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Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC) in Dover, New York, uses a highly efficient, environmentally-responsible process of converting clean-burning American natural gas into electricity, producing power for nearly one million homes—and economic benefits for the community. This website is part of an extensive public outreach program that has been in place since the beginning of the project permitting process to inform and involve the residents of Dover and surrounding neighbors.
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Serving the Community
Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC) had the opportunity to sponsor a miniature golf event to benefit the Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County. Community Action Partnership, or CAP, is a non-profit organization that provides programs, services, information, and resources to low-income residents of Dutchess County. One program they provide is Energy Conservation and Winterization Assistance. This specific program helps families and individuals reduce their energy costs through no-cost upgrades to their homes and provide temporary emergency fuel for home heating systems.
Putt Fore Action was a miniature golf tournament aimed to raise funds for CAP’s many programs. CVEC was represented by two employees with their families playing a round of mini golf and networking with the many local businesses in attendance.
Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC) is a proud sponsor of Dover Day 2022, an annual community event. Every year the residents of Dover come together for a day of fun at Boyce Park. The park is in Wingdale, the Southern Hamlet of Dover.
The day begins with a parade featuring the local first responders, veterans, scouts, and various social groups. After the parade, the crowd gathers at the park to visit area vendors, political groups, a car show, plus games and rides for the young and old. The festivities end with an evening celebratory fireworks display. People coming together as a community and breaking bread leads to big things in a small town. CVEC has presented a donation for the event, which was held in September.
Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC) proudly supports the Dover Little League. The youth sports group enables children to play baseball, while getting exercise and building positive relationships with teammates and coaches. Don Ross, Facility Manager, and Samantha White, Plant Administrator, were invited to the field to accept a plaque on behalf of CVEC for the donation made. A banner representing CVEC was proudly displayed near the entrance to the field.
In 1998, the National Education Association established National Read Across America Week. The date coincides with the March 2nd birthday of the children’s author, Dr. Seuss.
The Wingdale Elementary School graciously invited Cricket Valley Energy Center to celebrate with them again this year on February 28 , 2022. CVEC was represented by Don Ross, Facility Manager and Samantha White, Plant Administrator. Don and Samantha not only enjoyed a spirited rendition of the beloved story, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michelle Rosen, acted out by the teachers and staff; they also then had the pleasure of sharing their favorite book with a class of children. Many guest speakers from the community joined in reading to each class including the Town Supervisor, County Sheriff, and many others.
CVEC is thankful for this opportunity to give back to the local community here in Dover, NY, and meet some of the younger community members.
Every year, the Town of Dover hosts, what the locals affectionately refer to as, Dover Day. Dover Day is a day of fun for the community including carnival rides for the kids and a huge car show, as well as food vendors, live music throughout the day and a fireworks finish in the evening. This year Cricket Valley Energy Center sponsored the event through a monetary donation as well as having a physical presence. On Saturday, September 18th, 2021, CVEC Facility Manager Don Ross and several other members of the CVEC team manned a table under the main tent getting a chance to meet and greet the local people. Many folks came to the table to thank CVEC for the various contributions to the community and welcome them to town. Community Day was a hit and a great time was had by all.
The Climate Smart Dover Taskforce, a group that works on a variety of municipal energy efficiency and community educational projects to help the Town of Dover become more “climate smart”, secured a grant to purchase an electric car charging station. The grant was a great achievement for the Taskforce, but it covered the unit only, leaving the installation and commissioning portion unfunded. Cricket Valley Energy Center heard about the project and lent a helping hand by hiring a local company to install and help commission the station.
The car charging station is centrally located at the Dover Library parking area and has been listed on several apps to help locals, but tourists, and commuters find the unit.
CVEC was pleased to sponsor the installation of the car charging station, knowing the benefits of electric cars touches all lives.
On Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, CVEC Facility Manager Don Ross presented Julie Muncey of the Town of Dover Rec Department with a $1000 donation. This money will be put into the recreation department’s scholarship fund. The monies will support families that are not able to fully fund a program for their child. Some of the programs offered are summer camp, soccer, t-ball, and basketball.
The goal of this donation is to take some stress off local families and allow children that may not have been able to participate to now be fully engaged in the programs Dover has to offer.
The numbers are in—Cricket Valley Energy Center took home 1st place for Top Corporate Fundraising Team at the 2nd Annual One Too Many Virtual 5K, bringing in an impressive $3,330! Participating in the virtual 5k event on behalf of the Center for Prevention of Child Abuse on September 17th, 2021, members of Team CVEC competed in the 5K both locally and in Texas, Kentucky, and Ohio. Collin Brown, of Advanced Power, ranked second place in the Fastest Male Category.
CVEC’s contributions included a corporate sponsorship as well as funds donated by employees, families, and friends. Combined with 34 other teams, CVEC helped the CPCA win the title of the Top Child Advocacy Center in New York State.
CVEC is proud to help support the CPCA, knowing the efforts are directly helping children in need because one abused child is One Too Many.
The Team is looking forward to defending the title next year!
The Center for Compassion in Dover Plains, NY runs a thrift store and a food pantry. The thrift store sales go toward food purchases but cannot support the pantry on its own. One of the events coordinated by the Dover residents and The Center to help raise money is the annual golf tournament. The 6th Annual Nick Frankie Golf Tournament was held on Sept 25th, 2021. Approximately 90 people registered to join in the afternoon fun. Cricket Valley Energy Center participated by purchasing 2 tickets for the event. The money raised was used to purchase healthy food for those in need.
CVEC is proud to work with the Center of Compassion Food Bank and looks forward to next year’s event.
Cricket Valley Energy Center had a visit from the local fire department, J.H. Ketcham Hose Company. This year was tough for the all-volunteer fire department as many of their fundraisers, including their biggest, the Annual Dover Carnival, was canceled due to the pandemic. CVEC heard there was a need and asked the firefighters to provide a list of some tools that could help them on their rescues. They submitted a list and the items were procured. The Dover Volunteer Fire Department members stopped by the facility to say thank you and show off their new tools.
Cricket Valley Energy Center is honored to be able to help the local fire department and looks forward to a continued relationship with the Hose Company.
CVEC had the honor of participating in The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse’s One Too Many 5k. (CPCA) has advocated for abused and at-risk children throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley since 1973. The 5K event took place virtually and on-site on Friday, September 28, 2020. Rachel Johnson, Director of Development for CPCA, joined in on the windy walk around the site. Many employees participated both on-site and virtually by walking, running and donating.
To top off the event Collin Brown, one of the virtual CVEC runners, won first place for the fastest time with 22:45.
CVEC was super excited to be an event sponsor but more importantly to be given the opportunity of helping the children in need because “one abused child is One Too Many."
The second Thursday of each month, the folks at CVEC gather at the Center of Compassion to help unload and put away food for their food bank. However, November was a little different last year.
First, the delivery was double the size of any other month last year in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday and season that follows. Kudos to the folks at the Food Bank for their amazing coordination and organization. The food is delivered, sorted, and ready for distribution within hours of arrival.
Also, with the help of Advanced Power, CVEC was able to donate a refrigerator/freezer to replace a unit that had recently broken during a power outage. The unit was immediately put to good use housing the larger than average delivery.
As always, the volunteers at the Center were extremely grateful for both the timely gift and the labor efforts CVEC can provide each month. CVEC is proud to partner with the Center of Compassion for such a worthy cause.
With traditional fundraisers canceled due to the pandemic, Dover High School’s Class of 2023 turned to bottle redemption to generate funds. CVEC stepped up with a $300 starter fund and an employee recycling program to help the class leverage CLYNK to raise money and steward the environment.
CVEC joined the Chamber of Commerce to fill wish lists in its Adopt-a-Family program in the challenging 2020 holiday season. Don Ross, CVEC Facility Manager, rallied the employees and the team filled wish lists for two families—and then some—with toys, clothes and much needed household items for a much happier holiday.
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (CPCA) in Poughkeepsie has officially welcomed its newest staff member in its fight against child abuse—a specially trained golden retriever/yellow Labrador mix named Peace. Don Ross, Facility Manager, and Samantha White, Facility Administrator, visited CPCA to welcome the new therapy dog with a gift certificate to Chewy.com to start him off in his new job helping to reduce anxiety, fear and trauma for children.
CVEC Project Manager Scott Curry, gave a presentation to the Dover High School’s “Introduction to Engineering Design” class about how projects like CVEC are developed. A big thanks to Jessica Zangerle for welcoming us into her classroom!
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