50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Actress Ashley Judd, daughter of country singer Naomi Judd and sister of country singer Wynonna Judd, was born in Granada Hills, California.
The National Baseball League agreed to add two teams and by the following year had added the San Diego Padres and Montreal Expos, bringing to 12 the number of teams on its roster.
The 72nd Boston Marathon was held with Amby Barfoot of Connecticut winning the men’s race and Bobbi Gibbs of California winning for the women. She was the first woman to run a full marathon in 1966 and won that year and the following two years.
Pierre Trudeau was sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister, a post he would hold for 15 years and a post now held by his son Justin.
The winner of top Tony Awards went to “Rosencranz & Gilderstein Are Dead” for Best Play and “Hallelujah, Baby” for Best Musical.
And on Shelter Island . . .
COURTESY PHOTO | Sandy Baxter’s prize-winning 2017 daffodils.
Spring is here, and so is the Garden Club of Shelter Island’s Daffodil Expo which will be held at the Shelter Island Library from Monday, April 16 through Saturday, April 21. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and the show is open to the public.
Come and see a selection of wild and wonderful daffodils, many of which have been American Daffodil Society show winners. Garden Club members and the public are encouraged to bring their own daffodils in for display. (more…)
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Marcus Kaasik and one of his hens.
You can tell a lot about a man by his chicken coop. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO The summer concert series at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm continues with a performance by The Barefoot Movement on Sunday, August 13 at 6 p.m.
BELL TOWER FUNDRAISER
On Saturday, August 12 an evening of Brazilian music performed by Montreux Jazz Festival prize winner and piano improviser Alex Pryrodny teamed with world-class Brazilian guitarist Cesar Garabini will feature a program of “choro” — a musical style that orginated in the 1920s and 1930s and has been described as a “fiery blend” of European classical and popular music with African rhythms. A $25 donation is requested for the 7 p.m. concert at St. Mary’s Parish Hall and a meet-the-artists reception. Proceeds support restoration of the church’s historic bell tower. For details, visit stmarysshelterisland.org . (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | This ‘brother’ to the Havens House is among the five homes on view in the Shelter Island Historical Society’s bienniel House Tour on August 5, 2017. The tour runs from 2 to 5 p.m. and is based on the theme “Living with History/Making Choices.
On Saturday, July 29, the Shelter Island classes of 2022 and 2023 will hold a multi-family yard sale, bake sale and car wash on the school grounds. The hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (more…)