Center News for March 2020

As I was entering Bayview the other day, I noticed the new message on the Chamber’s reader board, “Welcome Spring”.  What a comforting and uplifting note.  It has been an easy winter weather wise with warmer days and sunshine, but Spring’s longer days herald the rebirth of all things green and the blooms that follow.  A truly magical time.

A few notes of thanks need to be mentioned here.  First to Bob Prince, Don Gardner and Breigh Soles for finally straightening out our phone issues.  It took a lot of calls and time on site to get the phones finally connected to Spectrum.  Calls can now be made and received at its 683-8040 number.  Also a huge thanks to Marilyn Holte for generously contributing the new picture hanging system in the main hall and entrance walls as well as Don for installing it.  For all of you artists who would like to have your work displayed please contact Marilyn Stanton who oversees decorations.  She can be reached at 561-5019 or This is not an inexpensive unit and once again Bayview proves it has some incredibly generous residents.  By the way, did you know that Cindy Post is cleaning the Center with no compensation?  It is her way of donating.  Kudos on both your time and excellent work.

The events to mark on your calendar for the month of March are as follows. Daylight savings time begins on Sunday March 8th, so remember to “spring ahead” and move your clocks forward an hour.  Tuesday March 10th is primary elections day.  The poles at the Center will be open from 8 to 8.  If you are not registered to vote as of yet, you may do so on that day at the Center.  Everyone be sure to bring a photo id with you and proof of residence if you are new to the area. All groups who regularly meet on that day, check with your coordinator.  The Chamber will be meeting that night at 7pm in the lower room. The Bible Church Men’s breakfast will be held on Saturday March 14th at 8am.  Tuesday the 17th is St Patrick’s Day, so happy happy to all of you Irish folks whether you by heritage, or by spirit.  Timberlake Fire Commissioners meet that night at 6pm at the Athol Fire Station.  All are welcome to attend.  EE DAW HAW will once again hold their monthly meeting at the Center on Tuesday the 19th at 9:30am.  The Bayview Water & Sewer Board will meet that evening at 7pm.  Once again all are encouraged to attend.  Saturday the 21st is busy day.  The Bayview Bible Church will hold a church meeting in the lower room at 9am.  LPOYC will hold its annual meeting in the main hall at 11am.  That evening is the rescheduled “It Takes A Village” Founders Celebration event.  This is open to all and beverages and desserts will be provided.  Come and meet some of the founding family members and learn some of the interesting history of our community.  On Tuesday the 24th BAB will have its monthly meeting at 9:30am.  There will be no Council meeting this month.  A full schedule of the month’s events can be found in the calendar on page one.

Please remember that LOU meets every Wednesday at noon.  If you have not signed up for the weekly lunch be sure to contact Dennis and Sue at 683-8608 or  The menu for each Wednesday can be found in the calendar.  Thanks to all of you who have responded to our call for help and have come early or stayed after lunch.  “Many hands make the work light.”

Finally, it is time for the Life Flight Insurance to be renewed.  This insurance is for coverage of emergency life flight evacuation in cases of illness or accident.  If you are interested in continuing your subscription or would like to join, please contact me directly for the forms. The annual fee is $59 per household which includes dependent children and parents.  All new and renewal forms must be in to me by April 10th along with your payment.  Please contact me, Jackie Lloyd, directly at 683-1680 or

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