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BOSTON-BASED BERKLEE College professors and old friends John Funkhouser on piano and Jerry Leake on tabla will come together to perform ragas from North India at Brandon Music on Saturday, Oct. 26.
10/21/2019
BRANDON — What do you get when traditional classical Indian music becomes fused with contemporary jazz by two highly acclaimed musicians? Piandia. What? Piandia, it’s a duo. And they’re playing at Brandon Music on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Boston based Berklee College professors and old friends John Funkhouser on piano and Jerry Leake on tabla will come together to perform ragas from North India. Ragas consist of at least five notes, and each raga provides the musician with a musical framework within which to improvise, an area in which Funkhouser and Leake excel. “Musically we start...
10/17/2019
BRANDON — The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is taking public comment on its 2019 Draft Otter Creek Tactical Basin Plan. The agency seeks public feedback on the plan at an informational meeting in Brandon next week and will take written or electronic comment through Nov. 8. The plan covers portions of Bennington, Rutland and Addison counties and all lakes, rivers and wetlands within the Otter Creek, Little Otter Creek and Lewis Creek watersheds. The plan provides an assessment of the health of the basin and identifies 55 water quality strategies across the following sectors: agriculture...

A SCENE FROM F.W. Murnau's ‘Faust,' to be shown on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., at Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Route 7, Brandon, Vt. Admission is free; donations are encouraged. All proceeds support ongoing restoration of the Town Hall.
10/17/2019
BRANDON — When movies first appeared a century ago, it was only a matter of time before they tackled “Faust,” the tale of a man who consigns his soul to the Devil to obtain power in the present. At the height of the silent era, German director F.W. Murnau created a cinematic version of  “Faust” filled with stunning images that maintain their power to astonish. See the original silent film adaptation of the classic legend for yourself on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., in the Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Route 7 in Brandon. Admission is free; donations are encouraged, with all proceeds...
10/17/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — In area field hockey action earlier this week, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley each picked up a pair of victories, and Middlebury dropped a pair of games. Teams are in their final week of play, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday morning. EAGLES On Friday the 11th, the Eagles blanked visiting Colchester, 2-0, to end their tough three-game skid. Those losses all came to top Division I teams by one goal. Txuxa Konczal sparked the Eagles by scoring and setting up Emma Fay’s strike, and Madison Gile assisted Konczal. Kira Murray posted...

AN ORIGINAL, 1926 poster from F.W. Murnau’s “Faust” teases a story of how a demon tempts a righteous man. It will be shown just before Halloween, on Oct. 25 at Brandon Town Hall.
10/14/2019
BRANDON — It’s been a novel, a stage play and an opera. So when movies first appeared a century ago, it was only a matter of time before they tackled “Faust,” the tale of a man who consigns his soul to the devil to obtain power in the present. At the height of the silent era, German director F.W. Murnau created a cinematic version of “Faust” filled with stunning images that maintain their power to astonish. See for yourself with “Faust” (1926), the original silent film adaptation of the classic legend, to be shown on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, in downtown...

MUHS SENIOR FORWARD Merry Kimble, foreground, waves for the ball as sophomore midfielder Ivy Doran controls it during the Tigers’ Thursday home game vs. Rutland. In the background sophomore midfielder Sophie Larocque, who scored in the Tigers’ 4-2 setback, looks on. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy
10/14/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — In midweek high school girls’ soccer action last week, three local teams — Vergennes, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley — all picked up victories, while Middlebury dropped a pair of contests. Friday and Saturday games in all sports were played after the early deadline for this edition; the Independent’s press was closed this past weekend. COMMODORES The Commodores on Wednesday defeated defending Division II champion Milton, 3-1, picking up valuable points in their efforts to remain on top of the D-III standings in the process. VUHS scored the game’s first three goals before...
10/14/2019
FAIR HAVEN — On this past Wednesday host Fair Haven defeated the Otter Valley Union High School boys’ soccer team in double overtime, 3-2. Slater Tyler McClure netted the game-winner on a cross from Kaylo Stevenson. The Slaters took a 2-0 first-half lead on goals from Jake Hochberg and Nick Carrabino. Hayden Bernhardt broke the ice for OV in the second half, and Otter Jeremy Coan tied the game late in regulation. The Otters fell to 1-10. They were set to host Bellows Falls on Friday after the early deadline for this edition; the Independent’s press was closed this past weekend. The 4-8...

OVUHS JUNIOR MIA Politano won her second straight individual girls’ Division II championship on Tuesday at the Proctor-Pittsford Country Club. Her round of 84 was the best of all competitors in all divisions by four strokes. Photo by Austin Danforth/Burlington Free Press
10/10/2019
PITTSFORD — Otter Valley Union High School junior Mia Politano fired an 84 on Tuesday at the Proctor-Pittsford Country Club to become the Division II girls’ medalist for the second straight year. Her total was four strokes clear of the second-place finisher in D-II, Lake Region’s Tia Martinez, and five strokes better than the D-I medalist, Rutland’s Jillian Miles. Politano has not played golf full-time this fall because she is a member of Coach John White’s Otter Valley girls’ soccer team, and she said she was happy with her game considering that factor. “I am pleased with the results from...
10/10/2019
BRANDON — The host Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team crunched winless Fair Haven on Tuesday, 14-0, to improve to 7-2. The Otters remained in second place in Division II, but face tougher competition down the stretch, with games vs. Windsor, D-III’s top team; D-I Rutland; and a scrappy Woodstock squad. On Tuesday Alia Edmunds led the Otters with six goals, Brittney Jackson contributed four, Riley Keith scored two, and Ryleigh LaPorte and Isabella Falco each added one. OV starting goalie Ellie Ross was untested, and backup Madison Colburn made one stop for the Otters. Goalie...
10/10/2019
NORTH CLARENDON — The Otter Valley Union High School football team edged host Mill River on Saturday, 36-35, in a Division III matchup when quarterback OV Alex Polli hit Brady Diaz with a two-point conversion with 1:23 left. The Otters then had to survive Mill River’s missed 19-yard field goal as time expired, an attempt set up by the Minutemen’s 36-yard hook-and-ladder play. OV boosted their hopes for a home playoff game by improving to 4-2 heading into a Saturday home game with Windsor. The Otters conclude their regular season with a visit to Fairfax on Oct. 19. MRU fell to 1-5. Polli...

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