Puss & Bliss: Harry “Puss” Lapine and Larry Bliss

The Transfer Station

Every town has a dump Some have credentials Many rooted in old habits All piled high with the Detritus of destiny The old making way for the new But here in Our Town We have a Transfer Station A place where Pass the trash and In for a buck is not a … [Continue Reading]

Clean cut stump (Credit: Kathryn Reinhardt)

Clean Cut

The stump is cleanly cut. A splash of wood chips fan out alongside in the snow.  There are no footprints. No tire tracks. It's as if Paul Bunyon used his razor to nip an errant whisker. Such is the precision and skill of logging today. The logger … [Continue Reading]

Full and By Farm cupola in winter and logo (collage)

Full and By Farm: Work Party Friday

Work party friday — come help us put a big dent in the piles of drying bean pods! The beans have been up in the hay mow since fall, drying out in their pods and on the vines. We're looking for all the help that we can get to thresh the beans from the … [Continue Reading]

Essex Aerial Postcard

Vintage Postcard: Essex Aerial View

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 this beautiful colorful postcard with an aerial photo of Essex on the edge of Lake … [Continue Reading]

Sandy Point Bald Eagle (Credit: Kristen Eden)

Two Eagles Living on Sandy Point

  I was keeping my eyes open for the "Essex" Eagle as I headed out of town this morning and sure enough there was a bald eagle perched in a tree on Sandy Point. As I zoomed in to take this picture, a second bird I hadn't noticed took flight. … [Continue Reading]

Grange Writers Lyceum Series 2015

Grange Hosts Writers Lyceum Series with 3 Authors of Local Interest

The Whallonsburg Grange will finish its winter Lyceum with a series of three writers, entitled "Fact into Fiction." The lectures will occur on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. throughout the month of March. The series opens on March 10 with National Book … [Continue Reading]

Featured Stories

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Champlain Valley Films: WALLACE & GROMIT

Sunday, March 15, 2014 2:00 PM At Whallonsburg Grange Hall Free! The Champlain Valley Film Society Presents: Wallace & Gromit: In Three Amazing Adventures. Winner of 2 Academy Awards for Best Animated Short. Wallace is an inventor but his … [Continue Reading]

Faucet (Credit: Pixabay via Ron Porter)

Essex Advisory: Trickle Water at Night

We had heard that Essex residents were being advised to trickle their water at night due to the extreme cold temperatures the Champlain Valley has been experiencing. After contacting the Essex Water Superintendent we got an affirmative reply that the advisory … [Continue Reading]

Clean cut stump (Credit: Kathryn Reinhardt)

Clean Cut

The stump is cleanly cut. A splash of wood chips fan out alongside in the snow.  There are no footprints. No tire tracks. It's as if Paul Bunyon used his razor to nip an errant whisker. Such is the precision and skill of logging today. The logger who cut in … [Continue Reading]

Upcoming Events

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Lakeside School Community Observation Day

March 4 @ 8:45 am At Lakeside School

Ever wonder what happens inside the classroom of Lakeside School At Black Kettle Farm? Well come and see for yourself! We will spend time in the morning visiting the Main Lesson of the Elementary school (1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade), the Kinderga… [Continue Reading]

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CEVE Meeting

March 5 @ 4:00 pm At St. John's Church

CEVE (The Committee for Economic Vitality in Essex) is holding a meeting on Thursday March 5th, 4:00 pm at St. John’s Community Room (Persell Hall). A rough agenda: Essex Initiatives Commerce Committee/ CEVE “merger” going… [Continue Reading]

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The Library Jam Band at CVSC

March 6 @ 2:00 pm At Champlain Valley Senior Community

Champlain Valley Senior Community will have live music and serve light refreshments. Stop by and listen to The Library Jam Band!

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North Country History Day Contest

March 7 @ 12:00 pm At Fort Ticonderoga

Twenty one students from across the North Country will compete in the regional New York State History Day contest held at Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Students placing first and second in their categories will advance to the … [Continue Reading]

More Essex, NY News

Puss & Bliss: Harry “Puss” Lapine and Larry Bliss

The Transfer Station

Every town has a dump Some have credentials Many rooted in old habits All piled high with the Detritus of destiny The old making way for the new But here in Our Town We have a Transfer Station A place … Continue Reading

Kristen Eden's Eagle

Kristen Eden’s Eagle

Caught a glimpse of the "Essex" Eagle yesterday. We were headed out of Essex and clearly sighted the eagle out on the frozen lake near George Davis's "duck pond". Its huge size made it hard to miss! I … Continue Reading

American Mink

Stinky Mink

Click the play button above to learn about our native Adirondack mink population (American mink Neovison vison) in another informative installment from Ed Kanze and mountainlake.org If you have the privilege … Continue Reading

Old County Cemetery

Old County Cemetery Sold

For some time there have been ongoing negotiations attempting to return the Old County Cemetery, located between Whallonsburg and Wadhams on Route 22, back to Essex County ownership. In 1985, the cemetery was … Continue Reading

Snow covered sheep at Essex Farm (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Essex Farm: Winter Staying Strong

Read the news from Essex Farm shared by Kristin Kimball: "The lake froze hard enough to stop the ferry this week, and Mark got into a battle of wills against the cold. First, during the deepest stretch, our … Continue Reading

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