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On Thursday, October 6 Ontario will once again go to the polls, this time to elect a new provincial government. The riding of Essex has been presented with three main party candidates – Taras Natyshak represents the NDP, Dave Brister the Progressive Conservative Party and Ken Schmidt is hoping to take a seat for the […]

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by Sylene Argent Harrow lit up last Wednesday evening as representatives from Essex Town Council and the Harrow Chamber of Commerce plugged in the newly acquired 22 light fixtures situated throughout the Center. Harrow Chamber of Commerce Director Jan Barnewall and President Murdo McLean were project coordinators and worked with several others to help get […]

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by Sylene Argent On Monday, August 29, Essex Town Council met to participate in a Personnel Committee meeting, with Councillor Bill Baker as Chairperson, to discuss an operational review report. Consulting firm Imaginate completed the report. It was started in April because there were some concerns in the finance department, Baker said. He is happy […]

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Pie sells for $3,400

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  by Jennifer Cranston A shaker-lemon pie baked by Carrie Piper-Hedges, took first place overall at the Harrow Fair and sold at auction to Liberal Provincial Candidate Ken Schmidt for $3,400 setting a new record at the annual event. Organizer Brad Stannard says that for the last 20 years the Pie Auction has brought in […]

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by Sylene Argent There was a lot to see and do in Harrow over the weekend as the community celebrated its 157th fair at the Harrow Fairgrounds this weekend. All year long, area residents prepare for the show, whether it’s through creating crafts or baked goods, rearing birds or animals through the local 4-H clubs, […]

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by Sylene Argent The 9th annual Hair Dare, in support of the Canadiandukes.com Student Surviving Cancer Scholarship Fund, will be the last, said organizer Paul Harrington. But many activities are planned to make this year’s Dukes of Hazzard themed fundraising event the best one to date. Over the past eight years, the event has raised […]

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by Sylene Argent The Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village showcased around 300 classic, unique, and antique motor vehicles on Sunday to celebrate the incoming fall season with the Festival of Cars Show at the historic site. Though the annual event usually attracts around 500 cars, the rainy morning kept some collectors at home, CTMHV […]

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by Jennifer Cranston The late Bruce Crozier was honoured on Friday when the expanding Hwy #3, one of his major accomplishments as MPP for Essex, was renamed “Bruce Crozier’s Way.” Windsor MPPs Dwight Duncan and Sandra Pupatello joined Crozier’s widow Joan and his children David and Nancy and their families at one of the construction […]

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by Jennifer Cranston This week Sara Tompkins began her grade 12 year at EDHS and when she is asked to write an essay on how she spent her summer vacation, she will have one heck of a story to tell. On Aug. 11 she left for a hiking trip to the Arctic and returned on […]

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by Jennifer Cranston The Harrow Fair is the big Achievement Days event for Essex County 4-H clubs and this year was no exception. On Thursday the sheep club had its day. Local youth raised lambs over the summer so they could show them off at two to three months of age at the end of […]

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