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Interesting Happenings Nov. ‘17

Interesting Happenings Nov. ‘17

A dozen articles this month - once again our authors and photographers are able to "Put a Thousand Islands in our Life." Ian Coristine announces the 6th Annual Photo Contest, Kara Dunn gives us cold water safety tips...please follow them.

This article also reviews high water discussions keeps the ferry service memories alive as well as memories of a summer ride in a 33' Gar Wood....
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life Happenings in June ‘17

TI Life Happenings in June ‘17

Everyday question: “Is the water still high?” Same Answer today as yesterday: “ Yes, has not moved an inch.” I am sorry that so many are being affected not only by inconvenience but through accidents with broken legs, cracked ribs, and scary dips into the cold St. Lawrence River...

Good news: Gord Brown gets two important pieces of legislation introduced- The Canadian Boating bill has passed and he would like to have rules regarding flares changed.

by: Susan W. Smith
What’s Happening in TI Life, March 2017

What’s Happening in TI Life, March 2017

Spring was in the air in February, but March not so much! TI Life Happenings include introductions to Martha Stroud and Joel Charles.
We pay tribute to Gananoque's Mike MacDonald; give updates on the TI Playhouse docks and the Guzzle at TI Park. Doug Tulloch shares his two full moon shots and we have a short video breaking ice.
by: Susan W. Smith
What’s Happening in TI Life, February 2017

What’s Happening in TI Life, February 2017

What an unusual February. Usually, we have a frozen River. This year we have open water, wind, freezing rain and sunshine. and this week SNOW. All part of Winter 2017 in the Thousand Islands.
This month's articles are just as unusual. Check here for videos and photographs and hopefully good news about the border for fishermen.
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life Happenings in November 2016

TI Life Happenings in November 2016

The November issue announces our 5th Annual Photo Contest, pays tribute to some outstanding islanders and introduces four new authors: Paul Hetzler, Walter Fraser, Andrée Robitaille Wood and James Montanus. Learn about Ticks, Clouds, Ghosts, Music, Rock Climbing, Maritime Museum, Photography and of course Sudoku.
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life Happenings in October 2016

TI Life Happenings in October 2016

Meet Anne Mellon, Clayton's Citizen of the Year; meet Shaggy, a detector dog at the Thousand Islands Port of Entry on Hill Island who discovered 98.8 Kilograms of suspected cocaine and meet the winners of Clayton's Sunflower Contest...plus over a dozen new photographs celebrating Fall 2016.
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life Happenings September 2016

TI Life Happenings September 2016

TI Life in September: check out new River videos and photographs, meet our new contributors and learn the back stories behind the articles - yes, Summer 2016 is over - and what a summer it was. Now we are gearing up for the Fall and there will be lots to see and do on both sides of the River!
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life Happenings in August 2016

TI Life Happenings in August 2016

Enough already…. We need rain. We want rain. Where is the rain? More than five weeks of sunshine and hot weather has made 2016 holidays better than ever...
And what about TI Life... 13 articles this month. Check this one out for Videos from Mystic Sea Port and Nashville's Mick Fury, who visits Singer Castle and then there are the accidents and incidents...
by: Susie Smith
TI Life Happenings in June 2016

TI Life Happenings in June 2016

The Summer 2016 begins officially next week and all of the museums, attractions and marinas are ready to welcome everyone back to the River. What better way to start the summer than with TI Life.
If you lived anywhere near Gananoque on Saturday, June 4th, you would have heard the engines… loud and clear. But suffice to say the excitement was as high as the committee, chaired by Chris McCarney, hoped – and the event was a resounding success!
Chris M. Piering often shares his beautiful photographs on
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
2016 Happenings in February

2016 Happenings in February

One of our proofreaders wrote, “HOW do you do it? Each issue is better than the last!!” I wish I could take credit, but I have to say our authors certainly deserve our thanks. Here we are with our mid-winter edition – enjoy this one beside a fireplace, on either side of the River, at a coffee shop near where you work, or if you are lucky, like I am, on a beach!

Open then article and meet our new contributors, see a remarkable historical film and enjoy our February photoraphs.
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life Happenings in November ‘15

TI Life Happenings in November ‘15

As we go to press we are learning more about the incredible violence that was struck in Paris on Friday, November 13th. Like so many around the world I find it difficult to express our sense of outrage and sorrow – suffice to say our thoughts are with our Parisian friends.
TI Life Happenings in November include a tribute to the late Mary Dial. We also present two beautiful videos produced by Jeffry Weldon and we share many beautiful photographs.
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life Happenings in October 2015

TI Life Happenings in October 2015

Each summer I try not to blink in mid-July, for when I do it’s suddenly October.  And, October means Canadian...
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life in July 2015…

TI Life in July 2015…

Lots to report in this article... Bios for six new contributors - Trish Buote, Mary Politis, Paul Holland, Blu Mackintosh, Camille Crandall and Robert Neulieb. Parks Canada receives $7.7 Million! and what to do on Saturday's in July!
by: Susan W. Smith
Saying Goodbye and Thanks to Bob Matthews

Saying Goodbye and Thanks to Bob Matthews

How do we start to thank Robert L. Matthews (Bob) for the 25 articles he wrote for TI Life? Robert died on October 1, 20...
by: Susan W. Smith
An interview with Sonja Wahl, Curator Emerita

An interview with Sonja Wahl, Curator Emerita

I love the classes TIAC offers.  I have participated in several – classes I would not have ever experienced, ...
by: Elaine Vedette Tack
“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 Vedette Tack
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
Boldt Castle Winter Wonderland

Boldt Castle Winter Wonderland

Our thanks to ABay-Com – AKA Johnny Truesdell… Johnny sent the link and permission to post his spectacular Holiday Video...
by: Johnny Treusdell
Jim Montanus, Photographer

Jim Montanus, Photographer

I call this article two for one… or actually three for one. You see, Jim Montanus posted one of his photographs o...
by: Susan W. Smith
Taste 1000 Islands

Taste 1000 Islands

Yes, New York State’s craft beverage industry is alive and well in the Thousand Islands. Taste Thousand Islands Cra...
by: Susan W. Smith
Jeffry Weldon’s Videos

Jeffry Weldon’s Videos

Editor’s note:  Jeffry J. Weldon and his wife Carolyn, live on Wellesley  Island, from May through Octob...
by: Jeffry Weldon
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
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
St. Lawrence River Endangered

St. Lawrence River Endangered

U.S. and Canadian governments poised to remove St Lawrence River from list of endangered rivers with a simple the stroke...
by: Lee Willbanks
Polar Bear Dippers

Polar Bear Dippers

Sure – dipping into the St Lawrence River on Victoria Day or Memorial Day Weekends may be necessary if you want to be a ...
by: Susan W. Smith
“Island Sunset” - Video and Story

“Island Sunset” - Video and Story

The River inspires people in all kinds of ways, whether it’s through art, painting or drawing, gardening, architec...
by: Tom French
A Story of Berries and Birds

A Story of Berries and Birds

About a month ago we started noticing some “unusual” things on our island in the Lake Fleet Group. We have a...
by: Doug McLellan
Special Summer Happenings

Special Summer Happenings

We encourage our readers to visit the many museums and art exhibits in the region.  A simple way to plan your summe...
by: Susan W. Smith
Patty Mondore’s “A Bird Lover’s Reflections: A 90 Day Devotional and Journal for People Who Love Birds”

Patty Mondore’s “A Bird Lover’s Reflections: A 90 Day Devotional and Journal for People Who Love Birds”

North Wind Publishing (Belfast, Maine) releases Patty Mondore’s newest book, “A Bird Lover's Reflections: A 90-Day Devot...
by: Susan W. Smith
Play the Painted Piano…

Play the Painted Piano…

"There is a piano in the park.", said one grandchild. “Honestly, a real piano,” said the second and from the third came,...
by: Susan W. Smith
Hobart Tasmania, Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Hobart Tasmania, Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Question: What does the St. Lawrence River and the Derwent River in Hobart, Tasmania have in common? Answer: Ca...
by: Elaine Vedette Tack