LINDSAY MORRIS PHOTO | Chris Pickerell, a marine biologist, offers ‘Backyard Archaeology’ at the Shelter Island Historical Society on July 15.
ARCHAEOLOGY BEGINS AT HOME
Chris Pickerell is a marine biologist and director of the marine program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.
He normally writes and lectures about science, but also enjoys discussing and writing about the things he collects whenever given the chance. On Saturday, July 15 from 4 to 6 p.m., Mr. Pickerell will present “Backyard Archaeology: Piecing Together Local History One Fragment At A Time” in the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens Barn. (more…)
THURSDAY, JULY 13
Tent Week: Kids yoga, 10:15 a.m., under the library tent. Bring your own mat if possible. (631) 749-0042.
Tent Week: Lawn games and Italian ices, 2 p.m., under the library tent. (631) 749-0042. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Thia Hatchet with her award-winning flower design.
The Garden Club of Shelter Island celebrated over 20 years of Daffodil Shows on April 22 with a spectacular assembly of blooms at Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center. The show was adjudicated by nine American Daffodil Society judges from around the country.
COURTESY PHOTO Sandy Baxter’s prize-winning daffodils.
Dianne Bowditch, current President of the Garden Club of Shelter Island, is also a national judge for the American Daffodil Society. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Franz Stangl, the former commandant of the Treblinka and Sobibór extermination camps, was arrested in São Paulo, Brazil.
The United States performed a nuclear test at a site in Nevada.
The movie version of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore was released.
Frank Sinatra and producer Jimmy Bowen won Grammy Awards for “Strangers in the Night.”
Actor George Eads of CSI fame was born in Fort Worth, Texas.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)