More Out and About

Nov 9 to August 29, 2008
 

Nov 9, 2008

November gales produce some vertical atmospherics ... click on the picture to get an enlargement

Nov 8, 2008

Dad, Chris Liu, helps Cindy as mom, Yi, looks on

Nov 7, 2008

Like so many others, St. Paul's Anglican Church, built in 1891 in Ripley, has closed its doors

Nov 5, 2008

What could be better than to see the sunset, hear the water under a kayak and follow the birds finding their way.  By Gail Schuett.  Click on the picture for a larger view.

Nov. 5, 2008

Bob Cartwright says that the Sun touched the water at exactly 5:03 pm

Nov 4, 2008

Getting ready for winter

Nov. 3, 2008

IF THE WORLD COULD VOTE

Carol Walberg submits a very interesting site Take a look at the surprising results.

Nov. 2, 2008

Lighthouse Bill has been in Southampton doing some work on the Imperial Tower on Chantry Island.  He does specialty work with his crew on Lighthouses across the world.  Many of his contracts are on Islands and he needs a sturdy little craft to take his crew and equipment out in harsh weather. 

After experience with other vessels, Bill decided to build the little craft shown above.  It looks somewhat like a Stanley aluminum, but is much more practical due to its sturdy steel construction.  It is about 24 feet long and has a 150HP motor.  It can be beached and carry a big load.   All he needs is a big central boom... Bill's a fun guy!

Nov 1, 2008

Brian Cole's goodbye October

Oct 31, 2008

Lone Tree by Gail

Oct 28, 2008

A Victoria BC reader of the Saugeen Times sends this window into Butchart Gardens

Oct 26, 2008

Met a skilled tradesman friend in the grocery store.  He is booked until next fall with work for a crew of 4.  He likes his work and is glad he selected it as a trade and is his own boss.  He's been at it for years.  He does not just send his employees out, he works with them making his day fun and short.

He shared a common theme that he thinks  many people working for large organizations are dehumanized and hate to go into work every day, but are trapped by the pay and the 'security'.

Oct 25, 2008

Linda Martin of Cambridge with Chinook (foreground) and Winter peaking out. They are there to watch Martin twins, John & Andrew in the Sr. Boys and Taylor in the Sr. Girls

Oct 23, 2008

Stonehenge at the Long Dock by Hilborn

Oct 21, 2008

The only railway tracks for miles 'round

Train travel should come back.  It's comfortable and gets you to the core of the area.  There is a great train from Port Huron to Chicago that 'lands' you downtown at Union Station.  You don't need a car.

Oct 19, 2008

It's always a little sad when the boats come out in the Port Elgin Harbour.  Can snow be far behind?

Oct 18, 2008

Sunset by Mike (not the Mayor) Smith of Port Elgin

Oct 18, 2008

The Bagoville has a big barge in tow on the last day of the extended off shore permit

Oct 16, 2008

Fall at the Fish Hatchery by G.R.Schuett

Oct 15, 2008

Looking straight up at the wings of southern breezes

Oct 14, 2008

Recently the Bluewater School District held its championships at the courts in Southampton.  There was no publicity about this event.  One wonders why because Tennis is such a popular sport in the area with far more participants over a lifetime than other sports.

October 14, 2008

The Annex is gone and the 'Curling Club' has taken its place.  Actually, they are one and the same, except for the new sign.

October 12, 2008

Autumn and her coat of many colours along the Saugeen

Oct 11, 2008

Burning Bush

Peter Stamford Port Elgin.... our photographers are great are they not?

Oct 11, 2008

Good Cheer to Square Deal Neil's who are great supporters of everything.  This time it is a depot for the Christmas Child Shoebox project

The shoeboxes for the Christmas Child project is such a worthwhile endeavour," says Edith Sinclair.  "We hope everyone will take at least one and make a child happy who would otherwise have nothing."

To learn more see Feature Oct 2, 2008 ...  When is a shoebox not just a shoebox? 

Oct 9, 2008

The Saugeen Times added two more countries to its list of readers last night.  Greenland and Luxembourg logged on and read some things about our area.  It's fun to see this happen.

Oct 8, 2008

Are you working too hard? ... Here are some signs:

  • You have to read the Saugeen Times/Kincardine Times to figure out why CIBC manager Ed Buckle has pink hair.

  • Catching a glimpse of yourself at 2 pm, you notice that you never rinsed the hair conditioner out in your morning shower.

  • You dread phone calls...just more work.

  • Your mail box is filling up online and you can't seem to make a dent in it.

  • You're skipping meals

  • The weather means nothing to you.

  • Who made the major league playoffs?

  • Have I missed a Simon and Garfunkel reunion, you ask?

  • Wow.... you're laundry basket still has your old bathing suit and summer T-shirts in it.

  • What is high definition TV?

  • Are those dandelions left over from spring?

Oct 8, 2008

(L) Assistant Drew Henkle, Chef Bill Hodgkins & Pastry Chef Marjorie Sawyer

The Town of Saugeen Shores and the popular Elk & Finch restaurant of Southampton hosted the first in a series of cooking classes at The Plex on Monday evening.  Approximately 15 women participated in the class learning first-hand from Chef, Bill Hodgkins, Pastry Chef Marjorie Sawyer and Assistant Drew Henkle, how to create some popular appetizers.

October 5

by Peter Stamford Port Elgin 

Oct 4, 2008

Work on Port Elgin Library Continues.  The addition is not quite in the classical tradition of the grand old building in front of it.  Why change the motif of rectangles to a circle?  Maybe the design will wear well.  The Museum did a nice job of a break between the old and the new.  This one is not quite there yet.

Oct 4, 2008

Rainbow at the Beach by G. R. Schuett

Oct 3, 2008

The shy Blue Heron gets a better view by Brian Cole

Oct 2, 2008

Pat Cassavoy at her new Studio (beside Shular's Garage) in Southampton. Cassavoy is also considering conducting small intimate classes for beginning artists.

Oct 1, 2008

Propeller Club Crew giving the McNabb Point Range Light some finishing touches (Walberg)

Oct 1, 2008

Silver Lace in Bloom in  September by Ian Evans

September 30

It's kind of sad to see summer wane.  We won't miss the traffic snarls.  Fall is a great time and the fall fairs can be the most fun of the year.

September 26, 2008

A sea of  pumpkins and squash at Hi-Berry Farms

September 23, 2008

Wal-Mart moves ahead quickly.  January 1 was the target date.  Not pretty, but pretty big

September 22, 2008

Southampton Harbour is full of Equipment.  We've not been this busy in many years.  Without this safe harbour, the job would be more costly

September 20

J.D. FLood, 7, of Tiverton chows down on a burger at the KTTPS meet-the-teacher barbecue Thursday night

September 19

A unique way to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday party; this display was found on Highway 9 east of Kincardine by Liz Dadson (click on picture to enlarge)

September 17, 2008

An interesting Lighthouse from the Maritimes photographed by Ron and Mary Seaman.  The top of the light was made in Paris as was the Chantry Island Light

September 16, 2008

Sharon LePage took these pictures of her two children Jamie and Ryan LePage enjoying what all Bruce Coast kids love.... a day with some waves.  It was September 6 and not many ventured into the surf that day

September 16, 2008

Team Caitlyn by for Cancer Research by Geordie Ferrell

September 14, 2008

The memorial service for Art Field yesterday was moving and just right ...  

... But we in it shall be remembered;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now abed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks ...

September 12, 2008

Huron-Bruce Liberal candidate Greg McClinchey and PC candidate Ben Lobb have campaign signs lining Highway 21, just north of Amberley. A federal election has been called for Oct. 14. by Liz Dadson

September 9, 2008

Hydrant in Jail

One of our inveterate readers sent us this photo.  What gives?  There is Albert Street, the sidewalk, the jail fence and the Hydrant.  Has bail been posted?  How about early release due to good conduct?  There is a nice long red marker on it so our good fire volunteers can see where it is come winter.

September 8, 2008\

The Windmill Rainbow

Here is some pictures that we took Sunday night on the 10th of Bruce of the beatiful rainbow around the windmills.
Karen Thorne

 

September 7, 2008

Silhouettes  by Walberg

September 6, 2008

Congratulations to one of our advertisers and columnists, Joleen of Loose Leaves Teas in Southampton. She now joins the ranks of grandmothers everywhere, with the birth of her first grandson, Griffin.

September 4, 2008

A Sunset on Sept. 2, 2008, from the North Shore by Larry LePage.

Strange atmospheric conditions can anyone out there explain this one?

September 3, 2008

Dear Editor.

Took this picture today showing heavy construction equipment framing a sunny scene on Goderich St. N.

Do enjoy your online newspaper.

Peter Stamford Port Elgin

 

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Nov 9, 2008

 

Rotary Treasurer Michael La Blance (L) and President Henry Weickert (R) giving Principal Jeff Moser of G. C. Huston Public School  funds to purchase literacy computer programs for grades four and six.  These literacy programs will be used on the computers given to the school last year by Southampton Rotary.

Nov 8, 2008

For Cindy Liu from China, this is the first time skating at Port Elgin's Plex - or anywhereNov 7, 2008

Following the Lunch Wagon

Nov 6, 2008

Ken MacLeod of Ripley is waist-deep in tall grasses as he figures out how to haul a dead elm tree out of the forest to use for firewood

Nov. 5, 2008

Perfect Balance

by Gail Schuett.  Click for enlargement

Nov 4, 2008

Enjoying Fall with Spring Green Grass

Nov. 3, 2008

Southampton Harbour on Sunday Nov. 2, 2008 is crowded with equipment.  They've done a good job under difficult circumstances

Nov 2, 2008

G.C. Huston Public School of  Southampton was recently awarded $250.00 by the Bluewater School District thanks to the participation of School Council members at the recent Parent Conference held in Owen Sound. 

The monetary award was given to the Bluewater School with the highest number of participants at the 'In Your Children's Shoes' conference on Saturday.

Nov 2, 2008

The Stern of Lighthouse Bill's vessel

Oct 31, 2008

Sunset by Mike (not the Mayor) Smith

Oct 31, 2008

There have been two outstanding engineering projects around Town this summer.  One has been Bruce Telecom's big project to install fibre optic wire access to the phone, TV and the Internet and the other has been the big water intake project.

Oct 31, 2008

Dusk with Lam Post by Gail

Oct 28, 2008

St.  Thomas Reader sends this unusual picture.

Oct 27, 2008

A Cappella performed, under the direction of Jeanette Steeves, Sunday at Southampton's St. Patrick's Catholic Church

Oct 25, 2008

Does anybody else miss Steadman's in Southampton?  You could get lots of things there.  Somehow, the Big Box stores don't help me lose the hope that somebody will have a store that I can walk to like the old Steadmans

Oct 23, 2008

by Peter from P.E.

Oct 23, 2008

by Peter from P.E.

Oct 21, 2008

Once the leaves are gone the hidden gems appear.

This would be a fun place to spend a winter evening with a good book.  Might need a wood stove, but that would be easy.

Oct 20, 2008

Fall Gull by G.R.Schuett

Oct 19, 2008

Great White Egrets take flight while Canada Geese relax before their journey.

Oct 18, 2008

The tug Bagotville heads out of the harbour

Oct 16, 2008

Rarely seen, a flying cross of Canada geese

Oct 15, 2008

This family is still enjoying Fairy Lake while others are trying their wings

October 14, 2008

On our Out 'n' About mission today we saw a miracle!  There is a vast sports field behind G. C. Houston School.  There were about 15 young men playing ball hockey on the tarmac.  They were having a lot of fun.  They had goals set up and even some bench guys who could come in to give the teams a breather.  I go there every day and rarely see any use of the field.  It has a good ball diamond and even basketball hoops.

Of course the Blue Water School Board has signs at the entrances saying that "Unauthorized Use is Prohibited".  What a treat to see some teens using the field none the less.  It did not cost anything.  They enjoyed themselves and it was a beautiful day.

October 13, 2008

Canoes meandered down the Saugeen Thanksgiving weekend. Also, this small boat with three fishermen enjoyed the balmy weather.  The trip from Paisley and beyond has been very popular this year

One word says it all at the Saugeen First Nation AmphitheatreOctober 11, 2008

This is our grandaugher Nellah enjoying the pumpkin patch at Hi-Berry Farms.
 
Yours truly
 
Pat and Barry Ruhl

Oct 10, 2008

(L) Mackenzie, Rhonda, Wendel Clark, Brad Hewlett

A Legend came thru our town and I got to meet him at Crabby Joe's. 

Brad Hewlette 

October 9, 2008

Hyacinth Bean Vine by Brian Cole

Fascinating colours

If anyone wants some seeds, please contact brian.cole@sympatico.ca

October 8, 2008

This is the proposed sign for Kincardine.  For details go to and look at the Kincardine Town Council articles

Oct 8, 2008

(R) Irene shows her form as partner Bill, owner of Duffy's, and other half of the foursome, John Divinski (L) and partner, Ann Veyvara, add their support

Duffy's Famous Fish & Chips of Southampton recently held their annual Customer Appreciation 'fun' golf tournament at Chippewa Golf & Country Club.

Oct 5, 2008

Tiverton is really doing some very nice things with their little village.  Other larger towns should take notice especially at Christmas

Oct 4, 2008

Rain or Shine Fall Harvest continues at Hi-Berry Farm.  It's a great farm and the workers do a wonderful job.

Oct 3, 2008

Grass (Brian Cole)

One of the best features of Bruce County is the variety of grasses that grow easily in yards, on the beach and along the road.  On the beach they hold the sand.  If you examine beaches that are groomed excessively, you'll see a loss of sand and little natural beach grass.

Oct 2, 2008

Volunteer firefighter, Mike Lorenz, mans the Foodbank Drive location held by the Southampton Fire Station at Foodland on Sunday

Oct 1, 2008

The power of the Internet and the weakness of the print media are clearly demonstrated in the reach and scope of what our readers and we can bring to you.  Take a look at the great pictorial summary of the Range Light Restoration by Carol Walberg

Oct 1, 2008

Typical Lake Huron Sunset as fall deepens by Carol Walberg. 

Many tourists think that the best sunsets are on cloudless days, but locals know that you need some cloud cover to bring out the beauty.

September 28, 2008

Southampton Harbour filled with mountains of gravel that is loaded on big barges and transported to the water intake line being constructed south of Chantry Island

September 25, 2008

A large metal intake valve sits on the north side of the Saugeen waiting for the final phase

September 23, 2008

The IPM from 156 Feet -- Wow

September 23, 2008

A Tug was hauling a massive pipe load from the Southampton Harbour to south of Chantry Island on Monday.  Upon reaching the gap the pipe for the new water intake stretched all the way to mid-beach in Southampton.  The Pipe is sealed and it carries its own connections with it.  When in place, they will let water into the pipe sinking it.  It's quite and engineering job.

September 22, 2008

Final tally on the International Plowing match was 84,000 with a final day of 18,000.  Great job for the organizers and Chris Hughes of Bruce County Tourism

September 22, 2008

People are worried about gas prices whether they go up or down.  Big lines when the price went down.

September 20

Emily McKay, left, and Rae Coenen serve hamburgers to the hungry crowd at the KTTPS meet-the-teacher barbecue Thursday night

September 19, 2008

KTTPS students Tarna Taylor, Jacob Musselman and Lloyd Carter check out an exhibit at the International Plowing Match Tuesday

September 18, 2008

This plaque in Newfoundland is an exact duplicate of the plaque on the Chantry Island pedestal that held up the giant 2nd order Fresnel Lens.  The above company supplied the 'tops' of Lighthouses all over the world. (Ron & Mary Seaman)  Five men came and stayed a year installing the wonderfully constructed Lights on the 6 Imperial Towers in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.  Photo by Ron and Mary Seaman.

September 16, 2008

Grass and Sunset Sharon LePage

September 15, 2008

Ron and Mary Seaman send a picture of this second order Fresnel Lens from Newfoundland.  More about that later. 

September 14, 2008

More construction in Port Elgin Industrial Park.  What is it?

.September 13, 2008

It might not feel like fall, but the trees seem to know!

September 12, 2008

The days are getting shorter and some of the places in the community are going on shorter hours after a busy summer.  We miss some of the hustle and bustle, but it's always nice to return to 'normal'.  We are just waiting for that short warm spell when we can feel Lake Huron again. .... you know that sound when you submerge and glide out into the waves.

September 9, 2008

Before the Rain G.R.Schuett

What a great shot eh?

 

September 8, 2008

The Lighthouse Kiosk which is a fixture on the corner of High and Albert in front of the Southampton Town Hall is gone for visit to the International Plowing Match.  It will be back.

September 8, 2008

Wal-Mart Construction continues.  It's a huge project and the building won't be a classic at over 175,000 square feet.

September 6, 2008

Crews busy on installation on Goderich Street

September 5, 2008

Well-known local entertainer, Fran Sanagan brought his own style of Celtic ballads to the last of the summer's 'Music in the Park' series.  Each Wednesday evening at Southampton's Rotary Perkins Park, audiences enjoyed both the sounds of music and picnic baskets filled with delectable delights.

September 4, 2008

Peter Little Captures the Traffic after the Fireworks.... every year eh?

September 3, 2008

Weekend Spectacular by Peter Little

August 29, 2008

Sometimes we forget how beautiful a simple path can be.  This one is at Chippewa Golf and Country Club.  It's just before the first blush of fall and we've had enough rain to make things lush.

 

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