Dec2929/12/2010 7:54:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 78, we look ahead to a new season of Take Time Programs which are organized to offer village residents some respite from the winter doldrums and we look back on the year that was - this week a review of Jan. 13 to Apr. 28  

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Dec2222/12/2010 8:54:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 77, the stockings are hung, the parcels are wrapped, the last bauble has been placed on the tree, everything is ready for a very white Christmas in Bayfield...get a sneak peek in this week's photo story.

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Dec1515/12/2010 10:59:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 76, it has been a difficult week for traveling with snow squalls blanketing the community and many events have been either canceled or rescheduled, check out this week's issue to see what is happening when. The Bayfield Optimist's managed to squeeze their Breakfast with Santa in between squalls and a record number of people trekked through the slush to attend...see how the children enjoyed the party in our photo story!

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Dec808/12/2010 8:17:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 75, we look forward to the Optimist Club's Breakfast with Santa and the Bayfield Lion's Clubs rescheduled Turkey Bingo. In our photo story, we take a look at the first snow fall of Winter 2010-11.

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Dec101/12/2010 8:29:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 74, we learn about ways folks can support various causes this holiday season from Down's Syndrome to Alzheimers. In our photo story, Bayfield Historical Society President Dave Gillians takes us out on the lake to experience an autumn gale.

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Nov2424/11/2010 8:33:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 73, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, on these pages at least, with Christmas concerts, gift ideas, and special events all scheduled to help make your yuletide merry. This week the Bayfield Breeze editor had the pleasure of sitting down with Sharon Chuter, recently retired General Manager of Tuckersmith Communications Co-Operative, to learn about her remarkable 36 year career with the company.

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Nov1717/11/2010 8:22:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 72, we celebrate all things Christmas with record shattering attendance at both the Friday night tree lighting ceremony and the Santa Claus Parade in our photo stories...plus amidst all that celebrating our thoughts turn to those who will need assistance in making the holiday season merry and bright - learn how you can help by supporting the Huron County Christmas Bureau.

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Nov1010/11/2010 8:39:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 71, we look forward to the many activities planned for Christmas in Bayfield this coming weekend punctuated, of course, by the tree lighting celebration on Friday night and the Santa Claus parade on Saturday. This week a double bill - two photo stories! Our annual Remembrance Day services are profiled as well as the Bayfield Optimist Club's Homes for the Holiday tour.

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Nov303/11/2010 8:07:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 70, the Bayfield Historical Society is casting auditions for a theatre production of local historical significance and the Optimist Club is readying for their third Homes for the Holiday tour this coming weekend. Guest columnist Dave Gillians share stories of local veterans in our photo story...at the going down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember them. 

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Oct2727/10/2010 8:33:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 69, we look forward to the Bayfield Optimist Club's Homes for the Holiday tour on Nov. 6-7. And in our photo story we take a stroll down Main Street as part of the recent Heritage Walk. Plus the results are in for the Municipal Election held on Oct. 25!

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Oct2020/10/2010 8:24:00 AM by Dennis Pal

IN ISSUE 68, just as the autumn leaves turn color thoughts begin to turn to the fast approaching holiday season - the Bayfield Agricultural Society is now taking orders for wreaths and the Bayfield Optimist Club will soon host a tour of village homes decorated by area merchants for the holidays - check out this week's issue for more information. And in our photo story, we head down to the Bayfield River to see if those Rainbow Trout were biting this weekend during the Bayfield Lions' Club's 32nd derby. 

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Oct1313/10/2010 8:14:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 67, fall entertainment abounds in the village with guided hikes, dances, concerts and author visits as well as opportunities to learn about healthier lifestyles - there is something for both mind and body. In our photo story, we join in a hike along the Woodland Trail and breathe in the fresh crisp autumn air.

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Oct606/10/2010 8:11:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 66, there seems to be a plethora of online voting contests at the moment and a couple of them feature prominently in the lives of both current and former residents of the area, therefore they are looking to "home" for support; learn more in this issue. And for our photo story we take a closer look at another event that owed much of its success to an online voting contest as well - Communitrees.

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Sep2929/09/2010 8:20:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 65, we pick up a scraper and start to work on improvements to the exterior of the Bayfield Archives Building. For our photo story, we visit the Carriage Lane subdivision park for the unveiling of a bench and tree in memory of a very special neighbor.

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Sep2222/09/2010 8:22:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 64, we look forward to some autumn events which focus on arts, culture and heritage - including this weekend's Communitrees event. In our photo story, we follow the participants of the village's 2nd annual Terry Fox Run as they make their way along the Heritage and Sawmill Trails raising funds for cancer research.

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Sep1515/09/2010 7:15:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In issue 63, we prepare our running shoes for the 2nd annual BRVTA’s Terry Fox Run, in honor of the 30th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope. In our photo story section, guest writer, Dave Gillians, president of the Bayfield Historical Society, takes a look back through the village archives to explore Bayfield’s evolution through governance.

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Sep808/09/2010 8:03:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 62, its that time of year again! Time to get back to the fall routine and you can find out when your favorite clubs and organizations are reconvening on the pages of the Bayfield Breeze. In our photo story, we go on a field trip with the members of the Bayfield Historical Society as they tour the "Made in Bayfield" exhibit at the Huron County Museum in Goderich. It is there that you can learn all about the intricacies of the life's work of craftsman, Johann Gemeinhardt.

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Sep101/09/2010 8:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 61, we invite all the village artistic types to get involved in a fundraising initiative happening in Goderich; you can transform a piece of slate into a work of art for a good cause! Read all about it. And for our photo story we go back in time to the Bayfield of yesterday and visit with some extraordinary characters.

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Aug2525/08/2010 7:59:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 60, share in the insights of Peter Johnson, cereal specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, who offers his perspective on "You are What You Eat" at a Taste of Huron Food for Thought dinner. In our photo stories, yes stories, we take in several of the highlights of both the parade and activities offered as part of the 154th Bayfield Fall Fair.

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Aug1818/08/2010 8:12:00 AM by Dennis Pal

in Issue 59, we celebrate the bounty of the harvest at this weekend's 154th Bayfield Fall Fair and we sample seasonal goodness at a variety of events which encompass the Taste of Huron Culinary Festival. We also explore Bayfield's connection with Cambodia and recognize an individual's achievement in promoting peace in that country.

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Aug1111/08/2010 12:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 58 the countdown is on! There are just nine days left until the 154th Bayfield Fall Fair - time to get your handicrafts finished and vegetable displays planned out! In our photo story we celebrate 25 years with the Bayfield Antique Show and Sale sponsored by Trinity Anglican Church with a visit to the gala opening evening.

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Aug404/08/2010 9:13:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 57, we learn some skills in art, skateboarding and cycling at an Extreme Outdoor Adventure Day Camp being offered to youth by two local businesses this summer. We also discover that Giant Hogweed is a plant best left unpicked. For our photo story we cross the finish line at the 24th annual Pioneer Park 5 KM Race.  

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Jul2828/07/2010 9:16:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 56, we learn that the fate of the Osage Orange trees located just south of the village on Hwy. 21 has been determined by the MTO and we give a sampling of what is to come at the Taste of Huron culinary event. For our photo story, we get a hair cut for a good cause!

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Jul2121/07/2010 8:49:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 55, we take a drive around the block in Peter Westwood’s 1969 Citroen Dyane, a car whose history is as unique as its look. In our photo story, we take in the Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild Quilt Show and are held rapt by the beauty created by some very talented quilters.
 

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Jul1414/07/2010 10:23:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 54, see what was happening in the village on July 9 and 10 - Vettefest, Bayfield Optimist Play Day and the 63rd Annual Pioneer Park Rummage Sale - kept visitors and local residents busy, busy, busy. It's summer in Bayfield folks!

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Jul707/07/2010 10:03:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 53, we cut the ribbon on the Bayfield Town Hall’s new look. In lieu of a photo story this week, guest writer, Dave Gillians pays tribute to a village treasure – Lucy Woods Diehl.

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Jun3030/06/2010 9:02:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 52, we learn how one Bayfield woman is helping troubled youth experience tranquility through yoga and meditation. We also look forward to Friday’s hoisting of Blue Flags to fly over our Bayfield Beach and Marina. For our photo story, we discover all the do’s and don’ts to riding our bicycles safely this summer. 

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Jun2323/06/2010 8:13:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 51, we read of one man’s grateful account of a recent rescue performed by Bayfield’s Emergency Services. And we take a stroll down Main Street, and walk over to the harbor, to capture in photos the character of the Sail and Canvas Festival, sponsored by the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Jun1616/06/2010 9:21:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 50, we learn about a local playwright whose one-woman show is being performed at the upcoming London Fringe Festival. For our photo story, we find out why more than 300 people were running around the village streets early Sunday morning. Oh, and let’s not forget this weekend’s Sail and Canvas Festival. Discover all that is scheduled for this salute to our marine heritage in this week’s issue!

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Jun909/06/2010 8:14:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 49, we learn that June is festival month in Bayfield…this weekend brings the second weekend installment of the Bayfield Festival of Song, the following week the Sail and Canvas Festival will launch us into summer and then on the final weekend of June The Village Bookshop will host the Bayfield Writers’ Festival. In our photo story, we delight in the antics of man’s best friend at the Bayfield Lions’ Club’s 22nd Walk for Dog Guides

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Jun202/06/2010 8:07:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 48, we enjoy a cup of coffee at the recent Mayor’s Breakfast hosted by the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce and for our photo story we go for a stroll on the Sawmill Trail, the newest loop in the Bayfield River Valley Trail system.

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May2626/05/2010 8:41:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 47, we’re all about dogs and ducks. Learn how you can participate in the upcoming Bayfield Lions’ Club’s Walk for Dog Guides and in our photo story, watch the evolution of a Duck Race when the Bayfield Optimist Club drops 300 of the rubber variety into the Bayfield River.

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May1919/05/2010 11:44:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 21, we check out all the fun that was had during the Bayfield Optimist Club’s Ladies’ Night held on May 7. For our photo story, we travel to Toronto’s Ontario Place with the membership of Bayfield Guiding to join in the 100th anniversary celebrations of Guiding in Canada.

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May1212/05/2010 8:31:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 45, we learn that appearances can be deceiving; a fascinating history emerges amidst a cluster of trees at the edge of Hwy. 21. And we check out the latest in spring and summer fashions at the BACC Luncheon and Fashion Show.  

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May505/05/2010 9:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 44, we announce the schedule for the fourth annual Bayfield Festival of Song, music lovers are sure to delight in the program. The festival will run over the first two weeks in June. And for our photo story, we go on a stroll through the village looking for signs of spring. It proved to be a rather easy assignment. Enjoy!

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Apr2828/04/2010 8:45:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 43, we visit TE-EM Farms and chat with Ted Vanderwouden about his new practice of using beneficial bugs to combat insects that threaten the health of the plants growing in the greenhouse.  In our photo story, thoughts turn to gardening and decorating as we tour the 13th annual Bayfield Lions’ Club’s Home and Garden Show.

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Apr2121/04/2010 8:45:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 42, we look forward to the Bayfield Lions’ Club’s 13th annual Home and Garden Show. In our photo story, we learn about the passion of collecting from the exhibitors at the Bayfield Historical Society’s 10th annual Collector Exhibition.

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Apr1414/04/2010 8:44:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In issue 41, we meet Dr. Richard Samuell, who recently opened Mainstreet Optometric at 25 Main Street. He is looking forward to seeing new patients. Pun intended! For our photo story, we take a stroll down Main Street with Wendy Shearer, landscape architect, and imagine what the newly updated Main Street Revitalization Plan will look like when completed.

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Apr707/04/2010 9:12:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 40, we look back on the life of Tom Penhale. We also visit the Bayfield Diners’ Club for a very special luncheon. In our photo story, we study the various techniques used by youngsters while hunting for Easter Eggs.

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Mar3131/03/2010 1:57:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 39, we travel down Main Street for our photo story to see what progress is being made in installing the village water line. And we await with great anticipation the annual Easter Egg Hunt to take place this coming Sunday afternoon; there is nothing like 21 kilograms of chocolate to elicit some excitement. Happy Easter everyone!

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Mar2323/03/2010 9:31:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 38, we catch up on the village’s hot topics with the Bayfield Ratepayer’s Association. This week our photo story is a sweet one as we are off to visit the Schilbe Sugar Shack with members of Bayfield Guiding.

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Mar1717/03/2010 10:03:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 37, we learn how one family, whose youngest child is dealing with an illness, is trying to give back by holding a Crafts for Cancer Drive. See how you can help. In our photo story, we start March Break off on a fun note with members of the Bayfield Optimist Club.

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Mar1010/03/2010 8:33:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 36, we go onboard T.H.E. Bus to explore a terrific county resource that young families, home daycares and even grandparents in the local community can take advantage of for a very reasonable fee. We also strategize with the winner of a two-minute shopping spree at Bayfield Foodland.

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Mar303/03/2010 8:49:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 35, our photo story transports us to the wilds of a jungle where we see giant insects, brightly colored birds and big cats…all this tropical excitement without ever leaving the heart of Bayfield, yes, it’s time for the annual Bayfield Figure Skating Carnival.

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Feb2424/02/2010 8:49:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 34, we learn about what healthy eating opportunities are available through the Huron Good Food Box Program. In our photo story, we take a winter’s walk through the woods with members of Bayfield Guiding.

 

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Feb1717/02/2010 8:34:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 33, Johanna Steegstra shares her experiences on her long-anticipated return trip to Haiti. The Bayfield woman, and five others, volunteered at the Children of the Promise Infant Home from Jan. 24 to 31. They transported with them a large amount of cash as well as eleven bags filled with supplies donated by local citizens, churches, hospitals and businesses. See first hand where these donations went in our photo story…

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Feb1010/02/2010 5:29:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 32, the community came together for the benefit of Haiti this past weekend with two very successful fundraisers being held, one of them, Skate and Donate for Haiti Relief, was organized by Grade 6 students at Huron Centennial School; it comprises this week’s photo story…

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Feb303/02/2010 9:50:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 31, we learn about two opportunities being offered by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority; residents can name their local creek in a contest and/or nominate a local person for Conservationist of the Year. And Historical Society President, Dave Gillians, shows us how inventive local people were when the harsh winters of old caused them to be more self-sufficient.

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Jan2727/01/2010 11:59:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 30, we highlight the next three installments of the Take Time in 2010 series. And Historical Society President, Dave Gillians, takes us back to a time when each February harvesting the ice on the Bayfield River was a local industry.

 

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Jan1919/01/2010 8:00:00 PM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 29, the week past was quite eventful both on the world and local scenes. People are rallying at home and abroad to help the people of Haiti who fell victim to a very powerful earthquake on Jan. 12. Closer to home a devastating fire destroyed the Clinton location of The Salvation Army Thrift Store, Food Bank and Family Services. We look at how our subscribers can help. Our photo story section is devoted to story telling – we invited our subscribers to tell us their winter weather anecdotes and they obliged. These fantastic memories speak for themselves…

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Jan1313/01/2010 8:48:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 28, we look at the ways people deal with the slower pace that the winter season affords them…watching a movie, the Bayfield Film Society and the Bayfield Optimist Club are offering opportunities to escape through cinema; learning and sharing, both the Bayfield Historical Society and the local churches are providing people the chance to do both with their upcoming luncheon and Take Time in 2010. Of course, sometimes it is better to embrace winter rather than to hide from it, as this week’s photo story demonstrates.

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Jan606/01/2010 8:59:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 27, we take a stroll around the village using the newly released Bayfield Historic Walking Tour booklet as our guide. Be sure to wear your toque – it’s chilly out there! In our photo story, we make a return visit to the weeks between Sept. 28 and Dec. 16. Happy New Year one and all!

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