Cavendish Community Fund Accepting Applications for Fall 2015 Grants

The Cavendish Community Fund has announced that it is now accepting grant applications for fall 2015 awards. The deadline for applying is October 1, 2015.

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“CCCA is committed to a vibrant Cavendish/Proctorsville community that supports it’s human and natural resources, building a legacy of health, integrity and vitality for future generations.”

Last Concert of the Season

3 To The Bar Proctorsville Green

August 19th

5:30 p.m.

The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association and the Town of Cavendish have announced that the final 2015 summer concert will be held on Wednesday, August 19th at 5:30 p.m. on the Proctorsville Green. Please note that the starting time is half an hour earlier than usual since darkness comes a little quicker after mid-August. This last concert will feature the sounds of ‘3 To The Bar’.


Celebrated writer and singer/songwriter Jon Clinch has been sharing his music for longer than he would care to admit. Now teaming up with Gypsy Reel’s Graham and Camille Parker on fiddle, mandolin and bodhran, ‘3 To The Bar’ will focus on original songs, traditional material, and classics from the likes of John Prine, Tom Waits, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt and Bruce Springsteen. With deft guitar work, impeccable harmonies and sweet fiddle, '3 To The Bar’ will raise your spirits! For an added bonus at the Cavendish concert they will include special guests Reagh Greenleaf on vocals and bodhran and Robin Timko on whistle. Overall, their music is a nice mix of American, Celtic and coffee house standards that most of the audience will know.


This will be the last of this year’s concerts that are held in Cavendish on consecutive Wednesday nights in July and August.


CCCA encourages all area residents and visitors to join their friends and neighbors in front of the gazebo on the green. Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair, have a picnic, or just lay back and relax on the grass. It’s a fun way to enjoy the summer weather and either reconnect with old friends or make new ones. 


As always, the concerts are free and open to all. Rain dates are reported on the Cavendish Facebook page. For more information please call Robin at 226-7736. 


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Mission Statement

The CCCA is a non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to the conservation of land and natural resources and to the preservation of historic sites within the context of sustainable economic growth. Its commitment is to promote understanding and learning that engages and benefits all members of the Cavendish/Proctorsville community, now and in the future.

Grassroots Communities

CCCA believes that our focus on conservation provides a critical balance to Cavendish during this time of increased development pressure. Situated only a few hours from large population densities, Vermont is changing rapidly as farm and forest lands throughout the state are being converted to non-agricultural uses at an unprecedented rate.

We are particularly concerned about flat, open lands most valuable for agriculture as they are also most suitable for housing, industry and retail uses. We are just as concerned with fragmentation of forests, which negatively impacts wildlife habitats, water quality, ecosystem processes, the timber industry, viewsheds and access to land for recreation.

National Geographic Traveler recently rated Vermont as one of the top unspoiled destinations in the world, along with Norwegian fjords and the Swiss Alps. Shortly after that release, the National Trust for Historic Preservation declared Vermont one of America’s most endangered places. Vermont loses a square mile of critical habitat and 6,500 acres to development every year.

Throughout Vermont organizations like CCCA are coming together to educate themselves and their communities about the value of our heritage, alternative enterprises for land-owners and ways to support the working landscape. We are excited about the important work before us and we ask for your continuing interest and support.

Projects and Plans

In accordance with the CCCA Vision and Mission Statements, the organization has worked closely with many citizens and town officials on land use issues and with the Cavendish Historical Society on historic preservations and similar projects. The CCCA Board and members believe that Cavendish can preserve its rural character and still pursue economic and social progress.

None of this is possible without the volunteer efforts of citizen members who are willing to give some of their time and talent to the process. CCCA has no employees and no hierarchy other than the directing efforts of the Board members, all of whom are Cavendish citizens who are concerned with the future of our town. Members can give whatever time they can afford and can help on whatever issue concerns them the most.

Some Cavendish property owners live in other towns and states, but are still deeply interested in the issues and projects espoused by CCCA. These individuals are still welcome to join and they can contribute to CCCA efforts through cash donations anytime.