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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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      by Sylene Argent The sounds of motors revving helped attract a large crowd to the second annual Essex Rocks & Rolls Car and Motorcycle Cruise In on Friday evening. Inside the Heritage Gardens Park, and the adjacent municipal parking lot, around 100 custom, antique, and classic cars, as well as many unique motorcycles were […]

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by Adam Gault Representatives of Ontario’s Ministry of Education hosted a public forum at the Columbus Community Hall in Amherstburg to discuss the unique educational challenges rural communities face. This event was one in a series of ten similar events being held in communities across Ontario. These events provide members of the public an open-forum […]

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by Sylene Argent Youngsters have a fascination with fire trucks, and perhaps many of them dream of growing up to become a local hero, someone who helps those in a time of crisis. Last Wednesday morning, children, along with their parents and caregivers, involved with the Ontario Early Years Centre, got to get a taste […]

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    by Sylene Argent The ringing of cannon fire, the smell of campfire smoke, and the tastes of good food lured many visitors to the Maidstone Bicentennial Museum on Saturday as members of the Maidstone & Area Historical Society hosted the annual War of 1812 Encampment. This year’s event featured storyteller and puppeteer Chad Solomon, […]

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