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Ski groups gone wrong

Skiing in groups is always tricky, as we learned the hard way on an April trip to a very steep and unforgiving Western zone that shall remain nameless. This was what we affectionately refer to as Boyz Weekend. We add the Z because we all grew up in the 80s and 90s, when most pop…

J-5

The West Street Community Gardens have been tilled and staked off. To all those eager gardeners out there, sowing can begin! With this year’s garden design in mind, I plan on visiting my plot — J-5 — this weekend to rake compost, build a fence and instill good vibes. Last year, my salad garden was…

Boston strong

The bombings at the Boston Marathon last Monday hit close to home for me. I grew up in the heart of the city. I emphasize the “bay” in bagel. I’ve walked down Boylston Street hundreds of times, whether to pick up groceries at Trader Joe’s or to ring in the New Year. I’m a runner.…

Time to chill out

Getting too wrapped up in your day-to-day? Come chill out and help out on Sunday morning at Bayside Park. For the third consecutive year, The Essex Reporter and The Colchester Sun will send a team into the water in a fundraising effort for the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont. Registration for the 6th Annual Big Chill:…