Volume 15, Issue 12, December 2020

The end of 2020 (Yipee!) We present 12 articles this month for the holiday season. Please stay well and safe. [Photo by Ian Coristine]

TI Life's Holiday News

Holiday photographs, Gretchen Huntley's tribute poem, and more...

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Susan W. Smith

2020 TI Life Photo Contest

This year 83 images were submitted, from which a Gold, Silver, and Bronze winner was selected ... and the winners are...

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Chris Murray

2020 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

At the outset Lyne and I were tasked with selecting 10 images for the distinction of "Honorable Mention".

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Chris Murray

Turtle Takes a Tumble

I stood to see that it was a tiny snapping turtle, small enough to fit inside the palm of my hand. We’ve had turtles pass through...

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Lynn E. McElfresh

Taking the Reins

It's official: Santa's reindeer are all girls - they are also in steep decline, with global reindeer numbers are down 40% in the past 25 years

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Paul Hetzler

Another Invasion from the North

In our region Pine Siskin, Evening Grosbeak, and species of the redpoll complex are already appearing in small numbers.

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Gerry Smith

A.B. Munro - A Journey of Discovery

I began going through that box of pictures, books, and documents. Doing so began a journey of discovering my family's Canadian connections resulting in a fresh insight into American history and my heritage.

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Tom Hughes

Aunt Jane's Bay Regatta

It was a decidedly home-grown event. The core concept was for each household to create their own ‘float’, and participate in a ‘parade’ around the Bay.

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Tom Robbins

STR Reimagines Education

COVID-19 may have cancelled STRs On the Water and In the Schools programs... but not for long. See how they are reimaging education.

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John Peach & Lauren Eggelston

The Other Coast!

The number of times sailing= 57; Three-quarters of the time on Elk Lake and one-quarter on the Pacific Ocean. The number of times on our Zodiak = 24, always on the Pacific.

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Derek Innes

Season’s Eatings, From Maple Street, by Chris Brock

Carl and Gail Gunther had just completed their fourth batch of Christmas cookies in a whirlwind of their usual holiday kitchen madness.

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Chris Brock

A Candy Cane for Percy, by Sherry Johnson

Percy Ireland was a real boy who lived with his grandmother and Christmas 1880 was a disappointment for Percy Ireland.

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Sherry L. B. Johnson

The Witch of Wellesley Island: Chapter 2, A Brush With Evil

“I’m going with you,” said Sarah. She didn’t want to, but she couldn’t manage Pete’s chronic adventurism by staying behind at the boat. She would chaperon this interaction between her brother and his own wild imagination.

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Patrick Metcalf

Sudoku Puzzle #72

I realized that over the last five years of monthly Sudoku articles, there has not been an occasion to introduce a puzzle requiring Step 8, which is “An Expansion of Dan’s Close Relationship Challenge”.

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Dan LeKander