Friday, April 11, 2014

Cavendish Update: 4/11/14 Special Notice/News/Events

Information can also be posted on the Cavendish VT Facebook Page

PLEASE READ: The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA) has made a decision to no longer support the Cavendish Update stating their reasons as follows, “At the last CCCA board meeting the directors closely reviewed the current balance in our bank account and the general state of our finances, including what we have spent and what we have in over the past several years. We have supported the Cavendish Update for a number of years now and we believe that it continues to have value to the community. However, we have reluctantly determined that we can no longer afford the cost of supporting the CU based on our current finances. We have other projects that require our financial support and we have a shrinking pot of money that must be carefully allocated and conserved. We will continue our financial support of the CU through the first of June.”

It would not have been possible to continue the CU without CCCA’s support, so heartfelt thanks for supporting it for so long.  

What should become of the CU? Is it still needed? How can it be supported? Should it be expanded to meet a much greater marketing need for Cavendish? If you are interested in participating in a meeting to explore the expansion of the CU, how to support it and/or  have ideas, suggestions or want to make a donation to keep the CU going please e-mail or call 802-226-7807. For moreinformation on this topic.

The 4/11/14 Cavendish Update Contains the Following
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Local Food Events at the Golden Stage Inn
3. BRGNS Rummage Sale & Dune Buggy Raffle
4. Events

Green Up Day will Continue: A surge in corporate donations has pulled Green Up Day from the brink of financial ruin. Dwindling support from Vermont companies had threatened to end the 44-year tradition. But a slew of contributions in recent months has helped right the ship. Meredith Vieux, executive director of the nonprofit group that puts on the event, celebrated the rejuvenation of her organization at a press conference Tuesday on the steps of the Statehouse. Green Up Day this year will be Saturday May 3. VPR 
Golden Stage Inn, just outside of Ludlow, Vermont, has introduced a series of food-themed events taking place between April 20 and June 21.  In the Vermont spirit of sustainable teamwork, the Inn is partnering with local shops, farms and cooks to create B&B packages that add value to each business and to the community as a whole. 

These events include B&B specials called “Foodies’ Getaway” and “Road Trip!”  In June, the Inn will host two Pop-Up Restaurant events prepared by guest cooks.  “Homemade Indian Cuisine” with award-winning Lini Mazumdar of Londonderry, VT will take place on June 7, 2014.  “Vermont Farm-to-Table” with entrepreneurial cook Nick Matush of Springfield, VT will occur on June 21, 2014.

Between April 20 and June 20, guests to the Inn can book a “Road Trip!” package.  Road trip guests will receive locally made snacks and coupons to stores in Southern Vermont towns.  Guests can also choose to book the “Foodies’ Getaway” special, which includes a picnic lunch of Vermont local foods and a gift certificate to one of three nearby restaurants serving local foods.  Travelers can enjoy their vacation to VT all the more knowing they are supporting the local economy and small independent business. FMI:

Black River Good Neighbor Services (BRGN) will hold its annual Spring Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm, 611 Route 103 South in Ludlow on Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday May 18th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  At this time there is a need for all sorts of clothing, but especially summer clothing, housewares, linens and furniture. Donations of large and small items will be accepted at Fletcher Farm in the week before the sale.  You can donate small items now at the thrift store, 37B Main Street in Ludlow, but if you have a large item, please call 802-228-3663 to arrange a drop off time.

BRGN is raffling a brand new, just out of the box, electric Dune Buggy to benefit the food and financial aid programs that it sponsors. The updated dune buggy features a bucket seat, diamond plate floorboard, knobby tires and terrain following suspension.  For children ages 8 and up, 120 lbs max, it features variable speed, rechargeable electric motor and steel construction. Tickets are available at the thrift store, 37B Main Street, Ludlow.  Drawing will be held at the Spring Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm. Tickets cost $2 each or 8 for $10.  The buggy has a $350 retail value.

Proceeds benefit BRGNS’ food and financial assistance programs.  FMI: Audrey Bridge 802-228-3663, or

This week, the following activities will be taking place:

• Variety Show (April 11, Friday): 6:30-7:30 pm at CTES in Proctorsville. FMI: 226-7758

• Yoga with Lydia Ouvaroff (April 14, Monday): 5 pm at Gethsemane Episcopal Parish Hall off Depot Street in Proctorsville. Cost is a donation. FMI: 802-299-9515 (cell) or 228-3261.

• Select Board Meeting (April 14, Monday): 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Town Office. The Agenda will be posted to the Cavendish Blog once it’s received. All meetings are recorded and made available by LPC-TV

• Spring Break for CTES & GMUHS (April 14 (Monday)-4/18 (Friday): Schools are closed.

• Bone Builders (April 15 Tuesday & April 17-Thursday): Exercise program to help arrest and reverse the effects of osteoporosis. Free. Cavendish Baptist Church 10:30 to 11:30.  FMI: 885-2083

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

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