08/14/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce President Art Williams and the Chamber’s new publicist Susie Dempsey Halloran of Starlet PR.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce President Art Williams and the Chamber’s new publicist Susie Dempsey Halloran of Starlet PR.

The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce has a new voice to spread the word that the Island is a tourism destination. (more…)

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07/24/17 8:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Because the town of Winneconne, Wisconsin wasn’t included on any maps, it filed for secession from the United States, but rescinded the secession declaration a day later.

The first air conditioned New York City subway car appeared on the F line that runs from the southern tip of Brooklyn, through Manhattan and out to Queens.

Singer, rock guitarist and songwriter Jimi Hendrix quit as the opening act for the Monkees during the group’s American tour.

Dr. Thomas Starzi at the University of Colorado performed the first successful liver transplant on a 19-month old child.

The Beatles signed a petition printed in the London Times calling for the legalization of marijuana

And on Shelter Island . . .

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07/18/16 2:00pm
BRYAN DOWNEY PHOTO | Joe Lauro, with bass, and his HooDoo Loungers

BRYAN DOWNEY PHOTO | Joe Lauro, with bass, and his HooDoo Loungers

Joe Lauro is a man inspired by music. He’s also driven to share it with others.

Before selling his Shelter Island home and moving to Sag Harbor a few years back, Mr. Lauro frequently hosted live music events in the barn on the property where he lived for 15 years.

“I lived up the road from the Dory on Route 114 in a New Orleans style plantation house,” explained Mr. Lauro in a recent phone interview. “Behind that was the ‘Pleasure Lounge’ — a 19th century barn we converted into a juke joint. (more…)