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by Fred Groves Niagara, Comet, Durango, Mustang… Any way you call it, it’s a Ford. Friday afternoon was turned into a Ford frenzy at the Essex Railway Station as Heritage Essex hosted a car show that was specifically for one brand of auto. “We found out that they have been selling Fords in Essex for 91 […]

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by Fred Groves Success is no accident, it’s earned by hard work. No words hold truer for Essex District High School senior student-athletes Lucia McElwain and Jonathan Chippett. Last Tuesday night, at the Legion in Essex, the two were the recipients of major awards at the school’s annual athletic banquet. McElwain, who heads to Central […]

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  by Adam Gault The hot weather may have brought them out, but the cool guitar licks had the attention of hundreds of music lovers focused on the stage during this year’s installment of the McGregor Music Festival. at Co-An Park on Sunday. The long-running charity event, now in its 28th year, featured a full lineup […]

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by Fred Groves In 1957, Bill Woltz, Ian MacPherson, Vern Beckner, and Jim MacPherson formed the Essex Minor Baseball Association (EMBA). That same year, Mayor Elmer Queen took the bonus money he got for being on council and financially helped kick start the organization. EMBA representatives are proud to be celebrating the local baseball association’s […]

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by Sylene Argent The smell of a good deal was in the air on Saturday as thousands of treasure hunters took to the streets in Cottam to participate in the annual community yard sale. Vehicles were bumper to bumper on the roadways, and sidewalks had heavy foot traffic as patrons perused the many displays setup […]

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by Sylene Argent With an infectious smile, kind words, and plenty of advice that has aided students on and off the court, long-time Colchester North Public School teacher and athletics coach Izzy Oozeer has made an impact on the lives of many. Having taught at Colchester North for 30 years, Oozeer will retire at the […]

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by Fred Groves A four-generation commitment to the Town of Essex has come to an end. Gary Smith, a senior captain with the Essex Fire & Rescue Service, recently announced his retirement from the firefighting brigade, which installed his great-grandfather Sam as its first Chief back in the late 1800s. His departure, after 33 plus […]

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by Sylene Argent Sande Gunning, a needle-art professional from the River Gallery in New Brunswick, hosted several unique heritage fibre craft demonstrations last week at Kingsville Historical Park Museum. The three-day event, taking place last Thursday through Saturday, attracted many needle-crafters and history buffs to the Museum to learn. The heritage fibre craft demonstrations included […]

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by Sylene Argent A majority vote during Monday evening’s Essex Council meeting put an end to the Town looking into ORV usage on municipal roadways. Council received Economic Development Officer Nelson Silveira’s report, and would eventually concur with the recommendation to not proceed with a pilot project that would have permitted off road vehicle usage […]

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submitted to EFP The Essex Energizers Skipping Team spent Victoria Day weekend at the 2017 Canadian Rope Skipping Championship in Kingston, Ontario, competing with over 300 athletes from all across Canada. The Energizers came away from this national competition with many ribbons, medals, and overall achievements. All three large groups (Novice, Junior, and Open) placed […]

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