Bookmark and Share   Feb. 10, 2021   Vol. 12 Week 7 Issue 605

 final public meeting for main street revitalization date set

The Municipality of Bluewater is planning to move forward with implementation of the Bayfield Main Street Revitilization project.

A Public Meeting was held on Sept. 2, 2020 to present the Main Street design to members of the public. Following significant input from residents, the proposed plan has been updated to address this feedback. With the assistance of the Landscape Architects, an updated plan has been prepared for public review. The new plan incorporates a wider boulevard area incorporating unique surface treatments at the entrances to businesses. A revised approach to lighting has also been devised. Input from property owners has allowed for additional modifications to incorporate site-specific design details.

A final virtual Public Meeting is planned to present the revised plan to residents of the community. Following the receipt of input, Bluewater Council will consider elements to be included in the final design and provide direction.

Representatives from the Municipality, the Project Engineers, and Landscape Architects, will be attending this virtual meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 3 at 6 p.m.

Presentation material for the meeting will be made available for public review on Feb. 24th, on the Bluewater website.

Individuals wanting to provide input on the project are encouraged to send their feedback via email to Environmental Planner Kelly Vader at Input will be accepted until March 17.

Individuals wanting to provide feedback orally at the Public Meeting on March 3rd will be required to pre-register by contacting Lacey Vander Burgt at 519 236-4351 Ext. 238 or via email at by Tuesday, March 2 at 4 p.m.

Lorelei Lingard to defend novel 

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The Village Bookshop owners are preparing for this year’s edition of Bayfield Reads. As part of that process they are introducing a different defender each week.

On Feb. 3, they introduced Brad McLellan, who will be defending “Two Trees Make a Forest”, by Jessica J. Lee

This week, they’re introducing Lorelei Lingard, a Huron County local who grew up on the Goshen Line and met her husband when they both had summer jobs at The Albion Hotel. An avid reader, Lingard has a particular love for Canadian writers and even has a signed copy of every one of Alice Munro’s books.

Lingard will be defending Natalie Zina Walschots’ “Hench”, a novel about a woman who does some very boring work for some very interesting people.

According to CBC Books, “A sharp, witty, modern debut, Hench explores the individual cost of justice through a fascinating mix of Millennial office politics, heroism measured through data science, body horror and a profound misunderstanding of quantum mechanics.”

Moderated by The Village Bookshop bookseller Mike Peirce and featuring last year’s defenders, Ruth Gibson, Jayne Dietrich, and Greg Stewart, as judges, Bayfield Reads 2021 will take place on Sunday, March 7 at 2 p.m. on ZOOM. Admission is free and there’s no need to RSVP. Just join the event at the following link:

This year’s Canada Reads finalists include: "Butter Honey Pig Bread", by Francesca Ekwuyasi; "Two Trees Make a Forest", by Jessica J. Lee; "The Midnight Bargain", by C.L. Polk; "Hench", by Natalie Zina Walschots; and "Jonny Appleseed", by Joshua Whitehead.

group to address need for canine friendly play space 

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Are you a Bayfield dog owner? Do you wish there was a place where you and your canine companion could meet and interact with others in the community? Anyone who answered yes to these questions may be interested in joining a new community group.

The Bayfield People and Canine Community (PACC) was recently formed to address the community need for a local play space where people’s canine friends can exercise and socialize. The members of PACC feel that Bayfield is a dog-friendly community catering to locals and visitors alike. The group’s mandate is to work with community partners in an effort to secure an off-leash area for their dogs and puppies, to promote responsible pet ownership, and to educate the public about the benefits of such a facility for this growing community. The group looks forward to providing details on this effort in the coming weeks and months.

Please join their private Facebook page at Bayfield P.A.C.C. to keep abreast of their activities. They welcome questions and ideas from interested parties as they work to pursue their goal of a safe, healthy, and secure play area for the village. Woof Woof!

February's quilt would make unique Valentine's gift 

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With so much talent, busy hands and love in the community during the COVID-19 lockdown period, the Huron Hospice was pleasantly overwhelmed with donations of afghans and quilts. A random selection of these handmade quilts will be sold as a fundraiser for patient care at the hospice.

The February quilt is like a winter landscape, with a promise of what’s around the corner. The choice of cotton fabrics and colors is complimentary to any décor; the topstitching is extremely funky and detailed. It may be hard not to fall in love with this quilt! It measures 43” x 60”, which is such a handy size, making it suitable for a wall hanging, throw or picnic blanket. The quilt is made by members of the local community and sells for $495. What a lovely Valentine’s gift!

The first person sending an email to Hospice Manager of Fundraising Christopher Walker will be the happy owner of the quilt: Anyone who would like further information before they decide can also contact him via email.

byrnn is sure to melt hearts

Bayfield Forgotten Felines (BFF) has helped hundreds of feral and abandoned cats find their forever homes but many are still waiting.

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Brynn is the Adopt-A-BFF featured cat of the week.

Volunteers at the Rescue describe Brynn as their very own little Princess Diana. She is known to give people shy side-glances with her big beautiful eyes, a trademark of the late princess. Brynn is approximately six years-old. She has been living outside with a colony but was showing some signs of illness so she was taken in by the colony caregiver. It was there that Brynn decided that she rather liked being indoors. She loves to be petted, she’s very quiet and she is looking for her forever, indoor home. Volunteers note that she appears to be good with children and other cats but they can’t guarantee her reaction to dogs.

Anyone interested in adopting Brynnis asked to reach out to Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines at

The cost of a vet visit is $150 per feline, a lot more for cats with special needs. Donations are always appreciated. E-transfers can be sent to the email above or email to arrange for a drop off or pick up of donations. Cheques can be mailed to Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines, P.O. Box 33, Bayfield, ON, N0M 1G0.


farmers' market 

49518362936_295f7f7852People may not be aware but the Bayfield Farmers’ Market didn’t close up shop at the end of Thanksgiving – the online store is still operating with bi-weekly pickups or contactless delivery. The next market pick-up day is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 12.

People can place their orders by visiting
until today (Feb. 10)  at 8 p.m. Shoppers will be directed to pick up their items up on Feb. 12 sometime between 3-5 p.m. at Shopbike Coffee Roasters on Bayfield’s Main Street. They will receive an email confirmation (Thursday) with the approximate time of delivery on Friday afternoon.

Orders can be paid online with credit card or email transfer. Organizers are pleased to offer delivery within 15 KMs of Bayfield for a flat fee of $5. Shoppers can select their preference at checkout. 

Anyone who would like to receive a reminder to shop the market when it opens is invited to join the Bayfield Farmers’ Market email list. People can do so by visiting:

Bridge Closure 

According to an announcement on the Municipality of Bluewater Facebook Page, travellers should be prepared to detour around the Bayfield River Bridge next week as it is scheduled to be closed during daylight hours over the course of two days.

The Bayfield River Bridge is scheduled to be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. These closures are weather dependent and are “necessary to safely complete the next stage of the MTO project.”

Drivers should note the posted detour route and allow for extra travel time. The detour route can be found here:

Life at the Rink 


In response to the many public inquiries it has received, the Board of Directors of the Bayfield Community Centre wishes to announce that, even though the COVID-19 shut-down mandate is being fully observed, the arena ice surface is not being removed.

Not only is the Bayfield Community Centre team optimistic they will re-open, but they will also be extending the ice season to the end of March 2021.

The Bayfield Community Centre’s online booking system makes it easy to book family and friends in for a skate once the lockdown is lifted.

Visit for updates and bookings.

Optimist Club

People often ask if they can add an engraved brick to the path around the Splash Pad in Clan Gregor Square and members of the Optimist Club of Bayfield are pleased to announce that there is further opportunity to have a name added to the circle in 2021.

The engraved pavers in Clan Gregor Square are a reminder of how great area residents and visitors are when it comes to supporting such projects as the Playground and the Splash Pad.

“In Memoriam” stones for loved ones as well as “just because” stones can be ordered with the work being done on site later in 2021 using the same two brick sizes that are already installed around the Splash Pad. The cost of these engraved bricks will be medium, $70; and large, $90. The plan is to have the bricks engraved in late May and/or early June.

Anyone with an interest in adding a brick can contact Mike Dixon via email at or by calling 519 955-5254 for further information.

Trinity St. James 

Trinity St. James Anglican Church offers Sunday services at 11 a.m. provided virtually over ZOOM. All are welcome. The congregation would also like to invite people to join in their relaxed Coffee and Conversation hour also held over ZOOM every Thursday and Friday starting at 11 a.m. To join any of these ZOOM sessions please contact Rev’d Mary Farmer at

In Memoriam

Jeanette PayneJeanette Chalfont Elliot/Payne (Submitted photo)

Members of the community will no doubt be saddened to learn of the recent death of someone who had village connections.

Jeanette Chalfont Elliot/Payne, born March 17, 1933, Winnipeg, MB, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Jan. 25, in London ON. Daughter of Dorothy Mabel Fryer/Elliot and William Bell Elliot. Sister to Lois Elliot/Bell, Joyce Elliot/Rostig and to brother Theodore (Ted) Elliot, she is survived by her husband Donald George Payne who enjoyed 65 years of loving marriage together and by their sole daughter, Heather Anne Payne.

Jeanette graduated from Macdonald College, McGill University and attended and taught Grades K-3 at Montreal West High School, Montreal, QC where she grew up. A creative artist, musician, nature lover and avid gardener, she found joy in all things outdoors. She tirelessly supported the Fine Arts, especially as a member of the Toronto Women’s Musical Club and also expressed herself through competitive sports in her youth. She volunteered at Christian Youth organizations, taught Bible study classes and played the organ and piano at her church services. She was loved by all and remembered for her genuine, beaming smile and for her feisty energetic spirit exemplified through an always kind, and generous nature, giving selflessly to others. She served the Lord Jesus Christ in all manner of word and deed.

“She is our hero and the true love of both our lives,” said Donald and Heather Payne. The meek shall inherit the earth. - Matthew 5:5.

Arrangements entrusted to Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, London, ON (519 433-6181). Online condolences can be expressed at





registration open now for connectedness coaching 

Connectedness Coaching

With COVID-19, social isolation has become more widespread. To address this need Gateway is helping to build resiliency in Huron County by offering a series of free educational opportunities (e-learning course and webinars) aimed at community members who are interested in learning more about peer support, coaching conversations and system navigation. Gateway is also inviting local agencies to participate and attend these events to complement their invaluable work in the community. The intention of these opportunities is to inspire dialogues aimed at reducing the social isolation experienced by at-risk community members. With the help of Gateway’s 2021 students, they are excited to launch this innovative program.

“Our amazing student team offers a diverse set of skills, talents and perspectives that greatly enhance our Connectedness Coaching resources. We are grateful to have harnessed their energy and commitment for this type of social change initiative,” said Project Lead Sheila Schuehlein.

The student roles include an Inclusivity Lead, E-Learning Mentor, Recruitment Lead, and System Navigation Lead.

“As the Inclusivity Lead, I have been involved with creating the inclusivity module for participants involved in Connectedness Coaching. By developing this module, I hope that those involved in the program will be able to bring a more intersectional and equitable lens to the work that they do,” said Sana, Connectedness Coaching’s Inclusivity Lead.

The Connectedness Coaching E-Learning Mentor, Brie, shares her hopes for the new program, “working on the Connectedness Coaching project has allowed me to learn about online platforms that I had not previously used as well as some basics of website design. As the project develops, I am looking forward to receiving feedback from participants and hearing about how the project helped them build more resilient communities.”

The Connectedness Coaching Recruitment Lead, Lavinia is “…working on the recruitment aspect of this project as well as the Gallery of Inspiration (a stakeholder engagement opportunity). As the project develops (she) looks forward to seeing how everything comes together.”

Finally, the Connectedness Coaching System Navigation Lead, Nicolas shares “…I have had the honor of working on the Systems Navigation videos, providing new ideas for recruitment and evaluation of our programs, and starting a social media campaign. I’m really looking forward to seeing some of the results of these fantastic programs to see what impact this has had on people and …assess how we can continue to improve (the Connectedness Coaching program) for individuals.”

Feedback from the recently piloted six-hour e-learning course found “…the course to be very insightful and applicable! I will definitely be applying many of the concepts taught in the (Connectedness Coaching) course, and for that reason, I know this will be an amazing resource for countless people going forward…Glad I could be part of this.”

The Connected Coaching Program consists of three components. The first is the e-Learning course that contains six modules, at approximately one-hour each; a Connectedness Coaching toolbox and supplemental resources to empower resilient communities. The second is the Connectedness Coaching webinar which addresses knowledge gaps e-learners have as it relates to the content covered and provides an opportunity to engage with fellow learners. Finally, there is the Gallery for Inspiration, which is a freely accessible virtual space to inspire community members to invest in their community during these difficult times so as to generate ideas and inspire action.

For more information on Connectedness Coaching and to register for the program please go to



The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Board of Directors invites the public to provide written comments on some proposed shoreline policy changes related to shore protection structures in regulated dynamic beach areas. The proposed policy changes do not apply to all shoreline areas but only beaches classified as dynamic.

The loss and buildup of sand is a natural part of the shoreline process in a dynamic beach area but recent high lake levels have made the loss of sand more pronounced. In areas where some landowners have previously existing shore protection structures, some neighboring landowners have also requested permits. The proposed policy changes are, in part, a response to this, to make it possible to consider approval of shore protection structures for those property owners in those areas.

“Policies in bluff areas do not change and most policies in dynamic beach areas stay exactly the same,” said ABCA Water and Planning Manager, Geoffrey Cade. “The only changes are to policies related to new shore protection structures, and maintenance or replacement of old ones, in regulated dynamic beach areas.”

The ABCA Board of Directors has approved release of the proposed policies to the public for written comments prior to consideration for approval. ABCA is receiving public written comments on the proposed changes until Friday, March 5. To review the proposed policy changes, and to provide written comments, visit and this web page link:

Conservation educators offer lunch hour series for students

Conservation educators at Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) continue to offer support to the watershed community though new learning opportunities. Two new online synchronous (when there is live interaction between ABCA educators and students) learning programs are available for watershed teachers.

The Species at Risk program teaches students about local species at risk, including turtles, mussels and fish, found in the Ausable River.

The second program, Wonderful Wetlands, focuses on the at-risk habitat of wetlands. Additional support for teachers is found on ABCA’s website,, which has a teacher’s resources section with printables, lesson plans and educational website links.

During the provincial stay-at-home order, people can watch ABCA conservation educators live through a series of free “Lunch and Learn with ABCA” presentations. ABCA will broadcast from noon to 12:30 p.m. Registration information is available on the website at, via Facebook at Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority @WaterSoilLivingThings, and through

One scheduled session remains, Water and Wetlands (geared to students K-3). to be held on Friday, Feb. 12. 

“Conservation educator Nina Sampson and myself are available to chat and we are keen to help teachers or parents in any way we can,” said Denise Iszczuk, conservation educator. “Step one to learning about nature is to plan time to get outside every day.”

The winter sessions of in-person, outdoor education programs including Oaks & Acorns; Coyotes & Pups; Muskrats; and Outdoor School are cancelled. ABCA will issue full refunds to all registered participants.

Spring sessions of Oaks and Acorns; Coyotes & Pups; Muskrats; and Outdoor School will begin in March and when it is safe to do so according to direction from the Province of Ontario and public health authorities. Registration is now open for the spring sessions of these programs at

Anyone who would like to chat with educators about these programs, please call 519 235-2610, or toll-free 1-888-286-2610, Ext. 255 or 262. 


public health  

The Huron Perth Public Health website is updated regularly with confirmed case counts received.

“Our online case reporting is not a real-time tool but is meant to keep the community informed on trends we are seeing,” explains Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Miriam Klassen.

For the latest statistics on COVID-19 cases in Huron and Perth Counties please visit:

Conservationist of the Year 

Do you know a person, business, farm, community group, or organization doing work that protects water, soil, and habitat for living things in Ausable Bayfield watersheds? If so, you are invited to nominate them for the Conservationist of the Year Award.

Award nominations may be submitted until Feb. 24.

“The year 2021 is the 75th anniversary of our conservation authority and, on this special year, we are proud to once again present this award,” said Doug Cook, chair of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Board of Directors. “This is just one way we can say ‘thank you’ to some of our participating local stewards who help to protect your water and soil resources and to improve forest and wetland conditions.”

To submit a nomination, visit for the nomination form and award information. The nomination form is found on this web page link:

People may also email for more information.

ABCA has recognized outstanding achievements in conservation, each year since 1984, with conservation awards. Past award winners have included rural landowners and residents, agricultural producers and farms, service clubs, community organizations, companies, nature groups and municipalities.

Funding for Schools 

Local MPP Lisa Thompson has announced that Ontario is providing more than $27 million in COVID-19 support areas for the four school boards in her riding.

This funding comes from an additional $381 million investment provided by the federal Safe Return to Class Fund. Although transmission in schools has been low, this funding will be used to improve air quality and ventilation in schools, support online learning, promote student mental health and hire more staff.

“We all want our children to return to in-person education, as soon and as safely as possible,” Thompson said. “These funds will help obtain that objective as we continue to work through the pandemic.”

Monies allocated in Huron-Bruce for COVID-19 relief and technical devices include:
Bluewater District School Board, $10.37 million; Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board, $3.85 million; Avon-Maitland District School Board, $9.47 million; and Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board, $4.05 million.

With this additional funding, Ontario is providing more than $1.6 billion across the province to better protect students, staff and families.
As more students return to in-person learning, Ontario, on the best advice of experts, is introducing additional measures to further protect students and staff, including:

· Province-wide access to targeted asymptomatic testing for students and staff, using a combination of lab-processed PCR and rapid antigen tests;
· Mandatory masking for students in Grades 1-3, including outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
· Enhanced screening of secondary students and staff.
· New guidance discouraging students from congregating before and after school. 
· Temporary certification of eligible teacher candidates who are set to graduate in 2021 to stabilize staffing levels, following high levels of absenteeism.

“To protect Ontario students and staff, and with the aim of reopening all schools, we have again strengthened our plan with tougher measures and new investments,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “We agree with parents and medical experts that kids need to be learning in class – alongside their friends and teachers – as it is crucial for their mental well-being and development. We will continue to follow expert medical advice and work to get all schools open, for children in all regions of our province.”

Ontario’s plan to safely reopen schools draws on the advice of leading health experts and the best available data. Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and leading medical and scientific experts, including the Hospital for Sick Children, support the safe return to in-person learning for students and staff and are encouraged by Ontario’s experience in safely reopening schools in September. This was evidenced in the data on COVID-19 cases in schools during the Fall, at a time of lower community transmission.

Targeted asymptomatic testing has helped to identify cases early, inform public health action, and manage outbreaks. Expanding access to targeted asymptomatic testing will be a valuable tool for local public health units and schools. To support the expansion of targeted asymptomatic testing, the Ministry of Education has procured test collection capacity for up to 50,000 tests per week, to be deployed at the discretion of local public health units in collaboration with schools.

To address labour needs and high rates of staff absenteeism, the Ministry of Education has worked with the Ontario College of Teachers to introduce a new temporary certificate to help stabilize staffing levels in schools. This will allow school boards to employ eligible teacher candidates when there are no occasional teachers available from their current lists. With this important change, they are helping schools with operational challenges to remain open. This decision underscores the shortage of available certified teachers in the province, following the hiring of over 3,400 net new temporary teaching positions.

To date, Ontario has supported: the hiring of 3,400 teachers (with an additional 800 projected to be hired); the hiring of 1,400 custodians (with an additional 400 projected to be hired); the hiring of over 500 principals, vice-principals and admin staff to support new virtual schools; the hiring of up to 650 educational assistants, mental health workers and professionals to provide special education and mental health supports; and the purchase of over 23,000 HEPA filters and 20,000 portable HEPA units, and nearly 3,000 other ventilation devices.

The COVID-19 resources provided to school boards to support safe and healthy learning environments are in addition to the investment of over $25.5 billion in education, which represents an increase of over $700 million for the 2020-21 school year.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has invested more than $42.5 million in student mental health, including an additional $10 million announced on Jan. 20, to respond to the extension of virtual learning.  



Bookmark and Share Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol 

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The Huron County Museum is home to thousands of artifacts that illustrate the history of both the rural and urban populations of the area. Space dictates what wonderful curiosities the public regularly gets to see when they visit the museum located at 110 North Street in Goderich (currently closed to the public). But where there is wifi, there is an opportunity to time-travel with over 3,000 pieces of the museum’s collection now available to view online at

“Remember This” highlights items from the collection of the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol. Items that have shaped the fabric of the county and the people who have lived here since before the county became the county in 1835 up until more recent times.

This week, in anticipation of Valentine's Day, we take a look at some ways sweets were presented in years past...

 dutch candy tin   

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This is a metal box believed to have been used for Dutch candies. On the lid is a street scene, oval-shaped with flowers around the outside against a green background with the words "Mijdrect Kerkstraal." At one end of the box the phrase "Frou-Frou" is printed. This translates to mean “keep in a cool place and close after use”. On the bottom (not shown) is printed "Biscuitfabriek De Lindebroom. Although not pictured here, the front side of the tin shows a picture, possibly of a factory, there is also a ship and the words "1907 Fabrick Mijdrect". The back of the tin is also not shown but it displays another picture of boats tied to a dock and a windmill in the background along with the words "Kerk Vaart, Mijdrect". 

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chocolate box Lid 

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This is a gold and white cardboard chocolate box from DuBarry's Chocolates in Toronto. This is the lid of the box. The lid has a beige floral background, with a portrait of a woman smiling while looking over her shoulder. The portrait has a black background and a gold ornate border. There is a bouquet of red flowers beside the portrait. "DuBarry's Chocolates Toronto Canada One Pound Net" is written near the right-hand corner. The interior side of the lid is plain cardboard.

This chocolate box belonged to Betty (Feagan) Williams, her mother Lizzie (Adams) Feagan who married Chester Feagan, and grandmother Rebecca (Swaffield) Adams, or great Aunts Jessie and Naomi Swaffield all from Colborne Twp and Goderich Twp and later Goderich.

Tin Biscuit Box 

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This is a tin biscuit box with two designs on paper labels. One side of the tin is blue and yellow with a picture of several biscuits arranged on a dish. It reads "Elkes Custard Creams" "88 Snack Packets 88" "Elkes Biscuits Limited" and "Utt Oxeter & Cardiff". The opposite side displays a red square pattern and a border of beige and red. It reads "Elkes Biscuits" "You Can Taste the Quality".

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Arches lifted into place on new bayfield bridge 










The Village of Bayfield was divided by the absence of bridge access for a few hours on Tuesday, Feb. 9 to allow for the lifting of the first arch to be placed alongside the new bridge currently under construction.

A polar vortex and a pandemic may have deterred big crowds from gathering at either end of the closed off Bailey Bridge to watch this large white arch dangle over the Bayfield River from a mammoth crane, however, those that did witness this moment in village history posted lots of video and photos on Social Media to allow even more people to join in the excitement.

For those who missed out on this once in a lifetime opportunity – there will be a repeat performance on Thursday, Feb. 11, weather permitting, as the second arch is lifted into place.

Once completed, the new bridge design, featuring these two arches, should offer a memorable greeting to those who travel through the village for many years to come.

Editor’s Note: The images shared here were taken between 11 a.m. and noon yesterday (Feb. 9).








PIXILATED — image of the week


Waves splash on frozen beach...By Donna Berkley

Email your photo in Jpeg format to with the subject line Subscriber Photo of the Week. or...Upload your photo to Flickr.

I am looking for the Bayfield that is a delight to the eye – please share photos with a touch of whimsy, beauty, humor or a sense of fun. If you are to include people in your photos be sure to have their permission to publish their picture on-line and also send in their names and where they are from. And don’t forget to tell me who took the photo for proper credit to be issued








About six years ago, we bought our grandson a Lego kit as a gift for his Junior Kindergarten graduation. He didn’t think he could put it together all by himself and I remember how proud he was when he actually did do it, mostly, all by himself.

Over the years his interest in Lego has waxed and waned, in fact, that first little Lego kit may have meant more to his grandfather because it triggered a new passion in his retirement. Yes, Lego has become a big thing at our house, even more so in the last year. And during this most recent lockdown I must confess I too have succumbed to the brick.

Hubby “surprised” me with a Lego set themed on the 90s sitcom “Friends” and I took about four afternoons assembling it, checking in occasionally with my resident Lego Master (that’s what our Grandson calls him, actually) to ensure I was navigating through the steps correctly. And I admit that just like our grandson I felt pretty proud of the fact I did it, mostly, all by myself. Okay, okay, I had way too much fun setting up Central Perk, I mean, little coffee cups and miniature donuts? Adorable!

Yesterday, in the mail, my second Lego challenge arrived – a miniature version of the White House, it's 1,483 pieces to puzzle through…uh-oh. - Melody









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