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OV football wins; Tigers, Eagles fall

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Only Otter Valley won among local teams as the high school football season opened this past weekend: OV won at home, while Middlebury lost on the road and Mount Abraham-Vergennes fell at home.

LAKERS OVER TIGERS

Host Colchester held the Tigers scoreless in the second half and rallied from a 28-20 first-half hole to win, 34-28. Bailey Olson scored the winning touchdown in the final minute, taking a short flat pass on fourth down from quarterback Llewey Powell and eluding a couple defensive backs for a long run down the right sideline.

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Eagles, OV win in field hockey

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham and Otter Valley field hockey teams opened with big wins this past weekend. Middlebury was idle, and will open its season on Thursday by hosting Champlain Valley.

EAGLES, 4-0

The Eagles got two scores in each half and goals from four players in a 4-0 win over visiting Harwood on Friday, Aug. 31. Jalen Cook and Sydney Perlee gave the Eagles the 2-0 lead at the half, and Olivia Heath and Molly Laurent doubled the advantage after the break.

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Faith and fellowship on tap: Local church to host services at Brandon bar

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRANDON — Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church has come up with an idea to encourage visitors to come to downtown Brandon. On the second Sunday of the month, the church will begin to hold services in an innovative new location: the public dining space next to the Center Street Bar. 

The first service is scheduled for Sept. 9. 

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New OV girls' soccer coach John White has high hopes

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRANDON — According to newest girls’ varsity head coach in Brandon, soccer at Otter Valley is due for a comeback.

“If you go look at the banners in the gym, we were winning state championships and conferences with soccer in the ’80s and ’90s,” said John White.  

After working as a coach and trainer, White thinks the time to hang some new banners is now.  

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New flower shop comes to Brandon

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Brandon will have a flower shop again.

The Brandon selectboard on Aug. 13 unanimously approved a request from the Revolving Loan Fund Committee, which also this month approved a $25,000 loan to Ann Chartrand. All loan requests must be approved by both the committee and the selectboard.

Chartrand plans to open the Brandon Florist Shoppe at the former Brandon Auto property next to Jiffy Mart on Route 7 north of downtown Brandon. She purchased the property from former owner Jim Bourne in June. Bourne also owns Brandon RV in Pittsford.

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Kosi brings tunes and 'tude to Brandon Music

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Kosi is a New York City based singer-songwriter with nappy hair and jazzy roots. Although she always brings just a little drama to her compositions and interpretations, she’s more than just a drama queen. She’s got piercing eyes and a voice that’s larger than her body. But, small as she is, she won’t fit in a box. She switches styles more quickly than you can follow; from jazz, to rock, then folk, but never more than a few steps away from the blues. Come see this talent at Brandon Music on Saturday, Sept. 1.

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Leicester artist Ashley Wolff shows new paintings at BAG

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Brandon Artists Guild (which we all know as the BAG) will hold an opening this Friday for a show of new paintings by Leicester artist Ashley Wolff. The exhibit, “Reinventing the View,” runs Aug. 31 through Nov. 5. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception Friday, Aug. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Brandon to stage 'Roomers'

Posted on August 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Brandon Town Players will present “Roomers” by Jerome McDonough on Friday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1, in the Brandon Town Hall with a 7:30 p.m. curtain each night.

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RNESU scores grants to make Brandon-area schools safer

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



BRANDON — School safety is the focus of new grant funds that area schools will be putting to work starting this year. Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union’s schools will receive a total of $176,575 to aid in school safety planning and training. The school board has approved a 25 percent match. 

The largest recipient of these is Otter Valley Union High School, which is slated to receive $44,500, to be split between the main and north campuses. 

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Book review: Pieces of Her — by Karin Slaughter

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Jenny Lyons



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Pieces of Her— by Karin Slaughter

(William Morrow & Company)

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