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by Sylene Argent Having written their last exams and handed in their final projects, on Tuesday, June 24 senior students at Essex District High School will take another step in their life journeys as they take part in the 129th convocation ceremony to receive their graduation diplomas. The class of 2014 will be the last […]

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 by Evelyn Couch News last week stated the town is going to hire an economic development officer. I wonder if any of council can remember or is aware of attempts made over the last 20 years or so for development in town. About that long ago, when Jim Hatt was a councilor, he persuaded council […]

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by Fred Groves Essex’s Candace Chevalier had three goals and blocked a couple of shots to lead the University of Windsor Lancer’s women’s hockey team to a 4-2 win over Laurier on Friday. The 4th year forward now has 13 goals on the season for Windsor. • Kelsey Balkwill continues to have a great winter […]

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by Sylene Argent For the past 18 months, the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Center Foundation has hosted the “It’s in your Jeans” fundraising and awareness campaign. Through this initiative, the foundation is focused on trying to raise $4.5 million for men’s health initiatives. Members of the foundation were at Colasanti’s last Thursday to engage […]

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by Sylene Argent On Saturday, amongst the hustle and bustle of the region-wide Coastal Trails Sails to See Festival, community members took a moment to gather near the Lake Erie shoreline at Lakeside Park to officially dedicate Kingsville’s second Peace Garden. The Lakeside Park Peace Garden is the 12th to be officially dedicated along the […]

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It’s all about the numbers, and other nonsense by Richard Parkinson I didn’t watch the MTV Video Music Award show that aired this past Sunday. I never have and I probably never will. That stuff just doesn’t interest me. So, I didn’t get to see Justin Timberlake’s reunion with N’Sync. I didn’t see Lady Gaga’s […]

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submitted to EFP The Ruthven Apple Festival Steering Committee is pleased to announce it is accepting entries into the Hometown Family Pharmacy Musical Showcase. The 34th annual Ruthven Apple Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens in Ruthven. This outstanding family tradition includes free […]

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by Evelyn Couch It was the last day of school before summer and I remember it well. No, I guess I don’t remember it that well. I don’t remember being given a prize, only that I was on my way home with a little salt and pepper shaker set clutched in my hand. I was […]

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by Richard Parkinson In this week’s Essex Free Press there is a letter to the editor about establishing a dog park in Essex Centre. This idea has been circulating for several years and now it appears that people are taking action to make the idea a reality. A dog park for Essex Centre would be […]

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by Evelyn Couch People are asking me what we are doing about the silos. Of course, by we, I mean the mural committee. What can we do? We had council’s approval of painting them with a huge mural providing the mural committee took responsibility for raising the thousands of dollars needed, so there would be […]

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