Little green children

The rain has finally stopped (for now) and my little plants have taken a collective sigh of relief. My biggest challenge this growing season has been controlling weeds in between thunderstorms. Because there has been no need to turn on the hose to water, I’ve had plenty of time to get down and dirty in…

So far, summer is working out!

This spring, I made a commitment to myself to get healthy. Since March, I have been religiously going to the gym Monday – Friday. But that’s not all. I’ve tried new things, including PX90, ZUMBA and yoga. I’ve made new friends that are on the same schedule at the gym as I am, and they…

A Relay rally

After six months of preparing and fundraising, Relay for Life is finally here! I am so excited! I have a strong team of 5 in honor of my Mum, Go-Go for Momo. This is my third year participating in the event and my team is good to go. We put together an amazing basket to…

Keeping up with Klinger’s

Colchester native Emily Davis, a summer intern at The Essex Reporter and The Colchester Sun, has been working at Klinger’s Bread Co. in South Burlington for the past four years. Here, she takes a moment to reflect on her work there: Back again, I’m back again; shuffling across the hard ceramic tile floor of the…

Ready, march!

Catch the Essex Reporter Staff in this weekend’s parade! . June 1 What: The Essex Memorial Day parade. Theme: “Home of the Free — Because of the Brave.” Where: Five Corners, Essex Junction, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Visit: www.essexmemorialdayparade.com. Contact: essexparade@gmail.com

Pacific Coast, check

I’ve wanted to travel to the Pacific Cost for as long as I can remember. It’s been a personal goal that has changed and aged, but never faded. I’ve been adding destination points to an imaginary itinerary for over 15 years, and last week I explored them all. I flew into San Francisco, drove along…