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by Jennifer Cranston When Dr. Lloyd Brown-John retired from his teaching job at the University of Windsor he found himself “bored and in need of brain food.” He’s not alone in this dilemma. Many people spend much of their lives looking forward to retirement so they can do whatever they want with their days. Then […]

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by Jennifer Cranston Antique engines, tractors and other machinery were accompanied by homemade bean soup, kite flying, fire fighter competitions and entertainment at the 27th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show held this past weekend in the Co-An  Park area in McGregor. When visitors weren’t watching tractor pull competitions, eating bean soup from a cauldron […]

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by Sylene Argent At the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village’s second annual Southern Ontario Military Muster, held this past weekend, renowned artist Kaziah Hancock was on hand. She spent her short stay painting portraits of recently fallen soldiers, free-of-charge to the families through her Project Compassion initiative. Last year, Hancock painted the portrait of […]

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by Sylene Argent The Essex Retirees’  Social Club hosted a unique Victorian themed fashion show at the center this past Tuesday, August 16 for members and the public to enjoy. Ten of the club members were dressed in handmade Victorian clothing and modeled the pieces in a one-hour fashion  show. They modeled Victorian clothing for […]

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Windsor-Essex County – One mosquito pool in the City of Windsor and one mosquito pool in the Town of LaSalle have  tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first sign of WNV in Windsor-Essex County this year. Certain types of mosquitoes spread WNV, a potentially serious infection to humans. To date, no […]

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by Evelyn Couch Need a Dog Park So the request for a dog park has come before council and immediately I wonder if there is a greater need for a dog park than for a park to be made on the grounds around the silos. The report in this newspaper about the council meeting, states […]

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••• Comment Richard Parkinson ••• Let’s get growing It appears that Harrow residents have moved boldly forward to develop a strategic plan for their part of our  municipality. Dubbed the Harrow Community Strategic Plan (HCSP) it will go before council in September. On the other hand, the development of a community involvment plan for Essex […]

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by Evelyn Couch It is jolly good news to read about all the homeowners and public gardens that won awards in the Communities in Bloom  competition. When I came to this town, Essex wouldn’t have stood a remote chance in such a contest. I’ve told you  about the broken sidewalks with mud-filled holes. There were […]

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by Sylene Argent Members of Essex Town Council and the town’s Planning department held the final public meeting with the Harrow  community on Monday, August 15 to get input regarding the Harrow Community Strategic Plan (HCSP) before it goes before council for possible adoption in September. Lassaline Planning Consultants (LPC) prepared the document from  community […]

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by Jennifer Cranston “I will not and cannot support Memorial Arena for another day. It’s not safe, my God it’s not safe.” – Councilor Bill Baker The Essex Memorial Arena was the topic of discussion at a special meeting of Council held this past Monday Aug. 16. It’s accepted that the building is near the […]

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