50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Residnets of the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco conducted a mock funeral to observe the end of the hippie movement there since the neighborhood had become infiltrated with new residents who had allowed it to deteriorate.
The Beatles turned down a $1 million New York concert offer from producer Sid Bernstein who had brought the group to Carnegie Hall back in 1964.
The 1967 World Series marked the first since 1948 in which the Yankees, Dodgers or Giants weren’t playing.
Ray Chapman — who played for the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Bullets, Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns before going on to a career as a sportscaster — was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
LPGA golfer Ellie Gibson was born in Corpus Christi, Texas.
And on Shelter Island . . .
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Saturday afternoon I was on my way to pay my respects to Bob Reiter’s family who were having a memorial service for him at the fish market and restaurant that bear his name.
Bob had passed away in July. (more…)
ELIZABETH WAGNER PHOTO | The night began with a champagne toast to Taylor’s Island, its history, and Greek Independence Day.
On Greek Independence Day, Saturday, March 25, the Taylor’s Island Foundation honored S. Gregory Taylor (born Soterios Gregorios Tavoulares), the man who bequeathed Taylor’s Island to the Town of Shelter Island. (more…)
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Lopsided moon over the Island, seen crossing from Greenport last night.
Tuesday will be a bright and beautiful spring day on Shelter Island, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO John Eicher at the helm. By Memorial Day he hopes to have a SagHarbor/Shelter Island shuttle in motion.
If all goes according to plan, beginning this summer there will be a new way to get from Shelter Island to Sag Harbor by sea. (more…)