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TENACITY – Dan Brett – Acrylic on wood
The Brandon Artists Guild is showing “Signs of Life” this spring — also the name of the BAG’s latest exhibition. “Signs of Life” features works by printmaker Jeannie Podolak and painter Dan Brett. The exhibit runs from May 7-July 5. A free opening reception will be held Friday, May 7, from 5-7 p.m., at the gallery at 7 Center Street, Brandon — yes, in person! Social distancing, mask-wearing and capacity limits will be required. OK. Now onto the artwork. Jeannie Podolak, of North Chittenden, and Dan Brett, of Whiting, have created bodies of work that reflect their emotional and creative...
BRANDON — The Rev. William L. Bartholomew, who has served as pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church for more than six years, will be retiring within the next year according to the church. Congregants are being asked to help in finding a replacement pastor. Rev. Bartholomew made his plans known to the congregation in February, writing “Our worship of God in word and music has lifted our spirits and filled the air all around our historic church building. The carillon has kept folks reminded that God loves them.” Sending out over 100 epistles since the beginning of the pandemic, Rev....

THELMA MINER (LEFT), a longtime Brandon resident, enjoys a safer life at home thanks in part to her homeshare housemate, Anna Hardt. Photo by Karen Pike
BRANDON — Years ago, Thelma Miner, who is now a feisty 91-year-old, made her daughter Marie Perry promise that she would remain in her Brandon home for as long as possible. A nursing facility was off the table. But when Thelma began suffering memory loss, Marie knew it would take a team to fulfill that promise, especially with her living more than an hour away.  Four days a week, home health aides come in to make sure Thelma exercises and eats her lunch. Thelma’s son and daughter-in-law live next door so they can regularly check-in and watch out for any deviation from Thelma’s daily routines...

BARBARA GRACE CAMERON-DELAHANT
BRANDON — Barbara Grace Cameron-Delahant, age 80, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021, at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Mrs. Delahant was born in Salisbury on August 12, 1940. She was the daughter of Leonard and Lena (Clark) Dukette. She grew up in Salisbury where she received her education. Barbara was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She enjoyed fishing, gossiping on the phone and listening to classic country music. She loved watching her game shows on TV. Her family was her life. She is survived by her husband, Richard Allan Delahant of...
MIDDLEBURY — Residents in four local towns on Tuesday voted in favor of sending a message to entrepreneurs that their municipalities will consider applications for cannabis retail stores in the future. Vermont’s Act 164, which legalized recreational marijuana, requires a municipality to “opt in” before a retailer selling marijuana can open in that community. That can only be done via a Yes/No vote of town residents. More than a dozen Vermont municipalities held an “opt-in” vote on Town Meeting Day. Locally, Middlebury (by a vote of 951-546 ),Vergennes (387-185), Salisbury (118-105) and...

VICKI WELLS
BRANDON — Vicki Wells’s commute is about to get a lot shorter. The 56-year-old lives in Brandon and last week was chosen as the next principal of Brandon’s Neshobe Elementary School, which is 1.5 miles from her house. She also lives “literally right around the corner” from current Neshobe Principal Judi Pulsifer, who is retiring in June. Wells was never far, having spent the past 17 years as the Director of Student Services for the Addison Central Supervisory Union in Middlebury. She and her husband, Bob, lived in Brandon some 20 years ago before moving to East Middlebury to raise their two...

SAWYER DOENGES SHOWS off his artwork.
Despite the challenges facing students and teachers this year, the Brandon Artists Guild (BAG) will proudly host its annual show of new artwork by local students from grades K to 12. The exhibit will be on view through Feb. 28. The exhibit includes work from students from Otter Valley Union High School, Barstow Memorial, Neshobe Elementary, and Lothrop, Sudbury and Leicester Elementary Schools. This celebration of creativity from our schools gives students an exciting opportunity to have their work displayed in a professional gallery setting. The exhibit also provides the public a rare chance...

KRISTLE HUMISTON, RIGHT, of Brandon was killed in a snowmobile crash on Feb. 6 on Lake Dunmore. She is pictured here with her sister Jodi Wheeler, left, and her daughter Adyson, 12. Several fundraisers have been scheduled to raise money for Adyson.
SALISBURY/BRANDON — A beloved local teacher was killed in a snowmobile accident on Saturday, and fundraisers for her young daughter began in earnest almost immediately. Kristle Humiston, 39, died when the snowmobile she was riding on collided with some trees on the west side of Lake Dunmore a little before 7 p.m. on Feb. 6. Snowmobile driver Amanda Warren, 43, of Salisbury was taken to Porter Hospital in Middlebury and transferred to UVM Medical Center in Burlington to be treated for her injuries.  Vermont State Police troopers responded to the report of the crash in the Rustic Lane area near...
SALISBURY — A Brandon woman was killed on Saturday when the snowmobile on which she was riding crashed while coming off Lake Dunmore. Kristle Humiston, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene on the west side of the lake a little before 7 p.m. on Feb. 6. Snowmobile driver Amanda Warren, 43, of Salisbury was taken to Porter Hospital in Middlebury and transferred to UVM Medical Center in Burlington to be treated for her injuries. Vermont State Police troopers responded to the report of the crash on Lake Dunmore in the Rustic Lane area near Camp Songadeewin in Salisbury. While enroute troopers were...
BRANDON — The select board here has approved the Town Meeting Day warning, which will include an article asking voters if they will authorize retail marijuana sales in town. But before anyone gets too pleased or panicked, depending on which side of the issue they’re on, local legislators say it will be at least a year before there is any movement on the issue from the state level. (See accompanying story, pg. 3.) Reps. Butch Shaw and Stephanie Jerome both attended the Brandon Select Board meeting Monday night and weighed in on Act 164, the bill passed by the Legislature last year that would...

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