03/15/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Youth yoga, for ages 6 to 12 with Kelci McIntosh. 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. on Thursdays. American Legion/Youth Center. Children are accompanied from school to the Youth Center by a recreation aide. $5 per class. (631) 749-0309. (more…)

03/08/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 8

Tai Chi classes, for senior citizens. 11 a.m. to noon, Senior Center. Classes meet Thursdays through April 26. Free. Register by calling the Senior Center at (631) 749-1059 or the instructor at (631) 853-6472.

“Equal Means Equal,” a screening of a documentary about women’s rights and the Equal Rights Amendment. 7 p.m., Shelter Island Library. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island. (631) 749-0042. (more…)

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02/19/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

New Yorker cartoonist Peter Arno died in Port Chester, New York at the age of 64.

Actress Jeri Ryan, best known for her role as Borg Seven of Nine on the Star Wars: Voyager television series, was an Army “brat” born in Munich, Germany, while her father was stationed there.

Novelist Fanny Hurst, known best for her romantic, sentimental and social works — particularly those dealing with women’s rights and race relations — was born in Hamilton, Ohio

The minimum wage 50 years ago in the United States was $1.60 an hour while it is $7.25 an hour federally and on Long Island, $12 an hour

And on Shelter Island . . .

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02/06/18 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Three students died in the Orangeburg massacre at South Carolina State University where black students stood up to protest a whites-only policy at the areas’s only bowling alley.

The United States conducted a nuclear test at a Nevada site.

American actor Gary Coleman, best known for his role on the NBC series “Different Strokes,” was born in Zion, Illinois.

American figure skater Peggy Fleming won gold at the 1968 Grenoble, France, winter Olympics

“Planet of the Apes,” starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, was released in New York City

And on Shelter Island . . .

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02/04/18 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Sweet as, well, pie.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Sweet as, well, pie.

Perhaps you didn’t realize it, but January was National Pie Month, and on January 26, a group of aspiring young chefs gathered at the Youth Center to pay tribute by making their own pies, which they took home for baking.

Among those participating were, above, Mae Brigham, left, and Johanna Kaasik who peeled apples with a little help from Bethany Ortmann. (more…)