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This is the way I tumble... And collect. And curate. Artifacts of a peculiar existence. Muddling fact and fiction, substance and void, text, sound and image. Akin to squandering the afternoon in a distant relative's attic. But less dusty. And fewer cobwebs. Or mice.

Jul 23

Essex Library Events and New Books

Essex Library Events and New Books

Essex Library facade showing FLIP 2 improvements.

Stop by the Essex Library this summer to stock up on great reads and attend informative events. (Credit: Belden Noble Memorial Library)

I wanted to update you all on the new kids and young adult books we have from CEF and also remind you of a few upcoming events! By the way, this is my last note to you since my family and I are moving next week back to Oregon. I have enjoyed getting to know all…

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Jul 22

Downtown Essex Day to be Held on August 2

Downtown Essex Day to be Held on August 2

The Downtown Essex Day Banner

The Downtown Essex Day Banner

Essex will host its annual town-wide market day on Saturday, August 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Downtown Essex Day was started 35 years ago by a handful of residents who wanted to spice up the last month of summer.

Back then, folks made pies, cookies, and ice cream. Artists and furniture makers pulled things out of their attics and sold them to their neighbors. …

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Barbara Irish Smith Shares Memories of Her Childhood in Essex

Barbara Irish Smith Shares Memories of Her Childhood in Essex

Helen Irish getting married to John MacKenzie on August 30,1943

Helen Irish married John MacKenzie on August 30, 1943. This is a group photo of everyone at the wedding.

This picture was taken the day my oldest sister Helen Irish married John MacKenzie on August 30, 1943—so you can see how old this is! I was only seven. From this photo I have many memories to share.

First of all, I must say my parents were amazing and complimented one another…who would have…

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Remember to sprinkle a little “hammock time” into your day!

Remember to sprinkle a little “hammock time” into your day!


Jul 21

Depot Play Reading: THE DRUNKEN CITY

Depot Play Reading: THE DRUNKEN CITY

Depot Theatre at night 740x400

Stop by the Depot Theatre to watch a staged play reading of The Drunken City on Wednesday, July 23, at 8PM. (Credit: Depot Theatre)

The second staged play reading in the Depot Theatre’s new series La Depot Dangereuse is coming up this week:

Wednesday, July 23rd ​, 8:00​PM
The Drunken City
by Adam Bock
Featuring: Maggie Politi, Tiffan Borelli, Helen Slivinski, Erik Keiser, Martin Deslauriers and…

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Vintage Photo: Ticonderoga Ferry

Vintage Photo: Ticonderoga Ferry

Ticonderoga Ferry (Our thanks to Mary Wade for sharing.)

The Ticonderoga Ferry (Our thanks to Mary Wade for sharing.)

Each Monday we share an Essex photo or artifact on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. Thank you, Mary Wade for sharing this photo with us!

Do you recognize this steam ship? Look for the name on the side. It’s the Ticonderoga ferry! This ferry was once a common sight in…

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Jul 20
Vintage yachts through piers. (Camden, Maine) (at Camden Harbor)

Vintage yachts through piers. (Camden, Maine) (at Camden Harbor)


Mettawee Players to Perform THE DANCING FOX in Beggs Park

Mettawee Players to Perform THE DANCING FOX in Beggs Park

See the Mettawee players perform THE DANCING FOX at Beggs Park on July 23, 2014. (Credit: Mettawee Theatre Company)

See the Mettawee players perform THE DANCING FOX at Beggs Park on July 23, 2014. (Credit: Mettawee Theatre Company)

Now in its 39th season, the Mettawee River Theatre Company will present their production of ‘THE DANCING FOX: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East’ at Beggs Point Park in Essex on Wednesday, July 23 at 8:00pm. Admission is free. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. For…

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Upcoming Essex Events 7/20-7/27

Upcoming Essex Events 7/20-7/27

Find the Essex Events Calendar on www.essexny.us!

Find the Essex Events Calendar on http://www.essexny.us to learn about upcoming events in and around Essex, NY!

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, July 20, 2014
  • Essex Theatre Company…

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Jul 19

Soundwaves Concert: Manuel Valera & Samuel Torres

Soundwaves Concert: Manuel Valera & Samuel Torres

Manuel Valera & Samuel Torres

Manuel Valera & Samuel Torres perform at Ballard Park on Thursday, July 24th at 7:30PM in Soundwaves concert. (Credit: Soundwaves)

Mauel Valera & Samuel Torres @ SOUNDWAVES
A community summer concert series on the shores of Lake Champlain
Ballard Park, Westport, NY
Thursday, July 24th at 7:30PM

Soundwaves is pleased to present the Grammy Nominated Manuel Valera & Samuel Torres in a Duo Concert on…

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