The Essex Fire Department (EFD) is 100% volunteer, and we are all on call 24 hours a day, 365 days per year and ready to lend assistance to you, the members of our community. Although we receive an operational budget from the Fire District, we depend heavily on donations to … [Read more...] about Help Essex Fire Dept. Fund Fireworks!
"By this time of year, the man known as the Adirondack Woodturner would ordinarily be easing into his summer routine, a breakneck schedule of farmers markets, craft shows and other events where he would display his handcrafted wooden bowls. But a devastating fire destroyed Ken … [Read more...] about Crafting Community Carves Out Love for One of Their Own (The Sun)
Six weeks after a fast-burning fire incinerated the barn at Reber Rock Farm, the community has raised $26,000 in reconstruction funds. A weekend benefit at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall aims to further aid those efforts. After chowing down on a dinner prepared with local food, … [Read more...] about Benefit to Aid Local Farm Scorched by Fire (The Sun)
One week ago, Reber Rock Farm's newly-raised barn caught fire and burned to the ground. In the fire many items were lost including some livestock, tools, equipment, hay, and grain. To see some of the scope of what has been lost, watch a video of the original barn-raising here: … [Read more...] about Fire at Reber Rock Farm: Support Barn Rebuild
A spin-off meeting of a group determined to help Syrian refugees met in Essex to explore options recently. The group of about 20 people met at St. John’s Church in Essex and included people from Keene Valley, Elizabethtown, Lewis, Willsboro, Essex and Westport, an offshoot of … [Read more...] about Area Residents are on a Mission to Serve (The Sun)