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February 2019 - 14 articles
Then Lynn McElfresh follows with her usual great one - What Kind of Islander Are You?
Find Thousand Islands history with Linda Twichell's Early Families of Westminster Park: The J. D. Huntington Family and Mary Alice Snetsinger's - Sister Island Lighthouse - you will appreciate both of them.
Regular features include: Chris Murray's Depth of Field: The Story Behind the Image “Winter Light”, Nicole Hartshorn's latest galley work with a Spinach Cobb Salad and Dan LeKander's Sudoku Puzzle #49.
And to complete this inaugural look we have Bigfoot Walks into Town, a short story by Chris Brock
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Rick Casali is a resident of Tennis Island, on Wellesley Island. During his youth, his parents had a cottage, from 1947 to 1965, named The Orchards on Grindstone Island. Rick now splits his time between Stuart, Florida and the River. He was with Columbia Gas System for 29 years, and ran their Washington, DC office. Then in 2000, he started brokering boats and yachts, and continues as a broker with North Point Yacht Sales. Rick and his wife Anne, cruise the River in a 26’ Lyman “Turtles”, and a Seaway 21 center console as well as a catboat named “Tango”.
Sad River Loss
This month we learned of the death of Dudley E. Danielson, age 83. Dudley will be remembered for his participation in many areas of the Thousand Islands, including publishing a small newspaper in the summer, "Relax! in the 1000 Islands," and commentator on the radio show, "Joy in the Morning," which ran from 1979-1984. A photographer by choice, Dudley shared many of the landscapes with friends and the community. Several of his Clayton photographs were assembled in a book, which he hoped would provide ideas for future planning.
When Dudley and his wife... left the River he wrote a small piece for TI Life in November 2013: " I write this piece, daring to express my feelings loudly and clear, I am several hundred miles from the RIVER. I really miss her. For near 30 years I worked and walked and waded into her. I would have far rather watched a sunset on the St Lawrence than tuned into any TV show -- breaking news or no. Three different times I lived on her banks: a tiny cottage at Steele’s Point, a travel trailer, then an apartment in Clayton on Riverside Drive. I built a home on the Palisades with a deck that reached out to every sunset. I was more healthy along the River because my emotions were in check; I knew the meaning of the word: shalom. All because of the River."
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk
A nice surprise when Assemblyman Mark Walczyk's YouTube video explained the meaning of the Thousand Islands Tartan and how proud he is to represent the region. Surprise - as we featured the tailor, Frank Shattuck, in our December, 2018 issue!
Winter Photos from our readers!
Coming in 2019
We are pleased to share this video... enjoy and mark your calendar!
And Please Don't Forget
We encourage you to Remember our Facebook page throughout the month, as we post information and photographs, and follow us on Twitter. We promise no political content but links to other Thousand Islands happenings.
I thank those who send photographs for TI Life – they really are better than 1000 words… Always send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, this Editor is looking forward to receiving new submissions throughout the year. I bet our readers are too!
Special thanks to editor Bill Stallan and proofreaders this month Rick Taylor, Georgia Barker, and Dane Zabriskie. What a team!
By Susan W. Smith, Editor, email@example.com
[Header photograph by Glennis Newton Trainor]