50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Singer-song writer Gwen Stefani was born in Fullerton, Calif.
A Concorde 001 test flight broke the sound barrier.
The New York Mets swept the Atlanta Braves 3 games to none to become National League Baseball Champions.
Comedian and actor Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, N.C.
The Beijing, China subway system began operating.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
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Looking for a family pet? ARF presents Tailgating, a cat and dog adoption event at the police station on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pictured is Hercules, with brothers Isaac and Ilan Pescowitz.
ART & ISLAND LIFE
The Shelter Island History Center presents an Alan Shields Exhibit “Where Art Life Met Island Life,” open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Saturday, Sept. 21. 631-749-0025.
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Taylor’s Island
Sylvester Manor offers self-guided tours of the Manor House and “All that has Been: Our Roots Revealed” exhibition on Friday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $10. sylvestermanor.org.
St. Mary’s Lobster Bake Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m.
ST. MARY’S ANIMAL BLESSING
St. Mary’s is hosting its annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. with a special service of comfort at noon to mourn the loss of a beloved animal. The service honors St. Francis of Assisi and features refreshments for both humans and pets.
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One possible origin of Valentine’s Day says Saint Valentine was a Roman priest who married soldiers and their wives in secret.
So today is Valentine’s Day. A day that our culture has told us is about love and hearts and Cupid and chocolates and other gifts for those we love.