50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Joe Frazier knocked out Dave Zyglewick in the first round to win the heavyweight boxing title at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas.
Winners at the 23rd Annual Tony Awards were “Great White Hope” and “1776.”
The first human eye transplant was performed at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Melina Mercouri, a Greek actress, whose breakout film was “Never on Sunday,” for which she won a Cannes Film Festival Award, established the Greek Aid Fund.
An earthquake measured as a 2 on a scale of 1 to 5 struck in North Carolina, killing two people and injuring 30.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The Garden Club of Shelter Island’s Operation Daffodil celebrated its seventh year with Cub Scout Pack 56 planting 100 King Alfred Daffodil Bulbs on Saturday, November 10, at Prospect Park. They’ve planted over 2,000 King Alfred Jumbo Daffodils throughout the Island. Jean McClintock and Tim Purtell oversee the program. From left, Monica Klenawicus, Jasper Samuelson, Lucas Reiter, James Cummings, Johnny and Dave Gurney.
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | A selection of blooms included in the Garden Club of Shelter Island’s Daffodil Exhibit, which ran at the Library from April 23 to May 5.
The Shelter Island Library was filled with cheery floral blooms in recent weeks as part of the Daffodil Exhibit, a three-week show hosted by the Garden Club of Shelter Island. As Youth Chair Carol B. Russell explains, the show at the library highlights the many different varieties of daffodils that have been grown in open areas of Shelter Island — areas where deer freely roam. Despite their appetite for all sorts of plants, especially flowers, Mrs. Russell notes that deer usually refrain from eating daffodils because the flowers make them nauseated. (more…)
THURSDAY, MAY 17
Men’s ad hoc golf, 9:30 a.m. Shelter Island Country Club. Open to the public. Regular fees apply for non-members.
Past Presidents and New Members Tea, hosted by the Garden Club of Shelter Island. 2 p.m., Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Bring a teacup arrangement and a potential new member. Hats and gloves are optional. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Karl Schwarz, Gregory Morgan and David A. Barnes are the New Moon Blues Band.
NEW MOON BLUES BAND
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm proudly presents New Moon Blues Band in concert at the Manor House Music Room on Saturday, May 12 with shows at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Featuring Karl Schwarz, Gregory Morgan and David A. Barnes, the New Moon Blues Band is built around the sounds of traditional acoustic blues and spiritual tunes.
This performance is the third in Sylvester Manor’s 2018 concert series and the second of two shows this spring in the Manor House Music Room. Tickets are $25. Visit sylvestermanor.org or call (631) 749-0626 for tickets and information.