News

Councillor John Sutton announces he is running for mayor

Councillor John Sutton has announced he is running for mayor in the Oct. 27 municipal election. Deputy Mayor Ron Sutherland is the only other candidate that has filed thus far.

There is now a mayor’s race as Councillor John Sutton has announced he is running for the position.

Verdi Club Festival organizers pleased with weekend

“The Four Muskateers” play their accordians July 20 as part of the Verdi Club Festival.

“It just keeps getting bigger and bigger,” organizing committee chair Lucio Salvati said of the festival.

Fraserville resident seeking nuisance program for mosquitoes by December

A mosquito, with sack full of blood, sits on a door screen belonging to Fraserville resident Brenda Kokko, who took the photo. Kokko is one of many residents aiming for a nuisance program to be put in place along with the current West Nile Virus program to combat the annual mosquito problem in that area of Amherstburg.

Brenda Kokko is aiming to have a nuisance program adopted by the end of the year.

Fort Malden hosts first weekend dedicated to local WWI history

World War One re-enactors participate in a cavalry display during the Great War Encampment at Fort Malden National Historic Site on July 20. Photo by Adam D’Andrea.

Fort Malden held their first WW1-centric event July 19-20, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Sports

Local hockey players sharpen their skills with three-time Olympic gold medalist

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Meghan Agosta instructs players at her hockey school July 17.

Meghan Agosta, a member of the Canadian Olympic gold medal winning teams in the last three Winter Games, held her annual Agosta’s High Performance Hockey Academy July 14-18 at the Libro Centre.

Sr. Cardinals enter this week’s action on a three-game winning streak

The Amherstburg Cardinals senior baseball team hit the diamond at the Libro Centre July 16 and came away with a 13-3 victory over Belle River. Pitcher Eric Johnson delivers to the plate.

The Cardinals capped the week with a 7-5 win in Essex Sunday night, two nights after they travelled to Woodslee and outlasted the Orioles 9-8.

Community Living Essex County’s 24th annual golf tournament sees increase in golfers

Scott Legault, who is supported by Community Living Essex County, welcomes golfers to the annual tournament last Wednesday at Fox Glen Golf Course as manager of community relations and resource development Tony DeSantis looks on.

A total of 126 golfers took part in this year’s golf tournament, held July 16 at Fox Glen Golf Course in McGregor.

Cardinals hit the road and mercy Tecumseh, defeat Harrow

Second baseman Nick Price tosses to first for an out during last Thursday night’s game versus the Tecumseh Thunder. Amherstburg won 11-1 and would defeat Harrow later in the week.

The Cardinals return home tonight (July 16) for a 7 p.m. first pitch against Belle River.