Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina), by Larry Master (www.masterimages.org)

Snapping Turtles: Venerable Denizens of Murky Waters

  [An introduction to the Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentine) by John Davis. Special thanks to Lake Placid based nature conservation photographer Larry Master (www.masterimages.org) for permission to feature his Snapping … [Continue Reading]

Clover Mead Cafe Muffins (Photo: Marla Gilman)

Clover Mead Cafe Open May 15

This Friday, May 15th, Clover Mead Cafe will re-open for breakfast and lunch! We will be open Friday through Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. It's go time here at the cafe! Cleaning, prepping, cooking and baking. Looking forward to opening on Friday. … [Continue Reading]

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Kids’ Summer Yoga

Kids’ Summer Yoga with Robin Gucker, CYT 4 week series Tuesdays 9-10:15 am - July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015 5-10 year olds $35 for 4 weeks/$15 to drop-in A minimum of 6 students required - Register by June 30, 2015 LCY&W is thrilled to … [Continue Reading]

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Vintage Postcard: The Crater Club

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 featured the postcard above. Have you ever seen this old postcard before? Do you recognize … [Continue Reading]

Reber Rock Farm Open House on Sunday, June 21, 2015. (Click to enlarge.)

Reber Rock Farm Store Open House June 21

Celebrate the Summer Solstice & Father's Day at Reber Rock Farm during their Farm Store Open House on June 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Come and see what the Reber Rock farm store has to offer for the coming season, walk the farm, and catch … [Continue Reading]

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Essex Ferry Crossing to Reopen April 14

We have been seeing people take note and rejoice the sight of open water on Lake Champlain and I'm sure even more will be celebrating after reading the notice that was released today from Lake Champlain Transportation (LCT): CHARLOTTE, VT / ESSEX, … [Continue Reading]

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The Crater Club, Essex-on-Lake-Champlain (Published by W.H. Cruikshank)

Vintage Postcard: The Crater Club

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 featured the postcard above. Have you ever seen this old postcard before? Do you recognize the … [Continue Reading]

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Upcoming Essex Events 5/31-6/7

Learn about the events happening in and around Essex, NY! Check out the schedule below created from the Essex Calendar of Events to see what's coming up this week. Click on the link to Essex, NY Calendar to learn more about a particular event. Sunday, May 31, … [Continue Reading]

Reber Rock Farm Open House on Sunday, June 21, 2015. (Click to enlarge.)

Reber Rock Farm Store Open House June 21

Celebrate the Summer Solstice & Father's Day at Reber Rock Farm during their Farm Store Open House on June 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Come and see what the Reber Rock farm store has to offer for the coming season, walk the farm, and catch lunch … [Continue Reading]

Strawberries growing on Essex Farm, May 2015 (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Essex Farm: Movement on the Farm

Check out this week’s Essex Farm news from Kristin Kimball: "At morning meeting today, Mark looked around at the assembled crew of twenty and wondered aloud how long it has been since this piece of good land has seen so much concerted effort applied to it, … [Continue Reading]

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Celebrate Champlain Area Trails

June 6 @ 4:00 pm At Blockhouse Farm

Attend the Celebrate Champlain Area Trails Event on National Trails Day, June 6 –We invite you to celebrate trails, enjoy gathering with others at Blockhouse Farm in Essex, and listen to remarks from our featured speaker Tony Goodwin, an A… [Continue Reading]

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8th Annual Spring Barn Dance

June 6 @ 5:30 pm At Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm

Dust off your dancing shoes, it’s BARN DANCE time! Saturday, June 6th- chili feed starts at 5:30, dancing at 6:30. All proceeds benefit Lakeside School.

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Champlain Valley Senior Community Birthday Party

June 12 @ 2:00 pm At Champlain Valley Senior Community

You are invited to our Community-Wide Birthday Celebration! 2:00 pm – Fostering Community Aging Populations ~ Dr. Durant 3:00 pm – Professional Q & A ~ Drop in and consult with Dr. Durant on challenging situations. 3:00 pm &#… [Continue Reading]

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Calves on Essex Farm, spring 2015 (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Essex Farm: Calves Escape

"[...] The dairy calves had an exciting week. They are not yet well trained to electric fence, and they are also young, reactive, and energetic. They spooked at a truck and broke out of their pasture next to … Continue Reading

Growing in the greenhouse (Credit: Kristin Kimball)

Essex Farm: Mid-May

Hear the most recent news from Essex Farm directly from Kristin Kimball below: "I’m writing from the back step of the farmhouse today. The soft south breeze is carrying the heavy scent of lilacs, and the … Continue Reading

Snapping Turtle, June 17 2014 (Photo: Nick Bailey)

Snapping Turtle Whisperer?

Have you seen this snazzy snapping turtle? Wadhams resident Nick Bailey shared this photograph on Facebook last week after rescuing the fetching female from the train tracks. "First save... big girl 16" … Continue Reading

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