09/13/18 2:00pm
ELEANOR P. LaBROZZI PHOTO Women secret agents of WWII will be the topic at Havens Barn on Saturday, September 15

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
Women secret agents of WWII will be the topic at Havens Barn on Saturday, September 15

A weekly round-up of events and activities on Shelter Island.

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08/30/18 2:00pm
JADE ECKARDT PHOTO The annual Kids' Snapper Derby goes all day long on Saturday, September 1.

JADE ECKARDT PHOTO
The annual Kids’ Snapper Derby goes all day long on Saturday, September 1.

A round-up of Shelter Island events and activities for the week of August 30, 2018.

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05/07/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Jim Morrison of The Doors incited a riot at the Chicago Coliseum during a performance in which 4,000 audience members ended up battling with police while he hid backstage.

A little more than a month after Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Reverend Ralph Abernathy led a March of the Poor to Washington, D.C. where some 50,000 people camped out in tents and wooden houses that became known as Resurrection City on the Mall to demand the government pay attention to the need for jobs, healthcare and decent homes.

American skateboarder Tony Hawk was born in Carlsbad, California.

“Little Orphan Annie” cartoonist Harold Gray died in La Jolla, California, at age 74.

Actor Paul Newman appeared on the cover of “Life” magazine with an accompanying story about how Hollywood stars were becoming political activists.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)