This Sunday afternoon there will be an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange to benefit the food pantries of Willsboro, Westport and Elizabethtown.
This Saturday’s movie from the film society is “20 Feet from Stardom,” about the lives of rock and roll back-up singers.
This week finds me on the road, heading for Texas by way of coastal Alabama.
This Saturday night’s movie is “What Maisie Knew,” a drama from 2012 that’s a modern take on a novel by Henry James.
The final lecture in the Grange Hall’s Lyceum series on the American Civil War will be delivered on Tuesday, Nov. 19, by Whallonsburg’s own Andy Buchanan.
The Essex Community Fund recently awarded a grant to the Belden Noble Library to make improvements to the front of the library building.
This Friday evening, Nov. 1, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall will host musicians Jay Fiegl, the Wannabees, the Barn Burners and the Wadhams Waddlers for an evening of ballads to mark the Day of the Dead.
The Montpelier Community Gospel Choir concert at the Essex Community Church this Friday, Oct. 25, will regrettably not feature the whole choir of 60 some odd members and their band as advertised by me, but a smaller group of 20 singers.
Thursday, Sept. 24, the League of Women Voters will hold a forum at the Essex Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. so you can meet the candidates running for town supervisor.
An astute reader corrected my information on the STAR property tax reduction program.
The town is looking for someone to manage the trash transfer site.
The silver screen at the Whallonsburg Grange lights up Saturday night with “42”, the story of baseball’s Jackie Robinson, the first black player in the major leagues.
The trees are starting to change color, in response to shorter days and cooler temperatures.
This Saturday evening, the film society will show a documentary on the giant screen at the Whallonsburg Grange called “Brooklyn Castle,” about a group of kids from a poor inner-city school who become champions at the game of chess.
The Grange Harvest Festival is this Sunday, Sept. 8, with food, music, fire truck fountains, games and cider making.
The local American Legion post is looking for new members.
The art association’s last show of the season opens this Friday, Aug. 23, with a reception at the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m.
CATS, the hill and dale trail builders, are holding their second photography contest.
The town board wants to hear your thoughts on whether the town should put the question of how to go about assessing property values on the ballot this November.
The town hall has new hours. It’s open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except for the lunch hour from noon to one.
Colin Ducolon, a long time summer resident, recently took it upon himself to spruce up the garden behind the town hall.
Next Tuesday, July 9, the Essex Town Board will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m. at the town hall to discuss the hamlet water project.
The art association’s second show opens this Friday evening, with a wine and cheese party which goes from 5 pm to 8 p.m.
Downtown Essex looks pretty spiffy with all the freshly planted flower barrels, thanks to the Essex Beautification Committee.
The Goff Brothers of Plattsburgh will present a benefit concert this Friday evening, June 14, at the Essex Community Church.
The spring barn dance at Black Kettle Farm will be this Saturday evening starting at 5:30 p.m. with the traditional chili dinner, which is still only $5.
This Friday evening, the Adirondack Art Association will have an opening party to celebrate the first show of the year.
The film society’s last film of the season will be shown this Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange.
The Adirondack Art Association’s first show of the year opens on May 31 at the gallery in the former firehouse in the heart of downtown Essex.
The CATS photography contest winds up May 15, so get your camera or smart phone or whatever technology you prefer, and hit the trails.
The Town of Essex won an award at the recent Adirondack Park Local Government conference in Lake Placid.
The Oscar winning film “Lincoln” starring Daniel Day Lewis will be shown this Saturday night at the Whallonsburg Grange at 8.
Last week Ginny and I found ourselves on the road between E’town and Westport, and decided to drop in to see the new SPCA shelter.
Champlain Area Trails announces a new contest to promote the network of foot trails, their first ever photo competition.
Our local movie mavens strike again, this time with “Zero Dark Thirty” showing this Saturday at the Whallonsburg Grange at 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, March 24, Paul Smiths College professor Curt Stager will give a talk at the Whallonsburg Grange entitled “Water Proof: Are Shrinking Ice and Rising Water the new norm in the North Country?”
This Friday evening, March 15, a group from Middlebury College that specializes in a capella performances of Renaissance music will be at the Essex Community Church.
This Saturday, March 9, Essex Farm is hosting a tour which starts at 10 a.m.
This Friday evening, shimmy shake your way to Whallonsburg for an evening of dancing at the Grange.
Andy Buchanan’s four part series on the history of American agriculture winds up next Tuesday, Feb. 26, with a talk on current day farming, including a look back at the farm crisis of the 1980’s and the rise of big-time agribusiness.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 16, for a special concert at the Essex Inn with a trio of harmony specialists featuring American Idol finalist and Plattsburgh resident Ben Bright, Don Vicaro and our very own Donna Lou Sonnett.
Before I sit down to write this column, I always read essexnewyork.org for town news and events.
This Saturday evening, Feb. 2, the Champlain Valley Film Society will show the Oscar nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” at the Whallonsburg Grange.
Next Wednesday, Jan. 30, the Postal Service will hold a public meeting at 2 p.m. in the Essex Post Office to discuss the future of the local post office.
Lawns turned green this week, the result of a prolonged January thaw that melted our beautiful snow and created a lot of mud.
If you’ve ever wanted a cat, now is a great time to adopt an adult from the SPCA, when for the month of January only, the adoption fee is only $15.
Land tax bills arrived last week, and it may be possible to make four installment payments rather than pay in one lump sum.
This Sunday, Aug. 21 , the Whallonsburg Grange will hold its second annual block party, with music, food, fire trucks and even a clown. It starts at 2 p.m. and admission is $6 for adults and $3 for kids.