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April 2017 Volume 12 Issue 4

TI Life Happenings in April ‘17

TI Life Happenings in April ‘17

Our islands should be covered in May flowers, as everyone has remarked about April’s showers!  Hardly a day went by without alerts for “Flood warnings in Clayton”, but the ice is gone, the geese are back and islanders are  returning. The articles this month all come with a story. First, From 1 to a 100, for 3 Simple Reasons, by Lynn McElfresh : bac...
by: Susan W. Smith
From 1 to a 100, for 3 Simple Reasons

From 1 to a 100, for 3 Simple Reasons

“In case I meet someone who wants me to write for them,” I said out loud, to no one in the room. My neighbors were at th...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
The Devils Bird in the St Lawrence River

The Devils Bird in the St Lawrence River

If you are convinced the Double-crested Cormorant is a demon bird, sent from the dark side to gobble up all OUR fish, th...
by: Gerry Smith
Pam Warren McKinnon, C.S.P.W.C, Artist

Pam Warren McKinnon, C.S.P.W.C, Artist

Pam McKinnon has every right to paint what she likes on or beside the St. Lawrence River. You see she is a genuine River...
by: Susan W. Smith
Maitland’s link to Vimy Ridge, France, April 1917

Maitland’s link to Vimy Ridge, France, April 1917

One hundred years ago, in April 1917,  during the World War I Battle of Vimy Ridge in France, Thain Wendell MacDowell, a...
by: Charles Dumbrille
Chauncey Burtch- River Captain Extraordinaire

Chauncey Burtch- River Captain Extraordinaire

Chauncey Burtch is a name that comes up often in the tales told in Chippewa Bay. Cap, as he was known, was the man behin...
by: David Kunz
Westminster Park’s Great Race of 1882

Westminster Park’s Great Race of 1882

In the early nineteenth century, the world’s fancy was captured by the sport of competitive rowing. By the 1870’s, it wa...
by: Linda Twichell
Six Guys from the Firehouse…

Six Guys from the Firehouse…

Six guys from a local firehouse ditch their significant others, schedule time off work, buy more food than they need for...
by: John Spaulding
Crude Oil + Boating + Teaching

Crude Oil + Boating + Teaching

Yes, we are applying environmental science: from crude oil transport boating to teaching the next generation. The St....
by: Kara Lynn Dunn
April is Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month

Robert Neulieb, Tom Hunt, Melody Brabant and Nancy Bond help us celebrate National Poetry Month.
by: Susan W. Smith
April’s Extreme Sudoku Challenge

April’s Extreme Sudoku Challenge

Our theme this month is “UNLEASH THE POWER OF STEP 6”! We will take a very close look at using Step 6 to you...
by: Dan LeKander
Did You Know? (1000 Islands Facts)

Did You Know? (1000 Islands Facts)

Editor’s Note:  Robert Matthew, from Fishers Landing, NY, suggested we create a Did You Know? section, for items too sho...
by: Susan W. Smith
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