Summer … I’m so happy you’ve arrived! Although it seemed like a long, cold and wet spring in Grey/Bruce, it was likely no different than any other. Now, I’m ready for sandals and sun, barbecues and beach days, and trying out my Mother’s Day gift – a new paddleboard!

I hope you are able to take some time for yourself this summer and really enjoy every article in this issue. I think you’ll enjoy the variety and depth of the articles we have for you.

Phragmites are an invasive species that everyone in Grey/Bruce should be aware of, whether or not you live along the shoreline – learn more about how you can help in ‘Fighting the Good Fight.’

Local photographer Sarah Tacoma shares helpful tips on Page 30 for all you amateur photographers out there. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with your camera,  and there is no experience needed to capture the perfect shot.

A Port Elgin man put a major checkmark on his Bucket List by climbing Mount Alpamayo with his son. Read his amazing story and experience the stunning photographs.

There is all of this, plus much more in this issue, including tips and tricks for estate executors, exploring the uniqueness of Victoria B.C., and reliving the history of an Irish mansion overlooking Colpoy’s Bay, north of Wiarton.

So bask in every moment this summer and take advantage of all it has to offer, whether it’s day trips with family, solitary time on the beach or trails, taking in local events, volunteering, or even working.  Take the time to relax or set out on an adventure – whatever summer looks like for you – and enjoy this amazing time of year, because winter will be back before we know it.

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