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Cavendish accordion celebration on Sunday

CAVENDISH – At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, accordionist Brent Buswell will present a live performance at the Baptist Church, 2258 Main St.
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.
Buswell has played piano since age three, when he performed with his grandfather in Ludlow, and at the Statehouse in Montpelier. At age 12 his grandfather gave him his first accordion, and he immediately played what he heard on the Lawrence Welk Show.
Since 1998 Buswell 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.
There is no charge for admission, but a free-will offering will be received;  call 226-7131.

Hobbit happening coming to Cavendish

PROCTORSVILLE — This December Peter Jackson returns to the world of hobbits, dwarfs, trolls and wizards with his new movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which will be released on Dec. 14. The movie will hopefully meld the storytelling of J.R.R. Tolkien with the cinematic magic and wizardry of Jackson as he did with the “Lord of Rings” movie trilogy. And as excited as movie goers are for the new movie, it wouldn’t be possible without the publication of a little book called “The Hobbit” in 1937.
To celebrate the book and the movie, join the librarians of Fletcher Memorial Library and Cavendish Fletcher Community Library and The Book Nook to discuss The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, take part in a trivia challenge, dress up for the costume contest, play games, eat hobbit foods, and possibly win fabulous prizes. This Hobbit Party will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library.
This is a free event. Send email to [email protected] for more details.

Moose, black bear talk tonight

CAVENDISH — Forrest Hammond, Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife District Biologist, will present a talk on moose and black bear tonight at the Cavendish Town Office. The event takes place at 6 p.m.
Hammond will discuss bear and moose locations, home ranges, preferred travel routes and food sources in Cavendish. His talk will highlight ecology, habitat and behavior and ways to avoid conflicts and auto accidents.
There have been significant changes in Vermont’s bear and moose populations over the last 20 years, according to Hammond. The talk will also cover Department of Fish and Wildlife management challenges and the species’ futures in southern Vermont.
For more information contact Robin Timko at 226-7736. The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s Conservation Committee is sponsoring tonight’s talk.

Town Meeting: Cavendish

Town budget
Proposed $1,259,931, $87,156, or 7.43 percent, more than this year’s amended budget of $1,172,775. There was an $86,000 deficit from fiscal year 2011, which is included as a line item in this year’s budget to zero it out.

School budget
Proposed $1,751,882, $2,797, or 0.16 percent more than this year’s budget of $1,749,085. Budget is level funded and adjusted for inflation.

Green Mountain Union High School budget: $5,557,720, $107,422 or 1.97 percent increase from this year’s budget of $5,450,298. Increase due to increases such as heat and oil, health insurance, and teachers’ salaries.

Contested races
Incumbent Peter Gregg is facing a challenge from Jessica Goodman and Scott Lineberg for a one-year seat on the School Board.

Meeting location
Cavendish residents will gather for a floor meeting at the Cavendish Town Elementary School in Proctorsville at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5 to vote on money matters. Election of town and school officials and Green Mountain Union High School budget will take place by Australian ballot from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cavendish Town Elementary School.