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09/10/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Toronto Rock and Roll Revival attracted an audience of approximately 20,000 to watch 20 performers including Chicago, Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Little Richard, Doug Kershaw and The Doors and John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band at Varsity Stadium of the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

Controversial American author James Frey was born in Cleveland. He admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he had lied to her earlier when he claimed “The Smoking Gun” had been accurate when he had spent a few hours in jail rather than the 87 days as his book had said.

“Scooby Doo Where Are You” debuted in the United States on CBS Television.

American filmmaker, author and songwriter Tyler Perry was born in New Orleans.

“Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” starring Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould and Dyan Cannon and directed by Paul Mazursky was released.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

09/03/17 3:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | Myla and Leonardo Dougherty and red-tailed hawk with handler Jim MacDougall at Saturday’s Green Expo.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | Myla and Leonardo Dougherty and red-tailed hawk with handler Jim MacDougall at Saturday’s Green Expo.

There were so many things to do here this past weekend. The Island was very busy with something for everyone. And it almost felt like it was the last weekend of the summer, even though Labor Day was yet to come.

It may be that schools are starting earlier or that parents want to get their kids ready for those schools that begin immediately after Labor Day. (more…)