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Fair prize

Every year the Champlain Valley Fair has a flower, fruit and vegetable competition with a ton of categories to enter. Winning entries receive a blue ribbon and a small monetary prize — plus bragging rights and recognition among fellow gardeners. If you couldn’t guess already, this part of the fair (with exception to the Fried…

For love of the game

. I picked up a golf club for the first time last summer and fell in love with the sport. I’m not sure how or why, considering it took me weeks just to get the ball up in the air and months to figure out how to get the ball up in the air AND…

A letter to the future

Brownell Library is sealing a time capsule this week as part of the Town of Essex’s celebration of its 250th anniversary. Below is The Essex Reporter’s contribution — along with our Aug. 15 edition of the newspaper — to be opened in August of 2063 on what will be the town’s 300th. . Well hello…

Estes Park, Colorado

I know that I have a very smart family, but my relative Charles F. Scott was truly brilliant. He built a cabin in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado in 1899 — that’s before the park was established in 1915. Every summer we go out for hiking, fishing, climbing and family. This year was no…