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by Sylene Argent Early Monday morning, over 150 cyclists began a seven-day tour of 24 Ontario Great Lakes communities as part of the 10th annual Great Waterfront Trail Adventure (GWTA). They launched off from Point Pelee National Park and will end at Rouge National Urban Park on Lake Ontario next week, having traveled around 550KMs. […]

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by Adam Gault An estimated 40,000 visitors flocked to downtown Amherstburg this past weekend to take part in the Canuck it Up! festival. The event featured a farmers’ market, family friendly games, live entertainment, a wide variety of vendors, and an appearance by the one, and only, World’s Largest Inflatable Rubber Duck. However, visitors in […]

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by Sylene Argent In honour and memory of the late Jim Craig, the former Associate Owner and Pharmacist at the Essex Shoppers Drug Mart who passed away last month, the Essex Area Food Bank will receive eight grocery carts of non-perishable items to put on the tables of those in need. “Jim was a great […]

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by Adam Gault The sound of gunfire and heavy cannonade broke out at Fort Malden this past weekend as Parks Canada and Fort Malden held re-enactments to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the Upper Canada rebellions of 1837. The Raiders, Rebels, and Redcoats event gave visitors an interactive and educational glimpse into a largely forgotten part […]

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by Sylene Argent Despite the threat of unruly weather last Wednesday evening, Local country band The Rio Michaels Trio performed inside the Heritage Gardens Park as part of the Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) Committee’s weekly concert series, Tune up the Parks. The Windsor-based band is comprised of Rio Michaels, Melanie Postma, and Wade Sharp. The musicians join forces to perform […]

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   by Fred Groves From well muscled horses to eight-wheeled behemoth tractors, plowing has evolved immensely in Essex County. And while a wandering eye quickly picked up on the historical significance of both, when it came right down to it, busting the ground in a straight line is still the main objective. On Saturday, dozens of […]

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  by Sylene Argent The Civic Holiday went to the dogs on Monday morning as the Kingsville Lions Club hosted the 5th annual Kingswoof Dog Show at Lakeside Park. Everyone was invited to bring along their furry companions for the event, which was hosted so families could have fun with the four-legged and furry members […]

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submitted to EFP Jesse Anthony Sharron, a tenor from Cottam, sang the Canadian National Anthem at the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear on June 3. Before an audience of 45,000, Sharron performed the Canadian National Anthem for two of the featured headliner races: the Chevy Sports Car Classic and the Indy Car Dual. […]

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  by Fred Groves There was a birthday party and a history lesson all rolled into one big celebration as Colchester came of age on Saturday, 225 years to be precise. This is a milestone few communities in Ontario can boast about. The Town of Essex hosted the day-long “Get Your Red and White On” event […]

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by Sylene Argent The bright, vibrant colours used in the “Lest We Forget” mural recently completed on a wall of a commercial building facing the Heritage Gardens Park will help attract the attention of youth, members of the former Essex Memorial Spitfire Committee said during the mural’s official unveiling last Thursday afternoon. Getting area youths’ […]

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