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The Hawks’ Nest by Robyn Marentette & Chelsea Salter It’s only October, the second month of school and it feels like the first day of school was only yesterday. This week we had some special visitors to our school to mark Fire Prevention Week. Sparky and a team of Firefighters visited our primary classrooms to […]

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DPM Insurance of Essex is an on-going supporter of the Essex Area Food Bank and this Thursday was no exception when they showed up with the proceeds from their annual golf tournament. “Each year we have a golf tournament,” said Doug Barnett of DPM. “This year it was in Chatham.” DPM has offices in five […]

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by Jennifer Cranston Jason Jolicoeur is Assistant Manager of Programs at Essex Community Services. His family’s experience with baby sign was such a positive one that he worked hard to bring the course to his community. His son, Liam, is almost two-years-old and has about 80 or 90 signs he uses to communicate when words […]

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by Sylene Argent In the spirit of Thanksgiving, students at Holy Name Catholic School paid it forward over the last couple of weeks through organizing a generous food drive. Since the last week of September, the students have been bringing in non-perishable food items for the Essex Area Food Bank to distribute to local families […]

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Essex Ravens – Atom Minors The Essex Ravens Atom Minors found themselves in the 2011 Randy Brunett Memorial hockey tournament in LaSalle this past weekend. On Thurs. night, we participated in the opening ceremonies with the home team and they were determined to start the tournament on the right foot. However the Ravens put a […]

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by Sylene Argent Community members stepped back into the mid-19th century on Sunday as the John R. Park Homestead hosted its annual Harvest Festival. Staff and volunteers set up an array of period activities throughout the Homestead grounds to allow participants the opportunity to explore the historic site and use the old-fashion tools that would […]

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by Jennifer Cranston Two weeks ago the Fire Hall Committee charged with analyzing community and engineering input and making decisions on the construction of a new fire hall in Ward 1, admitted they had come to an impasse as to whether to construct the hall with exits facing Victoria Ave. or Alice St. They deferred […]

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by Sylene Argent The Essex County Library helped celebrate culture from coast to coast over the weekend as it participated in the national 2011 Culture Days event. Essex County Library Chief Librarian, Janet Woodbridge, said this was the first year the local library system has been involved with the event. Around 700 communities participated in […]

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by Jennifer Cranston Co-An Park is not like other parks. A municipality did not install it, nor does Essex solely run it. Its name derives from the two communities that made it a reality. Volunteer and community members from Colchester and Anderdon came together to create a place where the residents of McGregor could play […]

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by Sylene Argent The Windsor-Essex Therapeutic Riding Association (WETRA) played host to the 5th annual Hooves for Healing equestrian event over the weekend, giving local hunter jumpers and dressage enthusiasts the opportunity to display talents aboard their trusted equine partners. The horse show raised funds for WETRA’s therapeutic services and for the Mental Health Services […]

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