Bookmark and Share   Aug. 1, 2018   Vol. 10 Week 31 Issue 473

Fun Race time is here again

36032898620_f4cffa5703_kThe 32nd annual Pioneer Park Fun Race is set to go on Monday morning. Time to lace up those sneakers and join in this fundraiser for Pioneer Park. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

The Annual Pioneer Park 5 KM Fun Race is turning 32 and it's coming this Monday, Aug. 6. Participants can run, walk or wheel.

The entry fee remains at $5 per person. Canines are most welcome and encouraged. All proceeds go to Pioneer Park.

Registration will be held for one hour starting at 8:30 a.m. in the park.
Walkers depart at 9:30 a.m. and everyone else goes at 10 a.m. or shortly after.
Helmets are required by Provincial law for bikers under the age of 18 years.

Fans are also welcome and encouraged! Come for a coffee, see some old friends, meet some new ones and cheer on the racers.

The Fun Race has become a cherished community tradition - thanks to all the racers and the race crew who make this event happen every year. Time to start stretching!

Questions? Please contact Ann Laudenbach at 416 527-5898.

A little bit of farm and a whole lot of fun at the fair  

35889544313_525f19b02d_k4H events are a big part of Saturday at the fair. Participants at the South-Central Huron Dairy 4H Achievement Day start young in the judging circle and visitors to the fair on Aug. 16 will be able to see them in action. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

The 162nd Bayfield Community Fair will take place on Aug. 17-19 and things will kick off opening night with a rib dinner, country music performer, youth talent show and fireworks.

Day two will dawn with a parade, 4-H shows, Light and Friesian horse shows, a “Bubbleology” show, a dunk tank, mini tractor pull, face painting, sheep herding demonstrations, and a pig demonstration. Saturday night will feature an AC/DC tribute band known as “21 Gun Salute”.

Sunday will begin with a community church service under the tent and continues with miniature and heavy horse shows, a watermelon competition, face painting, and more sheep herding demonstrations.

Throughout the weekend the farm animal display will be open, the arena will be packed with exhibits, the discovery tent will be available to the young people, and a modern tractor will be there for all to see.

It is sure to be weekend packed with activities! For more information about the Bayfield Fair visit www.bayfield

opening night tickets available for Antique and Vintage Show  

28828162886_81dcca3e89_kLand & Ross Antiques, of Shakespeare, always have a very eye-catching display of furnishings at the Bayfield Antique and Vintage Show. This year visitors will be able to browse their offerings on Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11 only. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

Progress is a part of everything in life even a more than three decades old antique show! The 33rd annual show hosted by the members and friends of Trinity Anglican Church has a new name: the Bayfield Antique and Vintage Show and will be one day shorter this year.

Due to requests from vendors the show will be held on Friday and Saturday only, Aug. 10-11, at the Bayfield Arena.

Every newly monikered show deserves an Opening Night and one will be held on Friday from 6-9 p.m. This is the perfect time to mingle with dealers and enjoy some refreshments. Tickets for Opening Night purchased prior to Aug. 9 are $10 ($12 at the door). They are on sale now and can be reserved by calling 519 565-4102.Tickets are available at Brandon Hardware and JMR Collections on Main Street North.

In addition, visitors to the Opening Night should be on the lookout for models dressed in fashions of yesterday as part of a Vintage Clothing and Accessories Fashion Parade sponsored by JMR Collections on Main Street.

The fun of exploring through the antique and vintage items will continue into Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be $5.

As always, the fabulous Cafe will be open during show hours on Saturday when visitors can enjoy very reasonably priced sandwiches, sweets and cold beverages or coffee.

Proceeds from this event go toward Trinity Anglican Church’s needs and outreach.

Member of Al Gore's Corps to speak following film 


The powerful new movie “Truth to Power” by Al Gore is coming to the Bayfield Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 9. starting at 7:30.

Ten years after the” Inconvenient Truth” movie brought climate change into the forefront of mainstream culture, Nobel Prize winner Al Gore has created a sequel, “Truth to Power”, in which he continues the tireless fight to educate the next generation of climate champions. Eye-opening and alarming, this movie shows that while the stakes have never been higher, the solutions to the climate crisis are still within our reach.

Introducing the movie and facilitating the discussion afterwards will be Professor Tom Davis, of Fanshawe College. Davis was one of the keynote presenters last year in the successful Blue Bayfield Summit environmental conference. He has over 35 years of consulting, developing, project management and teaching experience in the environmental arena and is a LEED accredited professional with the Canadian Green Building Council. He was also personally trained by Al Gore and therefore is part of the Climate Reality Program Leadership Corps. This makes him the ideal person to help us understand the importance of the statements this movie makes about the looming climate crisis.

Be sure to mark your calendar and come to the once-only screening of this important movie. The film will commence at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. However, your donations at the door will help the co-sponsors, Blue Bayfield and Bayfield River Valley Trail Association, offset the costs of the event. Surplus funds will be used to further the objectives of Blue Bayfield, BRVTA and other local organizations supporting environmental initiatives.

Celtic Week begins with concert in village

rmr-0989Rant Maggie Rant  

Not only is “Rant Maggie Rant” performing live at the Bayfield Town Hall, courtesy of the Celtic Festival in Goderich, another incredible act has been added to the evening as “The Fitzgeralds” will also take the stage. Anyone who enjoys powerful Celtic music and championship step dancing are sure to enjoy this show to be held on Aug. 6.

5f719f_5c0043e32ac543449fc210d9ca4865fcThe Fitzgeralds

The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society Board of Directors is thrilled to announce this fabulous double billing after exciting discussions with our friends at the Celtic Festival. What a scoop for both the village and the patrons of the Celtic Festival!

“And, better still, you don’t have to pay any more than the $35 ticket price already listed for one band. Can you imagine the fun on stage if these two bands performed a melody or two together? The Town Hall will be rocking!” said Sandy Scotchmer, representing the town hall board.

Rant Maggie Rant embraces the time-honored styles of the music from seven Celtic Nations: Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and the lesser known Isle of Mann, and the Celtic regions of Galicia in Spain and Brittany in France, as well as Quebec and Canada’s East Coast, with each member bringing their individually unique influences to create an uplifting, infectious sound. They were the 2018 Jack Richardson Music Awards Winners for Traditional Folk/Roots.

The Fitzgeralds are a family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing siblings: Tom, Kerry and Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings from outside of Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley have come a long way from their small-town roots. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this is a unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing!

For tickets please contact: Sandy Scotchmer at 519 565-2830 or Mark Edmunds at 519 521-2994. Tickets are $35 or $40 at the door.


35863225344_a12fc0fa67_k Volunteers with the Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association are busy putting the plans for the Bayfield Community Fair Parade in place. The annual event will be held on Aug. 18 commencing at 11 a.m. The parade assembles at the corner of Main and Catherine Streets and heads towards the fairgrounds. Participants are requested to line up between 10-10:30 a.m. Organizers are currently seeking out owners of cars of distinction and antique tractors to join in the fun. To confirm a spot contact Bill Whetstone via email at or call 519 955-0682. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)


farmers' market 


Start the holiday weekend off with a visit to the Bayfield Farmers’ Market where the vendors have the very best of fresh, local and hand crafted.

RW Sharpening and Repair Services, will be at the market this Friday. Suzy Lankin will be ready to sharpen up dull blades. While clients wait, they can visit the Alton Farms Estate Winery booth where owner Marc Alton will help choose the perfect wine for the weekend. Visitors can also sample several varieties of artisan goat cheese from Great Lakes Goat Dairy. Plus, Huron Ridge Greenhouse expects to have their peaches available this week. Come early to avoid disappointment!

Aug. 3 will feature the usual lineup of outstanding vendors, offering the best of locally produced veggies, fruit, meat, bread, granola, wine, cider, artisan crafts and so much more! Don’t forget to enter the free draw for a chance to win a market bag filled with products from these generous vendors.

The Bayfield Farmers’ Market is held every Friday until Thanksgiving, 3-7 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.


Tommy Youngsteen and his band were a huge hit when they performed their tribute to Bruce Springsteen at the Bayfield Town Hall in May. Now they are coming back with their tribute to Tom Petty on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Tom Petty was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. He was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He was also a co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Tom Petty and Tommy Youngsteen fans will want to be sure to catch this concert! The doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. There will be a cash bar.

For tickets call Mark Edmunds at 519 521-2994, Sue Howell at 519.565-2551, or Pat Pal at 519 565-5340, or purchase them online at


Aug. 11 is the date set for the 2018 Pioneer Park Association (PPA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in Pioneer Park starting at 10 a.m.

In case of rain the meeting will move to the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on Municipal Road.

The draft minutes of the 2017 AGM are available to read at the Bayfield Public Library on Main Street North. They will also be available at the meeting.
People are reminded that they must a member of the PPA to vote at the AGM. For membership information, please contact Secretary Pattie MacDonald, via email at


On Aug. 12, the Sawmill Trail will be the location for a Foresters Walk.

All are welcome to join the BRVTA for a walk with ABCA Forester Ian Jean starting at 2 p.m. Jean is very knowledgeable about forestry and is an avid naturalist. People are encouraged to bring their tree and birding identification books along.

There will be a number of stops on the way as Jean shares his knowledge of nature on the Sawmill Trail, one of the BRVTA’s original trails. This is a Carolinian forest with interesting flora and fauna as well as having a rich historical component. The Sawmill Trail also faces the Bayfield River Flats Natural Area, offering a unique perspective.

This walk will take about two hours over 2 KMS at a Level 2 difficulty with one steep hill at the beginning and end.

Those who wish to take part are asked to meet at the Sawmill Trail head at 1:45 p.m. The hike leaders will be Roger Lewington, 519 565-2202; Chris and Pam Bowers, 519 525-8850.

Star Party 

August brings us the Perseid Meteor Shower. We will be hosting our August Star Party on Sunday Aug. 12, the peak of the Perseid's!

As well, the Milky Way should be glorious with its hundreds of star clusters, nebulae, and star forming regions.

The Perseid Party will be held at 9 p.m. at the Agricultural Park in Bayfield, weather and sky conditions permitting. If the conditions are not favourable it will be rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 13.

Visit for more details, locations and other times. Please reserve a spot on the Star Party page, so we can communicate with you in case the conditions are unfavorable or rescheduled.

If you have doubt on the status of the event or have questions please call Guy Spence at 519 868-6691 before the event.

Everyone is welcome to join us, with or without a telescope. There is no fee. If you are an amateur astronomer, please feel free to join in with your telescope at sundown.


FOBL_book_bag1 Friends of the Bayfield Library will be selling their new canvas Book Bag to carry home book purchases at the upcoming annual book sale. (Submitted photo)  

The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) will be holding their annual Book Sale at the Bayfield Public Library on the third weekend in August.

The times for the sale are: Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted of gently used, recent books, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles for children and adults at the library on Aug. 13-16 from 1-5 p.m. only.

Please note that encyclopedias, manuals, magazines and textbooks will not be accepted. Books that are moldy or have torn pages will also be declined.

FOBL will also be selling their new canvas Book Bag to carry home book purchases.

All monies raised from the sale of the books and book bag go towards supporting the library and community programs.

Commercial Book Dealers are asked not to make their purchases until Sunday at 1 p.m.

Full Moon Hike

Join members of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) at the pavilion in Clan Gregor Square on Aug. 26 for a walk under the light of the full moon.

Starting at 8 p.m. hike through the village to the edge of the woods at Sarnia Street and the official start of the Woodland Trail.

Once in the woods hikers will enjoy the beauty of the ravines, old pastures and glacial hills as they walk along old gravel quarry roads, lumber paths and deer trails.

The trail is approximately 5 KMs long and the difficulty is level 3. The hike will take approximately two hours. Please bring a head lamp or flashlight in the event that the special guest, the full moon is hidden by clouds.

The hike leader will be Roberta Stemp, 519 565-2777.


Knox Presbyterian Church will be the location for the ninth annual Kintail on the Road – Vacation Day Camp every Wednesday at the church during July and August.

Camp Kintail, the area Presbyterian Church camp, will offer a Christian based Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The very capable and well-trained young adult staff of Camp Kintail will lead the children in days of games, songs and faith. The camp will be for children who have completed JK up to Grade 6. The children are welcome to attend all the sessions or just one or two.

The camp will run from now until Aug. 22. The cost is $5 per child per day or $7 for two or more children. Lunch and snacks are provided.

For more information please call the church at 519 565-2913 and leave a message.


IMG_0633Ron Keys, representing the Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association (BACPA), recently accepted a cheque for $800 from Bonnie Baynham representing the Huron County Healthy Kids Program. The money will be put towards the Starter Hockey Equipment Packages Program for kids to be able to try hockey. (Submitted photo)  



zurich pulled together for country fair parade


“We all Pull Together” was the theme of the 154th Zurich Country Fair that was held on July 28-29. The following images are some highlights from the fair parade taken by Photographer Bonnie Sitter.





Maitland El Camino set for last weekend in september 

The Maitland Trail Association (MTA) is a charitable organization established in 1975 with the mission of maintaining and developing trails in the Maitland Valley for discovery and appreciation of the natural environment.

The MTA is pleased to announce the 2018 El Camino event. This year’s two-day, 49 KM hike along the Maitland Trail will take place over the weekend of Sept. 29-30. There are also opportunities for participants to complete shorter hikes for those who do not wish to hike the full 49 KM. Each year this challenging, family-friendly event attracts hikers from all across the province.

The hike begins in Auburn and follows the scenic, winding route of the Maitland River, finishing in beautiful Goderich, on the shores of Lake Huron.

Erinn Lawrie from the MTA’s Board of Directors said, “The lower Maitland River is an area of ecological significance, with many unique species that are rare provincially and even globally.”

Hikers on the Maitland Trail traverse wide rambling trails and challenging hills, hiking through towering forests, past farmland, river vistas and autumn meadows. Shuttles are provided to the starting point each day and along the route there are checkpoints where water and snacks are provided to hikers by enthusiastic volunteers.

A “Locavore” Supper will be held on the Saturday evening, featuring fresh local food by Sweet Love Eats, Firmly Rooted, Not So Naughty Hummus, and Red Cat Bakery.

“The supper is a chance to kick back and refuel after a successful hike, share stories, and meet other hiking enthusiasts from across the province,” said Lawrie.

Registration is now open at and spaces are filling up quickly. The cost for the two-day hike is $25 for adults and $10 for children, which includes shuttles, trail maps, water and snacks, and a souvenir badge upon completion. The Locavore Supper is $25. Registration closes Sept. 21, or when the registration cap is reached.

Visit the MTA’s website or contact for more information about this exciting event.




St. james' BBQ

Burgers, brats, fries, fudge and more are on the menu for the Community Barbecue being hosted by St. James’, Middleton on Aug. 4.

The barbecue will run from 4-7 p.m. at the church located at 77397 Tipperary Line at the corner of Bayfield Road. Take-outs will be available. Donations will be accepted in lieu of a set fee. 


The Bluewater Area Family Health Team will be holding a community information meeting on Aug. 16 and all are invited to attend.

The meeting will be held at the Zurich Community Complex starting at 7:30 p.m.

Topics of discussion will be physician recruitment, the expansion project and Ministry financing.

Municipal Election 

The upcoming municipal elections will be held on Oct. 22 and the opportunity for people to file to participate has now passed. The “unofficial" results regarding who will be running in Bluewater were posted on the Municipality of Bluewater’s website as of July 27. Acclaimed positions were made official on July 31. 

Running for Mayor: Incumbent Tyler Hessel versus Former Deputy Mayor Paul Klopp

Running for Deputy Mayor: Incumbent Jim Fergusson versus Former Mayor Bill Dowson

Council Seats:

  • Running in Stanley East Ward: Bob Montgomery versus Former councillor Peter Walden
  • Running in Stanley West Ward: Incumbent George Irvin versus Taylor Van Aaken
  • Running in Hay West Ward: Incumbent John Gillespie versus Alwyn Vanden Berg
  • Running in the Hensall Ward: Incumbent Marnie Hill versus Scott Harris
  • Acclaimed in Hay East: John Becker
  • Acclaimed in Bayfield Ward: Bill Whetstone
  • Acclaimed in Zurich Ward: Shawn LaPorte

Councilors not seeking re-election are: Stanley East Ward, Dave Roy and Zurich Ward, Janisse Zimmerman.

Barney Bentall 

The Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) will benefit from the bar proceeds of an upcoming concert organized by the folks at the Bayfield Concert Series, LP Productions. The money will go toward the fund for a new animal display and storage building at Agricultural Park.

Barney Bentall will be appearing live at the Bayfield Town Hall with guests Ryan Malcolm and Justin Evans on Aug. 16. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the music to start at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available now for $40 from Shop Bike Coffee Roasters and River Road Brewing and Hops in Bayfield as well as Ernie King Music in Goderich or online at


An upcoming Bone Health Workshop could help people make the necessary changes to live well with Osteoporosis. This four-week program is for those recently diagnosed with Osteopenia/Osteoporosis or those wanting preventative information.

Each week participants will hear from various health professionals to learn about Osteoporosis and the nutrition, exercise and medication that helps to prevent or slow it down.

The workshop will run on Tuesdays starting Sept. 11 until Oct. 2 from 1-3 p.m.
in the Bluewater Area Family Health Team (BAFHT) Community Room. A nutritious snack is provided.

Participants do not have to be a patient with BAFHT to attend. Interested people must register before attending by calling 519 236-4373 Ext 632.


The goal of CHAP is to promote cardiovascular health in the local community and to raise awareness about the importance of blood pressure monitoring. CHAP is a free service providing a reliable screen and follow up through a program based out of McMaster University. To learn more visit -

Trained volunteers will help participants measure their blood pressure and complete a heart and stroke risk profile. A copy of these results will be given to the participant and, with their permission, sent to their family physician if they are participating in the program.

The sessions run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, on the first Thursday of every month, at Pharmasave Michael's Pharmacy. (Please note date and time change.) First visits require an onsite registration.

Contact One Care for more information at 1-877-502-8277.


If you sing, dance, play an instrument or perform in other ways, and are between the ages of six and 21 then the Rise2Fame Youth Talent Search is looking for you. 

The Bayfield preliminary competition to the Western Fair Talent Search takes place on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Bayfield Community Fair, upstairs in the Bayfield Community Centre.

Junior competitions begin first at 7 p.m. with Youth competitions to follow. Check-in is at 6 p.m. This ensures that all registration documents are complete and that music can be lined up for the show. Be sure to read the rules very carefully online by visiting the website at Registration must be completed online on the Western Fair site before Aug. 8.

Winners go on to perform at the Western Fair – a 37-year tradition that has touched the lives of thousands of talented youngsters from across the province.

Contact Charles Kalbfleisch at 519 565-2244 or Willi Laurie via email or phone at 519 482-9265 for more information.







Volume 10;

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, we feature another traditional summer stop for many - Niagara Falls. Jack Kneeshaw poses in front of this natural wonder. Does anyone remember him? (Archives Code: PB12 2b)

PB12 2b Jack Kneeshaw 

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



PB10075 PC Mrs Agnes Metcalf 3 c1945 

In Issue 471, we feature another image of Agnes Metcalf at work on her art around 1945. Reprints of her watercolors can be found at the Bayfield Archives on Main Street. (Archives Code: PB10075 PC)



PB12 17A At the Laithwaite Farm 

In Issue 472, a traditional summer stop for visitors to the area for years has been the Laithwaite Farm on Hwy. 8 near Goderich to view the folkart sculptures. Does anyone recognize these folks? (Archives Code: PB12 17A)



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_MG_7086Over 36 hikers took part in the annual 7 KM hike along the Woodland Trail.

_MG_7088Those who have hiked the Woodland Trail were impressed with the changes and additional loops that have been recently created.

_MG_7089This hike is open to anyone who has hiked one or more of the routes on the Camino de Santiago or have future plans to do so.  

_MG_7091One of the many picturesque scenes along the Woodland Trail.  

_MG_7093On Sunday, July 29, a pilgrim hike was led by hike leaders from the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA), including, Chris Bowers (far left), to mark St. James Day. 


On Sunday, July 29, a pilgrim hike was led by hike leaders from the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) to mark St James Day.

The Camino Pilgrims, of London, were guests on the Woodland Trail, where those who have already hiked it were impressed with the changes and additional loops recently created. There were 36 hikers present to enjoy the 7 KM hike.

Members from the London group have either hiked one or more of the routes on the Camino de Santiago or have future plans to do so. This pilgrimage can be very powerful for those who chose to take the plunge and challenge themselves both physically and spiritually.

Following the morning hike, everyone was invited to John and Ana Thompson’s house to enjoy a bowl of Spanish soup and bread. After filling up with soup it was time for another walk, since that is what pilgrims love to do. This was a slightly shorter walk, a yellow arrow walk, through town with a stop at Trinity Anglican Church for well wishes to past and future pilgrims. Everyone enjoyed the much-needed lemonade and water at the home of Pat McDougall and Sheila Sully. The walk ended again at the Thompson’s home where the number in attendance climbed to 65!

Hikers were treated to an amazing potluck feast featuring many traditional Spanish and Portuguese dishes. Pilgrims seem to know how to both cook and eat food! Many stories and inspirational words were shared during the meal. Organizers would like to pass on many thanks to all who contributed.

_MG_7106Following the morning hike, everyone was invited to John and Ana Thompson’s house to enjoy a bowl of Spanish soup and bread as tradition dictates.

_MG_7107 In the afternoon hikers enjoyed a slightly shorter walk, a yellow arrow walk, through town with a stop at Trinity Anglican Church for well wishes to past and future pilgrims.

_MG_7101The trail took hikers along ravines, old pastures and glacial hills as they walked along old gravel quarry roads, lumber paths and deer trails.



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Fishers’ Reflection

Fishers’ Reflection...By Vreni Beeler

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


On July 18, Issue 471, I shared the story of the four cats at The Turner Gallery in Bayfield who were looking for their “furever” families. I am pleased to share that one of these painted felines was “adopted” on July 27. Did I forget to mention these cats are not the sit in your lap kind but rather works of art that hang on your wall? Probably an important point to make especially for those who may be allergic.

These zany cats are the creations of Artist Andrew Lewis who is the featured artist at The Turner Gallery this summer. The whimsically delightful Zoe is the first cat to find a home and as a result a donation to the Bayfield Forgotten Felines TNR program will be given.

That leaves three little kittens (well, not so little actually, the paintings are 36”X36”) looking for a home. But if you’d like to help out the Main Street feral cat colony and enjoy some art on a smaller scale there are smaller 12” x 12” prints of the paintings available too. These smaller images are sold individually or in a set and a percentage of those sales will also go to the Forgotten Felines. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday until Sept. 1.

Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines – forgotten no more – thanks to folks like artist Andrew Lewis and the owners of The Turner Gallery: Brad Turner and Jessica Petelle! – 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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