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ARETHA FRANKLIN LEGACY HONOURED

Aretha Franklin has passed away at the age of 76. Her contributions to R&B, Soul and Motown have been immeasurable, and the extent of her influence can’t be overstated. To honour the legacy of this Motown great, all branches of Windsor Public Library will feature information displays on her life, her music and her commitment to the City of Detroit. Search for information on the life of Aretha Franklin in...
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SEMINOLE BRANCH RECEIVES SOME TLC

Windsor residents who haven’t stopped by Seminole Branch recently are in for a pleasant surprise when they return.  New shelving, new flooring, a new external book drop and new seating provide a welcoming environment to area customers looking to ‘beat the heat’ and at the same time check out the many resources available which inform, entertain and educate. Representatives from the City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library gathered at...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

The Canadian Bank of Commerce building was located on the south-east corner of Ouellette Avenue and Riverside Drive and is this week’s Throwback Thursday picture. This photograph was taken sometime in the 1920s showing the four flour structure that has the banking facilities for the Canadian Bank of Commerce. In 1961 the Canadian Bank of Commerce was merged with the Imperial Bank of Canada to form the Canadian Imperial Bank...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic travels back in time 155 years ago to 1863. Today’s photograph shows the commercial district of the Town of Windsor in the middle of the nineteenth century. Windsor became a town in 1858 and was incorporated as a village in 1854 with the arrival of the railway. The picture shows Sandwich Street(today Riverside Drive) as it was before the arrival of the automobile with plenty...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

The Windsor Star building located at the corner of Ferry and Pitt Streets, was the home of Windsor’s daily newspaper from 1923 until 2013. This picture was taken sometime in the early 1930s showing “The Star” sign on top of the building. At the time the paper was called “The Border Cities Star”, in 1935 would become “The Windsor Daily Star” and finally “The Windsor Star”. Today “The Windsor Star”...
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