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Articles from May 2017

TI Life Happenings in May ‘17

TI Life Happenings in May ‘17

It is easy to find headlines every day describing the problems of high water on the St. Lawrence River. But in addition to the loss of property and damage to docks and boathouses, is the loss of income for our Island economy.

Boldt Castle has a late opening; tour boats are reducing excursions, and most gas docks are closed until further notice. There is also a grave concern for the next two weeks, as there will be more erosion with wind and waves. Please stay safe – turn off the dock and boathouse power and watch for floating debris.
by: Susan W. Smith
May, 2017 Staying Warm

May, 2017 Staying Warm

The transition from our home in Florida to Grenell in mid-May is sometimes a jarring experience. Last May, our first mor...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Wooden Boats of the St. Lawrence River, a Review

Wooden Boats of the St. Lawrence River, a Review

Buy it, read it, and keep it on the bookshelf!  My review in a nutshell – great book. However, there is a story behind ...
by: Susan W. Smith
When the Road to Germany ran through the Thousand Islands

When the Road to Germany ran through the Thousand Islands

The islands along the St Lawrence almost seemed to shiver in the night as an icy wind whipped through the trees and shre...
by: John Reisinger
Update: Horse Creek Wind Project

Update: Horse Creek Wind Project

Eight years since TI Life first reported on Wolfe Island’s wind turbines, additional industrial wind development i...
by: Jack Woodward
Sheep Shearing On Amherst Island

Sheep Shearing On Amherst Island

If you want to find happy, come to Topsy Farms on Amherst Island for the sheep shearing. Photographs by Steve Sturtz
by: Elizabeth Farrar
“Spirit of the River in Every Bottle”

“Spirit of the River in Every Bottle”

 The first time Doreen Garrett drove by the Fairview Manor, the restaurant had just closed its doors permanently. &...
by: Elaine Tack Vedette
Aubrey’s Thousand Island Bowling Center

Aubrey’s Thousand Island Bowling Center

1960. It doesn't seem that long ago to those of us who spent time at AUBREY'S THOUSAND ISLAND BOWLING CENTER (Bo...
by: Nancy Bond
8th Annual KeithFest

8th Annual KeithFest

The Questions are thought- provoking for those Jefferson County young people between the ages of 5 – 25 who apply for th...
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life Puzzle for May 2017 (Dan’s 25th Puzzle!)

TI Life Puzzle for May 2017 (Dan’s 25th Puzzle!)

Editor’s Note: When we started this series, I never thought Dan LeKander would give us 25 Puzzles, and if we don&r...
by: Dan LeKander
Oh Old Barn, by Misty Yarnall

Oh Old Barn, by Misty Yarnall

Oh Old Barn how much time is left to sit on pail bottoms and chat? How many more directions will begin with the w...
by: Misty Yarnall