The Essex Events Calendar is the quickest way to discover what’s happening in and around Essex, New York. Check out the upcoming events? And remember the next time your scheduling a public event that is of interest to Essex residents and visitors you can add an event to the calendar to help spread the word. It’s easy and free! Each Sunday we’re publishing a post listing upcoming Essex events so that you can scan and plan for the week ahead. It’s a great way to stay on top of all the exciting happenings in and around Essex.
Daily Essex Doodles
Each day this month we’ve posted original Essex doodles as a way to inspire you to explore Essex in new, creative and possibly even whimsical ways. It’s a daft idea to be sure, but a fun challenge with which we’re hoping you’ll help us.
Many of the images and vignettes you’ll experience are part of… The Doodler’s Guide to Essex, NY… an effort to crowdsource the most engaging information (especially visual information) about our village in a way that is entertaining and informative for visitors and residents alike. In other words, it’s a chance for you to dive into the creative process, to share your perspective on what makes Essex unique. (How do you doodle, Essex?)
We’re working on a series of handbooks (print and digital) using Essex doodles to illustrate local themes like architecture, history, adventures, etc. The first, The Doodler’s Guide to Essex, NY Architecure is currently being edited and revised, so we’re shifting our focus to local history, heritage and anything else that inspires you to doodle about your community. We hope you’ll submit Essex doodles for us to showcase on the blog!
Essex Doodle Weekly
Each Friday we plan to feature doodles from the week-ending in case you’ve missed them. You can view the images (see below), mouse over them to see the captions, and/or click on them to see larger, clearer versions. And you can scroll down to the links below and to view the originals and view the accompanying posts.
Each week we will include a combination of doodles created by members of the community and by George Davis. So far, most of the community doodles were gathered after our stage show at the Depot Theatre in July and during Essex Day. If you have a great time/place for us to set up a doodling booth, please let us know.
Each of the doodles featured above have an accompanying story. If you would like to read more you can click on the links below to learn more about these specific Essex doodles:
- Essex Boat Doodle by Hanna
- Essex Booms in Late 1700s and Early 1800s
- Doodle Definition
- Doodle of the Old Firehouse in Essex
- Essex Doodle Ideas
- Essex in the War of 1812
- Old Dock House Doodle by David Brayden
Share Your Essex Doodles
Do you want to share your Essex doodles? We can post them anonymously is you’re self conscious! Send us what you come up with to editor [at] essexonlakechamplain [dot] com. Or you can mail us your doodle(s) at:
Essex on Lake Champlain
PO Box 292
Essex, NY 12936