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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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Brandon chief addresses critics after drug incident sparks social-media firestorm

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



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BRANDON — Brandon Police Chief Chris Brickell has taken the local online community to task following an opiate overdose in the police station parking lot on July 10.

Brickell chronicled the entire incident on the department’s Facebook page on July 11.

“Yesterday, July 10, at about 3:30 p.m., we witnessed a second chance at life, and a wasted opportunity within a short period of time,” Brickell wrote.

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Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal perform in Brandon

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal bring their own brand of “Y’all-ternative” music back to Brandon Music this Saturday evening, armed with the makings of Connor’s third album. Before heading into the studio in September, they’ll debut some new songs and new arrangements of old songs. The band is comprised of some of Boston’s finest jazz and Americana musicians, who have all previously played at Brandon Music with Connor, or as part of the John Funkhouser Trio/Quartet.

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Historians recall Vermont '57 plane crash

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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SALISBURY/BRANDON — At 11 years old, Brian Lindner hiked Camel’s Hump with a friend, and ended up finding the site of a 1944 B-24 bomber crash.

None of the adults in his life could answer his questions about the crash that were fueling his curiosity.

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OVUHS honor roll

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School has announced the final honor roll for the 2017-2018 year. Students named to the roll include:

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Brandon to host baseball tourney

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — On the weekend of July 20, 21 and 22 all-star baseball comes to Brandon for the second annual Marble Valley All Star Jamboree and Home Run Derby.

Teams from New York and Vermont will descend on Neshobe Field to vie for the tournament championship as well as try their skills at the long ball in the Home Run Derby. The Marble Valley All Stars, a local team representing Brandon and the area, consists of some of the best local 11- and 12-year-old Majors baseball players.

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