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Essex-Charlotte Ferry Fall Schedule 2014

The Essex-Charlotte ferry just began its fall schedule. See the details below: Essex-Charlotte Ferry Fall Schedule: September 2, 2014 through November 2, 2014  The ferries operating at this crossing will arrive hourly in the early morning and … [Continue Reading]

George McNulty and Jason McNulty at Rosslyn Boathouse, summer 2013 (Credit: George McNulty)

The Birth of ECHO, the Essex Community Heritage Organization

A brief telling of the beginnings of the Essex Community Heritage Organization (ECHO, now Historic Essex) and the subsequent placing of the entire hamlet of Essex on the National Register as told by a survivor. Expo 67 in Montreal In the summer of … [Continue Reading]

Adirondack House and Main Street, Essex, NY

Vintage Photo: Adirondack House and Main Street

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. The postcard we recently shared is pictured above, and you can see that it is titled: "Adirondack House and … [Continue Reading]

2014 ididaride (Credit: Rob Rezin, Adirondack Mountain Club)

2014 ididaride Recap: Finals, Feedback and Photos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KICEEwVlvlQ On behalf of EVERYONE at the Adirondack Mountain Club (commonly referred to as ADK), thank you for riding with us this year. For some of you, it was your 9th time (you know who you are!) We are deeply … [Continue Reading]

North Country Students to Perform at Ithaca College High School Gospel Choir Festival Saturday, September 13th at 8:15 p.m.

North Country Students to Perform at Ithaca College High School Gospel Choir Festival

Each year we bring students from the North Country to the Ithaca College High School Gospel Choir Festival to sing with students from all along the eastern seaboard. This year students from Willsboro, Westport, Saranac, Saranac Lake and Peru will be … [Continue Reading]

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Best Fall Foliage? Travel + Leisure Readers Vote for the Adirondacks

A colorful autumn shoutout to Jim Carroll for putting us onto a local-ish fall foliage showcase featured on Thrillist. The post, "Fall's 10 most gorgeous American towns, voted by Travel + Leisure readers", includes some familiar postcardy standbys … [Continue Reading]

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Lake Champlain: A Love Story

In the novel Out of Africa, Karin Blitzen suggested that part of what drew her to fall in love with Denys was because he showed her her beloved Africa from his plane. Conversely, I suspect I fell in love with … Continue Reading


Essex Day 2014 Recap

It has been just over a month since Essex Day 2014, and we thought it's a good time to record the details of this year's event and begin looking forward to the next. We didn't have much of a chance to … Continue Reading

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Blood Drive Time!

Too busy this summer to donate? Well, now you’ve got two chances locally to donate blood this month: Monday, September 8 at the Essex Fire House, 4-7 pm. Or Monday, September 29 at the Willsboro Fire … Continue Reading

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