Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Essex Photo Galleries

Students of the Class of 2021 at Valley Regional High School march onto a school field during the school´s seventieth annual commencement ceremony on Wednesday June 9. Wesley Bunnell / The Courier

Congratulations, Valley Regional High School Class of 2021

Published June 15, 2021 02:25 p.m. • 20 Photos
Valley Regional was defeated by H-K 11-9 at Indian River Complex in Clinton on Thursday May 27, 2021 during the Shoreline Conference regular season title. Axel Johnson (16). Wesley Bunnell / The source

Valley Boys' Lacrosse Loses to H-K in Shoreline Title Game

Published June 08, 2021 02:24 p.m. • 7 Photos
Valley Regional baseball lost 7-8 to East Hampton at East Hampton High School. Mason Erwin  (23)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Baseball Drops Close Contest to East Hampton

Published May 25, 2021 03:20 p.m. • 33 Photos
Valley Regional Softball took on Cromwell at home. Anna Benson (28)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Softball Drops Contest to Cromwell

Published May 18, 2021 05:23 p.m. • 22 Photos
Paul Ahern looks over at an electric boat on display while taking the ferry to Safe Harbor Essex Island for the fifth CT Spring Boat Show on Friday April 30th.  Half of the gate proceeds benefitted Sails Up 4 Cancer.   Wesley Bunnell / Valley Courier

5th CT Spring Boat Show returns to Essex Island

Published May 04, 2021 03:51 p.m. • 15 Photos
Valley Regional Boys Lacrosse beat North Branford 7-14 at North Branford High School. Benjamin Safran  (11)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Boys’ Lacrosse Notches Win in North Branford

Published May 04, 2021 04:05 p.m. • 39 Photos
Abby Amara (2B)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Softball Hosts Old Saybrook for a Scrimmage

Published April 13, 2021 01:28 p.m. • 40 Photos
Valley Regional Baseball scrimaged Haddam Killingworth at Haddam Killingworth High School on April 1st. Colin Carver
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Baseball Takes on H-K in a Scrimmage

Published April 06, 2021 11:19 a.m. • 12 Photos
Valley Regional boys basketball lost 57-67 in OT to Old Lyme at home. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Boys’ Hoops Takes Overtime Loss to Old Lyme

Published March 16, 2021 03:52 p.m. • 22 Photos
Bella Giuliano
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Gymnastics Notches Victory at Flip-Flop

Published March 16, 2021 03:52 p.m. • 30 Photos
Kyle Mazziotti  100 Fly
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Source

Cougars’ Co-op Swim Team Hosts Virtual Meet

Published March 09, 2021 02:56 p.m. • 32 Photos
Valley Regional girls basketball beat Westbrook 72-35 at home. Ava Cunningham (1)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Girls’ Hoops Earns Home Win Versus Westbrook

Published March 09, 2021 02:56 p.m. • 28 Photos
Daniel Hand girls hockey co-op lost to Guilford 6-9 at the North Haven Ice Pavillion. Megan Hart (28), Brynn McKeown (13) 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Source

Co-op Girls’ Hockey Squad Takes Loss to Guilford

Published March 03, 2021 03:19 p.m. • 36 Photos
Valley Regional boys basketball beat Haddam-Killingworth 60-56 in OT at the Patsy Kamercia Field House. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Boys’ Hoops Posts OT Victory Over H-K

Published Feb. 23, 2021 03:24 p.m. • 25 Photos
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Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Girls’ Hoops Wins Opener Over North Branford

Published Feb. 16, 2021 02:04 p.m. • 17 Photos
Essex Elementary School held a Family Night on Feb. 28  with pizza and pajama party, bake sale, raffles, crafts raising money for the Essex Elementary School Foundation. Callie Tyrseck, Mason Faison and Jackson Tyrseck pose for a photo in the cafeteria. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

A Photographer's Favorite Photos from 2020

Published Dec. 30, 2020 10:43 a.m. • 20 Photos
The Ivoryton Illuminations may not have had a big opening night this year, but it is a beautiful place to stop by for a stroll or sit in the car and listen to music. A goal of five thousand dollars was needed for the lights to be lit this year and the goal was met and even exceeded by one hundred and thirty five dollars according to the Ivoryton Village Alliance Illumination Fund go fund me page. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Leaving the Lights On in Ivoryton

Published Dec. 15, 2020 02:50 p.m. • 14 Photos
The finishing touches were made on the large Train Show exhibit on Wednesday afternoon at the Connecticut River Museum.  This will be the 27th year of the Holiday Train Show artist Steve Cryan has created. The show will run from November 24th at 10am to February 14th at 5pm.  Due to COVID-19 new protocols are in place requiring any member or non member to purchase timed admission tickets online in advance of their visit. Steve Cryan set the train with the video camera on the tracks. The train's live video feed plaed on a monitor on the wall. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Connecticut River Museum Gears Up for 27th Annual Holiday Train Show

Published Nov. 24, 2020 10:39 a.m. • 18 Photos
The  Essex Fire Department hosted a drive-by Halloween event with spooky displays created by local businesses and organizations, rows of lit jack-o-lanterns carved by members of the community, and a variety of treat bags as well as new batteries for smoke  and carbon monoxide detectors that were acquired through a grant from energizer batteries. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Essex Fire Department Hosts Drive-By Halloween Event

Published Nov. 03, 2020 12:39 p.m. • 32 Photos
Valley Regional field hockey tied Westbrook 1-1 at Westbrook High School. Lily Grow  (3)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Regional Field Hockey Ties Westbrook

Published Nov. 03, 2020 12:40 p.m. • 23 Photos
Chase Conrad (22)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Regional Girls’ Loses Close Contest Versus Haddam-Killingworth

Published Nov. 03, 2020 12:40 p.m. • 31 Photos
Grace Haskins  (7)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Field Hockey Shuts Out H-K

Published Oct. 27, 2020 02:55 p.m. • 24 Photos
The Scarecrows are back in Essex lining Main Street on the lamp posts; a part of the 2020 Scarecrow FestiFall scheduled by the Essex Board of Trade. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Scarecrows Return to Essex

Published Oct. 13, 2020 03:04 p.m. • 16 Photos
Hannah Tejedor  (17)Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Regional Girls’ Soccer Routs Hale-Ray

Published Oct. 06, 2020 01:52 p.m. • 34 Photos
Kripalu Yoga teacher Erin Schuster leads a yoga session in the garden at the Copper Beech Inn.  The class was followed by a prix fixe brunch and mimosa served by the historic Inn.


Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Yoga at the Copper Beech Inn

Published Sep. 01, 2020 03:23 p.m. • 8 Photos
Tropical Storm Isaias damage on the East Haven Town Green.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Isaias Rips Through the Shoreline

Published Aug. 11, 2020 10:41 a.m. • 112 Photos
Al Fresco Thursdays was on in Essex on Thursday night with dining open from Olive Oil's Creative Cuisine, The Griswold Inn, Lobster Rolls to go at Main Street Park, and food at the Connecticut River Museum for their sold out ThursdayþÄôs On The Dock featuring Butter Jones. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Thursdays on the Dock, Alfresco Thursdays Return to Essex

Published July 28, 2020 03:00 p.m. • 22 Photos
Valley Regional High School held itþÄôs Sixty-Ninth Annual Commencement Exercise in a drive-through setting on Wednesday, June 17th.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

A First for VRHS Graduation

Published June 24, 2020 08:37 a.m. • 87 Photos
Valley lost 3-5 to Morgan at home. Cameron Frazier  (9)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Congrats, Valley Senior Athletes

Published June 17, 2020 02:17 p.m. • 45 Photos