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by Sylene Argent Last Wednesday, a handful of Essex District High School students met before classes to participate in the international “See you at the Pole” event. Though the organizing students – Darryn Mills, Jennifer Howson, and Alisha Sheppart – are parishioners at Essex Gospel Community Church, anyone wanting to join fellow classmates in praying […]

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Legion Week kicks off

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by Jennifer Cranston Corporals Jordan Fiorido of Cottam and Joe McLeod of Maidstone are proud members of the Canadian Forces. They volunteered for the job and to go to Afghanistan. They do their job because they love it and because they consider it their duty. They don’t do it for gratitude or community support, but […]

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by Jennifer Cranston Building from its success with the annual “Meet the Horse Breeds” event, the John R. Park Homestead held its first “Meet the Dog Breeds” show this last Sunday. Assistant Currator Kris Ives explained that this event would explore the history of breeds and their original purpose as working animals. She says it […]

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by Jennifer Cranston Everyone was decked out in their formal best as they gathered at the Ciociaro Club to celebrate 50 years of Community Living last Friday night. During dinner, local media personality Armand “Arms” Bumanlag spoke to partiers and interviewed staff, volunteers, family members and clients of the county-wide organization. While Bumanlag is not […]

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by Sylene Argent Last Thursday, St. Mary Catholic School in Maidstone held a special Church mass, garden dedication ceremony, and participated in the National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day in memory of former student, Colby Vachon. Eight-year old Colby passed away on September 15 of last year after a one-year battle with cancer. During the mass […]

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by Jennifer Cranston   Heavy rain made Amherstburg soggy this weekend and nowhere was this truer than at the 7th Annual Shores of Erie Wine Festival. The grounds of Fort Malden were mushy and slick with mud and rubber boots were in high demand but it didn’t stop thousands of visitors from enjoying local wine, […]

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by Jennifer Cranston Students at Colchester North Public and Holy Name Catholic Elementary are welcoming new principals and even a couple new vice principals this year. Nick Arundine (A-run-den-ay) is excited to be serving his first year as principal at Colchester North. He’s been an educator for 15 years and served as a vice-principal for […]

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by Sylene Argent Around 25 cyclists from the region, the Province, Quebec, and the US suited up and took to the road with their bicycles on Monday, September 12 to test out the Waterfront Regeneration Trust’s proposed 600km Lake Erie Cycling Route through a unique Leaders Mobile Workshop. The pilot ride began in Windsor early […]

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by Sylene Argent On Monday, August 29, Essex Town Council met to participate in a Personnel Committee meeting, with Councillor Bill Baker as Chairperson, to discuss an operational review report. Consulting firm Imaginate completed the report. It was started in April because there were some concerns in the finance department, Baker said. He is happy […]

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by Sylene Argent There was a lot to see and do in Harrow over the weekend as the community celebrated its 157th fair at the Harrow Fairgrounds this weekend. All year long, area residents prepare for the show, whether it’s through creating crafts or baked goods, rearing birds or animals through the local 4-H clubs, […]

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