50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Beatles recorded a video for “Long & Winding Road.”
Gloria O Smith of New York was crowned Miss Black America.
The first Gap store was opened on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco by Donald and Doris Fisher.
Long John Silver’s restaurant chain opened its first store in Lexington, Kentucky.
“The Andromeda Strain” by Michael Crichton was among the best selling books.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
On August 19, renowned blues musicians Kerry Kearney and Jack Licitra will perform at the Dering Harbor Inn for a pro-bono “Blues Afternoon” concert in honor of longtime Island resident Beau Gage, who died in April of 2017.
With holiday lights a’blazing, the Island looks especially festive during these longest nights of the year. While many shops scale back hours in winter, you can still find all sorts of gift items or plan for holiday catering without boarding a ferry. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO A Zumba class at the American Legion.
Last week I found over 20 women who were allowed to eat plenty of turkey on Thanksgiving without worrying about adding inches to their waists. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Jack Monaghan, one of the most beloved Islanders in recent memory, passed away on September 6, 2017. He was 82 years old. Here’s a profile by Peter Boody of Jack the Reporter published in 2014. (more…)