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Essex on the move over March break

by Sylene Argent Over the March break, the Town of Essex offered a wide-range of fun activities that helped promote the importance of incorporating physical actively into every day busy schedules. Area residents, of all ages, enjoyed family time, for free, out on the ice at the Essex Centre Sports Complex on Friday afternoon, which […]

by Sylene Argent Members of the Essex & Community Historical Research Society (ECHRS) were pleased to welcome around 100 patrons to the annual pasta and chicken fundraiser on Saturday evening at the Essex Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 201). The event is hosted annually to help the local club with operational costs associated […]

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by Fred Groves Inspired by her grandparents who lived in Colchester, author Rebecca Johns recently looked back at her 2006 book ‘Icebergs’ and admitted that it was gratifying to tell the story. The book is based partially on a plane crash that nearly took the life of her grandfather, Arthur Johns, who was a member […]

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by Sylene Argent During the second weekend in April, many Canadians will pause to remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge and pay tribute to its centennial anniversary. The battle, which began on April 9, 1917 and lasted four days, was one that, “Put Canada on the map as far as a fighting force,” Essex Branch […]

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Last Tuesday and Wednesday evening 365 residents of Windsor and Essex County were presented Ontario Volunteer Service Awards in recognition of their commitment to their communities. The event was hosted at the Caboto Club in Windsor. Some of the individuals were recognized for as many as 65 years of volunteer service to their communities. The […]

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  by Sylene Argent Before officially kicking off March Break, the students at Essex Public School enjoyed spending a portion of their Friday participating in the annual Winter Carnival, an event that celebration French language and culture. The event kicked off on Friday morning with a school-wide assembly. Around a dozen grade six students performed […]

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by Sylene Argent In an effort to keep the minds and hands of individuals who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s busy, parishioners of Trinity Anglican Church, that little white church in the cemetery in Cottam, are crafting fidget blankets. The fidget blankets are made of donated materials the parishioners have collected from the community. Each […]

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by Sylene Argent Late last week, the Town of Essex issued a Request for Letters of Interest, hoping to see what organizations, businesses, or groups would be interested in potentially partnering with the Town as leasers or space users if the Town of Essex purchased the former Harrow High School facility. Essex CAO Tracey Pillon-Abbs […]

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by Sylene Argent The spirit of generosity amongst the students at Gosfield North Public School was obvious over the past few weeks. Students, with guidance of grade seven leadership students Sabrina Dyck and Madelyn Butcher, collectively raised around $3000 for the Ronald McDonald House in London. The funds were originally supposed to be forwarded to […]

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by Sylene Argent Dan Jones delved into coin collecting in his youth. He remembers heading into the bank to exchanged coins, hoping to find unique pieces to add to this collection. “I started [coin collecting] like any other kid, at around ten-years old,” Jones said while hosting the semi-annual Essex Coin Show & Sale at […]

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