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02/26/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. announced plans for a Poor People’s Campaign to start with a march on Washington, D.C. A month later he was assassinated, leaving the campaign to go forward under the direction of Southern Christian Leadership Council President Ralph Abernathy.

Fans celebrated NBC’s announcement that its popular “Star Trek” series had been renewed for a third year.

June Carter and Johnny Cash married in a church ceremony in Franklin, Kentucky.

“Love Is Blue” by Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra was the number on song in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

And on Shelter Island . . .


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11/27/17 10:35am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Brrr! A bracing Turkey Plunge on Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Brrr! A bracing Turkey Plunge on Saturday.

The 8th annual Turkey Plunge was a blast for all who attended on  Saturday, November 25 at  at Crescent Beach.

For the uninitiated, the Turkey Plunge, a brief, but frigid dip into the waters of the bay, is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition in these parts. Sponsored by Friends of the Shelter Island Library, costumes are highly encouraged while plunging and money raised from entry fees and fundraising efforts benefit library programming all year long. (more…)

11/25/17 11:00am
SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO | Herbal smudge sticks.

SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO | Herbal smudge sticks.

“Gather them before the frost, they want to be used,” she whispered.

Sonomi, my sweet farmer friend, handed me the garden clippers from her apron pocket. Her gesture nodding towards the gate with permission to go into the gardens and harvest. This was the last of the warmer days before the November cold snap. With baskets, clippers and a thankful heart I stepped into the herb garden at KK’s Biodynamic Farm in Southold. (more…)