Friday, April 4, 2014

Cavendish Update: 4/4/14 News/Events

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Friday, April 4, 8 pm to 10 am on Saturday, April 5. Mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain with accumulations of up to 1 inch of snow and sleet. Ice accumulation up to one tenth of an inch.

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

The 4/4/14 Cavendish Update Contains the Following:
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Fletcher Library: Dinner and Movie American Hustle
3. Cavendish Classifieds
4. Kentucky Derby-Name your horse
5. What happens to your Wine Corks?
6. Events

Congratulations to Jace Provance: The Proctorsville Jr Firefighters (FF) are proud to announce Jr FF Jace Provance as the next Jr FF Lieutenant. In this role Jace will be a team leader of the Juniors and also assist in running of their Facebook page. Jace has been a Jr FF for 3 years and has always worked hard at the firehouse, while having fun and being respectful to all. 

Cavendish 2014 Spring/Summer Camp/Rec Guide and Town Wide Tag Sale Now On-line: The spring weather has inspired the posting of the 2014 Spring/Summer Camp & Rec  and Town Wide Tag Sale  pages at the Cavendish VT blog.

Solzhenitsyn’s “Red Wheel” to be Released: As part of the Vermont Humanities Council 1st Wednesday series, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, spoke at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro about life in Cavendish while his father, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, wrote “The Red Wheel.” This summer, the first two volumes of the “Red Wheel” will be reissued, with the remainder of the books in this series, being published for the first time in the United States in 2017, the centennial of the Russian revolution. The Message for the Week 

Solar Projects for GMP Customers: Soveren Solar, a Westminster company, is starting spring construction on a 150-kilowatt solar farm in North Springfield. Company founder Peter Thurrell said he is finalizing land leases in Townshend and Westminster, and at least one other location, for his other community solar farms. Under the community solar model, any Green Mountain Power customer can purchase panels in the solar array and the credit the panels generate are used to pay for the electricity that is consumed in the customer's home or business. Note that Soveren is responsible for the solar power project in Cavendish. Brattleboro Reformer 

Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts: Researchers found dramatic rises in "broken heart syndrome" in Vermont after Irene ravaged the state and in Missouri after a massive tornado. People with broken heart syndrome -- formally called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- suffer a temporary enlargement and weakening of the heart. The condition is often triggered by extreme emotional or physical stress. For the study, a university team looked at data from nearly 22,000 people in the United States who were diagnosed with broken heart syndrome in 2011. They mapped the cases state by state and found that Missouri and Vermont had the highest rate of cases -- 169 and 380 per 1 million residents, respectively. Medline Plus 

Hunters Question State on Deer Herd Management: A testy group of deer hunters criticized the state for allowing too many does to be killed and at the same time not doing enough to counter poachers. It was standing room only at the Riverside Middle School cafeteria in Springfield for a deer herd hearing, one of three held across the state this spring. State biologists fielded numerous questions at the meeting, which also touched on the condition of the state’s moose herd. Rutland Herald 

State Warns of Hungry Bears: The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is urging people to take down bird feeders because hungry bears are beginning to emerge from winter hibernation and finding there isn't any food because of the late spring. 

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library will present its final “Dinner and a Movie” event of the spring, showing “American Hustle” on Saturday, April 5 at 2:00 PM in the library.  This event will feature food fads from the 1970’s including pineapple upside down cake and cheese fondue along with other dishes.  This event is free and open to the public.  There is no cost, but donations are gratefully appreciated.   Please be aware that the movie is rated R and may not be appropriate for all viewers. FMI: Kata at 226-7503.

Wanted:  Someone to share membership for two at Castle Hill Spa. Fee of $190.00 would include full use of gym, outdoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna for three months.  Call Mary at 226-7497.

LPC-TV, the public access TV for Cavendish, Ludlow and Plymouth, is holding a Kentucky Derby party/fundraiser on May 3 from 5-8:30 pm at the Pot Belly Pub in Ludlow. There will be live music, the running of the Kentucky Derby and much more. Right now you have an opportunity, for $85, to name your own horse. As with any “horse owner,” there are some wonderful perks including two tickets to the Derby Gala .You have until April 15th to name your horse. FMI: Michelle Stinson at LPC-TV 228-8808.

According to the Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste District, of which Cavendish is a part of,  Thanks to the efforts of wine drinkers throughout the District, we have recycled over 20,000 corks - both natural and synthetic.  We send the synthetic corks to Terracycle, which has a partnership with The Naked Grape.  We ship natural corks to reCork which uses them to make cork soles for shoes. The shipping is free for both programs so there is no cost to the District and it's one more resource that's not going to the landfill.  All District transfer stations collect corks.

This week, the following activities will be taking place:

• Cinderella at GMUHS (April 4, Friday & April 5): Spring Musical Curtain is 7pm both evenings and a matinee at 1 pm on Saturday.

2nd Annual Okemo Valley-Home & Garden Show (April 5, Saturday & April 6 Sunday) The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Home & Garden show will take place in the Ludlow Community Center gymnasium on Saturday10am – 4pm & Sunday from 10-3pm.  FREE.   Vendors will be showing and selling their wares and seminars will be offered throughout the day. FMI: or 802-228-5830

• Dinner and a Movie: American Hustle (April 5, Saturday): 2 pm at the Cavendish Community Library in Proctorsville. See article 2 above.

Yoga with Lydia Ouvaroff (April 7, 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.

• Bone Builders (April 8 Tuesday & April 10-Thursday): Exercise program to help arrest and reverse the effects of osteoporosis. Free. Cavendish Baptist Church 10:30 to 11:30.  FMI: 885-2083

• April 2014 Okemo Valley Regional Chamber Mixer (April 9, Wednesday): 5:30-7:30 pm at Sam’s Steak House. FMI:

• Rattlesnakes in Cavendish-CCCA’s Walk and Talk Series (April 10, Thursday): 6:30 p.m. at the Gethsemane Church meeting hall on Depot Street in Proctorsville. Doug Blodgett, snake biologist with Vermont Fish and Wildlife will give a presentation on the nature of rattlesnakes and their habitat, including a discussion of rattlesnakes in Cavendish. This is a free event although donations to defray costs are always welcome. FMI: Robin Timko 226-7736

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

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

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