Summer was short, but fall is best

Publisher's note by Amy Irwin

Yet again summer felt short, and, I admit, it was too chilly and rainy for my liking. On the plus side, I made sure to take advantage of the beautiful, sunny days we did have, making them that much sweeter.

The turning of the calendar isn’t all bad news either because fall is, by far, my favourite season, so I welcome it with open (although sweater-covered) arms. Growing up on a farm that featured a small apple orchard and roadside market, on Hwy. 21 south of Kincardine, fall was always our busiest season, as the apples were harvested. This fall marks the first year in a quarter century I won’t be helping my parents on the home farm, as they are enjoying their first year of retirement. Had 15-year-old me knew I would one day miss all the work that goes into an apple harvest, she’d be floored, but fresh apples off the tree just can’t be beat, regardless of how much work it takes to put them in your hands. I wish my parents, Roger and Gail Farrell, a well-deserved retirement!

We’ve put together another fantastic issue of Grey-Bruce Kids for you. We’re excited to share a Kincardine family’s safari experience in Africa. The Carney family’s amazing photos will entice you to start saving for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Also, we’re thrilled to feature an article about the importance of mentoring, both Dwight and I having been in involved with Big Brothers, Big Sisters organizations for many years as an employee, board member and Big Brother. Mentors truly are an important part of a youngster’s lives. This issue also has a great deal of information about pediatric physiotherapy as well as dyslexia.

Welcome to our new advertisers and a sincere thank you to our ongoing advertisers, readers, writers, distributors and supporters. We strive to be a true community publication and it’s only with your support we can be the premier publication for local parents and caregivers. Please continue to support those represented in our magazine by keeping your spending local as much as possible!

And enjoy all the amazing sights, tastes and events our area provides this fall!

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