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RNESU selects new curriculum head

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — A new Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment has been hired for the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union. The RNESU board recently approved the hiring of Kristen Hubert, after Andy Kepes in March announced he would leave the position to become the Ferrisburgh Central School principal.

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'Carmen' to be sung on the Barn Opera stage

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Brandon’s Barn Opera will perform Bizet’s masterpiece “The Tragedie of Carmen” on May 17 and 18. This new production explores the concept of power dynamics as it relates to love and infidelity. Be warned, there is graphic violence, simulated sexual situations, and potential to trigger victims of domestic abuse.

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Police learn tactics at OVUHS to deal with school shooters

Posted on May 9, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — Adorned with replicas of planets in our solar system, the blue and white hallways of Otter Valley Union High School are cast in long shadows as the harsh glow of the fluorescent lighting falls on four Vermont State Police recruits. The officers in training are moving stealthily down the school’s hallways, their black uniforms in stark contrast to the usual brightness and joy of their surroundings.

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Brandon Town Hall to host summer silent film series

Posted on May 9, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Classics from the silent film era return to the big screen beginning in May at the Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, which hosts another season of vintage cinema with live music in the historic facility.

This year’s offerings include classic comedy from Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton as well as a pioneering sci-fi epic about mankind’s first voyage to the moon.

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Hilton Park plays their unique folk music in Brandon

Posted on May 6, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Hilton Park is an Americana/folk trio with a unique sound from southern Maine made up of father, Bruce Hilton, youngest son Connor and close musical partner, friend and neighbor Gregg Pannier, a classically trained organist and piano virtuoso. The trio is making the return trip to Brandon this coming Mother’s Day weekend to perform once again at Brandon Music on May 11.

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Tobacco cessation classes begin May 22 in Brandon

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Porter Hospital and Vermont Blueprint for Health are sponsoring a free workshop starting this month for people who want to quit smoking. The free workshop begins on Wednesday, May 22, from 5-6 p.m., at UVM Health Network Primary Care Brandon office at 61 Court Drive.

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Allie gets a second chance — and a new kidney

Posted on April 29, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — The final semesters of college can be very stressful. From staying up all night and cramming for finals, to worrying about post-graduation life and finding a career, many students experience varying levels of stress.

As a junior at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York, Alison “Allie” Walter began waking up with migraines and was constantly tired. She found herself struggling to accomplish basic tasks. The nurses she saw at the school dismissed her symptoms as stress, much like typical university students experience.

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Brandon Artist Guild opens 'The Art of Wood'

Posted on April 29, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — The Brandon Artists Guild (The BAG) continues its 20th anniversary celebration with a new exhibit, “The Art of Wood.”  The series will run from May 3 through June 25. The public is invited to the free opening reception Friday, May 3, from 5-7 p.m.

The show features pieces from the BAG’s exhibiting members, who work in diverse media including paint, fiber, glass, ceramics, collage – and wood.

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Brandon Town Hall gears up for an exciting season

Posted on April 29, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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The Brandon Town Hall has come a long way since a group of local residents, who call themselves the Friends of Town Hall, got involved two decades ago.

At that time, the 158-year-old building had fallen into disrepair and was primarily used as a dumping ground for old sewer bills.

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Guitar wiz Sean Ashby performs at Brandon Music

Posted on April 22, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — That’s a hard one to pass up, who doesn’t want to see a “guitar wizard?” Yeah Ashby will be performing at Brandon Music on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. Ashby is a singer-songwriter, stellar guitarist and music producer who released his debut album “Brass and Gold” on Black Sparrow universal in April 2008. Since then Ashby has released four subsequent albums. He describes his sound as “Jackson Browne meets Junior Brown meets James Brown Americana.”

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