Friday, December 20, 2013

Cavendish Update 12/19/13 Larceny/News/Classifieds/Events

Information can also be posted on the Cavendish VT Facebook Page 

 The 12/20/13 Cavendish Update Contains the Following:
1. Larceny in Cavendish:
2. Cavendish Related News
3. Cavendish Classifieds
4. Only 4 More Shopping Days Until Christmas
5. Christmas Services
6. Accordionist Brent Buswell in Concert
7. An Afternoon of Truth Tales
8. Events

On 12/13/13, at approximately 3pm, Vermont State Police received a theft complaint from David McGuire. McGuire reported that he arrived at his Vermont residence in the afternoon on this day to find that the 6 packages delivered to his home were missing. McGuire's residence is equipped with video cameras, which recorded the theft taking place. The theft occurred on 12/10/13, at approximately 0800 hours. A red SUV style vehicle was seen driving up Stone Way, in the town of Cavendish, VT, slowly passing McGuire's residence and then backing into McGuire's driveway. I male subject wearing what appears to be a winter hat, dark colored jacket and light colored pants exited his vehicle. The male subject then looks around, opens the rear door of his vehicle, again looking around the property, then loaded the packages that were under the deck of McGuire's residence into his vehicle. The male subject then walks back to the driver's side of his vehicle to retrieve what appears to be a clipboard and camera. Walks to the end of the driveway and takes a photo of the residence.

A picture of the SUV has been posted to

McGuire advised that the packages taken by this subject were Christmas gifts for family and valued at approximately $500.00. The investigation of the theft is on going.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police, Rockingham Barracks, 802-875-2112. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS. Vermont State Press Release 12/18/13

Green Mountain Power Preparing for Weekend Ice Storm: Green Mountain Power (GMP) is gearing up in preparation for an ice storm that may hit Vermont on Saturday afternoon and continue into Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, Vermont may see a mixture of snow, sleet or ice. 
Depending on how the storm develops, a combination of precipitation and freezing temperatures could cause ice build-up on trees and power lines. When ice becomes about half an inch thick, tree limbs break and power lines sag, and outages can be extensive. 
“These conditions are very difficult to predict, and a change of one or two degrees can make all the difference in whether customers lose power or not,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP spokesperson. “We are intensely preparing now so that if outages occur they can be restored as quickly as possible.” 

Press Release 

Lung Association Urges no for Biomass Plant: The American Lung Association has come out against the proposed wood-fired power plant in North Springfield, saying its emissions will be harmful to the public health, especially those with lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Rutland Herald 

VT School Property Tax May Go Up More Than Expected: School property taxes may be going up even more than first expected. The Vermont Department of Taxes warned lawmakers last month that they would need to raise the statewide property tax rate by 5 cents this coming year to meet rising school costs. Friday, the tax commissioner amended that forecast, saying it will take an additional 2 cents. WCAX 

VT Health Connect Has Second Privacy Incident: The state commissioner overseeing the new insurance online marketplace reported Tuesday that a second privacy incident had occurred involving a mix-up of information for two individuals with the same first and last names. Burlington Free Press 

Target Stores Hit by Major Credit Card Attack: Payment card data was stolen at nearly all of Target’s 1,797 stores in the United States. Investigators believe the data was obtained via software installed on machines that customers use to swipe magnetic strips on their cards when paying for merchandise at Target stores. The data breach at Target could have extended from just after Thanksgiving to December 15. 

Please follow up with the contact person listed.

Seeking Weekend Housekeeper: Golden Stage Inn is seeking a housekeeper for three weekends per month for the winter months.  $10/hour starting wage.  Housekeeping experience preferred; professional references required.  Please contact Mike & Julie for more information.  226-7744 or email

With four more days to find the perfect present, and a nasty weather forecast looming, consider shopping locally.  Need some ideas? Consider the following:
• Our local businesses are offering a wide array of items, including beautifully made fiber art pieces from Six Loose Ladies and assorted Christmas treats from Singletons, Crows Bakery and Mini Bees. If you want to give a flower or plant, contact Marion’s.
• Gift certificates are always appreciated, Consider some of the following:
-       - Stress Less Weekend 
-       - Cavendish Canine Camp 
• Give the gift of Cavendish by purchasing the 2014 Cavendish, a project of the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association, available at Crows Bakery and other locations in town. A variety of books about Cavendish are available from the Cavendish Historical Society. These can be purchased by e-mailing or calling 802-226-7807.
• Donations to our local non profits are always a good gift. A list of the Cavendish community organizations is on the right hand side bar of the Cavendish Update blog.

Finally, and by no means last, you can make a contribution in someone’s name to support the continuation of the Cavendish Update, Facebook and Blog. Learn more.

The following Christmas services are taking place
Sunday, December 22
• 11 am. Calvary Assembly of God in Proctorsville

Christmas Eve (Tuesday, Dec. 24)
• 4 pm: Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Proctorsville

• 5pm: St. James Methodist Church in Proctorsville Candlelight service
• 7 pm Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Proctorsville (note that mass will be celebrated at Annunciation Church in Ludlow at 5pm and 9 pm on Christmas Eve and 9 am on Christmas Day.  
• 7 pm Cavendish Baptist Church candle lighting service. Include short readings and songs. Glow lights are available for young children who too young for candles.

There are services taking place in surrounding towns. See the Okemo Calendar for more information.

All are welcome and invited to attend an amazing musical performance on Sunday December 22 at 7:00pm.   Accordionist Brent Buswell will delight people of all ages in a live performance at the Cavendish Baptist Church, located at 2258 Main Street in Cavendish, VT. 
Brent Buswell enjoys playing a wide variety of music, including: jazz, polkas, Scandinavian, marches, Christian, and American standards. He especially enjoys playing the music of great composers such as Pietro Frosini, Charles Magnante, Pietro Deiro, and many others.  He will also be performing some Christmas favorites!  
"Extraordinarily talented accordionist Brent Buswell has played piano since age three, when he performed with his grandfather in Ludlow, Vermont, and at the State House in Montpelier. At age twelve his grandfather gave him his first accordion, and he immediately played what he heard on the Lawrence Welk Show... Brent plays a unique, top-of-the-line Italian accordion... Brent's infectiously joyous playing has already attracted many fans; his future is bright." — Nils O. Lundin, Norwell, MA, June 10, 2000.

Since 1998 Brent has been guest performer with the Grammy-winning "Polka King" Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra. In addition to other television appearances, Brent has been featured on the Sally Jesse Raphael Show. 

For more information, please call (802) 226-7131. There is no charge for admission, but a free-will offering will be received. All are welcome and invited to attend an amazing musical performance on Sunday December 22 at 7:00pm.   Accordionist Brent Buswell will delight people of all ages in a live performance at the Cavendish Baptist Church, located at 2258 Main Street in Cavendish, VT. 
If you have ever listened to the weekly Moth Radio Hour on National Public Radio, then you are familiar with the magic of live storytelling.  If not, you will have the opportunity to experience it firsthand in Proctorsville on Sunday January 12 at Gethsemane Church on Depot Street.  Eight great locals with a flair for the spoken word will provide a winter’s afternoon of stories performed live without script---true tales that will touch your heart, make you laugh out loud and give you food for thought.  True Tales will be a fundraiser for the Cavendish Community Fund, which provides grants to support special local projects in history, education and the arts.  The program will begin at 4:00 p.m. with $10.00 admission.  Mark your calendar, for what better way to spend an afternoon in the heart of winter?  FMI: 226-7497.

This week, the following activities will be taking place in Cavendish:
• Schools closed for winter break.

• Brent Buswell Concert: Dec. 22 at the Cavendish Baptist Church. See article 6

• Christmas Eve Dinner at the Glimmerstone Inn and Mansion: Tuesday, December 24. FMI
• Christmas services: See article 5 for more information

• Merry Christmas: Wednesday Dec. 25 Town Office closed.

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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