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Articles from November 2011

TI Life in November 2011

TI Life in November 2011

Two important issues this month: the recent announcement that Congress approved a trade agreement with Columbia repealing an exemption of a 5.50 visitor fee to be applied to all Canadians who arrive in the United States by air or sea, and the recent debut of plans to build a hotel in Clayton...
by: Susan W. Smith
Garden Island grew from merely a dot

Garden Island grew from merely a dot

"Garden Island grew from merely a dot in the wilderness to be the home of hundreds - it made a bit of history all its ow...
by: Kim Lunman
Does Size Matter?

Does Size Matter?

It’s a question that is so often taken out of context. Does size matter? More times than not the response is – No. Howe...
by: Michael Folsom
R. B. ‘Ratch’ Wallace: ‘Captain Hollywood’

R. B. ‘Ratch’ Wallace: ‘Captain Hollywood’

It was Sunday morning, October 16, 2011. My good friend and fellow "Canadian Empress" colleague, Ratch Burnill Wallace had suddenly passed away. He was 66...
by: Brian Johnson
Borrowing Books…

Borrowing Books…

From the day the Grenell Island Community House was dedicated in 1934, the southwest corner room was designated as a lib...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
“No son, It is a Cliffe Craft”…

“No son, It is a Cliffe Craft”…

The warm spring sun reflected brilliantly off the freshly varnished woodwork as Jack Preston guided his brand new blue a...
by: Tom King
Sketching Memories: Robert Hedden Artist

Sketching Memories: Robert Hedden Artist

Most of us go on holiday with our trusty cameras ready to capture our memories, but Robert Hedden travels with a sketch ...
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Collectables, Part I Squiggle Glass

TI Collectables, Part I Squiggle Glass

When my wife, Prudence, and I began to collect, we didn’t understand or recognize the value of glass and consequently le...
by: Robert L. Matthews
Post Office on Grenell

Post Office on Grenell

The trek to the post office to retrieve the mail is a daily ritual on Grenell. It’s rarely a straight shot there and bac...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
The Gazebo Story

The Gazebo Story

It ended up being a love story of sorts. When one of my coworkers mentioned that her sister-in-law’s family was responsi...
by: Patty Mondore
Can you solve the Mystery???

Can you solve the Mystery???

Mystery!.......It was just before sunrise when my phone unexpectedly rang. Dark thoughts run through your head in the in...
by: Richard L. Withington
The End of the Ferry Crisis…

The End of the Ferry Crisis…

This story first appeared in the Kingston Whig-Standard as: “1946: End of the ferry crises” on November 17, 2006. The tr...
by: Brian Johnson
The Eastland Disaster

The Eastland Disaster

Frank Cole, long time resident of Murray Isle, was a friend to many and a father who loved to share his memories with his family. This story is just one of many...
by: Rachel Cole