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Annual horse show trots into Cottam

   by Sylene Argent With a parade, pancake breakfast, chili cook off, vendors’ market, a kids’ zone, and horse show to enjoy, there were plenty of reasons to head out to Ridgeview Park on Sunday as the Cottam Rotary Club hosted the annual Cottam Horse Show and Fall Festival. Dan Levy, Cottam Rotary Club’s President, […]

by Adam Gault Friends, family members, and band alumni, going back decades, packed Migration Hall in Kingsville this past Saturday night to attend a special dinner and concert hosted in honour of the Kingsville Essex Associated Band’s 80th anniversary. Over the past 80 years, the marching band has taken part in a wide-variety of parades and events in […]

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 by Sylene Argent Members of the Essex Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 201) kicked off its annual Legion week celebration on Sunday with a wreath-laying ceremony and service at the Essex cenotaph. Branch President Wes Garrod thanked everyone for coming out to participate in the event. The Essex Legion, he said, is not […]

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submitted to EFP The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Essex County is pleased to announce the hiring of four auxiliary members to the positions of Provincial Constable. “As the largest OPP Detachment in the Province, the importance of our Essex County OPP Auxiliary Unit is paramount. Essex County Auxiliary members perform close to 10000 hours […]

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by Sylene Argent The Knights of Columbus Councils of St. Mary’s Maidstone and Holy Name of Jesus joined forces to host a pasta dinner on Sunday evening to raise funds to purchase new coats for area children in need. The seventh annual dinner, hosted inside St. Mary’s hall, had a great turn out of patrons […]

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by Adam Gault With summer vacation having come to an end, staff members and students at Holy Name Catholic Elementary School are ready to get back to business to ensure everyone can take part in another successful school year. With enrollment up for the 2017-18 school year, Holy Name has welcomed five new staff members, […]

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by Adam Gault Though summer may have wound down for many of us at this point, things are just starting to pick up for another school year at Essex Public School. Enrollment is up this year to 636 students, and with that, the school has introduced 14 new staff members, including teachers and support staff. […]

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by Sylene Argent With a few weeks of study already under their belts, the students at Essex District High School are ready to tackle to 2017-2018 school year. Dakota DeRoy, a grade 12 student, was elected as the Student Council Prime Minister last spring, and she is looking forward to the challenge. “I’ve been in […]

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by Sylene Argent Through the generosity of cliental, Jeff’s no Frills was able to donate $2,713.75 to the Essex Area Food Bank on Monday morning. Store owner Jeff MacPhee explained that cashiers helped raise the funds through the “Give a lot, Help a Lot” campaign, which is geared towards raising funds for youth. Cashiers sold […]

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by Adam Gault Talons, beaks, and feathers of all shapes and sizes brought birding enthusiasts from far and wide to the Holiday Beach Conservation Area this past weekend. The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) and the Holiday Beach Migration Observatory (HBMO) hosted the first of two consecutive weekends for the annual Festival of Hawks. The […]

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