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The birthday of the United States Marine Corps is celebrated every year on November 10 with a traditional ball and cake-cutting ceremony.
On that day in 1775, the Continental Marines were established.
Though no ball was held at the Shelter Island American Legion hall last Friday to honor the day, there was cake to share — and cutting it were Bill Kraft and Mitchell Clark.
THURSDAY, MAY 25
Senior Citizen trip, to Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. Bus leaves 7:15 a.m. for Orient Point. Particpants will buy their Sea Jet tickets at the Cross Sound Ferry office. Call Mollie Strugats for details and information at (631) 749-1456. (more…)
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Support our troops
To the Editor:
Throughout the year, members of the Shelter Island American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary send out thank you letters and care packages to our active duty service members. We are in the process of updating our mailing list and would like to include anyone who is from Shelter Island, or who has family living on Shelter Island. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Police are investigating an incident in the Youth Center at American Legion Hall.
Town Police Chief Jim Read confirmed this week that his department is investigating a criminal mischief incident at American Legion Hall that took place on Monday, November 26.
Chief Read said a group of youths were in in the Youth Center without authorization when Legion Hall was closed and set off a fire extinguisher.
The result was a clean-up bill for the town of approximately $3,000, according to the town’s Recreation Director Garth Griffin. The expensive clean-up was due to the fire extinguisher “spraying a very fine powder,” Chief Read said, and an industrial cleaning crew had to be brought in.
“We’ve interviewed youths who may have been involved,” Chief Read said. “We’ll get to the bottom of it and hopefully restitution can be made.”
PETER Boody | Dog's eye view of the Shelter Island Memorial Day Parade.
Shelter Islanders and visitors, young and old, two-legged and four-legged, lined Route 114 in the Center for the annual Memorial Day Parade and ceremony at the Wilson Circle beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday. It ended with the American Legion gun salute and the usual swarm of kids rushing in to pick up shell casings. Everyone was invited to the Legion Hall and its grounds for hot dogs provided by the Legion and hamburgers served by the Lions Club.
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