CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Justine Karen at the Islander.
A very articulate 16-year old is sitting in a corner booth at The Islander talking about her life. It’s the height of lunch hour and just about everyone in the busy dining room knows who she is, where she lives, who her parents are, who she is eating lunch with, and why.
What’s weird is that Justine Karen is totally O.K. with it. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Joseph Denny, ready to hit the trail.
Shelter Island is full of hiking trails, but beyond the trail system at Mashomack Preserve, the location of many of the other public trails that dot the Island is not common knowledge.
Which is why Joseph Denny is setting out to change that. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.
Cur is ailing.
The canine cardiologist has confirmed the vet’s diagnoses of pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure, which may be slowed but can’t be reversed or cured. Cur may have a year. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Beatles manager Brian Epstein died of an drug overdose and was found in his locked bedroom with some suggesting it marked the beginning of the Beatles’ dissolution.
American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell was assassinated in Arlington, Virginia by a former party member who had been ejected from the group because he tried to bring Marxist doctrine into the party’s platforms.
The final episode of ABC’s “The Fugitive” drew 78 million viewers.
The East Coast Wrestling Association was established.
The number one song in the nation was Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billy Joe.”
And on Shelter Island . . .
Helplessly hoping. The Menantic Yacht Club becalmed before a race on July 29.
Saturday, July 29 brought small craft warnings with the wind gusting up to 32 knots around Shelter Island.
On Sunday morning the winds were still blowing around 10 knots. At 2 p.m., kickoff time for the fifth series of Sunfish races this year hosted by the Menantic Yacht Club (MYC), the wind was practically nonexistent — zero to 1 knot. Boats were drifting aimlessly, waiting for the Race Committee to make a decision about racing. Fortunately for those sailors who arrived late, the racing did not begin until almost 3 p.m. due to lack of wind. (more…)