Dean White Pottery

Dean White has been in business solely as a potter for 46 years, Now living in Cape Vincent, those who live on the US side of the border have a great place to visit.

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Sarah Ellen Smith

Richard E. Armstrong, Artist

When I saw Richard Armstrong's drawing of Kingston's Pan Chancho Bakery, I wanted to step inside and buy my favorite

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Susan W. Smith

House Painters... Beverly Furer and Maureen Sheridan

Beverly Furer and Maureen Sheridan have a special way of painting houses...

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Beverly Furer, Maureen Sheridan & Susan W. Smith

On My Planet These Days I am...

On my planet these days I am ... learning new recipes...

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Marie-Anne Erki

The Book and the Sculptor

I probably met Will about 20 years ago when friends invited me to join them for dinner at Swan Bay Resort. By chance, Will and I were seated next...

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Richard Margolis


The gift of a paint-set as an adult, seemed to seal part of her life's work. The other gift came much earlier in the form of several softcover, spiral-ring booklets describing yoga to a teenager.

Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2020
Susan W. Smith

A River Runs Through It: Furniture by Mike Schepis

When I saw the "River" running down the middle of a stunning piece of fine furniture. I immediately wanted to know how this was done, and what the story was behind it.

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
Patrick Metcalf

Meet Joel Charles, River Artist

I met Joel Charles like many of you - on Facebook. As soon as I saw one of his paintings of Rock Island Lighthouse, I knew I needed to find out more.

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
Susan W. Smith

Heron Hetzler North Country Artist

Heron Hetzler lives in the North Country near Potsdam, NY. Her work is shown oneveral North County art and studio tours.

Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2019
Susan W. Smith

Wooden Boat Experience, Videos by Scott Ouderkirk

Scott has also produced a 5-part series of videos on "The Wooden Boat."

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
Scott Ouderkirk

Stephen Shay - The Wood Shepherd

Stephen Shay, a talented craftsman turns out wooden folk-art pieces under the name, “The Wood Shepherd,” in homage to his past career as a Christian clergyman.

Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019
Tom King

Lisa Free - Her Work Beautifully Evokes the St. Lawrence River

Lisa Free is an active professional painter, and watching her at work is magical.

Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2019
Liz Huff

"The Wind in the Islands," an Animated Audio Book for River Rats...

An animated audio book version of The Wind in the Islands... Performed by Scott's daughter, Merideth, and featuring Scott's animated drawings,

Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019
Scott Ouderkirk

Frank Shattuck, Tailor and More

It starts with a picture on Facebook’s Thousand Islands River Rats Now and Then page, back a couple of months ago. The picture looked like a pattern ...

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Susan W. Smith

Theodore Gegoux Painted the Steamboat St. Lawrence, Who Was He?

Whatever happened to Theodore Gegoux’s painting of the palatial steamboat St. Lawrence during a searchlight excursion in 1894 in the Thousan

Volume 13, Issue 10, October 2018
Richard Palmer

Songs, like Friends, are Gifts

I began writing and performing original songs while attending Gananoque Secondary School, located in the historic Heart of the Thousand Islands.

Volume 13, Issue 7, July 2018
Susan W. Smith

Glass Goat North Country Masters: Will Salisbury

Last fall I was at a friend’s studio and he asked if I would like to go have a beer at Foxy’s, I was in a hurry...

Volume 13, Issue 6, June 2018
Scott Ouderkirk