I recently stumbled across a reference to local boatbuilders, Frederick W. Rice and Fred M. Rice. The mention, buried in museum notes about a Willsboro, NY Adirondack guideboat builder, was brief. Too brief. 55-year old guide and boatbuilder, Fred Rice... Fred M. Rice learned … [Read more...] about Willsboro Boatbuilders: Frederick W. Rice and Fred M. Rice
It's almost time to celebrate 6 years of Essex on Lake Champlain's service to the community! Since launching in June 2011, the Essex blog has reached some impressive milestones: I'd like to explain the remarkable — albeit somewhat unlikely — meteoric rise of the … [Read more...] about Will You Sponsor the Essex Blog?
Welcome to spring in the Champlain Valley. And to Rosslyn's annual spring drama: the Lake Champlain boathouse blues! Over the last month lake water level has been rising, rising, rising. And rising some more. In fact, it's even risen since I started drafting this post. … [Read more...] about Lake Champlain Boathouse Blues
If you've ever asked Rick Dalton what exactly College for Every Student (CFES) does, you've witnessed a mysterious-but-beguiling force of nature. The Rick Dalton phenomenon. Part philosopher, part pundit, part snake charmer, part visionary, part salesman, and part wizard. He is a … [Read more...] about CFES Book Launch: A Practitioner’s Guide to Building College and Career Readiness
Residents here are preparing in earnest for the longtime Downtown Essex Day tradition. In its 37th year, held faithfully on the first Saturday of August, Essex Day fills the sidewalks and Town Hall lawns with residents and guests, food and festivities. Donna Lou Sonnett, … [Read more...] about Downtown Essex Day Celebrates Summer (Press Republican)