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LOOKING BACK ON THE BEGINNING:
THE BEST OF THE BAYFIELD BREEZE 2009
PART I

 
JULY 9 - ISSUE  1 - This photo taken the first week the Bayfeild Breeze set sail has become synonymous with our publication.

 

 


JULY 15 -- ISSUE 2 - PIONEER PARK RUMMAGE SALE: Seven-year-old Matthew McLellan of Toronto proved that you can still have some fun when volunteering. He was kept busy inspecting all of the toys that came in for the sale.



JULY 22 - ISSUE 3 - The features that appear on the pages of the Bayfield Breeze are often greatly enhanced by contributed images. This one taken by Carolyn Scotchmer, complimented a story on her travels in Egypt and Jordan. She snapped it along the Nile at Aswan.


JULY 29 - ISSUE 4 - THUNDERBIRD CAR SHOW - Jim Baxter (left), of London, brought his 1966 Thunderbird hard top to the Southern Ontario Thunderbird Club's (SOTC) car show held in Bayfield's Clan Gregor Square on July 26. Mort White, of Mooretown, was quite interested in what was under the vehicle's hood.

Fun Run organizer, Ann Laudenbach, helped the younger cyclists get into position before the cycling portion of the race. Here, she points out the route to Brendan Haithcock (left) and Robbie Hift.
AUG. 5 - ISSUE 5 - PIONEER PARK FUN RUN: Organizer, Ann Laudenbach, helped the younger cyclists get into position before the cycling portion of the race. Here, she points out the route to Brendan Haithcock (left) and Robbie Hift.

AUG. 12 - ISSUE 6 - ANTIQUE SHOW: The 24th annual Bayfield Antiques Show and Sale, presented by Trinty Anglican Church, was held on Aug. 7-9 at the Bayfield Arena. Approximately 34 vendors took part in the show, including Lady Hawke Antiques, of Woodstock, who had antique dolls for sale at their booth.

The King-Lyn Stables Precision Team put on a colorful show on Sunday afternoon at the Bayfield Fall Fair.
AUG. 19 - ISSUE 7 - BAYFIELD FALL FAIR: The King-Lyn Stables Precision Team put on a colorful show on Sunday afternoon at the Bayfield Fall Fair. 


AUG. 26 - ISSUE 8 - GUIDE CAMP: Members of Bayfield Guiding went on their annual adventure to their local Girl Guide Camp, Camp Klahanie, from Aug. 18 to 20. The girls worked on two challenges while at camp, the Arabic Region Challenge and the Nunavut Challenge -  a trip to the beach is a camping tradition.

The mouth of the Bayfield River was a very busy waterway on Sunday afternoon when sunshine and pleasant temperatures prevailed.
SEPT. 9 - ISSUE 10 - LABOR DAY WEEKEND: The mouth of the Bayfield River was a very busy waterway on Sunday afternoon when sunshine and pleasant temperatures prevailed.
 Mother and daughter, Karen and Kate Greaves found the walk up Old River Road invigorating. See photo story below.

SEPT 16. - ISSUE 11 - TERRY FOX RUN: Mother and daughter, Karen and Kate Greaves found the walk up Old River Road invigorating.

Madison Burns and Morgan Kennedy proudly reveal to the crowd the cover of the calendar.
SEPT. 23 - ISSUE 12 - LOCAL GUIDING UNITS LAUNCH CALENDAR FOR 100TH: Madison Burns and Morgan Kennedy proudly reveal to the crowd the cover of the calendar.


SEPT. 2 - ISSUE 9 -The creation of the Picnic Table Pyramid in Clan Gregor Square is something of an end of summer ritual here in the village. (Dennis Pal photo)

Hi Dennis, Just wanted to extend my compliments on this initiative. I look forward to receiving this update each week. It's easily accessible and is well written and laid out for easy reading. The ads also look sharp and makes the website more relevant yet in promoting local businesses. Congrats again on this venture.

J.S. - Goderich (Aug. 5)

 

PHOTOS AND STORY BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

Just 26 short weeks ago, the first issue of the Bayfield Breeze was launched on the World Wide Web. 

The committee and I were excited about this new direction in community news and we were  determined to provide Bayfield with its own voice. As the first key strokes were formatted we could not have envisioned how well our online news source would be received both locally and abroad. The positive comments and story suggestions have both encouraged us and driven us to put our best efforts forward each week and we continue to welcome them hopefully for many, many issues to come.

We, Canadians, are a humble lot and we tend to brush off compliments, but as this is the start of a brand New Year perhaps our subscribers will indulge us in a look back at the last seven months.

This week Part One: July 9 to Sept. 23; sprinkled throughout are some of the lovely comments sent in by our subscribers. Thanks to all those people who have taken the time to share their thoughts, they are greatly appreciated.

 

Wow!  How exciting....thank you so much for including me in on your email list.  I have forwarded this onto many of my contacts and look forward to each issue.
 
What an incredible first issue.  I love how the committee has developed a paperless, environmentally friendly new way of communicating our terrific Village news.
 
Congratulations to everyone who is involved; you have truly succeeded in your accomplishments... very professional... top notch just as I would have expected from my dear friend Melody.
 
S.B. - Bayfield (July 10)

CONGRATS Melody!
Very nicely done.....I have just sent to 36 people from my list...many out of town...Windsor, Woodstock, London, Sarnia, Toronto, Los Angeles, Calgary...let's see what they say...

J.L. - Bayfield (July 10)

Ohmygaud…this is a wonderful promo-newsy-communication piece!  Sooooo Bayfield. Congrats!

H.L. - Goderich (July 10)

Excellent edition again...as usual. A wonderful addition to the Bayfield community. Nice to have our own news source!!
 
J.P. - Bayfield (Aug. 5)

Being a resident of the U.S. in Michigan, I only get to visit Bayfield three or four times a year.  So I am delighted to receive the Bayfield Breeze and love reading it and staying up-to-date on the happenings of the town.  Thank you so much for sending it...Bayfield is truly my favorite place to be.
 
E.N. - Ferndale, MI (Aug. 20)

Hi! This issue of the Breeze was nothing less than spectacular ! It was totally pertinent to Bayfield .

J.S. - Bayfield (Aug. 20)

This is a major step forward for community news -- in my opinion. Thank you.

C.M. - (Sept. 16)

Great newsletter - photos, layout, coverage. As an ex-Bayfield summer resident and infrequent visitor, I enjoy keeping tabs on the community through you... Keep up the good work!

A.R. - (Sept. 16)

The Breeze is so good. Congratulations and keep it up. Working in Toronto, would rather be at our condo in Bayfield.

S.T. - Toronto (Nov. 11)

Coming in Issue 27 - Part Two: Sept. 28 to Dec. 16.

 

SUBMISSIONS 

If my “Submissions” notes were to have a theme, I would title this one, “The Gratitude Edition”, for in my review of 2009 I realize I have much to be thankful for.

In my personal life, it has been a year to celebrate both happy and sad occasions. In our family, we have marked a milestone birthday, welcomed a new daughter-in-law and said goodbye to a cherished uncle.

In my volunteer life, my sisters in Guiding, and I, achieved a goal in recognizing our organization’s 100th with the creation of a calendar we are all very proud of.

And in my professional life, the Bayfield Breeze has not only opened doors on opportunity; it  has kindled my love for community news. It is a tremendous privilege to be welcomed into our subscribers’ homes each week and an honor to share the stories of the people who make our community a wonderful place to live. I am also very grateful to the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce and the local advertisers who have shared our vision for this online news source.

On behalf, of the Bayfield Breeze Committee – Dennis, Mike, Roger, Ian and John, I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every subscriber a New Year filled with gratitude, happiness and good fortune.  
 

Ideas and contributions to the Bayfield Breeze are always welcome. Deadlines for submissions are Sundays at 4 p.m. Please email me at bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com or call 519-565-2443. Hope to see you online soon at www.villageofbayfield.com - Melody 


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Credits:

Writer, editor, photographer: Melody Falconer-Pounder

Web publisher/Graphic Designer: Dennis Pal

Advertising Sales: Mike Dixon

Logo Design: Kyle Vanderburgh, Goderich Print Shop

Special thanks to the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce

Breeze Committee: Ian Matthew, Roger Lewington, Mike Dixon, John Pounder, Dennis Pal, Melody Falconer-Pounder