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Rare Houdini films screen with live music

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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He reigned for decades as the legendary "Handcuff King," famous for his daring and impossible escapes staged around the world. But Harry Houdini also had a brief career in the movies, starring in a series of silent adventure films that showed off his athletic prowess as his talent for illusion, stunts and escape.

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Brandon dog back, 'dognapping' doubted

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Sometimes a story is when there is no story.

When Melissa and Tim Gibbud’s Shih Tzu Sadie disappeared near their house on Churchill Road in Brandon last week, many people believed it was the latest in what was being called a rash of dognappings.

But the Gibbuds got their beloved pet back Monday night after they received a call form a woman in Brandon who said she thought she had their dog.

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RNESU welcomes new teachers and other employees

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Every year when our students return to the 23 area schools there are some new faces among the teachers and administrators. Here the Independent introduces our readers to the new faces in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, including Leicester Central School, Neshobe Elementary in Brandon, Sudbury Country School, Whiting Elementary, Lothrop Elementary in Pittsford, Barstow Memorial in Chittenden, Otter Valley Union High School and the central office (RNESU). Pictured, left to right, are:

 

Front row:

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R.D. King performs live at Brandon Music this Saturday

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



A genre-defying, fingers-blazing guitarist from Boston, R.D. King’s acoustic guitar performances fuse pop melodies, metal rhythms, folk fingerstyle and hints of jazz harmony. King is touring the New England region following the April 2017 release of his newest album “vs. Self” and stops at Brandon Music this Saturday, Sept. 2 for a 7:30 p.m. performance. King’s audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, deeply memorable and —  at times — extraordinary.

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Natural Affection' exhibit opens Friday at Compass Music and Arts Center

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Susan Bull Riley’s primary muse is Vermont’s natural world, which was hers to explore as she grew up in a family that spent as much time outdoors as in. Riley’s new exhibit “Natural Affection” opens Friday, Aug. 25 at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. An artist’s reception will be held at the gallery from 5-7 p.m on Friday.

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DaddyLongLegs skitters to Brandon Music's Stage

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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DaddyLongLegs is the confluence of three well-known Vermont musicians whose talents merge to form a highly original acoustic trio. David Gusakov, Rick Ceballos and Matt Witten infuse catchy folk songs, Celtic and “old-timey” melodies, and early minstrel and jazz pieces with passion and intricacy. Catch the playful and dynamic trio at Brandon Music on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. 

With fiddle, viola, banjo, gourd banjo, piano, guitar, percussion and vocals, DaddyLongLegs creates vibrant, sensitive and surprising 21st-century folk music.

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Addison County, Brandon eligible for federal money to pay for flood repairs

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Addison County and Brandon are now officially eligible for federal aid to help clean up and repair infrastructure damaged in heavy flooding earlier this summer.

Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday announced the major disaster declaration he requested for Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Orange, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor counties has been signed by President Trump. These seven counties suffered substantial damage by flooding between June 29 and July 1.

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Glass-plate photos found in Brandon uncover Vt. history from 1850s to 1920s

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — A quaint, old Vermont town is a great place to live for any historian, and Kevin Thornton knows that better than anyone. The Civil War and Vermont history expert has been mining the people, stories and archives of Brandon’s past for years. In fact, he made a documentary film, “Death in the Wilderness — A Love Story,” about a Brandon widow who trekked to a Civil War burial site to retrieve her husband’s body and return it to the Green Mountain State. The film is being screened at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Aug. 24-27.

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'Go West' with Buster Keaton this Saturday

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



He never smiled on camera, earning him the nickname of “the Great Stone Face.” But Buster Keaton's comedies rocked Hollywood's silent era with laughter throughout the 1920s.

See for yourself with a screening of “Go West” (1925), one of Keaton's landmark feature films, on Saturday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., at the Brandon Town Hall and Community Center. Jeff Rapsis will accompany the film with live music. 

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'Hamlet' still hits home in 2017: Shakespeare on Main Street brings iconic show to Brandon

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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BRANDON — The opening of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” is one of the most famous scenes in all of literature.

Two Danish watchmen, Bernardo and Marcellus, bring Horatio, a friend of Prince Hamlet, to their post to show him what they have seen the past two nights: the ghost of the deceased King Hamlet.

As the trio sit in darkness, the ghost suddenly appears. They stare at the spirit in disbelief until the dawn approaches and the king vanishes. Horatio then runs to tell young Hamlet what he has seen, and thus the play begins.

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