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Celebrating the 158th Annual Comber Fair

by Garrett Fodor The first signs that signal summer is beginning to wind down are beginning to show. Last weekend, however, community members enjoyed the Comber Fair, one of the last local festivals to take place over the warmer months. The 158th annual Comber Fair showcased the area’s agricultural background and talents. As one of […]

by Sylene Argent Over 70 youths, recently graduated out of the grade six Values, Influences, and Peers (VIP) program, enjoyed meeting new friends, building on their leadership skills, and an array of fun activities this week during the 23rd annual Essex County OPP Cop Camp. On Sunday, the campers said goodbye to parents, guardians, and […]

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by Fred Groves Some people like to spend their birthday with a little quiet time. Not Morris Kurzuk. Sunday was his 82nd birthday, and he spent the day at one of his favourite events, the Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Museum’s 33rd annual show. Held over three days in McGregor, the event once again allowed Kurzuk to […]

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by Fred Groves Community Improvement Revitalization Grant Essex Economic Development Officer Nelson Silveira made a presentation to Council, highlighting the success of the Community Improvement Revitalization grant program. He told Council there are several benefits for businesses to take advantage of the program, including increasing property value, appeal to new customers, and it supports the […]

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by Fred Groves A local Councillor wants to get the wheels rolling on a tourist centre in downtown Essex Centre. Councillor Randy Voakes plans on introducing the idea to the rest of Council at the next regular meeting, August 21. “We are always looking at ways of informing people of what’s going on in Essex,” Voakes […]

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    by Garrett Fodor Local music students are getting a chance to further their education with the help of the community and some big names in the industry. The Fourth Annual Kingsville Folk Music Festival was held this past weekend at Lakeside Park in Kingsville, and the stage was set for several bands and […]

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by Sylene Argent The Kingsville Historical Park Museum is officially kicking off its “Remembering Red Beach” project. Researchers and volunteers have been digging up information about the 553 service personnel of the Essex Scottish Regiment embarked during the Battle of Dieppe of WWII. Though volunteers and researchers have been collecting information for around two years, […]

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      by Sylene Argent Thousands of people headed to the Pavao family farm in Ruthven on either Saturday or Sunday evening to take in all the annual Sun Parlour Rodeo had to offer. In its 16th year, many of those attendees were returning patrons, who have come to know what to expect when the cowboys […]

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by Sylene Argent Early Monday morning, over 150 cyclists began a seven-day tour of 24 Ontario Great Lakes communities as part of the 10th annual Great Waterfront Trail Adventure (GWTA). They launched off from Point Pelee National Park and will end at Rouge National Urban Park on Lake Ontario next week, having traveled around 550KMs. […]

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by Sylene Argent In honour and memory of the late Jim Craig, the former Associate Owner and Pharmacist at the Essex Shoppers Drug Mart who passed away last month, the Essex Area Food Bank will receive eight grocery carts of non-perishable items to put on the tables of those in need. “Jim was a great […]

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