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Essex Initiatives Updating 2015 Essex Directory

Last year we resuscitated and updated the beautiful Essex Directory that included a wonderful map by the late Sid Couchey. Special thanks to Donna Lou Sonnett for providing all the original drawings and to Sheri Amsel for updating Sid's map. We … [Continue Reading]

Ticonderoga Steam Ship (Credit: Unknown; Shared by Susie Drinkwine)

Vintage Photo: Ticonderoga Steam Ship

Every Monday we share a vintage image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. Last week we shared the photo of the ship Ticonderoga above. (Thanks to Susie Drinkwine for sharing it with … [Continue Reading]

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Earth Week in Essex: Join a Clean Up Project

We recently asked if anyone was interested in organizing some clean up efforts around Essex next week in honor of Earth Day and the potential cleanup sites have been pouring in! Thank you everyone for your energy and ideas, can you imagine what next … [Continue Reading]

Experience an exciting Living History Event at Fort Ticonderoga during opening weekend on May 9 and 10. (Image of Fort Ticonderoga Museum interpretative staff rowing in a bateau down Lake Champlain. Credit: Fort Ticonderoga)

The French are Rowing to Fort Ticonderoga! Living History Event May 9 – 10

Experience an immersive living history event at Fort Ticonderoga highlighting the return of French soldiers to Carillon (now called Fort Ticonderoga). On Saturday May 9 through Sunday May 10, visitors will step into New France in 1756 as French … [Continue Reading]

Essex 4th of July Parade: Family on Float (Credit: Jeff Moredock)

The Annual Essex 4th of July Parade

Pulling itself together in the shadow of St. Phillip Wayne Bailey, a real trooper, calms the crowd "It won’t be long, any minute now" Entertains with comments on passers-by who catch his eye And then when the crowd has worked itself into A … [Continue Reading]

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Essex Ferry Crossing to Reopen April 14

We have been seeing people take note and rejoice the sight of open water on Lake Champlain and I'm sure even more will be celebrating after reading the notice that was released today from Lake Champlain Transportation (LCT): CHARLOTTE, VT / ESSEX, … [Continue Reading]

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Upcoming Essex Events 4/26-5/3

Learn about the events happening in and around Essex, NY! Check out the schedule below created from the Essex Calendar of Events to see what's coming up this week. Click on the link to Essex, NY Calendar to learn more about a particular event. Wednesday, … [Continue Reading]

Arriving at an oasis during the Grand Hike (Credit: virtualdavis)

CATS Seeks Volunteers for Grand Hike

Have you heard of the Grand Hike on Champlain Area Trails? This 14-mile trek was inaugurated last year, and on May 9, 2015 the event will occur for the second time! Participants will hike from Westport to Essex along back roads and on CATS trails, and at the … [Continue Reading]

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Grant Writing Workshop

May 1 @ 9:00 am At Lake Placid Center for the Arts

A Workshop Conducted by Anne Lezak, Principal, ADL Consulting. Anne shares grant-writing techniques, tips and tricks gained through her many years preparing foundation, federal, and state grant proposals totaling over $20 million in grant fu… [Continue Reading]

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Grange Lyceum: Why Peace is Achievable in the Middle East

May 5 @ 7:30 pm At Grange Lyceum: Why Middle East Peace is Possible

Personal accounts from the McGill University International Community Action Network (ICAN) Fellows, students from Palestine, Israel, Jordan and Syria. They will present their own stories and talk about the experience of joining together as a… [Continue Reading]

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Choral Concert: This Land is Your Land

May 8 @ 7:30 pm At Essex Community Church

The Pleasant Valley Chorale presents “This Land is Your Land” on two occasions Friday, May 8, at the Essex Community Church in Essex, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 10, at the UCC Church in Elizabethtown, at 3 p.m., a special Mothers’ D… [Continue Reading]

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Essex Farm Sunset (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Essex Farm: Belief in Spring

"The year is young and fickle and changes her clothes three times a day. Sun, then clouds. Ice, then heat. But her layers of brown are steadily giving way to fresh shades of green. The garlic is up and there … Continue Reading

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Poco Más Tacos

There’s a new food establishment in Essex County this year, and it’s on wheels. Poco Más Tacos, owned and operated by Sarah King and Josh Zack, will hit the streets in early May to serve up traditional Mexican … Continue Reading

First set of lambs born at Essex Farm this year. (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Essex Farm: Lambs & Piglets

Catch up with what’s happening on Essex Farm with an update from Kristin Kimball: "Things are really cracking now. We have 20 lambs on the ground – all twins except for two singles. We’ve had no troubles with … Continue Reading

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