Grassroots campaign hosts free skating at Libro Centre

Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky, Mayor Aldo DiCarlo and Essex MPP Taras Natyshak take a break from skating at the Libro Centre on Feb. 20. The event, which was organized through the We Own It campaign, was meant to bring attention to the privatization of public services. Photo by: Adam D’Andrea

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Library patrons happy to be able to return

Lara Klymko returns a book to a shelf last Thursday. That was the first day that the Amherstburg library was open in nearly eight months due to the Essex County library strike.

All 14 Essex County libraries have now resumed normal hours

Chili cookoff helps charities for 24th straight year

The 2017 Charity Chili Cookoff crowned its champs Saturday night at the K of C Hall in Amherstburg. From left: Diane Schultz, Betty Bondy, Heather Harber, Brad Bondy, Luisa Bondy, Tim McAllister, Winston McAllister, Brian Bondy and Gisele Sutton.

Brad Bondy’s Re/Max team took home top spot with their share going to the Miracle League of Amherstburg

New craft brewery officially opens at Wolfhead Distillery

Wolfhead Distillery co-owner Tom Manherz (left) and Lonsbery Farms Brewing Company owner Karl Lonsbery celebrate the grand opening of the latter last Friday morning. Lonsbery Farms Brewing Company is based out of Wolfhead Distillery.

Lonsbery Farms Brewing Co. has opened at the Howard Ave. distillery


Admirals lose Game 3 of semi-final series in Essex

Amherstburg's Dylan Muzzatti (15) gets around Essex's William Stadder during Game 3 in Essex. The 73's won 7-5 to give them a 3-0 lead in the series.

Admirals look to stay alive with Game 4 win Sunday at Libro Centre

Midget Majors advance to OMHA semi-finals

Amherstburg’s Brock Beaudoin (centre) brings the puck into the Southpoint zone during the third game of the OMHA quarterfinal series Friday night at the Libro Centre. Amherstburg won the series with a 3-1 victory.

The Amherstburg Stars midget major hockey team is heading back to the OMHA semi-finals

Bulldogs advance in boys hockey playoffs

The General Amherst Bulldogs boys hockey team 
celebrates following a 6-3 win over St. Joseph last Thursday.

The boys hockey team won 6-3 over the St. Joseph Lasers in a one-game knockout playoff game

Lady Gens lose in WECSSAA Tier 2 volleyball semi-finals

General Amherst’s Jackie Wismer (3) hits the ball during WECSSAA AA semi-final volleyball action last Tuesday afternoon. Kingsville came to town and swept the Lady Gens in three straight sets.

Kingsville defeats General Amherst 25-12, 25-21 and 25-12