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Articles from May 2016

TI Life Happenings in May 2016

TI Life Happenings in May 2016

May was a busy month for the TI Life team; on May 7th, we published a Special Edition to celebrate the opening of Brockv...
by: Susan W. Smith
From the Editor

From the Editor

My personal story of the Aquatarium... Ian Coristine wrote a tribute note to Simon Fuller on March 1st, the day he visited the Aquatarium. He thanked Simon for his concept and vision...
by: Susan W. Smith
Loon Rescue

Loon Rescue

One April morning, while still at home in Dunedin, Florida, I awoke to thunder from an approaching storm. A massive stor...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Sneak Peek of “Island Life Magazine” 2016

Sneak Peek of “Island Life Magazine” 2016

It’s time for island time again, in the 1000 Islands, as this year’s print issue of “Island Life Magaz...
by: Kim Lunman
Shipyard Nurse–another reason to save Kingston’s Marine Museum

Shipyard Nurse–another reason to save Kingston’s Marine Museum

Important to Note: Recently in the news, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston, the very site where th...
by: Brian Johnson
Introducing Reverend Nancy Stanley

Introducing Reverend Nancy Stanley

The Lake and River Parish of the United Methodist Church received a new pastor, in July 2014. Reverend Nancy Stanley mov...
by: Linda Rowe
Zavikon Island in the Mid-1950s

Zavikon Island in the Mid-1950s

The story of Zavikon Island during the period ca. 1947 – 1970, is closely connected with that of the Rich family o...
by: David Rich Staats
The History of Uncle Sam Boat Tours–Part 2: Passing the Torch

The History of Uncle Sam Boat Tours–Part 2: Passing the Torch

The early 1960s were a very interesting time in America; the country was excited about having elected a charismatic, you...
by: Tom King
190 Years at St. James Maitland

190 Years at St. James Maitland

  In April 1825, nearly ninety contributors donated to­wards the construction of an "Epis...
by: Richard Dumbrille
Sudoku Puzzle Challenge–May 2016

Sudoku Puzzle Challenge–May 2016

Are you ready for another Sudoku challenge this month? First, we will revisit the approach as discussed in Dan’...
by: Dan LeKander
Compare the Thousand Islands and Mackinac Island

Compare the Thousand Islands and Mackinac Island

I enjoyed Lynn E. McElfresh’s April 2016 article, A World of Islands,  where she wrote how she was inspired as a young g...
by: Bob Duthie
Taste the 1000 Islands… Through Videos!

Taste the 1000 Islands… Through Videos!

It was W.C. Fields who said, “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food!” There are more than a dozen winem...
by: Susan W. Smith
The Grand Opening

The Grand Opening

Mission?  To Inspire curiosity… Like so many in the crowd, I appreciated being on hand for the opening of the new Aquat...
by: Susan W. Smith
This is Our River!

This is Our River!

How do you say thanks to those community members who do extraordinary things?  We all know that financial gifts ...
by: Susan W. Smith
7 Must-Sees at Brockville’s New Aquatarium

7 Must-Sees at Brockville’s New Aquatarium

I recently visited The Aquatarium with my 6-year old daughter and 9-year-old son. While each of the exhibits garnered comments like “this is so cool!”
by: Jennifer Pinarski
Life-Long RiverQuest

Life-Long RiverQuest

The St Lawrence River has run through my life since I was born. As a child, my family enjoyed each summer docked at the ...
by: Tom Weldon
FAQs; Don’t Hesitate to Ask…

FAQs; Don’t Hesitate to Ask…

As an exciting discovery destination and the gateway to other attractions, in the 1000 Islands, the Aquatarium is happy ...
by: Trish Buote
Talking to the Animals

Talking to the Animals

I’m Thomas Harder, and I am part of the Aquatarium’s Animal Husbandry team. I’ve worked professionally in this field for nearly 20 years and have a background in biology, chemistry, life support and exhibit design, and maintenance.
by: Thomas Harder
Special Issue in Celebration

Special Issue in Celebration

This special issue is in celebration of the opening of the Aquatarium a 27,000+ square foot interactive, learning and di...
by: Susan W. Smith
Anchors Away…

Anchors Away…

From the moment the anchor emerged dripping from the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the twelfth grade students of Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) knew this project would be
by: Hayley Jones and Laura Kelly
Plus, More… Including Dockside Living and The Grille

Plus, More… Including Dockside Living and The Grille

At the same time as the Aquatarium opened, two adjoining enterprises opened their doors to rave reviews. Ian Coristine ...
by: Susan W. Smith