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Fall is a time of renewal

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Ah, fall… my favourite time of year!

As much as I love the short, and this year hot, summer that Huron/Perth provided us, I always look forward to September. Getting the family back into some kind of routine, buying new sweaters and leggings, breaking out my cute boots instead of flip flops, it’s a time of renewal.

Fall is a time to trade in beaches and barbecues for crisp air and casseroles; a time to enjoy the amazing colours in Huron/Perth and some awesome fall events; a time to think about getting ready for winter – home maintenance, snow tires and Christmas shopping (which is much more fun!).

As always, we have a great line-up of articles in this, our third, issue. We are  fortunate to have so many interesting and knowledgeable people in our community who want to share their expertise and life experiences. It is the contribution of these people, businesses and organizations that makes Huron-Perth Boomers a true community magazine – our stories are written by people in Huron/Perth for people in Huron/Perth.

In this issue you’ll follow one author’s trip through Iceland, try to solve a murder mystery in 1903 Wingham, get tips for avoiding illnesses while travelling, and learn more about Huron County’s role in preparing Allied troops for battle during the Second World War – fitting as we approach Remembrance Day on Nov. 11.

As always, please support our advertisers and distributors – especially as we approach the holiday season. They are truly the lifeblood of our communities.

Happy fall!


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Feedback from first issue overwhelming

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Thank you for reading the second edition of Huron-Perth Boomers! Whether you became a fan this past spring or are experiencing it for the first time, we’re ecstatic to have you along for the ride.

The feedback we received from our inaugural Spring 2016 issue has been overwhelming, to say the least. We’ve received numerous phone calls from readers who expressed gratitude to finally have a locally produced magazine that directly focuses on the age 50-70 demographic. We will never tire of the unsolicited emails that continue to hit our inbox from readers and potential writers and advertisers, expressing well wishes and kudos for providing an attractive and entertaining product to this important age group. We’ve even received paid subscriptions because people don’t want to take a chance they’ll miss an issue, and, I must admit, that almost makes me blush!

But it’s not just platitudes we’re looking for – we always welcome feedback on ways we can better serve our readers. What do you want to read more or less of? How can we increase our impact on the lives of local Baby Boomers? Don’t hesitate to contact me at 519-524-0101 or amy@huronperthboomers.com with your thoughts.

In this issue, we have incredibly interesting stories about a Stratford couple who have travelled the world since retiring, historical pieces on the CN schoolcar in Clinton and Livingston Manor in Listowel, a delicious recipe from the renowned Part2 Bistro in Blyth, the importance of transportation and staying socially engaged as we age, and much more!

I would be remiss if I didn’t recognize our writers, distributors and advertisers for their continued support. They took part in our inaugural issue on blind faith, and I hope we held up our end of the bargain to provide an attractive, informative and entertaining read. So enjoy Huron-Perth Boomers – whether it’s your first time or you’re back for more, we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we’ve had publishing it.


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Welcome to Huron-Perth Boomers!

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Thanks for picking up the inaugural issue of Huron-Perth Boomers, a free, quarterly magazine for local adults 50+ in Huron and Perth counties, as well as Stratford and St. Marys!

My husband Dwight and I are excited to bring you a high-quality, local publication that informs and entertains your area’s dynamic ‘Baby Boomer’ generation. You’ll soon notice our stories are written for local people, by local people, and will cover topics such as travel, health, community, finance and special features on your fellow Huron/Perth residents.

We were both raised in southern Bruce County and, after leaving to pursue our careers, we came home – as so many do – to raise our two girls, aged eight and five. Since 2011 we have published Grey-Bruce Kids, a free magazine for parents and caregivers in Grey/Bruce. In 2014 we launched Grey-Bruce Boomers to great reviews, leading to our expansion into Huron/Perth with this first issue today.

By definition, a Baby Boomer is someone born during the post-Second World War baby boom, from 1946-64. But a Boomer is so much more than that. Today’s Boomers care about their communities and want to leave the world a better place. They want to fulfil their dreams and make the most of their time. They are a generation that has taken the world by storm and continue to be game changers, and we are honoured to share these local stories with our readers.

So enjoy the first issue and please support our advertisers, writers and distributors. You can engage with us at www.huronperthboomers.com, on Facebook and via Twitter @HrnPrthBoomers. We love when readers share story ideas with us, so let us know what you’d like to read in our Summer issue, which hits the street June 1. Huron-Perth Boomers is your magazine, and I look forward to you joining us on this journey.