TWO COW BARN FOR PENHALE LANDAU DISPLAY MOVING FORWARD
A sketch of the proposed Two Cow Barn by Adolpho Spaleta, architect. (Submitted photo)
Due to strong financial support from the community, the Two Cow Barn project is moving closer to reality.
The Penhale Steering Committee would like to thank everyone for the unprecedented community support of their fundraising campaign. The committee is proceeding with next steps to construct a Two Cow Barn which will house the pristine Landau carriage built by Bayfield Carriage Works’ Tom Penhale.
The Steering Committee is composed of members of the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS), Bayfield Lions Club and the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce. They include: BHS President Ruth Gibson, Dave Gillians, Lions Ian Matthew, Doug Vanderhaar, Bill Rowat and Dave Nearingburg; and chamber representatives Mike DeCorte and Roger Lewington.
The barn will be built behind the Bayfield Archives and Heritage Centre and next to the Friends of the Bayfield Library “Reading Garden”.
From the mid-1800s, the number of horses, cows, pigs, sheep, chickens and ducks living in the village of Bayfield far outnumbered the human inhabitants. To house these animals, many village homes had a Two Cow Barn. Several of these barns still exist behind some of the older homes in the village.
The plan is to replicate the rough cedar siding and use simulated shake steel for the roof. The building will be placed on a cement pad and will be visible from Main Street.
Doug Vanderhaar and Mike DeCorte have assumed the role as construction managers and are determined to make the Two Cow Barn as attractive and practical as possible within their budget. They are now reviewing contractor quotes before they submit the necessary planning permit applications.
Doug’s son, Brad Vanderhaar has drafted the necessary construction plans.
The building will be closed with no public access and the group is now working on storyboards that will feature the history of Penhale’s Bayfield Wagon and Carriage Works.
Community pride is difficult to quantify but stories and displays like this show that for a small village, Bayfield is indeed a special place.
TREASURE HUNTERS GET READY TO RUMMAGE THIS FRIDAY
It’s time to rummage, friends! After months of preparation, the big day has finally arrived. On Friday, July 14, the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre is the place to be.
The outside grass area will open at 6 p.m. Outside is where treasure hunters will discover furniture pieces, outdoor garden furniture, the garden section, the kid’s section, art, art prints and frames, tools and sports and so much more! Be sure to visit volunteers Nick and John for a freshly barbecued hotdog and soft drink.
The arena opens at 6:30 p.m. sharp. The entrance is through the Zamboni doors on the south side. The inside portion of Rummage is a treasure trove of delights! There will be many volunteers happy to assist people as they make their purchases. Cash is preferred but, if need be, there is a debit machine on site. Shop the many booths inside the arena showcasing kitchenware, collectibles, linens and draperies, electronics and lighting, books and puzzles, specialty baked goods and, of course, the Silent Auction tables. Attendees are asked to pay special attention to the announcements throughout the evening so they know when bidding at the Silent Auction comes to a close.
For everyone’s safety, Team Rummage asks people to be mindful of the limited space in the arena and not to bring bicycles, wagons and dogs onto the sale floor. Guide and service dogs exempted.
Come prepared to have fun! Bring those loonies and toonies and shopping bags and take home some treasures. The Rummage Sale has something for everyone at every price range. All proceeds from the event go toward the care, programming and maintenance of Pioneer Park for all to enjoy!
Silent Auction Alert: Pictured is a one-size, machine washable winter coat made in the Netherlands along with an art scarf, all donated by 'The Wardrobe Bazaar’ located at 16 Main Street in Bayfield.
More art prints available for bidding at the Silent Auction. This limited edition framed print is number four of 12 by West Coast artist and print maker, Dianne Ostoich.
At the Silent Auction, bids will be taken on this unsigned, framed Lithograph by Canadian artist Rob Wilson.
Another Silent Auction assortment of home delights generously donated by local Royal LePage Heartland realtor, Diane Snell.
Bid on this sweatshirt hoodie at the Silent Auction. Donated by "Leslie’s Clothing" of Bayfield located at 15 Main Street.
A sweatshirt and a gift certificate for take-out favorites from "Woodland Drive-in" located at 17 Mill Road can be found on the Silent Auction tables.
Bidding at the Silent Auction tables begins on Friday at 6:30 p.m. This DIY massage tool is donated by "Massage Therapy On The Square" in Bayfield.
At the Silent Auction table, bid on a chance to win a 4-hour sail for four persons aboard a 34 ft. sailboat. Bring swimsuits to enjoy a lake swim. Light snack and beverages included.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FAIR FISH FRY
Chris Brown, along with other dedicated members of the Brussels Legion, is shown here preparing and frying the fish at a recent fish fry. (Submitted photo)
Everyone loves a good old-fashioned fish fry! The Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) will be hosting a Fish Fry Dinner on Friday, Aug, 18 to kick off the opening of the 2023 Bayfield Community Fair.
Dinner will be served continuously from 4:30-7 p.m. Each dinner will include two pieces of Alaska Pollock with dinner roll, coleslaw, and a dessert. Dine at the Bayfield Agricultural Park or get dinners to take out.
The BAS is happy to welcome volunteers from the Brussels Legion who will be preparing and cooking the fish to perfection. The Brussels Legion is well known for its fish fry expertise!
Dinner tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online by emailing info@BayfieldFair.ca. Payment will be through PayPal.
Tickets can also be purchased at the BAS booth at the Bayfield Sunday Market any time between now and Aug. 6. There will be a very limited number of tickets at the gate. Fish fry enthusiasts are encouraged to get their tickets early and avoid disappointment.
The dinner will be held on the grounds of the Bayfield Agricultural Park at 1 Fry Street in the village.
Join in the fun – come to the Fish Fry!
CRAZY DIAMONDS, ZED AND SOUTHERN FRIED ALL COMING TO TOWN
ZED is one of two bands that will perform in Agriculture Park on Aug. 19. Tickets are available now! (Submitted photo).
Music lovers can look forward to two more concerts this summer with three tribute bands sharing their talents.
Sunday, Aug. 6 is the day that “Crazy Diamonds”, a Pink Floyd Tribute Band from Kitchener, ON will perform on the outdoor stage at the town hall. This is a great opportunity for Pink Floyd fans to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” album and hear it in its entirety. The band will also perform other Pink Floyd classics.
The gates for this outdoor concert open at 7 p.m. with the tribute beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are selling for $40.
A cash bar selling beer and wine will be available. Those who attend are asked to bring their own chair.
And then on the third weekend in August, the BTHHS and the Bayfield Agricultural Society are joining forces to bring a “Rock Revival” to the Bayfield Community Fair! Two bands – “ZED” and “Southern Fried” – will take over the Bayfield Fairgrounds at Agricultural Park on Saturday, Aug. 19.
ZED will bring Led Zeppelin’s rock to life as this band faithfully recreates the sound of Led Zeppelin’s studio albums to an astonishing level of accuracy while also capturing the magical aura of the Led Zeppelin live experience.
Established in 2003, Southern Fried has been stunning audiences with a true experience of Southern rock music. They have been hailed as simply the most authentic-sounding Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute anywhere! In addition to Lynyrd Skinner tunes, Southern Fried plays southern classics by such groups as the Allman Brothers, ZZ Top and more.
Tickets are $30. Fairground gates for this Rock Revival will open at 6:30 p.m. while the concert will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available now for $30. There will be a cash bar. Attendees are asked to bring their own chair.
Tickets for all the concerts listed in this summer line-up can be purchased online by visiting: www.bayfieldtownhall.com.
YEAR OF LAND OR LAKES THEME FOR OFF THE WALL FUNDRAISER
The Bayfield Centre for the Arts (BCA) will be holding their second “Off the Wall” fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Bayfield Town Hall.
“We invite you to light up your Saturday and be a part of this delightful summer art event!” said Leslee Squirrell, president of the BCA.
More than 45 artists answered the call to explore the theme, “Year of Land or Lakes” and the results will be open to the public for a free exhibition from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then in the evening from 4-7:30 p.m. those with tickets will have the opportunity to take home a piece of art right off the wall!
Ticket purchasers will be treated to delightful hor d’oeuvres and adult beverages (beer/wine) as well as an opportunity to bid on both live and silent auction items while waiting for their opportunity to choose a painting…off the wall.
There are three ticket types available for purchase: Golden Ticket, Art Lovers Ticket and Social Butterfly Ticket.
The one and only Golden Ticket is $500 and gives two guests “front of the line” access to choose their painting first from all the works available.
The cost of the Art Lovers Ticket has been set at $175 for two guests and includes one painting. They will have the opportunity to pick a single painting from the wall when their ticket is drawn at random.
Social Butterfly Tickets are available for $45 each. These tickets are for those guests who want to experience all the evening has to offer, including the food, beverages and bidding on the auction items but without the art to take home.
To purchase tickets for the BCA Off the Wall fundraising event please visit: Year of Land or Lakes Tickets.
The premier sponsor for this event is Diane Snell of Royal LePage Heartland Realty.
PEOPLE RALLIED TO SAVE INVISIBLE CAT
Casper (Submitted photo)
Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines (BFF) continue to receive requests to take in more cats and kittens and unfortunately, they are at maximum capacity and cannot take in any more at this time.
Casper is the Adopt a BFF cat of the week.
He is the poster feline for good intentions and the battle cry, “Someone needs to do something…” after a life of suffering on the streets finally a few “someones” rallied together and did something.
“Casper is so named not just because of his color but because he truly became invisible,” explained Deb Penhale, representing BFF. “This cat has been spotted over the years with such a long list of horrific injuries it is mind-boggling how he survived and each time he was seen injured the call went out that someone needed to do something.”
Penhale noted that not everyone was indifferent to Casper’s plight as people don’t often know what to do when an injured cat presents itself on their doorstep aside from giving them food and water.
“This is a kindness to be sure as without being fed and hydrated he wouldn’t have had the strength to pull through everything that he has but it is still falling short of the attention this poor guy needed,” said Penhale.
Recently a final call for help went out when Casper was suspected of having a broken leg after possibly being hit by a car – social media proved helpful in narrowing down his location and people were able to successfully trap him and bring him to the Rescue.
“Somebody did something,” said Penhale. “Actually a bunch of somebody’s banded together and now Casper has been vetted and although he still needs some surgery we anticipate a long, pain free life for this boy who will never have to fight for anything again.”
Casper will soon be looking for his forever somebody and a comfortable, indoor life of being loved – something Penhale is sure he will give back ten-fold.
BFF volunteers continue to be grateful for donations of wet food both for kittens and adult cats as well as financial contributions toward food, vaccinations and surgeries.
If anyone would like to send their donations directly to Clinton Veterinary Services where BFF’s rescues receive their care they can do so by sending E-transfers to email@example.com. Please make note that the money is to go to “Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines”. Financial donations may also be sent via E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to P.O. Box 33, Bayfield, ON, N0M 1G0.
The adoption fee is $250. Adopted cats are vetted, shots are up-to-date and they are also spayed or neutered. Adoption inquiries may also be made to the BFF’s email address above.
Currently, there is a Go Fund Me campaign being run to encourage more donations for BFF. For more information visit: Go Fund Me – BFF.
SPEED LIMIT PILOT PROJECT UNDERWAY
Residents and visitors will have noticed new 30 KM per hour road signs have been installed in Bayfield as part of a pilot project The positioning of several of the signs near the entrance and exit of Hwy. 21, like this one on Jane Street, is a requirement of the Highway Traffic Act. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
Residents and visitors will have noticed new 30 KM per hour road signs have been installed in Bayfield as part of a pilot project to see if lowering the speed limit within the village would make streets safer.
Included in the lowering of the speed limit are the community’s northern residential areas: Carriage Lane, Fisherman’s Wharf Road and Harbour Court. Border roads shared with the Municipality of Central Huron will not see a speed reduction. These roads are Jowett’s Grove Road, Old River Road and Bayfield River Road.
The public should note that police will be enforcing this new speed limit.
The positioning of several of the signs near the entrance and exit of Hwy. 21 is a requirement of the Highway Traffic Act.
In Bayfield, 21 signs will be erected in total with the cost of the signs and their installation being $9,660.
To learn more about the 30 km an hour pilot project visit: Council Meeting June 19.