AUGUST (beginning) 2012
BRANDON HAS A BIG WEEKEND:
FIRST FRIDAY and YARD SALE DAY
Brandon's downtown will be open late tonight, Friday night, August 3, for First Friday. Shops will be keeping the lights on and the doors open until 9 pm or later to provide the opportunity to shop, eat, stroll, browse, socialize, and just enjoy the evening.
As a special bonus, Brandon Farmers Market will be joining in the First Friday fun by staying open until 6 pm. Come see what's new at the Market. Vendors coming and going all day. Lots of new vendors with different products. And don't forget Farmer's Market Raffle: Make a purchase and fill out a ticket to win a basket of goodies from the participating vendors!
AND ROLL RIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING:
Bright and early, there will be scores of yard sales all throughout town. Although some sales will not start until 9:00 am, the official map will be available starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday on-line at www.brandon.org and at the Visitor Center at the historic Stephen A Douglas Birthplace, located on Route 7 next to the church at the corner of Routes 7 and 73 West.
(4 Grove St on GPS). Pick up a map and follow the sales.
Sales will be held rain or shine. Check barns, garages and porches!
Have fun in Brandon this weekend.
WHEN YOU ARE finished scoring great deals at Yard Sales, and you have refreshed with delicious Brandon sustenance, head on over to the Brandon Town Hall for a live concert featuring:
Jon Gailmor - Saturday, August 4 at 7pm
Songs to make people feel alive! Music for humans prenatal through prehistoric, spanning the entire emotional spectrum. Humor and audience involvement are integral parts of any Jon Gailmor performance. Original, relevant, irreverent, children's, American, international, and totally absurd tunes can be heard.
Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12. (One child under 12 FREE with each adult admission!) Tickets purchased at the door only. Sponsored by Neshobe PTO, Naylor & Breen, Visual Learning - Stephanie & Brian Jerome.
Organic Greenhouse Tomato Production & VOF Social
August 6, 2012 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Join Jon Satz as he explains his strategies for managing roughly 8,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space dedicated to the production of certified organic tomatoes. John will discuss grafting techniques, varietal selection, pruning, and disease and pest management- including unique environmental controls. The greenhouses, which are peak ventilated and heated primarily by biomass, will also be discussed. Jon has been farming at Wood's Market Garden since 2000, and started growing a decade before. The farm raises about 50 acres of crops, with a mix of vegetables and oilseeds. There are also several greenhouses for the production of bedding plants. The Vermont Organic Farmers social to follow will feature products from Wood's Market Garden. Participate in tasting organic products and provide input on VOF's marketing campaign. Registration is requested for the social to follow so we know how much food to prepare. Please register via the link below or call (802) 434-4122.
Wood's Market Garden 93 Wood Lane Brandon, VT
Cost: $10 for NOFA-VT members; $20 non-members. Website: Register for VOF Social Contact: NOFA-VT Contact Email: email@example.com Contact Phone: (802) 434-4122
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.
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.
FOOD SAFETY COURSES
ServSafe® Food Safety Certification
Chefs, Proprietors, Food Managers, Specialty Foods Entrepreneurs
Food Handlers Certificates, excellent ServSafe® pathway
Cold and Hot Foods Preparation, Deli and Wait Service Associates
Training to Excel, Norm Milot, Brandon Vermont
ServSafe® Instructor and Registered Proctor
Phone: 802.247.0098 answered by Rosebelle's Inn
Food Safety sessions pre-scheduled monthly in Brandon
Sessions mutually arranged to accommodate client unit scheduling
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).
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!
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!
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