IT'S A PHASE
Work has now begun on Phase III of the installation of watermains in the village. On the afternoon of Apr. 12, workers with Birnam Excavating Ltd. of Forest, ON were hard at work at the bottom of Long Hill Road near the Main Beach. Phase III covers fourteen village streets and will see five kilometres of main line and 19 fire hydrants installed. There will also be 200 service connections from the main line to property lines. Phase III is scheduled to be completed in July of this year. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
medway highschool choir returns to town hall
STORY BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER
The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society (TBTHHS) is pleased to welcome back on May 1, The Medway High School Choir of Arva, ON.
This youth choir continues to add to its list of honors. Most recently they won the Beat 2011 Dish Award for Best High School Musical for their production of “Les Miserables”. At the 2010 Kiwanis Music Festival they earned trophies for the Best Choir in the Festival, the Best Triple Trio in the Festival and for the Best Body of Work by a Secondary School Choir.
Under the able leadership of Kathy McNaughton and Jeff Bynum the choir presents a varied program from the Classics to the Modern. Past experiences dictate that combining the music of this talented group of singers with the perfect acoustics of the town hall will provide a wonderful musical experience.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are selling for $20 each and are available by calling: Charlie Kalbfleisch at 519 565-2244 or Pat Langley at 519 565-2894. Tickets can also be purchased via www.ticketscene.ca.
All proceeds from the concert will go to TBTHHS.
Patrons are encouraged to mark their calendars as other concerts for the TBTHHS are scheduled throughout the year, including: After Four, "Putting on the Ritz", Aug. 27; The Festival City Big Band Dance, Oct. 22; and The London Citadel Salvation Army Band, Nov. 25.
collector show this weekend
The Bayfield Historical Society’s 11th annual Bayfield Collector Show and Exhibition is fast approaching. The event will be held this weekend, Apr. 16-17.
The exhibition will be held at the Bayfield Community Centre and run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The official opening ceremony will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. with several local dignitaries in attendance.
Historical Society member, Phil Gemeinhardt works very hard all year round at finding new and different collections and exhibitors for this event. Pedal tractors, vintage toys, rope making, museum and archive displays, sewing, dolls, china and sometimes even the weird and the un-identifiable; this show offers something of interest for everyone.
Popular aspects of the show continue to be the silent auction, appraisal corner and lunch booth.
The silent auction always has a vast selection of items generously donated by area businesses and society friends. Organizers note that bidding on the items is brisk on both days but to be sure to be the winning bidder it is best to be there when the auction closes at 4 p.m. on Sunday. A list of donated items, as well as a few of the actual items, is currently on display in the windows at the Bayfield Archives Room on Main Street.
For more than a decade now, Tim Saunders, owner of Three Squirrels Antiques as well as a Historical Society past-president, has volunteered his time to preside over the appraisal table. With over 20 years experience in the antiques and collectables business, there is very little he cannot appraise. Those who wish to consult with him should bring no more than three items per person and pictures of furniture or other large items will suffice.
The Bayfield Historical Society is able to carry on many local projects because of the generous donations they receive at the door to this event as well as at the appraisal table. The spirited bidding that occurs on many of the silent auction items also makes this the largest annual fundraiser for the society.
For exhibitor or show information please contact: Phil Gemeinhardt, 519 482- 9230 or Binnie Sturgeon 519 565-2376.
london landscape planner featured at first meeting
After a long winter, the members of the Bayfield and Area Horticultural Society are ready to start the gardening season.
Apr. 18th is the date for their first meeting to be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building starting at 7:30 p.m.
Linda McDougall, Landscape Planner for the City of London, will be the featured speaker for the evening. She will give a presentation on “Planting for the Environment”.
McDougall will present the work and publications of three Landscape Designers she admires and then focus on what makes their work environmentally friendly. Her favorites include the gorgeous landscape designs by Oehme, van Sweden and Associates, of the USA; Piet Oudolf, of the Netherlands; and Lorraine Johnson, of Canada. McDougall will also bring a range of materials offering advice on planting from local environmental groups for members to take home with them.
show has everything needed to make A house a home
The Bayfield Lions’ Club’s Home and Garden Show, now in its 14th year, will see 75 exhibitors displaying everything a person needs to make their house a home.
The show will be held Apr. 29 to May 1 at the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre.
The show features interior decorators, renovation specialists, hot tub and pool dealers, as well as a cross section of household necessities from furnishings to lawn mowers. There will also be some exhibitors devoted to active living and still others who can help you get away from the household chores and take a vacation.
There is no admission fee and those who attend and fill out a ballot will have a chance at two great door prizes. Bayfield Foodland has generously donated a $500 food voucher and the Bayfield Garage a gas barbecue.
For those who work up an appetite touring the exhibits a lunch counter is provided upstairs featuring home style cooking and pies.
The members of the Bayfield Lions’ Club state that this is their major fundraiser of the year with the proceeds from the event going back into the community through their many projects and causes.
The show hours are Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holy Week is almost here and Trinity Anglican Church will offer a variety of worship opportunities for those in the community.
A Palm Sunday service will be offered at Trinity starting at 9:30 a.m. on Apr. 17. A Good Friday service will be held on Apr. 22 starting at 10 a.m. and Easter Sunday will be celebrated at a 9:30 a.m. church service on Apr. 24.
And in keeping with tradition, a Maundy Thursday service will be held at St. James’, Middleton at 7:30 p.m. on Apr. 21. This year the congregation of St. James’, Middleton will also be hosting a Potluck Supper prior to the service. Friday is not only Good Friday but it is also Earth Day. In recognition of this fact, those who attend the supper are asked to try and keep their contributions to foods produced within 100 miles of home. The meal is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.
The congregation of Knox Presbyterian Church is opening their doors to all in the community who would like to celebrate the arrival of Holy Week with them.
Palm Sunday will be recognized at the 11 a.m. service on Apr. 17. Good Friday will be observed at Knox with a service at 11 a.m. on Apr. 22. This somber service will be followed by the joy of Easter morning, to mark the occasion an 11 a.m. service will be held on Apr. 24.
St. Andrew’s United Church will hold an Easter Sunrise Service in Pioneer Park starting at 6:30 a.m. on Apr. 24. This uplifting outdoor service will be followed by a potluck breakfast at the church.
Communion will be served at the traditional Easter Service that will follow at the church at 11 a.m.
There are three shows remaining in the Bayfield Film Society’s spring series. Next on the docket is the documentary, Force of Nature, to be shown on Apr. 14.
Also scheduled are the films: "The Trotsky", May 12; and “Incendies”, June 16. The films are shown at the Bayfield Town Hall starting at 7:30 p.m.
To learn more about tickets for these productions please contact Jane Rowat 519 565-5838 or Lynne Gillians 519 565-5884.
Have you heard the news? A new monthly hearing clinic is being established in the village at Pharmasave Michael’s Pharmacy starting on Apr. 19.
The Kincardine Hearing Clinic will be offering their services on the third Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The clinic will offer: hearing aid adjustments and repairs to all makes and models, no cost hearing tests, new prescription of hearing aids, wax removal, hearing aid battery sales as well as hard of hearing assistive devices.
Forty-four pounds of chocolate, molded into the shape of Easter eggs, will be worth its weight in gold to countless youngsters when it is tossed on the lawn in Clan Gregor Square for the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Hosted by the Bayfield Optimist Club the hunt will begin precisely at 1 p.m. on Apr. 24. Those youngsters who participate in the event are reminded to bring a container to collect their chocolate treasures in and remember the hunt happens very quickly so be sure to be on time.
Tickets will also be sold for the raffle of a container filled with Easter treats and toys. The sale of these tickets helps cover the hunt expenses and the ongoing work the Bayfield Optimist Club does for youth in the community.
The 1st Bayfield Rangers, together with the 1st Clinton Pathfinders, will be hosting their 6th annual Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction on May 4.
The event will be held at the Bayfield Village Inn with meal service starting at 6 p.m.
Donations of silent auction items are always gratefully appreciated from those in the community; items will be accepted until May 3. At past auctions everything from handmade earrings to homemade cupcakes has been up for bidding.
The evening is almost always a sell-out so be sure to reserve your tickets now by calling Melody Falconer-Pounder at 519 565-2443. Tickets are also available from members of the Ranger and Pathfinder units. The cost is $12 per adult; and children 10 and under, $5.
The profits from the event will be put toward the girls’ annual year end adventure.
Youth in Grades Six to Eight are invited to a Much Music Video Dance to be held at the Stanley Complex in Varna on Apr. 21.
The dance will be held from 7-10:30 p.m. and tickets are selling for $10 each.
The Optimist Club of Bayfield is hosting this fun event. For more information contact Teri Ladd at 519 565-2995.