Dec3131/12/2014 9:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 287, we ring in the new year with our first look at the old. We hope you enjoy our look back on the year 2014 from January to April. The Bayfield Breeze Committee - Dennis, Mike, John and Melody would like to wish all our readers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Happy 2015 everyone! 

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Dec2424/12/2014 7:49:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 286, the countdown is all but over as the merriest of days is upon us! Merry Christmas from the Bayfield Breeze Committee to our readership - thank you for sharing in the village's glad tidings each week! And in our photo story, we celebrate the political career of former Bluewater Mayor Bill Dowson.  

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Dec1717/12/2014 8:13:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 285, our countdown to Christmas Eve continues...we are now just eight days away. That also translates into approximately 192 hours or 691,200 seconds. But again I ask who is counting? Well, the children that attended the Christmas Story Hour at the Bayfield Library probably are and they are the subject of this week's photo story... 

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Dec1010/12/2014 9:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 284, check out the date on our masthead - it is Dec. 10th already! Christmas Eve is just 14 days a way, that's two weeks, 336 hours, or 20,160 minutes - but who is counting? Well, lots of youngsters actually as evidenced by the smiles at Breakfast with Santa on Sunday...this ninth annual event hosted by the Bayfield Optimist Club is the subject of this week's photo story. Say cheese, everyone! 

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Dec303/12/2014 9:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 283, we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the season of Fa-la-la - take time to enjoy all that it has to offer from creating special family memories to celebrating with festive music and reflections. There are many events going on in the village and area that can help do all this and more - read all about it this week. And just in case you weren't among the large crowd at the Bayfield Lions' Club's Turkey Bingo, or even if you were, we've got that covered too in this week's photo story.  

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Nov2626/11/2014 12:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 282, time to double check the calendar to ensure that both the Lions' Turkey Bingo and the Optimist's Breakfast with Santa are marked on - no one would want to miss these two favorite holiday traditions. And be sure to read on as this edition is filled with other festive upcoming events to include in your day planner. In our photo story, we check in with the girls and women of Bayfield Guiding to see what they have been up to so far this fall... 

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Nov1919/11/2014 12:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 281, there are exactly 32 days until Winter officially arrives in Bayfield and area but as the snow squall warnings are forecasted and the flakes begin to fall it feels like it has already arrived. But never fear judging from the stories and photos in this week's edition the village is more than prepared for the approaching merriest of seasons. So dig in your closet for your winter woolies, head outside and enjoy!  

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Nov1212/11/2014 8:38:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 280, we are Canadian and there was no finer example of what it means to be a Canuck then seeing all the people that gathered in the cold and the rain to support those braving the dreariness to put on the Santa Claus Parade on Saturday...well, perhaps there is just one...all those who gathered in the cold wind to honor our war heroes on Sunday morning in Clan Gregor Square. In case you missed out, or even if you didn't, enjoy this extra special issue. There was so much to see and do that coverage will be continued next week.  

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Nov505/11/2014 8:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 279, it is one of the most special weekends of the year in the village - we light the lights, we sing carols, we sip cider and munch on gingerbread - and we also take some time out of the festivities to remember those who sacrificed so much so that we would have the freedom to do so. Hope to see you out and about this weekend...

 

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Oct2929/10/2014 8:22:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 278, if submitted articles are any indication the community's collective thoughts are turning toward Christmas as fast as the leaves are falling off the trees. In fact the countdown is on to Christmas in Bayfield, Nov. 7-9...wanting to plan your activities for that weekend? Then read on...

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Oct2222/10/2014 9:20:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 277, this past week we watched as the fall colors peaked in the village and surrounds. It was one of the most beautiful displays in recent memory so it isn't any wonder that we find the annual autumn activities are reaching their peak as well - check out one such village tradition - the annual Rainbow Trout Derby hosted by the Bayfield Lions' Club in this week's photo story. 

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Oct1515/10/2014 8:26:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 276 - it would appear from a few of this week's articles that thoughts are slowly turning to visions of sugar plums - could it be that Christmas is in the air? The countdown is on to Christmas in Bayfield for all those who work so hard to pull that annual weekend of celebration together. It may be hard to believe but it is just 23 days away...fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la  

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Oct808/10/2014 8:17:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 275, we experience autumn in Bayfield. It is a very special time of year. I once took a drive up to Algonquin Park in search of fall colors and none were as magnificent as the sight I saw upon our return. Driving up Main Street South as we approached the turn at Clan Gregor the Maple trees were ablaze with vibrant yellows, oranges and reds. This year it looks like the colors should peek here this weekend hope you can take a moment and enjoy them because such peace and beauty is truly something to be thankful for - Happy Thanksgiving all!  

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Oct101/10/2014 7:55:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 274, October begins with news about autumn tree plantings, the Fall Foto Fest and timely information on the upcoming municipal elections. In our photo story, we go running with the participants of the Virtual High School's Run4Kids... 

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Sep2424/09/2014 8:31:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 273, we look forward to some fun weekend events - including a super, soup fundraiser at the Bayfield Farmer's Market, the second annual VHS Run4Kids and a golf tournament sponsored by the Bayfield Arena Community Partners. In case you are looking for a more quiet activity you could check out the Friends of the Bayfield Library Reading Garden...we do just that in this week's photo story.  

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Sep1717/09/2014 8:12:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 272, autumn is here and so are the events and activities that go with it - from the now past Terry Fox Run to the upcoming VHS Run for Kids. Plus there are some events that only come around every four years, case in point the municipal election - wonder what questions the candidates are facing? Plan to attend the All Candidates Meeting this Saturday and find out. And in our photo story we shed some light on both history and creativity during Doors Open Ontario...  

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Sep1010/09/2014 7:59:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 271, the leaves are stating to fall...making September a prime month to get outside and explore by hiking, biking, walking and running. The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association is offering several opportunities to get active as well as hosting the sixth annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday morning. The Virtual High School's second annual "Run4Kids" is also on the calendar for the end of the month. So now is the moment to tie up your shoelaces and to do some stretches in preparation for some time spent in the great outdoors...the snowflakes will be falling soon enough. 

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Sep303/09/2014 7:58:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 270, although there is still three weeks left of the summer season, Labour Day signals the start of autumn routine and so this past weekend was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of summer and village residents did just that by partaking in a delicious chicken barbecue, participating in a children's "StoryMob!" and observing the start of a new chapter in the life of the Main Street Sailor. Yes everyone, September is here...read on!  

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Aug2727/08/2014 9:02:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 269, we ask where or where has the summer gone? Get out and enjoy the days that are left before the children go back to school and folks return to the kind of  routine that only the changing of the leaves can bring. There are still a few fun things to take in this Labour Day Weekend including a "Sunset on Summer" barbecue at the town hall, a free concert in Pioneer Park and a Storymob at the library. In our photo story, we watch some aspiring artists depict a Bayfield sunset. 

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Aug2020/08/2014 8:05:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 268, the cows are at the gate - it only seems appropriate that the theme of the 158th annual Bayfield Community Fair also rhymes with this week's issue number because this issue is definitely fair focused. So if you didn't make it through the gate to Agriculture Park, or even if you did, enjoy a closer look at a Bayfield tradition now more than a century and a half young... 

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Aug1313/08/2014 8:46:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 267, we had to calculate the number of village groups, societies, associations and clubs that call Bayfield home for an article this week. There are more than 30 and we probably missed a few. Pretty impressive for a community of about 1,000 people. And judging from the size of this week's issue it would appear that almost all these organizations has something going on right now! One of the best places to showcase your causes or volunteer is at this weekend's community fair. Hope to see you at the gate...

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Aug606/08/2014 9:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 266, the calendar page has turned to August a time for some long standing village events like the Trinity Anglican Antique Show and Sale and the Bayfield Community Fair. And now a couple of new events are on the horizon with the announcement that the Bayfield Arena Community Partners are organizing an Outdoor Expo for the fourth Sunday in August and the Bayfield Town Hall will host a Sunset on Summer BBQ on the fifth Saturday of the month. In our photo story, we capture all the excitement of the 28th annual Pioneer Park 5 KM Fun Run, Walk and Roll - always held on the first Monday in August.  

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Jul3030/07/2014 8:41:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 265, we share a letter and pictures from Johanna and Jonathan Blake the intrepid teens who sailed on the T.S. Playfair from the Port of Bayfield on July 13 after winning a local essay writing contest. And in our photo story we go on a whirlwind tour with some globe trotting children as members of the Angel Voice Choir from Beijing, China popped into the village on Friday afternoon...  

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Jul2323/07/2014 8:36:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 264, we take in all that mid-summer in Bayfield offers - hiking, boating, children's camps and summer reading programs, concerts, fish frying or barbecue grilling and to cap it all off some stargazing. Yes, you will discover in this week's issue that these are but a few things planned for the community to enjoy in the coming week. And in our photo story, we strap on our bike helmets and head out on a community bike ride with the cast of the Bicycle Opera Project... 

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Jul1616/07/2014 8:19:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 263, it's a sailors delight! Just in case you weren't one of the nearly 7,000 folks that attended the Tall Ships Festival in Bayfield on the weekend - we've got you covered with a 60 image slide show and more...and if you did attend consider this issue a souvenir - with special thanks to all the contributing photographers who helped to make this edition extra special!  

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Jul909/07/2014 8:27:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 262 - we mark our fifth anniversary with a SUPERSIZED issue - six mini photo stories and 10 headlines - it may be our biggest issue yet - you'll just have to open it and see for yourself. Happy Birthday Bayfield Breeze!  

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Jul202/07/2014 8:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 261, there is no time to be lazy this coming weekend with so much to see and do - stop by the Farmers' Market, take in the First Friday's Art Walk, check out cars at Vettefest, have an extra helping at the Firemen's Breakfast, browse the One of a Kind Show, take in a movie at Pioneer Park or immerse in the stylings of old blue eyes at the town hall...ready or not...summer is here!

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Jun2525/06/2014 8:21:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 260 - three things tell me that summer has arrived in Bayfield - the first is the serving of strawberry shortcake at the upcoming grand opening of the farmers' market on Friday. Nothing spells summer quite like s-t-r-a-w-b-e-r-r-i-e-s...well, maybe there is one word better: s-p-l-a-s-h! Yes, that is correct the Clan Gregor Square Splash Pad is up and running for all those hazy, lazy days ahead. S-h-o-p-p-i-n-g is also a good summer word and there is nothing like exploring a new store on a nice sunny day or overcast one for that matter. This week we venture through the doors of The Purple Peony of Bayfield for all to browse in our photo story... 

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Jun1818/06/2014 8:10:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 259, the longest day of the year approaches and Bayfield is the place to be on such a summery occasion. Let the Bayfield Breeze help you plan your next 90 days. Perhaps a stop at the new LCBO store on the south end of town is in order - but remember people - enjoy everything in moderation. And just in case a visit to the new store isn't in your impending future you can tour it virtually as it is the focus of this week's photo story... 

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Jun1111/06/2014 7:57:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 258, take a close look at the headlines this week and you will see that Bayfield offers something for everyone - artists, musicians, actors, authors and athletes - the community is a mecca for culture and sport as well as those who appreciate it all from the sidelines. Our photo story is but one great example of this as we head to Clan Gregor Square to cheer on the runners in the sixth annual Safe Harbour Run. 

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Jun404/06/2014 7:47:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 257, people who say that nothing ever happens in a small town has never lived in one! It was a big week for news in the village and that is all I'm going to say as I think this issue really speaks for itself. You're just going to have to click thru and read all about it.... 

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May2828/05/2014 7:25:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 256, it is an issue of old and new this week as we celebrate the planting of 34 more young trees planted in the village's south end due to the efforts of The Bayfield Tree Project and in our photo story we explore what life may have been like in the area when the first settlers arrived thanks to the talented cast and crew of "Tiger and the Baron".  

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May2121/05/2014 7:47:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 255, well what a lovely Victoria Day weekend that was. Did you stop by the first ever Bayfield Farmer's Market on Friday evening or take in the Optimist Club's annual Duck Race on Sunday afternoon? Well if you didn't, and even if you did, you can check out what happened in our two photo stories this week. The Bayfield Breeze - almost as good as being there in person...almost. Hope to see you out and about in the village soon - peak season is upon us once again!  

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May1414/05/2014 7:44:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 254, ready or not - the first long weekend of the "summer" season is upon us! So what are you going to do? Your options include but are not limited to: racing a duck in the Bayfield Harbour, bargain hunting at a yard sale, chowing down at a community breakfast, or checking out the new Farmer's Market in Clan Gregor Square. Happy Victoria Day! And in our photo story, we celebrate our provincial flower, mothers and active transportation on a hike along the Sawmill Trail... 

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May707/05/2014 7:49:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 253, Sunday is Mother's Day and Bayfield is a great place to treat Mom to a day out - the ideas are endless but could include taking in a special hike planned for the Woodland Trail or a poke around opening day of the Flea and Produce Market. In our photo story, we set the toes a tapping and the hands a clapping as Ashley MacIsaac performs in the Bayfeld Town Hall. 

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Apr3030/04/2014 7:20:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 252, we are all agreed that the winter of 2014 has overstayed its welcome and so we embrace the coming of spring with such events as the Mayor's Breakfast and the Community Lunch both at the town hall. We are even intrigued about the idea of becoming a severe weather spotter because that can only mean - the heat and humidity of summer will soon be here! In our photo story, we tour the Bayfield Lions' Club's annual Home and Garden Show... 

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Apr2323/04/2014 7:30:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 251, despite snow in the forecast we are looking ahead to the traditions of spring in Bayfield...the home and garden show, books and brunch, rubber duck race, and the girls' getaway weekend are all on the horizon offering much to look forward to in the sunny days ahead. And in our photo story, we look back on Apr. 20 perhaps the sunniest day of spring so far with several dozen youngsters at the Optimist Club's 12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt...  

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Apr1616/04/2014 8:08:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 250, anticipation is growing among the youngsters in the village as the countdown to the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Clan Gregor Square is just days away! In mere seconds this popular event will be history but for a few foil wrappers left on the lawn. Already history is the 14th Annual Bayfield Historical Society's Collector Exhibition, but not to worry, we captured it on "film" as part of this week's photo story.  

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Apr909/04/2014 8:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 249, it still doesn't really feel like it but spring is here! How do we know? Well, the Collectors Show and Exhibition is this weekend, the Girl Guides are selling those chocolate and vanilla classic cookies and the garden club is having their first meeting...yep, that is how we know. A little something different in our photo story section - a local butternut tree gets its 15 minutes of fame...or maybe longer as it is already over 75 years old.  

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Apr202/04/2014 7:48:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 248, even if the thermometer isn't rising as quickly as we'd like it to there are signs of spring in our publication this week - tree sales, Girl Guide cookies, book sales, potted plant fundraisers, and the collector show are all as easily attributed to spring in Bayfield as the Robins now bobbing on our snow covered lawns. And in our photo story, we head out to Pine Lake campground for some pancakes and sausage...

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Mar2626/03/2014 8:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 247, volunteers are the backbone of every great community and three dozen of Bluewater's most dedicated were recognized recently - click through to this week's installment of the Bayfield Breeze to see who they are! And in our photo story, we head down to the Bayfield Library to learn about chopping, dicing, slicing and more...

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Mar1919/03/2014 8:29:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 246, please join us as we Skate the Day Away... 

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Mar1212/03/2014 8:28:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 245, Mother Nature is teasing us with little glints of spring and this week's news items are hinting at its arrival as well. In the photo story we travel back in time with the help of renowned photographer Reuben Sallows.  

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Mar505/03/2014 7:50:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 244, we visit with Shannon Gould, hearing instrument specialist, to learn about the importance of ear health and in our photo story we go outside and make some noise in celebration of Thinking Day...  

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Feb2626/02/2014 7:44:00 AM by Dennis Pal
In Issue 243, despite the good old ground hog's prediction there are signs of the season of new life approaching...spring film and concert line-ups, Bayfield Reads, World Day of Prayer and Trinity's Pancake Supper are all to be anticipated and if people still need a little convincing just take a look out the window this evening - the days are getting longer

 

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Feb1919/02/2014 8:28:00 AM by Dennis Pal
In Issue 242, we ask how did you celebrate Family Day? Here in this heritage village on a great frozen lake we _________. Check out our latest issue to fill in the blank for yourself! 

 

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Feb1212/02/2014 8:16:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 241, that mid-winter statutory holiday - Family Day - is this weekend! And in keeping with the holiday theme, a few of the village's volunteer groups have planned some fun activities with families in mind. And in our photo story, we visit the Bayfield Library Complex to witness some top notch harp playing...

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Feb505/02/2014 8:21:00 AM by Dennis Pal

 In Issue 240, February has arrived and we won't talk about the Groundhog's prediction because there is lots to keep us busy in Bayfield waiting for spring and one such activity that can help pass the time is ice skating! In our photo story, we visit the Bayfield Arena to see who laced up their skates for some fun this past Sunday afternoon. 

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Jan2929/01/2014 9:01:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 239, snow squall and wind chill warnings, road closures and school bus cancellations don't really promote getting out and enjoying the great outdoors - but time spent out in nature in the winter can be some of the most enjoyable times a person can experience after all there are no bugs or humidity to worry about! So bundle up and put on warm boots with good traction and head out on an area trail - the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association has a new guide book to promote local trails and it can be found online to help plan an outing. Learn more about this guidebook in this week's photo story section.  

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Jan2222/01/2014 8:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 238, we celebrate our municipality with good works being financially recognized by the Bluewater Community Development Foundation in Bayfield, Zurich and Hensall. In our photo story, we see what happens when many hands work together on a project close to their hearts - the new Heritage Centre and Archives will be revealed to Bayfield Historical Society members on Jan. 27. 

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Jan1515/01/2014 8:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal

In Issue 237, for some time now I have heard swirling rumors regarding an inordinate number of Book Clubs per capita being established in our little village. I decided that this phenomena needed further investigating…read all about it this week! And in our photo story, we offer up our final retrospective of the year just past... 

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Jan808/01/2014 8:00:00 AM by Dennis Pal
In Issue 236, we take a look at how some Bayfield and area residents rang in the New Year with coverage of the Bayfield Town Hall's "Black and White" New Year's soiree! And in our photo story we continue our review of 2013... read more...