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by Sylene Argent The smell of a good deal was in the air on Saturday as thousands of treasure hunters took to the streets in Cottam to participate in the annual community yard sale. Vehicles were bumper to bumper on the roadways, and sidewalks had heavy foot traffic as patrons perused the many displays setup […]

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submitted to EFP St. Clair College and Landscape Ontario dedicated a Legacy Garden on June 3rd at St. Clair College for local landscapers who made an impact in the field of landscape technology.  One of the local landscapers honoured was Bob Pulleyblank, who owned and operated Suburban Landscaping in Oldcastle for over 50 years. Pulleyblank hired […]

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by Sylene Argent With an infectious smile, kind words, and plenty of advice that has aided students on and off the court, long-time Colchester North Public School teacher and athletics coach Izzy Oozeer has made an impact on the lives of many. Having taught at Colchester North for 30 years, Oozeer will retire at the […]

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  by Sylene Argent One of the best ways to bring a community together is to add the element of music. And, that is exactly the way many area residents celebrated the summer-like Saturday afternoon this weekend, while supporting the Essex Area Food Bank. Area musicians were invited to bring along their instruments to play […]

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by Sylene Argent Local Financial Advisor for Sun Life Financial Randy Thiessen was able to forward another $500 donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Windsor-Essex County (JDRF) last week. Thiessen, who has lived with Diabetes most of his life, is passionate about supporting this cause. Thiessen volunteers with JDRF, and Sun Life contributes […]

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by Adam Gault Thousands of elementary school children from across Essex County made their way to the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village last week to take part in an annual tradition devoted to water science and conservation. The four-day event has had more than 50,000 students learn the importance of protecting and conserving precious water […]

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by Sylene Argent Sande Gunning, a needle-art professional from the River Gallery in New Brunswick, hosted several unique heritage fibre craft demonstrations last week at Kingsville Historical Park Museum. The three-day event, taking place last Thursday through Saturday, attracted many needle-crafters and history buffs to the Museum to learn. The heritage fibre craft demonstrations included […]

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submitted to EFP Libro Credit Union is awarding a total of $62,000 to passionate student leaders from across southwestern Ontario through the Libro Student Award Program, supporting youth leadership and building prosperity across the region. Each of the 31 youth, honoured with a $2,000 award, demonstrated outstanding leadership, commitment, and service in their local communities […]

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by Adam Gault A local artist’s impressive collection of handcrafted woodworking is on display this month at the McGregor branch of Essex County Library system. Dave Grant has been making the nature-inspired wood designs, many of which depict animals and still-life, for the better part of the last 15 years. Grant became interested in the […]

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submitted to EFP Former Maplewood student and today a New York Ranger, Matt Puempel, played at the Tecumseh Arena on Friday, June 2 in the 4th Annual Probert Classic Hockey Game. All proceeds went to the Cardiac Care in Windsor and Essex County. Ms. Schmidt from Essex P.S and her children attended the exciting event.

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