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Celebrating the 158th Annual Comber Fair

by Garrett Fodor The first signs that signal summer is beginning to wind down are beginning to show. Last weekend, however, community members enjoyed the Comber Fair, one of the last local festivals to take place over the warmer months. The 158th annual Comber Fair showcased the area’s agricultural background and talents. As one of […]

by Sylene Argent Over 70 youths, recently graduated out of the grade six Values, Influences, and Peers (VIP) program, enjoyed meeting new friends, building on their leadership skills, and an array of fun activities this week during the 23rd annual Essex County OPP Cop Camp. On Sunday, the campers said goodbye to parents, guardians, and […]

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by Sylene Argent   Representatives of the Town of Kingsville were pleased to receive a $10,000 donation from the Honey Family Foundation Endowment Fund through the WindsorEssex Community Foundation on Monday morning. The funds will support the large-scale development of the Mettawas Park Waterfront Development Project in purchasing a swing set, at the request of […]

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by Fred Groves Some people like to spend their birthday with a little quiet time. Not Morris Kurzuk. Sunday was his 82nd birthday, and he spent the day at one of his favourite events, the Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Museum’s 33rd annual show. Held over three days in McGregor, the event once again allowed Kurzuk to […]

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by Fred Groves A local Councillor wants to get the wheels rolling on a tourist centre in downtown Essex Centre. Councillor Randy Voakes plans on introducing the idea to the rest of Council at the next regular meeting, August 21. “We are always looking at ways of informing people of what’s going on in Essex,” Voakes […]

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    by Garrett Fodor Local music students are getting a chance to further their education with the help of the community and some big names in the industry. The Fourth Annual Kingsville Folk Music Festival was held this past weekend at Lakeside Park in Kingsville, and the stage was set for several bands and […]

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by Sylene Argent The Kingsville Historical Park Museum is officially kicking off its “Remembering Red Beach” project. Researchers and volunteers have been digging up information about the 553 service personnel of the Essex Scottish Regiment embarked during the Battle of Dieppe of WWII. Though volunteers and researchers have been collecting information for around two years, […]

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submitted to EFP While children here in Canada are busy getting set to go back to school, many to wear shiny new running shoes, will carry new back packs, and will be loaded up with school supplies, most children living in Ghana, Africa struggle daily just to survive. According to Rotarian Kim Spirou, children in […]

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by Sylene Argent Leamington musician Justin Latam performed beneath the wings of the Essex Memorial Spitfire before a crowd of around 50 individuals last Wednesday evening as part of the Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) Committee’s Tune up the Parks summer concert series. Last week’s performance marked the folk, blues, and rock artist’s third showing in […]

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      by Sylene Argent Thousands of people headed to the Pavao family farm in Ruthven on either Saturday or Sunday evening to take in all the annual Sun Parlour Rodeo had to offer. In its 16th year, many of those attendees were returning patrons, who have come to know what to expect when the cowboys […]

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