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Articles from June 2012

TI Life in June, 2012

TI Life in June, 2012

This article is both a celebration of the start of summer 2012 and a rant about copyright law. One of our authors discovered that a new, Thousand Islands history book has photographs and text that she had originally written for our e-zine.
by: Susan W. Smith
I am proud to be known as "The Ship Watcher."

I am proud to be known as "The Ship Watcher."

Editor’s Note:  On May 30, Michael Folsom published this message on his website Ship Watcher Blog.  Michael is...
by: Michael Folsom
It’s about the Grenell Island Store…

It’s about the Grenell Island Store…

During my first week on the island, July, 1975, I went to the Grenell Island Store/Post Office to mail postcards home to...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Flag Etiquette in the 1000 Islands

Flag Etiquette in the 1000 Islands

For several years I’ve been interested in flags and flag etiquette and wanted to share some of the correct and incorrect...
by: Bud Andress
Where did it all begin? Underwater music…

Where did it all begin? Underwater music…

Where did it all begin? I wasn’t old enough to hold a guitar, but my Uncle Tom both played professionally and gave lessons...
by: Peg Dolan
St. Lawrence ABCs: for everyone

St. Lawrence ABCs: for everyone

Z – At Zavikon Island, zealous children zig-zag around zebra mussels while Zipper zooms by.
by: Susan W. Smith
Taking the Plunge… River Yoga’s Liz Price-Kellogg

Taking the Plunge… River Yoga’s Liz Price-Kellogg

Though her journey to year-round Thousand Islands life was more of a self-described “gradual wading in” than “plunge,” my friend Elizabeth “Liz” Price-Kellogg
by: Kristen Taylor
If Minna Anthony Common had a Blog…

If Minna Anthony Common had a Blog…

If Minna Anthony Common had a Rock Ridges Trail blog I would have had it bookmarked, or better yet I would have pinned i...
by: Sarah Miller
A Wolfe Island Ceilidh

A Wolfe Island Ceilidh

A kitchen party in the 1950s, rural Canada. A small, tightly-knit, stable, island community in the mouth of the St Lawre...
by: Joan Russell
Queen’s Jubilee reaches Leeds and the Thousand Islands…

Queen’s Jubilee reaches Leeds and the Thousand Islands…

The Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates a remarkable 60 years on the throne by a monarch who ha...
by: Liz Huff
Out in the Open

Out in the Open

I grew up in rural Maine with “back-to-the-land” parents, so naturally I couldn’t wait to move to the big city...
by: Corinne Mockler