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.
Of all Town Councilman Paul Shepherd’s gnomic sayings, Codger’s favorite is this: “When people describe the Shelter Island that should be, it is usually the Shelter Island they saw when they first arrived.” (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
Shelter Island residents needing to travel to the South Fork to receive cancer treatments will now have access to free South Ferry rides.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The U.S. Supreme Court in its decision in Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education ordered an end to all public school desegregation 15 years after it had ordered an end to segregation with “all deliberate speed” in its Brown v. the Board of Education decision.
Sam Walton’s chain of Wal-Mart discount stores was incorporated.
New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver won the first of three Cy Young Awards
The first ever computer-to-computer links were established on ARPANET, a precursor to the internet.
Beatle George Harrison released “Something” in the United Kingdom
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
Activities and events on Shelter Island.
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.