Have you met Severine von Tscharner Fleming? You should. And you probably will. She won me over when she pointed to a roaring woodstove obscured beneath a huddle of pots bubbling with food. "We don't have a stove," she said, obviously referring to the sort of stove most people … [Read more...] about Severine von Tscharner Fleming’s Greenhorns
Essex People: Profiles of Essex, New York People
The following posts and profiles feature past and present Essex people including Essex, NY historic figures across two centuries. We hope that you enjoy reading about the individuals who shape the unique heritage of our community, and we welcome your recommendations for future profiles. If you would like to suggest (or submit) a profile to be featured on the Essex on Lake Champlain community blog please contact our People Editor, Olive Alexander. Thank you.
I had the good fortune of meeting up with Susie Drinkwine at the Essex, NY Post Office recently. She was bubbling with energy and optimism about getting back to work soon. Her signature Susie Drinkwine ear-to-ear smile and infectious laughter filled the Post Office, and I … [Read more...] about Susie Drinkwine’s Magic Quilt
The first part of A Brief History of William Gilliland explores Gilliland's beginnings and his pioneer settling of the North Country, but this segment of his history will reveal the unfortunate downward spiral in the latter part of his life. American Revolution Begins … [Read more...] about A Brief History of William Gilliland (Part 2)
The following quotation and the image of William Gilliland's portrait come from Plattsburgh resident, historian, and writer David Glenn. Portrait of William Gilliland (1734-1796) Pioneer Settler of Essex and Clinton Counties, New York This oil paint on canvas portrait was … [Read more...] about A Brief History of William Gilliland
Underpinning John Bird Burnham's legacy as a conservationist was his interest in local Adirondack enterprise. From logging and sawmilling to manufacturing log homes and maple sugar candy, Burnham's business interests were diverse and his influence widespread. At the leading edge … [Read more...] about John Bird Burnham: Crater Club & Log Cabins