Friday, May 10, 2013

Cavendish Update 5/10/13 News/WWII/CPR Course

Information can also be posted on the Cavendish VT Facebook Page.

The 5/10/13 Cavendish Update Contains the following:
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Cavendish World War II Veterans Speak to CTES 6th Grade
3. CCF Announces Grants for Two Cavendish Projects
4. Free CPR Class at Cavendish Library
5. Events

Cavendish Fire Department Thanks VT Dept. of Safety and Homeland Security: Thanks to a grant from the VT Department of Safety and the Department of Homeland Security, the Cavendish Fire Department was able to replace 11 of their portable radios. The grant covered all expenses. With the new radios, CFD will have multiple channels available, which will offer better communication between departments. The weather channel will offer needed information on fire calls such as grass fires and natural disasters.

Proctorsville Resident Arrested After Car Accident: During Monday evening’s baseball games at Greven Field, many in attendance heard a car accident. The Vermont State Police reported the following: On May 6, 2013 at approximately 7:40 pm the Vermont State Police in Rockingham, Ludlow Ambulance and the Proctorsville Fire Department responded to a single vehicle crash on RT. 103 near the intersection of Greven Rd. Extension in the Town of Proctorsville, VT. The vehicle involved was a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Caleb Palmer of Proctorsville, VT. Palmer was not injured during the crash. Palmer was taken into custody for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Possession of Cocaine, Driving After Suspension and Violation of Conditions of Release. Palmer was processed at the Rockingham State Police Barracks. Palmer was cited to appear in Windsor Superior Court on May, 7 2013 at 1230 PM. Palmer was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $2,500.00. Troopers have concluded that Driving Under the Influence was a contributing cause of the crash.

Black River is one of Vermont’s Best Trout Streams: The Black River through Windsor County is one of the best trout streams in central Vermont. Last week, volunteers joined game officers of the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife to stock the Black between Cavendish and Weathersfield. The team released 500 robust rainbow trout. The average size of the fish is approximately 15 inches. Three more releases are planned this month. The Eagle 
Black River Planting: Thanks to BRAT (Black River Action Team) and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) crew, tree re-planting of the Black River buffer at various points (Twenty Mile Stream, Fletcher Farm’s sport fields) has taken place this past week. Thank you BRAT
Cavendish has five World War II veterans-Russell Fitzgibbons, Carmine Guica, Jim Hasson, Seymour Levin and Kenneth Winot-still living in town. A sixth veteran, Edwin Farrar, lives part of the year in Florida.

On Monday, May 6, three of the veterans spoke to the sixth grade class at the Cavendish Town Elementary School as part of the Cavendish Historical Society’s (CHS) Hands on History Program. Robin Bebo-Long, the sixth grade teacher, made a video of their presentations. CHS has posted information about these veterans, as well as linked to the uTube presentations

Sandra Stearns has gone through the list of those listed on the town’s WWII memorial to see which veterans are still alive even though they may no longer be residing in Cavendish. The results of her research indicates that the following Cavendish veterans are alive  but not living in town: Paul Ahonen, Jr. , Glendon Bemis; Gordon Durand; and Antoni Janowski. She is not sure if John Gay or Wyeth Tiemann are still alive. If you have information on these veterans, please let us know. FMI: 226-7807 or

The Cavendish Community Fund has announced that it awarded grants to two Cavendish organizations for educational and cultural events that will benefit Cavendish residents.

First, the Cavendish Town Elementary School was awarded a grant to defray the cost of providing the third grade class with a hands-on theater production experience through writing, directing and acting in a play.  The entire experience will be coordinated by Weston Playhouse teaching director and actress Susan Haefner.  To culminate their experience the third graders will welcome the larger community to a theater presentation and luncheon to strengthen ties between the youth and community elders.

The second grant went to Gethsemane Church to underwrite the Raise the Roof Music Series and to enable the organizers to attract a wide variety of musical programs.  The goal is to create vibrant musical events in a beautiful, intimate setting with a range of music to appeal to many tastes.  The music series was initiated this year and will continue in the fall with several more concerts open to everyone.

The Cavendish Community Fund has awarded nearly $24,000 in grants since 2007 to local groups and individuals for programs of an educational, artistic or cultural nature.  The next round of grants will be awarded in the fall and the application deadline will be announced in late summer.  For more information on the Fund, please visit the website and click on Cavendish Community Fund.  You can also call Barbara Dickey at 802-226-7187, or Peter LaBelle at 802-226-7250.

Have you ever wanted to be a real lifesaver?  This is a great opportunity to do so.  The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library will be hosting a free CPR certification class on Monday, May 20th at 6:00 PM.  The class will last approximately three hours and will cover such life saving instruction as CPR for people of all sizes and ages.  The class size is strictly
limited to 20.  If you are interested in becoming certified, please call Kata at 226-7503 to reserve your space. This program is funded through a grant by the Cavendish Community Fund.

Happy Mother’s Day! Lots of area events for Mothers this coming weekend.
If you have items that you can donate (particularly summer clothing, housewares, linens and furniture) for the Black River Good Neighbor Spring Rummage Sale (May 17-19), bring them to the thrift store in Ludlow the early part of this week. Pick up for larger items can be arranged by calling 228-3663.

For more Cavendish and area events, please go to the Okemo Valley Calendar:


CTES 6th said...

Margo gave our sixth graders a historical experience they'll never forget. Thanks for all the hard work you do! Thanks to Carmen,, Seymour and Jim for their visit this week.


Margo Caulfield said...

And Robin, thanks for making room for these types of programs in I know is such a busy schedule.

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