50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Monkees’ “Daydream Believer” topped the charts in the United States.
Dr. Christian Bernard performed the first successful heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa.
Dr. Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg were arrested in New York City during a protest against the Vietnam war.
Actor Nestor Carbonell, perhaps best known to audiences today for his role in the recent A&E series “Bates Motel,” was born to Cuban parents in New York City.
Musician Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 26, but four months after his death, his “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” was released and reached the top of the pop charts in the United States.
And on Shelter Island . . .
COURTESY PHOTO Joe Napolitano, at the center
Joseph “Joe Nap” Napolitano died at home on Shelter Island on October 24, 2017 surrounded by his family and close relations. (more…)
There will be a memorial service celebrating the life of Doris C. Larsen at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 25 at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.
There will be a reception immediately following in the church’s Fellowship Hall.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Ecumenical breakfast, for senior citizens. 10 a.m. Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. $5. Reserve at (631) 749-1059. If possible, bring a food item or monetary donation for the food pantry.
Banana piano, use the library’s Makey-Makey kit to build a banana keyboard. 3 p.m., library. (more…)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Cell phones for soldiers, in honor of Veterans Day drop off used cell phones at FIT Center for program that recycles them and provides pre-paid calling cards for soldiers. Open 6 a.m. to noon and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Veterans Day bus trip, to Long Island Aquarium for students in grades K-8. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Youth Center. Bring a bag lunch. $30 ($33 non-residents). (631) 749-0309. (more…)