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Safer Society receives grant to improve programs

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Safer Society Foundation has received a $2,500 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Small and Inspiring grant program. The grant will help further Safer Society Foundation’s mission of mitigating the impact of parental incarceration on children and families in Vermont.

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Lothrop-Neshobe merger panned: OVUSD explores options to address $1.6 million shortfall

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — If a vote on whether to merge Lothrop and Neshobe elementary schools were conducted at the gym where a recent public forum was held, the result would likely be a resounding “No.”

The idea, which would send kindergarten through third-grade students to one school and fourth- through sixth-graders to the other, is one of two “Big Ideas” that were discussed at two public meetings in the Otter Valley Unified School District in the last week.

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Otter Valley to accept students from China

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — After years of working on cultural exchange with China, Otter Valley Union High School Principal Jim Avery ushered in an era of official partnership with the Vermont International Academy this past Tuesday.

Avery announced a formal agreement with VIA in Shanghai under which OV will accept students on a yearly basis from that Chinese city.

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Brandon artist exhibits in Jeffersonville gallery: Bryan Memorial Gallery selects Jim Samler painting for juried exhibit

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Otter Valley students create Moosalamoo Museum

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Students in the Moosalamoo Center program at Otter Valley Union High School have taken presentational learning to whole new level.

Students this month unveiled their Moosalamoo Museum, which closed Nov. 21.

The Moosalamoo Outdoor Education Program began at OV in 2005 and offers 10th-12th-grade students interested in the outdoors a chance to learn about ecology by doing. It’s called experiential learning, and it links traditional academics with real-life applications in the outdoors.

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Rupert Waites brings original folk back to Brandon stage

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Folk singer-songwriter Rupert Wates returns to Brandon Music on Saturday, Dec. 2. He’ll be debuting material from his new CD, “The Lights Of Paris,” an album which showcases his original, acoustic, melodic art/folk with flavors of jazz and vaudeville.

Wates has been a professional songwriter since the late 1990s when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. Since then he’s won more than 30 songwriting awards.

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OVUU weighs its options for elementary schools

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A directive from the Otter Valley Unified Union School Board to level fund the next budget may result in a very different educational landscape in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union.

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Artist Stephanie Stouffer brings her 'Holiday Legacy' to Brandon

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Stephanie Stouffer has a special holiday exhibit of her original paintings and commercial products on view at The Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. The show “Holiday Legacy” opened Nov. 17 and will run through Dec. 31.

During her 35-year career, Stouffer created over 430 paintings for the international card company Caspari, of which approximately 75 percent were used for their boxed holiday cards and related products like napkins, wrapping paper, and plates. Chances are you’ve seen, if not purchased, one of her designs before.

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Brandon will be hosting festive events this holiday season

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — You can start your holiday season off with a meaningful and enduring tradition of remembrance in Brandon — the Brandon Memory Tree. Donations of $1 per name in memory of your loved ones help light the tree. Names will be printed in the Brandon Reporter newspaper.

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OVUHS students to present the musical 'Big Fish'

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School’s Walking Stick Theatre proudly presents “Big Fish,” the musical, Nov. 16-19, at the Brandon school.

The musical is based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel, “Big Fish: a Novel of Mythic Proportions,” and director Tim Burton and screenwriter John August’s 2003 film version.

The plot of “Big Fish” revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman with a penchant for story telling, and his adult son Will.

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