Friday, September 6, 2013

Cavendish Update 9/6/13 News/Classifieds/Events/CCF

Information can also be posted on the Cavendish VT Facebook Page 

The Cavendish Update for 9/6/13 Contains the Following
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Cavendish Classifieds
3. 165th Anniversary of Phineas Gage Accident
4. Facebook Page for Raise the Roof Concert Series
5. CCF Accepting Applications for Fall 2013 Grants
6. BRGN: Stick Social Sponsorship
7. Back to School Sunday
8. Events

Car Break Ins-Cavendish: There were a number of cars broken into in the general vicinity of the Cavendish Fire Department, on Main Street and High Street. These were first reported to the State Police on Tuesday, Sept. 3. This same day, an abandoned Mustang, no license plates, was found in the 800 block Perly Brown Rd in Cavendish (intersection of White’s Hill and Densmore). To prevent further break-ins, please lock your car and follow safety tips provided on-line at 

Cavendish Receives Grant for EcosystemProtection of the Black River:The Ecosystem Restoration Program, through the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, has awarded the Town of Cavendish a $94,590 grant to provide protection for water quality, enhanced flood resiliency and flood mitigation along a crucial reach of the Black River. The grant will allow the Town of Cavendish to acquire key parcels and development rights just upstream of the areas of greatest devastation.

 VDH Launches online “Tick Tracker”:  There's a new on-line tool to help track ticks in Vermont.

Anyone can contribute tick sightings to the tracker on the Health Department web site.
The deer tick, which transmits Lyme disease, is the most frequently found tick in Vermont.  Prompt removal can prevent illness, so people should check themselves and their children for ticks at least once a day. WCAX 

For More Information-Please contact the person(s) listed

For Sale
• Barely Used Mattress: Cavendish resident being sold via Craig’s List or call 802-226-7331

• The following items are available by contacting Amy who can be reached at
- Lawn Dethatcher by Craftsman 36” $50
- Lawn Roller 30” $50
- Estate by Whirlpool is an extra large capacity, 7 cycle, 2-speed washer (lightly used in excellent condition)-$100
- BBQ $75

• The following items are available by contacting or 226-7506
- 1974 Yamaha 250 enduro motorcycle. On /off road. 1,920 original miles. One owner. Asking $800.
- Lange woodstove. Model 6303. Cobalt blue. Back vent, front load. Takes 18in log. Asking $650.00.

Looking For: Small one bedroom or efficiency apartment to rent. Contact Bill 802-881-3541

On Sept ember 13, 1848 Phineas Gage, a foreman, was working with his crew excavating rocks in preparing the bed for the Rutland and Burlington Railroad in Cavendish. An accidental explosion of a charge he had set blew his tamping iron through his head. It entered under the left cheekbone and exited through the top of the head. The rod, covered with brains and blood, was found approximately 30 yards from the site of the accident.

It is remarkable that Gage survived this accident, let alone lived for 11 more years. Fortunately Dr. Harlow and Dr. Henry J. Bigelow, a professor of surgery at Harvard University, tracked Gage as much possible, thereby documenting one of the first cases of traumatic brain injury in medical science. It was also the first understanding that different parts of the brain have different functions. With this knowledge, the first brain tumor removal operation became possible in 1885.

To mark the anniversary of Gage’s accident, the Cavendish Historical Society will hold a special presentation on Sunday September 15, 2 pm at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum. As part of this program, there will be a walking tour of the various sites related to this historic event. FMI: 802-226-7807 To learn more about Gage, his accident and recovery, go to the Cavendish Historical Society blog.

There is now a Facebook page for the Raise the Roof Concert Series. Raise the Roof presents an eclectic mix of live music at Gethsemane Episcopal Church on Depot Street across from the village green in Proctorsville. unless otherwise specified. The suggested donation for these concerts is $10.

“Like” the Facebook page so you can stay abreast of concerts and other information.

The fall line up is as follows:
• Sunday September 8, 4:00 p.m: Sayon Camara & Landaya (West African Drumming)*to be held outdoors on Proctorsville green; rain location inside Gethsemane Church

• Sunday October 6, 4:30 p.m: Jenni Johnson & the Jazz Junketeers (jazz, blues and funk)

• Sunday November 24, 4:00 p.m: Panache (4 women fiddlers with musical roots in Cape Breton and Quebec)

The Cavendish Community Fund has announced that it is now accepting applications for grants that will be awarded this fall.  The deadline for applying is October 15, 2013.  Applications are available at the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s website and include instructions on how and where to apply.

The fund began in 2007 giving cash grants to organizations for educational and cultural projects, programs and events of benefit to the Cavendish community.  Last spring awards were given to two organizations.  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 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.

Projects, programs or events must directly benefit the Cavendish community in some way.  A panel of local citizens reviews all applications and recommends the ultimate grantees based on the quality and feasibility of each proposal.  Grants are not expected to exceed $1,000 each and will depend primarily on the number of applications and the amounts requested.

For further information on applying, on eligibility or on any other aspect of the grant program, or for help completing the application, please call Peter LaBelle at 226-7250 or Barbara Dickey at 226-7187.

It is time for Black River Good Neighbors’ annual Stick Season Social fundraiser and we are preparing for a terrific evening.  This year the gala event will happen on Saturday, November 2nd and will be held at Sam’s Steakhouse on Route 103 South in Ludlow.  In addition to a wonderful dinner and lots of socializing, we will have multiple raffles and a large silent auction.  Tickets again this year will sell for $50 per person.

We are now offering sponsorship opportunities for businesses in the greater Ludlow area.  We have three levels of support:
            $250                Breakfast Level Sponsor         (Includes two tickets)
            $500                Lunch Level Sponsor              (Includes four tickets)
            $1,000             Dinner Level Sponsor             (Includes eight tickets)

All sponsors will be acknowledged in materials distributed at the dinner.  Lunch Level sponsors will be recognized as well in all press releases.  Dinner Level sponsors will also be recognized on posters and in advertising.  In order to ensure that your business gets properly acknowledged we ask that you please respond with a commitment before September 24th.

All money raised at this event will go towards BRGNS’ various food shelf and financial assistance programs.  We are an IRS Section 501(c)(3) charity and all donations are tax deductible.  For more information, please call Doris Eddy at 228-5128.
The Cavendish Baptist Church will donate $5 to the CTES PTA Activity Fund for each person who comes to Back to School Sunday on Sept. 15 at 10 am. There are special activities for kids as well as a free cookout. The PTA fund is used for special educational events and field trips. Everyone is welcome-even if you don’t usually go to church.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, RiverSweep will be taking place along the Black River. This year, Greven Field in Proctorsville will be one of the locations where volunteers will be cleaning. Sunday is the Raise the Roof Concert series featuring Sayon Camara & Landaya (West African Drumming) on the Proctorsville Green at 4 pm and Monday night is the Cavendish Select Board meeting. The Agenda for the Select Board meeting will be posted to the blog as soon as it’s received.

To learn more about upcoming events in Cavendish and surrounding towns go to:

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