Tag Archive for Essex

Holding down the fort

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Author pens first book on Fort Ethan Allen William Parkinson jumped from his chair in earnest last Wednesday, dashing out of the room to fetch an artifact he recalled when retelling a particularly amusing anecdote. “This said ‘Fort Ethan Allen’ so I had to buy it,” Parkinson said with a laugh as he rolled a…

Historic fort bandstand restored

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A historic bandstand in Fort Ethan Allen is undergoing a full restoration after failing infrastructure kept it closed for the last two years. Essex parks and recreation department director Ally Vile said the gazebo-like building is a significant landmark in the area, likely built as early as 1897, and will provide a much-needed resting spot…

Kings and queens shine at prom

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The lights were dimmed last Friday night as blue and red strobes flashed in the Essex Alliance Church gymnasium, where guests broke out in funky dance moves at the end of a red carpet, cloaked under a large balloon arch. One of 350 churches worldwide to host Night to Shine, a prom organized by the…

Busy bodies: Florists arrange for snowy holiday

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A foot of snow may have dropped on Chittenden County overnight this week, but for local florists gearing up for Valentine’s Day, the show had to go on. Ribbons were carefully cut and swirled around vases, and particularly picked flowers were placed amongst greenery as the creative design process flurried around Essex and Colchester flower shops…

Girls hockey drops tough road contest

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The Burlington/Colchester girls hockey team dropped a nailbiting 3-2 contest against host Essex last Saturday. The SeaLakers streaked ahead behind goals from Brooke Barrows and Elise Scoresom, who propelled the squad into the third period with a 2-1 lead. The Hornets wouldn’t relent, however, pouncing back for two goals in the final frame, capped by Maddy Young’s…