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Essex Minor Hockey Assoc. recognizes volunteers

by Sylene Argent Volunteers with the Essex Minor Hockey Association (EMHA) wrapped up another successful season of play on the evening of Friday, April 21. Coaching Staff and EMHA board members gathered at Belleview Golf Club for the annual Volunteer Appreciation & Awards night. The event offers an opportunity for EMHA’s group of volunteers to […]

by Fred Groves Vimy Ridge. Two words that, even 100 years later, can still bring a nation to attention. A battleground with significant historical proportions, Vimy Ridge in France is what many consider to be the birth of Canada as, for the first time during World War I, all four Canadian Corps divisions fought as […]

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by Sylene Argent Members of the local OPP made a surprise visit to the Quilts of Valour (QOV) Program’s monthly sewing day on Thursday, April 13, at the Essex Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 201). Thanks to the generosity of the OPP officers, $1200 was collected and presented to the sewers so they […]

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by Sylene Argent The around 60 Colchester North Public School students involved with this year’s Gesto Theatre play, “Into the Woods,” were pleased get into costume last week to show off their on-stage talents before friends, family members, and school peers. Colchester teacher Lori Ross directs the play. She said the students involved, from grades […]

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by Sylene Argent Parishioners at Essex United Church donned cowboy hats and their finest denim to put on this year’s murder mystery, “Pig and the Poke Bar Welcomes Home Dixie Diver and the Downhome Dealers,” last Friday and Saturday evenings. Organizers welcomed around 200 hundred individuals over the two performances, who enjoyed solving a good […]

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by Adam Gault For the past 18 years, the Leamington Meat Canner Committee (LMCC) has provided a variety of homemade canned meats for those in need. Beginning in 1999, the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) mobile canner has made an annual trip to Leamington for the charitable event. This year’s event took place last week at […]

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by Adam Gault Hundreds of enthusiastic listeners attended the Ciociaro Club on Tuesday, April 18 to hear an open panel discussion on medical marijuana. The Rotary Clubs of Windsor-Essex hosted the event and CTV’s Jim Crichton was the moderator. The event offered a four-person panel of various professionals involved or connected to the medical marijuana […]

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submitted to EFP Students at UMEI Christian High School are experiencing, first-hand, what it means to be a newcomer to Canada.The Faith in Action club has learned about the war in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis for the last year. “I am eager to keep students informed and passionate about what’s happening in the […]

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by Sylene Argent In celebration of Earth Day, staff with the Town of Essex, members of the Essex Communities in Bloom Committee (CIB), and mascots Bloomer and Petunia joined the kindergarten and grade eight students at Essex area schools to plant trees in their school yards on Friday. The special tree plantings take place annually […]

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   by Sylene Argent Essex Gospel Community Church celebrate the holiday weekend in style on Saturday morning as its reps offered the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt for area youth to enjoy. Hundred of youth lined the scavenger hunt areas, set up in the yard of Essex Public School, and on the buzzer dashed off […]

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