Book review

Sara’s Surprise, a new book by Susan G Mathis

When Sara becomes the assistant pastry chef, her boss abuses her in lots of ways, as was all-too common in 1873. Women had no recourse and often feared ...

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
Susan G. Mathis

The River Gal Remembers T.I. Mocha-tini!

Captain Tom and I landed seasonal positions as bartenders at this sought after country club, named Joey’s T.I. Club...

Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Accolade to the Aqua Mat & Millens Bay Melons!

I feel I have stumbled upon the greatest boating accessory of all time! THE AQUA MAT. Now I know what you’re thinking, with all of the technological... read more

Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Glimpses of Grand View - 30th Anniversary Edition, Book Review

When Paul Malo and his team created TI Life in 2006, they determined there were 22 Thousand Islands communities in our section of the St. La

Volume 14, Issue 8, August 2019
Susan W. Smith

The River Wrap...

IT’S WHAT'S ON THE INSIDE THAT MATTERS... and that means inside your cabin too...

Volume 14, Issue 8, August 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Grenell 1881 - A Must Read This Summer

Lynn McElfresh has written over 130 articles for TI Life and when she began her monthly assignments she was already an accomplished writer h

Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019
Susan W. Smith

Who Killed Walter Higgins?

Solving the murder of Walter Higgins is not the only mystery in River Rogues… in fact, there are several more mysterious themes that take you down River to Chippewa Bay and also out to Grindstone Island – even into Delaney Bay…

Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019
Susan W. Smith

Clayton Cucumber Bites

The planning, the packing, the prepping.... it’s vacation time!

Book review
Nicole Hartshorn

Coast Garden Pizza

The Coast Guard provides in important service to boaters. It is pretty safe to say that if you are a habitual boater, you will have to call on their services at least once in your boating lifetime.

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Maggie Wheeler, the Seaway Valley Queen of Crime

"Being good at planning murders is not what you dream of becoming one day as a child,” Maggie said. “I guess it was the Nancy Drew effect,..

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Brian Johnson

The River Gal Invades The Clayton Boat Show!

I figured that a pirate related recipe from my book would be fitting for this issue, its called: Pirate Johnston Juice!

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Katelyn's Choice, by Susan G. Mathis

Here are three excerpts from "Katelyn’s Choice", the first in the Thousand Island Gilded Age series by Susan G. Mathis.

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Susan G. Mathis

River Rogues, Chapter 1

The last thing Walter was thinking about when the dark shape came lurching out of the thick, cold early-morning fog was murder.

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
John Lefevere

The Marina - Rita

Captain Tom’s favorite blender drink is a frozen treat I have named THE MARINA - RITA (and sadly is the only way I can get my husband to eat fruit)

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Spinach Cobb Salad

From pulling anchors to throwing stern lines and even captaining a vessel (all while looking fantastic in a bathing suite of course), woman boaters deserve a huge shout out!

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

The River Gal: Cape Vincent Crab Dippers

As much as we love the summer season, we really do enjoy the off-season also. Summer can go by so fast, with so many fun times, it’s hard to take it all in and just live in the moment.

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Books galore

Linda and I thought you might like to have our list as a reference. Several books are long out of print, but you may be lucky and find them in a used bookshop, or on sale on the web.

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Linda Twichell

Ham Grindstone Grinder

My husband and I met in Clayton 17 years ago'... the River is our way of life!

Volume 13, Issue 11, November 2018
Nicole Hartshorn