Bookmark and Share   Apr. 20, 2016   Vol. 7 Week 17 Issue 355

Pages of parade knowledge passed to Arena PArtners

Members of the Bayfield Agricultural Society and the Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association met recently for the official handing over of the parade duty book. Posing for a picture were society members Susan Lehnen, secretary; Jentje Steenbeek, president; Brenda Does, director; and association members Ron Keys, chair; Bill Whetstone, vice-chair; and Kim Loebach, treasurer. (Submitted photo)  

The core of a great community is having all ages working together to keep the roots of the community alive and well. For this reason, the Bayfield Arena Community Partner Association (BACPA) and Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) have partnered for the 2016 Bayfield Community Fair and Parade.

Members of the BAS and the BACPA met recently for the official handing over of the parade duty book. So that as new organizers the members of the BACPA will have pages of knowledge to draw from for the annual parade held on the Saturday morning of fair weekend in August.

Jentje Steenbeek, president of the BAS said, “The BACPA is doing a lot of great things in our community and working together with groups like them is one of the keys to the ongoing success of the Community Fair and Parade.”

Bayfield with its great mix of youth, family, seniors and retirees is a prime example of how working together is great for present and future events.

Ron Keys chair of BACPA also commented, “One of the roots of Bayfield has been the Agricultural Society and their Community Fair and Parade, and as such the BACP recognizes the importance of supporting organizations and taking on new roles where they may not be normally considered in their own organization. Working together is key to the sustainability of the community and events. We are excited about organizing the parade this year."

Show experts can Make home and garden dreams come true

Make Sure to attend the Bayfield Lions’ Club’s 19th Annual Home and Garden Show at the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre, this weekend Apr. 22-24. There are more than 65 exhibitors this year displaying their newest products, technologies and services.

This is a great opportunity for area residents to get to know their local product and service providers. Also new this year will be displays by local volunteer service and interest groups. Come and see their displays and consider joining in their activities and taking an active role in the community.

Admission is free. The show is open Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the local Bayfield Food Bank (Feed My Sheep).

Attendees at the show will also have a chance to win some fabulous door prizes, a BBQ donated by Bayfield Garage, food baskets and gift certificates from Bayfield Foodland, and gift certificates to local restaurants donated by Royal LePage. Other highlights of the event include face painting for children and a food court featuring beverages, snacks and delicious lunches at modest prices.

The Home Show is also working with the Dream Home lottery – encouraging visitors to the Home and Garden Show to also visit the Dream Home on Cameron Street. And vice versa, Dream Home visitors will be directed to visit the Home and Garden Show. Parking is available for both events in the Agricultural Fair Grounds.

The Bayfield Lions’ Club organizes and runs the Home and Garden Show every year as well as many other annual fundraising events including the Lions’ Breakfast in May, Walk for Dog Guides in June, Bayfield Calendar launch in July, a Lions’ Golf Tournament in September, a Fishing Derby in October, and a Turkey Bingo in December. Last year Bayfield Lions raised over $40,000 from these events that were reinvested in the community to fund local projects such as the new washroom in Clan Gregor Square, youth and elder programs, environmental projects and persons and families in need. The Lions’ Club also runs its own building providing meeting rooms at modest prices for childcare, local clubs, associations and interest groups.

Earth day focuses on both  local and global environment

The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) invites the community to celebrate Earth Day on Apr. 22 with two special Earth Day events that focus on both local and global environmental concerns.

The Second Annual Earth Day Litter Walk will begin at 1 p.m. at Clan Gregor Square in Bayfield. Walkers can check in with organizers at the pavilion, where they will choose their own route or area and be given bags to collect garbage and recycling as they walk. Filled bags should be returned to the park. The garbage will be picked up there for disposal by the municipality.

Last year over 50 volunteers participated in gathering up litter from streets and public lands throughout Bayfield. Those wishing to participate should dress for the weather and wear their own work gloves. They can sign up to collect garbage anytime between 1-4 p.m.

Groups and local organizations are also urged to participate, by encouraging their members to come out on Earth Day to clean up the parks and public areas in our community. The last of the melting snow always reveals a disturbing amount of garbage on local highways and byways, but the concerned residents of Bayfield can be applauded for tackling this problem through what is becoming an annual ‘spring cleaning’ by local volunteers.

Shop Bike Coffee Roasters, 11 Main Street N. in Bayfield, is proudly sponsoring the Earth Day Litter Walk by donating 50 cents from every cup of coffee or tea sold during the entire day to the BRVTA.

And then later that same evening, the BRVTA is hosting a special screening of the documentary “This Changes Everything”.

This game changing and provocative film by Avi Lewis premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and is based on the critically acclaimed best seller by award-winning journalist Naomi Klein. She changed the global conversation on climate change by asking the question, “What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?”

The film recently aired on CBC. It was shot in nine countries over four years, and presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines of both fossil fuel extraction and the climate crisis it is driving. Going beyond simply exposing and criticizing this looming global crisis, Lewis and Klein propose a call to action for a new future. Their hope is that through community viewings of the film, the public will become engaged in conversation and dialogue about the crucial issue.

The film builds to a controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. Whether you agree with their proposal or not, the film promises to be a thought provoking and controversial conversation starter for Earth Day.

“This Changes Everything” will be screened at St. Andrew’s United Church in Bayfield, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Apr. 22. Admission is by free will donation, with all proceeds going towards BRVTA re-forestation projects on local trails.

Stories of two adventuresome cats told by visiting author  


Author and Illustrator Jocey Asnong will be making a return visit to The Village Bookshop on Apr. 23.

From noon until 2 p.m. she will be sharing her latest books from her Nuptse and Lhotse series about two adventuresome cats. Asnong is from Clinton but now lives and manages Cafe Books in Canmore, Alberta.

This is what her publisher has to say about her Rocky Mountain Books:

“Asnong was raised by a pack of wild pencil crayons in a house made out of paper and stories. After finishing several years of illustration school at Sheridan College, she left the land of maple trees in Ontario and moved to the mountains of Alberta so she could wear mittens most of the year.


“When she is not chasing her cats around her art cave in Canmore, she might be caught in a blizzard near Mount Everest, or running away from wolf dogs in Mongolia, or peeking out castle windows in Scotland, or sleeping under the stars in Bolivia.

“Asnong’s illustrations can be found in all kinds of unusual places, as well as in the picture books Mushkid, The Princess and the Cheese, Nuptse and Lhotse in Nepal (winner of a Purple Dragonfly Award), Nuptse and Lhotse Go to the Rockies (RMB, 2014), Nuptse and Lhotse Go to Iceland (RMB, 2015), Rocky Mountain ABCs (RMB, 2016) and Rocky Mountain 123s (RMB, 2017).”

Museum Secrets series begins with vintage vehicle care 

Huron County Museum staff members have many specialized skills, and are often asked for advice from the public on how to best handle their special projects. This spring, the first Museum Secrets workshop series will be offered. Museum staff and local experts will be teaching unique heritage related skills in areas of popular demand. Workshops begin on Apr. 21 and take place bi-weekly in the Museum theatre on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.

The first topic covered in the series is vintage vehicle care, and is entitled, “Is it Time for a Facelift, or should you Preserve and Protect?” Heidi Zoethout, Museum Technician and Automotive Technician, will lead the talk. Jessica Gilbank, Automotive Technician and Restoration Specialist will also share her knowledge. This workshop is for anyone who owns or is dreaming of buying a classic vehicle.

Patti Lamb, registrar, and Colleen Maguire, Portrait and Commercial Photographer will lead the second workshop on May 5, ““Documenting and Photographing your Family Treasures”. This workshop is for anyone who ever wondered about the history of a family heirloom? This workshop will teach them how to share this information with future generations. Attendees will learn how to keep records and photograph items, including learning to build inexpensive light boxes.

Those interested in learning the history of their home will want to attend the third workshop on May 19, “Researching your Home in Huron County,” led by Jenna Leifso, archivist. This workshop will teach different techniques for dating your property and learning about the history of your home using the Huron County Archives.

“The Most Amazing Museum Tour in the History of the World…Ever!” is the final event in the series and will be held on June 23. Participants will see the museum in a new light after taking this fun, interactive tour with Will Kernohan, curator of Engagement and Dialogue.

Participate in one or all events. The cost is $10 per workshop or $7 for members. The cost for all four workshops is $30 or $20 for members.

The Huron County Museum is located at 110 North Street, Goderich. Winter hours are currently in effect – Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings) and Saturday from 1-4:30 p.m.

Last of the wintery hikes held on Apr. 10 (fingers crossed) 


On Apr. 10, the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) held a hike on the Taylor Trail and Mavis’ Trail, just South of Varna. Pat Baker was the hike leader while Dave Gillians acted as Sweeper. Eleven others joined in along with one dog and all braved the cold and frozen trails.

Mavis’ Trail, located just south of Varna, is one of the region’s hidden gems. It begins in a quiet pine reforestation area with tranquil meadows and then after crossing a 65 foot bridge, walkers meander through a heavily wooded deciduous forest with towering Maple, Birch and Ash trees. The path eventually leads to a lovely, tranquil lookout over the charming Bayfield River.

The trail is 2.5 km long, difficulty is level 3 (moderate) and the hike will take approximately one hour. The trail starts at Stanley Recreation Complex, 1.6 km. west of the village of Varna on County Road # 3. Parking is available.

The neighboring Taylor Trail is a 1 KM accessible trail that makes a nice add on for those desiring a longer hike.

The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association held a hike on the Taylor Trail and Mavis’ Trail, just South of Varna, on Apr. 10.

Eleven people, and one dog, joined the hike leaders out on the cold and frozen trails of April.

Pat Baker (foreground) was the hike leader while Dave Gillians acted as sweeper.

Mavis' Trail provides hikers a variety of scenery including a meander through a heavily wooded deciduous forest with towering Maple, Birch and Ash trees.



Holiday deadlines

Please note that the Bayfield Breeze will be taking a hiatus from “live” issues from Apr. 27 to May 15.

Issues published on Apr. 27, May 4 and May 11 will be completed prior to Apr. 25 so if anyone has any news they wish to have published in any of these three issues they must submit no later than Thursday, Apr. 21 at 4 p.m.

Councilor's Corner

Councilor’s Corner is scheduled for tomorrow night, Apr. 21. The focus of the meeting will be twofold “Water Debenture Decision” and “Water and Waste Fees”

Bill Whetstone, Bayfield Ward councilor, hosts the evening on the third Thursday of every month. He provides an opportunity for people to hear what council has been up to and voice their opinions.

The evening will be held in the Bayfield Community Centre starting at 7:30 p.m.

Historical Society 

David Yates will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) on April 25. His topic is “Grand Hotels of Goderich”.

Yates has taught history at Central Huron Secondary School in Clinton for 27 years. Since 2007 his local history column has appeared in The Focus, Goderich Signal Star and other local papers. In 2014, he was a member of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913 committee that won the Governor-General's Award for Community History Programming. More recently, that is in May of 2015, he was the Huron Arts and Heritage Network award winner for Individual Contributor to Heritage.

All who attend will certainly learn something interesting and new about our neighboring community to the north. All are welcome to attend at the Bayfield Lion’s Community Building 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow the presentation.

Archives Room

The Bayfield Heritage Centre and Archives has a summer position available to a keen and enthusiastic student to join other summer staff in wanting to learn about and share Bayfield history.

On-the-job training supplied for conducting heritage walk tours, taking oral histories, assisting with publications and website videos, hosting at the Heritage Centre and digitizing photos and documents.

Interested applicants can email their interest and advise when they can be available for interview to Further information, if required is available by email or by calling 519 440-6206. Applications close May 10.


Families are invited to take an exciting moonlit, guided hike on Apr. 23 at 8 p.m. and learn about owls and their amazing nocturnal adaptations. Explore owl habitat, try owl calls and (if really lucky) maybe see one of these amazing birds.

The Eastern Screech Owl is this area’s most common owl. Its habitat ranges from woods to urban areas. This small owl is a cavity nester. It makes use of large bird boxes and cavities created by other animals, as well as natural cavities.

A special guest from Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority will call out the owls during the Owl Prowl. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight, wear warm clothing and proper footwear! Hot chocolate will be served at the end of the hike. Donations are welcome to cover expenses.

The Sawmill Trail features a range of historical and natural points of interest. Naturalists will enjoy the changing terrain, varied plant life and the telltale signs of abundant wildlife. The trail is 2 KMs long, difficulty is level 2 although there is one large hill and the prowl will take approximately 1 1/2 hours. To find the trail turn east on Old River Road, proceed ½ KM and turn right at Sawmill Road; parking available.

The leaders on this hike will be Roger Lewington, 519 565-2202, Roberta Stemp 519 565-2777 and Adriaan Schreuder, 519 955-7030.

Bayfield Library 

Bayfield Library is offering a free seed library!

Your library card number is all that is needed to fill a "check out" slip for free seeds. The library staff is also happy to accept donations of seeds to add to the collection.

Mark your calendars for this upcoming seed information session, “See Saving with Rhea Hamilton-Seeger” on Apr. 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Hamilton-Seeger is an avid gardener, seed saving expert and gardening columnist for Rural Voice Magazine for over 25 years.This is a free "how to" session offered by the library on the care and storage of seed saving.


Knox Presbyterian Church is once again holding their Mother’s Day Potted Plant Sale. The beautiful, healthy potted plant arrangements are provided this year through Scott’s Flowers in Mitchell on Hwy 8.

The pre-potted arrangements include a multi-colored patio pot and hanging baskets of trailing Petunias in shades of red, pink and blue. Also available are Mini Mother Geranium plants.

Wanting to plant specific bedding plants, herbs, shrub roses etc. or to give a unique hostess gift or Mother’s Day gift? Gift cards are also available in $10 denominations. Patio pots are $20, hanging baskets of trailing Petunias are $18 and the Mini Mother Geranium plants are $10. In addition 1 lb bags of 20-20-20 fertilizer are available for $4. Prices include HST, and delivery to the purchaser’s door.

Proceeds from this sale will help the congregation of Knox Church fund their seventh Christian Summer Day Camp held in Bayfield by Camp Kintail.

Order deadline is Apr. 22 with delivery to home or business on May 8. Please order through any member of the congregation or call 519 565-5238.


Jennifer Pate, of Windmill Lake Wake and Eco Park, will be the guest speaker at the Bayfield Farmers’ Market Annual General Meeting on Apr. 20 at the Bayfield Town Hall.

The business portion of the meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. followed by Pate’s talk, “Greening Our Market” a presentation on environmentally friendly packaging options beginning at 8 p.m.

The Bayfield Farmers' Market Board of Directors is now seeking community representatives. This is not an onerous commitment and no experience is necessary. People who have in interest in seeing the market flourish and who are available to attend two or three meetings yearly are being sought Please contact Market Coordinator Mary Brown at if interested.

The first market of the season will be held in Clan Gregor Square at the start of the Victoria Day Weekend, Friday, May 20 and conclude on Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday, Oct 7. The market will be held from 3-7 p.m.

A community stall space at the Farmers’ Market is available to charity and non-profit organizations, at no cost, for fund-raising, promotional and educational purposes by applying to Brown by email at at least one week in advance.

beer, wine and food 

The Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association (BACPA) is hosting the Bayfield Beer, Wine and Food Festival on May 14.

The festivities will be held at the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre from 2-9 p.m.

Organizers note that this event is the first of its kind in the area, promoting local restaurants, wineries and craft breweries. They feel the timing is perfect for such an event with the "sudden" surge in Huron County wineries and breweries. They also feel that it is an ideal opportunity for Huron County to continue to promote their tourism strategic plan, "Food and Drink Strategy".

Admission is $40 per person, which includes 16 sample tickets for food and drink. A $9 option is also available for admission only.

The O'Deadleys will be performing live music during the festival as well.

Restaurant vendors scheduled to participate are The Albion Hotel, The Ashwood Bourbon Bar, The Black Dog Pub and Bistro, The Docks Restaurant & Bar, Drift Bayfield, as well as Goderich restaurants, Pat & Kevins on The Square and West Street Willys, Blyth’s Part II Bistro and Grand Bend’s Smackwater Jacks Restaurant.

Refreshment vendors on tap are Alton Estate Winery, Beaus Brewing, Black Donnelly Brewing, Maelstrom Winery, MacLeans Ales, Forked River Brewing, Raillway City Brewing, Toboggan Brewing & Whitewater Brewing.

Tickets are available on line at or by calling 519 263-3031. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended due to a limited number available.


Bayfield Urban Poling is offering a free six-week Urban Pole Walking Program starting May 17. Poles will be provided.

The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 Main Street Bayfield starting at 10 a.m.

Instructors will demonstrate the proper technique and go over the benefits of Urban Poling also known as Nordic Walking. This program is perfect for anyone who has never tried Urban Poling or anyone who has been away from it for awhile and would like to get back into it.

Regular Urban Pole Walking sessions continue on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

On Apr. 26 and May 5 a spring tune-up will be hosted. Instructors will be stressing proper technique before and during the regular walk.

New this year, on Wednesday’s at 9 a.m. a more challenging and longer walk of up to 10 KM (6 miles) will be offered.

Also new this year the Urban Poling group will partner with the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association on the fourth Thursday of the month to go on their walks.

Linda Reid, Nancy Arthur-Ische, Roberta Stemp, Lynn Girard, Pat Baker and Paula Letheren are the group’s instructors and they are excited to share these opportunities with the community.

Follow the group on Facebook at Bayfield Urban Poling.

Florence Nightingale

So just who was Florence Nightingale?

Those who attend the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) meeting on May 16 will have the opportunity to learn the answer to that question as speaker and author Lynn McDonald will share her vast knowledge of this historical figure at a special evening to be held at the Bayfield Town Hall.

Nightingale is remembered most as being the founder of modern nursing, and less well known for midwifery education, but she also left a broader unsung legacy as an environmentalist, social scientist, reformer, feminist, statistician and general force of nature.

Guest Speaker McDonald may be considered a force of nature in her own right. She has written the definitive 16 vol. “Collective Works of Florence Nightingale” and is a recipient of “The Order of Canada”. As a former MP, McDonald introduced the bill leading to banning smoking in public places and to regulation of tobacco advertising. Co-founder of “Just Earth” a coalition for Environmental Justice she continues her activities for truth, justice and the Canadian way.

The evening will begin at 7 p.m. and is free although donations would be appreciated.








Volume 7

There are countless photographs of people in the Bayfield Historical Society’s Archives collection, but sadly their names were never recorded. In this section we will showcase an image with the hopes that one of our subscribers might be able to identify the individual(s) in the photo. Please email your information to the Editor’s attention at the address listed near the bottom of the page in “Submissions” or you can email the archivist directly at or click on the image and make a comment on Flickr. 

Editor's Note: We are now adding the archive's code to the information supplied with the photographs so that if anyone would like to learn more from the Bayfield Archives about certain pictures they can use the code to make the process easier. 

This week, a lovely pastoral image that records indicate was taken on Woods’ Farm. (Archives Code: PB13 25b) 

PB13 25b Remember Me 355  

Make your on any image and it will take you to Flickr.



 PB13 20a Remember Me

In Issue 353, a photo from the collection of Lucy Woods-Diehl. Does anyone remember the people in the image? (Archives Code: PB13 20a)

The only person named in the records with the photo is R.C. Moore. Does anyone know which person he might be? A reader wrote in to say that the lady in the image is Elva Metcalfe. And Penny Johnstone wrote into say that the man in the middle of the image was her father, Dr. Grove Shepherd.


 PB13 21b Remember Me 354

In Issue 354, an older lady is captured in this lovely sun-lit image. Does anyone remember her? Records state she was Ann Druin. (Archives Code: PB13 21b)




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The Ashwood Inn

community comes together for renegades

Apr. 16 was a day for community and friendship when villagers rallied around Wayne McDougall and Paula Foley, (pictured on right) co-owners of Renegades Diner in Bayfield, whose restaurant was damaged do to a flooding incident following a severe storm on March 28. Pete Meades and Kirsten Harrett organized the fundraiser and held the event at the The Ashwood Inn. All the money generated from the sale of Steam Whistle Ale that day went to the cause.

Karen Ratcliffe (left) and Sandy Scotchmer (middle) were among the many people that visited The Ashwood Inn on a sunny Saturday afternoon to check out the myriad of items available at the Silent Auction.  


Luckily the weather cooperated and the silent auction was set up in the parking lot at The Ashwood. Bidders had lots to choose from including a handmade, train birdhouse donated by John Siertsema.

Sandy Scotchmer tests out a bench that was donated to the silent auction just prior to placing a bid.


Wayne McDougall (far right) enjoyed the music of ID IOTA during the fundraiser held for the restaurant he is co-owner of, Renegades Diner, on Saturday evening at The Ashwood Bourbon Bar.  

Dan Linklater, Dustin Goodall and Christian Lemay, along with drummer, Blair St. John (not pictured) comprise the band ID IOTA. They entertained a full house at The Ashwood Bourbon Bar during the fundraising event.  


 Following in the footsteps of such fundraising events as Band-Aid and Live-Aid, “Reneg-Aid” was held in Bayfield on Apr. 16. And the community showed their support raising a total of $10,000 to help the co-owners of Renegades Diner get their doors open again soon.

The severe weather that passed through the village on the morning of Mach 28 caused a series of unfortunate events to occur including damage to Renegades Diner that forced the restaurant to close for restoration.

Kirsten Harrett and Pete Meades decided that they should do something to help and they were a bit overwhelmed when their idea took off as it provided an outlet for both village residents and businesses, who also wanted to help, a way to contribute. The result was a silent auction with 100 items, a professional skateboard show by The Tidal Records Skate Team (held early afternoon in Agriculture Park) and four live bands performing from 5 p.m. on…The Pixo Control, Gnaeus, ID IOTA, and CONIKA.

“The Ashwood would like to send out a huge thank you to all local businesses and residents for your support for our Renegades Fundraiser. The generosity shown by the Village of Bayfield was overwhelming and we are so glad to be a part of this fantastic community. The village raised over $10,000 in donation money but the emotional support was priceless!” said Harrett.

McDougall and Foley wrote on the Diner’s Facebook Page, “We would like to say thank you to everyone who generously organized, donated and attended the fundraiser at The Ashwood Inn this past Saturday. The skateboarding show and bands were a lot of fun. Our favorite part of the day was getting to connect with people we haven't seen in three weeks. It has definitely renewed our spirits. We can't wait to reopen and start paying forward…”

All silent auction items are now at Renegades Diner and they are contacting the highest bidders to claim their prizes and arrange for pick up.

Paula Foley, co-owner of Renegades Diner, visited with people who dropped in to the fundraiser, including, Cal Scotchmer of Bayfield. About 100 items and services were contributed to the silent auction including an antique pine frame mirror donated by Ian and Maggie Dale.  

Gayle and Sheridyn Van Altena admire a piece of pottery created and donated by Paula Letheren.

Shannon Brennan and Jennifer Vanderkamp, both of Bayfield, take a closer look at some of the silent auction items.

John Pounder and Art McDougall engage in conversation while their wives bid on silent auction items.  






PIXILATED — image of the week


Fog in the Willows by Bonnie Sitter

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







Melody Falconer-Pounder


Nothing makes me happier than watching a full night of HGTV – I love watching other people’s home renovations, design and construction projects – and luckily I have a husband that will watch them with me.

I have never had the opportunity to really get into a home renovation, a lot of people would probably say that in itself is lucky, but the idea of getting to do more than just paint and put down flooring really appeals to me. So when I was asked to oversee the little kitchen reno at Camp Klahanie I got quite excited.

I enjoyed working with the carpenter, electricians and volunteers who helped bring our vision to life, and I, along with a couple other members of the Camp Klahanie Friends, have been working this week to get the kitchen organized, and spic and span as campers are coming very soon. I had my label maker out at the camp too to make labels so that we will have a proper place for everything and thus keep everything in its place. Okay, so one thing makes me happier than watching a full night of HGTV and that is getting to use my label maker!

We look forward to holding an Open House at the Camp when everything is ready for viewing, as there are lots of other projects going on as well. Hopefully mid-summer I will send out a personal invitation to you right here. Stay tuned! – Melody

Ideas and contributions to the Bayfield Breeze are always welcome.
Deadlines for submissions are Sundays at 4 p.m.

Please email me at or call 519-525-3830.


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