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Publisher’s Note by Amy Irwin
Yet another amazing Grey/Bruce summer has come and gone. It seemed to be the perfect mix of just hot enough, with all the sunny days explorers and beachgoers needed to be happy, and just the right amount of rain at just the right time to keep the farmers happy too.
Our family had a fantastic summer, spending time camping, at the beach, and many evenings and weekends at local ball diamonds, as both kids played this year. Our girls also took in a couple of day camps, our oldest started babysitting a day a week (where did that time go?), and they experienced their first non-family wedding, where they danced the night away.
The experts say it’s going to be a beautiful fall, weather-wise, perfect for continuing to embrace all Grey/Bruce has to offer. My family has become a proponent of the fall vacation (sorry teachers!), because we don’t think the exploring and travelling has to end as soon as August does. As life seems to get so much busier in October, we think it’s important to embrace travel in the September shoulder season, so this year our entire family – my husband’s parents and sister, plus the four of us – are heading to the Greek Islands (with a few days in Athens), when a good portion of the international tourists have gone home.
Although we’re less local than usual this fall, I encourage you to use our final beautiful days to do some last-minute exploring around Grey and Bruce – the highlights are still there in all their glory, they’re just less busy!
As always, we have a great issue for you with many interesting stories, and our continued gratitude goes to our contributors, advertisers, distributors and you, our reader! Thank you for making Grey-Bruce Boomers magazine the go-to source of local information for local adults 50+!