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'Max and Mim' exhibit spotlights two Brandon legends

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs and Bill Mathis



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BRANDON —The Brandon Museum at the Stephen A. Douglas House is sponsoring an exhibit about two Brandon legends, titled “Max & Mim” and featuring the art of Max and Mim Welton. The show features Max’s folk art and Mim’s  iconic photos from her weekly newspaper, Dateline Brandon. Those who attend are encouraged to share stories and memories. 

The exhibit opened Aug. 4 at The Compass Center in Park Village off Route 7 North in Brandon, and will run through September. 

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More than three dozen new staffers welcomed to RNESU

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Students in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union (RNESU) will see some new faces when they return to school this Wednesday. The school district is welcoming 37 new employees to its seven member schools. 

For the 2018-2019 school year, the following individuals will begin work. Below are their names, respective locations and roles:

 

First/Front Row (L to R):

Jennifer Hughes – Neshobe – Paraeducator

Sara Humphreys – Barstow – Teacher: Grade 1

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DaddyLongLegs performs at Brandon Music

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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This trio of seasoned Vermont (ahem, Addison County) musicians — David Gusakov, Rick Ceballos and Matt Witten — infuse 15th century French country dances and oldtimey melodies with Celtic and jazz pieces. The mixed repertoire is guaranteed to brush away the blues; this music is upbeat, whimsical and delightful. Catch the trio at Brandon Music on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Among the three musicians, they play fiddle, viola, banjo, gourd banjo, piano, guitar, percussion, as well as sing, creating vibrant, sensitive and surprising 21st-century folk music.

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Brandon Reporter's popular Lee Kahrs bids farewell

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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BRANDON — In 2007, Lee J. Kahrs was in between journalism jobs and had been house-painting when she came home to find a note on her door from Polly Lynn, now the editor and co-publisher of The Mountain Times in Killington.

The note said that Lynn’s father, Angelo, the editor and publisher of the Addison Independent in Middlebury, needed Kahrs’ help with a new paper he had acquired, The Reporter.

Kahrs started at The Reporter one week later.

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Appeal forces Brandon-area mosquito district permit review

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON, LEICESTER, SALISBURY, GOSHEN, PITTSFORD — The entire Pesticide General Permit issued to the Brandon Leicester, Salisbury Goshen Mosquito Control District in 2017 is reviewable per the Vermont Environmental Court.

The de novo treatment of the permit (de novo is Latin meaning “from the beginning” or “anew”) means that the court may look at all of the documentation related to the permit application to make confirm that state and federal regulations were followed.

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Useless Cans rattle Brandon Music

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Born in New York’s Capital Region, the Useless Cans have been bringing a mix of old-time jazz, folk and traditional Russian tunes to their audiences since 2016. The trio combines elements of music’s past along with a contemporary perspective, and consists of guitar, upright bass and washboard with all three members lending their voices. The Cans make their Brandon Music debut on Saturday, Aug. 18.

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Brandon hosts silent comedies with live music

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Laughter for the whole family is on tap at Brandon Town Hall, where classic silent comedies starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy will be screened with live music on Saturday, Aug. 11. The show starts at 7 p.m.; admission is free, donations are encouraged.

The program, the latest in the Brandon Town Hall's summer silent film series, will feature short comedies made by the iconic comedy team prior to the advent of talkies. Music will be provided by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based composer who specializes in improvising live accompaniment for silent films.

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June Kelly named as top Legionnaire in Vermont

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — American Legion Post 55 veteran and Brandon resident June Kelly has been named the PDC Herbert Reed Legionnaire of the Year by the Vermont American Legion.

And that’s not all. Brandon’s American Legion Post 55 was given the same honor for being Kelly’s post.

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Pearl, Miner both receive Estabrook awards

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Melly Flynn and Molly Merkert



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BRANDON — The John Seeley Estabrook Memorial Trust recently presented its annual Estabrook Award to two remarkable and outstanding recipients, Emily Merkert Pearl and Jacob Miner. The awards were presented at a reception at the Brandon Public Library on July 29.

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Julia Mark brings her folk-pop-jazz music to Brandon

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Julia Mark is a singer, pianist and songwriter performing jazz-inflected folk/pop — we’ve heard that before. What makes Mark unique are the subjects of her songs. She writes lyric-driven, optimistically dissonant songs about life on the moon, loss of memory, shifting homes and palindromes.

Mark returns to the Brandon Music stage with upright bass player Forrest Pettengill this Saturday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., before she embarks on an East Coast to Midwest tour.

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