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Articles from March 2013

TI Life in March ‘13

TI Life in March ‘13

Do you want wind turbines near your island home? Do you worry about water levels? This article provides some thoughts. We also introduce new contributors and share photographs of those places you like the most! It is our largest issue to date.
by: Susan W. Smith
A Winter Wake on Wolfe Island…

A Winter Wake on Wolfe Island…

Island residents face their toughest winter in years. The ferry Wolfe Islander operates on an erratic schedule because o...
by: Brian Johnson
Clan St. Lawrence River

Clan St. Lawrence River

It’s estimated that around 5 million people in Canada and 20 million people in the United States are of Scottish decent....
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Ashlie Corcoran takes the helm…

Ashlie Corcoran takes the helm…

For the first time since the Thousand Islands Playhouse was formed in 1982, a new Artistic Director has taken the reins....
by: Debbie Bennett
Hutchinson's Remarkable Wartime Transition

Hutchinson's Remarkable Wartime Transition

In the fall of 1940 officials from the United States Defense Department made a quiet trip to Alexandria Bay, NY. It was ...
by: Anthony Mollica Jr.
To Learn about Wooden Boats of Canada and 1000 Islands

To Learn about Wooden Boats of Canada and 1000 Islands

The historic and picturesque lakeside city of Kingston, Ontario will become the focus of the Antique and Classic Boat un...
by: John Peach
GE at Carleton Island

GE at Carleton Island

Early in September, 1927 a steam-powered barge appeared on the water off Snowshoe Point near Henderson Harbor in eastern...
by: Timothy W. Lake
Polar Bears in A-Bay

Polar Bears in A-Bay

These polar bears give “helping the community” a whole new meaning to the word "courage".
by: "Johnny Truesdell's ABay.com"
Volunteering: A Time to Do Good Deeds

Volunteering: A Time to Do Good Deeds

When people hear the word ‘volunteer’ a lot of things may come to mind. For me, volunteering as a way to give back to my...
by: Nicole Gokey
New Chapter for Leeds County Books

New Chapter for Leeds County Books

My boots tap on the faux-wood floor as I walk into Leeds County Books in downtown Brockville. The brightness and warmth ...
by: April Scott-Clarke
35 years of Riverkeeping…

35 years of Riverkeeping…

My father-in-law used to joke that the most expensive piece of artwork he owned was the wooden blue heron that sat on th...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Memories of the Rideau

Memories of the Rideau

Many years ago, when I was a student at Linklater Public School in Gananoque, I used to participate in the local Royal C...
by: Tom King
“May Irwin Gives Up Home to Join Hubby at Farming”

“May Irwin Gives Up Home to Join Hubby at Farming”

My thanks go to Brian Winter, the archivist for the Whitby Ontario Library for sharing this 1927 Toronto Daily Star arti...
by: Karen Killian
There's a 1000 Islands Calling My Name…

There's a 1000 Islands Calling My Name…

It's a new song about our favorite spot in the World. The 1000 Islands. It's written by a local performer called JPShaggy
by: "Johnny Truesdell's ABay.com"