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Essex Photo Galleries

Friday afternoon was cold and windy on the Connecticut River and a great way to see the Eagles and other winter birds from the deck of RIverQuest.  The Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises are back and depart from the Connecticut River Museum.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises Return for the Season

Published Feb. 18, 2020 02:00 p.m. • 40 Photos
Ryan Shasha 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Warriors’ Track Competes at Shorelines

Published Feb. 11, 2020 02:27 p.m. • 12 Photos
Siena Schaller  (5)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Girls’ Basketball Notches Win in Old Saybrook

Published Jan. 28, 2020 12:46 p.m. • 17 Photos
Erin Ward 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Gymnastics Gets a Win in Madison

Published Jan. 28, 2020 12:46 p.m. • 24 Photos
A bright sunny day brought the crowds to line  Main St. with their pots and pans and wooden spoons to wake this years Essex Ed up.  The Essex Community Fund sign in front of Essex Ed salutes this year

Essex Fire Department the Theme for This Year’s Essex Ed

Published Jan. 28, 2020 12:11 p.m. • 40 Photos
Chris Sparaco  (11), Gavin Grabowski (2)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Boys’ Hoops Earns Win at H-K

Published Jan. 22, 2020 12:29 p.m. • 39 Photos
The Essex Winter Series kicked off its 2020 Concert Season with Mihae LeeþÄôs Tenth Anniversary Concert. Celebrating Mihae Lee's Thent Anniversary as Artistic Director with Ani Kavafian and Fenton Brown Emerging Artist Alumni performing Appalachian Spring Suite for 13 instruments (1944) Aaron Copland (1900-90) Yoobin Son, flute(2012) Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet (2013), Adrian Morejon, bassoon (2012), Mihae Lee, piano, Ani Kavafian and Edson Scheid (2018) violin I, Katie Hyun (2011 & 2018) Luke Flemming (2015), viola, Joann Whang (2017) and Mihai Marcia (2011) cello, and Joe Magar (2018) double bass. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Essex Winter Series Kicks Off Season

Published Jan. 14, 2020 01:58 p.m. • 16 Photos
Gavin Grabowski  (2)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Boys' Basketball Routs Windham

Published Dec. 30, 2019 02:14 p.m. • 25 Photos
Elizabeth Cap  (24) and Head Coach Jaimie Toto cheer on the team.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Warriors' Girls' Hoops Defeats Morgan

Published Dec. 30, 2019 03:15 p.m. • 22 Photos
A cold clear Saturday  night for the Ivoryton Illuminations, with crowds filling the streets and the Ivoryton Playhouse grounds listing and singing along with choirs, as they waited for Santa's arrival.  IvorytonþÄôs executive/artistic director Jacqueline Hubbard and Santa peep through the window at the playhouse.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Ivoryton Illuminations Lights Up Essex

Published Dec. 10, 2019 04:22 p.m. • 36 Photos
The Santa Special, Elf Academy rolls out this holiday season abroad the Essex Steam Train.  Each railway car is decked out in festive holiday decorations with a personal þÄúElf ProfessorþÄù.  As they ride the train, children and their families are led through a series of songs, fun activities and games as they enjoy a special visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and learn how to become a Santa Elf.

Six-week-old Oliver Ortiz discovers the magic of his first holiday. He is held by his father Carlos Ortiz.

Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Elf Academy for Aspiring Elves

Published Dec. 03, 2019 02:01 p.m. • 27 Photos
Tuesday November 26th Haddam Killingworth vs Valley Regional football game. Valley Regional won the game 20-2.


celebrating their win the coveted Principal Cup.

Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Valley-Old Lyme Football Beats Haddam-Killingworth, 20-2

Published Dec. 03, 2019 03:05 p.m. • 22 Photos
Artist and train enthusiast Steve Cryan at work on his train layout at the Connecticut River Museum. For the past 26 years his intricate miniature world of trains signals the start of the holiday season at the museum. The exhibit features an intricate 26ft model layout, a childrenþÄôs interactive layout, original art by Cryan, model trains and a discovery game. Collecting trains since he was a child Cryan worked on the railroad while serving in the army.  The train exhibit opens November 27th and runs through mid-February. For more information go to ctrivermuseum.org/exhibition. 


Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Steve Cryan’s Train Exhibit Returns to the Connecticut River Museum

Published Nov. 27, 2019 10:21 a.m. • 13 Photos
Old Lyme-Valley_Old Saybrook  girls swimming finished 6th in the CIAC Class M Championship at SCSU. Lauren Lee  500 Free
Photo by Kelley Fryer/Harbor News

Old Lyme-Valley-Saybrook Girls’ Swimming Places 6th in Class M

Published Nov. 27, 2019 10:42 a.m. • 21 Photos
Valley Regional - Old Lyme beat Old Saybrook - Westbrook football 35-12 at  home. Jeremy Rand  (62),  James Marsden (19)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Regional-Old Lyme Defeats Old Saybrook-Westbrook

Published Nov. 26, 2019 12:01 a.m. • 43 Photos
Valley Regional girls soccer lost to Haddam Killingworth 2-3 in the Shoreline Conference Championship game at the Indian River Complex in Clinton. Alexis DellaRocco  (GK)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Girls' Soccer Loses to H-K in Conference Final

Published Nov. 12, 2019 11:22 a.m. • 27 Photos
Valley Regional Volleyball won the Shoreline Conference Championship beating Hale - Ray at Morgan High School.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Volleyball Upsets Hale-Ray to Take Shoreline Title

Published Nov. 12, 2019 11:21 a.m. • 38 Photos
Valley Regional High School hosted Morgan High School  in a girls soccer match-up Tuesday October 22nd.


Valley won the match 4-1.

Valley Girls’ Soccer Earns Win Over Morgan

Published Oct. 29, 2019 02:28 p.m. • 28 Photos
 Haddam-Killingworth hosted Valley Region Wednesday October 23rd, 2019  for a field hockey match. 

Valley Regional won the match 8-1.

9- Riley Milburne

Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Valley Field Hockey Notches Victory Versus H-K

Published Oct. 29, 2019 02:32 p.m. • 27 Photos
The Connecticut River Museum hosted a Haunted River: Ghostly Tales & Valley Lore production October 25 26, and 27. The all new spooky adventure begins in the historic Samuel Lay House and winds through the grounds of the museum. The vignettes are based on Connecticut River Valley myths and legends. The theatrical production was produced and directed by Katie Gohde-Haase.

Virginia Paulin, 7 hangs out with a mummy as she waits for her tour.


Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

‘Haunted River’ Returns to Connecticut River Museum

Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:31 p.m. • 29 Photos
The 2019 Ivoryton Pumpkin Festival was held Saturday October 19th with activities throughout the day. Hosted by Essex Park and Recreation the town wide event held a 5k, pumpkin carving, cookie decorating, dance instruction, horse drawn hayride, face painting, free refreshments, entertainment by the band Federation and a witches dance.

The highlight of the event is the witches dance.

Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Ivoryton Pumpkin Festival Brings Pumpkins Galore and More to Essex

Published Oct. 22, 2019 12:51 p.m. • 22 Photos
Sam Helsel  (15)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Regional Boys’ Soccer Ties Hale-Ray

Published Oct. 22, 2019 11:23 a.m. • 40 Photos
The Essex Scarecrow's were out along Main St in Essex Village with fun activities for all ages for the Essex Scarecrow Festival. A friendly game of Cornhole with Kayleigh Cornett and Sharon Lewis.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Scarecrows Invade Essex

Published Oct. 15, 2019 01:47 p.m. • 52 Photos
Madden Riley  (6)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Warriors’ Volleyball Shuts Out Morgan

Published Oct. 14, 2019 04:17 p.m. • 23 Photos
Anthony Rosario  (4)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Warriors’ Football Takes a Defeat in a Home Game

Published Oct. 14, 2019 04:18 p.m. • 28 Photos
The Shore Publishing 7th Annual Beacon Awards  took place at the Water's Edge Resort and Spa, Westbrook. The 2019 Beacon Award Winners: Nikki Travaglino, Brian Savo, Renee Pantani, Bruce McIntyre, Kim Olson, Wendy Mawhinney, Cary Hull Sonja Gibbs, Tina Phelan, Amanda Gabriele, Ken Engelman, Debra Carcio-Mals Diane Pappacoda and not present, Kristin Song, and Susan Smith.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/elan

2019 Beacon Awards

Published Oct. 10, 2019 02:21 p.m. • 154 Photos
The Essex Fire Headquarters held its second znnual Essex Community Day. The event featured fire and rescue demonstrations, safety training, face painting and more.


Firefighters demonstrate how they use their training and equipment to extradite a trapped passenger in a car.

Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Safety on Display at Essex Firefighters’ Community Day

Published Oct. 01, 2019 12:28 p.m. • 20 Photos
Valley lost 0-2 to Old Saybrook at home. Ruby O'Lynnger (8)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Field Hockey Loses to Old Saybrook

Published Sep. 24, 2019 02:55 p.m. • 33 Photos
Olivia Baldwin (25)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Girls’ Soccer Grabs Win Against Westbrook

Published Sep. 24, 2019 02:55 p.m. • 33 Photos