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Howling at the Moon – Holiday time with the family

by Sylene Argent Another holiday weekend has come and gone, and I hope members of our community took advantage of this opportunity to enjoy time with loved ones. Though being around family is enjoyable, there are always challenges in being within close proximity of a few of those family members who can sometimes make us […]

Why is Essex Councillor Randy Voakes trying to “strong arm” the rest of Council to perform backflips to give an un-precedent $23,000 for water and sewage tie-in, plus bonus grants for a developer to build a privately-owned fitness business on Town of Essex property near the new Essex arena? Hey, can I get the same […]

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As a Lakeshore Dog Pound board member, I want to justify a few items to Windsor Councillor Hilary Payne so he can better understand why the community of animal lovers rallied support behind the Humane Society this past week during a possible loss of contract due to an increase in funding request from the Humane […]

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by Evelyn Couch One thing about being old is experiencing the kindness of strangers. I had a real experience of that last week. A friend dropped me off at the grocery store with the idea that I would call a taxi to take me home. With a cart full of groceries, I went to the phone in the […]

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by Sylene Argent Sometimes sitting through a Council meeting is akin to being on a carrousel, without the pleasantries of fun carnival music or the plastic horse seating. Last Monday, Council took over an hour to discuss how it wanted to move forward with Fitness Fury. The short version is that the local business, currently […]

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by Evelyn Couch I am pleased to read that our Council members do not agree all the time. There is nothing more useless than a yes, yes council.  As a reporter, I have sat through many meetings like that. I attended meetings for five different municipalities from time to time as a reporter for the Windsor Star. The common […]

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by Evelyn Couch I read that Council is considering changing its method of electing the Deputy Mayor. Presently that is Richard Meloche. After amalgamation, some municipalities decided to elect the Deputy by public vote, but Essex opted to make the choice among the Council members. However, a company has been hired to conduct a ward […]

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It has recently been brought to the attention of the Maidstone and Area Historical Society’s (MAHS) that a new group has decided to move forward with the moving of the St. Pierre log cabin. MAHS was not aware of this. A photo of Victoria Beaulieu was used by Lakeshore News last week in an article […]

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by Evelyn Couch I  received these thoughts from my friend… Dear Algebra, please stop asking us to find your x.  We are never coming back and don’t ask Y. It is better to walk alone than to walk with the crowd in the wrong direction. That one is by Diane Grant. We cannot hang out with […]

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by Sylene Argent The few teases of warm weather we have recently endured really have me looking forward to summer. I am done with the grey, damp atmosphere that comes along with winter, and the way it seems to make everyone feel grey, too. Every year, I remind myself, as the weather warms many little […]

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