Dec3030/12/2009 9:55:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 26, we are introduced to Take Time in 2010, a program being hosted by Bayfield’s four local churches for January and February. It is designed to provide a social and sharing time with neighbors and friends to help fight off the winter blahs for at least one afternoon a week. In our photo story, we look back at the early days of the Bayfield Breeze. Part One is an indulgent retrospective of July to Sept. Well, don’t we all get a little nostalgic at the end of a year? Here is to a happy and prosperous 2010.

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Dec2222/12/2009 7:06:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In issue 25 we visit with fifty orphans in Cap-Hatien, Haiti through the eyes of registered nurse and volunteer Johanna Steegstra and we honor these children at a Haiti Baby Shower hosted by another Bayfield resident, Judith Higgs. For our photo story, we head out on a cold winter’s night to see how our neighbors have chosen to celebrate the season of light. Happy Christmas to all our Bayfield Breeze subscribers!

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Dec1616/12/2009 9:11:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 24, we’re tracking Santa on his various activities through the village. On Dec. 9 he helped the members of Bayfield Guiding recognize their members’ achievements at an Enrolment and Lady Baden Powell Night. And then Dec. 12, he toured the area with members of the Bayfield Lions’ Club on their annual visits to octogenarians in the community. Finally, on Dec. 13 he was the guest of honor (and our photo story) at Breakfast with Santa hosted by the Bayfield Optimist Club.

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Dec909/12/2009 8:36:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 23, we visit with Michael Ibrahim, pharmacist and owner of Pharmasave Michael’s Pharmacy in Bayfield. He recently earned the title, Rookie of the Year at the 2009 Commitment to Care and Service Awards. We travel with Peter Keightley as he makes an adventurous trek across the Atlantic in a sailboat. And closer to home we experience a Turkey Bingo – it wouldn’t be Christmas without this fundraising fete organized by the Bayfield Lions’ Club.

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Dec202/12/2009 9:13:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 22, our salute to volunteers continues. This week we recognize three men from the Bayfield Agricultural Society who were recently honored with Life Memberships to the organization. Our photo story is a retrospective on the work of the community’s youth oriented service club, the Bayfield Optimists, who are currently celebrating a milestone anniversary.

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Nov2525/11/2009 10:07:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 21, we visit the Bayfield Fire Hall with young members of Bayfield Guiding and we anticipate the Bayfield and Area Fire Department’s upcoming annual food drive. In our photo story, we take a closer look at the Nativity placed in Clan Gregor Square and tell the latest chapter in the history behind this display.

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Nov1818/11/2009 10:01:00 AM by Dennis Pal


In Issue 20, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…well, except for the sunny skies and warm temperatures. The village had the best weather ever for the Christmas in Bayfield Weekend celebrations and people came out in droves for both the tree lighting and Santa Claus Parade. These two events comprise our photo story for this week. We also learn about the many ways we can help make Christmas brighter for those less fortunate in our community.

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Nov1111/11/2009 2:15:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 19, on this Remembrance Day, we reflect on the village’s history as it relates to war; we salute our veterans, our fallen heroes and our current peace keepers, and we remember…for without their sacrifices we would not enjoy the freedom that allows us to be able to anticipate such events as Christmas in Bayfield which will be held this weekend, Nov. 13-15.

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Nov404/11/2009 3:59:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 18, we feature the biggest story in Bayfield Breeze history – well, okay maybe not, but it is definitely the tallest and the heaviest. The Municipality of Bluewater’s Bayfield Water Tower was hoisted on the afternoon of Oct. 21 and in case you weren’t among the spectators gathered to watch it first hand, we have the story in pictures. Also of note this week are the latest fundraisers for both the Bayfield Town Hall and Optimist Club… 

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Oct2828/10/2009 2:51:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 17, we visit with Sherrie Garton, owner of Harry’s Bar Restaurant as she prepares to close the doors on this iconic business. We join the congregation and several in the community who came together to ring Trinity’s church bell for climate change and in our photo story we light a fire in the Bayfield Town Hall as area Girl Guides celebrate their 100th with a provincial campfire. Okay…no need to sound the alarm…the fire was pretend…

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Oct2121/10/2009 8:49:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 16, we learn how the congregation of Trinity Anglican Church is supporting the fight against climate change as well as making the festive season brighter by sending gifts to children living in poverty. We are invited to join in the singing at the upcoming campfire hosted by Bayfield Guiding. And for our photo story we put up the “Gone Fishing” sign and head out to the Bayfield River…

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Oct1414/10/2009 8:47:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 15, we discover what plant will be sprouting up all along the Heritage Trail come Spring and we look forward to the upcoming Rainbow Trout Derby organized by the Bayfield Lions’ Club. For our photo story, we venture out and about to witness autumn in the village

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Oct707/10/2009 8:44:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 14, we discover that the Bayfield and Area Horticultural Society is in need of a new president, a big band is coming to the Bayfield Town Hall, it's nearly time to make the Christmas wreaths and two area creeks are just that much healthier due to some volunteer efforts.  Plus in our photo story we share in a celebration of Canadian Aboriginal culture as drummers and dancers performed amongst the fallen leaves in Clan Gregor Square.

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Sep2929/09/2009 12:46:00 AM by Administrator

In Issue 13, history is explored both on land and water. Author Paul Carroll offers us a look at his subject of choice: maritime history, while local archivist, Ralph Laviolette shares some of the terrific preservation work he and volunteers are doing at the Bayfield Archives Room. Plus updates on a Writer’s Circle, the Trout Derby, and local fundraisers for valued organizations…it must be fall in the village…a very busy time indeed.

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