11/25/19 4:30pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Esther Hunt

Under a light rain that increased steadily last Friday afternoon, more than 50 people gathered on the side of a road in the Village of Dering Harbor. They were paying homage to a woman and her family who made it possible to preserve 30.8 acres of land that will forever remain as an open space. (more…)

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11/25/19 8:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Scientists at Harvard University announced they had isolated a single gene.

Elbert Frank Cox, an African-American mathematician who was the first of his race to receive a doctorate degree in mathematics at Cornell University, died in Washington, D.C. at age 73.

“They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” was one of the most viewed movies.

Music lovers in the United States were listening to “Come Together” by The Beatles while the most popular song in the United Kingdom was ”Sugar Sugar” by The Archies.

“My Life And Prophecies” by Jeane Dixon was one of the best selling books.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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11/21/19 10:00am

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

The Mildred Flower Hird Nature Preserve will be open for public enjoyment beginning with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. on Manhanset Road.

Rain date is Sunday, Nov. 24.

Ms. Hird’s daughter, Esther Hunt, will cut the ribbon.
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11/21/19 8:00am

COURTESY PHOTO
Activities and events on Shelter Island.

EVERY WEEK 

50+ drop-in basketball: Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in basketball: Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in soccer: Tuesdays, 7:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.

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