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Essex Column

The local American Legion post is looking for new members.

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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.

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CATS, the hill and dale trail builders, are holding their second photography contest.

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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.

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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.

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Colin Ducolon, a long time summer resident, recently took it upon himself to spruce up the garden behind the town hall.

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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.

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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.

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Downtown Essex looks pretty spiffy with all the freshly planted flower barrels, thanks to the Essex Beautification Committee.

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The Goff Brothers of Plattsburgh will present a benefit concert this Friday evening, June 14, at the Essex Community Church.

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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.

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This Friday evening, the Adirondack Art Association will have an opening party to celebrate the first show of the year.

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The film society’s last film of the season will be shown this Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange.

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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.

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The CATS photography contest winds up May 15, so get your camera or smart phone or whatever technology you prefer, and hit the trails.

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The Town of Essex won an award at the recent Adirondack Park Local Government conference in Lake Placid.

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The Oscar winning film “Lincoln” starring Daniel Day Lewis will be shown this Saturday night at the Whallonsburg Grange at 8.

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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.

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Champlain Area Trails announces a new contest to promote the network of foot trails, their first ever photo competition.

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Our local movie mavens strike again, this time with “Zero Dark Thirty” showing this Saturday at the Whallonsburg Grange at 7:30 p.m.

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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?”

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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.

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This Saturday, March 9, Essex Farm is hosting a tour which starts at 10 a.m.

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This Friday evening, shimmy shake your way to Whallonsburg for an evening of dancing at the Grange.

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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.

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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.

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Before I sit down to write this column, I always read essexnewyork.org for town news and events.

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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.

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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.

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Lawns turned green this week, the result of a prolonged January thaw that melted our beautiful snow and created a lot of mud.

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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.

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Land tax bills arrived last week, and it may be possible to make four installment payments rather than pay in one lump sum.

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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.

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