Westport Column

As you probably know by now, as many as 31 horses are being kept by the county up at the Fairgrounds on a temporary basis until they can find permanent homes. They’re being fed and looked after by volunteers and a schedule of chores is being maintained by LeeAnn Hoskins. If you would like to help out by donating your time, call or text LeeAnn at 812-1919 or email her at leeannhoskins93@gmail.com.

Westport resident and yoga instructor Michelle Maron is opening Lake Champlain Yoga and Wellness this month at the former Live Well center on Main Street in Essex. She’ll be celebrating with an opening party on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and invites her friends and clients here in Westport to come and check out the newly expanded space. Lake Champlain Yoga and Wellness will offer yoga for adults and children, yoga therapy, acupuncture, massage, and organic facials.

Champlain Area Trails (CATS) will host a hike from Wadhams to Essex on Sunday, Oct. 13, starting from Dogwood Bread Company in Wadhams at 11 a.m. The route will follow a series of trails for about nine miles through the woods and fields over the north side of Phinney Hill and the east side of Boquet Mountain, coming out on Route 22 for the last couple of miles into Essex. This is good, fairly level terrain for younger hikers. There should be plenty of color left on the trees, and maybe even a bit of that fine Indian summer we’ve been getting lately. Speaking of which, it’s been nice to see some decent haying weather, even if it’s a little late in the game to make up for the poor summer our local farmers have had.

Don’t forget the BRASS cookie run on Saturday, Oct. 12, which I mentioned last week. The 4-mile run starts and ends at the intersection of Route 22 and County Route 10. Runners will go a couple of miles down Route 10 along the beautiful Boquet River, and then turn around and come back. Everyone gets a cookie! Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the run starts at 10. Proceeds will benefit BRASS, which is the Boquet River Association.

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