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]

Bobcat (Credit: Kathryn Cramer)

Adirondack Bobcat Sighting

I saw my first Adirondack bobcat at Ted Cornell’s Art Farm on Sayre Road last evening. At sunset last night, I pulled into Ted's driveway. I saw a beautiful cat I’d never seen before. Ted has two cats, both large black polydactyls. But sitting … [Continue Reading]

Sunrise at Essex Farm (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Essex Farm: Spring Sunrise

Hear the most recent news from Essex Farm directly from Kristin Kimball below: "It’s the first day of spring. The sunrise this morning was the starting gun of the growing season. Much as we like to say Essex Farm is powered by magic, it is … [Continue Reading]

Aerial view of Fort Ticonderoga. (Credit: Fort Ticonderoga)

Fort Ticonderoga’s Seventh Annual Colonial America Conference Scheduled for Educators this May

Fort Ticonderoga will host the Seventh Annual Colonial America Conference for Educators on Friday, May 15, 2015, in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. This day-long conference, while intended for educators, is open to anyone with an interest … [Continue Reading]

Old Stump Bridge at Whallons Bay (Credit: W.H. Cruikshank; Appeared in "Essex Souvenir Letter" sent March 18, 1908)

Vintage Photo: Old Stump Bridge at Whallon’s Bay

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. Does anyone recognize the place pictured in the photo above? The photo is labelled "Old Stump Bridge at … [Continue Reading]

Bald eagle overlooking Lake Champlain (Photo: Beatrice Disogra)

Beatrice Disogra’s Bald Eagles on Lake Champlain

[The following post was contributed by Beatrice Disogra.] This is my collection of bald eagle photographs. Most were taken just past the Crater Club about a month ago. There are still several bald eagles in the area. I spotted a couple of eagles … [Continue Reading]

Featured Stories

2007 Windrider Trimaran

2007 Windrider Trimaran for Sale

2007 Windrider Trimaran 17 w/ Motor and Trailer – Fully Modified for Adventure Cruising – $7995 [The] boat is on a trailer in Essex, NY on Lake Champlain. I have adventure cruised this boat for 6 seasons – mostly on Lake Champlain. Almost all of my sailing … [Continue Reading]

Imitation Game Poster

Champlain Valley Films: IMITATION GAME

Saturday, April 4, 2015 7:30 PM At Whallonsburg Grange Hall Tickets are $6 for adults and only $3 for those under 18. The Champlain Valley Film Society Presents: Imitation Game.  Nominated for  8 Academy Awards including: BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR, … [Continue Reading]

Can you identify this bird? (Credit: CATS)

CATS Welcomes Spring

Celebrate the beginning of SPRING by getting out on a CATS Trail! There is still time to see views through treetops that will soon be hidden by leaves. First, thanks to all who swelled our ranks of monthly donors and received the Hike the Lake print. You … [Continue Reading]

Willsboro Bowling Center (Credit: Tom Stransky)

Bowling High Score

When was the last time you went bowling? How much fun did you have? Did you know that Willsboro has its own Bowling Center? It is located directly across the street from Cliff Reynolds auto repair business and shares the building with Zeke’s Pub (which will be … [Continue Reading]

Upcoming Events

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Maple Weekend

March 28 @ 10:00 am At Reber Rock Farm

Maple Brook Farm and Reber Rock Farm will be opening their doors again this year to visitors Saturday and Sunday, March 21 & 22 and March 28 & 29 from 10am to 2pm both days. What to expect: Horses, wagon rides, boiling sap, maple pro… [Continue Reading]

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Essex Theatre Company Auditions

March 28 @ 2:00 pm At Essex Community Church

Join the Auditions for the Essex Theatre Company 2015 Season: Neil Simon’s Comedy Chapter 2 Show to be performed July 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7 pm & July 12 & 19 at 2 pm, At the Masonic Lodge, Essex, NY Available Parts: (2M, 2F) Geor… [Continue Reading]

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Maple Weekend

March 29 @ 10:00 am At Reber Rock Farm

Maple Brook Farm and Reber Rock Farm will be opening their doors again this year to visitors Saturday and Sunday, March 21 & 22 and March 28 & 29 from 10am to 2pm both days. What to expect: Horses, wagon rides, boiling sap, maple pro… [Continue Reading]

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Blood Drive at Willsboro Central School

March 30 @ 4:00 pm At Willsboro Central School

You have the chance to donate blood on Monday, March 30 at Willsboro High School from 4:00 pm-7:00pm. It’s truly a gift of love and life.  From your heart to someone else in need.    

More Essex, NY News

Bobcat (Credit: Kathryn Cramer)

Adirondack Bobcat Sighting

I saw my first Adirondack bobcat at Ted Cornell’s Art Farm on Sayre Road last evening. At sunset last night, I pulled into Ted's driveway. I saw a beautiful cat I’d never seen before. Ted has two cats, both … Continue Reading

Sunrise at Essex Farm (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Essex Farm: Spring Sunrise

Hear the most recent news from Essex Farm directly from Kristin Kimball below: "It’s the first day of spring. The sunrise this morning was the starting gun of the growing season. Much as we like to say Essex … Continue Reading

Snowdrops in the snow (Credit; Pixabay)

Spring Equinox

Welcome to spring! Today is the vernal equinox (aka spring equinox) officially distinguishing March 20, 2015 as the first day of spring. But is it really the first day of spring? Equinox, Equilux... … Continue Reading

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Essex!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Essex! Don't fret. There will be no lengthy parade to announce, rivers of green beer to consume, or "Kiss me, I'm Irish!" gags to endure. Far from the urban antics that often obscure … Continue Reading

Come meet the horses! (Photo: Racey Bingham)

Maple Weekends in Reber

Maple Brook Farm and Reber Rock Farm will be opening their doors to visitors Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22nd and 28-29th from 10am to 4pm both days.  These events are part of an annual state-wide initiative … Continue Reading

Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp

Don't miss out on one of these amazing art camps taking place at Erin C. Hall Studio in Westport, NY. Fun with arts, crafts, new friends, and the outdoors! All supplies will be provided by ECH … Continue Reading

Local Agricalure Logo Collage

Essex County Agriculture

If you missed the great article in the Valley News, "Essex County agricultural community reflects on past year, offers 2015 wish list" by Pete DeMola, then you may want to go read it. It is a very thorough and … Continue Reading

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