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11/23/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Dan Fokine (left) and Joe Denny would like to bring Islanders back to the woods. The pair are among leaders of a new effort to create hiking trails that would link about seven miles of open space and preserved lands.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Dan Fokine (left) and Joe Denny would like to bring Islanders back to the woods. The pair are among leaders of a new effort to create hiking trails that would link about seven miles of open space and preserved lands.

Childhood memories of playing in the woods and freely hiking trails sparked Dan Fokine and Joe Denny to give the same experiences to their children and other Islanders. A first step was starting what they’re dubbing the Shelter Island Trail Club.

It’s something of an expansion of Vinebusters, the volunteer group that devotes time and energy to clearing cat briar and other invasive plants that block many trails. (more…)

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04/02/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ten years ago, Cara Loriz was appointed to chair the Island’s Conservation Advisory Committee. Ms. Loriz has since served as Reporter editor and then executive director at Sylvester Manor, a job she recently left to move cross country with her family.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Ten years ago, Cara Loriz was appointed to chair the Island’s Conservation Advisory Committee. Ms. Loriz has since served as Reporter editor and then executive director at Sylvester Manor.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Time magazine’s cover illustrated computers in society with a story on the first orbiting digital computer, described as a “hatbox-sized model” capable of making 7,000 calculations per second.

The United States launched the first space nuclear power reactor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. was born in New York City.

“My Fair Lady” took home the Best Picture Award as well as Academy Awards in seven other categories, including Best Director and Best Actor.

Julie Andrews, passed over in favor of Audrey Hepburn for the movie role of Eliza Doolittle that she had initiated on Broadway, took the Best Actress statuette for her role in “Mary Poppins.”

And on Shelter Island … (more…)

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07/17/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Dr. Milton L. Levine

COURTESY PHOTO | Dr. Milton L. Levine

Dr. Milton L. Levine

Dr. Milton L. Levine, 84, of Elmont, New York and Shelter Island, passed away on July 10, 2014. (more…)