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 . . .
BOB DESTEFANO PHOTO | Garth Griffin in his FIT Center office.
After 36 years as town recreation director, Garth Griffin, 63, is turning over the reins this month to Bethany Ortmann.
“I always thought I would know when it was time to retire,” he said last week. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Demonstrating equipment at the FIT Center are Garth Griffin (front) and Fred Peulle. Mr. Griffin is retiring after 36 years on the job.
Shelter Island is welcoming a new face to town government. Bethany Ortmann will be succeeding Garth Griffin as the town’s recreation director, a position Mr. Griffin served in for 36 years. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.
Codger usually emerges in high spirits from the tunnel of winter and early spring, looking forward to the perks of balmy weather, the return of the Bucks, plump buttered bodies on Sunset Beach, the tick ambush, the undocumented two-day vacationers draining the aquifer, the … uh, oh, there he goes again. Codger might as well still be in his dark, chilly tunnel. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Demonstrating equipment at the FIT Center are Garth Griffin (front) and Fred Peulle.
Two years ago a town resident declared the FIT Center as “dying a slow death.”
Less than 20 months later, the town’s gym is thriving. The renewal is due to new equipment, but more importantly, improved sanitary conditions, attracting a large number of Shelter Island residents who exercise there regularly, according to its director, Garth Griffin. (more…)