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Thursday, October 20 -- Brandon is 250 years old. On this day in history, the town's charter was signed by NH Governor Benning Wentworth. Congrats Brandon!

Friday, November 11 -- The Brandon annual Veteran's Day Ceremony will take place from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Brandon Soldier monument. The American Legion Post 55 remembers our Veterans at 11 a.m. in downtown Brandon at the junction of Route 7 and Park St.

You may still donate to Brand-Aid Fund that benefits the Town of Brandon, Vermont. Brandon was hard hit by Hurricane Irene and the Flood of '11. Friends, former residents, family members, and people all over the world  have been calling and emailing and donating. The Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce established the Brand-Aid Fund to help members of our business community. The intent of the fund is to assist those businesses trying to re-open as quickly as possible. It might mean a relocation for some, or shoring up a building. Or gutting the inside and starting over. Some business or building owners have flood insurance although it doesn't sound like many.

The Brandon Chamber of Commerce officials have created parameters on the disbursement of the fund. The important news is that you can help! Every penny donated will be disbursed. Immediately, donations may be made by credit card via PayPal. You do not have to be a PayPal member to donate this way. You may donate by sending a check: please make checks payable to Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce and mail to: Heritage Family Credit Union, 2 West Seminary St., Brandon VT 05733 Attn: Wendy Bizzarro. Donations are not tax-deductible. The Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501C6 non-profit organization, not a 501C3. Business owners can check with their tax advisor regarding the donation being a business expense.   

The 250th anniversary of the charter of the Town of Pittsford is being celebrated this October. The charter was signed in 1761 by the New Hampshire Royal Governor Benning Wentworth. Congrats Pittsford!

Saturday, October 22 -- The Pittsford Pumpkin Party will take place at the Pittsford Recreation Center, (with the rain site being in the Lothrop School cafeteria) at 10-11:30 a.m. Come dressed in warm clothing, find and decorate your own pumpkin. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be served at this event.

Tuesday, October 25 -- Winter Bird Feeding is the topic for the Pittsford Recreation program at the Maclure Library on at 7 p.m. Marv Elliot will discuss winter birds, how you can make their winter a little easier, and what to feed them.

Thursday, October 27 -- The Pittsford Senior Group Luncheon for October will be on, and on the menu is oriental pork, fried rice, and macaroon cupcakes. A suggested donation of $4.50 for age 60 and up, and $6 if you are under age 60. All luncheons are on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Vermont State Police Academy in Pittsford. Reservations are necessary, please contact Recreation Director Randy Adams at or call him at 483-6500, extension 17.

Friday, November 4 - The Pittsford Seniors meet at the Maclure Library on the first Friday of each month at 9 a.m., and meetings end at 10 a.m. so attendees can participate in the Bone Builders class at the Village Manor. All seniors in the Pittsford area are invited and encouraged to attend.

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