Fall is usually when we visit apple orchards, attend Fall Fairs, cover our outdoor plants in preparation for the first frost, get those last rounds of golf in, and even start planning where we’ll spend our winters, whether just for a couple of weeks or for months at a time.

This year, obviously, looks a little different due to the upheaval to the norm caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now we’re preoccupied with buying facemasks, restocking hand sanitizer, talking to travel agents about cruise ship refunds, and watching the news south of the border with hopes our winter travel plans aren’t a long shot at best. Some of our readers may even be looking for a place to live when the weather turns cold, as more retirees don’t keep a winter home in Grey/Bruce anymore, spending the coldest months in a condo or trailer down south, while living the cottage life locally during our beautiful summers.

This isn’t exactly news, but COVID has changed almost every aspect of our lives, including here at Grey-Bruce Boomers. We still have the same great local content, resources and advertisers, but you won’t be able to pick up a copy at the dentist’s office, grocery store or pharmacy — instead you can read us anywhere and everywhere as we are again exclusively digital. Our user-friendly platform allows direct links to all websites, which makes it easy for you to learn more about what interests you and to visit our amazing local advertisers (who still need your support!).

While we do hope to return to print soon, in the meantime please like our Facebook page and interact with and share our posts, subscribe to our online newsletter, and support the advertisers who were able to support us in these difficult times.

We wish you and your family continued good health and hope you can enjoy what our area has at this most beautiful time of year — socially distanced, of course!

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