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Otter Valley Union High School honor roll

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Congratulations to the following students, who have been named to Otter Valley Union High School’s Honor Roll for the first marking period.

SCHOLARS’ LIST

9th grade: Marissa Connors, Olivia Depatie, Anna Kerr, Lucas Klein, Gunnar Tinsman and Kieran Williams. 

10th grade: Sarah Calvin, Joseph Cijka, Grace Coolidge, Melody Henry, Cole Letourneau, Jessica Malbon, Bonnie Moore, Madilyn Morgan, Kinsey Moyer, Mia Politano, Anoushka Pschorr, Brian Thornton and McKenna White.

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Brandon library auction set for Dec. 2

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Friends of the Brandon Free Public Library’s Annual Holiday Auction will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning at 2 p.m. Over 50 local patrons, artists and Brandon businesses have donated wreaths, ornaments and  other seasonal decorations, works of art, hand crafted wooden items, dinners for two, birdhouses, gift certificates and more.

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Va-et-vient shares tradition at Brandon Music

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Vermont’s own Va-et-vient is a trio performing French, Québecois, Cajun and Créole music. Carol Reed, Suzanne Germain, and Lausanne Allen each have backgrounds rich in French cultures and language through lifelong experiences living and traveling in French-speaking lands. They create beautiful harmonies, teaching and engaging audiences on both sides of the Quebec border. Take a step out of Vermont without actually leaving, and hear Va-et-vient at Brandon Music on Dec. 1.

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Brandon area hunters bag bigger bucks this season

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — The November rifle season for deer wrapped up the Sunday after Thanksgiving and left many area hunters thankful for heavier bucks this year than in previous years. The numbers also kept the reporting stations busy all month, though it was hit or miss in many reporting districts. But the size and weight of the deer were generally up.

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Childers duo to lead Brandon caroling festival

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — For 38 years, residents of Brandon have enjoyed an annual holiday carol festival and this years Is not exception. The Brandon Festival Singers, under the direction of Gene Childers and accompanied by Jean Childers, will present their Annual Brandon Carol Festival on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Brandon Congregational Church, 1 Carver Street, at 3 p.m. The concert will feature a wide variety of Christmas choral arrangements of traditional, contemporary and original music for the Season

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Babcock pulls plug on Brandon solar project

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — In a surprise announcement last Thursday, Nov. 15, Babcock Solar Farm LLC filed documents that put an end to its proposed 2.2 MW solar project that would have been built near Park Street and Country Club Road in Brandon. 

The formal initiative requested an order of dismissal for the project from the Public Utility Commission. The Brandon site visit and public hearing that was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19, was canceled.

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Caroline Cotter stops by for a show at Brandon Music

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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“I’ve got roots that go deep and grow deeper the more I leave my home,” sings Caroline Cotter in the title cut of the sparkling “Home on the River,” her second full-length major release. The sweetly expressive Americana artist, who has found a true home on the road and on diverse musical stages throughout the world, is on tour and will stop to play at Brandon Music on Saturday, Nov. 24.

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Stephanie Stouffer art on view at Brandon's Compass Center

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — The Compass Music and Arts Center has been showing the work of Stephanie Stouffer for a couple years now. The illustrations of the Vermont artist struck a chord with Edna Sutton, the co-managing partner of the arts center. After a chance meeting in 2016, Stouffer showed Sutton some of her original paintings and Sutton was in awe. 

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$5.5 million school bond defeated in OVUUSD

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — Residents of the Otter Valley Unified Union School District on Election Day narrowly defeated a $5.5 million school bond to improve school security and operations in three of the district’s buildings. The next day school board members gathered to discuss next steps but came to no firm conclusions.

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The Rough & Tumble roll through Brandon

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Formerly from Nashville, The Rough & Tumble now find themselves living full-time on the road, in a 16-foot camper with an 85-pound puppy named Puddle. The folk-Americana duo has been making tire tracks nationwide since 2011, and if you ask Mallory Graham or Scott Tyler how they got here, they’d likely respond, “with careful planning, spreadsheets and shoddy cell phone service.” The camper stops at Brandon Music on Nov. 10.

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