Friday, July 26, 2013

Cavendish Update 7/26/13 News/Events/Tag Sale/Tour

Information can also be posted on the Cavendish VT Facebook Page 

The 7/26/13 Cavendish Update Contains the Following
1. Notice of Site Visit/Hearing Regarding Chubb Hill
2. Cavendish Related News
3. Town Wide Tag Sale-July 27
4. Cavendish in Pictures
5. Sensible Shoes to Perform in Proctorsville
6. Events

The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Cavendish will meet to conduct a site visit of the lower portion of Chubb Hill Road to examine the old highway and a proposed new section of that town highway at 5 PM on Monday, August 19, 2013. Immediately following the site visit, the Selectmen will travel to and reconvene their meeting at the Cavendish Town Office Meeting Room for the purpose of conducting a hearing. For more information and to read the full notice, go to

Springfield McDonald’s ShuttingDown for 90 Days: On July 28, the McDonald’s in Springfield will be closed for 90 days as the building is demolished and a new smaller facility built to take its place. Rutland Herald

Vermont Sex Offender Being Located Out of State: Correction officials said Thursday they have a new plan for a high-risk sex offender due to be released from Springfield prison: He's moving out of state. The Department of Corrections is notifying police in the place where the sex offender, Timothy Szad, is going but isn't releasing the information publicly, said Dale Crook, the department's director of field supervision. Huffington Post 
Tomorrow, Saturday, July 27 is the Cavendish town wide tag sale. There is a list of participants on-line.  Printed maps will be available at the following locations: Cavendish Baptist Church; Cavendish Fire Department and the Proctorsville Fire Department booth on the Proctorsville Green. A number of the community based organizations will be involved as follows:

• Cavendish Baptist Church will be offering a “Tag Sale Luncheon” starting at 11 am. They will be serving sandwiches, chips, cookies, brownies, coffee and punch.

• Cavendish Fire Department will be holding their annual Chicken BBQ starting at 11.

• Proctorsville Fire Department, located on the Proctorsville Green, will have a BBQ featuring hot dogs and hamburgers.

• Cavendish Stone Church will be open for tours from noon until 2 pm. At 2 pm the
Cavendish Historical Society will be holding the drawing of their “All Things Cavendish” raffle. Special prize for ticket holders who show up for the drawing.

Be advised that a number of people along Main Street will be setting up tables but have not registered to be on the map.

It looks like it will be a gorgeous day so happy shopping and selling!

Linda Welch, the genealogist for the Cavendish Historical Society, has been posting a variety of pictures of Cavendish, some before 1900, to the Cavendish VTFacebook page.  There are whole albums of various places and events, including the 1927 flood. You do not have to be a Facebook member to view the page.

Note: This week’s concert, July 31, features Yankee Chank and is sponsored by Glimmerstone Mansion Inn.

The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association invites everyone to spend an evening listening to the sounds of Sensible Shoes on the Proctorsville Green on Wednesday, August 7th at 6:00 p.m. sponsored by the Cavendish Snow Fleas and by Singleton’s General Store.

ASCAP award-winning songwriter, keyboard player and singer Barbara Blaisdell brings her powerful New Orleans-inspired rhythm piano to the stage.  Lead guitarist and singer Tim Utt is widely known as one of Vermont's most gifted players.  Pooh Sprague, on bass, guitar and vocals, is a musical master who has played with the Shoes for years.  Drummer and singer Steve Drebber, a member of Vermont rock royalty, splits his time with the Shoes and his popular jam band, Dr. Jones.  Sensible Shoes has placed original music in several major motion pictures including “Philadelphia” and “The Manchurian Candidate.”

This will be the sixth of seven concerts that are held on consecutive Wednesday nights in July and August.  The last concert will be held on August 14th when Rick Redington will play.

CCCA encourages all area residents and visitors to join their friends and neighbors in front of the gazebo on the green.  Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair, have a picnic, or just lay back and relax on the grass.  It’s a fun way to enjoy the summer weather and either reconnect with old friends or make new ones. 

As always, the concerts are free and open to all. 

Saturday, July 27, is a busy day in Cavendish. Not only is it the town wide tag sale from 9-3, the Cavendish Historical Society and Green Mountain Power are hosting a tour of the Hydro plant and dam on the Black River as well as a tour of the old Fitton Mill site from 9-12. FMI: or 802-226-7807

The Concerts on the Proctorsville Green continue on Wednesday at 6 pm. The July 31 concert will feature the Cajun dance band Yankee Chank. Thursday is Rec Night at Greven Field.

To learn more about upcoming events in Cavendish and surrounding towns go to:
-             Events listed by month 
-             Events listed by day

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