50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Beatles released “All You Need Is Love” while the Doors’ “Light My Fire” climbed to the top of the pop charts.
Five weeks after Biafra broke away from Nigeria, the Nigerian Civil War broke out with the stronger Nigerian forces finally forcing the Biafrans to capitualte. Both sides saw massive loss of life and Nigeria sustained a heavy hit to its image as pictures of starving Biafrans were shown around the world.
Tennis legend Billie Jean King won Wimbledon beating Ann Jones of Britain while John Newcombe of Australia took the men’s title that year, beating Wilhelm Bungert of West Germany
“Funny Girl,” which had opened at the Winter Garden Theater in New York City with Barbra Streisand in the title role, closed after 1,348 performances.
And on Shelter Island . . .
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The political season is up and running on Shelter Island, with Democratic and Republican committees announcing some newcomers for the November ballot. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Heather and Pete performing in concert on a recent Friday night at the American Legion.
Musicians Heather and Pete will perform live on Friday, March 24 at the American Legion Hall on Shelter Island. The music begins at 7 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. on the lower level of the Legion Hall. Admission is free and bar and food service will be available. (more…)
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO
Codger is concerned that the foul psychic weather settling over the country will spread east to our Island.
It’s getting impossible to separate national and local climate conditions. (more…)
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Other people’s money
To the Editor:
Mr. James Luke makes a point in his letter re: rising Shelter Island taxes (“Captive,” December 22). The school taxes are up 6.2 percent with a declining student population. The Board of Education has some tough challenges there and I wish them luck. (more…)