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Howling at the Moon – Triggers

by Sylene Argent Sometimes, when it is least expected, we can experience a trigger that sparks a memory or reminds us of a long-ago lived moment that likely had created impact on the development of the person we were meant to become. Those triggers can come via a song heard over the radio, overhearing a […]

by Evelyn Couch Forgetting where I put something has always plagued my life, and it is worse now that I am in the so-called golden years. As a young wife and mother, I had lost track of some saving bonds that were popular investments during the war years. I needed the money, but there was no way I […]

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by Evelyn Couch Again, these have come from my friend who states these were sent to her. We can get a chuckle from most of them, and at least think about them. They are like the ten commandments to follow our lives all the time. Why is our car windshield so large and the rearview […]

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School Board disposition of redundant properties Recently, the Council for the Town of Essex has indicated a potential interest in acquiring the building and property of the former Harrow District High School. This letter is not to express my agreement or opposition to this pursuit, but to comment on how the process takes place. When […]

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by Sylene Argent Though the phrase, “What was I thinking?” is typically used as a rhetorical question an individual can state to question past actions or behaviour, I’m using it to describe my fog brain. I have been enduring some fog brain over the past few days; perhaps due to lack of sleep, but I […]

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by Evelyn Couch That wild wind we had this past week was less than that of a tornado, but managed to do a lot of damage as you could see on television or newspaper. It reminded me of the night a huge limb was blown off a tree that stood on town property (the boulevard), by […]

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by Fred Groves Now that the hockey season is starting to wind down, I want to take a moment to let everyone know what an outstanding job our local group has been doing. The Essex Minor Hockey Association (EMHA) continues to be a standard that no doubt others would like to duplicate. I enjoy going […]

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We are losing a battle on our own soil, folks. It is a battle for freedom, speech, and even our right to individual thought. It feels as we have never been forced now, more than in the past few years, to agree with every questionable situation that we face. We are expected to accept, without […]

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by Evelyn Couch If you think gasoline is expensive, consider these prices that I received from a circulating email via my friend. Regular coffee at $2.16 for 16 ounces is $16.80 a gallon, and iced tea is $9.52 a gallon. A brand-name juice at $1.25 for 16 ounces would come out to $ 10 a […]

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by Sylene Argent Sometimes we need to stop and recognize the beauty around us. In fact, we should be doing that all the time. But, as the hustle and bustle of busy living keeps us preoccupied, it can be easy to ignore, or over-look, those things around us that are ubiquitously and aesthetically appeasing. Taking […]

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