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Howling at the Moon – Reminiscing

by Sylene Argent The best way to remember past moments of laughter and exploration is to reminisce about them with friends who shared those experiences. I recently had a chance to re-live some of the fun times I had in college as I met up with several former schoolmates from the radio program I attended […]

by Evelyn Couch It was interesting to read recently a soccer team was one of the trophy winners in provincial competition.There were two and the other was a baseball team.  Years ago, minor baseball teams brought top rating to Essex in provincial competition. By 1972, the Pee Wee baseball players were champions three successive times. The Essex […]

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submitted by Bill Gay Last year, I met a gentleman from Kingsville, Charles Lamb, who presented exceptional information on the Hills Brothers of Essex. Over a century old, this period showed the early stirring of industrial and scientific development, centered around the Hill family-an Essex society couple with political activism. The Essex Motorcycle and the […]

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Over the past few months there have been a number of public attacks in the various media and social media platforms against the Essex Town Council, complete with the usual suggestions to “kick all the bums out” along with other derogatory comments. Like most ‘political’ attacks, they are usually from the same small group that […]

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by Jessica Azar ‘No’ is a word that has taken me a while to become comfortable using. Generally, I see myself as a ‘people pleaser’ and a bit of a push over. It’s always been a part of who I am, and I think it always will be. However, in the last few years I […]

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We have passed the halfway mark of summer. Already! Time sure does have a way of getting away from us, doesn’t it? I remember adults telling me when I was a grade school student time tends to pass more quickly the older you get. Then, to my youthful outlook, it felt as though it took […]

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by Fred Groves In just a few more weeks, doors will open and bells will ring as students return to the classroom. For those students who live in Harrow, this marks the second-year anniversary of their forced exodus out of town. And when I say ‘out of town,’ I mean that quite literally. In October […]

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by Evelyn Couch It was no different when I was a child than when I was a parent. I hated all the newspaper hype about buying clothes and getting ready for the return to school. Yes, part of it was I saw no need for all the suggested new clothes. The ones they had were fine […]

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by Evelyn Couch Have you ever heard about the Essex meat market over past years? It was opened in 1912 when C.W. Roberts began selling fresh meat with the slogan “Home Fresh Meat.” His beef was raised by area producers and cattle were slaughtered in the field when he needed some. Sides of meat were hung in […]

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 by Sylene Argent Every day I feel the heat of the upcoming elections getting hotter. Already! Oh boy, I’m ready for the show. We will have a municipal election and provincial election next year, and we are gearing up for a by-election in Ward 4 of Essex to replace Councillor Bill Caixeiro, who handed in […]

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