Information can also be posted on the Cavendish VT Facebook Page.
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: http://www.goldenstageinn.com/vermont-bed-breakfast-specials/
BRGNS RUMMAGE SALE & DUNE BUGGY RAFFLE
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 BRGNS@tds.net.
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: