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by Sylene Argent Essex residents gathered at the cenotaph located next to Essex United Church on Friday morning to honour veterans and fallen soldiers during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony. The Essex Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 201) hosted the event that attracted several hundred residents, local employees, and students from area schools. […]

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On Oct. 30, the Maidstone Knights of Columbus (Council #9226) and Essex Knights of Columbus (Council #3305) joined together to host an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Maidstone. The dinner was held to raise funds for the Coats for Kids program. $3322 was raised. In addition, other Knights of Columbus Councils […]

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by Sylene Argent Essex resident James Szpak is eager to put his relay skills to the test on Tuesday, November 22 as an official medal-bearer in the local portion of the 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay. Szpak will be one of 7,000 “difference makers” around the nation during the course of the event, retracing the […]

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by Sylene Argent Jackie Lassaline, Principal Planner for Lassaline Planning Consultants (LPC), and staff from the Essex Planning Department hosted the first public workshop on Monday, November 14 in the community room of the Harrow Arena to discuss potential programs and set up a boundary for the suggested Harrow Downtown Community Improvement Plan (HDCIP). The […]

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by Jennifer Cranston About 400 people were at the Ciociaro Club last Wednesday to celebrate students who excelled academically at EDHS last year. Highest Proficiency Awards were given to one student in each grade for maintaining the highest grade average in their grade level. Grade 10 student Noel Devaere, was there to accept the top […]

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by Sylene Argent The Woodslee Friendship Club hosted its fifth annual Honour the Veterans event at the Millen Community Centre on Saturday evening, giving the community the opportunity to remember the price of freedom. The event started with a short parade that allowed local veterans to march down to the flagpole at the center. The […]

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by Sylene Argent Earlier this month, representatives from Explore the Shore, a unique marketing event promoting participating businesses on County Road 50, headed to the 2011 Ontario Tourism Summit held at the Hamilton Convention Centre. Explore the Shore, making a splash in the Colchester area during its inaugural event in July of 2010, was nominated […]

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by Fred Groves Sports are about numbers. Wins, loses, percentages and statistics all play a prominent role in the success of a team. What can’t be measured however, is the size of an individual’s heart or his commitment level. In his fourth year with the Essex 73s, Brian Hamlin has played in all 16 games, […]

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by Sylene Argent Retired Spitfire fighter pilot, Jerry Billing’s, story was told at the Maidstone Bicentennial Museum on Sunday afternoon as the Maidstone & Area Historical Society hosted a book sale and documentary-viewing event. The event also allowed the society to show off its new WWII in Malta exhibit that features many of Billing’s personal […]

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Women at War

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by Jennifer Cranston Women played a vital role in World War II in the military and on the home front and they continue to work to protect Canada through the Armed Forces. This was celebrated at the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. Thursday was dedicated to school […]

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