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Ian Coristine's Postage Stamp

May 6, 2024, saw the launch of Ian’s Canada Post stamp. He was contacted a few months prior to his passing to submit an image of the 1000 Islands for a Canadian series From Far and Wide.

Volume 19, Issue 5, May 2024
Susan W. Smith

Welcome Aboard “The Boaty Show!”

Wanted to go boating . . . couldn't wait! Fortunately, on February 18th, a fix for our fantasizing became available to help us make it through: a new podcast called “The Boaty Show.”

Volume 19, Issue 5, May 2024
Wayne C. Strauss

Eclipse in the Islands

It came, and yes, it was spectacular and it was far more dramatic than anyone thought!

Volume 19, Issue 4, April 2024
1000 Islands

The Start and Now The Latest!

This photo, which is used as GanWalking’s icon, is a logo of sorts, and for a good reason. It was part of the journey that spawned GanWalking.

Volume 19, Issue 4, April 2024
Sherry L. B. Johnson

Before the Summer Collectible Art Show & Sale

This year, the organizers of the Before Summer Show travelled far and wide to find exciting artists who are new to the show, and they have also included some fine craftspeople to add to the variety.

Volume 19, Issue 3, March 2024
Martha Stroud

"Walking Through Fire" - in Kingston

This show is described as a musical multimedia experience that includes Métis fiddling, an East Coast Kitchen Party, rumba and rock rhythms, and the drumming of the Pacific Northwest

Volume 19, Issue 1, January 2024
Susan W. Smith

2023 Report for "Last Chance"

l am pleased to report that, so far, this has been a relatively quiet season for the fireboat . . .

Volume 18, Issue 12, December 2023
Richard L. Withington

Looking Up Back Issues!

Can I look up an article written by a particular author? What about looking up an article by topic? Will Google find an article for me?

Volume 18, Issue 12, December 2023
Susan W. Smith

2023 – TI Life 12th Annual Photo Contest

As autumn transitions to winter, this is an excellent opportunity for you to share your three best images for the rest of the River community to enjoy.

Volume 18, Issue 11, November 2023
Chris Murray

New Reference Resources about the 1838 Upper Canadian Rebellion/Patriot War

New research and the latest interpretations on topics abut the Rebellions/Patriot War, fought in the North Country and in Upper Canada . . .

Volume 18, Issue 11, November 2023
John C. Carter

Santa Claus is coming to town . . .

For the 8th year, River Santa and his team of elves will be welcoming Santa Claus when he arrives by boat at the village of Alexandria Bay, NY, on Saturday December 16th

Volume 18, Issue 11, November 2023
Doug Tulloch

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

Mint and Maple: Nature’s Memory Medicine

Eating ice cream on a regular basis helps combat Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, according to recent studies. At least that’s how I interpret the results.

Volume 18, Issue 10, October 2023
Paul Hetzler

“Dishing it Up” with May Irwin— New Dish Discoveries!

To explain how this book began, we must go back in time to the 1990s, Karen Killian had answered the call for volunteers to clean up the TI Museum's basement. While tidying up, she came across a box of torn, dirty, and musty old newspapers from NYC.

Volume 18, Issue 10, October 2023
Emily St. Marie with Karen Killian

TILT Conserves Garlock Bay, Protects Water Quality, Rare Habitats

Though not officially labeled as Garlock Bay on navigation charts or USGS topo maps, the scenic embayment behind buoy “205” claims its name from decades of ownership and diligent stewardship by the Garlock family of Alexandria Bay . . .

'Volume 18, Issue 8, August 2023
Jake Tibbles

“Porches: Character Defining Features.”

As one can observe on any given early evening in the Park, residents gather on their porches, regaling each other with stories of days gone by, and of current events and gossip, making our porches the heart of the summer home.

Volume 18, Issue 7, July 2023
Amy Kane Phelps

Blind Bay Update

Last year, the River community took urgent action to protect a special place that was in danger of being changed forever . . .

Volume 18, Issue 5, May 2023
Jake Tibbles

Anchors Up! We're Underway!

For months, so many of us sit at home miserable from the frigid cold temperatures while dreaming of being back at the River. With many of those dreams come the visions of massive red and blue freighters dancing in our heads . . .

Volume 18, Issue 4, April 2023
Michael Folsom