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In our family we have often said… “We will cross that bridge when we come to it…”

When Paul Malo, created TI Life in 2006 he wanted to share his 1000 Islands history files with everyone. 

No advertising, no subscription or membership fees.

In 2008, Ian Coristine persuaded me to take over as the editor. We – the TI Life Team - decided that we would keep TI Life free for everyone, 24/7; we wanted the site to look as clean and beautiful as possible.

There are costs to producing this monthly journal.  Ian Coristine took over the cost of our email program, which now has 5,000 subscribers. Ian also looks after the prizes for the annual Photo Contest and supports the hosting site.

Mike Cox (Creative Solutions) continued to do his computer magic, by donating hours of his time, and I look after posting and publishing approximately 11-13 articles per month for the past 5 years.


All authors, photographers and our dedicated editors/proof readers also volunteer their expertise and Voila… you have TI Life each month.

Well, we have come to that Bridge we were going to cross, when we got there…

Rather than getting fancy… We need to raise some funds, to continue our mailing program;  we want to purchase software so we may continually update the site, such as making it more Phone and Tablet friendly.  So we now look to our readers for support.

We have a new DONATE button, through PayPal…

How about $2.  $5, $10, $25… or however much you think TI Life is worth supporting?  If so, we thank you most sincerely!

We also welcome your comments and suggestions. 

Susan W. Smith, Editor, Thousand Islands Life magazine

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ross rowland
Comment by: ross rowland ( )
Left at: 7:11 AM Sunday, June 15, 2014

Receiving my ecopy of TI Life is one of the best moments of my month. I'm pleased to make my modest donation towards this great product and take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone whose efforts go into showcasing this very special " Garden of the Gods".

Ross Rowland
Michael Laprade
Comment by: Michael Laprade ( )
Left at: 9:16 AM Sunday, June 15, 2014
We're in! But how? The donate button is only a button.....

Inquiring minds want to know.....
Susie Smith
Comment by: Susie Smith
Left at: 9:23 AM Sunday, June 15, 2014
Go to the button on the right side of each page - it should work... And thanks?

Ted Mascott
Comment by: Ted Mascott ( )
Left at: 10:33 AM Sunday, June 15, 2014
Think you should set a 'suggested' donation minimum of $24 per year. That's only $2 per issue (and less than a Starbucks coffee!).

At the same time, people should be encouraged to give what they can, more or less than the $24 suggestion.
Susie Smith
Comment by: Susie Smith
Left at: 10:41 AM Sunday, June 15, 2014
Thanks for your suggestion. I do appreciate it.
Beverly L. Ouderkirk
Comment by: Beverly L. Ouderkirk ( )
Left at: 10:56 AM Monday, June 16, 2014
Dear Susie,
Please know I recently learned about the existence of TI life. I love what it offers those of us who value this piece of heaven on earth. The presentation of the articles is well done and includes an interesting variety of info and wonderful photography. I too, would be happy to donate. Thank you for your team's efforts and for seeking new ways to keep this treasure alive and well for all to enjoy!