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From the Editor, August 2022

News Items, Arrive Can, Cataraqui Conservation proposed changes, poetry, and ABM photographs by Rick Casali.

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Susan W. Smith

Will Salisbury, we will miss you . . .

There will be many tributes given in the future but this editor was fortunate as TI Life was able to highlight Will Salisbury's work many times over the years. I am pleased to share them again today.

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Susan W. Smith

1940’s Summer Haying

Starting in late June and usually the entire month of July, daylight was consumed with the hay harvest on the farm. The fields that had been set aside for growing hay were cut and the hay was placed on wagons and hauled into the barn.

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Manley L. Rusho

Doug Drumm - "Each piece created has no equal"

For those of us summering in the Thousand Islands, any day seems special; but on the day I invited Doug Drumm for lunch, and I started to ask questions, I realize, that it was a special day indeed.

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Susan W. Smith

Daycare Forests

Research on the health benefits of being in a forest environment is so compelling that urban daycares in Finland “built” forests for kids to use.

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Paul Hetzler

Guilty As Charged!

Crossing the northern border is no laughing matter. Some time ago, I had an experience that has really stayed with me . . .

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Michael Laprade

River Dog, a short story

The place was filled with the usual crowd for a Sunday afternoon, two different games on the TVs, and the dog was at the bar. I’ll never forget the image of the dog, sitting on a stool, lapping up a beer like he was a regular customer.

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Tom French

A Grand Day at the Thousand Islands Boat Museum

On July 16th, the Grand Opening ceremonies for the Thousand Islands Boat Museum’s new waterfront Boathouse facility were held in Gananoque.

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Tom King

Pandemic Vultures, a short story

It is now early April and we’re still in isolation. They tell us not to leave our homes. The virus, they say, is highly contagious. They’re not sure what’s causing it. But here’s the thing: it only infects people who live within 1,000 feet, basically the shoreline, of the St. Lawrence River.

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Chris Brock

The Walking Tour App!

Using archival photos, mainly from the Town of Gananoque Civic Collection, the walking Tour App allows participants to see the shifting or constant use of Gananoque’s built heritage over the last 200 years.

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Mathew Thivierge

Pies for God's Sake

In 2011 – at the beginning of "Pies for God's Sake" project, someone said they should call it "Pies for God." However, Peggy said, "No, let's call it Pies for "God's Sake."

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Susan W. Smith

Thanks TI Park - Great Idea!

Thousand Island Park Landmark Society Launches Local History Project - a press release that makes this editor, Susie Smith very happy indeed.

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Thousand Island Park Landmark Society

Sudoku Puzzles #116, #117, & #118

We start with a Sudoku puzzle in progress, where it appears that there are no more obvious or not-so-obvious clues. Can you find the hidden clue in Puzzle #116?

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Dan LeKander