Out 'n' About Part 3

April 13, 2008

We received a note from one of our readers who is an avid genealogist.  She contacted an expert in Texas about our article "The Saugeen Strongman".  He said that Noah Brusso aka Tommy Burns once used Noah Brousseau as his name upon entering into the USA.  We need to know where exactly the family lived.  Was it in Hanover or closer to Chesley?

 

April 10th, 2008

Met a woman who had just received her citizenship.  She was so proud of the document, showing it to everyone.  It was heart warming.

 

April 9, 2008

The Southampton Town Hall is getting all spruced up in preparation for the 150th celebrations.  The inside has been completely repainted and the restoration of the floor this week makes it look like new. 
 

April 9, 2008

Tundra Swan captured by Carol Walberg near Horseshoe Bay.  Notice the flock of birds high in the sky too.

April 7, 2008

Jumping for Joy

It's nice to see dogs Out 'n' About with their masters after a long winter.  We see them in town on a leash and sometimes at the soccer fields.  Maybe soon they can go to the new 'Paws Awhile" in Port Elgin

 

April 5, 2008

Did you get a deal on travel insurance?

 

April 4th, 2008

We were in Vincent's Jewellery today browsing and saw something amazing.  A woman had just returned from down south and she had a flair up of her arthritis in her hands. 

Her wedding ring could not be removed and was causing her a lot of pain.  Walter was deftly performing an 'operation' on the ring with a tiny cutter and needle nose pliers.  He did it quickly and deftly and popped the ring in an envelope with the Rx of "wait till the swelling goes down and we'll measure your finger and enlarge your ring" 

 

She had waited until Walter could do the job for her.  Now that's trust.

 

 

April 2, 2008

Paisley Dam Disappears as Saugeen Rises

 

March 27, 2008

Chantry Island Light at Sunrise by Carol Walberg

 

March 25, 2008

Spring Thaw East of Paisly on Saturday

Stopped by the site of an old Mill at Lockerby and took a number of shots.  It's a beautiful Spot.

 

This Girl was photographed on Southampton's Beach Saturday by Dave Biesse.  Photo submitted by Larry Leonard. 

 

March 23, 2008

That's the old Mill at Lockerby ... Larry Leonard.

Editor:  Darn... well that didn't last long.  Our readers are very perceptive.  Larry is one of our advertisers...  See Real Estate

March 23, 2008

We were out and about today.  Can any readers guess where this is and how was it made?

March 21, 2008

Stopped at Denny's Dam today to see what the water volume was.  It has not reached its peak.  Ice chunks are flowing.  Maybe no jam this year.

March 20, 2008

Winter returned to the Bruce on the way to and from Walkerton today with high winds and blowing snow.  The Saugeen at Paisley is swollen and running fast.

March 18, 2008

Work on the new medical clinic begins in Port Elgin

March 14, 2008

Mayor Mike Smith submitted his daughter's home in Ottawa as evidence of the severity of the winter there.

March 10, 2008

Saugeen River Mouth Today

 

April 16, 2008

Spring Time Lambs Near Paisley

Just a short drive from Lake Huron we meet farms and animals.  It's always good to get fresh local produce, eggs and meat. 

April 14, 2008

Freighter in the Distance

Jean Weichel North Shore

When a strong east wind rises, the shipping traffic needs to stay off the Michigan shore.  It's not well known, but watch for them, when the wind is strong from that direction.

April 10th, 2008

The Museum is a grand place.  There are lots of things that are not on display that are real treasures.  Yesterday, we saw an old sea chest with a great story behind it and about 20 pairs of old shoes.  Lots of work going on getting ready for the summer visitors.

 

April 8, 2008

We picked up a reader in Croatia.  It's like bird sighting.  It's fun to see who gets to the Saugeen Times from around the world. 

 

April 6, 2008

The first day in a long time that the temperature was all above 0.  It reached a high of 17 today.  Lots of people out using their rakes today.  It's cabin fever rather than being so anxious for cleaning up.  If you go back and look at the pictures in Weather and here, you'll see the quick move toward spring.

 

April 1, 2008

The Mighty Saugeen in Paisley Threatens the Town

All along the road to Paisley, the Saugeen and tributaries could be seen rising.  The River Road was closed and the school turned into a dwelling was in danger of being engulfed.  The cold snap should help the conditions.  Nature is wonderful.

 

March 31, 2008

Tired of Winter?

 

March 29, 2008

I'm Melting with Axel Sundermier near Chatsworth

 

March 26, 2008

These are Larry Leonard's Daughters.  Can you guess where this pictures was taken?

 

This Girl was photographed on Southampton's Beach with the Range Light in the background Saturday March 22 by Dave Biesse.  Photo submitted by Larry Leonard. 

 

March 24

The Crow Moon

The more northern peoples knew this March Moon (21st) as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter or the Full Sap Moon.marking the time of tapping of maple trees.  The sap is not running at the Trelford farm.

Tonight should be a full moon.  We should have our own celebration here and I prefer that we gather at the mouth of the Saugeen and listen for  the sign of the full Crow Moon of the Saugeen

March 23

What Do You Want Now?

A Picture from the Saugeen Watershed

 

March 22, 2008

We get a lot of countries checking the Saugeen Times.  The latest is India.  Check out 'Who Reads Us'

March 20, 2008

Attended the concert at the Southampton United Church last night. It was entitled Harmonies in the Midst of Madness and Miracles    ... interesting title.

This was the 7th year for the concert.  It could fill the Church with a little more publicity next year.  We can help.

March 17, 2008

Great Picture on the Shore North of the River by John Weichel

This photo might give readers an idea of how high the banks are  on the lakefront on the North Shore of Southampton. Here, a  grandmother (Jean) takes two of her grandchildren to explore the heights (and  holes) of the shoreline. Constant wave action, of course, is  responsible.

Editor:  You can see why the HMS General Hunter was exposed with mounds like this on the main beach.  The shear weight can create ice scours in sand.

March 14, 2008

We notice that we are getting a lot of hits from Portugal lately... must be somebody on vacation  See Who Reads Us

March 12, 2008

Lots of hits from Turkey and Australia over the past few days.  Must be some of the Saugeen Area people on holiday.... safe return

March 9th, 2008

We had a quiz on February 19th (see picture below) about a sign.  Finally a winner Karen wrote in to answer the quiz.  It's the Southampton Meat Market Sign.  More quiz questions to follow.

March 7, 2008

Deer in Our Yard

I know we are all praying for a hint of spring, but we couldn't help but be reminded about all the great things we see in our own backyards at this time of the year.
 
Hope you enjoy as much as we did.
 
 
from Steve Wilson
The Handyman of Huron
handyman1518@sympatico.ca

 

March 5, 2008

Visited the great Boat House in Southampton.  The Marine Heritage people are preparing the Tour Boat Peerless for another season of Tours.  It was built in 1977 and was the former Water Rescue Boat.  To see it on the Lake take a look at the new brochure available along with other items here

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