Out and About

Nov 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008


Out and About



December 29

Read about the great wind and see some pictures

The wind wins again... see the latest 


December 27, 2008

Fog rolls in over SouthPort Golf Course


December 25, 2008

Pretty quiet around town today.  The big push for Christmas is over.  The snow removal by the Town is amazing.  We saw some Town people out this morning making headway on the big piles.  Good work and sincere thanks from all of us.

December 24, 2008


The Saugeen Track and Field Club


A premier organization in the area, the Saugeen Track and Field Club develops young athletes and gives encouragement to a large number of adults too.  They are great advocates for health and fitness


Dec 23, 2008

Downtown Yellowknife?  No, it is High Street in Southampton


Dec 23, 2008

Heading South into Port Elgin visibility restricted.  21 closed as usual south of PE yesterday.

Dec 22, 2008

Tour Base at the Mouth of the Saugeen and Docks look lonely, but in good order


Dec 21, 2008

Terrific Blizzard at 3 pm on Dec 21.  Usually the Lake is clearly visible.  Now, visibility is about 75 feet.

Shane Ritchie and his nephew, Preston Ritchie and niece, Aylah, took advantage of Saturday's sunshine to go sledding.  Click to enlarge

Dec 20, 2008

Out of focus?  No, just a snow curtain that moves down High Street

December 19, 2008

Hi Sandy -- Looks like our "neigbours" are having a meeting! Probably looking for a treat!
Merry Christmas to All!  Pat and Barry Ruhl, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.


December 18, 2008

Remember summer?  The Saugeen Times traveling local weather expert, Brian Cole,  brings us a field of Lavender from  Summer '08 taken near Sandringham, UK


December 17, 2008

Holiday Greetings from John McIntire in Thailand

Dec 14, 2008

Heavy Snow Saturday Night in Southampton


Dec 11, 2008

The Town of Maples


Dec 10, 2008

There was a man riding an electric cart which are common in summer, moving down the street toward High Street in a blizzard.  It's a shame we don't have some sort of simple transit for seniors trying to shop.

I'm sure they'd like to take a small bus that would run a regular route.  With WalMart and the Plex everything to too spread out for many in the winter and summer

Dec 7, 2008

High Street on Sunday Morning after a big snow fall and more on the way

Dec 7, 2008

What the snowbirds are missing Saturday night December 6

Dec 6, 2008

A new look greets visitors at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

An expansive greeting area in the foyer has been handcrafted by Bill Hicks of Southampton. It was decided that, with the ever-increasing attendance, a larger centre was necessary to accommodate both staff and visitors. According to the Museum's Nancy White, "There are a few small details yet to be finished but overall the improvement has made a significant difference."

Dec 6, 2008

Who is this at the Christmas Parade?

If you want to know, click here, look at the Christmas Ads and scroll way down and you'll get the answer

Nov 29, 2008

A vibrant sunset looking west of the Ripley Road tonight with a wind tower framed

Nov 24, 2008

Ice Log on the Southampton Beach by John Rigby

Nov 24, 2008

According to a US survey there are 17,000 Museums and Art Galleries in the United States attracting 800,000,000 visitors annually.  That's about 2 2/3 visits for every man woman and child.  That makes them the more popular than major sports teams and NASCAR combined. 

According to the experts, Museums have to be more and more tech aware and make it possible for visitors to look at an exhibit and use their own devices to Google some more information on the Internet. 

They are a key part of the educational and entertainment system and the Blue Water School District  should be using them to advantage.  A properly run tour and lesson plan built around a Museum or Art Gallery trip is a great way to expand a student's knowledge.  Originally Museums were populated by scholars.  They should again be the place of the Muse.


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13/02/2009 04:06 PM


December 18, 2008

Winter Field by Brian Cole

December 17, 2008

Noticed another accident last night between Sparks Corner and the Plex.  The Police did an excellent job of routing the traffic around the site using roads that snaked through the Plex Area and all the way to County Road 3.  It was cold and dark work for them

Dec 11, 2008

Construction Continues on new Condo Complex in Southampton

Dec 11, 2008

 Here's a shot yesterday morning out in the east Clarendon St. area as the whole neighbourhood was outside digging out.


Dec 7, 2008

Waves Crashing over the Beach on Sunday Dec.

Dec 6, 2008

High Street in the snow

Dec 6, 2008

Usually more glamorous at the Christmas Parade

If you want to know, click here, look at the Christmas Ads and scroll way down and you'll get the answer

Dec 1, 2008

(L) Jenny Amy, Director of Culinary Association and Carol Vaughan, both of Southampton, pitch in as volunteers at Field to Fork Feast in Owen Sound

Nov 26, 2008

High Wire Act

Nov 24, 2008

Gulls are fascinating birds.  Here Gail Schuett catches them relaxing in frigid conditions.  They like each others company, but in the Spring fledgling time at Chantry Island, they are very territorial

Nov 21, 2008

Nov 20, 2008

Pine Trees Draped with Snow

At the Perimeter Institute Lecture Yesterday, there were two children in attendance.  That's a good thing.

Nov 20, 2008

A Gull fights against the wind Gail Schuett

Nov 18, 2008

The first real snowfall of the year brought with it slippery roads as this driver discovered on Tuesday afternoon. The van's driver lost control on the Paisley side road at Sparks Corner in Saugeen Shores.

Nov 17, 2008

Beach is white and lonely

Nov. 17, 2008

Ray Smith of the Southampton Market Bookstore has the ultimate coffee-table book.

He has brought in only 20 of these books in time for Christmas. The book features wonders from around the world in vivid photography and accompanying write-ups, and also includes a poster.

It is a collector's item that will not be available again. "I'm very excited about it," explains Smith. "The photography is exquisite and, for anyone with an interest in historical sites, this is the ultimate gift."

Nov 11, 2008

North American Sand Sculpting Championships - Fort Myers Beach, Fl.

We attended this event past Sunday (80,000 in attendance.)  And yes very proud to see our flag displayed at the event!

Pat and Barry Ruhl

Nov 17, 2008

More snow on the way

Nov. 16, 2008

First snowfall in Orillia (Grandkids Mary Ellen LePage

Nov 23, 2008

According to a source on the Southampton 150th Anniversary Committee, the final income vs. expenditures numbers for the recent celebrations held this past summer, have not yet been tallied and completed.

The provincial government grant of more than $96,000 that came through the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce, for the artistic and historical aspects of the festival, required that a full accounting be provided in a timely report but, apparently, this has not yet been finalized.

Nov 21, 2008

Nov 21, 2008

Oh, oh... only November

Nov 20, 2008

Lonely McNally Tug on snowy day Gail Schuett

Nov 18

Readers ... it's hard to believe that the Saugeen Times is approaching its first anniversary in January. This first year has been an incredible experience.

We are now being read by many thousands of people in over 60 countries around the world and 'Out 'n' About' remains a favourite stop in our publication.

We have received many, many photos from you and, as you know, we post almost everything we receive. Now,
with the holidays fast approaching, we would appreciate receiving even more.

If you have any 'fun' photos over Christmas, when families return home for the holidays, and throughout the winter, please send them in, or ...

If you are fortunate enough to travel to warmer climes, we know our readers would also be interested in seeing photos of your destination. Last winter we not only received photos from 'Snowbirds' as far away as Vietnam and New Zealand, but also received many comments from readers about how they enjoyed seeing them along with photos of our famous Bruce County winters.

As the ancient saying goes ... "one picture is worth 10,000 words", and we look forward to receiving yours.



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