Thanks for cleaning up

The Essex Conservation and Trails Committee wishes to thank all of those who participated in the 3rd Annual Spring Clean-Up Day on Sunday, April 22 at Indian Brook Park. Approximately 50 enthusiastic volunteers of all ages showed up to lend a hand on Earth Day, which turned out to be an unexpectedly sunny and pleasantly beautiful day.

While one group of volunteers worked on cleaning trails, a second group worked on digging up and pulling up 251 invasive buckthorns, and a third group of trail keeping volunteers learned proper pruning techniques from Chuck Vile, the town tree warden, town forester and former Vermont state lands forester.

The success of the clean-up days depends on volunteers, and we are grateful to those who took time that afternoon to help maintain and enhance this wonderful town resource. We hope you’ll join us in October for our 5th Annual Fall Clean-Up Day. Thank you!

Cristine Hammer
Vice-chairwoman, Essex Conservation and Trails Committee


Thanks for All-State support

Congratulations to the students that participated in the All State Music Festival this past weekend.  Those that were lucky enough to attend any of the performances were treated to wonderful performances by some of the most talented young musicians in Vermont.

Thank you to Heather Finlayson, Asiat Ali, Tom Walters and the Essex High School community for their hard work in hosting the festival.

And, thank you to all the Essex and surrounding community members for opening their homes to host the musicians while they were here attending the festival. What a wonderful experience for all that were involved!

Patty Bergeron
Housing chair,
2018 All State Music Festival