If you’ve ever been close to a wild turkey (and what Islander hasn’t), the first impression is how magnificently ugly they are, with the heads of space aliens and those dangling red wattles.
These comedians of the avian world look clumsy, but they can fly, and when they take wing they’re as graceful as any bird, sometimes reaching speeds up to 50 miles an hour. But they’re most content being earthbound, strutting around with the could-care-less attitude of bored aristocrats. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Willie Nelson debuted at the Grand Ole’ Opry. (more…)
Shelter Island Fire Commissioners Monday night approved the purchase of a new rescue truck expected to cost about $200,000. (more…)
The summer Denise DiPaolo was four years old she was ushered into an enchanted place.
It was love at first sight. And love at first smell, too.
Enrolled in a summer reading program at the Commack Branch of the Smithtown Public Library, she fell in love with the library staff and “all the books, the smell of the books and the staircase to the children’s department.” (more…)