In Issue 176, "phew!" that was quite the weekend, with so much going on this issue is simply overflowing with photos - so many in fact we have not one but two slideshows. On Friday and Saturday exuberance for the start of the Christmas season bubbled up and over in the village but then on Sunday we all paused and shared in a few minutes of sombre reflection to remember those individuals who gave, and continue to give, of themselves so that we might be free to celebrate, how we observed Remembra
Issue 175, believe it or not there are only 47 more days until Christmas, so unless you enjoy the last minute rushing around, this weekend's Christmas in Bayfield should provide the perfect opportunity to get into the spirit of the season. And in our photo story, we share ways to enhance your festive decor with a tour through the houses that participated in the Bayfield Optimist Club's Homes for the Holiday tour on Nov. 3-4.
In Issue 174, the weather outside is frightful...appropriate perhaps for this Halloween Day (see our photo story section). But once the winds of Hurricane Sandy subside we can join many in the community who have begun their initial preparations for the upcoming Christmas season by taking in the Homes for the Holiday tour this weekend, collect some ideas on how to decorate, and then order a handmade wreath for your front door from the Bayfield Agricultural Society.
In Issue 173, we are introduced to the new pastors at the Church on the Way and in our photo story section the Optimist Club of Bayfield's upcoming Homes for the Holiday tour has us thinking about, dare I even write it, the festive season! Yes folks, just two months from today and it is Christmas Eve.
In Issue 172, a plethora of activities for autumn are here for the reading this week...so search around for your spectacles and enjoy the scroll! In our photo story, we take a closer look at something "fishy" that went on at the Bayfield River this past weekend.
In Issue 171, looking at this week's headlines one can plainly see that Bayfield and surrounds are a healthy and vibrant place to live. Our residents are proud to promote active living and wellness opportunities as well as the arts, culture and heritage. And it is a community in which all ages can thrive as evidenced by a refreshing idea put forth by the local Optimist Club for subscribers to rally behind - a Splash Pad for Bayfield!
In Issue 170, fabulous fall activities are highlighted and all of them will lead us outside to enjoy physical activity in the midst of some blissfully nice autumn weather. We look back on the Bannockburn Fall Hike Day and the Bike Tour for Local Health Care in our photo stories with more hiking and some fishing still on the horizon. Oh, and then there is that great physical activity coming up on the weekend known as carving the turkey. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
In Issue 169, trails and trees it is hard to have one without the other, both are at the forefront of this issue as the annual hiking celebration at Bannockburn Conservation Area will be held this Sunday and the keepers of the Bayfield River Valley Trail system remind everyone that there is no better place to view the coming fall colors than in the heart of our local forests. In our photo story, Bayfield Guiding families take part in a reforestation project at the heavily damaged Maitland Cemete
In Issue 168, autumn is an excellent time to get out and enjoy the outdoors and luckily we have a lot of wonderful nature to explore right here in our own backyard. The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority and their volunteer partners are offering opportunities to do just that in the coming weeks as well as educating people on how to preserve our good fortune for future generations to enjoy. One such volunteer partner, the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association had people using the trails fo
In Issue 167, it's an exciting week in the village as the nominees for three awards sponsored by the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) are announced. The awards will be presented at the chamber's AGM on Sept. 17. And in our photo story, we take a closer look at the images used in a BACC project - the Bayfield 2013 Calendar.
In Issue 166, with the flipping of the calendar to September it is back to routine for many - exercise classes, service clubs, social groups and sports teams will all soon reconvene - it is also a time for learning with a photo lecture and TEDx event coming up fast. But before we head off to our fall meetings and activities let's take a look at summer's last "hurrah" in our photo story.
In Issue 165, yep, it's almost here...Labour Day Weekend. We refuse to make any references to the end of summer, but the village is invited to celebrate with the Bayfield Optimist Club at “Open Mic” in Clan Gregor Square on Sept. 2, with music, crafts for kids and a barbecue, it will be a welcome distraction for the family just a couple days before school reconvenes. And in our photo story, we take a stroll back in time with the Bayfield Historical Society...
In Issue 164, from Aug. 17-19 the village was a buzz with all things agriculture as the 156th Bayfield Fall Fair was celebrated, so it is only fitting that this week's Bayfield Breeze is jam packed with fall fair follow-up!
In Issue 163, we start to look ahead to some opportunities for learning with events like TEDx and a special PCoB lecture on photography planned for September. But don't worry school's not back in session just yet - in fact there is still plenty of time for summertime fun, after all, Fall Fair weekend is almost here. And in our photo story, we take a peek at the wonderful world of antiques...
In Issue 162, we are reminded that August is the month when many anticipated events happen in the village - the 27th Bayfield Antique Show and Sale is this weekend, followed by the 156th Bayfield Fall Fair and then the second Yesterday's Bayfield, well, hey, traditions have to start somewhere, don't they? And in our photo story, we take a closer look at a traditional event that is lots of fun for the whole family - the Pioneer Park Fun Run, Walk and Roll!
In Issue 161, the Olympics may be happening across the pond but here in Bayfield we have the 5 KM Fun Run, Rock and Roll to look forward to this coming long weekend. Pioneer Park the gold medal winner of this fundraising event. In our photo story, we find a seat in the shade and soak up the atmosphere at the latest "Music at the Barn" concert.
In Issue 160, there are lots of opportunities coming up to get out and enjoy this fabulous summer from pole walking with friends, to exploring a trail with members of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association. And of course with sunny skies and very warm temperatures there is no better place to head after a brisk walk then Bayfield's Blue Flag Beach...we find out about the many ways people are having fun on the water in this week's photo story.
In Issue 159, we appear to feature everything but the kitchen sink...no wait, chances are you could have found one of those at the Pioneer Park Rummage Sale visited in one of our photo stories. There are three photo stories in this issue - if anyone happens to be counting. Yes, folks it is the dog days of summer and with all the stuff to see and do around here only the canines will be catching some "ZZZs" in the shade.
In Issue 158, we cruise into summer with a look back at this past weekend's Vettefest and look forward to shopping for bargains at the upcoming Pioneer Park Rummage Sale. In our photo story, we color outside the lines at the Bayfield Optimist Club's annual Play Day.
Issue 157, Summer is in full bloom with seasonal staples like Vettefest, the Bayfield Optimist's Play Day and the Firemen's Breakfast scheduled for this coming weekend. In our photo story, we take a close look at some summer blooms when members of the Photography Club of Bayfield share their talents in Macro Photography after a visit to Huron Ridge Acres. Oh, and you can wish the Bayfield Breeze a Happy Birthday, as we mark our third anniversary with this publication.
In Issue 156, the official start to summer vacations begins this weekend as the calendar turns to July 1st. Canada Day doesn't pass by unnoticed in Bayfield with a church barbecue plus an outdoor concert followed by a movie under the stars at Pioneer Park. All excellent ways to celebrate this nation's 145th birthday. In our photo story, we take a closer look at one of Canada's most iconic symbols - the RCMP Musical Ride.
In Issue 155, we learn why the Municipality of Bluewater's earning of two Blue Flags for the Bayfield Main Beach and the Bluewater Marina is such a coup for the community. In our photo story, we get a scoop of chocolate mint gelato (in a sugar cone!) and head down Bayfield's Main Beach soaking up the rays and the artsy atmosphere that was evident everywhere during the 10th annual Sail and Canvas Festival organized by the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce.
In Issue 154, we anticipate the 10th annual Sail and Canvas event organized by the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce, if you've ever wanted to get in touch with your artistic side the village will be the place to do just that June 16-17. And in our photo story, we try to keep up with a large number of people on the run...
In Issue 153, men, women and their canine besties take to the streets to raise funds for the Purina Walk for Dog Guides organized by the Bayfield Lions' Club and one little pooch entertains the folks who checked out the vintage bikes that took up residency in Clan Gregor Square on Sunday. In our photo story, we go back to school, virtually!
In Issue 152, guest writer, Ken Larone, takes a look at "For the Love of Bayfield" the new village history penned by Dave Gillians and unsale now at The Bayfield Archives - okay, so that is a shameless plug for the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS). But the BHS certainly deserves the publicity as they continually strive to bring our history to life for both residents and visitors. In fact they did just that last week with their most recent dramatic presentation, "A Woman at War: The Maud Stirlin
In Issue 151, well if the Victoria Day Weekend was any indicator Bayfield could be in for a long, hot summer, the perfect excuse to take in some of the fabulously cool entertainment opportunities noted this week. In our photo story, we take a leisurely stroll down the South Pier to watch the equally unhurried duck race hosted by the Optimist Club of Bayfield.
In Issue 150, the village is alive with the sound of music!! Sorry, couldn't resist but just look at the headlines and you'll probably agree there is music being created everywhere from the town hall stage to Pioneer Park! And now is the perfect time of year to get out and indulge your musical palette. In our photo story, we head down Orchard Line for a greenhouse tour with Jentje Steenbeek of Stonefield Garden Centre and Market Ltd.
In Issue 149, we skip lunch in recognition of Hunger Awareness Week. In our photo story, we see how our youngest citizens dug in to help the future tree canopy in Bayfield.
In Issue 148, May has always been the month when spring flowers burst on to the scene and so it is appropriate that we share stories from both the Bayfield Garden Club and the Bayfield Tree Project this week. And in our photo story, we take a stroll around the Bayfield Lions' Club's 15th Annual Home and Garden Show.
In Issue 147, lots of headlines in this week's issue offering up all the details of village events for the month of May. We're a very busy little town! In our photo story, we visit with a variety of exhibitors at the Bayfield Historical Society's annual Collector Exhibition and Show.
In Issue 146, the number of events planned in the coming weeks would certainly indicate that Spring is well underway. Just this weekend alone you can play some cards, go to a concert, attend a book signing, shop at a book sale and check out some eclectic collections. In our photo story, we take a closer look at a year round fitness activity known locally as Pole Walking.
In Issue 145, anticipation grows over some traditional April events like the Bayfield Lions' Home and Garden Show and the Bayfield Historical Society's Collectors Exhibition. In our photo story, we tip toe through the Easter Eggs at Clan Gregor Square.
In Issue 144, we attend a workshop for Municipal Heritage Committees to learn more about their role in the community and we anticipate Sunday's Easter Egg Hunt in Clan Gregor Square. In our photo story, we pick up a racquet and a shuttlecock to try our hand at badminton. Happy Easter everyone!
In Issue 143, learn how, thanks to a local connection, Bayfield and area residents can view a new documentary just days prior to its premiere at the United Nations. And in our photo story, we head out in the backyard to feed the birds.
In Issue 142, conservation, revitalization and heritage are the key words in this week's issue of the Bayfield Breeze and things get hot, hot, hot in our photo story with spicy chlli being served up on a warm winter's day!
In Issue 141, annual events appear on the pages of the Bayfield Breeze like harbingers of Spring; in our photo story the editor goes looking for even more tangible signs of the season's changing and she finds them at Huron Ridge Acres.
In Issue 140, we share a cup of coffee with Rev. Dr. Wayne Malott, Bishop's Vicar at Trinity Anglican Church and St. James', Middleton and in our photo story we go on a tour of Main Street Optometric with local Sparks, Brownies and Guides.
In Issue 139, we leap toward the many activities and events scheduled for the month of March. And in our photo story, we attend an award ceremony hosted by the Bluewater Heritage Committee and Mayor Bill Dowson to recognize local achievements in heritage conservation.
In Issue 138 we take a look at the weekend just past through photographs, yes, Bayfield put the “Family” into the Family Day Weekend with so many events organized with families in mind there were many more reasons to get out in the cold, crisp air then to stay at home on the comfy couch.
In Issue 137, we learn who will be honored for their good works in preserving local heritage at a recognition ceremony coming up on Feb. 26 and we anticipate all the fabulous events being planned for this weekend's Family Day festivities. In our photo story, we spend some time at the Bayfield Town Hall where on Saturday night the 1940s were celebrated through song and dance.
In Issue 136, February has us feeling a bit domestic with a feature on two quilting clubs that meet locally and in our photo story we get out the food processor, cutting board and rolling pin to assist in making some quick and easy appetizers.
Issue 135, we look forward to Family Day and beyond. We don't need a Groundhog to tell us spring is on its way. There are tell tale signs in this week's Bayfield Breeze with articles on both blooms and bikes. In our photo story, we join Dr. Dean Nisbett on his world travels aboard the sailing vessel, "Necessity".
In Issue 134, anticipation builds for all the fun family-friendly events planned in the village for the Family Day Weekend, read on to learn more. And in our photo story we join members of the Photography Club of Bayfield as they explore Main Beach, camera and tripod at the ready. See the beach in winter like you've never seen it before - through a macro lens or two.
In Issue 133, we look back with fondness on an area business that provided fresh fruits, veggies and flowers to the community for thirty years. And in our photo story, we join Dave and Lynne Gillians on a sailing "crisis"...sorry...we meant to type "adventure".
In Issue 132, we learn just how the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association's volunteers came to create the 65-foot bridge that now graces Mavis' Trail and then we go for a walk across it with a hundred or so other hiking enthusiasts. And in our photo story we take a last look at 2011.
• Bridge Construction shows strength in volunteers
• Come Explore the Varna Trails
• Three winners in draw for a thousand dollars in shopping
• A retrospective of village happenings from May 11 to Aug. 24: "Breeze" more than just community bulletin board
In Issue 130, we look ahead to a new season of Take Time Programs which are organized to offer village residents some respite from the winter blues and we look back on the year that was - this week a review of Jan. 19 to May 4.
In Issue 129, with preparations winding down for this weekend's Christmas celebration we take a look ahead at some activities planned in the New Year. And for our photo story, we go home for Christmas in story and song. Happy Holidays everyone!
In Issue 128, we learn about an event being held this Sunday to raise funds and donations for two food banks including Bayfield's own "Feed My Sheep". In our photo story, we keep our elbows off the table and our napkin in our lap because it's Breakfast with Santa time!
In Issue 127, the holiday calendar is filling up fast with traditional events like Breakfast with Santa and the Candlelight Cantata just a few days away and if you've still some gifts to purchase read closely, many organizations are offering some unique gift ideas as well as some inspired ways to help those facing difficulty this holiday season. And in our photo story, we take part in the Bayfield Lions' Club's Annual Christmas Turkey Bingo.
In Issue 126, preparations for Christmas continue with some traditional events like Turkey Bingo and Breakfast with Santa now visible on the calendar and some new family traditions being established like a special book reading to raise money for local food banks...learn more in our current issue. Plus ever wish you could jump on a freighter and take a voyage on the upper Great Lakes? Well, Phil and Ilse Gemeinhardt got to do just that and Phil shares their experience in this week's photo story.
In Issue 125, there seems to be a consistent theme running through this week's issue - the season of giving - many organizations are offering some unique gift ideas as well as some inspired ways to help those facing difficulty this holiday season. And in our photo story, at the dawn of First Advent we take a walk down Main Street with members of the Photography Club of Bayfield and look at all the pretty lights.
In Issue 124, we look back on the whirlwind weekend that kick starts the holiday season in this village every year, yes folks, Christmas has begun in Bayfield!
In Issue 123, preparations are in full swing as Christmas begins in Bayfield this coming weekend, it will soon be time to dust off the Santa hat and head to the tree lighting and parade the perfect incentive to get into the festive spirit. In our photo story, we attend the village Remembrance Day Service held on Nov. 6 and pay homage to those individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
In Issue 122, we learn the results of the Community in Blooms Provincial Competition in which Bluewater participated for the second consecutive year and in our photo story we investigate a murder over dinner at the Bayfield Town Hall.
In Issue 121, we visit the Archives Room on Main Street to see how it has been transformed into an even more welcoming place to learn about local history and in our photo story we flip through some of the pages of the newly released Bayfield Calendar for 2012.
In Issue 120, we find ourselves in the heart of autumn with fall tree plantings beginning and BACC calendar sales a harbinger of the new year ahead. In our photo story we take a closer look at a true Bayfield fall tradition - the Rainbow Trout Derby.
In Issue 119, we prepare our fishing lures for the Bayfield Lions' Club's Rainbow Trout Derby. And in our photo story, we visit some of the residents of the Bayfield Mews, an adult retirement community that is on the grow at the south end of the village.
In Issue 118, Thanksgiving Weekend is nearly upon us and don't we have much in this community to be thankful for! This week we follow up on a very busy weekend just past including a mini-photo story on the Celebration of First Nations as well as a photo story on the Festival of Fitness and Art in Bayfield. Special thanks to our guest photographers Maggie Brennen and Dennis Pal for covering these events.
Issue 117, we dare anyone to say they are bored at any point this coming weekend with the Festival of Fitness and Art, the Celebration of First Nations and the Bayfield Optimist's "Bids 4 Kids" Auction all being within the confines of Friday to Sunday. Get out and enjoy!!
In Issue 116, autumn officially arrives this week and so does the start of fall activities and fundraisers. Read all about the goings on in this week's Bayfield Breeze. And in our photo story we take a closer look at an annual event that this year proved to be a resounding success - the Terry Fox Run
In Issue 115, lace up your sneakers for it is time to get running with events such as this weekend's Terry Fox Run and the upcoming Festival of Fitness and Art in Bayfield. In the photo story, we learn more about this Festival and get a sneak preview at some of the art being auction off during "Breastworks".
In Issue 114, with September comes a return to routine but there are plenty of activities planned in the Bayfield area to prevent anyone from getting bored. Read all about them in this week's Bayfield Breeze. For our photo story, we visit the Bayfield Anglers Association's Rainbow Trout hatchery on release day!
In Issue 113, we learn about the many ways you can contribute to Goderich Tornado Relief. In our photo story, we go on a year end adventure with Bayfield Guiding - lions, and tigers and bears - oh, my!
In Issue 112, we will always remember where we were on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at 4 p.m. - our hearts go out to our neighbors to the north. And in our photo stories, a look back on the 155th Bayfield Fall Fair.
In Issue 111, the Bayfield Fall Fair is set for this weekend, and both visitors and residents alike, won't want to miss a minute of it . Where are the best spots to view the parade? What time is the sheep show? What amusements will be offered?All these questions and others are answered in this week's edition of the Bayfield Breeze. In our photo story, we take a stroll through the booths at the Country Flea Market offered on Sundays in Agriculture Park.
In Issue 110, we learn about some fun ways kids can fill their summer days by attending an extreme adventure day camp and we begin the countdown to the Bayfield Fall Fair. In our photo story, we do a little shopping at the Bayfield Antiques Show and Sale.
In Issue 109, the calendar page may have turned to August but there is still plenty of summer fun left in the village, check out this week's Bayfield Breeze for all the details. And in our photo story, lace up your sneakers and fasten your helmet, we're heading to Pioneer Park for the annual 5 KM Fun Run, Walk & Roll.
In Issue 108, we are introduced to new business owner, Jim Miller of Bluewater Huron Home Inspection; and in our photo story we look at early Bayfield through the eyes of an artist at the turn of the 20th century.
In Issue 107, we take a closer look at the proposed plan for the Bayfield Public Library and in our photo story we visit Clan Gregor Square for a stroll through the Thunderbirds.
In Issue 106, so how many lines did you find yourself in this past weekend? The line for the Rummage Sale, the line for the Firemen's Breakfast, the line for face painting, the line of corvettes? Bayfield could have been Disney World North on Friday and Saturday - but like a Disney ride - the wait was worth it - the bargains were aplenty, the breakfast was appetizing, the face painting stellar and the corvettes just plain fun. Learn all about these many happenings in this week's issue.
In Issue 105, Summer is in full gear with nine can't miss events happening in the village between Friday night and Sunday morning! It is a jammed pack weekend of summer fun and you can read all about it in this week's issue. For our photo story, we visit the Bayfield International Croquet Club and learn a little about the club's rich history.
In Issue 104, we raise the Blue Flag over the Main Beach and Bluewater Marina. In our photo story, we reveal the homes and buildings featured in our 100th Issue Celebration Contest. Coincidently, a number of these places are on the historic walking tours that begin for the summer season on Saturday morning.
In Issue 103, summer is here and no place is it more evident than in the listing of upcoming village events many of which are featured in this week's issue. In our photo story, we celebrate the arrival of the warm and sunny season with a stroll down Main Street for the Sail and Canvas Festival.
Issue 102, we anticipate this weekend's Sail and Canvas Festival - a sure sign that summer is less than a week away. In our photo story, we lace up our sneakers for the third annual Safe Harbour Run.
In Issue 101, as the temperatures warm up and the sun bursts through the clouds the village is buzzing with activity including festivals for music, art and authors. There is something for everyone - even the dogs, as noted in this week's photo story.
In Issue 100 - yes, Issue 100! To celebrate this milestone scroll down to the usual home of Pixilated for a fun contest that will have you scouring the village studying century old architecture. And in our photo story, we go to court this week to retry a century old murder as the Bayfield Historical Society presented the play, Murder at the Albion Hotel: The Retrial of Fred Elliott.
In Issue 99, visitors and locals alike better never grumble that there is nothing to do in Bayfield in the spring! There is plenty to fill any social calendar. Learn more about upcoming live theatre productions, films, barbecues, dinners, concerts, golf tournaments and motorcycle rallies in this week's Bayfield Breeze. And in our photo story, check out all the highlights of the Duck Race hosted by the Bayfield Optimist Club this past weekend.
In Issue 98, we remember two very special contributors to village life and in our photo story, we join in the celebration as The Bayfield Tree Project breaks ground.
In Issue 97, there is plenty on the village calendar and now is the time to start planning from a variety of evening entertainments - will it be a musical concert or a theatrical production? Why not both! In our photo story, we take a look at some of the antics from the Bayfield Optimist Club's Ladies Night fundraiser.
In Issue 96, the village is springing back to life with a myriad of activities scheduled for the next few weeks. Read further for all the details. In our photo story, we tour the Home and Garden show that took over the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre this past weekend.
In Issue 95, Spring is here, albeit not temperature wise but that isn't stopping the fever of activities going on in the village in the next little while. Read all about them in this week's issue. Plus check out a rite of Spring in our photo story - the annual Easter Egg hunt was captured in pictures.
In Issue 94, we look forward in anticipation to the Easter Weekend, area church congregations are ready to rejoice and area youngsters are ready to head out on a traditional chocolate hunt or two. In our photo story, we learn that people collect the darndest things and they are passionate about it!
In Issue 93, we learn about the rites of spring in the village with information about such activities as the Historical Society's Collectors Exhibition and Show that is set for this weekend. In our photo story, we join members of Bayfield Guiding in cleaning up the neighborhood.
In Issue 92, we learn what two local students are doing to help reduce our carbon foot print through science; and we are introduced to The Bayfield Tree Project.
In Issue 91, guest writer, Sarah Koopmans, shares details on an encounter she had with singer, Hannah Georgas, at the Bayfield Town Hall. In our feature story, Coach Steve Schroeder tells us all about the last game leading to the BCH Pee Wee Rep Ice Dogs OMHA Championship Title.
In Issue 90, we look forward to the Bayfield Historical Society's 11th annual Collector's Show and Exhibition. Plus we feature a former Bayfield resident, who is running toward a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma.
In Issue 89, we learn first hand about one man's experiences during the earthquake in Japan thanks to the generosity of his parent's who live locally and were willing to share his compelling words with us. In our photo story, we indulge in a few spoonfuls of chili and all the fun surrounding the annual Bayfield Optimist Club's Chili Cook-off.
In Issue 88, we look forward to some upcoming local events which are true harbingers of spring: the chili cook-off, canoe rally, Earth Hour concert and soccer registration are all highlighted. In our photo story, we visit the Bayfield Community Centre to see first hand how some local residents have been working to stay in shape over the winter months.
In Issue 87, we learn about a grant for local safe drinking water projects available through our local conservation authorities and in our photo story we buy a ticket for "A Night at the Movies" as presented by the members of the Bayfield Figure Skating Club.
In Issue 86, after much anticipation Soups On, Bayfield happened on Sunday and it was a resounding success with 20 entries and 200 eager taste-testers! Learn more in this week's photo story. And in our news section, closet and emerging artists are invited to take part in an exhibition at the Goderich Co-operative Gallery; many Bayfield area artists often display their work there - and they say, the more the merrier!
In Issue 84, we get a sneak peek at the much anticipated awards to be given out at Soups On, Bayfield to be held this Sunday. And in our photo story, we leaf through the pages of a book written by one of the last Bayfield residents to exhibit the true pioneer spirit, Harry Baker.
In Issue 84, if you're looking for something different to do to celebrate Valentines' Day the BRVTA invites you to consider a snowshoe outing on Feb. 13; an activity that is not only good for your sweetheart but your heart as well. In our photo story, we venture down to the Main Beach area so that summer folks and snowbirds can see what they are missing out on - we're frozen in February!
In Issue 83, we look forward to community events being planned for the Family Day long weekend, dust off the snowshoes and ice skates and then after the exercise head to the town hall for some soup sampling. Sounds like a great way to celebrate family! In our photo story, more than 40 people got a head start on the exercise this past weekend when they strapped on their snowshoes and headed out on the Varna Nature Trails with the BRVTA.
In Issue 82, we take a look at the many opportunities for village residents to stay warm during the coldest days of January. And in our feature story, we hear some extraordinary stories from Ken Larone regarding his newspaper career.
In Issue 81, we look forward to sleigh rides and snowshoeing, two delights that only winter can bring! And for our photo story we travel to Patagonia and Antarctica by camera.
In Issue 80, we learn about a number of events being planned in the next few weeks to help combat the winter blahs; there are informative lectures, snowshoe walks and even an opportunity to indulge in a good, hot bowl of soup - check out the Bayfield Breeze for all the details. In our photo story we take one last look at 2010...
In Issue 79, we celebrate with a local wedding photographer who has been recognized nationally and prepare to take time for a trip to Antartica and Patagonia. In our photo story, we look back on spring and summer 2010.
In Issue 78, we look ahead to a new season of Take Time Programs which are organized to offer village residents some respite from the winter doldrums and we look back on the year that was - this week a review of Jan. 13 to Apr. 28
In Issue 77, the stocking are hung, the parcels are wrapped, the last bauble has been placed on the tree, everything is ready for a very white Christmas in Bayfield...get a sneak peek in this week's photo story.
In Issue 76, it has been a difficult week for traveling with snow squalls blanketing the community and many events have been either canceled or rescheduled, check out this week's issue to see what is happening when. The Bayfield Optimist's managed to squeeze their Breakfast with Santa in between squalls and a record number of people trekked through the slush to attend...see how the children enjoyed the party in our photo story!
In Issue 75, we look forward to the Optimist Club's Breakfast with Santa and the Bayfield Lion's Clubs rescheduled Turkey Bingo. In our photo story, we take a look at the first snow fall of Winter 2010-11.
In Issue 74, we learn about ways folks can support various causes this holiday season from Down's Syndrome to Alzheimers. In our photo story, Bayfield Historical Society President Dave Gillians takes us out on the lake to experience an autumn gale.
In Issue 73, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, on these pages at least, with Christmas concerts, gift ideas, and special events all scheduled to help make your yuletide merry. This week the Bayfield Breeze editor had the pleasure of sitting down with Sharon Chuter, recently retired General Manager of Tuckersmith Communications Co-Operative, to learn about her remarkable 36 year career with the company.
In Issue 72, we celebrate all things Christmas with record shattering attendance at both the Friday night tree lighting ceremony and the Santa Claus Parade in our photo stories...plus amidst all that celebrating our thoughts turn to those who will need assistance in making the holiday season merry and bright - learn how you can help by supporting the Huron County Christmas Bureau.
In Issue 71, we look forward to the many activities planned for Christmas in Bayfield this coming weekend punctuated, of course, by the tree lighting celebration on Friday night and the Santa Claus parade on Saturday. This week a double bill - two photo stories! Our annual Remembrance Day services are profiled as well as the Bayfield Optimist Club's Homes for the Holiday tour.
In Issue 70, the Bayfield Historical Society is casting auditions for a theatre production of local historical significance and the Optimist Club is readying for their third Homes for the Holiday tour this coming weekend. Guest columnist Dave Gillians share stories of local veterans in our photo story...at the going down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember them.
In Issue 69, we look forward to the Bayfield Optimist Club's Homes for the Holiday tour on Nov. 6-7. And in our photo story we take a stroll down Main Street as part of the recent Heritage Walk. Plus the results are in for the Municipal Election held on Oct. 25!
IN ISSUE 43, just as the autumn leaves turn color thoughts begin to turn to the fast approaching holiday season - the Bayfield Agricultural Society is now taking orders for wreaths and the Bayfield Optimist Club will soon host a tour of village homes decorated by area merchants for the holidays - check out this week's issue for more information. And in our photo story, we head down to the Bayfield River to see if those Rainbow Trout were biting this weekend during the Bayfield Lions' Club's 32nd
In Issue 67, fall entertainment abounds in the village with guided hikes, dances, concerts and author visits as well as opportunities to learn about healthier lifestyles - there is something for both mind and body. In our photo story, we join in a hike along the Woodland Trail and breathe in the fresh crisp autumn air.
In Issue 66, there seems to be a plethora of online voting contests at the moment and a couple of them feature prominently in the lives of both current and former residents of the area, therefore they are looking to "home" for support; learn more in this issue. And for our photo story we take a closer look at another event that owed much of its success to an online voting contest as well - Communitrees.
In Issue 65, we pick up a scraper and start to work on improvements to the exterior of the Bayfield Archives Building. For our photo story, we visit the Carriage Lane subdivision park for the unveiling of a bench and tree in memory of a very special neighbor.
In Issue 64, we look forward to some autumn events which focus on arts, culture and heritage - including this weekend's Communitrees event. In our photo story, we follow the participants of the village's 2nd annual Terry Fox Run as they make their way along the Heritage and Sawmill Trails raising funds for cancer research.
In issue 63, we prepare our running shoes for the 2nd annual BRVTA’s Terry Fox Run, in honor of the 30th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope. In our photo story section, guest writer, Dave Gillians, president of the Bayfield Historical Society, takes a look back through the village archives to explore Bayfield’s evolution through governance.
In Issue 62, its that time of year again! Time to get back to the fall routine and you can find out when your favorite clubs and organizations are reconvening on the pages of the Bayfield Breeze. In our photo story, we go on a field trip with the members of the Bayfield Historical Society as they tour the "Made in Bayfield" exhibit at the Huron County Museum in Goderich. It is there that you can learn all about the intricacies of the life's work of craftsman, Johann Gemeinhardt.
In Issue 61, we invite all the village artistic types to get involved in a fundraising initiative happening in Goderich; you can transform a piece of slate into a work of art for a good cause! Read all about it. And for our photo story we go back in time to the Bayfield of yesterday and visit with some extraordinary characters.
In Issue 60, share in the insights of Peter Johnson, cereal specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, who offers his perspective on "You are What You Eat" at a Taste of Huron Food for Thought dinner. In our photo stories, yes stories, we take in several of the highlights of both the parade and activities offered as part of the 154th Bayfield Fall Fair.
in Issue 59, we celebrate the bounty of the harvest at this weekend's 154th Bayfield Fall Fair and we sample seasonal goodness at a variety of events which encompass the Taste of Huron Culinary Festival. We also explore Bayfield's connection with Cambodia and recognize an individual's achievement in promoting peace in that country.
In Issue 58 the countdown is on! There are just nine days left until the 154th Bayfield Fall Fair - time to get your handicrafts finished and vegetable displays planned out! In our photo story we celebrate 25 years with the Bayfield Antique Show and Sale sponsored by Trinity Anglican Church with a visit to the gala opening evening.
In Issue 57, we learn some skills in art, skateboarding and cycling at an Extreme Outdoor Adventure Day Camp being offered to youth by two local businesses this summer. We also discover that Giant Hogweed is a plant best left unpicked. For our photo story we cross the finish line at the 24th annual Pioneer Park 5 KM Race.
In Issue 56, we learn that the fate of the Osage Orange trees located just south of the village on Hwy. 21 has been determined by the MTO and we give a sampling of what is to come at the Taste of Huron culinary event. For our photo story, we get a hair cut for a good cause!
In Issue 55, we take a drive around the block in Peter Westwood’s 1969 Citroen Dyane, a car whose history is as unique as its look. In our photo story, we take in the Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild Quilt Show and are held rapt by the beauty created by some very talented quilters.
In Issue 54, see what was happening in the village on July 9 and 10 - Vettefest, Bayfield Optimist Play Day and the 63rd Annual Pioneer Park Rummage Sale - kept visitors and local residents busy, busy, busy. It's summer in Bayfield folks!
In Issue 53, we cut the ribbon on the Bayfield Town Hall’s new look. In lieu of a photo story this week, guest writer, Dave Gillians pays tribute to a village treasure – Lucy Woods Diehl.
In Issue 52, we learn how one Bayfield woman is helping troubled youth experience tranquility through yoga and meditation. We also look forward to Friday’s hoisting of Blue Flags to fly over our Bayfield Beach and Marina. For our photo story, we discover all the do’s and don’ts to riding our bicycles safely this summer.
In Issue 51, we read of one man’s grateful account of a recent rescue performed by Bayfield’s Emergency Services. And we take a stroll down Main Street, and walk over to the harbor, to capture in photos the character of the Sail and Canvas Festival, sponsored by the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce.
In Issue 50, we learn about a local playwright whose one-woman show is being performed at the upcoming London Fringe Festival. For our photo story, we find out why more than 300 people were running around the village streets early Sunday morning. Oh, and let’s not forget this weekend’s Sail and Canvas Festival. Discover all that is scheduled for this salute to our marine heritage in this week’s issue!
In Issue 49, we learn that June is festival month in Bayfield…this weekend brings the second weekend installment of the Bayfield Festival of Song, the following week the Sail and Canvas Festival will launch us into summer and then on the final weekend of June The Village Bookshop will host the Bayfield Writers’ Festival. In our photo story, we delight in the antics of man’s best friend at the Bayfield Lions’ Club’s 22nd Walk for Dog Guides
In Issue 48, we enjoy a cup of coffee at the recent Mayor’s Breakfast hosted by the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce and for our photo story we go for a stroll on the Sawmill Trail, the newest loop in the Bayfield River Valley Trail system.
In Issue 47, we’re all about dogs and ducks. Learn how you can participate in the upcoming Bayfield Lions’ Club’s Walk for Dog Guides and in our photo story, watch the evolution of a Duck Race when the Bayfield Optimist Club drops 300 of the rubber variety into the Bayfield River.
In Issue 21, we check out all the fun that was had during the Bayfield Optimist Club’s Ladies’ Night held on May 7. For our photo story, we travel to Toronto’s Ontario Place with the membership of Bayfield Guiding to join in the 100th anniversary celebrations of Guiding in Canada.
In Issue 45, we learn that appearances can be deceiving; a fascinating history emerges amidst a cluster of trees at the edge of Hwy. 21. And we check out the latest in spring and summer fashions at the BACC Luncheon and Fashion Show.
In Issue 44, we announce the schedule for the fourth annual Bayfield Festival of Song, music lovers are sure to delight in the program. The festival will run over the first two weeks in June. And for our photo story, we go on a stroll through the village looking for signs of spring. It proved to be a rather easy assignment. Enjoy!
In Issue 43, we visit TE-EM Farms and chat with Ted Vanderwouden about his new practice of using beneficial bugs to combat insects that threaten the health of the plants growing in the greenhouse. In our photo story, thoughts turn to gardening and decorating as we tour the 13th annual Bayfield Lions’ Club’s Home and Garden Show
In Issue 42, we look forward to the Bayfield Lions’ Club’s 13th annual Home and Garden Show. In our photo story, we learn about the passion of collecting from the exhibitors at the Bayfield Historical Society’s 10th annual Collector Exhibition.
In issue 41, we meet Dr. Richard Samuell, who recently opened Mainstreet Optometric at 25 Main Street. He is looking forward to seeing new patients. Pun intended! For our photo story, we take a stroll down Main Street with Wendy Shearer, landscape architect, and imagine what the newly updated Main Street Revitalization Plan will look like when completed.
In Issue 40, we look back on the life of Tom Penhale. We also visit the Bayfield Diners’ Club for a very special luncheon. In our photo story, we study the various techniques used by youngsters while hunting for Easter Eggs.
In Issue 39, we travel down Main Street for our photo story to see what progress is being made in installing the village water line. And we await with great anticipation the annual Easter Egg Hunt to take place this coming Sunday afternoon; there is nothing like 21 kilograms of chocolate to elicit some excitement. Happy Easter everyone!
In Issue 38, we catch up on the village’s hot topics with the Bayfield Ratepayer’s Association. This week our photo story is a sweet one as we are off to visit the Schilbe Sugar Shack with members of Bayfield Guiding.
In Issue 37, we learn how one family, whose youngest child is dealing with an illness, is trying to give back by holding a Crafts for Cancer Drive. See how you can help. In our photo story, we start March Break off on a fun note with members of the Bayfield Optimist Club.
n Issue 36, we go onboard T.H.E. Bus to explore a terrific county resource that young families, home daycares and even grandparents in the local community can take advantage of for a very reasonable fee. We also strategize with the winner of a two-minute shopping spree at Bayfield Foodland.
In Issue 35, our photo story transports us to the wilds of a jungle where we see giant insects, brightly colored birds and big cats…all this tropical excitement without ever leaving the heart of Bayfield, yes, it’s time for the annual Bayfield Figure Skating Carnival.
In Issue 34, we learn about what healthy eating opportunities are available through the Huron Good Food Box Program. In our photo story, we take a winter’s walk through the woods with members of Bayfield Guiding.
In Issue 33, Johanna Steegstra shares her experiences on her long-anticipated return trip to Haiti. The Bayfield woman, and five others, volunteered at the Children of the Promise Infant Home from Jan. 24 to 31. They transported with them a large amount of cash as well as eleven bags filled with supplies donated by local citizens, churches, hospitals and businesses. See first hand where these donations went in our photo story…
In Issue 32, the community came together for the benefit of Haiti this past weekend with two very successful fundraisers being held, one of them, Skate and Donate for Haiti Relief, was organized by Grade 6 students at Huron Centennial School; it comprises this week’s photo story…
In Issue 31, we learn about two opportunities being offered by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority; residents can name their local creek in a contest and/or nominate a local person for Conservationist of the Year. And Historical Society President, Dave Gillians, shows us how inventive local people were when the harsh winters of old caused them to be more self-sufficient
In Issue 30, we highlight the next three installments of the Take Time in 2010 series. And Historical Society President, Dave Gillians, takes us back to a time when each February harvesting the ice on the Bayfield River was a local industry.
In Issue 29, the week past was quite eventful both on the world and local scenes. People are rallying at home and abroad to help the people of Haiti who fell victim to a very powerful earthquake on Jan. 12. Closer to home a devastating fire destroyed the Clinton location of The Salvation Army Thrift Store, Food Bank and Family Services. We look at how our subscribers can help. Our photo story section is devoted to story telling – we invited our subscribers to tell us their winter weather anecdo
In Issue 28, we look at the ways people deal with the slower pace that the winter season affords them…watching a movie, the Bayfield Film Society and the Bayfield Optimist Club are offering opportunities to escape through cinema; learning and sharing, both the Bayfield Historical Society and the local churches are providing people the chance to do both with their upcoming luncheon and Take Time in 2010. Of course, sometimes it is better to embrace winter rather than to hide from it, as this week
In Issue 27, we take a stroll around the village using the newly released Bayfield Historic Walking Tour booklet as our guide. Be sure to wear your toque – it’s chilly out there! In our photo story, we make a return visit to the weeks between Sept. 28 and Dec. 16. Happy New Year one and all!
In Issue 26, we are introduced to Take Time in 2010, a program being hosted by Bayfield’s four local churches for January and February. It is designed to provide a social and sharing time with neighbors and friends to help fight off the winter blahs for at least one afternoon a week. In our photo story, we look back at the early days of the Bayfield Breeze. Part One is an indulgent retrospective of July to Sept. Well, don’t we all get a little nostalgic at the end of a year? Here is to a happy a
In issue 25 we visit with fifty orphans in Cap-Hatien, Haiti through the eyes of registered nurse and volunteer Johanna Steegstra and we honor these children at a Haiti Baby Shower hosted by another Bayfield resident, Judith Higgs. For our photo story, we head out on a cold winter’s night to see how our neighbors have chosen to celebrate the season of light. Happy Christmas to all our Bayfield Breeze subscribers!
In Issue 24, we’re tracking Santa on his various activities through the village. On Dec. 9 he helped the members of Bayfield Guiding recognize their members’ achievements at an Enrolment and Lady Baden Powell Night. And then Dec. 12, he toured the area with members of the Bayfield Lions’ Club on their annual visits to octogenarians in the community. Finally, on Dec. 13 he was the guest of honor (and our photo story) at Breakfast with Santa hosted by the Bayfield Optimist Club.
In Issue 23, we visit with Michael Ibrahim, pharmacist and owner of Pharmasave Michael’s Pharmacy in Bayfield. He recently earned the title, Rookie of the Year at the 2009 Commitment to Care and Service Awards. We travel with Peter Keightley as he makes an adventurous trek across the Atlantic in a sailboat. And closer to home we experience a Turkey Bingo – it wouldn’t be Christmas without this fundraising fete organized by the Bayfield Lions’ Club.
In Issue 22, our salute to volunteers continues. This week we recognize three men from the Bayfield Agricultural Society who were recently honored with Life Memberships to the organization. Our photo story is a retrospective on the work of the community’s youth oriented service club the Bayfield Optimists, who currently celebrating a milestone anniversary.
In Issue 21, we visit the Bayfield Fire Hall with young members of Bayfield Guiding and we anticipate the Bayfield and Area Fire Department’s upcoming annual food drive. In our photo story, we take a closer look at the Nativity placed in Clan Gregor Square and tell the latest chapter in the history behind this display.
In Issue 20, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…well, except for the sunny skies and warm temperatures. The village had the best weather ever for the Christmas in Bayfield Weekend celebrations and people came out in droves for both the tree lighting and Santa Claus Parade. These two events comprise our photo story for this week. We also learn about the many ways we can help make Christmas brighter for those less fortunate in our community.
In Issue 19, on this Remembrance Day, we reflect on the village’s history as it relates to war; we salute our veterans, our fallen heroes and our current peace keepers, and we remember…for without their sacrifices we would not enjoy the freedom that allows us to be able to anticipate such events as Christmas in Bayfield which will be held this weekend, Nov. 13-15.
In Issue 18, we feature the biggest story in Bayfield Breeze history – well, okay maybe not, but it is definitely the tallest and the heaviest. The Municipality of Bluewater’s Bayfield Water Tower was hoisted on the afternoon of Oct. 21 and in case you weren’t among the spectators gathered to watch it first hand, we have the story in pictures. Also of note this week are the latest fundraisers for both the Bayfield Town Hall and Optimist Club…
In Issue 17, we visit with Sherrie Garton, owner of Harry’s Bar Restaurant as she prepares to close the doors on this iconic business. We join the congregation and several in the community who came together to ring Trinity’s church bell for climate change and in our photo story we light a fire in the Bayfield Town Hall as area Girl Guides celebrate their 100th with a provincial campfire. Okay…no need to sound the alarm…the fire was pretend…
In Issue 16, we learn how the congregation of Trinity Anglican Church is supporting the fight against climate change as well as making the festive season brighter by sending gifts to children living in poverty. We are invited to join in the singing at the upcoming campfire hosted by Bayfield Guiding. And for our photo story we put up the “Gone Fishing” sign and head out to the Bayfield River…
In Issue 15, we discover what plant will be sprouting up all along the Heritage Trail come Spring and we look forward to the upcoming Rainbow Trout Derby organized by the Bayfield Lions’ Club. For our photo story, we venture out and about to witness autumn in the village…
In Issue 14, we discover that the Bayfield and Area Horticultural Society is in need of a new president, a big band is coming to the Bayfield Town Hall, it's nearly time to make the Christmas wreaths and two area creeks are just that much healthier due to some volunteer efforts. Plus in our photo story we share in a celebration of Canadian Aboriginal culture as drummers and dancers performed amongst the fallen leaves in Clan Gregor Square.
In Issue 13, history is explored both on land and water. Author Paul Carroll offers us a look at his subject of choice: maritime history, while local archivist, Ralph Laviolette shares some of the terrific preservation work he and volunteers are doing at the Bayfield Archives Room. Plus updates on a Writer’s Circle, the Trout Derby, and local fundraisers for valued organizations…it must be fall in the village…a very busy time indeed.
In Issue 12, we are invited to take a walk in the woods as the 36th annual Bannockburn Fall Hike is fast approaching. And we join in the festivities at the recent launch party for the Centenary Celebration Calendar 1910-2010 created by the members of Bayfield and Clinton Guiding. These calendars will be sold across mid-western Ontario and we get the first look at the cover!
In Issue 11, we examine one of the special occasions that draw families to our heritage village on a Great Lake – the family reunion. We also extend an invitation to a launch party for the Bayfield and Clinton Guiding movement’s 100th anniversary project. And in our photo story we share in the success of the first annual Terry Fox Run, Walk and Bike…
In Issue 10, we go on a Beary Festive Year End Adventure with the girls of Bayfield Guiding. We also look forward to the upcoming Terry Fox Run now just days away. And we head to the beach for a look at how some very lucky people got to spend a part of their Labour Day Weekend…
In Issue 9, we look at many upcoming fall and winter activities in the village. Now is the time to sign up for Nordic Pole Walking or Bayfield Guiding. We also look forward to the upcoming Terry Fox Run in just two weeks time and celebrate the generosity of United Communities Credit Union. We have two photo stories this week as we visit the Taste of Huron Village Market and examine the architectural highlights of the annual Picnic Table Pyramid.
In Issue Eight, we continue on a Hero Holiday to the Dominican Republic, with local youth Genelle Reid. This is the second in a two part series, in Issue Seven we talked with Reid's traveling companion on the trip, Natalie Klaver. This week our photo story takes us to Camp Klahanie, our local Girl Guide Camp, where members of the 1st Bayfield Sparks, Brownies and Guides enjoyed challenges that took them to both hot and cold climates via their imaginations...
In Issue Seven, we travel on a Hero Holiday to the Dominican Republic, with local youth Natalie Klaver. This is the first in a two part series, in a future issue we will visit with her companion on the trip, Genelle Reid. We also explore the many aspects of the upcoming Taste of Huron Culinary Festival, a large number of the scheduled events take place in the village or surrounding area. And as this past weekend marked our 153rd Bayfield Fall Fair, our photo story takes us to the Wild West…
In Issue Six, we anticipate the arrival of the weekend and the 153rd Bayfield Fall Fair…and in our photo story we go behind the scenes at the recent Bayfield Antique Show and Sale, hosted by Trinity Anglican Church, to see first hand just how much time and energy the antique dealers put into their displays for the show.
In Issue Five, we look back on a hundred years of looking forward – visiting the recent anniversary party held in honor of Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative. And we have some fun with our photo story of people walking, running, rollerblading and cycling…whether it was on wheels or on foot the people came out for the 23rd annual Fun Run for Pioneer Park.
In Issue Four, we make a return visit to the Middle East for the second in a two part series. We follow a woman, with local connections, who recently returned to Canada after working as a tour leader in Egypt and Jordan. Last week we learned about
It is time for the latest issue of the Bayfield Breeze, the village’s online news source. In Issue Three, we travel to the Middle East for the first in a two part series. We follow a woman, with local connections, who recently returned to Canada after working as a tour leader in Egypt and Jordan. This week the focus is on her work experiences...
Issue Two takes you behind the scenes of the 62nd annual Pioneer Park Rummage Sale….
The Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce has enlisted former Clinton News-Record correspondent, Melody Falconer-Pounder, to pen the weekly column and Dennis Pal will act as Web Publisher. The site is designed to be the voice of the village and will rely on submissions and ideas from the local community to make it a success.
In Issue 177, with just 33 days until Christmas a few long range planners may be thinking about their shopping list - there are several community organizations happy to supply some gift ideas and many are shared in the Bayfield Breeze this week. In our photo story, we take part in a unique family Christmas event as The Glee Sisters recently brought the tale of a gingerbread cookie to life for a full house at the Bayfield Town Hall.
In Issue 179, we visit with Vanessa and Steve Walker who have decorated their Bayfield home in pink to create awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research. In our photo story, we try our luck at the Bayfield Lions' Club's annual Turkey Bingo.
In Issue 178, find out why our editor has the tune to "The Little Drummer Boy" stuck in her head by reading the article about Juno Award Winner Meaghan Smith. There is even more music in our photo story as we visit a workshop offered by church musician and composer, Ron Klusmeier during his stop in Bayfield on Nov. 25 as part of his “Canada Wide Tour of a Lifetime”. Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum!
In Issue 180, we learn about a new opportunity for Bayfield and area residents to get more in touch with their artistic side by learning the old world art of calligraphy. And in our photo story, we work up an appetite behind the lens at the Optimist Club of Bayfield's seventh annual Breakfast with Santa.
In Issue 181, with less than two weeks left in 2012, many subscribers may be looking for some fresh opportunities in the New Year, the possibilities abound in this week's installment. And in our photo story section, we learn how the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association membership are looking to continue to improve the quality of not just their trail systems but the Bayfield River Watershed as well.
Issue 182, on this Boxing Day 2012 the Bayfield Breeze offers subscribers a number of ways to think outside the box in the New Year...there are courses in calligraphy, photography and bridge, plus classes in yoga and Tai Chi. And in our photo story, we get an early look at the Bayfield Library Complex - all that's missing is the boxes of books. And they will be unpacked soon as the library is set to open for regular hours on Jan. 7.
In Issue 183, on this the second day of the New Year, we discover much to keep us occupied over the course of the long winter - no excuses to be bored in January in this village - pick up your calligraphy pen, dust off your yoga poses, strap on your snowshoes, compose your camera, perfect your hockey cheer - possibilities abound. And for our photo story we get a little nostalgic for the year just past in our first of three photo retrospectives on 2012.
In Issue 184, we learn what two talented Bayfield residents are to be recognized for their contribution to the arts by being made Members of the Order of Canada! And in our Photo Story we continue our look back on the happenings of 2012.
In Issue 194, we learn about a new business that hopes to put Bayfield on the map as a destination for wellness tourism. In our photo story, we experience the deep freeze at Icecultures Inc. in Hensall. The perfect way to celebrate the first day of Spring!
In Issue 194, we learn about a new business that hopes to put Bayfield on the map as a destination for wellness tourism. In our photo story, we experience the deep freeze at Icecultures Inc. in Hensall. The perfect way to celebrate the first day of Spring!
In Issue 193, we note that the days are growing longer and fresh shoots can be seen rising from the soil - can it really, nearly be Spring? With thoughts turning to Easter Egg Hunts, the Sail and Canvas Festival as well as the 2014 village calendar - it most certainly must be. In truth it is just one week away (March 20)! And in our photo story it is all fun and games as we head to the Huron County Museum to play awhile...
In Issue 191, as promised we continue our Family Day Weekend coverage with a closer look at the activities held on Sunday, Feb. 17...and we reveal all the official results of Soups On 2013, just in case rumors were swirling around with the snowflakes...
In Issue 190, grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles all converged on Bayfield this weekend, with their favorite youngsters in hand, to take part in the many events organized to celebrate Family Day. In fact there was so many activities planned we're splitting coverage over two issues. We begin with a look at events from Friday night and Saturday with sneak peeks into what happened on Sunday...more to come in Issue 191.
In Issue 189, Family Day weekend is almost here and there is no excuse to stay at home with lots of fun planned by various village groups for, well, the whole family to enjoy!! In our photo story, we give a standing ovation to our young local skaters as they put forth a stellar annual carnival when Broadway came to Bayfield on Feb.
In Issue 188, we anticipate a lot of fun in the shortest month of the year - with events like the Bayfield Skating Club's annual carnival, Bayfield Reads and the Town Hall's Cabaret all on the horizon there is much to do between squalls - let's hope the weather cooperates! And in our photo story, we let the wine breathe with local sommelier, Darren Erb.
In Issue 187, "the power of community at work" is evident in the photos of The Village Bookshops big move this past Jan. 12 and it too can be seen in the images from Saturday's Hockey Night in Bayfield. There is no better time than the start of a New Year to celebrate a little hometown pride and this village has it in spades!
In Issue 185, are you ready to strap on the snowshoes or lace up the hiking boots (depending on the weather) to head out with members of the BRVTA on Sunday's annual hike on Mavis' Trail? If fun in the cold isn't your cup of tea - maybe a travelogue is - Dean Nisbett's tales of sailing along the "Turquoise Coast" are sure to warm things up at the Historical Society's AGM to be held on Monday afternoon. In our photo story - memories of late summer and autumn in our final retrospective of village
In Issue 186, if you don't have plans for Family Day Weekend better mark the calendar to be in Bayfield, there is a lot of fun scheduled and we're told more still to be announced. In our photo story, we learn about some missing Main Street history thanks to the efforts of two women who share the story of their grandparents Arthur and Irene Brisson and the legacy they left behind.
In Issue 196, spring seems to be teasing us with flurries in the forecast still but Bayfield and area folks are resilient and they are keeping calm and carrying on with the events that the season brings as well as looking forward to more activities in the months ahead. In our photo story we hop on by the annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Optimist Club of Bayfield.
In Issue 197, spring is sprouting in the village with the addition of 10 newly planted trees at the Bayfield Town Hall and prizes cropping up daily for the Bayfield Historical Society's annual Collector Show and Exhibition - see the list at the Bayfield Archives for details. And in the photo story section, we learn the latest in the campaign to create a Splash Pad in Clan Gregor Square - the color is rising on that thermometer in the park.
In Issue 204, we visit Thorndale Farm, home of the Black Soil CSA, owned by Jesse Baird to learn how people can share in all the veggie goodness. And in our photo story, we travel back in time to 1866 when the Fenians threatened village life as depicted by our local amateur thespians in the play, "The Bloodless Battle of Bayfield" now available in slideshow format.
In Issue 203, we are excited to share the details of a contest being organized for children aged 8 years and under by the Optimist Club of Bayfield...yes, it is Splash Pad related. And in our photo story, we join the Optimists, and the crowd of people that attended, down at the South Pier for their fourth annual Rubber Duck Race.
In Issue 202, anyone looking for an evening of musical or theatrical entertainment in the next few weeks will not be disappointed with several offerings in the works, read all about them this week! And in our photo story, we take a drive down the highway to chat with the Rathwell brothers. They have moved their business, Gold Coast Landscaping, to a prominent new location at the south end of the village from its former Varna base.
In Issue 201, we visit with a woman who hopes others will follow her "Off the Beatin Path" to making healthier lifestyle choices and in our photo story we witness the unconventional removal of a tree on Main Street.
In Issue 200, cue the balloons and ticker tape - yes, this is the 200th issue of the Bayfield Breeze! A word of thanks to our dedicated sponsors and advertisers, past, present and future, for making it possible for us to bring this publication to you - one of our 2,000 subscribers, each week. To celebrate this milestone we explore a little corner of our world on fast forward as we try our hand at some time lapse photography... see what was happening on Bayfield's Main Street on Thursday, Apr. 25
In Issue 199, it is an exciting time to live in the village with such projects as the new Bayfield Library and Public Washrooms having been realized and the Splash Pad and the Bayfield Archives' Visitor Information and Interpretive Centre moving steadily closer to reality...learn more this week. And in our photo story we visit the Bayfield Historical Society's Collector Show and Exhibition just one of the ways the society will fund changes to the existing Bayfield Archives.
In Issue 198, ice storms and power outages aside - the signs of spring are all around and there are hints of summer too with the Splash Pad project receiving its final go ahead from council and plans coming together for a new event at the Bayfield Fall Fair. In our photo story section, we learn how to write a designation bylaw with the members of the Bluewater Heritage Committee and other like-minded citizens.
In Issue 205, work has begun on the Clan Gregor Square Splash Pad and the coloring contest entries are starting to accumulate. What lucky child will be given the honor of pushing the button to start the water flowing? You can't win if you don't color! In our photo story, we take a stroll along the village streets with a few canines and their human companions during the annual Bayfield Lions' Walk for Dog Guides.
In Issue 206, if anyone has been thinking about coming to Bayfield for a weekend there is no time like the present. The Sail and Canvas Festival Weekend is upon us and there is so much to see and do as the summer season in the village is officially launched. The shops, galleries, restaurants and accommodations are all ready to welcome visitors and local service groups and charities have some fun stuff planned for folks to take in too. Hope to see you out and about in Bayfield this weekend!
Issue 207, so did anyone else have to tuck themselves in early on Sunday night? The Sail and Canvas Festival weekend. organized by the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce, was a whirlwind of activity...barbecues, yard sales, auctions, displays, carriage rides, sailing, busking and oh, yeah...art! And with the first day of summer fast approaching the dizzy season, I mean, busy season, is just getting started. Enjoy!
In Issue 208, we look forward to an extra special Canada Day weekend as the water will be flowing to the Clan Gregor Square Splash Pad on Sunday and special entertainment by Music with Brian will lead up to splash time! In our photo story, we look back on 40 years of growing at Huron Ridge Acres.
In Issue 210, we tempt our sweet tooth with a visit to Nook & Candy, new to the village as of Victoria Day and specializing in retro treats. Plus we look back on a very busy weekend in Bayfield. If you didn't get a chance to eat at the Firemen's Breakfast, soak in the art on the Bayfield Town Hall Home and Garden Tour or stroll through the corvettes that parked in Clan Gregor as part of Vettefest...you can experience it all here virtually. And if you did...we're sure you'll agree the weekend was
Issue 209 marks the Bayfield Breeze's fifth year of publication! Thanks to our advertisers and subscribers for helping us reach this milestone. This is an issue filled with celebration as the village marked Canada Day weekend with the opening of the Clan Gregor Square Splash Pad. It was a very exciting start to summer vacations for many and the fun just keeps coming with Vettefest, The Firemen's Breakfast and the Bayfield Town Hall's Home and Garden Tour all this upcoming weekend. Welcome to sum
In Issue 211, we visit the Bayfield Berry Farm to learn more about the delicate and juicy Saskatoon Berry, we cut the ribbon on the new Bayfield Library and we shop until we nearly drop at the 66th annual Pioneer Park Rummage Sale.
In Issue 212, we enjoy a visit with the owner of Bayfield's newest bed and breakfast - The Secret Garden. For our photo story, we grease up the bike chain and pump some air in the tires to head out on the road with members of the Bicycle Opera Project.
In Issue 215, the bean may be supreme in 2013 but there is more to the Bayfield Fall Fair than this magical fruit - in fact there is a midway, sheep, dairy cattle, horses, babies, magicians, clowns, marching bands, obstacle courses, mini-tractor pulls, ribs, music and more...be sure to visit the fairgrounds this weekend and catch some of the fun! In our photo story we enjoy a browse through the antiques and collectibles on offer at the 28th annual Bayfield Antique Show and Sale.
In Issue 214, there is much to celebrate in Bayfield and area as a group of U10 Soccer players bring the first gold home for the local soccer association and after almost four years of working to save a beloved piece of property in Central Huron the Friends of Camp Klahanie and the Goderich Lions Club realized their dream. Camp Klahanie has been returned home for all to enjoy! And in our photo story, the celebrating continues at the Pioneer Park Fun Run, Walk and Roll - the big winner beautiful
In Issue 213, it's summer and no matter weather its 25C and humid or 17C and raining it's time to get outside! And we do just that this week with stories on hiking, paddleboarding, skateboarding and cycling...
In Issue 216, the Bayfield Breeze is jumbo size this week to show everyone what a supreme fair the Bayfield Agricultural Society hosted over the weekend - the legume puns were everywhere and now we can say "bean" there done that - sorry couldn't resist! Can't wait for "The Cows are at the Gate in our 158"!
In Issue 217, Labour Day is almost here and we know what that means...back to routine. But it can also mean some fun traditions are fast approaching like the, Terry Fox Run or Open Mic. Plus it means that there are some new events to look forward to too like, Fall Foto Fest and the Water, Art and Fitness Festival. In our photo story, we see how members of Bayfield Guiding think outside the (cookie) box...
In Issue 218, a Main Street merchant mentioned recently that a customer had asked her if the village stores close up after Labour Day - another person commented, "Bayfield is too beautiful to close!" We thought that summed things up nicely. In fact we're just getting started in September with more activities than colored leaves in Clan Gregor Square. Learn all about just a few of the things planned in the coming weeks this issue. Plus in our photo story see how the Bayfield Optimist Club celebra
In Issue 219, whether you take your camera or your poles now is the time to get out and enjoy what fall in Bayfield has to offer - sun, surf and the slow turning of leaves. This week, read about opportunities to go for a stroll whether it be for a great cause or just for fun. And in our photo story, we check out several water themed works of art to be auctioned off for the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation.
In Issue 220, we look forward to some interesting speakers and talents coming to the village in the next couple of weeks - photographers, authors and activists will all be descending on Bayfield to add to, now how did Mary Brown put it? Oh yes, "village enrichment". Brilliant! And in our photo story, we travel the routes laid out through the town for the fifth annual Terry Fox Run...
In Issue 221, Lake Huron was not dubbed a great lake by accident - folks are encouraged to join in celebrating our neighboring fresh water resource on Saturday at the Bayfield Water, Art and Fitness Festival. Let's show the world we don't take it for granted. Everyone can join in the Urban Pole Walking event at 2 p.m. with Maude Barlow - poles aren't even necessary to take part! And in our photo story, we offer kudos to the Bayfield Lions' Club who raised $10,000 at their first annual golf tourn
Issue 222, we look back on a life well lived with the passing of Rev. George Youmatoff. And in our photo story, we watch close to 160 runners cross the finish line at the 1st annual Run4Kids in support of Childcan...
In Issue 223, Bayfield and area is rich in history and we like to share it - this week we say goodbye to a long-standing faith community, honor a heritage farmhouse and recall a White Hurricane from a hundred years ago. And in our photo story, we follow some modern day pirates as they plunder and pillage their way through Central Huron as part of the 48HR Amazing Race.
In Issue 225, well the upcoming weather forecast is wet and cold and the days continue to grow shorter. In fact we have heard rumors about snow. So it is inspiring to think that members of the community are already looking forward to the return of warmer weather and lengthier days with plans to create a Reading Garden just off Main Street. Read all about how you can contribute in this week's issue. For our photo story, we attended the 35th Annual Bayfield Lions' Club Joe Brandon Memorial Rainbow
In Issue 226, all Bluewater residents should give themselves a pat on the back as the municipality has finally reached their goal of achieving Five Blooms in the Community In Blooms provincial competition. And in our photo story, the town hall is transformed for a Bollywood Birthday Bash aka murder mystery dinner and fundraiser for the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society.
In Issue 227, the countdown to Christmas officially begins this weekend as the village kicks off a season of celebrating with their annual tree lighting in Clan Gregor Square and Santa Claus parade - always ever mindful of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy such freedoms. Bayfield's Remembrance Day services will be held on Sunday at 11 a.m. In our photo story, we put on our fanciest rubber boots and head to Camp Klahanie where the sounds of delighted children at play can
In Issue 228, we look back on a very busy weekend in the village as Christmas in Bayfield came and went in a flurry of festivities, folks and the occasional flake of snow. And in our photo story, we take a moment to remember those who fought for our freedom to make such weekend festivals possible.
In Issue 408, the buds have started to emerge on the trees and the daffodils and tulips are beginning to bloom. These are all signs of the advancement of the season as are the regularly scheduled events on the village calendar like this weekend's Bayfield Lions' Club's Home and Garden Show. And in our photo story we jump in the deep end at the Vanastra Pool with some members of Bayfield Guiding who took part in a recent Kayaking workshop.
In Issue 407, spring traditions are arriving daily - the Earth Day clean up and the Home and Garden Show are all now clearly visible on the calendar and the annual Easter Egg Hunt is but a memory, captured in pictures and the subject of this week's photo story.
In Issue 406, we look back while always looking forward with little features on a Vimy memorial and an historic cottage. Happy Easter all!
In Issue 405, spring is in the air - the birds are chirping along the trails, the ukuleles are strumming and the maple syrup is being freshly poured...check out all of these seasonal harbingers and more in this edition!
In Issue 404, we take to the ice for the end of hockey season in Bayfield!
In Issue 403, we check out the clean up that has begun at the Bayfield River Flats, learn about the Howard Street Feral Cat Colony and take part in some March Break activities with local and visiting youngsters.
In Issue 402, "nevertheless she persisted..."
In Issue 401, we learn how we can help the village's vulnerable, forgotten felines and in our photo story we head to the Bayfield Arena to watch young skating stars perform during their carnival.
In Issue 400, we break a leg with the cast of "Toujours L'Amour" at the Bayfield Town Hall...
In Issue 399, the weather isn't the only thing hinting at an early spring there are also signs in this week's edition with stories on upcoming rain garden workshops, a mobile outdoor stage nearing completion and municipal budget discussions...
This week, Family Day weekend is almost here and there is plenty to do in the village - learn to play a uke, get a "pie" in the face, play with your food, take to the ice or go on a hike and then warm up with some hot soup! In our photo story, we drift down Main Street to visit with Chef Peter Keightley at his Japanese tapas bar.
In Issue 397, we take a sneak peek at the sixth annual Town Hall Cabaret coming up at the end of the month. Did you get your tickets before the two evenings sold out? If you didn't you can ask for a third night to be added check out this edition to learn more. In our photo story, we continue with a new, periodic feature exploring the history of the village's heritage homes.
In Issue 396, we talk about perfecting sound quality with John McLeod, of MCL Sound and Production, and in our photo story, we introduce a new, periodic feature exploring the history of the village's heritage homes.
In Issue 395, the Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association (BACPA offer an assessment of how the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre is doing in the two years since the group was formed. In our photo story, we share images of the talented young players who took to the ice for the final pairings in the BACPA's Tyke Tournament held this past weekend.
In Issue 394, we head out on the Varna Nature Trails for a wintery walk and in our photo story, we bid hail and farewell to 2016 with our last retrospective of the year just past.
In Issue 393, we wave goodbye to Essex, the Grasy's foster puppy, as he heads off to Guide Dog Training School and we look back on summer 2016 in our photo story...
In Issue 392, as the last strains of the song "Auld Lang Syne" are played in honor of 2016 we look back on the beginning of the old year with the first in a three part retrospective...
In Issue 391, we ring in 2017 celebrating several village future legacies with the announcement of improvements being made to Clan Gregor Square by the Bayfield Lions' Club as well as a successful conclusion to the Bayfield River Flats fundraising campaign. Happy New Year one and all!
In Issue 390, Christmas Day will be here in just five more days. This can be translated into approximately 432,000 seconds, 7,200 minutes or 120 hours but whose counting? Merry Christmas one and all from the Bayfield Breeze committee - Melody, Dennis, Mike and John.
In Issue 388, just 16 days left until Christmas morn, but who's counting? Well, the lucky winners of a bird at the Lions' Turkey Bingo might be when they can officially savor the sweet taste of their victory...check out who won and who lost inside this edition!
In Issue 389, the jolly old elf in the bright red suit takes center stage in this edition as we attended Breakfast with Santa activities on Sunday and this just the beginning because this coming Saturday there will be even more sightings of Santa as several red robed runners will join in the festive fun at the second annual Santa Run.
In Issue 387, it would seem that village Christmas traditions are coming along on the calendar faster than Santa's sleigh circles the earth! Such events as the Bayfield Lions' Club's Turkey Bingo, the Village Concert at St. Andrew's Church and the Optimist Club's Breakfast with Santa will be here "in the wink of an eye and a twist of the head". Read on! (With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore)
In Issue 386, we Canucks love to talk about the weather and Christmas in Bayfield really didn't disappoint - we had it all: sunshine and cloudy skies, warm and frigid temperatures, rain and snow - we also had crowds of happy people dressed in layers to compensate! Only in Canada, eh!
In Issue 385, the lights are strung, the wreaths are hung and Bayfield is rolling out the welcome mat to all those who want to begin their holiday celebrations in this historic village on a great lake...yes, folks, it is Christmas in Bayfield Weekend. Chin-chin!
In Issue 384, we look back on the week that was with photo stories on the Witches' Walk, Time of Our Lives Expo and the annual Remembrance Day Services in Clan Gregor Square.
In Issue 383, anyone out and about on Saturday night probably heard screams coming from The Ashwood Woods, not to worry it was all part of the fun of the Witches Walk...you can.take a little look at what this forest of frights had to offer...more next week, promise! And in our photo story, we look forward to Remembrance Day by looking back at life in the village during World War II.
In Issue 382, we showcase Huron County artists, vintage adults and the Bayfield Lions' Rainbow Trout Derby winners. Yes folks, autumn splendor is here!
In Issue 381, we announce some big news as the fundraising goal to purchase the Bayfield River Flats has been exceeded! In our photo story, we take a look at the recent happenings at Huron Centennial School.
In Issue 380, we sit down for a chat with one of the village's newest residents. Ryan Malcolm shares with us what adventures he has been up to in the 13 years since Canadian Idol. And in our photo story, we are transported back in time to 1916 when the men of the 161st Huron Battalion started out on a great adventure of their own.
In Issue 379, this Thanksgiving weekend the residents of Huron County will show their gratitude to the men of the 161st Huron Battalion, who 100 years ago left their homes for the battlefields of Europe, with a Victory Parade to be held on Oct. 8. Learn how you can join them in this week's issue...
In Issue 378, we search for new members for the Bayfield Ratepayers' Association, we attend a wedding, we learn about the evolution of the Pin-Up and we shout, "Punch Buggy Red!" Curious? Click on the link to learn more.
In Issue 377, summer may be winding down on the calendar but the village and area seems to be just winding up with a whole lot of fall fun in the works. Check out all the local happenings by clicking on the link to our current edition!
In Issue 376, on Aug. 20 over one thousand people showed just how much they love their greats...check out eXXpedition Great Lakes 2016 in this week's photo story.
In Issue 375, never underestimate the power of community...
In Issue 374, the river seems to be a floating theme in this week's edition. Learn how you can share in the legacy of the Bayfield River Flats and check out our sneak peek at the future Bayfield River Bridge.
In Issue 373, it has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and with nearly 60 images in this week's issue few words need to be written here...enjoy your tour in photos of the 160th Bayfield Community Fair!
In Issue 372, we look toward to a really busy weekend in Bayfield. There is so much to do at the 160th Bayfield Community Fair people will need to drop by Agricultural Park regularly from Friday at 7 p.m. until late afternoon Sunday to be sure not to miss out on all the fun. And then just before the parade on Saturday at 11 a.m. the eXXpedition Great Lakes crew will set sail from Bayfield Harbour and uptown the Main Street Sailor will get a new name. In our photo story, we tour Clan Gregor Squar
In Issue 371, we learn about the many August events that are forthcoming and in our photo story we take a trip back in time and explore the offerings available at the 31st annual Bayfield Antique Show and Sale.
In Issue 370, the Civic Holiday weekend for 2016 is now one for the history books and August is here - that time of the summer when tradition dictates that the Bayfield Antique Show and Sale, Bayfield Community Fair and the Sunset on Summer picnic are all on the horizon. One other traditional August event, the Pioneer Park Fun Run is also history but we have the memories to share with you in this week's photo story...
In Issue 369, we find ourselves on the cusp of August already. So how best to celebrate the Civic Holiday long weekend? Might we suggest a visit to Pioneer Park with a concert, art session, fireworks and a Fun Run scheduled, the park folks seem to have your weekend amusements covered. And in our photo story, look up, way up, at the new Bayfield Town Hall roof!
In Issue 368, the community is buzzing about a decision made by County Council recently so we decided to take a closer look at both sides of the coin. This week in pictures we visit the Bayfield Firemen's Breakfast, the Thunderbird Car Show and the village's Water Parade.
In Issue 367, did you ever notice that when it rains it pours? Well this past weekend we could take that statement literally as there were so many events happening in the village and a few of them unfortunately got rained on. See who got wet and who stayed dry this issue. Please note that as this weekend was so packed with things to do a few of these stories will appear in next week's issue...otherwise you'd be sure to wear out your mouse with all that scrolling!
In Issue 366, we celebrate the start of our seventh year of publication with a feature about the upcoming eXXpedition Great Lakes 2016 and take a peek into the world of milk production in our photo story. Happy Anniversary Bayfield Breeze!
In Issue 365, it should be a very busy weekend in the village with two reasons to celebrate - first Canada Day on Friday followed by Independence Day for our American friends on Monday. No matter which side of the border you live on, enjoy!
In Issue 364, it is another busy week in Bayfield and area...click the button and head on in for a detailed look. And while you are scrolling be sure to check out our Photo Story as the girls of Bayfield Guiding spent one wild night at the Toronto Zoo...
In Issue 363, we forge ahead through the month of June as many have their eye on the prize - summer vacation! True to form we have gotten an early start in the village with warm weather fun in full swing...check out what is happening and plan ahead so you don't miss a minute of it.
In Issue 362, we take a first hand look at yet another busy weekend in town with lots of yard sales, a walk for dogs and a croquet tournament happening ...yes folks, it is June and the weather is fine, two stellar ingredients that make Bayfield the place to be!
In Issue 361, we look back on the Girls Getaway Weekend and ahead to the Town Wide Yard Sale and Bayfield Lions' Walk for Dog Guides. Yes, folks, it is unofficially summer in Bayfield!
In Issue 360, we look back on the first long weekend of the "summer". To summarize, the sun shone but the breeze was chilly, making it hard to determine whether to wear shorts and sandals or a toque and mitts. Yes, there was some interesting fashion statements being made around the village this weekend as some folks chose to sport both at the same time. So in essence a typical Canadian Victoria Day weekend - minus the snow!
In Issue 359, we look ahead to Victoria Day Weekend and are hoping for warm temperatures and sunny skies to enjoy traditional events such as the Optimist Club Duck Race (have you got your tickets, yet?) and the Lions Club Breakfast. No matter what you choose to do this first long weekend of the "summer" season - enjoy!
In Issue 358, we revisit the windmill on Bayfield River Road 27 years later with a specialist in restoration and in our photo story we are reminded that there is no "I" in Team!
In Issue 357, we revisit a story from 1989 that shares great insights into the construction of the Folmar Windmill by the builder himself and in our photo story we have some fun with members of the village Play Group...
In Issue 356, well that was a whirlwind of a weekend in the Village of Bayfield. It has been reported that 2,500 people came through the doors of the Bayfield Arena for the Lions' Club's annual Home and Garden Show....and if you didn't happen to be one of them, or even if you were, be sure to see some of the highlights in this week's photo story.
In Issue 355, Wayne McDougall is a hometown boy and the community showed their love and support for him and his partner Paula Foley at the fundraiser for Renegades Diner held on Saturday at The Ashwood Inn. Folks donated items to the silent auction and then they showed up and bid as well as donated, imbided a little and enjoyed lots of live music. Check out the photo story to learn how much community spirit can raise...
In Issue 354, it was written this week that "April is the new December" and there are weather stats to back that up, however, optimistic Canadians that we are we press on with our spring agendas including such events as Earth Day celebrations, Garden Club meetings, the Girls Getaway Weekend and a new Beer, Wine and Food Festival...take that snow flurries!
In Issue 353, although the weather forecast may beg to differ spring is here and the seasonal events that come along with it are nearly here as well. Read all about what to anticipate in the coming weeks in this edition. And the lake may still be too cool to swim in or sail on but it is never too early to work toward making it healthier and cleaner as we learn in this week's photo story section...
In Issue 353, spring is in the air along with some snowflakes and heavy downpours. Our thoughts are with those residents who suffered damage from the storm on March 27-28 - flooded basements etc. hopefully sunny skies will prevail and clean up will be relatively quick and easy. In the meantime, anyone in need of a smile should check out our photo story...nothing like children and chocolate to crank up the cuteness quotient!
In Issue 351, we ask how did you spend March Break? Several area and visiting youngsters were kept entertained and active thanks to a myriad of events hosted by local groups - check out what they did right here...oh, and Happy Easter everyone!
In Issue 350, it is beginning to look a lot like spring! But before we say goodbye to old man winter we'll take one last turn around the ice with members of the Bayfield Skating Club in our photo story.
In Issue 349, the countdown is on to March Break holidays for area youngsters. For those not going on a family trip there is plenty to do right here in the village. Learn all about how to enjoy a "staycation" in this week's edition with daily activities planned at both the Bayfield Library as well as the arena and community centre.
In Issue 348, looking at this week's headlines we could easily dub this the health and recreation edition. Read on to learn more...
In Issue 347, as promised we check out two events that occurred in the village over Family Day weekend: Soup's On at the town hall and Super Family Day at the arena.
In Issue 346, we meet Essex - a young pup who will grow up to be a Dog Guide and in our photo story, we attend a red carpet event at the Bayfield Town Hall. This is just a glimpse at the Family Day fun that was had in the village, more will follow next week with coverage of Soup's On at the town hall and Super Family Day at the arena still to come!
In Issue 345, we anticipate all of the fun activities planned for Family Day and we eat some delectable cupcakes! In our photo story, we accepted an invitation to attend the taping of the television program, "Still Standing" held in Vanastra on Friday night. See how our neighbors to the east rolled out the welcome mat...
In Issue 344, well we aren't experiencing a very wintery world this week but that doesn't stop us from celebrating our fine seasonal traditions - a pancake supper, a cabaret, Soup's On, cupcake creating, crafting and ice skating are on the list of things to do in Bayfield in the coming days. And in our photo story, we head to sunny California to play a spot of croquet...
In Issue 345, thoughts seem to be turning to the next holiday long weekend on the calendar - Family Day. Just announced there will be a special event for families at the arena. And the annual Cabaret Nights and Soup's On are scheduled for that same weekend in February. In our photo story, we go for a Wintery Walk along the Taylor Trail...
In Issue 342, collectively and as individuals we can do our part to improve the quality of water flowing into our lake and river not only for the good of the local economy but for our own enduring health and pleasure - learn how in the second part of "The Watershed Series".
In Issue 341, a famous line from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" came to mind when preparing this edition, "Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink." as we learn about storm sewer pollutants in the first part of a two part series. Perhaps now like never before residents of Bluewater are focusing on improving the quality of the water in Lake Huron so that the line in this poem never becomes a reality ...
In Issue 340, we join Bluewater Mayor Tyler Hessel and his constituents as they embark along the Varna Nature Trails on New Year's Day and in our photo story we begin our look back on the year that was - hail and farewell 2015.
In Issue 339, at the dawn of a New Year we congratulate Roger Lewington on his earning a Huron-Bruce Outstanding Citizen Award and in our photo story we take a lantern lit walk about town. Happy New Year everyone!
In Issue 337, did you miss the Bayfield Lions' Turkey Bingo night or The Snowman Party hosted by the Friends of the Bayfield Library? Well, not to worry, both events are highlighted in photos this week.
In Issue 336, the traditional holiday events are now in full swing in the village. Breakfast with Santa is the topic of this week's photo story while we can still look forward to the St. Andrew's United Church concert, a Snowman Party at the Library and the Lions' annual Christmas visits to the more senior among us. No matter what your holiday traditions don't let them rush by but take a little time to savor the moments...
In Issue 335, the theme of light and dark often prevalent in nature seems to have presented itself this week. The dark being the devastation caused by the Emerald Ash Borer along the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association's trails - the light is evident in our photo story in the beauty surrounding the Poinsettia Festival at Huron Ridge Acres
In Issue 334, learn how a wish came true for a Huron County boy thanks to efforts by the Virtual High School staff and the Optimist Club of Bayfield. In our photo story, we take a ride on The Polar Express with The Glee Sisters and members of Santa's workforce. And the countdown to Christmas is on just one month from today!
In Issue 333, there are 36 days until Christmas 2015 and those who visited Bayfield this past weekend got a head start on their preparations as the village kicked off the festive season.
In Issue 332, Christmas in Bayfield weekend is but two sleeps away! This is the place where you can read all about the many activities planned for this festive season kickoff. In our photo story, we remember those who have fought and those who continue to fight for our rights and freedoms. Lest we forget.
In Issue 331, we look ahead to the weekend with the first ever Witches Walk being held on The Ashwood Inn property this Friday night - come prepared to be scared! And in our photo story, we look back on a marvelous night of mayhem at the Bayfield Town Hall.
In Issue 330, we look ahead to the weekend with the first ever Witches Walk being held on The Ashwood Inn property this Friday night - come prepared to be scared! And in our photo story, we look back on a marvelous night of mayhem at the Bayfield Town Hall.
In Issue 329, an early blast of winter hit the area this past weekend causing power outages and damage to trees still bedazzled with their autumn leaves but the weather didn't prevent 200 anglers from trying to catch a cool trout in the annual Bayfield Lions' Club derby. In our photo story, we look back at a warmer weekend when over 60 Volkswagons came to town.
In Issue 328, we get caught up on all the latest happenings not only in Bayfield but in Bluewater and Huron County too. In our photo story, we take a closer look at the Fall Foto Fest that was held at the beginning of the month.
In Issue 327, Thanksgiving is just days away...time for family and feasting. And a time to reflect and share our gratitude with those around us. So on behalf of the Bayfield Breeze committee we send a heartfelt thank you to our readers, advertisers, regular contributors and talented photographers. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
In Issue 326, don't be surprised if you see a lot of people roaming around the village with cameras in their hands this weekend. No, the paparazzi hasn't descended but rather photography enthusiasts looking to improve their talents at the annual Bayfield Photography Club's Fall Foto Fest. And in our photo story, we learn about the most recent work of the Bayfield Blue Community Group.
In Issue 325, at 4:21 a.m. this morning we entered the autumnal equinox. And nothing says fall like the upcoming Bannockburn Fall Hike - it's even in the title - as well as the topic of this week's photo story: the Terry Fox Run.
In Issue 324, there is one week left of summer - a super way to enjoy it would be to take part in the Terry Fox Run this coming Sunday morning. In our photo story, we look back on a run that occurred this past weekend when the Bayfield Optimist Club and the Virtual High School came together to grant a wish.
In Issue 323, the tables were stacked in Clan Gregor Square and the kids climbed on the buses for their first day back to school but that doesn't mean the village curls up for the autumn - oh no - there are still a lot of things going on like runs for charity and registrations for sports and local clubs. Yes, even the return to routine can be a pleasant part of the changing seasons...
In Issue 322, looks like Mother Nature is blessing us with a taste of summer in this last week before the children go back to school and folks settle in to their autumn routines...Bayfield is definitely the place to be...hope to see you out and about. Happy Labour Day one and all!
In Issue 321, what a difference a week can make...there is something in the air - the birds are gathering on the wires and the trees are starting to turn their leaves. Early fall? If so we're prepared with lots of fun things to do as people are submitting their September and October events. Learn more here and plan on taking part!
In Issue 320, summer finally arrived in Bayfield this weekend - well the weather at least, with sunshine and temperatures that felt near 40C. The weather may have taken a while to catch up but summer has been in full swing here for the last several weeks with the recent Bayfield Community Fair perhaps signalling that harvest time is nearly upon us. Nah! There is still plenty of summer left to get out and enjoy! So do it!!
In Issue 319, the 159th annual Bayfield Community Fair is being held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The fact that the village has been hosting this evolving event since 1856 is something to be celebrated! Take in the parade at 11 a.m. along Main Street and then head to the fair! Have some fun at one of the biggest midway this small town has ever had visit - ride all day tickets are available online until Friday for just $20! Hope to see you there!
In Issue 318, we savor mid-summer with traditions like the Pioneer Park Fun Race, the topic of this week's photo story, as well as preparing for the Bayfield Community Fair now just days a away!!
Issue 317, it is hard to believe that this coming weekend the calendar flips to August. This means that fun annual events like the Pioneer Park Fun Race, Trinity Anglican Antique Show and the Bayfield Community Fair are all on the horizon. And even though this change in the calendar means that the sun will start to slip below the water of Lake Huron a little earlier each evening it ain't over yet -- so get out and enjoy!
In Issue 316, summer is breezing along! Check out all the ways people can enjoy it here in Bayfield in this week's edition. And in our photo story, we visit the BACP's second Outdoor Expo.
In Issue 314, we remember Don Haw. The summer season has officially begun with huge numbers of people taking in weekend events and in true village fashion we welcomed them. Read all about it this week. And may we also take a moment and wish our Bayfield Breeze readers a happy sixth anniversary as we first published is this week in 2009!.So glad we've become the place you come to view the news!
In Issue 313, Happy Canada Day! Bayfield will celebrate our home and native land's 148th birthday with a plethora of activities - read all about them in this week's edition! And in our photo story, we invite environmentalist and film maker Jennifer Pate to reflect on the recent Celebration of Water weekend.
In Issue 312, the village is recognized as a Blue Community. "'I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” - Mother Teresa
In Issue 311, this weekend we look forward to the many activities planned for village residents and visitors to celebrate what it means to be a Blue Community and by doing so embracing what it means to be a caretaker of a Great Lake and the waters that run into it. In our photo story, we go in search of just a few of the gardens that people can visit this summer on the Gardens of Huron and Perth tour thus discovering that some are practically in our own backyard!
In Issue 310, the village was alive and active on the weekend with an influx of bargain hunters taking part in the town wide yard sale on Saturday and then Sunday was a day for the dogs when the Bayfield Lions' Club hosted their 30th annual Walk for Dog Guides. It is the focus of this week's photo story...
In Issue 309, the village is springing to life with golf tournaments, yard sales galore, author readings and tree plantings...plus this Sunday would be the perfect time to walk your dog for a great cause. In our photo story, we have a chat with the new owner of the Secret Garden Bed and Breakfast.
In Issue 308, water is an integral part of life in Bayfield. As neighbors to a Great Lake we are ever mindful of its care and this is apparent in this week's headlines. Even the youngest members of our community are concerned about the health of the lake and they painted yellow fish to prove it...check out this week's photo story to see what the girls of Bayfield Guiding were up to recently.
In Issue 307, the sheer volume of events and stories featured would surely indicate that Victoria Day Weekend really does signify the start of the peak season in Bayfield. So much news in fact that popular sections Remember Me and Pixilated have been preempted to make space for it all...they should return next week. And in our photo story...we cheer the rubber ducks across the finish line at the sixth annual Bayfield Optimist Club fundraiser.
In Issue 306, ready or not the first holiday weekend of the season is upon us. Take some time out of your weekend to attend the fun activities planned in the village - a community breakfast, farmers' market, yard sales and a duck race to name but a few. Here's hoping the weather cooperates with our profound desire to don shorts and sandals while we toast the Queen. Happy Victoria Day everyone!
In Issue 305, we're looking ahead to summer with requests from Pioneer Park and the Bayfield Town Hall folks while enjoying spring events like the Collector Exhibition and upcoming Rubber Duck Race. And we do a little online shopping close to home with a new business known as Huron Gifts.
In Issue 304, we flip the calendar to May very soon so we can begin to look forward to such annual events as the Collector Exhibition and the Optimist Club Duck Race...in our photo story, we visit Feed My Sheep (The Bayfield Foodbank) to see first hand how volunteeers ensure no one goes hungry in our community.
In Issue 303, we report on MP Ben Lobb's visit to Bayfield to share good news for Bayfield Harbour users and in our photo story, we sit down and chat with Financial Planner, Glen Steinson, who has opened Bayfield Financial Management in the Bayshore Plaza on Bayfield Main Street South.
In Issue 302, the birds are chirping, spring flowers are pushing their way up through the earth and people are donning shorts and sandals at the first signs of double digits on the thermometer...just ignore the ice flow out on the lake. Spring is here and so are all the fun things the season brings to Bayfield like the upcoming Home and Garden Show to be held in just nine days! In our photo story, we spend a very happy afternoon singing along with legendary Juno award winning performer, Fred Pen
In Issue 301, we join a capacity crowd at the Bayfield Town Hall for the North American premiere of "eXXpedition: Making the Unseen Seen" and then we head to the park to collect some Easter Eggs. Whoa! Wait a minute, is that an off-lake flurry? Yes, kiddies, it is! But never fear we hunt for eggs no matter the weather...
In Issue 300, we can say with all certainty that spring is here - well at least the annual village activities that signal spring are upon us...now if Mother Nature would just cease and desist with the snowflakes please...oh, and Happy Easter everyone!
In Issue 298, snowdrops are peaking their heads above the soil and the sap is running from the Sugar Maples...could it be that spring is here? Well, according to the calendar the season of rebirth will arrive in Bayfield on Friday, March 20 at 6:45 p.m. It is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the village as it awakens from slumber. In our photo story, we enjoy one last bit of winter on a new trail near Clinton with the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association.
In Issue 297, the sun is shining and the temperature is rising - finally we are above zero degrees again. Could these be signs of Spring? Well, there are hints that the season of rebirth is approaching and some of the stories in this week's issue reflect that too. However, in our photo story we have something for those diehard winter fans as we take to the ice with the Bayfield Relics.
In Issue 295, extreme cold warnings for the area have been issued yet again and with over 80 percent of Lake Huron frozen over there isn't much else to do but snuggle up with your lap top or home computer and read this week's Bayfield Breeze from top to bottom - or bottom to top - it's your prerogative!
In Issue 293, it should be a sweet weekend to be part of a family living in or visiting the village with events planned not only to celebrate Family Day but Valentine's Day too! Hope to see everyone out and about for snowshoeing, crafting, scavenging and soup tasting! In our photo story, we take to the stage with the cast of "The Great White North Cabaret...Eh?"
In Issue 292, Canadians have to be creative to wile away the winter months when the weather is sometimes frightful. In Bayfield we do this in style cabarets, soup tastings, scavenger hunts and some arts and crafts - we know just the things to keep ourselves amused - peek inside to learn more. And in our photo story, we spend some time with talented friends at the Bayfield Library.
In Issue 291, winter may traditionally be the village's "quiet time" but there is a lot going on behind the scenes with the ratepayers' and municipal council - we explore some of the hotter topics this week. And in our photo story, we take a relaxing stroll along the Bayfield River...
In Issue 290, we head outdoors to enjoy some time in the Winter Wonderland of 2015 with the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association and we conclude our four week retrospective with a final look back at 2014 - September to December. Seems like just yesterday!
In Issue 289, we start the New Year off right with some exercise and fresh air due to the efforts of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association and in our photo story, we take a look back on those lazy, hazy days that were summer in Bayfield 2014...
In Issue 288, we ring in the New Year with the attendees of the Bayfield Town Hall's festive bash and in our photo story we reflect on the year that was. The weeks Apr. 2 to June 18, 2014 are highlighted in the second installment of our annual retrospective...
In Issue 287, we ring in the new year with our first look at the old. We hope you enjoy our look back on the year 2014 from January to March. The Bayfield Breeze Committee - Dennis, Mike, John and Melody would like to wish all our readers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Happy 2015 everyone!
In Issue 286, the countdown is all but over as the merriest of days is upon us! Merry Christmas from the Bayfield Breeze Committee to our readership - thank you for sharing in the village's glad tidings each week! And in our photo story, we celebrate the political career of former Bluewater Mayor Bill Dowson.
In Issue 285, our countdown to Christmas Eve continues...we are now just eight days away. That also translates into approximately 192 hours or 691,200 seconds. But again I ask who is counting? Well, the children that attended the Christmas Story Hour at the Bayfield Library probably are and they are the subject of this week's photo story...
In Issue 284, check out the date on our masthead - it is Dec. 10th already! Christmas Eve is just 14 days a way, that's two weeks, 336 hours, or 20,160 minutes - but who is counting? Well, lots of youngsters actually as evidenced by the smiles at Breakfast with Santa on Sunday...this ninth annual event hosted by the Bayfield Optimist Club is the subject of this week's photo story. Say cheese, everyone!
In Issue 283, we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the season of Fa-la-la - take time to enjoy all that it has to offer from creating special family memories to celebrating with festive music and reflections. There are many events going on in the village and area that can help do all this and more - read all about it this week. And just in case you weren't among the large crowd at the Bayfield Lions' Club's Turkey Bingo, or even if you were, we've got that covered too in this week's phot
In Issue 282, time to double check the calendar to ensure that both the Lions' Turkey Bingo and the Optimist's Breakfast with Santa are marked on - no one would want to miss these two favorite holiday traditions. And be sure to read on as this edition is filled with other festive upcoming events to include in your day planner. In our photo story, we check in with the girls and women of Bayfield Guiding to see what they have been up to so far this fall...
In Issue 281, there are exactly 32 days until Winter officially arrives in Bayfield and area but as the snow squall warnings are forecasted and the flakes begin to fall it feels like it has already arrived. But never fear judging from the stories and photos in this week's edition the village is more than prepared for the approaching merriest of seasons. So dig in your closet for your winter woolies, head outside and enjoy!
In Issue 280, we are Canadian and there was no finer example of what it means to be a Canuck then seeing all the people that gathered in the cold and the rain to support those braving the dreariness to put on the Santa Claus Parade on Saturday...well, perhaps there is just one...all those who gathered in the cold wind to honor our war heroes on Sunday morning in Clan Gregor Square. In case you missed out, or even if you didn't, enjoy this extra special issue. There was so much to see and do that
In Issue 279, it is one of the most special weekends of the year in the village - we light the lights, we sing carols, we sip cider and munch on gingerbread - and we also take some time out of the festivities to remember those who sacrificed so much so that we would have the freedom to do so. Hope to see you out and about this weekend...
In Issue 278, if submitted articles are any indication the community's collective thoughts are turning toward Christmas as fast as the leaves are falling off the trees. In fact the countdown is on to Christmas in Bayfield, Nov. 7-9...wanting to plan your activities for that weekend? Then read on...
In Issue 277, this past week we watched as the fall colors peaked in the village and surrounds. It was one of the most beautiful displays in recent memory so it isn't any wonder that we find the annual autumn activities are reaching their peak as well - check out one such village tradition - the annual Rainbow Trout Derby hosted by the Bayfield Lions' Club in this week's photo story.
In Issue 276 - it would appear from a few of this week's articles that thoughts are slowly turning to visions of sugar plums - could it be that Christmas is in the air? The countdown is on to Christmas in Bayfield for all those who work so hard to pull that annual weekend of celebration together. It may be hard to believe but it is just 23 days away...fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
In Issue 275, we experience autumn in Bayfield. It is a very special time of year. I once took a drive up to Algonquin Park in search of fall colors and none were as magnificent as the sight I saw upon our return. Driving up Main Street South as we approached the turn at Clan Gregor the Maple trees were ablaze with vibrant yellows, oranges and reds. This year it looks like the colors should peek here this weekend hope you can take a moment and enjoy them because such peace and beauty is truly so
In Issue 274, October begins with news about autumn tree plantings, the Fall Foto Fest and timely information on the upcoming municipal elections. In our photo story, we go running with the participants of the Virtual High School's Run4Kids...
In Issue 273, we look forward to some fun weekend events - including a super, soup fundraiser at the Bayfield Farmer's Market, the second annual VHS Run4Kids and a golf tournament sponsored by the Bayfield Arena Community Partners. In case you are looking for a more quiet activity you could check out the Friends of the Bayfield Library Reading Garden...we do just that in this week's photo story.
In Issue 272, autumn is here and so are the events and activities that go with it - from the now past Terry Fox Run to the upcoming VHS Run for Kids. Plus there are some events that only come around every four years, case in point the municipal election - wonder what questions the candidates are facing? Plan to attend the All Candidates Meeting this Saturday and find out. And in our photo story we shed some light on both history and creativity during Doors Open Ontario...
In Issue 271, the leaves are stating to fall...making September a prime month to get outside and explore by hiking, biking, walking and running. The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association is offering several opportunities to get active as well as hosting the sixth annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday morning. The Virtual High School's second annual "Run4Kids" is also on the calendar for the end of the month. So now is the moment to tie up your shoelaces and to do some stretches in preparation for som
In Issue 269, we ask where or where has the summer gone? Get out and enjoy the days that are left before the children go back to school and folks return to the kind of routine that only the changing of the leaves can bring. There are still a few fun things to take in this Labour Day Weekend including a "Sunset on Summer" barbecue at the town hall, a free concert in Pioneer Park and a Storymob at the library. In our photo story, we watch some aspiring artists depict a Bayfield sunset.
In Issue 268, the cows are at the gate - it only seems appropriate that the theme of the 158th annual Bayfield Community Fair also rhymes with this week's issue number because this issue is definitely fair focused. So if you didn't make it through the gate to Agriculture Park, or even if you did, enjoy a closer look at a Bayfield tradition now more than a century and a half young...
In Issue 267, we had to calculate the number of village groups, societies, associations and clubs that call Bayfield home for an article this week. There are more than 30 and we probably missed a few. Pretty impressive for a community of about 1,000 people. And judging from the size of this week's issue it would appear that almost all these organizations has something going on right now! One of the best places to showcase your causes or volunteer is at this weekend's community fair. Hope to see
In Issue 266, the calendar page has turned to August a time for some long standing village events like the Trinity Anglican Antique Show and Sale and the Bayfield Community Fair. And now a couple of new events are on the horizon with the announcement that the Bayfield Arena Community Partners are organizing an Outdoor Expo for the fourth Sunday in August and the Bayfield Town Hall will host a Sunset on Summer BBQ on the fifth Saturday of the month. In our photo story, we capture all the exciteme
In Issue 265, we share a letter and pictures from Johanna and Jonathan Blake the intrepid teens who sailed on the T.S. Playfair from the Port of Bayfield on July 13 after winning a local essay writing contest. And in our photo story we go on a whirlwind tour with some globe trotting children as members of the Angel Voice Choir from Beijing, China popped into the village on Friday afternoon...
In Issue 264, we take in all that mid-summer in Bayfield offers - hiking, boating, children's camps and summer reading programs, concerts, fish frying or barbecue grilling and to cap it all off some stargazing. Yes, you will discover in this week's issue that these are but a few things planned for the community to enjoy in the coming week. And in our photo story, we strap on our bike helmets and head out on a community bike ride with the cast of the Bicycle Opera Project...
In Issue 263, it's a sailors delight! Just in case you weren't one of the nearly 7,000 folks that attended the Tall Ships Festival in Bayfield on the weekend - we've got you covered with a 60 image slide show and more...and if you did attend consider this issue a souvenir - with special thanks to all the contributing photographers who helped to make this edition extra special!
In Issue 262 - we mark our fifth anniversary with a SUPERSIZED issue - six mini photo stories and 10 headlines - it may be our biggest issue yet - you'll just have to open it and see for yourself. Happy Birthday Bayfield Breeze!
In Issue 261, there is no time to be lazy this coming weekend with so much to see and do - stop by the Farmers' Market, take in the First Friday's Art Walk, check out cars at Vettefest, have an extra helping at the Firemen's Breakfast, browse the One of a Kind Show, take in a movie at Pioneer Park or immerse in the stylings of old blue eyes at the town hall...ready or not...summer is here!
In Issue 260 - three things tell me that summer has arrived in Bayfield - the first is the serving of strawberry shortcake at the upcoming grand opening of the farmers' market on Friday. Nothing spells summer quite like s-t-r-a-w-b-e-r-r-i-e-s...well, maybe there is one word better: s-p-l-a-s-h! Yes, that is correct the Clan Gregor Square Splash Pad is up and running for all those hazy, lazy days ahead. S-h-o-p-p-i-n-g is also a good summer word and there is nothing like exploring a new store on
In Issue 259, the longest day of the year approaches and Bayfield is the place to be on such a summery occasion. Let the Bayfield Breeze help you plan your next 90 days. Perhaps a stop at the new LCBO store on the south end of town is in order - but remember people - enjoy everything in moderation. And just in case a visit to the new store isn't in your impending future you can tour it virtually as it is the focus of this week's photo story...
In Issue 258, take a close look at the headlines this week and you will see that Bayfield offers something for everyone - artists, musicians, actors, authors and athletes - the community is a mecca for culture and sport as well as those who appreciate it all from the sidelines. Our photo story is but one great example of this as we head to Clan Gregor Square to cheer on the runners in the sixth annual Safe Harbour Run.
In Issue 257, people who say that nothing ever happens in a small town has never lived in one! It was a big week for news in the village and that is all I'm going to say as I think this issue really speaks for itself. You're just going to have to click thru and read all about it....
In Issue 256, it is an issue of old and new this week as we celebrate the planting of 34 more young trees planted in the village's south end due to the efforts of The Bayfield Tree Project and in our photo story we explore what life may have been like in the area when the first settlers arrived thanks to the talented cast and crew of "Tiger and the Baron".
In Issue 255, well what a lovely Victoria Day weekend that was. Did you stop by the first ever Bayfield Farmer's Market on Friday evening or take in the Optimist Club's annual Duck Race on Sunday afternoon? Well if you didn't, and even if you did, you can check out what happened in our two photo stories this week. The Bayfield Breeze - almost as good as being there in person...almost. Hope to see you out and about in the village soon - peak season is upon us once again!
In Issue 254, ready or not - the first long weekend of the "summer" season is upon us! So what are you going to do? Your options include but are not limited to: racing a duck in the Bayfield Harbour, bargain hunting at a yard sale, chowing down at a community breakfast, or checking out the new Farmer's Market in Clan Gregor Square. Happy Victoria Day! And in our photo story, we celebrate our provincial flower, mothers and active transportation on a hike along the Sawmill Trail...
In Issue 253, Sunday is Mother's Day and Bayfield is a great place to treat Mom to a day out - the ideas are endless but could include taking in a special hike planned for the Woodland Trail or a poke around opening day of the Flea and Produce Market. In our photo story, we set the toes a tapping and the hands a clapping as Ashley MacIsaac performs in the Bayfeld Town Hall.
In Issue 252, we are all agreed that the winter of 2014 has overstayed its welcome and so we embrace the coming of spring with such events as the Mayor's Breakfast and the Community Lunch both at the town hall. We are even intrigued about the idea of becoming a severe weather spotter because that can only mean - the heat and humidity of summer will soon be here! In our photo story, we tour the Bayfield Lions' Club's annual Home and Garden Show...
In Issue 249, it still doesn't really feel like it but spring is here! How do we know? Well, the Collectors Show and Exhibition is this weekend, the Girl Guides are selling those chocolate and vanilla classic cookies and the garden club is having their first meeting...yep, that is how we know. A little something different in our photo story section - a local butternut tree gets its 15 minutes of fame...or maybe longer as it is already over 75 years old.
In Issue 249, it still doesn't really feel like it but spring is here! How do we know? Well, the Collectors Show and Exhibition is this weekend, the Girl Guides are selling those chocolate and vanilla classic cookies and the garden club is having their first meeting...yep, that is how we know. A little something different in our photo story section - a local butternut tree gets its 15 minutes of fame...or maybe longer as it is already over 75 years old.
In Issue 248, even if the thermometer isn't rising as quickly as we'd like it to there are signs of spring in our publication this week - tree sales, Girl Guide cookies, book sales, potted plant fundraisers, and the collector show are all as easily attributed to spring in Bayfield as the Robins now bobbing on our snow covered lawns. And in our photo story, we head out to Pine Lake campground for some pancakes and sausage...In Issue 248, even if the thermometer isn't rising as quickly as we'd li
In Issue 247, volunteers are the backbone of every great community and three dozen of Bluewater's most dedicated were recognized recently - click through to this week's installment of the Bayfield Breeze to see who they are! And in our photo story, we head down to the Bayfield Library to learn about chopping, dicing, slicing and more...
In Issue 246, please join us as we Skate the Day Away...
In Issue 245, Mother Nature is teasing us with little glints of spring and this week's news items are hinting at its arrival as well. In the photo story we travel back in time with the help of renowned photographer Reuben Sallows.
In Issue 244, we visit with Shannon Gould, hearing instrument specialist, to learn about the importance of ear health and in our photo story we go outside and make some noise in celebration of Thinking Day...
In Issue 243, despite the good old ground hog's prediction there are signs of the season of new life approaching...spring film and concert line-ups, Bayfield Reads, World Day of Prayer and Trinity's Pancake Supper are all to be anticipated and if people still need a little convincing just take a look out the window this evening - the days are getting longer
In Issue 241, that mid-winter statutory holiday - Family Day - is this weekend! And in keeping with the holiday theme, a few of the village's volunteer groups have planned some fun activities with families in mind. And in our photo story, we visit the Bayfield Library Complex to witness some top notch harp playing...
In Issue 240, February has arrived and we won't talk about the Groundhog's prediction because there is lots to keep us busy in Bayfield waiting for spring and one such activity that can help pass the time is ice skating! In our photo story, we visit the Bayfield Arena to see who laced up their skates for some fun this past Sunday afternoon.
In Issue 239, snow squall and wind chill warnings, road closures and school bus cancellations don't really promote getting out and enjoying the great outdoors - but time spent out in nature in the winter can be some of the most enjoyable times a person can experience after all there are no bugs or humidity to worry about! So bundle up and put on warm boots with good traction and head out on an area trail - the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association has a new guide book to promote local trails a
In Issue 238, we celebrate our municipality with good works being financially recognized by the Bluewater Community Development Foundation in Bayfield, Zurich and Hensall. In our photo story, we see what happens when many hands work together on a project close to their hearts - the new Heritage Centre and Archives will be revealed to Bayfield Historical Society members on Jan. 27.
In Issue 237, for some time now I have heard swirling rumors regarding an inordinate number of Book Clubs per capita being established in our little village. I decided that this phenomena needed further investigating…read all about it this week! And in our photo story, we offer up our final retrospective of the year just past...
In Issue 236, we take a look at how some Bayfield and area residents rang in the New Year with coverage of the Bayfield Town Hall's "Black and White" New Year's soiree! And in our photo story we continue our review of 2013...
In Issue 235, Happy New Year! The Bayfield Breeze team - Melody, Dennis, Mike and John would like to take this opportunity to wish all our subscribers a marvelous 2014 filled with only good news! In our photo story, we offer a look back at the year that was in our first of three retrospectives on 2013.
In Issue 234, the morning we big and little kids have all been waiting for has arrived. It's Christmas Day! It isn't often you get to publish an issue marked Dec. 25 so we have tried to fill it with glad tidings for you and yours this festive season. Enjoy!
Issue 233, the holiday season is a time for both reflection and for looking ahead - the same can be said for this week's installment of the Bayfield Breeze as we walk in the footsteps of two men recognized for their long-term contributions to the community and celebrate some youngsters just learning to dance. We look forward to a wintery hike and anticipate a gentle spring when the new Reading Garden will bloom. And in our photo story, we take joy in the simple things from paper snowflakes to gi
In Issue 232, just two more weeks and Christmas will be here - the Bayfield Breeze offers several ways to celebrate in the days leading up to Dec. 25th - whether it be donating to a great cause, attending a special church service or an activity with the children - details can be found here. And in our photo story, we have a visit with Santa while enjoying a plate of eggs, bacon, pancakes and a side of chocolate milk...
In Issue 231, village holiday traditions continue this week with Octogenarian Santa Visits, Breakfast with Santa and the St. Andrew's Christmas Cantata all drawing near...and in our photo story we attend another local December tradition, the Bayfield Lions' Club's Annual Turkey Bingo.
In Issue 230, the hustle and bustle of the season is upon us as local groups and organizations prepare their traditional offerings of family entertainment...turkey bingo, candlelight cantata, breakfast with Santa...be sure to mark your calendar so you don't miss a minute of the fun. And in our photo story, we travel to Zambia with a Bayfield woman who recently shared her talent for sewing with the Tonga people...
In Issue 229. it is beginning to look a lot like, you know, in fact there are just 34 preparation days left. Bayfield organizations are gearing up for their traditional events of the season while others would be happy to help you check off some folks on your gift buying list...calendars, gift memberships, storybooks...read all about what they have to offer this week. And in our photo story, we attend a new Bayfield tradition, the telling of a holiday tale with the talented Glee Sisters...