BLOW●ME●DOWNER

A Website and a Monthly Newsletter about the Outer Bay of Islands, Newfoundland

WELCOME                   

Website last updated 2017 April 30 for May 2017 BMD online.
PLEASE NOTE
 Regular readers will be aware that no issues of the BMD appeared for June, July or August, as I had not taken a break for more than two years.  However a new issue is planned for September.  Regular readers will be advised by the usual methods.
WE HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD SUMMER
 
Have you checked out our latest page, "Fiction" ?.  To date three pieces of fiction are available, and more will be added in the future.  To access it,
click on "Fiction" in the listing below the red bar at the top of this page.
  You will need a PDF reader to view the stories.
 
The May 2017 Issue of Blow-Me-Downer is now on line.
 
 
Also an Index of over a hundred Obituaries published since 2005 October. 
 
A revised version of The Forgotten Bay (History of the Outer Bay of Islands) is also available, updated 2013 Nov 20.
 
Please read this important DISCLAIMER.

What is The Blow-Me-Downer?

At its inception in 2005 The Blow-Me-Downer was a printed newsletter (The Blow-Me-Down Bulletin) published at the beginning of most months.  Now, after changes necessitated for economic reasons, it is an on-line newsletter, published most months of the year, although the winter months of January, February, and March may sometimes, but not always, missed, and in most years there is no August issue.  However in most recent years there has been a new issue every month. All issues since January 2007 are available online here after publication.

The content is mostly about people and events affecting the towns of Lark Harbour and York Harbour in the Outer Bay of Islands, Newfoundland, but this may also include commentary on matters of worldwide significance.  The publication is named for Blow-Me-Down Mountain which is immediately south of Highway 450, a few kilometres east of York Harbour.  Rising from the waters of the Bay, the mountain soars to 763 metres or 2,313 feet and dominates the entire region.

In 2011 the Blow-Me-Downer website was introduced, with much more information than the printed newsletter could contain.  Due to costs of production and distribution, since 2012 September the printed version has no longer been published, but electronic versions of the latest issue and past issues as far back as 2007 are available on the Blow-Me-Downer Newsletter page of this Website.

How to access the Blow-Me-Downer on line

Click on Blow-Me-Downer Newsletter page here or in the Index Line at the top of every page, and you will arrive at the Archive page where you can then select and download any issue from 2007 to the latest one.  Some issues contain more graphics than others, and may be slower to download, so a little patience may be needed.

The Blow-Me-Downer is now published on the Internet eight times yearly, before the first Friday of the month, except for January, February, March and August when there is no issue.  Copy for publication may be submitted at any time, on paper, or by email to blowmedowner@gmail.com, and will be published cost free.  Small social and personal announcements are encouraged.  For best inclusion please submit copy as early as possible. 

As a reminder an email with a link to the latest issue will be sent each month to all who have requested inclusion on our list.  EMAIL your request.

Some of our readers who used to read the Blow-Me-Downer in its printed version do not have computers. If you have access to the Internet, please assist friends and family who do not, by printing a paper copy for them or allowing them to read it on your computer.

Courtesy Announcement

Until 2012 October, most production and distribution expenses of the printed version of The Blow-Me-Downer were covered by cash sponsorships from local businesses and organisations.  With hard copy distribution ended, the Newsletter will not be generally available to those without Internet access.  

We thank our Sponsors for their generous support over the years.  In alphabetical order, they are:

Byrne's Store, York Harbour

Curling ONE Stop Service Station, Corner Brook

Drop In Lounge, Lark Harbour

Fillatre Memorials, Corner Brook

Quik Lube Plus, Corner Brook

Sheppard's Clover Farm Store, Lark Harbour
 
Printing facilities were provided from October 2005 to September 2012
by the Anglican Parish of the Bay of Islands.

All text material, photographs, formatting, collating and delivery are by your Editor unless otherwise stated.
!!! This may explain why my webpages have an amateurish look !!!

   

Links to other Pages on the Blow-Me-Downer Website

Blow-Me-Downer Newsletter - Recent and past Blow-Me-Downers 

Picture Quiz - Do you know what these objects are?

The Bay of Islands - Information, Pictures, Map of the Bay

The Town of Lark Harbour - History, Information, Pictures

The Town of York Harbour - History, Information, Pictures

The Church in the Outer Bay  - Early days of the Anglican Church

Some Interesting History relating to the Bay of Islands

The Forgotten Bay - More Webpages

To Make Us Think - Ideas to ponder

Slide Show - Pictures around the Bay of Islands

Stuart's Newfie Webpage - Archived webpage with links

Guestbook - please sign it before you leave

 

Please don't forget to sign our Guestbook

But don't just sign it.  Use the Comments space to let us know what you think of the Blow-Me-Downer and of this website.  We're interested to know what you like and what you don't like.  If you disagree with opinions expressed in the articles, please tell us why.

You can also email your comments, or

if you want to write something of your own for publication

EMAIL IT TO US.

If you request, your personal info (name, email address, location) can be withheld, but we will only publish items for which we have the writer's information.  We will of course also refuse any offensive material.

 

 

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If you don't know where Newfoundland is . . . look here !


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Congregation of St James Church, Lark Harbour, NL, sings "Silent Night", Christmas 2010

In 2010 the Anglican Church of Canada sponsored a project where churches across Canada could sing "Silent Night" and be presented on YouTube for all the world to see.

Click HERE to see and hear St James Church congregation singing.

Links to other pages on this website

The Bay of Islands  -  Information, pictures, map

The Town of Lark Harbour - History, Information, Pictures

The Town of York Harbour - History, Information, Pictures

The Church in the Outer Bay  - Early days of the Anglican Church

Some Interesting History   - Events & Items of interest in the Bay's History

Slide Show - Pictures around the Bay

Documents to Download - Past Blow-Me-Downers etc

Stuart's Newfie Webpage- Introduction to the archived page

Stuart's Newfie Webpage - direct link to the archived webpage

Guestbook - please sign it before you leave


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