05/20/17 11:00am


Walker or runner, the trick for turtles and hares is putting one foot in front of the other until you see the finish line.

At that point, your instincts will be your guide. Although years ago, our Island 5K did make a logistics screwup. The bountiful food that is provided at all our races was improperly located. The grills for hot dogs and hamburgers were on Crescent Beach’s sand. (more…)

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05/15/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.


The wheels of justice turn slowly but in May 1967 the Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee and was the focus of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, was finally repealed.

Andy Clyde, who portrayed the Hopalong Cassidy movie and radio sidekick California Carlson, died in Los Angeles at the age of 75.

Americans were listening to “Groovin’” by The Young Rascals.

“Barefoot in the Park” starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda was drawing crowds to movie theaters.

Thornton Wilder’s “The Eighth Day” was among the most popular books, considered an American epic dealing with how two families involved in a murder mystery are torn apart.

And on Shelter Island . . .


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12/30/16 11:00am
JUDY CARD PHOTO And they're off! The start of the 2016 Shelter Island 10K.

JUDY CARD PHOTO And they’re off! The start of the 2016 Shelter Island 10K.

The 37th annual Shelter Island 10K race on June 18 was one for the books, with Lansing, Michigan’s Nancy Nzisa breaking a record for women runners that had held for nearly two decades. (more…)