JULY (end) 2012
SOAR SUMMERFEST IS TONIGHT - FRIDAY, JULY 27
Tonight is the drawing of the SOAR Stimulus Raffles! With a value of the Stimulus Pot of Gold at $3299.47 and a Florida trip valued at $2,200! Surely we all want to win!
The drawings will happen at the intermission of the Gene Childers Concert in Central Park this Friday at the SOAR Summerfest 2012. (CONCERT RAIN LOCATION: BRANDON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH). The Stack the Deck items will also be picked at the same time. Remember there will be a pig roast, refreshments and desserts available so it has all the makings of a great Friday night in Brandon. Bring a blanket or chair and make a night of it! We hope to see you there!
If you haven't purchased your ticket yet..... don't wait. You can still buy them online at www.SOARSummerfest.org. SOMEONE WILL WIN TONIGHT!
BRANDON YARD SALE DAY
SAT., AUG. 4
2012 BRANDON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
GOLF MIXER at NESHOBE GOLF CLUB
✰CARR'S FLORIST AND GIFTS
✰HOLDEN FINANCIAL SERVICES
Tuesday, AUGUST 21 at 5 pm (please be at club at 4:30 pm)
OPEN TO BACC MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
New Members & Non-golfers ..... even if you have never golfed,
This is a fun night. You will be on a team with golfers & non-golfers!
Format: Nine Hole Captain and Crew, Four Person
Team Prizes. Individual Prizes. Door Prizes.
Neshobe Members pay $16 for Golf
Neshobe Non-members pay $24 for Golf
+ Chicken Barbeque Dinner: $16 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
(CART IS INCLUDED FOR ALL GOLFERS)
ENTRY DEADLINE: August 14 in order to arrange teams and for the Club to order food.
Downtown Brandon's fourth "First Friday"
is next Friday night, Aug. 3.
Make it a Brandon weekend -- come on downtown Friday night to browse, shop, and have a bite to eat. Early Saturday morning will be time to start on the Yard Sale Trail! For more information, please contact the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or by email at: email@example.com
Auctioneer Barb Watters looking for high bid on this New England Woodcraft donated table.
24th GREAT BRANDON AUCTION WAS HUGE SUCCESS
Despite the rain that fell the moment the gavel went down, the Chamber's 24th Annual Great Brandon Auction was a tremendous success. The rain didn't last long and didn't damper spirits nor bidding. We are blown away by the generosity of this year's donors, bidders, buyers, and volunteers. Auctioneer Barb Watters sold just about everything -- the beautiful original art pieces, unique and interesting gift certificates, and the box lots full of mystery and surprise! While the grand total is still being added up, it looks as if the auction did better than last year by at least $1500 and we hope to realize a net profit of about $9000. Proceeds from the auction support the many activities and programs of the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce including the Brandon Museum at the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace. We thank everyone who helped with the success including volunteers from as far away as France and campers from Camp Betsey Cox in Pittsford. There are way too many people who helped to name everyone but you know who you are. But most importantly, once again, we couldn't do it without the Auction Team: Managers Bernie Carr and Joel Mondlak and Auctioneer Barb Watters.
BRANDON TOWN HALL CONCERT FEATURING
ORLEANS IS CANCELED
The "Orleans" Concert scheduled for September 2nd at the Brandon Town Hall has been canceled due to the death of lead singer Larry Hoppin. If anyone has already purchased a ticket to the concert please return them to Carr's Florist and Gifts for a complete refund. You must show your ticket to receive the refund. Sorry for the inconvenience, our thoughts go out to the members of "Orleans" for their loss. Dennis W. Marden for the Friends Of The Brandon Town Hall.
JULY IN THE BRANDON TOWN HALL
Snake Mountain Bluegrass
Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Known for their tight harmony singing, the band uses both a traditional and more modern approach to the bluegrass style, from hard driving "breakdowns" to softer, folk-type arrangements. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 children (17 & under) and $5 seniors (55 and up). Tickets available at Carr's Florist & Gifts or at the door. Sponsored by Priscilla McKeighan, The Lilac Inn, Kathy & Wayne Rausenberger, The Brandon Medical Center and Gary & Nancy Meffe
SQUARE DANCE TO BENEFIT BRANDON TOWN HALL RESTORATION
Square up for an evening of dancing fun at the Brandon Town Hall.
Peter Tobin will be calling a Western-style Square Dance sponsored by the Cast Off 8's on Saturday, September 8 between 8 and 10 PM. The $5 per person admission will go to the continued restoration of the Brandon Town Hall. Join the fun. No experience is necessary.
The Cast Off 8's have been an active Square Dance club for the past 34 years. We dance on Wednesday evenings at the Lothrop School Gym in Pittsford. New dancers are welcome to join the group during the month of September. For additional information, please give us a call or visit our website (www.CastOff8s.com).
LAKE DUNMORE - FERN LAKE ASSOCIATION ON-LINE AUCTION
The 2012 Auction is now in progress. We have over 60 items of value being offered, including original artwork, prints, jewelry, water toys, services, fine wines, liquors, concert tickets, restaurant and other local business gift certificates, and so much more. We invite you to browse all 63 items, which are identified on the attached bid sheets. Bidding is easy. Simply fill your contact information on the bid sheets and mail by August 10. Please remember to add a few cents to your bids, which will virtually eliminate duplicate high bids. Example: instead of a bid of $40, make your bid $40.19.
We are pleased to be able to showcase the businesses and talented people who support the continued good health of our lakes with their generous donations. Enjoy looking through the wonderful variety of items we have, bid freely, and may you win something special!
If you prefer, you may enter your bids using our website.
Visit us at www.ldfla.com and click on LDFLA AUCTION 2012 to download the bid sheet and view selected items. Bids may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, visit www.ldfla.com, then click on the link to our new BLOG. When you reach the LDFLA Blog Spot, click on the Auctions category on the right side of the page for our post about the auction.
You need not be a LDFLA member to bid, so please forward this email to your friends and family who might have an interest in the offerings. All proceeds to benefit our Milfoil Control Program.
Jazz at Brandon Music Presents Michael Benedict & Bopitude August 2, 7:30pm
Brandon Music, located at 62 Country Club Road in Brandon, Vermont, will present Michael Benedict & Bopitude on August 2 at 7:30pm. General Admission is $12. Brandon Music offers an Early Bird dinner special, which includes a ticket for the jazz performance, for $22 per person. Full menu available at standard prices. Venue is BYOB.
For Information & Reservations (802) 465-4071 / email@example.com
Michael Benedict & Bopitude revisits the most memorable tunes of the hard bop era while bringing back to life some more obscure treasures from the past. The band features Michael Benedict on drums, David Caldwell-Mason on piano, Brian Patneaude on tenor saxophone, Chris Pasin on trumpet and Mike Lawrence on bass. Jazz Times critic Bill Milkowski applauded Bopitude, noting that: "Veteran drummer Michael Benedict's mission statement comes through loud and clear in the title of this aggressively swinging hard-bop offering. Straight-ahead fans will surely dig this."
Brandon Music Presents Salt River Revue in Benefit Concert, 8/12
Brandon Music, at 62 Country Club Road in Brandon, Vermont, presents the Salt River Revue on Sunday, August 12 at 4:00PM, in the Brandon Music Café. All proceeds will benefit the Compass Music and Arts Foundation. Tickets are $15. For tickets or information, contact Brandon Music at (802) 465-4071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Salt River Revue represents the coming together of two Vermont bands: The Salt Ash Serenaders and The Cold River Band. Hence the name Salt River. The members have been good friends through the years and have often joined forces in various combinations for playing concerts, contra dances and celebrations. After one such event, where all five members were playing together, the idea was planted for a more formal arrangement for their musical efforts. Now, at their concerts, audiences have the opportunity to hear these multi-talented, multi-instrumentalists play as an ensemble as well as in solo and duo performances. Hence, the Revue.
This line-up expands the eclectic repertoires of both bands. Expect to hear old-time blues, and gospel, along with a dose of Grateful Dead. Expect music from American, Celtic and Latino traditions. Expect the material to be a mix of original, historic and contemporary sources. Expect the unexpected!
The Salt River Revue features Vicky Arthur (bass, guitar, percussion and vocals), Mary Barron (fiddle, mandolin and vocals), Marcos Levy (piano, guitar, mandolin, bass and vocals), Paul Sgalia (mandolin, guitar, bass and vocals), and Steve Spensley (standard & slide guitars, fiddle and vocals).
WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS
JBP Properties, LLC
Jeremiah Beach Parker
PO Box 238
Construction / Contractors
Real Estate Rentals
Li's Chinese Restaurant
16 Park St.
BRANDON SIDEWALK SALES ARE BACK!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
Downtown Brandon will be alive with Sidewalk Sales all day Friday Aug. 10 and Saturday Aug. 11. New shops and businesses. Come explore!
ARE YOU HOLDING AN EVENT?
The Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer complimentary assistance in spreading the word to our members and area non-profits.
Send us a press release by email and we will publish in our e-newsletter.
Drop off a flier or poster at the Visitor Center at the Stephen A Douglas Birthplace for the bulletin board.
Let us help you get out your message!
The Stephen A Douglas Birthplace is in need of dry, clean storage. The preference is for something on-site such as a pre-fab shed or pod. Off-site storage space would also be considered. Please contact the Chamber.
Route 7, Pittsford
Sugar Candy Making free demonstrations every Wednesday from
10:30 AM- 3 PM thru October 10.
The story of maple sugaring is in the world's largest maple museum. Antiques, paintings, slide show, folk art exhibits, maple syrup samples. A simulated boiling process, "sap to syrup" is presented all year. Gift Shop with mail order service. In-Season Open daily. 8:30-5:30 PM May 18- October 31. Admission $2.50, Children under12 yrs $.75, under 6 yrs free. Located at 4578 Rte 7 in Pittsford. Senior and AAA rates. Visit our web site WWW.MAPLEMUSEUM.COM
BRANDON TOWN BAND
EVERY MONDAY IN CENTRAL PARK
The fabulous multi-generational Brandon Town Band plays every Monday night through the summer at 6:30 in Central Park (weather permitting).
Bring a chair or a blanket!
Brandon Farmers' Market
Fridays, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
May 25 - October 12, 2012
Seasonal Vegetables and Plants-Honey-Vermont Maple Syrup
Handcrafted Jewelry-Local Mohair, Wool and Alpaca Products-Hand
Knit and crocheted items- Baked Goods- Jams-Jellies-Local Meats and Much more.
For Information & Vendor Space Contact: Wendy Cijka, (802) 273-2655
REVOLVING LOAN FUND AVAILABLE
The Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce administers a low-interest revolving loan fund available to businesses for an approved building improvement project. The loan fund was originally established as a way to recognize that each and every improvement to Brandon's built community is important to a revitalized town. This loan has been lent several times in the past and there is $2500 available to be lent at the current time. Please contact the Chamber if you would like more information about this little pot of gold! (This fund is not to be confused with the Town of Brandon's Economic Development Revolving Loan.)
Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 267
Brandon VT 05733