Boquet Octagonal School (Credit: Essex County Historical Society)

Boquet Octagonal School

The one-room, one-teacher school is the most well known and loved school structure in the United States. Reports of these schools go back to 1745 before we were a nation. It seems as if every town in the country had one or more. Many of our nation’s … [Continue Reading]

Former restaurant, movie theater, and post office building in Essex, NY (Credit Unknown; Shared by Karen & Rock Dalton)

Vintage Photo: Essex Diner & Movie Theater

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.  Thanks to Rick & Karen Dalton for sharing the photo above with us! Do you recognize this building? … [Continue Reading]

Kids searching the gardens (Credit: Jess Wimett)

Sunshine, Good Eats, and Play, Play, Play: Summer Camp at Lakeside School

"Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child … [Continue Reading]

Barnraising at Full and By Farm (Credit: Sara Kurak)

Full and By Farm: Barn Raising

After lots of waiting and plenty of pleading summer has finally made it to our vegetables fields. True, it is just in time to catch the tail end of August, but I'll be happy for what I get this year. Our third succession of green beans are finally … [Continue Reading]

Key Winds Trio (Credit: Pixabay)

Key Winds Trio Concert Today

The "Key Winds Trio" are really first-rate musicians, and they’ll be in concert at the Essex Community Church at 11:30 this Thursday, the 27th. I understand that a lot of people have a real "day job" they have to be at, but I always feel a little … [Continue Reading]

ferry and tugboats in Essex, NY

Essex Ferry Summer Schedule 2015

The Essex-Charlotte ferry began operating on its summer schedule on June 11, 2015. The ferry operating at this crossing will arrive hourly in the early morning and late evening, and in between two ferries will be running and arrive at each … [Continue Reading]

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Barnraising at Full and By Farm (Credit: Sara Kurak)

Full and By Farm: Barn Raising

After lots of waiting and plenty of pleading summer has finally made it to our vegetables fields. True, it is just in time to catch the tail end of August, but I'll be happy for what I get this year. Our third succession of green beans are finally plentiful, … [Continue Reading]

Key Winds Trio (Credit: Pixabay)

Key Winds Trio Concert Today

The "Key Winds Trio" are really first-rate musicians, and they’ll be in concert at the Essex Community Church at 11:30 this Thursday, the 27th. I understand that a lot of people have a real "day job" they have to be at, but I always feel a little sorry for … [Continue Reading]

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Larry Barns Photos in Shirin Neshat Exhibit

August 29

From May 18 through September 22, 2015 the Smithsonian Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. is presenting a retrospective, Shirin Neshat: Facing History. The exhibit features many of Shirin’s highly acclaimed videos, as well as over 7… [Continue Reading]

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Spirit of Place Studio Tours

August 29 @ 10:00 am At Westport Heritage House

Spirit of Place Studio tours invite the public to explore the creative spaces where local artists create their work and speak with them about their art. The self-guided tours will take place the last Saturday of each month: July 25, August 2… [Continue Reading]

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Heroic Corn Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!

August 29 @ 10:00 am At Fort Ticonderoga

Explore our six-acre corn maze designed especially for Fort Ticonderoga!  Visitors will find clues connected to our story as they find their way through the maze. Share time with family and friends while exploring a unique corn maze locate… [Continue Reading]

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Depot Theatre Hootenanny at the Hotel

August 29 @ 5:30 pm At Westport Hotel and Tavern

The Depot Theatre invites you to join in a celebration on August 29th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at The Westport Hotel and Tavern. This event will celebrate the Depot’s 37th season of bringing professional theatre to the Adirondacks. Admissi… [Continue Reading]

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poetry

Poetry Night at the Library

Wordsmiths and Wordjoneses are all invited. You can read your own or others, listen, laugh, cry, and generally be entertained. Some of the verse and all of the evening is free. You can check out a book Or … Continue Reading

Essex Waterfront, Summer 2015 (Source: John Lynch)

Essex Summer Snapshots

A week ago I posted "Visions of Summer in Essex 2015" which showcased a selection of recent photographs taken and shared by the public. The summer snapshots were but a minute sampling of the steady stream of … Continue Reading

Boquet Octagonal School (Credit: Essex County Historical Society)

Boquet Octagonal School

The one-room, one-teacher school is the most well known and loved school structure in the United States. Reports of these schools go back to 1745 before we were a nation. It seems as if every town in the … Continue Reading

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