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TI Life Happenings in August

TI Life Happenings in August

When we published this August issue, we just learned of the fire on August 14th, on Wellesley Island at the corner of St. Lawrence Avenue and Rainbow Street east, home of the Guzzle. Our thoughts are with all those whose summer-lives are touched by this tragic event. Luckily there were no injuries, however the Park lost its Fire Station and equipment. I find the footage difficult to watch, but it is important...
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life in September 2012

TI Life in September 2012

Yes, that is a truck you see...It was caught on camera by Martin Zonnenberg as the Grindstone Island Barge made its way across the River... We introduce a new book by Chris Brock and poetry by Fred Schmidt... Lots more in this month's issue, enjoy.
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life May 1st - Special edition, "One in a Thousand"

TI Life May 1st - Special edition, "One in a Thousand"

When I learned that Ian Coristine was writing a new book I got excited. As perhaps one of his most devoted fans (his contributions to Thousand Islands Life are immeasurable), I decided...
by: Susan W. Smith
“Home Before Dark” by Rosemary Sexton

“Home Before Dark” by Rosemary Sexton

When most of us see a headline about the rich and famous, or a column about "Society", we often read it. In Rosemary Sex...
by: Susan W. Smith
The Wind in the Islands, by Scott Ouderkirk

The Wind in the Islands, by Scott Ouderkirk

I was reading The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame for the umpteenth time, and all I could think about was that I ...
by: Scott Ouderkirk
Two Histories, One Community

Two Histories, One Community

Dave Wells had no idea that his first book, published in 2011 would sell out…  “I wasn’t sure how many people would...
by: Susan W. Smith
Great White Fleet… by John Henry

Great White Fleet… by John Henry

Everything about the book, Great White Fleet:  Celebrating Canada Steamship Lines Passenger Ships, (Dundurn, Toront...
by: Susan W. Smith
River Entertaining… by Nicole Hartshorn

River Entertaining… by Nicole Hartshorn

Do you know how to make The Bloody Murry, a Starboard Coffee or Pirate Johnston Juice?  Not to worry as you can now...
by: Susan W. Smith
For the bookshelf: “I am Algonquin”, “Too Young to Fight” and “The Congregation”

For the bookshelf: “I am Algonquin”, “Too Young to Fight” and “The Congregation”

Reminder: In the coming months, we will update our “Books Page” as we learn of new publications...
by: Susan W. Smith
Evidence found for the origin of the Thousand Island Dressing!

Evidence found for the origin of the Thousand Island Dressing!

In 2011, Eric J. Roberts and Andrea Reeves took an “Uncle Sam’s” boat tour one morning during a day trip to the Thousand...
by: Susan W. Smith
Patty Mondore’s Nature Reflections… Plus an inspiring video

Patty Mondore’s Nature Reflections… Plus an inspiring video

TI Life first met Patty Mondore back in August 2008 when she wrote a beautiful memorial tribute to Paul Malo, the founde...
by: Susan W. Smith
The Search for Uncle ‘Moe’

The Search for Uncle ‘Moe’

“The sinking of the Athabaskan is the worst naval disaster in Canadian history,”
by: Brian Johnson
The Island in my Head …

The Island in my Head …

What is the easiest, least expensive way to own an island in the Thousand Islands area? Why create one, of course—on a t...
by: Patricia Costa Viglucci
“Tails of Thousand Island Park” Coming soon

“Tails of Thousand Island Park” Coming soon

I met Ann Davis in the Thousand Island Pavilion last month..
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
“Growing Up on Wolfe Island”, history and storytelling…

“Growing Up on Wolfe Island”, history and storytelling…

“It began as a spark of an idea that grew from conversations about the wonderful ‘Island’ stories...
by: Brian Johnson
“Upcountry” a novel by R.M. Doyon

“Upcountry” a novel by R.M. Doyon

As far as debut novels go, this is a great one. Inspired by a true story, this novel was the outcome of a screenplay wr...
by: April Scott-Clarke
M. A. Noble’s “Taking Hart” an excerpt

M. A. Noble’s “Taking Hart” an excerpt

Editor’s note:  “Taking Hart”, written by M.A. Noble is s a thriller and filled with action and suspense.  Bel...
by: M.A. Noble
Book Review:  The Middle of Everywhere by Ray Petersen

Book Review: The Middle of Everywhere by Ray Petersen

How often is life a singular path?  A narrative that guides you from one meaningful moment to the next.  All o...
by: Mark R. Russell
Honour on Trial: The Shafia Murders and the Culture of Honour Killings

Honour on Trial: The Shafia Murders and the Culture of Honour Killings

If you were listening to the radio in the Thousand Islands, on the morning of June 20, 2009 you would have heard that a ...
by: Susan W. Smith
Excursions and More…

Excursions and More…

Excursions, books & magazines and a special gift to subscribers...all reasons to enjoy TI Life in the Fall, so read more here..
by: Susan W. Smith
Update for “One in a Thousand”

Update for “One in a Thousand”

When Ian Coristine published One in a Thousand on May 1st, we asked if we at TI Life could be involved in some small way...
by: Susan W. Smith
A 1000 Times Over… 1000 Islands Then & Now

A 1000 Times Over… 1000 Islands Then & Now

The 1000 Islands Then & Now by John McQuarrie with Ian Coristine, Doug Grant, Jennifer McKendry, John Nalon and Don ...
by: Mark R. Russell
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
Sneak Preview… Kim’s “Island Life Magazine”

Sneak Preview… Kim’s “Island Life Magazine”

Kim Lunman, the owner and publisher of Island Life, founded the annual glossy magazine in 2009. The writer and photograp...
by: Susan W. Smith
Review by Judy & Chas Cochand - A Magic Carpet...

Review by Judy & Chas Cochand - A Magic Carpet...

It has been our great pleasure to review Ian Coristine’s newest book for the iPad, One in a Thousand. It is an exciting ...
by: Charles MacLean Cochand
Review by Larry Golden– An Amazing Interactive Look...

Review by Larry Golden– An Amazing Interactive Look...

Wow! Ian Coristine’s new eBook for the iPad, One in a Thousand, is an amazing interactive look at a place I’ve always co...
by: Larry Golden
Review by ABay.com - The River Meets The iPad

Review by ABay.com - The River Meets The iPad

As I'm sure many of you know, Ian Coristine has been taking pictures of the 1000 Islands and publishing books for some t...
by: "Johnny Truesdell's ABay.com"
“Counter Currents” the Novel

“Counter Currents” the Novel

A Story of Smugglers, River Pirates, Love, War and Freedom Fighters in 1838...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Clayton Butler’s Thousand Island Park

Clayton Butler’s Thousand Island Park

In late August, I received a copy of Thousand Island Park: The Story of an American Eden, authored by Clayton J. Butler....
by: Susan W. Smith
Thanks to Tom French History Comes in 3-D

Thanks to Tom French History Comes in 3-D

“My Mom and I have this collection of stereograph cards, and we want to share it,” Tom French told me over the telephone...
by: Susan W. Smith