. The Republican party will also be present.

• Register your home for the 2nd Annual Town Wide Tag Sale (July 28, 9-3 pm) if you want to be on the map or reserve a space for Proctorsville or Cavendish Green.

• Other vendors including jewelry, crafts, antiques and more.

Events begin at 9 am and end shortly after the live auction. Parking is at the Mac Molding Parking Lot, located in easy walking distance between the Museum and the Fire House.

FMI: 226-7807 or

4. Chris Kleeman at the Cavendish Concert on the Green – Wednesday, July 11th
The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association is again coordinating the annual Cavendish summer music series with free Wednesday evening concerts on the Proctorsville Green. The 2012 season kicks off on Wednesday, July 11th at 6:00 p.m. with the Vermont based master blues singer and legendary song stylist, Chris Kleeman.

A performer of great energy and focus, Kleeman provides a unique opportunity to see and hear the real thing; an artist of high energy and gritty musical performance, who's been matched up to perform in shows with musicians such as B.B. King, Taj Mahal, John Hammond, George Thorogood, Johnny Winter, Leon Redbone, ... the list goes on and on.

Sponsoring this concert is Good Earth Landscaping of Cavendish, Tim Calabrese, Landscape Architect who offers landscape architectural and construction services with over 25 years of experience specializing in creating engaging, beautiful and timeless landscapes.

This will be the first of several concerts held again this year on Wednesday nights in July and August. All concerts are free and open to the public, so join your neighbors and friends in front of the gazebo on the green. Bring a comfortable chair, a blanket, maybe a picnic, or just kick back and relax on the grass. The summer concert series has a long history in Proctorsville and many area residents reserve Wednesday evenings to listen to the live music. Please put it on your calendar.

5. Cavendish Events 6/29-7/8
June 29 (Friday): Ludlow Farmer’s Market, 4-7 pm in front of Okemo Mountain School, 53 Main St.

June 30 (Saturday): Summer Fest at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum Grounds. See article 3 above for events.

July 1 (Sunday): Cavendish Historical Society Museum Open 2-4 pm. Featuring flood exhibit and 250th Cavendish Historical Timeline. Plant Sale continues. FMI: 226-7807 or

July 3 (Tuesday): Bone Builders Class at the Cavendish Baptist-- Class from 10-11:15. FMI: Linda at Green Mountain RSVP & Volunteer Center of Windsor County at (802) 885-2083, Charlotte Snyder at 226-7343 or Anne Oakes or Andrew Ohotnicky at (802) 228-5236, Dot Ramsdell at (802) 226-7870
• Cavendish Library, Board Meeting, 5 pm at the Library in Proctorsville FMI: 226.7503

July 4 (Wednesday): HAPPY 4TH OF JULY. Fireworks in Ludlow at 9:30. Free music provided by the Recreation Dept will begin at 7 pm.

July 5 (Thursday): Bone Builders Class at the Cavendish Baptist-- Class from 10-11:15. 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, 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
• 4th of July sale at Six Loose Ladies Yarn shop begins. FMI: 226-7373

July 6 (Friday): Ludlow Farmer’s Market, 4-7 pm in front of Okemo Mountain School, 53 Main St.

July 7 (Saturday): Arts & Crafts Festival at Fletcher Farm School off of route 103. FMI: or call 802-228-8770.

July 8 (Sunday): Cavendish Historical Society Museum Open 2-4 pm. Featuring flood exhibit and 250th Cavendish Historical Timeline. FMI: 226-7807 or
• Last day of Six Loose Ladies 4th of July Yarn Sale. FMI: 226-7373

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