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Articles from January 2015

TI Life Happenings, January 2015

TI Life Happenings, January 2015

Meet our January contributors... Watch a video of Roaring Ice... Pay tribute to special Islanders...and visit 1000 Islands communities in winter photographs.. All here in Happenings, January 2015.
by: Susan W. Smith
Pirate Hideouts

Pirate Hideouts

I found a treasure! Not gold coins or rare gems. It was a thin book wearing a dingy blue cloth cover with embossed gold ...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Poetry by Thomas K. Hunt

Poetry by Thomas K. Hunt

There is no place like home and for many, home is the Thousand Islands.  Thomas K. Hunt, a poet, says this is where his ...
by: Susan W. Smith
A New-Year’s tail-spin

A New-Year’s tail-spin

This year, thousands of young Canadians all across Canada are going to be flocking to training schools to learn to fly, ...
by: Brian Johnson
Bob McEwen, The St. Lawrence Congressman!

Bob McEwen, The St. Lawrence Congressman!

When Rep. Elise Stefanik raised her right hand in Washington this month, to be sworn in as the North Country’s Rep...
by: Cary R. Brick
Seventy Summers… 1974 Interview with Grant Allen Peacock

Seventy Summers… 1974 Interview with Grant Allen Peacock

The first thing 10-year-old Grant Peacock did that summer morning early last century. . .
by: Jane Rippeteau Heffron
A Surprise Night in a Castle…

A Surprise Night in a Castle…

Overnight at Singer Castle on Dark Island: The Stuff of Dreams/Nightmares Imagine this: a man you never met befor...
by: Debra Wdowiak
Let’s Make Soup…and Thoughts on Overlooked Food Sources

Let’s Make Soup…and Thoughts on Overlooked Food Sources

When I was a toddler many years ago, there were several thoroughly river rat locals who were known to relish the bounty ...
by: Hunter Grimes
Catastrophe of the Steamer "Wisconsin"

Catastrophe of the Steamer "Wisconsin"

Sometimes when we write about the past, we are reliant upon the words of those who came before us. So in this article, I...
by: Laurie Donohue
"I'll never make it. I'll never make it" - An 1812 Vignette

"I'll never make it. I'll never make it" - An 1812 Vignette

During the late 19th century, long before today's era of mass electronic media, stories relating to America's past were ...
by: Richard Palmer
Winter may be better…

Winter may be better…

Sure, everyone likes the River during the summer months when the water is liquid, the air is a warm 75 degrees and the t...
by: Richard Calabrese