50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Crime boss Tommy Lucchese, who spent three years in Sing Sing after being convicted in Riverhead of auto theft, died in Lido Beach, Long Island, after suffering a brain tumor at age 67.
Patrick Kennedy, former Rhode Island congressman and son of Ted Kennedy, who was diagnosed with bipolar disease and had problems with substance abuse, was born in Brighton, Massachusetts, and, since his political career ended, has dedicated his efforts to working for improved mental health care.
The Who began a United States tour opening for Herman’s Hermits.
Surveyor 4, meant to test soil on the moon to prepare for Apollo manned flights, exploded just two-and-a-half minutes before touching down on the lunar surface, but still managed to send back photographs before its demise.
And on Shelter Island . . .
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Mother Nature sets the stage for the show at Crescent Beach Saturday evening.
On the warm evening of Saturday, July 8, families and friends met on Crescent Beach, fighting a strong breeze as they spread out blankets and opened up chairs for the 60th Annual Shelter Island Fireworks. Kids kicked off shoes and ran up and down the beach, playing in the dwindling sunlight. (more…)
THURSDAY, JULY 6
Fundraising party, to benefit the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch for veterans in New Mexico. 5 p.m. on the lawn at South Ferry. Cocktails and canapes served. Ferry cruise aboard the M/V Lt. Joe Theinert follows with dinner and dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Register at jjtmf.org or call (631) 835-6503. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Fireworks by Grucci will light up the summer summer sky on July 8.
Every year, Islanders excitedly look forward to the colorful fireworks that light up the night sky, gathering on beaches and boats near Crescent Beach to enjoy the show. The annual Shelter Island Fireworks show would not be possible, however, without the services of Fireworks by Grucci, the internationally renowned, family owned and operated company. (more…)
FRIDAY, JUNE 23
Endless Summer cocktail party, in support of the 60th annual Shelter Island Fireworks. 6 to 9 p.m., Sunset Beach. Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, music and raffles. $75 in advance, $100 at the door. Details at shelterislandfireworks.com. (more…)