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Brandon's Christina Wiles earns top Girl Scout honor

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — The Girl Scouts began in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first troop of 18 girls in Savannah, Ga. Now, 3.7 million members strong, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America have helped mentor and develop strong female leaders such Lucille Ball, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and astronaut Sally Ride.

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In Vergennes and Brandon, unseasonable rain caused wastewater overflows

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Elizabeth Gribkoff of VTDigger.org



VERGENNES — Unseasonable rain that fell in Vermont during the weekend before Christmas led to the release of more than 2 million gallons of untreated and partially treated wastewater into rivers around the state.

Brandon, Montpelier, Rutland, St. Albans and Vergennes all reported combined sewer overflows to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. St. Albans also released more than a half million gallons of partially treated wastewater and stormwater. By law, Vermont municipalities are now required to submit public alerts of untreated releases.

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Brandon hosts Moonlight Madness Dec. 20

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Brandon’s Moonlight Madness will continue this Thursday, Dec. 20,  from 4-8 p.m.  The Brandon Artists Guild will have several juried artists  demonstrating: Wenda Curtis and Jill Listzwan will be giving a 15 minute hands-on workshop on making a copper star for your home; Ashley Wolff will be signing her children’s books; and Stacey Stanhope Dundon will be demonstrating her decorating technique on pottery. There will be a wrapping station to wrap the gifts purchased in the gallery and some warm mulled cider to keep you warm.

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OV, Chinese visitors celebrate partnership

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School recently held a ceremony in the library to celebrate the partnership between the Vermont International Academy and China. John Holden, C.E.O. and founder of the U.S.-China Strong Foundation, as well as “Cathy” Qian Kexin, age 18, of Guangzhou, China, were the special guests.

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Now's your chance; join first-ever Brandon Idol contest

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — Brandon-area residents are encouraged to step up to the microphone and wow the crowd with their dulcet tones for a chance to win $1,000 as the first annual Brandon Idol singing competition gets underway at the start of the new year. Until then, the Brandon Recreation Department is expecting dozens, if not up to a 100 (wouldn’t that be grand), of contestants to get ready for the big audition.

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Brandon area to field level school spending

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — The school board for the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union looks to keep a lid on spending in its upcoming budget. At their Nov. 29 meeting board members approved a 2019-2020 school year draft budget that would raise spending by half a percent.

The proposed $9.3 million spending plan is $50,588 more than the previous year, as very few staffing or equipment changes were needed from last year. About $7.5 million, or 81 percent, of that spending goes to staffing and benefits.

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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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