Hello, cupcakes!

Salted caramel, triple chocolate, black forest, sugar free carrot, chocolate fudge, maple, peanut butter chocolate and golden vanilla. These are some of the cupcakes our Advertising Manager Wendy Ewing has whipped up for staff birthdays over the last year. She takes requests “because the birthday person always gets what they want” and never fails to…

The Staff looks back…and ahead…

We’re a reflective bunch here at The Essex Reporter. We’ve been swapping stories and sharing memories of 2012 all month. In preparation for the New Year, we’ve also made some resolutions. Here’s a sampling of some good times and personal goals: . Kelly Malone A favorite 2012 memory: On Jan. 1, 2012, the Giants played…

An important discussion

From Essex CHIPS: “Did you know that 38% of EHS Seniors binged on alcohol in the past 30 days?  That means they had 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row within a couple of hours.  This is a serious concern since 5,000 people under 21 die, annually, from alcohol related injuries.”  . I…

What’s your dream?

Our Editor, Elsie Lynn, attended Higher Ground’s screening of “The Dream Factory” on Nov. 7. Here’s her take on the film: . Since I was young, snow has been one of my favorite things. All summer long, I dream of the first snow and the first tracks that soon follow. Having skied all my life,…

Franksgiving fun

And now — an exploration of this alternate holiday, brought to you by Staff Reporter, Kelly March: . Last Thanksgiving, my brother’s glass table shattered into pieces just after he called the guests away from the football game to enjoy the buffet. Hearing the crash, my family ran into the living room to find our…

Boo!

How was everyone’s Halloween this year? Everyone around the office was spooked beforehand, thinking that Hurricane Sandy was going to blow away our little office — but we made it! The weather didn’t deter our Halloween party plans either. Each of us brought a yummy and scare-tastic dish. Take a look:   My contribution was…