Friday, March 22, 2013

Cavendish Update 3/22/13 Support/News/Events

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The 3/22/13 Cavendish Update Contains

1. Cavendish Related News
2. Cavendish Business Directory
3. Support for Cavendish Game Birds
4. Bingo at CTES
6. Cavendish Events 3/22-3/31

CTES Board February Board Meeting: Minutes from the Feb. 19, CTES board meeting have been posted to 

VT History, Recycling and Art Meld at CTES: -Vermont History, Recycling and Art melded together in the 4th grade classroom at Cavendish Town Elementary School. Local artist Sharon Cole spent two half days with the 4th grade students teaching them about how recycled materials can make the most beautiful pieces of artwork, while solidifying science and social studies concepts. Vermont Journal 

Springfield Biomass Facility Might Not be a Good Idea: A biomass facility, though proven profitable elsewhere, might not be a good idea for Springfield, explained Hal Wilkins of Ramsey, Warren, LLC at a meeting at the Universalist Church last Wednesday. A proposed 25 to 35 MW biomass electric generating plant is being proposed by Winstanley Enterprises to provide district heating for buildings in Industrial Park. The plant would consume over 200,000 cords of wood per year for the next 50 years. Vermont Journal 

VT State Police to Participate on Twitter: On March 22, starting at 8AM, the Vermont State Police will join other law enforcement agencies around the world via Twitter in a 24-hour Tweet-a-thon to bring attention to the use of social media by law enforcement. 

Spring Holidays Bring Deadly Threat to Cats: With the spring holidays of Easter, Passover, and Mother’s Day, lilies will be present in many homes. This summer, daylilies will grace many gardens. All parts of the lily, including pollen are toxic to cats and cause sudden severe kidney failure and death, if not treated promptly. Even cats with seemingly minor exposure such as biting a leaf or getting pollen on his or her whiskers or hair coat can be fatally poisoned. Press Release

VT Health Connect Offers Community Forums Vermont Health Connect (VHC) is hosting a series of community forums to learn more about the new health care options available in late 2013. VHC will be a marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses in Vermont can compare public and private health plans and select one that fits their needs and budget. At the forums, officials will discuss the essential health benefits that are required of all health plans participating in Vermont Health Connect, the assistance that will be available to Vermonters, and what the Vermont Health Connect marketplace will look like. Individuals, families and small business in VT will get their health coverage through VHC includes: Vermonters who do not have health insurance, those who currently purchase it themselves, those who have Medicaid, Dr. Dynasaur, Catamount, VT Health Access program, those who are offered unaffordable coverage by their employers and small businesses that provide coverage for their employees. The closest workshops to Cavendish will be April 24 at the First Congregational Church in Springfield and May 14 at the Rutland Free Library. Workshops are 6:30-8 pm. 

National Digital Literacy Campaign: A national campaign focusing on digital literacy is trying to help get Americans up to date with their computer skills. Connect-2-Compete. has a database to help people find free computer skills classes near you. The non-profit also offers low-cost Internet services and refurbished computers for low-income families.


The Cavendish Business Directory, sponsored by the Cavendish Historical Society,  is available on-line and is updated as information is provided about new businesses or those that may no longer be operational. Inclusion on this list is not a recommendation. If you would like to see your business added, modified or deleted, please e-mail Note that businesses included are those that operate in the town of Cavendish (including the villages of Cavendish and Proctorsville) and/or are operated by residents of the town.


Many people have been wanting to know how they can help Cavendish Game Birds since the fire .Singleton’s has a fundraising raffle, with the drawing taking place this Sunday. An on-line fund has been set up, where donations can be. Check the Rutland Herald for more information. 

Friday, March 22, Bingo to Benefit CTES, will be held at the school from 6-8 PM. Play for cash and prizes. Goodman’s Pizza well be on sale along with a variety of yummy baked goods.

The River Valley Workforce Investment Board has announced that it will be hosting the 2nd Annual River Valley Employment Fair.

The fair is a joint effort between the River Valley Workforce Investment Board (WIB), the VT Department of Labor, Creative Workforce Solutions, and the River Valley Technical Center (RVTC).

The event is aimed at connecting local job seekers with seasonal and permanent jobs in our area and to showcase resources and training programs that will help job seekers attain employment.  

Fair organizers are actively are looking for local employers with job opportunities, especially those who gear up in the spring and summer.

This employment fair is the most recent project of the River Valley Workforce Investment Board (WIB) whose mission is to “link business and education communities to bridge the gap between the workforce of today and the one we need tomorrow.”   The WIB serves the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Landgrove, Londonderry, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, Weston, Windsor, Windham and surrounding communities.

The event is on Wednesday, April 10th from 1:00PM –4:00PM at River Valley Technical Center at the Howard Dean Education Center.   Employers or resource organizations interested in participating in the fair should contact the Employment Fair Coordinator, Suzanne Groenewold at 802-885-8310 or at .   There is no fee for employers or jobseekers to participate in the fair due to generous support from the VT Department of Labor, Creative Workforce Solutions and the River Valley WIB.

March 22 (Friday): Half day of school for CTES
• Last day to order a Soil Saver composter . Order forms are available on-line 
  • Bingo at CTES FMI: 226-7824.

March 23 (Saturday): The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library will host Dinner and a
Movie at1:00 PM in the library.  The featured movie will be Moonstruck (1987) starring Cher and Nicholas Cage.  A generous sampling of Italian home-style food will be served. This is free but donations are welcomed.
• From 5:30 to 7 pm, the Cavendish Baptist Church’s Helping Hand Class, is sponsoring Sugar on Snow Supper featuring: Baked beans, ham, mashed potato, squash, peas, pickles, white and brown breads, homemade doughnuts, decaf coffee, tea and punch. Prices are $10 for adults, children under 12 $5 and those under 6 years of age are free. FMI: 226-7724
• Glimmerstone Inn will have live music by Don Cahn, 7-10 pm. FMI: 802-554-0045

March 24 (Sunday): Drawing at Singleton’s for the raffle benefiting Cavendish Game Birds.

March 26 (Tuesday): PASSOVER
• 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
Local's Night (Burger and Beer for $10) at Glimmerstone Mansion. Live music by Brooks Hubbard.  FMI: 802-554-0045

March 28 (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

March 29 (Friday): Good Friday. Town Office is closed.

March 30 (Saturday): Ludlow Easter Egg Hunt at the Ludlow Elementary School, 10 am. The egg hunt is for children ages 0-10 years. Over 2,500 candy filled eggs will be placed throughout the playground. In case of bad weather, the hunt will be inside the Ludlow Community Center. Children need to bring their own Easter basket. FMI: 228-2655

31 (Sunday): HAPPY EASTER
• Raise the Roof Concert kicks off with Jamie Ward and Sayon Camara of Guinea, West Africa. The concert is at 4:30 pm at Gethsemane Episcopal Church. Suggested admission is $10 donation, children free. FMI:

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