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Essex on Lake Champlain: The community blog for Esssex, NY

Essex on Lake Champlain: Community blog for Essex, NY

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Adirondack Autumn

Wandering a little beyond our fair town of Essex, I invite you to enjoy a spectacular Adirondack time lapse video created by roooftopmedia which gives a glimpse into why so many of us are drawn to this sacred corner of the earth. Here’s the the photographer/producer says about the video:

this is a collection of some of the time lapses i shot in the the adirondacks, fall 2011. for this project, i initially photographed up north, in the saranac lake and high peaks region. this is the most visited part of the park and home to lake placid, which hosted 2 winter olympics. as the leaves began to fall up north, i followed the foliage south to the lake george area. (rooftopmedia)

Although this ADK time lapse project doesn’t include the Champlain Valley, the images and the sensations they evoke are familiar. Enjoy!

Essex is Buzzing with Activity

Historic Essex on Lake Champlain has welcomed a number of new businesses, rebounding positively from record high water this spring. In fact, the community is not just ready to welcome visitors for the summer – it is veritably BUZZING with activity. via (Lake Placid, NY)

The good folks at Adirondack regional tourism revisited their Essex story now that summer in Essex is in full swing. In the weeks in between the new businesses, the buzzing activity and enthusiasm has ripened into nothing short of an Essex renaissance. I’ve heard this reference at least a half dozen times this weekend alone! There’s a zeitgeist, a collective optimism and vision of community revitalization that has buoyed our community ever since we triumphed over Lake Champlain’s flood waters.

Welcome one and all to Essex on Lake Champlain, our fair hamlet buzzing with activity. And thank you to the countless energies who are making this dream come true. Thank you to the business owners who’ve invested their treasure, time and dreams in the future of Essex. Thank you to the hard working employees hustle and smile and create the magical lifestyle that beguiles residents and visitors alike. Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed, encouraged and shared the bounty of gifts on offer in Essex. And thank you to all who have celebrated and broadcast the exciting story of an Essex renaissance.

Here’s to a spectacular August!

Greenbeans at the Old Dock

Whole green beans in a carton.

Image via Wikipedia

Have you tried the Greenbeans at the Old Dock in Essex, New York? I wandered in late last night, but caught their last set. These local boys from Willsboro can really put a sway in your slouch, a tap-tap-tap in your toes and a green bean eating grin on your mug. I plan to learn more about them post haste, and I’ll pass the news your way soon. In the mean time, pull out your calendar or PDA and add Greenbeans at the Old Dock next Wednesday from 7:00 – 11:30 pm. And every other Wednesday this summer. Did I mention it’s an open mic? The Greenbeans will be hosting this weekly musical variety show which means lots of local talent peppered between their sets. Are you a musician? Step up to the mic!

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Live Well had a free Community Movement session today where the public was welcome to come in and use the space for their own quiet movement practices like Yoga and Tai Chi. The energy was great! And we look forward to having Community Movement every Monday at 9am. We also hosted Community Chair Massage which is a time for people who can afford the time or money for a full hour massage to still get bodywork in the company for $1 a minute. Families, children, everyone! is welcome. Community Chair Massage is from 10-11:30 every Monday. We’re excited to offer these programs to the community and look forward to next week!