Friday, November 15, 2013

Cavendish Update 11/15/13 News/Events/Holiday Fair/Benefit

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

The Cavendish Update for 11/15/13 Contains the Following:
1. Cavendish Related News
2, Benefit Pasta Supper for Proctorsville Fire Fighters December 7
3. 12th Annual Holiday Fair
4. Glimmerstone Opening for Season
5. Cavendish Classifieds
6. Gethsemane Welcomes New Pastor
7. Events

Cavendish Library Now on Facebook: You can now Facebook with the Cavendish Library.

CTES Special Board Minutes for Oct. 15, 2013/Agenda for 11/19/13: Minutes from the School Board’s October meeting have been posted onlineThe board will be meeting on Nov. 19, 5:30 pm at the school. The agenda for this meeting appears is available on-line. 

N Springfield Biomass Dealt Heavy Blow: A hearing officer for the Vermont Public Service Board has recommended that the project be denied a state certificate of public good.

In a 124-page ruling released late Friday afternoon, Nov. 8,  PSB hearing officer John Cotter said that impacts from truck traffic was the reason he was recommending the project be denied.

The project will “unduly interfere with the orderly development of the region based on its trucking-related impacts to the local community,” he wrote.
 The North Springfield Sustainable Energy Project, a joint project of Winstanley Enterprises and Weston Solutions, wants to build a 37-megawatt wood-fired power plant in the North Springfield Industrial Park. Wood chips would be trucked to the project, which would be built next to the former Fellows Corp. building, now owned and operated by Winstanley. Rutland Herald 

Okemo Open for the Season: Riding and skiing are underway at Okemo. The season started on Wednesday, Nov. 13. With new snow guns, more trails are opening daily as weather permits.

Harry’s Cafe is Moving: In the second week of December, Harry’s Cafe will be opening at the corners of Rt 100 and Rt 103-former site of Bella Luna Restaurant. Harry’s is currently closed for its normal “stick season” break, but will reopen at its Mt. Holly location on Nov. 22 through Thanksgiving weekend. It closes after dinner on Sunday, Dec. 1. The new site will allow Harry’s to serve more people as well as host parties and functions.

Unauthorized Charges Common on Cell Phone Bills: The Vermont Attorney General’s office has settled two lawsuits involving third party phone charges for services that weren’t authorized by customers. The settlements announced Tuesday by Attorney General Bill Sorrell cover unauthorized third party land line charges dating as far back as 2004.  Twenty-five companies and 11 individuals have agreed to refund Vermont consumers and pay the state an additional $725,000. In 2010, Vermont became the first state to pass legislation outlawing all third party charges on land-line phones, but Sorrell says the problem still exists for cell phone users. For that reason, he says it’s important to pay close attention to monthly cell phone bills. “Ask about charges,” Sorrell advises consumers.  “Your carrier should tell you.  If they acknowledge it’s a third party charge you didn’t know was there, you didn’t authorize, you weren’t using the service, demand a full refund.” VPR 

New Phone Scam Takes Advantage of Health Care Confusion: A new phone scam targeting Vermonters is capitalizing on the confusion around the Affordable Care Act, officials announced today. Susan Donegan, the commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation, said in an interview that the scammers call and claim to serve a role much like Vermont’s designated “navigators,” who are tasked with helping Vermonters enroll in a new health insurance plan through the health care exchange. In reality, the callers are seeking access sensitive to personal data. VPR 

Statewide Property Tax to Rise/Education Funding Formulas Reconsidered: Statewide education tax rates are likely to increase from 3 cents to 7 cents next year as Vermont struggles with spending that outstrips recent revenue growth. To alleviate the strain long-term, lawmakers are considering a restructuring of education funding. VT Digger 

On Saturday November 2, two Proctorsville Fire Department (PFD) volunteer fire fighters were badly injured in separate accidents unrelated to their fire fighting duties. To help Nate Rose, Seth Perry and their families with the expenses associated with their injuries and recovery, the PFD is planning a benefit pasta dinner on December 7, from 5-7 pm at the Cavendish Town Elementary School.

Our community is pitching in to make this a very fun evening. Local restaurants are donating pasta sauces and Vermont Fresh Pasta in Proctorsville is providing the pasta. Area churches will be contributing special desserts. A DJ will be on hand and there will be a silent auction as well as a 50/50 raffle.

The suggested donation is $10 a person or $25 for a family. FMI: 802-558-4293, or

The Annual Cavendish Holiday Fair takes place on Saturday, November 30 from 9-3 at the Cavendish Town Elementary School in Proctorsville. Sandwiched between the shopping days of “Black Friday,” and “Cyber Monday,” the Cavendish Fair is all about local shopping with an emphasis on keeping the “green” not only in the holidays, but also in town.

While some things change from year to year, there are favorites that everyone looks forward to, among them the luncheon served by Holy Name of Mary, the Proctorsville Fire Department’s wreaths and of course the big question-who will be the lucky winner of St. James’s “Tower of Chocolate!”

New this year will be a “hand-made-by-you” workshop featuring Duct Tape. From 10 am- 2pm you can learn to make one of the following items out of duct tape: wallet, tie, bows or a marshmallow blowpipe. The cost is $5 for one item or $10 for three items. All supplies are provided, including marshmallow ammo. Those who wish to make more of one item (Uncle Harry as well as Dad would like a Duct Tape tie) can do so for a materials fee of $3 per additional item.

This is a good time to celebrate Cavendish by purchasing a 2014 Cavendish Calendar from the CCCA booth, or a variety of books and items from the Cavendish Historical Society. The Cavendish Library will once again offer gently used books and movies for the donation of your choice. Unique this year, from Gethsemane Episcopal Church, gluten free brownies! Yum.

For more information, and to check out what various vendors will be offering, go to

On November 15 (Friday), the Glimmerstone Inn will be opening with expanded hours. They will be open Friday - Sunday evening serving dinner in their pub and fine dining restaurant from 4:30-9pm with the pub remaining open until 11pm with a snack menu.  Early Bird specials are from 4:30-6pm each evening.  They will be open for Christmas Eve dinner with 2 seatings (5 & 9pm) classic holiday pre-fixe menu.  FMI:

Job Opening: The Glimmerstone Inn is looking for part time experienced wait-staff. Call 802-554-0045

For Sale
• Upcycling: Repurposed and earth friendly gifts from Cavendish resident Samantha Foster See selection at Contact her to avoid paying shipping costs.

• L.L. Bean Men’s Ice Skates Size 10 M. Graphite color. New in box with tags. They have a recreational hockey blade and an easy-to-use buckle system. Thinsulate insulation. I think they're a few years old, and they have a slightly musty smell. Similar ones in L.L.Bean catalog list for $89. Asking $50 OBRO. Contact or 226-7897.

On Sunday Nov. 17, at 5 pm, Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Proctorsville welcomes their new pastor Rev. Todd McKee. Living in White River Junction, McKee is a mental health clinician by background and is currently working at the VA Medical Center’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) program.  He was ordained in October at St. Barnabas in Norwich, VT and will be a part time pastor at Gethsemane. The Sunday evening welcome service will be followed by a community potluck supper, at the Gethsemane Parish Hall. This event is free and open to the community.

 Lots to do this weekend and upcoming week in Cavendish:
• CTES Bingo Night: Cavendish Elementary is having a BINGO night on Friday, November 15 from 6pm-8pm. We have lots of organic turkeys donated as prizes--all weighing in over 17lbs., plus some cash prizes, and delicious Goodman's pizza and sweet treats for sale. Please come out to support the school. All money goes towards field trips, the 3rd Grade Play, and the 6th Graders Keewaydin Trip.

• Glimmerstone Opens for the Season: On Friday evening, Glimmerstone, on Rt 131 in Cavendish, reopens for the season. See article 4 above.

• Hunger Games: The Cavendish Fletcher Community library is hosting a “Hunger Games” event on Saturday, November 16 at 6:00 PM. The event, which is co-sponsored by The Book Nook, will include a showing of the movie “The Hunger Games” and will feature a trivia contest and a sampling of dishes inspired by the book series. It is free and open to the public. FMI: Kata at 226-7503.

• Scotch Tasting: The Glimmerstone Inn will host a Scotch Tasting party on Saturday, Nov. 16. The event will offer a taste of 12 different single malt scotches for a donation of $45 to the Cavendish Community Fund. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will include a raffle for numerous quality gift items, including Dom Perignon Champagne, a Singleton's Gift Basket, a stay at Glimmerstone, Vermont Fresh Pasta and more. The event is jointly sponsored by Glimmerstone Mansion and Singleton's Market. In addition to the scotch, there will be a variety of food items to complement the tasting experience. The Inn will also be serving dinner in the tavern that evening. Space is limited so purchasing tickets in advance is advised. Tickets are available from Peter LaBelle 802-226-7250, Barbara Dickey 802-226-7187, or they can be purchased at Glimmerstone.

• Chili Supper to Help Youth Attend Green Mountain Conservation Camp: The Cavendish Baptist Church is sponsoring a supper on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 5:30-7:00 pm. All proceeds go towards scholarships for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Youth Conservation Camp. The supper includes: chili con carne, cheese, cornbread, brownie sundaes, apple cider and coffee. The cost is $5 for those 6 years of age and up. Those under 6 are free.

• Welcome service and potluck supper for Rev. Todd Mckee on Sunday at 5 pm at Gethsemane Church. See article 2 above

Infant/Toddler Playgroup: Begins on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 10 am at Gethsemane Episcopal Church Parish Hall. FMI: 802-591-3431

• CTES Board Meeting: Nov. 19 at 5:30 pm at the school. The agenda is available on-line.

• Book Fair: The CTES Book Fair gets underway on Nov. 18 and ends Nov. 22 in the library. You can also orderon-line.

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


julia41 said...

Margo, thanks for your time and efforts keeping us updated on our Town events! You do an incredible job. Judy Spaulding, Proctorsville.

Margo Caulfield said...

Thank you.