August 2006 Issue


Cottage Life will help you enjoy life at the lake even more with fun and informative articles on everything from how-to projects to inspirational design ideas.

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What's Inside August 2006


  • Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

    A cottage chair has to be sturdy, durable, and ready to weather the elements. But most of all, it has to be comfortable.

  • Akwesasne Summers

    The Mohawks and non-natives of tiny Stanley Island have evolved a harmonious community out of turbulent times.

  • My Weekend in the Power Zone

    How Pat Lynch survived the big ups and low downs of kiteboarding.

  • Plain and Simple

    Peter and Sharon Whittington hardly needed a blueprint for their Arts and Crafts-style cottage. They’d been building it in their heads for years.

  • Kings of the Castle

    t’s packing and stacking, physics and fun – how sandcastle masters build the ultimate beach house.

  • Highway to Heaven

    It’s smoother, faster, safer – a pipeline to the north and speedier route for distant cottagers. But is that the whole story? Inside the 69/400 megaproject.

  • A Toast to Wine

  • The Holy Grape

    Winemaking in cottage country? Brave vintners are breaking new ground.

  • Wine and Dine

    Food wine = delicious recipes.

  • Made for the Shade

    When it’s hot outside, keep your cool with this easy-to-build sunblocker.


  • On the Waterfront

    Barrie Island biking birdathon; the incredible solar oven; party host liability; decoding the loon's yodel; a versatile bailer; sea pie for supper; Roy MacGregor and his dogs; and the very first (but definitely not the last) ZimmerRant

  • Puttering

    Pre-emptive plumbing; Basin wrenches for tight turns; The water-saving urinal; An angular getaway; 15 excuses to avoid any task; Water tank tune-up; Surfboard bench; birdhouse route markers

  • Cottage Q&A

    Skunk-smell remover for dogs; displaying deer antlers; smelly holding tank; ballooning algal growths; navigating a property tax assessment and appeal.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Forbidden fruit: Don't go making pie out of the blue-bead lily's berries.

  • Cottage Classic

    The Archie code: Learning about life from the kids at Riverdale High.

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