JULY 2011 (mid-month)
COMMUNITY &
CHAMBER NEWS
  
 FREE CONCERT SERIES continues:

 

July 14 at 6:30 pm

The Avant Garde Dogs Band in Central Park  


Back by popular demand. You saw them first during Art in the Snow! The Avant  Garde  Dogs  Band  is a

n eclectic collection of musicians: two members of the Sleeping Dogs of old (Jim Murphy and Tad Merrick), The Keating Five (Jim Keating), and other members who are relatively new to the local music scene (Liam Murphy and Doug Wilhelm). The band's songs range from John Hiatt, The Subdudes, Bruce Cockburn, Greg Brown, Ry Cooder. Los Lobos, The Rolling Stones, The Band, and even a little R&B, all twisted around whatever light pole can be found by the band members. Dancing is the goal, but if people want to just squat, listening is certainly an option. Concert sponsored by Ms. Bette Moffett. And the weather forecast looks perfect! 

 

 

THE GREAT BRANDON AUCTION  

TUESDAY, JULY 19 at 4 pm in CENTRAL PARK

PREVIEW at 2 pm  


 

This is the Chamber's only fundraiser and, after membership dues, is the main source of funding for all the activities, projects and initiatives that we implement throughout the year. As you are aware we now also support the new Stephen Douglas Birthplace Museum and visitor's center, so it's vital we receive the support of all our members and the community.

 


 If you have not yet been contacted or contacted us regarding a donation, it is not too late! Your no-longer-useful-to-you-but-still-in-good-condition items are most appreciated. Gift certificates, barn treasures, attic finds and what-not. There are a few items we can't take, such as exercise equipment and clothes but give us a call (247-6401) or send an email and we can discuss what you have and when we can pick it up.   

 

The auction is always a fun event with Auctioneer Barb Watters, lots of laughs and terrific bargains. The Brandon Lions Club will be serving up a great dinner and new this year is a beer / wine tent.

 

DONATE ~ BID ~ BUY  

 

 


NEW T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE

After many years, the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce has a new t-shirt available for purchase.  There are two versions of the shirts available and they come in two different fabulous colors.

One is commemorative for Brandon's 250 years and the other is just a great Brandon T with the Chamber's popular logo on the front.
Both shirts have the Chamber's popular tag line on the back-of-the-shirt: "Open Jan. 1 - Dec. 31." Shirts are available in all sizes from Youth to XXL. Shirts will be available for purchase at upcoming Chamber events (concerts, auction, etc) and at the Brandon Inn.  

"KILROY WAS HERE" at the Brandon Town Hall

The Brandon Town Players continue their production of "Kilroy Was Here" in the Brandon Town Hall on 15 & 16 at 7:30. Tickets are $15.00 at the door, $13.00 in advance and for all past and present Military Personnel, $10.00. Tickets can be purchased at Carr' Florist & Gifts, Briggs Carriage Bookstore or at the door. For more information call 247-5420 or on the Town Halls website @ brandontownhall.org and click on The Brandon Town Players link.   

FROM OUR MEMBERS and THE COMMUNITY 

IN THEIR OWN WORDS:

 

CAFE PROVENCE

Roses Wine Tasting: Thursday July 14th, Bastille Day! 5PM-7PM

$10/person, space is limited, reservations are recommended.  We will be tasting RosÚs from the South of France and from around the world.

 

Balinese Dinner:  Vicky of Lian Catering is coming back to Cafe on July 21st, this time with a tasty Balinese Dinner.

 

 BRANDON ARTIST GUILD: e-e-i-e-o: Out Behind The Barn

An Exhibition by Judith Reilly

Now through August 30. Open daily 10 am - 5 pm

802-247-4956 

 

GALLERY-IN-THE-FIELD: The Power of Place

Landscapes and Mindscapes from Vermont 

 Now through September 1

685 Arnold District Road   (just off Route 7)

Friday - Sunday  12 - 5,  and by appointment

(802) 247-0125    

 

 

 

BRANDON MUSIC

Brandon Music is delighted to present the Vermont-based group Swing Noire on Saturday, July 23 at 7 pm  Swing Noire is comprised of the musicians David Gusakov on violin and viola, Rob McCuen on solo guitar, Jared Volpe on rhythm guitar, and Jim McCuen on double bass.

 

The group plays Gypsy Jazz in the tradition of the world-famous Hot Club of France -   The sound they create is reminiscent of the early days of jazz with their unique take on hot swing in the spirit of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli who created some of the first jazz based outside of the African-American tradition. 

 

Tickets can be purchased at Brandon Music or by calling 802-465-4071 (10:00 am to 5:00pm any day except Tuesday).  Seating is limited, so reservation is strongly advised. 62 Country Club Road, opposite Neshobe Golf Club on Rte 73E.  

 

NEW ENGLAND MAPLE MUSEUM 

MAPLE SUGAR CANDY MAKING DEMONSTRATION. Visitors can watch maple syrup boiled into yummy maple candy and, of course, sample it fresh from the mold. Every Wednesday thru September, 10:30 AM- 1:30 PM. No Charge. New England Maple Museum, Rt 7, Pittsford. 802-483-9414. info@maplemuseum.com.

 

 BRANDON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH SUPPER 

Saturday, July 16 from 5 - 7 pm 

Chicken Barbecue / Salad / Bean Supper

 Congregational Church Fellowship Hall 

Barbecue chicken, variety of salads, slaws, baked beans, strawberry shortcake, beverages  

Adults - $10; Youth 5 - 12 - $5; Under 5 - their guest

 

GOSHEN BLUEBERRY FEST

 July 30 at Goshen Town Hall, rain or shine. 10 am - 2 pm. This is a family event, free to all. A variety of vendors, kids table, bake sale, blueberry contest and a lot more. Space is available for vendors. Blueberry contest $5 entry fee. Forms are available for space and blueberry contest rules at:   www.goshenvt.org  

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS:

Body and Face Massage Services

Heather Norton

160 Fox Rd., Brandon  ~  802-236-9087

Membership Categories: Health Care & Fitness; Services; Weddings & Events

 

NeighborWorks of Western Vermont

Mary Lamson

110 Marble St., W Rutland 05777

802-438-2303. Email: mlamson@nwwvt.org

www.nwwvt.org and heatsquad.org  

Membership Categories: Construction & Contractors; Financial Services; Insulation; Real Estate; Renewable Energy 

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT

CONSTANT CONTACT E-NEWSLETTERS:

Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce members are able to take advantage of the relationship we have with Constant Contact (e-newsletters) for price discounts. Members can click here to learn about the discount and how to sign up. Let us know if you have any questions or if you are already using Constant Contact and are paying full price (we can  help with that, too). 

 

APB

MISSING

Do you know the where-abouts of this piece of artwork, a self-portrait done by one of Brandon's most famous individuals who also happens to be an artist? This piece of artwork is in the hands of someone who attended the Chamber's last golf mixer in September 2009 and won it in the "door prize." The artwork must be returned to the Chamber in time for for the 2011 Golf Mixer, currently in the planning phase. Potential reward. Please contact immediately 

WANTED

The Stephen A Douglas Birthplace is looking for the following donations:

  • Wall clock for the office (period look but working well)
  • Bike Rack

 

If you have these items you would like to donate, please contact us at info@brandon.org or call 802-247-6401

KILLINGTON FREE
SUMMER CONCERTS

 

Killington announces expanded line-up for free summer concert series with performances every Saturday from July 23 through August 27.

Click here for details.

 

 


HAPPY 250th BIRTHDAY BRANDON
Brandon 250 Vermont
HEALTH INSURANCE
CIGNA and
DELTA DENTAL

A popular Chamber membership benefit  is access to group health  / dental insurance at group rates. Contact Holden Financial Services at 775-2503 or 388-4992 or your own insurance agent. You can read more about plan options for both health and dental insurance here.
FAIRPOINT

FairPoint Communications
Free Wireless Internet DSL is being provided at the Stephen A Douglas Birthplace, Brandon Museum, and Visitor Center by FairPoint Communications.  


NEXT CHAMBER MEETING

The Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce will next meet on Monday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 pm in The Cliver Room at the Stephen A Douglas Birthplace.

 

CONTACT INFO
Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 267
Brandon VT 05733

802-247-6401

info@brandon.org
www.brandon.org

www.brandon.org

 

Please take the time to link our website:

www.brandon.org to your website. It will help with search engine optimization for both your business and the Chamber. 

 
Y
A
R
D

S
A
L
E

BRANDON YARD SALE CONTRACT - AUGUST 6, 2011

NEW THIS YEAR: ENHANCED LISTING OPPORTUNITIES

    

Name and address listing: $7               

 

Enhanced listing: $15 buys you 25 words to describe your yard sale plus your name and address in a boxed ad. For example, your enhanced listing can say:   

 

John & Mary Brandon - 1 Park St.: Multi-family sale, kids clothes, games, toys, books, old records, furniture, some antiques, tools. Good items for college students including dishes and pots & pans.   

       

For ALL LISTINGS:

               

 

NAME: ________________________________________________________

 

ADDRESS: (Yard-salers - please be very descriptive so we can mark your place on a town street map)                               

 

 

______________________________________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________

   

 

PHONE: ____________________         EMAIL: _________________________

 

For ENHANCED LISTING:

 

25 WORDS: ______________________________________________________

 

_________________________________________________________________

 

   

_________________________________________________________________

 

MAIL TO BACC, PO BOX 267, BRANDON OR DROP OFF AT CARR'S FLORIST or THE INSIDE SCOOP

 

DEADLINE FOR GETTING IN YARD SALE FORMS: AUG. 4, 2011

 

WE WILL TRY TO GIVE YOU A YARD SALE STICK AT EITHER CARR'S OR THE INSIDE SCOOP WHEN YOU REGISTER. IF YOU DON'T GET ONE AT THAT TIME, ONE WILL BE DROPPED OFF AT YOUR YARD SALE LOCATION ON FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2011