Saturday, October 31, 2009

St. Lawrence Gallery - Carousel Mall - Syracuse NY

We can now experience the flavor of the Thousand Islands in central New York from now through the holidays! The famous Michael Ringer's St. Lawrence Galleries is now temporarily represented in Syracuse NY at the Carousel Mall (located on the second floor, just down the hall from Border's bookstore on the opposite side). They carry framed art, books, nautical decor, unique gifts, giclee prints, sculpture, local art, jewelry, and home furnishings.

For some shameless self-promotion, they also carry our Gold-Mountain multi-media, including the Singer Castle book (Arcadia Publishing), and our preeminently known Singer Castle documentary DVD: Dark Island's Castle of Mysteries. You can also pick up our other inspirational media such as the highly-awarded music video River-lations DVD (5 out of 5 Doves from the world famous Dove Foundation). Other books available: A Good Paddling! - To Love, Honor, and Oh Boy! - Proclaim His Praise in the Islands - as well as an assortment of other music CDs. Spot these items in the Gold-Mountain display boat, about half-way back on the left side. Gold-Mountain (comprised of Robert and Patty Mondore) is a long-time member of both the St. Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and the Jamesville Chamber of Commerce.

Michael Ringer is the renown artist from the North country in New York State (the Thousand Islands, as well as in the Adirondacks). Do not miss this opportunity to check it out now. It is literally like walking into a high-class museum, thanks to its talented Gallery Director: Kevin Topa, and his wife Marsha [Ringer] Topa (both pictured above; photo taken today on location by Bob Mondore).

Sunday, October 11, 2009

1906 film with Frederick G. Bourne & family on Dark Island

Some time ago (on 8/8/09) I blogged about a direct link to a Boldt Castle video at the official Boldt Castle website. It is only fitting that I now include a direct link to a Singer Castle "antique" video direct from the official Singer Castle website.

They explain the video as a: "Short film from 1906 showing the proud Fredrick G. Bourne and his family visiting their castle on Dark Island for the first time. This piece of rare footage features Singer Castle (known then as 'The Towers') and its grounds as well as images of the island and castle from the water."

It runs for 6 minutes and it is a silent film. Very interesting for those who love the history of the Thousand Islands and Dark Island in particular. Kick back and enjoy! (Click on the picture above, or on the words "direct link".)