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Category Archives: Cavendish
Submitted by Scott Stearns
LPCTV will host an open house on Monday December 16 from 4pm – 7pm to celebrate its new home located at 37C Main Street. LPCTV moved into its new space earlier this year and the Board of Directors and the Staff want to say thank you to everyone in the community that has helped make the transition to the new space possible through their donations and support. Brigid Sullivan, board member and past President of LPCTV, said “The generosity of the Ludlow Community in supporting our move to a permanent and dedicated location has been wonderful. The support has been diverse, coming from businesses, individuals, foundations and groups. We want people to come see our new space at the Open House. This is time for the community to see what a great resource they have created.”
LPCTV formed in 2001 to serve the Okemo Valley and Black River Valley Region with Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) Access television. Since that time it has grown into a community media organization, providing media training, tools, and transmission to community members on a first-come, first-served non discriminatory basis. LPCTV kicked off a capital campaign in 2011 to enable it to transition into the old tank barn and expand its ability to provide services to the community. The new space is a significant upgrade for the organization as it originally had a one 500 square foot room in the Ludlow Elementary School. The new permanent home provides 2,300 square feet for media production, educational classes and workshops, community events and recording oral and visual history.
The studio is the heart and soul of the new LPCTV facilities and it is now being put to good use with shows already being produced by Ralph Pace’s “That Was the Week That Was”, the Chamber of Commerce, Okemo Mountain School, and Black River High School. Patrick Cody, Executive Director of LPCTV stated that “The new studio is a huge upgrade to our facilities and we are grateful to all the support we have received to this point in helping us get it built. We can now offer a studio with professional-quality sound and lighting that will enhance the experience for our members and producers. The production quality can be that much better, increasing the effectiveness of the messages they are putting out there.” LPCTV encourages other individuals and groups to help us put this great new resource to use. To demonstrate the new studio LPCTV will help attendees craft short videos during the open house – a great way to share some holiday greetings with friends and families.
Please join us for a Holiday open house in our new home on Monday December 16. Check out the new digs, create a video greeting in the new studio, and enjoy light holiday refreshments at the new LPCTV facility.
The holiday season is upon us. While there is abundant joy to be found, it is also a time of year that marks significant need in our communities. This is a very busy time for Black River Good Neighbor Services as this local non-profit organization prepares to deliver gifts and a full holiday dinner to those in need. It is estimated that over 135 families from the immediate and surrounding towns will be helped this holiday season. To help make this possible, BRGNS held a “Stuff-A-Bus” food drive on Saturday, November 30th at the Shaw’s shopping center parking lot in Ludlow. Food shelf volunteers handed out holiday dinner menus at the event and shoppers helped 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. Volunteers from the area helped man the bus, generously supplied by the Town of Ludlow, where shopper could bring the food items they purchased for the campaign. Pictured above are four of the many volunteers involved. They are, from left to right, Elsa Eliason, Brigid Sullivan, Abigail Schmidt, and Kateri Collins. Other volunteers were located in Shaws, itself. According to Jean Eggleston, BRGNS’ project leader, it was a very successful drive and will help add needed food items to the Good Neighbor’s Thrift Store shelves for the coming holiday season.
Submitted by Peter J. LaBelle
The holiday season is upon us. While there is abundant joy to be found, it is also a time of year that marks significant need in our communities. This is a very busy time for Black River Good Neighbor Services as this local non-profit organization prepares to deliver gifts and a full holiday dinner to those in need. It is estimated that over 135 families from the immediate and surrounding towns will be helped this holiday season.
To help make this possible, BRGNS will hold a “Stuff-A-Bus” food drive on Saturday, November 30th. According to Audrey Bridge, Executive Director of BRGNS, “This is one of our most important food drives of the year. It will take place at the Shaw’s shopping center parking lot in Ludlow from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.”
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.
Donations of money are always welcome and greatly appreciated since much food will still need to be purchased.
Volunteers are needed to sort the food as it comes in, and countless other tasks are required to make sure that the Holiday baskets find their way to everyone who needs help. Please call Audrey at BRGNS’ Food Shelf and Thrift Store, 228-3663 or visit 37B Main Street to ask how you can get involved.
Submitted by Mary McCallum
What happens when you put four talented female fiddlers with border-crossing musical roots on stage together? You get a rousing mix of musical conversation with the Panache Quartet. On Sunday November 24 at 4:00 p.m. Panache will
perform in the Raise the Roof Concert Series in Proctorsville’s Gethsemane Church. The monthly concerts bring talented new voices from beyond the Okemo Valley to the little old church with big acoustics in the heart of downtown Proctorsville. Panache fills the bill with four distinctive styles from Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton, Franco-American musician Donna Hebert, Southern style fiddler Jane Rothfield and Quebecois virtuoso Veronique Plasse. Each one of them has her own performing and recording career beyond Panache. Their dynamic combination will fill the rafters with lively reels, airs, dancing jigs and soulful waltzes. Donations of $10 at the door will help keep Raise the Roof concerts coming throughout the year. For further information call 226-7497 and Like us on Facebook at Raise the Roof Concert Series.
Submitted by Peter J. LaBelle
Are you looking for a holiday gift that has a local flair and at the same time conveys a meaningful interpretation of the holiday spirit? Do you need to give a gift to someone who has everything? Would he or she like to share with those in need? Why not make a donation in the name of your loved one to the Black River Good Neighbor Services?
This year BRGNS will offer cards that you can personalize in return for a cash donation to its food shelf program and to its financial services program. This is a gift that keeps on giving, both to your loved one and to more vulnerable members of your community.
You can send the card to anyone on your shopping list. It will say that a donation was made in that person’s name to BRGNS. See Audrey, Terry or Keeley at the 37B Main Street Store in Ludlow, and ask about our holiday gift cards. You choose the amount that you want to give and BRGNS will give you the card. BRGNS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gifts to it are tax deductible. Call 802-228-3663 for more information on donating or on volunteering.
Submitted by Margo Caulfield
The Annual Cavendish Holiday Fair takes place on Saturday, November 30 from 9-3 at the Cavendish Town Elementary School in Proctorsville. Sandwiched between the shopping days of “Black Friday,” and “Cyber Monday,” the Cavendish Fair is all about local shopping with an emphasis on keeping the “green” not only in the holidays, but also in town.
While some things change from year to year, there are favorites that everyone looks forward to, among them the luncheon served by Holy Name of Mary, the Proctorsville Fire Department’s wreaths and of course the big question-who will be the lucky winner of St. James’s “Tower of Chocolate!”
New this year will be a “hand-made-by-you” workshop featuring Duct Tape. From 10 am- 2pm you can learn to make one of the following items out of duct tape: wallet, tie, bows or a marshmallow blowpipe. The cost is $5 for one item or $10 for three items. All supplies are provided, including marshmallow ammo. Those who wish to make more of one item (Uncle Harry as well as Dad would like a Duct Tape tie) can do so for a materials fee of $3 per additional item.
This is a good time to celebrate Cavendish by purchasing a 2014 Cavendish Calendar from the CCCA booth, or a variety of books and items from the Cavendish Historical Society. The Cavendish Library will once again offer gently used books and movies for the donation of your choice. Unique this year, from Gethsemane Episcopal Church, gluten free brownies! Yum.
For more information, and to check out what various vendors will be offering, go to http://cavendishvt.blogspot.com/2013/11/2013-cavendish-holiday-fair.html.
Submitted by Mary McCallum
Come to Proctorsville on Sunday November 24 and hear Canada’s lively Panache Quartet fill the small sanctuary of Gethsemane church with big sound. These four flamboyant female fiddlers, each with their own performing and recording careers, merge musical repertoires with roots from Cape Breton, Quebecois and Franco-American traditions. Even their traditional Old Time fiddling sparkles with contemporary improvisation and verve, living up to their name Panache. Their concert is part of the Raise the Roof Concert Series that brings talent from beyond the Okemo Valley to the heart of downtown Proctorsville. Panache Quartet will perform at 4:00 p.m. on November 24 at Gethsemane Church on Depot Street, and donations of $10.00 at the door will keep the series alive and kicking. For more information call 226-7497 and Like us on Facebook at Raise the Roof Concert Series.
Submitted by Kata Welch
The Cavendish Fletcher Community library is hosting a “Hunger Games” event on Saturday, November 16 at 6:00 PM. The event, which is co-sponsored by The Book Nook, will include a showing of the movie “The Hunger Games” and will feature a trivia contest and a sampling of dishes inspired by the book series. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kata at 226-7503.