Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2019

Seasons' Greetings to you and your family - enjoy our gift of Photographs, History, Happenings and more... enjoy 12 articles this month and stay safe. [Photograph by Ian Coristine]

TI Life December News!

“Christmas is coming the geese are getting fat… please put a penny in the old man’s hat. If havn't got a penny, a Ha’penny will do… if you haven’t got ha’penny then God bless You.” read more...

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Susan W. Smith

Phat Boy, Thousand Islands Showman

At the time of his death in 1891, Phat Boy, Edward Fredrick Babbage of Rochester, NY, age 51, was regarded as the best tour guide on the St. Lawrence River.

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Lynn E. McElfresh

8th Annual Photo Contest... Winners!

It’s a treat for me to be able to revisit the River through so many others’ eyes, seeing their corners of paradise.

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Ian Coristine

Honorable Mentions: A-L

What’s more fun than getting a great Christmas present? Getting two of them. And that’s what this month’s continuation of our 8th annual Pho

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Ian Coristine

Honorable Mentions M-V

What’s more fun than getting a great Christmas present? Getting THREE of them now. That's what this month’s continuation of our 8th annual P

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Ian Coristine

Deer Grandma and Grandpa...

What is life like for those few lucky, possibly smarter, white-tailed deer which manage to avoid cars, coyotes, projectiles and parasites beyond the first few years of existence?

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Paul Hetzler

A Day in the Life of Boldt Castle, circa1934

38 passengers aboard Miss St. Lawrence II, thoroughly enjoying their cruise and eagerly anticipated the upcoming stop at the world-renowned Boldt Castle. The date was August 27, 1934.

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Tom King

Halloween Storm of 2019: A Witches’ Brew First-Hand*

To know that a storm is coming is to apprehend mystery and fate... By bedtime, it was blowing a gale.

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Raymond S. Pfeiffer

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.

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Susan W. Smith

December Poetry by Waltraud Ingeborg Mack

Meet poet Waltraud Ingeborg Mack. Her poetry captures the spirit of the month and will give you food for thought...

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Waltraud Ingeborg Mack

Sudoku Puzzle #61

Happy holidays! I hope this puzzle brings you joy.

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Dan LeKander

Books For Your Library

Paul Hetzler makes science fun! Paul Coté provides history of a ghost town and Sherry Johnson introduces us to a "zine" and Elizabeth Barnett.

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Susan W. Smith