News

Amherstburg’s Gone Car Crazy attracts 515 vehicles

Gary Caba of Amherstburg won the Paulie Award as his 1936 Ford Roadster was named best in show.

Gary Caba of Amherstburg won the “Paulie Award” as his 1936 Ford Roadster was judged best in show.

Re-election priorities for Pillon include finances and roads

Councillor Bob Pillon is seeking re-election in the Oct. 27 municipal election.

The first incumbent councillor has entered the municipal election race. Bob Pillon has filed for re-election in the Oct. 27 election and said he hopes to continue on in his current role as a councillor.

Leo Meloche seeks to bring financial background to council

McGregor resident Leo Meloche is seeking a councillor’s position in the Oct. 27 municipal election.

The McGregor resident said he entered the race due to his interest in municipal politics but also out of concern for the town’s current financial situation.

Boston Pizza attempts to find franchisees for possible Amherstburg location

Jennie Murphy, franchising development manager for eastern Canada with Boston Pizza, discusses franchise opportunities with local business owners and civic leaders July 24 at the Libro Centre. Felix DeCata, Boston Pizza's director of development for eastern Canada, is seen at the far end of the front row in the centre of the photo.

The proposed new location would be 4,100 square feet with 86 seats in the dining room and 55 seats in the bar area for 141 seats in total. A patio area would be another 600-800 square feet.

Sports

Sr. Cardinals return to the diamond with 13-2 win over Belle River

Amherstburg starter Jack Bondy delivers to the plate during first inning action of his team's 13-2 win over Belle River last Thursday night.

It was the first game for the Cardinals since July 20 as two games that were scheduled for July 23 and July 27 in Amherstburg were both postponed.

Sharks hold swim meet at Lions Pool

A group of boys compete in a race during the Amherstburg Sharks swim meet held at the Lions Pool July 26.

The Sharks hosted a swim meet Saturday at the Lions Pool and drew eight teams from the event including swim teams from as far as Dutton and Dresden. Other teams, other than the host Amherstburg squad, included Harrow, Tecumseh, Essex, Beach Grove and Tilbury.

AMSA concludes season with house league wrap-up tournament

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House league players in the U10, U8 and U6 divisions participated in their tournaments Saturday at the Larry Bauer Soccer Complex while the U13 and U18 age groups wrapped up their seasons Sunday.

“Grandpa Bob’s Walk for Louie” comes through Amherstburg this Thursday

Bob Facca's "Grandpa Bob's Walk for Louie" stretches from Quebec City to Winnipeg with a stop planned for Amherstburg July 31 starting at 8 a.m.

A grandfather’s attempt at raising money for his grandson with Duchenne muscular dystrophy comes through Amherstburg this Thursday morning (July 31).