“BARRYSTRONG” THANK YOU
Barry Detenbeck is a Bayfielder now living with Alzheimer’s Disease. His wife Gayle organized a local walk in his honor and invited the community to join her. The “BarryStrong Walk for Alzheimer’s” was held on Saturday, May 28 with participants departing from the Clan Gregor Square gazebo. The response was terrific and Gayle would like to thank everyone who participated in the BarryStrong team walk and fundraiser to end Alzheimer’s. She noted it was a very successful day and they had a lovely walk through the streets of this beautiful village on a summery day. (Photo by Gary Lloyd-Rees)
SUMMER SHUTDOWN FOR CONSTRUCTION ON SCHEDULE
Charles Street remains closed as work on the intersection progresses. Once the work at Charles Street and Main Street is finished over the next two weeks, the intersection will be opened, and two-lane traffic will resume. The metal construction fencing will be relocated to the new construction area towards Clan Gregor Square. This image was taken on the morning of May 22. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
Signage and detour routes have been posted for visitors to access the north side of Main Street while construction continues on toward the south end of Main Street. Over the next two weeks the work on the new storm sewers, electrical duct and pedestal placement will continue. (Photo courtesy Municipality of Bluewater)
The Victoria Day Weekend brought bustle and excitement to Bayfield Main Street despite the construction, and as the calendar turns to June, no major delays prolong the project ahead of the summer shutdown.
Signage and detour routes have been posted for visitors to access the north side of Main Street while construction continues on toward the south end of Main Street. Over the next two weeks the work on the new storm sewers, electrical duct and pedestal placement will continue.
Charles Street remains closed as work on the intersection progresses. Once the work at Charles Street and Main Street is finished over the next two weeks, the intersection will be opened, and two-lane traffic will resume. The metal construction fencing will be relocated to the new construction area towards Clan Gregor Square.
Residents can anticipate the break in construction activities in July and August as planned.
During July and August, the Main Street roadway will be open to two lanes of traffic. Parking spaces will also be available. The road will remain gravel. The existing sidewalk will remain functional. During the summer shut down, the fencing that is currently around the active construction area will be removed. There will be a few holes and areas around hydro-poles that will remain fenced off with orange mesh fencing. Signage has been posted on the mesh fen
cing to communicate construction info to visitors. The Municipality of Bluewater will take care of maintenance with regards to such details as dust control and grading.
Signage has now been posted for detours to help direct road traffic to parking and pedestrian traffic to sidewalks. Residents can look forward to great progress over the weeks to come as the contractors work diligently to stay on schedule and keep a safe construction area for visitors and businesses alike.
Communication with the community as the project evolves is a key component and the Municipality of Bluewater will endeavor to provide updates in the Bayfield Breeze on the first and third Wednesdays of every month.
The “Beautifying Bayfield” bi-weekly construction newsletter will continue to be issued with the construction schedule, info and updates. Click here for the: subscription link. This can be shared with friends and neighbors who may also want to receive the latest information!
Other ways of keeping up with Public Works construction news and updates in the Municipality of Bluewater can be found by visiting:
DONATION DATES FOR RUMMAGE SALE ANNOUNCED
The Pioneer Park Association (PPA) is very excited to announce the return of the 73rd Annual Pioneer Park Rummage Sale on Friday, July 8 – their number one fundraising event of the year for the park and the unofficial kick-off to the summer season in Bayfield.
Organizers expect this year to be their best ever so be sure to save the date, gather friends and arrive early! This year, they are trying to round off purchases to $1 values so people are requested to save their loonies and toonies. There should be something for everyone at this event.
All sales proceeds go directly to Pioneer Park, a privately owned public space that all can enjoy. People will soon be able to drop by to see progress at the new addition to the park, a generous donation of neighboring land by the Thompson family.
Donations for the Rummage Sale are greatly appreciated. As in years past, donations can be dropped off at the Quonset Hut on Hwy 21 just North of the village at 76614 Bluewater Highway.
Donation dates have been arranged for three Saturdays in the next month: June 11, June 18 and June 25. On all three of these dates drop off times are 9 a.m. to noon.
Event organizers like to say, “If you are proud to give it, we are proud to sell it!”
The following items are welcome for donation: indoor and outdoor furniture, tables and chairs, linens, draperies, antiques, dishware, housewares, tools of all sorts, gardening tools, decorative items, festive decor, games, books, DVDs, record albums and stereo equipment, lamps and lighting, sports and recreational items, home electronics and small appliances provided they are CSA approved and in good working order. These are just some of the items in great demand and always popular.
There will also be a silent auction section featuring extra special items, gift certificates and/or gift bundles generously donated by the community and local businesses. In the coming weeks, members of the PPA will be dropping by local businesses to see if they would like to include a donation in this year’s Silent Auction.
As in the past, the following items cannot be accepted: mattresses of any size, sofa beds, children’s furniture or strollers, damaged or soiled toys, large appliances, televisions or monitors, printers or fax machines, no clothing or shoes, Tupperware or plastic kitchen utensils, water bottles, lone coffee mugs and no used candles please.
If anyone has questions, please email email@example.com. Volunteers look forward to greeting people at the Quonset hut!
WORKSHOPS INSPIRE CREATIVITY
Bayfield Centre for the Arts is hosting two workshops this summer that invite people to play with paint or with their food!
Learning how to paint with more impressionistic strokes will be a highlight of the “Paint Better Reflections in Water” workshop to be offered by John David Anderson on Thursday, June 9.
Anderson enjoys passing the joy of painting on to others. This has led him to teaching summer courses for Fleming College, Southampton Art School and a number of other arts organizations around the province over the last 20 plus years.
This workshop will be held at the Bayfield Community Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $120 per person.
People can register here by clicking on Better Reflection in the Water Workshop.
“Anatomy of the Charcuterie Board” will see participants learning how to create an appetizing and beautiful charcuterie board composed of local food under the direction of Chef Frank Ihrig of Hessenland Inn and Winery on Thursday, June 23.
In addition to learning how to create an attractive food presentation, participants will go home with a live edge charcuterie board created by Hunters Charcuterie Boards, they will also have the opportunity to sample two of Hessenland’s wines during the two-hour session to be held in the Inn’s Garden Room.
The cost for the workshop is $150. Participants may bring one guest for an additional $15 charge to help them build the board, wine sampling included.
Hessenland Inn and Winery is located at 72981 Bluewater Hwy., Zurich, ON.
To register for BCA’s first culinary event click on: Anatomy of the Charcuterie Board.
CANADIAN TALENT TO GRACE STAGE
Sarah Smith of The She Wolves
The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society will be hosting several concerts this year to raise funds to continue in their efforts to maintain and enjoy the Bayfield Town Hall. Music lovers can look forward to concerts from June to December. The kick-off event features folk music sensations Ken Yates and Jadea Kelly on June 18 while The She Wolves will offer a variety of genres on July 2nd.
Yates, who was born and raised in London, ON, has gained a reputation as one of this country’s brightest rising singer-songwriters. The winner of two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year and New Artist of the Year, Yates has spent recent years expanding his sound and touring North America and Europe. The Bayfield Town Hall concert occurs days before the launch of his upcoming album “Cerulean”.
Kelly, described by CBC’s Tom Power as “one of the shining jewels in the crown of Canadian songwriters”, has performed and showcased her music across the United States and Europe and in Canada at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Edmonton’s Interstellar Rodeo, Metal Toronto and Peterborough Folk Festival. Kelly was also a recipient of the Contemporary Singer of the Year award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
The concert, which will feature Yates and Kelly performing separately, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $25.
The She Wolves are next on the docket on Saturday, July 2nd. This group of talented musicians are returning to the village to perform an outdoor concert. The She Wolves is composed of some of the best female musicians in Southwestern Ontario and includes, singer-songwriter Sarah Smith, blues-rock singer Cheryl Lescom, keyboardist and Rhythm and Blues artist, Chuckee Zehr, singer-songwriter Laurie McColeman and drummer Dale Anne Brendon.
Each of these women have recorded their own albums, or recorded for other artists during the years and each has their own style. Be prepared for a mix of great original music and covers from artists including, Amy Winehouse, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bonnie Rait, Aretha Franklin (Zehr’s specialty), Etta James, Melissa Ethridge and even a little Joe Cocker.
Tickets for The She Wolves concert are $30 and participants are asked to bring their own chair. The gates will open at 6 pm. and the performers will take to the stage at 7 p.m.
There will be a cash bar at all of the shows. Tickets for these concerts are available now online at www.bayfieldtownhall.com. Please note there are no additional surcharges.
FAMILY OF FELINES FEATURED
Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines (BFF) has helped hundreds of feral and abandoned cats find their forever homes but many are still waiting.
Milly, a lovely Tabby, was trapped and admitted to BFF just in time to deliver her six kittens. She is a very attentive mother though she is still not sure about people. It will take her time once her kittens are gone to realize she is safe and can trust humans. In the meantime, she has raised six wonderful kittens – three of which – Cutie, Fred and Ginger – join her as the Adopt-A-BFF family of the week.
Playful and cuddly Cutie is a gorgeous, female Tabby with beautiful markings. Her name says it all, just look at that face! Fred and Ginger are also very playful and cuddly and can usually be found alongside each other. They are definitely a couple balls of energy. They are very bonded and volunteers would like to see them adopted together.
This trio of kittens will be ready for adoption after June 6 once they have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated.
Anyone who would like to meet this family in-person are asked to please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The adoption fee is now $200. Adopted cats are vetted, shots are up-to-date and they are also spayed or neutered. Donations are also always appreciated. E-transfers can be sent to the Rescue’s email or email to arrange for a drop off or pick up of donations. Cheques can be mailed to Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines, P.O. Box 33, Bayfield, ON, N0M 1G0.
Milly (Submitted photos)