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A Christmas Carol at the Grange

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A Christmas Carol (Cover via Amazon)

This Sunday, December 18 at 6:00 PM the Whallonsburg Grange Hall and the Depot Theatre present a staged reading of Charles DickensA CHRISTMAS CAROL with John Christopher Jones as Ebeneezer Scrooge, Shami McCormick as narrator and a cast of thousands (almost). Musical direction by Kenney Greene.

Come at 5:30 for carols, hot cider and cookies baked in the Grange’s new kitchen. Admission is non-perishable food items and toiletries for the ACAP food shelf. Come one; come all. Young children are more than welcome. They can help
bake cookies downstairs in the kitchen during the show if they want.

This is the third year in a row for this community reading of this Christmas favorite. Don’t miss it!

Christmas in Essex Village

Christmas in Essex Village, 2011 Flyer

Christmas in Essex Village, 2011 Flyer

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, caroling by the Willsboro Central School Music Department, a cookie-baking contest and a Reindeer Run are some of the many events planned for this year’s Christmas in Essex Village, which is set for Friday, Dec. 2, through Dec. 4.

A tree-lighting ceremony and carols will kick off the celebration on Friday at 5:30.
On Saturday, Santa and Mrs. Claus are slated to arrive on the 9:30 ferry to share breakfast and cheer with children and parents at the Essex Fire House. Starting at 10:00 both Saturday and Sunday, shoppers can browse for gifts and holiday decorations in the Essex shops, at the Adirondack Art Association and from holiday vendors at the historic Town Hall where a variety of pets will await petting and adoption under the auspices of NCSPCA. On Saturday shoppers will have the added treat of attending the annual Community Church Bazaar and Luncheon, which starts at 10:00.

On Saturday at 1 p. m., Laura Abate, author of “Monster by the Masters” and daughter of Sid Couchey, will sign her book at the Belden Noble Library. To add to the fun, the Essex Ice Cream Shop will present its popular holiday photo booth throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday’s schedule is packed with many additional events: Lunch & dinner at the Essex Inn starting at 11, the Reindeer Run for children and adults at 12:45 (rain or shine), a Christmas cookie contest with a $50 prize at 2:00 and a holiday choral performance by the Willsboro Central School Music Department at 3:00. The choral performance will be followed by a cookie & cocoa reception with the singers. Cookie bakers should bring at least one dozen cookies, half for tasting and half for sale.

Ripples in Essex, NY

Pink Pig in Essex, New York

Pink Pig in Essex, New York

I think it is often the case, little Eastern towns, once major players in shaping early history but left in the dust of Manifest Destiny,come round again attaining glorious new heights when some event precipitates a chain-reaction. I-Pads, Phones and technology in general allow connectivity, in turn allowing Manhattanites- as an example- to live here -in the Great White North – at least part of the time. Clearly there is a ripple effect along the Adirondack Coast and it’s rousing little towns. (Ripples in Essex, NY)

Hats off to Linda Coffin who’s recent post on the Pink Pig Designer’s Blog dishes up a smorgasbord of Essex charm, snark and gossip. Meandering from the inviting window displays at the Pink Pig (and the eclectic assortment of offerings within) to the perils of driving in Essex without your seat belt fastened, Coffin’s post reads like a lighthearted chat over coffee with the perennially smiling Essex resident. And her observation about a revitalizing Adirondack Coast (and the Essex Renaissance in particular) is nowhere more apparent than the intersection of Rt. 22 and Main Street where Debbie Schrodt’s Pink Pig is percolating with energy, design inspiration and the enticing aroma of fresh java. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Essex Inn

Essex Inn on the Adirondack Coast (photo courtesy of Jill Piper)

Essex Inn on the Adirondack Coast (photo courtesy of Jill Piper)

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Essex Inn on the Adirondack Coast, served family style with a whole turkey to carve. Toasty fireplaces, rustic splendor, fabulous food and drinks, family, laughs, special memories… and NO WORRY ABOUT CLEAN UP.

When: Thursday, November 24th. Seating from Noon to 1:30pm, Open Reservations.
Where: Essex Inn on the Adirondack Coast
Info: See our website for the full menu and pricing: www.essexinnessex.com

Essex, Ferry View

View of Essex, NY taken from the Essex-Charlotte ferry

View of Essex, NY taken from the Essex-Charlotte ferry (photo credit virtualDavis.com)

Do you recognize our fair hamlet on Lake Champlain? I shot this slightly fuzzy shot today from the Essex-Charlotte ferry while crossing the lake on an atypically balmy November day. It’s a little hard to believe that snow and ice and bone chilling winds are around the corner! Of course, Essex is charmed in all seasons and weather conditions, but today’s “Indian summer” is a full-on challenge to the calendar…

Halloween Dawning

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What a spooktacular start to Halloween Monday! We think of goblins and ghouls and the Great Pumpkin on All Hallow’s Eve, but early this morning the pre-sunrise lighting over Lake Champlain was simply spooky. And stunning!

Shoot me your favorite Essex Halloween shot for my creepy collage, coming soon…

Essex Chocolate and Wine Walk

Essex Chocolate and Wine Walk: October 1, 2011

Essex Chocolate and Wine Walk: October 1, 2011

Essex Chocolate and Wine Walk! Saturday, October 1st, 2pm-6pm.

Essex area business owners and organizations will have a decadent chocolate treat or wine tasting at various stop points for ticket holders. Participating businesses and organizations are also running additional special promotions and services in conjunction with the event: including dining, shopping, wellness treatments, romance packages, lodging and more! (These are in addition to the ticket purchase and vary for each participating location).

Tickets: $10 per adult, $4 per child 12 and under, children 3 and under Free.

Tickets on sale now throughout Essex in participating businesses and organizations.

Come explore, taste, shop, dine and wine– it’s Essex! Come stroll our chocolate filled streets…

Call 518-963-4400 at the Essex Inn for more information.

Poetry Sham, Spam, Slam!

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Come to the first annual Essex poetry slam on Friday, September 23. This exciting announcement was dropped off the other day, but no contact information was included. If you have any additional information to share, please post it in the comments below. Thanks!

  • Who: Anyone who wants to read their own poetry, someone else’s poetry or just wants to listen to poetry read by friends and neighbors.
  • What: Free drinks, munchies and verse, verse, verse.
  • When: Friday, September 23 at 7:30 PM.
  • Where: Adirondack Art Association Gallery (aka The Old Firehouse)

Sounds fun! Sadly I’ll be out of town and will miss the event, but I look forward to an update when I return…

Today: Jill Piper’s 1/1 Show at the Essex Inn

1/1 Show (Photographic expressions by Jill Piper)

1/1 Show (Photographic expressions by Jill Piper)

What are you doing at 4pm this afternoon? If you’re headed off to the Essex Inn to enjoy Jill Piper’s transcendent images, I look forward to seeing you. Oggling with you. Aaahhh-ing with you. Because that’s what you do face-to-face with Jill’s photographs!

If you didn’t know about the 1/1 Show in the Essex Inn Gallery Hall, now you do. Change your plans. Hurry, before it’s too late. Before you add another regret to the attic… Between four and six o’clock today Jill will be receiving the public and answering your questions: “Do you always have a camera with you?” “How long did you sit and wait for that mysterious lighting?” “Did you Photoshop that?” You may be surprised with her answers, but you’ll be mesmerized by her magical eye and her unassuming smile.

Don’t wait because this exhibition marks the first and last printing of many of Jill’s “photographic expressions”. See you soon!