TIM PURTELL PHOTOS
Leaves and seedpods.
Latin Name: Ailanthus altissima
Locations: Tree of heaven thrives (too well) throughout the Island. One is tucked to the side of the library parking lot; a cluster of small trees flourish along the edge of Coecles Harbor at the intersection of Cobbetts Lane and Ram Island Road.
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Salutatorian David Neese with his proud mother, Jessica Hubbard, and 3-month-old brother Jacob, at the Academic Wall of Fame Wednesday morning. David’s picture will be displayed throughout next year. Valedictorian Mia Clark preferred not to have her picture displayed, but her achievements are listed.
A Shelter Island School celebratory event occurred Tuesday morning with the unveiling of the updated Academic Wall of Fame, displaying the achievements of the Class of 2019’s valedictorian and salutatorian. (more…)
Judy Rojas Bennett
Judy Rojas Bennett died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Ram Island on Wednesday, July 18 after a three-year battle with cancer. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley was born to Priscilla and Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee.
Vince Lombardi resigned as coach of the Green Bay Packers but would go on to coach the Washington Redskins for three years.
New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad merged forming Penn Central Transportation.
Comedian Pauly Shore was born in California to Mitzi Shore, who founded The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California and comedian Sammy Shore.
And on Shelter Island . . .
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Stephen Searl, Sylvester Manor’s new executive director, and Tracy McCarthy, the organization’s new director of operations, in front of the Manor House.
As the staff at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm looks ahead to 2018 and the upcoming summer season, they will do so alongside two new key players who recently joined the team. (more…)