May 22nd, 2008

Everybody is getting online for something.  Lots of seniors have discovered eBay and other buying and selling sites... great to see them do their cyber garage sales.


May 21, 2008

Early Morning Visitor


May 20, 2008

The two side by side Garage Sales on Saturday on Morpeth (Gillies & MacDougall) netted about $1500 for Sick Children & the Stephen Lewis Foundation

May 17, 2008

Lots of garage sales in the Saugeen area today.  Some were close together so they seemed like one giant sale.  Even in the early morning rain the garage shoppers were not deterred.


May 15, 2008

The walkways and docks are in place at Chantry Island preparing for opening tours on May 31.  Breaking and entering damage is being repaired.


May 13, 2008

Trilliums submitted by Ian Evans


May 10, 2008

 Soaring above the house -- Saturday at Martin's Bicycle Shop in Southampton


May 10, 2008


Lots of driftwood has washed up on the beach.  It sometimes takes on interesting shapes.


May 10, 2008

Four members of the Propeller Club Gord Webb, Donna Savoy, Bob Trelford and Mike  Sterling were out on Chantry Island early Saturday proceeding with the repair from the recent breaking and entering.  It was a lovely day and they took the Tilbury and brought her to shore.


A gentle breeze took freed her from her moorings and she wandered toward her home in Tilbury ON.  Present Marine Heritage Chairman Larry LePage and Joe Sholtes came to the rescue in the Peerless and rounded up the crew and Tilbury.


The repairs are continuing....

May 9, 2008

People seem to enjoy the BMX track in back of the 'Plex'


May 8, 2008

This was a day when the Marine Heritage Society had scheduled to go to the Island to put in the docks and walkways.  The morning dawned cold and the lake had high waves.  It will be rescheduled for next week.

May 7, 2008

Gentle Spring Flowers Walberg


May 5, 2008

Predator Hunts in Southampton by Brandon

Cindy Cartwright, local, birding expert wrote:

Great close-up shot! This looks like a second year Sharp-Shinned Hawk. It would have been nice if the legs and tail were visible to see all the defining field marks.


May 4, 2008


Checked the story about St. Cecilia the Patron Saint of Music having six toes in the Anglican Church in Southampton.  Since she is wearing shoes, the investigation was inconclusive.  Other saints seem to be barefoot, however.


May 3, 2008

Big crowd at Hazel Higgins memorial service at the Anglican Church.... lots of good people and Armen's was packed afterward with John pouring some single malt.


May 3, 2008

Vanishing Point


May 2, 2008

Photo by John Weichel

Southwest corner of Spence and  Breadalbane Streets in Southampton.   It has to be the biggest clump of forsythias I  have seen for sometime.  (House in the background is a a beauty in  detail.)


May 2, 2008

Tent Caterpillars are now on trees and shrubs according to the 'Man in the Tilley Hat' one of our local gardeners.  He recommends destroying them, if within reach or checking out organic products to do so. Check out 'Clean Air Gardening'

April 30, 2008

Have  you ever called your ward Council Member?  We did today and asked a simple question.  Two hours later he was at the front door with a piece of paper. He had written the answer on it.  Nice to see.

April 30, 2008

We have a friend that will call 3 or 4 times a year.  He will say "History Channel" and hang up.  He wants his friends to tune in right now.  He does that to a lot of people and you better tune in because he will question you about the odd bit of history he wants you to see.


His all time best movie?  Zulu

April 29, 2008

Did you know there is an ancient and 'extinct' waterfall up near Tobermory that is 690 feet high and if you took out the silt, it would be 800 feet plus.  This existed a long time ago of course.

April 27, 2008

Is it true as they say at Armen's that Saint Cecilia's image in the Southampton Anglican Church has six toes?  The Saugeen Times must investigate and come back with some proof.

April 22, 2008

Old House on Victoria Before

Work continues as the old house on Victoria Street in Southampton is brought into the 21st century.  Quite a transformation over the past few months.


April 21, 2008

The Moon at 5:50 AM Sunday Morning by Carol Walberg.  It takes light 1.3 seconds to travel the distance.


April 19, 2008


Adjacent to the hydro towers crossing Hwy 21 at Underwood, many new wind powered units are in the process of being installed. As far as the eye can see, units stand waiting for their new blades that are being lifted in place by enormous cranes.

April 17, 2008

Talked to a man in Armen's today who just lost his wife.  He was telling us about a hat he had bought with her in Ireland made of good Irish wool.  He has worn it for a long time.  It had become a bit soiled.  He was wearing it while doing the dishes recently. 

Reaching into the sink he tried to scrub it with a dish brush, but to no avail.  It now was a real mess.

The dishpan being before him he dumped it in the hot sudsy water.  It turned a deep grey immediately.  Remembering his late wife's admonition against using hot water on wool, he was worried. What to do?  No other solution than to keep it on his head dripping wet and all. 

Later that day, his daughter called and asked about his health.  He said he was freezing with the wet hat on his head.  She suggested a round salad bowel as a block.  He agreed.  His hat is fine.

April 15, 2008

Medical Clinic Port Elgin


Framing proceeds in the new medical clinic in PE in the old Fresh Mart Building next to the Theatre. Contractor cost $962,700




May 21, 2008

Quite a few volunteers show up at the Art School to help with odds and ends.  Today it was Brian Cleaver and Eric Luce.  What would the community do without these volunteers.  The newly renovated Art School looks wonderful.

May 19, 2008

Port Elgin Harbour on Victoria Day... boats in the water.


May 18, 2008

The Saugeen Times has a really interesting reach into the outer world.  Just as radio enthusiasts like to keep a record of the distant countries their signals can reach, the Saugeen Times also likes to find our readers by geographic area. 

 Last night two new countries checked in ... South Africa and the Ukraine ... Welcome.  For the complete list click "Who Reads the Saugeen Times?"


May 16, 2008


This exquisite Almey flowering crab apple tree is approximately 40 years old.  It is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vooght on Waterloo Street in Port Elgin.

May 14, 2008


Big crowd at the Boat House in Southampton for the annual Propeller Club Pot Luck.  Lots of pictures and lots of food.  Town officials attended and had fun.  The Boat House has become a centre for lots of informal events.


May 13, 2008

An Allenford Egret and Reflection

by Brian Cole


May 10, 2008

Recent Sunset



May 8, 2008

Another View of the Hawk

This may help to identify the Hawk... attention birders.


May 7, 2008

Old Bridge.... by Brandon

Tell me you're not going to demolish this landmark?


May 6, 2008

Docks go in the water at the Southampton Harbour for towing to the Island.  They have a new look this year of an expanded metal top that will allow them to not require cleaning each day.  The Peerless Tour Boat will tie up to them


May 5, 2008

I recognize this! (SEE PICTURE BELOW) There was once also a sign on the other side of the building that said "Easy St.".

The sign is located at the corner of Breadalbane & Palmerston Sts. (beside the ball diamonds) on the drive shed currently owned by Harry & Barb Luscombe, 54 Breadalbane St., Southampton

Carl Stewart & his wife used to lived at that address. In their retirement years, the Stewarts used to sit on the front porch and passing neighbours would say they lived on the corner of Comfort Ave. & Easy St. I understand that the sign was erected by one of these neighbours, Steve McMillan, approx. 40 years ago . I believe the Stewarts were the grandparents of Tom Stewart (T A Stewart & Son Contracting Ltd) & Elmer Stewart (Stewart House B& B).

An avid reader


Editor:  What a wonderful and complete response for the picture shown below.

May 2, 2008

Photo by John Weichel

Historian John Weichel asks the Saugeen Times readership to respond with an answer to two questions. "Where is it?"  and "Why the Name?" email us


May 4, 2008

Magnolia in Port Elgin


May 1, 2008

Bell Buoy with Radar Reflector on Top Tobermory


April 30, 2008

The Perimeter lectures at the Museum are a lot of fun.  People come to them and learn things.   That's a good thing.

April 29, 2008

We went to the magnificent Visitors Centre in Tobermory.  Here is a little known fact.  There are about 1,131,663,396,625 gallons of water in Georgian Bay.

April 28, 2008

We received this whimsical story from a scientific friend of the Saugeen Times. He was defending himself about being an environmentalist to a fellow scientist in the UK at Cambridge.  We received this via email.  He is speaking in the first person.


I  view myself as an environmentalist.  After all, I do think that we should be wise stewards of God's creation. Heck, I will even go out of my way to avoid stepping on an ant.

However, I won't go as far as Eugene Wigner (Nobel Prize Winner).  Once on a picnic with his brother-in-law, Paul Dirac (founder of Quantum Mechanics), Eugene complained about the ants and told Paul that he had been bitten by one.  Dirac asked: "Why don't you kill it?"  Wigner answered: "I would, but I don't know which one." 

April 24, 2008

The head above and feet below belong to Sam Weichel, Matt and 
Jill's eldest. (Photos by Jean Weichel)


The North Shore has some interesting grandparents.


April 23, 2008

What Kind of a Caper is this? Explanation tomorrow


April 21, 2008

Dr. Cronk Bottle


This bottle was found with hundreds of  Saugeen Mineral Water Bottles south of Landsdowne near the lake when digging a foundation.  There was a mineral water bottling site there and a spa.  Cronk sold beer and sarsaparilla.  Maybe they used the bottles or did some bottling for Cronk.  (snake oil?)

April 18, 2008

Lamb Twins Near Paisley



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