autumn plantings to be made along Bayfield Terrace
BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER
The air over Bayfield will soon be clearer thanks to the effort of the Bayfield Tree Project as it is said that when a tree grows to 25 feet they can provide oxygen for up to four people.
And with 70 new plantings taking place along Bayfield’s Heritage Trail this year a lot of people will be able to take in some very deep breaths in the years to come.
The Bayfield Tree Project is in the midst of final preparations for their autumn planting. In keeping with their plans to plant along the trail that falls within the village limits, 42 trees will be planted on Bayfield Terrace this month.
Sugar Tyme Crab Apple
The plantings selected for Bayfield Terrace will include Lindens and Green Mountain Sugar Maples with Sugar Tyme Crab Apples on the street side where there are wires.
In mid-May, the project broke ground with 28 trees being planted along Louisa Street. For the Louisa Street
planting two species of trees were used. On the East side of the street Sunset Red Maple was planted and on the West side, where there are overhead wires, Paul’s Scarlett Hawthorne, a shorter tree, was selected for planting. The Maple is a vibrant red in Autumn while the Hawthorne blooms with vibrant pink flowers in the Spring.
The Bayfield Tree Project has gratefully received funds from several groups including the following corporations: TD, Friends of the Environment; the Ministry of Natural Resources, Municipality of Bluewater and Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative. In addition local volunteer groups have been very supportive of the project including: Bayfield and Area Horticultural Society, Bayfield Lions’ Club, Bayfield Millennial Conservation Trust and the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA). Many private donors have also contributed to the project.
Green Mountain Sugar Maple
In addition to the plantings, the Bayfield Tree Project has established the “Acknowledgement Board” which appears in the window of the Bayfield Archives on Main Street. To augment the project’s overall profile they have a “web page” which should be operating soon.
Anyone who would like to make a contribution to the project will receive a tax receipt for donations of $20 or more. Cheques should be made payable to the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Foundation with Bayfield Tree Project written on the memo line. A donation of $150 to $200 will purchase a tree. Cheques can be mailed to PO Box 164, Bayfield, ON, N0M 1G0.
The Bayfield Tree Project is under the umbrella of the BRVTA and they are under the umbrella of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA).
Village Calendar features photographs by local talent
The Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled the result of their second calendar project created to not only raise funds for the chamber but community groups and merchants as well.
The 2012 Bayfield Calendar features photography by Jack Pal, Cate Cuerden, Dianne Brandon, Kristyn Watterworth, Maggie Brennan and Gary Lloyd-Rees.
2011 marked the first calendar initiative and it is reported that this unique reminder of the heritage village on a Great Lake was sent to family and friends around the world.
The calendar is now available for purchase for $10 and would make a great holiday or customer appreciation gift. They are available from many merchants on Bayfield’s Main Street, as well as some community and church groups.
reserve a piece of history now
In the summer of 2010 the former Goderich Twp., now apart of the Municipality of Central Huron, celebrated its 175th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion local historian, Alison Lobb decided to compile a book about the families living in the township.
This Goderich Township Families 2010 publication is almost ready to go to the printers and orders are currently being taken.
According to Lobb, who is acting as editor for the project, 125 family stories have been included, almost all with a color family photo. There are also photo sections on both the 1-5-0 and the 175th Township Celebrations. Plus a section called “Do you remember?” should bring back memories of years gone by. Included are reports on a chivaree, the storm of 1971, one-room schools, the Walt Disney Wagon and more.
The book currently stands at over 175 pages and will cost $60. Books ordered before November 15 will be available before Christmas with pick up set for early December.
“I am only ordering enough books to cover the reserve orders”, said Lobb. Therefore she is encouraging people to reserve a copy, to do so email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
harris featured speaker at library friends meeting
For many people the Bayfield Library is the hub of the community. These people have recently united as The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL).
The FOBL has been created to promote the library as essential to the community’s quality of life. As enthusiastic supporters, FOBL intends to enhance the profile of the Bayfield Library and to advocate for library services and programs.
In keeping with their mandate the FOBL will hold an information meeting on Oct. 25 entitled, "Tomorrows Library Today - more than just books".
The evening will feature guest speaker Professor Roma Harris, a widely published academic, who over her multifaceted career has investigated the radical structural changes taking place in libraries with the implementation of new technologies. Dr. Harris was the vice Provost for Academic Programs and Registrar at University of Western Ontario until 2008 and has since returned to teaching and writing. She currently teaches at UWO and has a home in Bayfield. She is president of the Bayfield Tree Project and the Friends of the Bayfield Library and is a Past President of the Bayfield Ratepayers Association.
The event will be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building starting at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. Refreshments will also be served.
To become a member of the FOBL, please send an email to email@example.com or call Clair at 519-565-2135.
A retirement party is being held for Joe Perlement and you are invited. It is to be held at The Bayfield Town Hall on Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Perlement will be celebrating his long awaited retirement from Bayfield River Pearls, a thriving, award winning company that he established over twenty years ago. His family and friends invite you to celebrate and join in the fun!
This retirement party will also provide an unique fundraising opportunity for the Bayfield Town Hall. Those who wish to attend the “Black Pearl Murder Mystery Dinner” should be quick to get a ticket for the evening that shall include a three-course dinner and a cash bar. Tickets are $35 and are available now from Pat Langley 519 565-2894 or Judy Keightley 519 565-4515.
big band dance
On the evening of Oct. 22, the Bayfield Town Hall will be transformed into a nightclub complete with cocktail style tables and a large wooden dance floor for the annual appearance by the Festival City Big Band.
Based in Stratford, this 17 piece band of very talented musicians has been entertaining audiences since 1995 with a wide range of music including swing-era standards, contemporary jazz charts, Latin numbers and more. Plus the vocals of Cathy Whalen and Chris Adair are a treat for the ears.
“The acoustics in the hall are exceptional and the ambience cannot be duplicated,” said Pat Langley, one of the event organizers.
An opportunity for dancing will be offered from 9 p.m. to midnight. A light lunch will be served and it is a cash bar. Tickets are available now for $20 by calling Charlie Kalbfleisch at 519 565-2244 or Langley at 519 565-2894 or visit ticketscene.ca.
This event is generously sponsored by OLG.
Got milk? Bayfield Guiding has the cookies.
The chocolatey mint Girl Guide Cookies are back for a limited time this autumn. They are selling now for $4 a box and are available from Bayfield Guiding members or at the Bayfield Village Inn.
Profits from the cookies are used to support the girls in their varied activities and to subsidize outings.
It is Flu shot season once again. The Bluewater Area Family Health Team will be holding three Influenza Clinics within the municipality with Bayfield’s being held on Nov. 2 at Trinity Anglican Church.
The church is located at 10 Keith Crescent and the clinic will be open from 4-6 p.m.
Clinics will also be held in Dashwood and Zurich for those people who can’t attend the Bayfield one.
The Zion Lutheran Church Hall will be the location for the Dashwood Clinic on Oct. 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. The Zurich Medical Centre will also host a clinic on Nov. 9 from 4-6 p.m.
Those people receiving the shot are asked to wear a top with sleeves that will roll up easily and also bring their OHIP Health Card.
The Bayfield Historical Society’s featured speaker for this month’s Speakers Series is Director Duncan McGregor. He will speak about the challenges and rewards of local theatre productions.
The event will be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Duncan has extensive experience as a professional theatre director, most recently directing the widely lauded summer production of Narcisse written by Paul Ciufo and staged in the nearby community of St. Joseph.
In recent years, he has undertaken other projects at the Goderich Little Theatre, including, “Dr. Barnardo’s Children” and “Betty Bylorski Finds a Home” both very popular historical epics with big casts including a large number of children. Duncan also dramatized and directed Tim Cumming’s “The Tiger’s Lion”, a story about Tiger Dunlop and “On Convoy” another Ciufo penned play.
John Kuntz and Lynda Woodward were the high scorers when the Wednesday Evening Bridge Club met at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on Oct. 12.
The club will meet next on Oct. 26. The cards will be dealt starting at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
When was the last time your child had their teddy bear’s vision tested? Regular eye examinations are an important part of your child’s eye health and if the appointment would be made easier with teddy by their side then Main Street Optometric in Bayfield welcome them as well. And in the process your child’s school can benefit too.
October is Vision Health Month, and to promote healthy vision and overall well-being Main Street Optometric has started a new program involving local schools. For the month of October they are hosting the “Teddy Bear Check-Up,” where local children are encouraged to bring in their favorite teddy bear with them for a complete eye-exam. To promote healthy eyes and learning, Main Street Optometric is going to donate $10 per child to their respective school's library, as vision is involved in 80 per cent of all learning.
In the province of Ontario children under the age of 19 years are covered annually under OHIP, so this program runs at no expense to parents or schools. Teddy Bears are tested free of charge; limit one teddy per child.
Please call 519 565-2300 to book an appointment with Dr. Rich Samuell.