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🌱It’s Holiday Toy Drive Season + Carolers and Boats will be in Essex

Hello, everyone. I’m here with your fresh copy of the Essex-Chester-Deep River Daily, full of all the local information you need to know right now. Today’s edition contains…

  • Donate toys this holiday season!
  • Real estate in the Tri-Cities never gets boring!
  • Mark your calendars for Trees In The Rigging!

But first today’s weather:

Plenty of sunshine. High: 51 Low: 29.

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Here are the top stories in Essex-Chester-Deep River today:

  1. It’s Holiday Toy Drive time now through December 16th. Please consider donating a new unwrapped toy or gift card to help local families in need this holiday season. Drop-off locations include: Deep River Town Hall, The Nest Coffee House, Tri-Town Youth Services, Edward Jones Pandemonium Thrift Shop and The Deep River Fire Department (on Wednesday evenings). The Toy Drive is sponsored by the Community Health Committee, Deep River Rotary and Tri-Town Youth Services. Toys will be distributed to local families through the Deep River Social Services Office beginning December 18.” (Deep River Parks & Rec via Facebook)
  2. There is never a dull moment in the local property market and these days there is a wide variety of homes to browse. Let Patch be your one-stop shop for the latest offers and upcoming open houses in Essex-Chester-Deep River and the surrounding area. Read on to see what’s been performing in your area over the past week, along with any open houses taking place in the coming days. Are you looking for more information about one of the properties in our list? (Essex-Chester-Deep River Patch)
  3. The Trees in the Rigging Community Carol Sing & Parade takes place on Sunday 27th November at 4.30pm in Essex city centre The Connecticut River Museum, Essex Board of Trade and Essex Historical Society are jointly presenting this annual event which includes a traditional lantern-lit Christmas walk down Main Street, where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights and join in to the Sailing Masters Fife & Drum Corps, vintage cars and festive Christmas carolers, returning to this year’s Land Parade are ‘Boat Floats’ or small watercraft on trailers decorated for the holidays and ready to be towed through the Essex Straits. The walk begins at 4:30pm at Essex City Hall on West Avenue and ends at the Connecticut River Museum for more celebrations and a performance by Santa Claus! We hope to see you there! (Essex Historical Society)

Today in Essex-Chester-Deep River:

  • Library Open 10-2 – Essex Library Association (10am)

From my notebook:

  • Deep River Parks & Recreation: “The countdown is on… Deep River’s annual holiday walk and ‘Light Up Deep River’ parade with lighted vehicles. Saturday, December 3, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. And don’t forget the Gingerbread House Sweepstakes! Register your vehicle today!” (Deep River Parks & Rec via Facebook)
  • Office for Youth Services of the Tri-Cities: “In week three of our Womens Wellness group, we had an incredibly candid and insightful conversation about what spirituality means on an individual level. (Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau via Facebook)
  • Deep River Parks & Recreation: “No pickleball this week! Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Deep River Elementary School will be closed this Wednesday 11/23, therefore there will be no adult P&R pickleball. Visit us next week on Wednesday, November 30th. @ 6:00 p.m. for some pickleball.” (Deep River Parks & Rec via Facebook)
  • Bushy Hill Nature Center: “Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, is based on the 1621 colonial pilgrimage harvest feast. The holiday continues to be a day when Americans gather for a day of celebration, football, and family.” (Bushy Hill Nature Center via Facebook)
  • Essex Library: “On Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., join SCORE of Eastern CT for this FREE webinar with Brand Titan’s Bill Schley: The Most Important Word in Business Almost Nobody Understands. Register -> ” (Essex Library via Facebook)

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You are officially posted today. See you tomorrow morning for another update!

Karen Garrity

About me: I am a Connecticut native, currently residing in the tri-town community of Chester, Deep River, and Essex. I’ve been a community reporter for almost 20 years. I love my small town community and am honored to be a part of You can reach me at …; [email protected]

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