50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Three students died in the Orangeburg massacre at South Carolina State University where black students stood up to protest a whites-only policy at the areas’s only bowling alley.
The United States conducted a nuclear test at a Nevada site.
American actor Gary Coleman, best known for his role on the NBC series “Different Strokes,” was born in Zion, Illinois.
American figure skater Peggy Fleming won gold at the 1968 Grenoble, France, winter Olympics
“Planet of the Apes,” starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, was released in New York City
And on Shelter Island . . .
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Sweet as, well, pie.
Perhaps you didn’t realize it, but January was National Pie Month, and on January 26, a group of aspiring young chefs gathered at the Youth Center to pay tribute by making their own pies, which they took home for baking.
Among those participating were, above, Mae Brigham, left, and Johanna Kaasik who peeled apples with a little help from Bethany Ortmann. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | Our Lady of the Isle Church.
RELIEF DRIVE FOR PUERTO RICO
Our Lady of the Isle Church is hosting a relief drive for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and Island residents are being asked to help by donating non-perishable food items or supplies. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Maria Maier with her collection of crystal singing bowls
Yogis have used them for years, and since the 1970s, their popularity has only grown.
They’re crystal singing bowls and they are used to facilitate meditation, various modes of holistic healing, and even as a supplement to mainstream medicine. (more…)
BOB DESTEFANO PHOTO | Garth Griffin in his FIT Center office.
After 36 years as town recreation director, Garth Griffin, 63, is turning over the reins this month to Bethany Ortmann.
“I always thought I would know when it was time to retire,” he said last week. (more…)