News

Local realtor purchases former Amherst Hotel

Dan Gemus of Dan Gemus Real Estate Team Ltd. has purchased the former Amherst Hotel on Richmond St. He will be moving his team in there later this year. Gemus said Rosa's is also moving there with 5-6 apartments going upstairs.

Dan Gemus excited about moving his real estate team into downtown core

2015 Run for Heroes event to be final one in Amherstburg

Competitors in the 2014 Run for Heroes Marathon run through the starting line at the Libro Credit Union Centre. Photo by: Adam D’Andrea.

The Run for Heroes race event will be held in Amherstburg next month but don’t look for the event to return to Amherstburg in 2016.

ACS’ Fill-A-Backpack and Family Fun Day draws over 200 people

Deputy Mayor Bart DiPasquale was on hand to help distribute school supplies at Saturday’s Fill-A-Backpack and Family Fun Day. The event was presented by Amherstburg Community Services. Seven-year-old Erik Petley was one of the children that received some supplies.

The idea was to not only get local children prepared for the upcoming school year, but to keep them active and give them increased self-esteem as well.

McGregor Mug Run & International Beer Festival hits Co-An Park

Participants in the McGregor Mug Run leave from the starting line Aug. 22.

The McGregor Mug Run & International Beer Festival returned Saturday and saw and increased number of participants in both components of the fundraiser

Sports

Bulldogs looking to spruce up Centennial Park locker room

The General Amherst Bulldogs are hoping to renovate their locker room at Centennial Park. The team is looking for donations of paint and other supplies.

The room features lockers, picnic tables, chairs and benches, small bulletin boards and not much else with the team wanting to make improvements for this year’s team and for teams in the future.

Sr. Cardinals end regular season with 3-3 tie at Harrow

Amherstburg third baseman Brendan Seguin makes a catch during the Aug. 26 game at Harrow. The Amherstburg Cardinals senior team tied Harrow's senior team 3-3 in a game that was called after five innings due to darkness.

The game was called after five innings due to darkness, as the Harrow diamond does not have lights.

ERCA’s Hawk Run gets “Wet and Wild”

A participant in the Essex Region Conservation Authority’s annual Hawk Run splashes through the foam maze at the Holiday Beach Conservation Area on Aug. 23. Photo by: Adam D’Andrea

ERCA held its annual Hawk Run at Holiday Beach on Sunday, with around 160 runners participating. This is the second year ERCA has added a “wet and wild” component to the 5K course.

Canadian Tire Amherstburg Golf Classic sells out

The foursome that won the Canadian Tire Amherstburg Golf Classic included (from left): Talin Parr, Matt St. Germain, Mike Steele and Doug Patterson.

Jumpstart saw $33,000 spent in Amherstburg in 2014 with 155 local children being able to get involved in local sports.