Friday, November 23, 2012

Cavendish Update 11/23/12 Vandals/News/Black Friday

Information can also be posted on the Cavendish VT Facebook Page 

The 11/23/12 Cavendish Update Contains

1. Cavendish Related News
2. Celebrate Black Friday: Holiday Shop Locally
3. Cavendish Business Directory Nov. 2012
4. Imagination Library for Kids Birth-Five
5. Holiday Shopping at the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts
6. Cavendish Events 11/23/12-12/2

PLEASE NOTE: Vandalism is taking place in Cavendish village. In the past week, one person on Main Street reported having items stolen from their car and two people reported, on the back roads that their mailboxes were smashed in. Don’t leave keys in the ignition, or items you want in the car.

No Party Status Seekers for Okemo Community Village: No individuals, groups or abutting landowners applied for party status regarding a proposed recreational residential community at Okemo Mountain Resort on Monday. Timber Creek and five other partners filed a joint application Oct. 22 for an Act 250 permit to build a 208-unit village. The village would consist of 22 single family homes, 32 duplex buildings, nine townhouse condominiums, a base lodge for homeowners, two ski lifts, seven ski trails, access roads, parking lots and a community water system. Rutland Herald 

Holiday Click it or Ticket It: The Vermont State Police will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign and Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) over the holiday period from November 21st – 25th. Operation CARE is a national campaign by state police agencies across the country that have joined together in the endeavor of reducing human suffering on our highways, particularly during the national holidays. Press Release 


With today being the official “shopping day” of the year, better known as Black Friday, help your community and get a jump on holiday gift purchases by shopping locally. Below is a guide to make it easier for you.

• Share Cavendish with friends and family:
- Purchase a 250th Cavendish Anniversary banner. One banner has two sides, so you can either split the cost with a friend or have two gifts. FMI: 226-7292

- The Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) has a variety of books and other Cavendish products. FMI: 226-7807 or

- The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA) have Cavendish calendars, photographs and much more. Stop by Crows Bakery or call 226-7736

• Give a membership: The CCCA, one of the sponsors of the Cavendish Update and sponsor of the Cavendish Community Fund, have a variety of ways you can make targeted donations. CHS also helps to sponsor the Cavendish Update and offers a wide array of programs that benefit the community. Both organizations offer newsletters and a variety of membership benefits. Send donations as follows:
PO Box 116
Cavendish, VT 05142

PO Box 472
Cavendish, VT 05142

• Attend the Cavendish Community Holiday Fair: Taking place on Nov. 24 (Saturday), the area churches and other community groups will be offering a wide array of gifts, raffles, holiday greens etc. This event takes place at the Cavendish Town Elementary School from 9-2.

• Give Gift Certificates to Local Services: Use the recently updated Cavendish Business Directory and purchase a gift card for a much needed service. Need ideas? Everybody can use a snowplow; haircut; a room wallpapered or painted; massage etc.

• Give a class: Both Six Loose Ladies and Fletcher Farms  offer a wide array of classes for the person who is crafty (or wants to be). See Item 5 below about Shopping at the Fletcher Farm School

• Good Eats are readily available: Cavendish boosts a wide variety of specialty food items, as well as places to eat. Check out the “food” section of the Cavendish Business Directory

• Support the Cavendish Update (e-mail, blog, and Facebook page). Since current sponsorship is limited, sponsor a week, month or day in a friend or organization’s name by making a donation to Margo Caulfield, PO Box 3, Cavendish, VT 05142.  FMI: 226-7807 or


The November 2012 Cavendish Business Directory has been posted to The businesses listed are located and/or owned by Cavendish/Proctorsville residents. Inclusion in this directory should not be viewed as a recommendation. If you would like your business included in the directory, e-mail or call 802-226-7807. Be sure to include the full name of your business and how you can be reached, including e-mail and web address. The Directory is a project of the Cavendish Historical Society.

The Ludlow Rotary Club has partnered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.  This program mails a free, new, age-appropriate book to children each month from birth through age five – potentially 60 books per child.  Eligible children are those that reside in Ludlow, Mt Holly, Plymouth, Cavendish and South Reading, about 250 children.  Research shows that children that participate in this type of program not only do better in kindergarten but also throughout their entire academic career – a real boost to our kids!  Forms for registering children for this program are available from local preschools and libraries, Peoples United Bank, Berkshire Bank, and Ludlow Insurance Co. 

The Imagination Library program costs $25 per child per year. The Ludlow Rotary Club has raised significant funds for this program, but additional funding is welcome.  Parents of children in the program are not permitted to contribute to the cost of the books because the books are a gift to the children from the community.  Grandparents and others can send tax-deductible contributions to the LUDLOW AREA ROTARY CHARITABLE FUND, INC. (with “Imagination Library” in the check memo section), PO BOX 216, LUDLOW, VT 05149.


The Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts fourth annual Holiday Shoppe will be open November 24th through December 30th.  It will be open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Unique one-of-a-kind crafts that will make great gifts for family and friends will be available, including a wide selection of Holiday ornaments, jewelry, stained glass, marbled items, photography, hooked rugs, wooden toys, and many other selections. Come and do your Holiday Shopping and support this great organization at the same time!

While you are visiting the Shoppe, take time to stop and enjoy the beautiful Christmas village, as well as a fully furnished handcrafted dollhouse decorated for the Holidays. Both will be displayed throughout the Holiday Season.

The Society of Artists and Craftsmen, which operates the Fletcher Farm School, will be having its annual Holiday Cookie Sale on Saturday December 15th. At this not-to-be missed event, a variety of homemade cookies will be sold by the pound.  Come fill one, or more festive tins to use as gifts or to enjoy at your holiday celebrations.  The cookies are irresistible family favorites prepared by Society Members. Plan to come early as these delicious treats sell-out quickly!

The Society of Artists and Craftsmen wishes everyone a safe and happy Holiday Season.  Looking ahead-- Prevent cabin fever by taking a class at the Fletcher Farm School.  Visit our website for upcoming winter and spring classes.  We are located at 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow, VT.  Tel: 802-228-8770.

6. CAVENDISH EVENTS 11/23-12/2
November 23 (Friday): Schools closed for Thanksgiving recess

November 24 (Saturday): Cavendish Community Holiday Fair: 9-2 pm at the Cavendish Town Elementary School. Organized by town churches, offering a variety of home baked goods, lunch, raffles, and much more.
• Ludlow Winter Farmer’s Market, 9-1 at Inside Market at the corner of Main St. and Andover St. (Rt. 100 South) FMI:
  • Trot It Off 5K & Tots’ Trot at Jackson Gore, Okemo This running/walking race is perfect for the avid runner or the recreational runner hoping to burn off the calories from that extra slice of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. All participants will receive an event t-shirt. The Tots Trot, a kids fun race for children 12 and younger, will take place just before the 5k. This event will support the Wendy Neal Scholarship Fund at Okemo Mountain School and Black River Good Neighbors Services. Registration is 8:30 am in the Cornerstone Room of Jackson Gore. Registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for tots Trot (11 and under). 9:30 is the Tot Trot and 10 AM begins the 5K.
November 25 (Sunday): Jay Witham, gospel singer, will be performing in a free concert at the Cavendish Baptist Church, 7pm. FMI: 226-7131

November 27 (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

November 29 (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

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