"Dishing It Up" with May Irwin – How to Have a Real Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving article by May Irwin from 101 years ago was a lucky find! Turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie!

Volume 18, Issue 11, November 2023
Emily St. Marie with Karen Killian

Team Rubicon: Operation "Not Forgotten", Taylor County Florida

Another hurricane, another disaster, and many more lives ruined. I got the call to grab my ‘GO’ bag and head to the airport to join a strike team with Team Rubicon to 'save the world, one hurricane at a time.'

Volume 18, Issue 11, November 2023
Michael Laprade

The Lyman Obsession

Several interviews with photographs with Lyman owners asking, "What is it about Lyman?" Each answer seems perfect and logical.

Volume 18, Issue 10, October 2023
Larry Asam

Letter to the Editor: A Resident's Lament

Over the last eight years, however, this beauty and serenity has been horribly disrupted by the ever expanding industrialization of our neighbour, Kehoe Marine Construction.

Volume 18, Issue 10, October 2023
Roswitha Baker

Blind Bay and CBP's Proposal

Even to the casual observer, Blind Bay is an environmentally sensitive area. It is extremely disturbing that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) appears solely focused on establishing a large facility specifically in this fragile area . . .

'Volume 18, Issue 8, August 2023
Larry Asam

George Hood Remembered

On July 17, 2023 family and friends gathered at the Gananoque Golf and Country Club to celebrate the life of George Newton Hood, ON, on June 30, 2023, at the age of 67.

'Volume 18, Issue 8, August 2023
Jonathan Horlick

More than Passing Ships

The Seaway is more than ships passing through the Thousand Islands. It is a powerful economic engine for 110 ports in eight US States and two Canadian Province.

'Volume 18, Issue 8, August 2023
Cary R. Brick


. . .What is the SECOND thing that you think of, when you think of summer? How about ICE CREAM?

Volume 18, Issue 5, May 2023
Nicole Hartshorn

Happy Birthday to you, Manley Rusho!

April is a special month in the Rusho family as Manley has a birthday and will turn 92 this year. . .

Volume 18, Issue 4, April 2023
1000 Islands

Seasonal Transition

St. Patrick’s Day, and I’m kayaking toward my island cottage after wintering out-of-state. The sheltered bay I normally use this time of year is still half-covered with thick ice . . .

Volume 18, Issue 4, April 2023
Glenn Sandiford

Howe's Southern 'Brother' Doesn't Disappoint

The 'Pinkie', likely honouring one of Qantas’ past navigators, was a Canadian-built DASH-8 twin turboprop designed to land on tiny airstrips anywhere, and in this case, on ‘Howe Island’.

Volume 18, Issue 4, April 2023
R.M. Doyon

We say Thanks Dan

How do you say thanks to a TI Life Team member who has provided 144 Sudoku Puzzles and we hope many more, for us to challenge?

Volume 18, Issue 3, March 2023
1000 Islands

Speaking of Guns

I entered the men's room, then noticed that the fellow ahead of me had left something on the toilet paper holder mounted on the wall. What was it? A leather holster with a gun inside. What to do? What to do?

Volume 18, Issue 3, March 2023
Richard Margolis

"A Near-Fatal Case of Mistaken Identity" and a John Fielding Tribute

With all the discussion about guns in America, I started to reflect on my own close call. While I was teaching high school in Brockville in the '70s . . .

Volume 18, Issue 2, February 2023
John Fielding & John Stencell

“Bringing Camp to Dad… One Last Time”

It was February 2005. My 83 year old Dad and I sat in the sunroom at my parents’ cottage in a tiered living retirement community in NC. As always, Dad’s thoughts turned to the family’s seasonal camp on Chippewa Bay, NY.

Volume 18, Issue 2, February 2023
Bruce Mallette

Bill 23 – What is it?

Over the last couple months, you may have seen many Canadian conversations about something called Bill 23. It is a new Bill announced as part of Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford’s promise to build 1.5 million new homes . . .

Volume 18, Issue 2, February 2023
Annabel Cowan

GATITO: A Tale of a Real River Rat Cat

. . . from that point on this became the cat’s routine. He swam to Little Grenadier in the morning and returned in the evening. Each summer evening the family gathered on the dock . . .

Volume 18, Issue 1, January 2023
Melinda Comstock & Martha Grimes

David Janes Lyttle

Tribute to a poet, philosopher, professor and islander . . .

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Susan W. Smith