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"Island Dave" is a familiar, friendly face around the city of Brockville's islands on the St. Lawrence. Photo: David Sommerstein
"Island Dave" is a familiar, friendly face around the city of Brockville's islands on the St. Lawrence. Photo: David Sommerstein

Listen: 'Island Dave' has the job you want in the Thousand Islands

Whether it's the Adirondacks or the St. Lawrence River, everyone's getting in their last licks of summer this week.

The city of Brockville owns 16 park islands on the St. Lawrence that are busy with boats docking and people picnicking and camping.

Many boaters are familiar with the friendly face of "Island Dave" Beatty, who manages and patrols the area for the city of Brockville. David Sommerstein produced this Heard Up North, which first aired in August 2013.  Go to full article
"Island Dave" is a familiar, friendly face around the city of Brockville's islands on the St. Lawrence. Photo: David Sommerstein.
"Island Dave" is a familiar, friendly face around the city of Brockville's islands on the St. Lawrence. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Listen: 'Island Dave' has the job you want in the Thousand Islands

Whether it's the Adirondacks or the St. Lawrence River, everyone's getting in their last licks of summer this week.

The city of Brockville owns 16 park islands on the St. Lawrence that are busy with boats docking and people picnicking and camping.

Many boaters are familiar with the friendly face who manages and patrols the area. Listen to today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

Sharing stories in Brockville

Some of Canada's best storytellers will gather at the Brockville Museum on Friday and Saturday for the 13th Annual Festival of Storytelling. Among the guests this weekend will be Newfoundland fiddler and storyteller Kelly Russell and Sally Jaeger, telling stories for the whole family. Artistic Director Deborah Dunleavy, a member of the Thousand Islands Yarnspinners, says the event will include stories, spooky costumes and fiddle music. Todd Moe spoke with her about the art of telling tales.  Go to full article
Storyteller Bill LaLonde. Photo: Storytellers of Canada
Storyteller Bill LaLonde. Photo: Storytellers of Canada

The Crystal: love and pickpocketing

Our storytelling series, The Crystal, continues with Brockville storyteller Bill LaLonde. He shares a tale about love and pickpocketing in Victorian London.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: a Scottish tale of royal riddles

Our occasional storytelling series, The Crystal, continues. Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a story from Scotland about a king who tries to trick a man with a series of riddles, but in the end the joke is on him.  Go to full article
Storyteller Deborah Dunleavy
Storyteller Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A Valentine's Day party to remember

This month, the Crystal storyteller Deborah Dunleavy tells a story of a Valentine's Day from her childhood where she threw a big party for her friends and her father, a firefighter, saved the day.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

A Scottish story of love and good luck

Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a story of love and good luck from Scotland on the January edition of "The Crystal."  Go to full article

Brockville concert to promote local music and palliative care

Brockville singer-songwriters Robert Graham and Ashley Armstrong will join blues guitarist Pat Johnson this Sunday afternoon in a concert billed as a Songwriter Showcase. The concert is also a fundraiser for palliative care at the Brockville General Hospital. The concert, at Bud's on the Bay, starts at 2 o'clock. Robert Graham told Todd Moe that the concert will feature the three musicians playing their own tunes, improvising together and talking about how their music.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A New Year's tale from northern Quebec

Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a midwinter tale about a young logger and a flying canoe at a lumber camp in northern Quebec.  Go to full article
Deborah Dunleavy
Deborah Dunleavy

The Crystal: A sweet Christmas story

Brockville storyteller Deborah Dunleavy shares a childhood Christmas story about her grandfather's homemade candy canes.  Go to full article

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