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…

Apart of the community

Miles Gasek is the newest addition to The Essex Reporter team. As an Advertising Account Executive, he thought he wouldn’t have too many chances to loosen his tie and participate in community events.  Boy, was he wrong! Here’s Miles’ personal account of the 2013 Block Party in Essex Junction: . Two weekends ago marked my…

Beyond the desk

Colchester native Emily Davis has been interning for The Essex Reporter and The Colchester Sun throughout the summer. As she nears her final days with us and prepares to head back to Colby Sawyer College for her senior year, she took a few moments to reflect on her internship: . While working on my stories,…