Friday, November 29, 2013

Cavendish Update 11/29/13 News/Events/Holiday Fair

As you go through Cavendish Village this holiday season, you will see welcoming lights at the Museum and the Stone Church. Thank you to Doug and Karen Haskell for the idea and their installation of lights at the Museum.

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

The Cavendish Update for 11/29/13 Includes the Following:
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Cavendish E-911 Address Signs Being Installed on 12/1/13
3. 24 More Shopping Days Until Christmas- 12th Annual Cavendish Holiday Fair
4. Gethsemane Church: New Hours of Service
5. Events

Cavendish Theft: On 11.22.13, State Police investigated a theft of wood from a residence on Cavendish Gulf Road, John Pivorunas. Investigation revealed that sometime between the 6th and 19th of November a few pieces of wood were stolen from Cavendish Gulf Road. The pieces are described as 2X6X14 of Native Lumber. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at 802.875.2112 Press Release

StateConfirms Health Website Security Breach: Officials overseeing the Vermont Health Connect website confirmed there was a security breach on the system last month in which one user got improper access to another user’s Society Security number and other data. Burlington Free Press 

VeterinariansWarn of Holiday Dangers for Pets: From the VT Veterinary Medical Association-With the holiday season rapidly approaching, many pet owners are unsure which plants, foods, and decorations are and are not for their pets. Most species of lilies are deadly to cats. In some cases, a small amount of pollen or even one leaf can cause sudden kidney failure. Christmas cactus and Christmas (English) holly can cause significant damage to the stomach and intestinal tract of dogs and cats. Death is not usually reported, but it’s best to keep these plants out of reach. If your pet ingests some of these plants, call your veterinarian immediately. A holiday myth is that Poinsettias and mistletoe are toxic to pets. These plants are not as toxic as urban legend describes. The most dangerous foods at this time of year are chocolates and cocoa, sugarless gum/candies containing Xylitol, fatty meat scraps, and yeast bread dough. Press Release 

5 Cent Hike Predictedfor School Tax Rates: Gov. Peter Shumlin advised school leaders Tuesday that Vermonters couldn’t afford back-to-back years in which property tax rates jump significantly to accommodate growth in school spending. If nothing changes, Tax Commissioner Mary Peterson spelled out the tax rate consequences in a report she submitted to legislative leaders on Tuesday. Peterson said these factors mean the residential tax rate that Vermont homeowners pay would need to increase 5 cents per $100 of assessed property value to a new base rate of 99 cents. Burlington Free Press 

On Sunday December 1 from 11am to 4pm the Cavendish Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) will be installing 911 address signs. If you purchased a sign and have a spot picked out please call Jeff Davis at 226-7044. Otherwise the sign will be placed at the discretion of CVFD. FMI: 226-7044

Saturday Nov. 30 is a great day to start your holiday shopping right here in Cavendish. The 12th Annual Holiday Fair features some amazing treasurers to share with family and friends-2014 Cavendish Calendar, wreaths, books/DVDs, historical Cavendish, specialty foods, luncheon and much more.  The Fair is held at the Cavendish Town Elementary School from 9 to 3. The “made it yourself” workshop, featuring duct tape, runs from 10-2. Learn more about the luncheon and what various vendors will be providing by going to 

Starting this Sunday, December 1 Gethsemane Church is moving the time of its Sunday service from 9:30am to 4:00pm.   According to Gethsemane's new priest, the Rev. Todd McKee, this decision grew out of several conversations in the parish about meeting at a time that it more convenient for those with children and for those who work on Sunday mornings.  This is part of an ongoing plan of renewal that started after the church was heavily damaged two years ago during Tropical Storm Irene.  FMI:

This week, the following activities will be taking place in Cavendish:
• 12th Annual Holiday Fair: Sat. Nov. 30 from 9-3 at the CTES multi purpose room in Proctorsville

• Stuff A Bus: Food drive will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30. Taking place at the Shaw’s shopping center parking lot from 9-3pm, food shelf volunteers will be handing out holiday dinner menus at the event and asking shoppers to help with the foods most needed: canned fruit, cranberry sauce, pickles – olives, mac & cheese, hot chocolate, cookies, tea, cereal (oatmeal), candy, carrots/peas, gravy, stuffing, margarine, corn, green beans, yams, and coffee.

• A Dickens of a Christmas: The Cavendish Historical Society’s program at the Cavendish Elementary School begins this week. Learn more about the program and how to be involved by going to

Upcoming Dec. 7: Pasta Supper to benefit two Proctorsville Fire fighters. FMI:

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

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