Snowy Main Street & Essex Inn (Credit: Unknown; Shared by Susie Drinkwine)

Vintage Photo: Snowy 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 photograph of the winter scene above was shared with us by Susie Drinkwine (thanks again!). Do you … [Continue Reading]

Rick Dalton Featured in Strictly Business (Credit: Strictly Business)

Local Rick Dalton Featured in STRICTLY BUSINESS

Rick Dalton, Essex resident and CEO of College for Every Student (based in Essex, NY), was recently featured in an article appearing in Strictly Business written by Meg LeFevre. The article focuses on Dalton's civic involvement in Essex and … [Continue Reading]

Buckets of summer veggies at Essex Farm! (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Essex Farm: Considering Seeds

Kristin Kimball shared the news from Essex Farm: "It’s seed order day. We’ve been perusing the catalogs for a few weeks but that was just window shopping. I thought you might be interested to know what goes into the decisions we make when we … [Continue Reading]

Up North Yoga Conference group practicing yoga together

Essex Yoga Conference Featured in Press Republican

Recently the Press Repulican featured last October's Up North Yoga Conference in the article "Yoga stretches to North Country" by Alvin Reiner. The conference was hosted in Essex, NY and was attended by sixty participants. It was great to see Essex … [Continue Reading]

Eve Ticknor bird collage

Beauty Out of Destruction

(Click an image to enlarge.) This, our first real storm of the year, dumped inches of heavy, wet snow all over this area. And it hit hard. Many of us lost trees and endured power outages. But we all pull through in the end. I had several trees … [Continue Reading]

Ferry Breaking Ice on Lake Champlain [Credit: Ken Hughes]

Essex-Charlotte Ferry Winter Schedule 2014-15

The Essex-Charlotte ferry has begun its  winter schedule and will  have shortened hours of operation each day. See the details below: Essex-Charlotte Ferry Winter Schedule: December 29, 2014 through Spring 2015  The ferry operating at this crossing … [Continue Reading]

Featured Stories

CATS Trail marker on tree (Credit: virtualdavis)

2014 Grand Hike Retrospective

With the "Blizzard of 2015" already waning, my mind turns to sunnier spring days in the Champlain Valley. In case you need a little pick-me-up to encourage you through the frosty, windy days of late January, I'm passing along some photographs that I took … [Continue Reading]

Snow Rose (Credit Pixabay)

It Feels So Strange This

It feels so strange this Sitting in a small red house in the Northwoods On New Year’s Eve I go out side to look at the moon Squinting, trying to see those on the other side of the stars Who I am now, I do not know I would like to ask someone here Who … [Continue Reading]

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Children’s Play Gym at Grange

January 31 @ 9:30 am At Whallonsburg Grange Hall

A six-week indoor play gym for children ages birth through five will begin on Saturday, January 24 at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. The play gym runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon and is free of charge. A variety of physical play toys, including sl… [Continue Reading]

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Erin C. Hall Studio Open House & Gallery Show

January 31 @ 5:00 pm At Erin C Hall Studio

Erin C. Hall Studio in Westport, NY will host an open house and gallery show featuring recent student works. Open to the public on January, 31, 2015 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Visit erinhallstudio.com for more information.

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The Woodswoman Project

January 31 @ 5:30 pm At Hand House Parlor

On January 31st the RICOCHET DUO — Jane Boxall, marimba and Rose Chancler, piano — will perform a very special multimedia concert at The Hand House in Elizabethtown, NY honoring the late Adirondack conservationist and Woodswoman auth… [Continue Reading]

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Square Dance at Grange

January 31 @ 6:00 pm At Whallonsburg Grange Hall

Caller Gary Finney and fiddler Donnie Perkins of the Upstate New Yorkers will be featured at a square dance on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. The dance is the first event in the building’s centennial year of celebra… [Continue Reading]

More Essex, NY News

Buckets of summer veggies at Essex Farm! (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Essex Farm: Considering Seeds

Kristin Kimball shared the news from Essex Farm: "It’s seed order day. We’ve been perusing the catalogs for a few weeks but that was just window shopping. I thought you might be interested to know what goes … Continue Reading

Playing hockey on Essex Farm pond (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Essex Farm: Let it Blow

Read the news from Essex Farm directly from Kristin Kimball's blog below: "Had a lovely farm walk with Mark this morning, just as this front was coming in. The earth and plants are so deeply asleep. The … Continue Reading

Belden Noble Memorial Library

New Titles at Essex Library

Here are some of the new titles we have added to the collection at the Belden Noble Memorial Library. Fiction Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett The Escape by David Baldacci [large print] The Heavenly Casino … Continue Reading

Horse on Essex Farm - Jan. 2015 (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Essex Farm: Water and Ice

Catch up with what’s happening on Essex Farm with an update from Kristin Kimball: "A good stiff chill this week, to remind us we live in the North Country. When the weather turns cold everyone I see asks me … Continue Reading

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