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04/01/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Haskell Karp received the first temporary artificial heart implanted by Dr. Denton Cooley at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, but succumbed four days later.

Massive anti-Vietnam War protests occurred in many United States cities.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Anthony Tucker, who was a forward for the New York Knicks, was born in Washington, D.C.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

09/04/18 2:00pm
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO The crowd waits patiently for the awards ceremony to begin.

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO
Proud winners of the 2018 Annual Snapper Derby.

Kids with snapper rigs on their poles were all over the Island’s beaches, bridges and boats during the 2018 Annual Kids Snapper Derby on Saturday, September 1.

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05/09/18 4:30pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | The new pavilion under construction at Wade’s Beach.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | The new pavilion under construction at Wade’s Beach.

I looked at the almost-complete pavilion at Wade’s Beach  the other day — it’s pretty spectacular.

It includes a concrete pathway to the restrooms and will soon have benches. The pavilion is a gift to the people of Shelter Island from the Lions Club. The benches are a gift from the Senior Citizens Foundation. (more…)

12/01/17 4:30pm
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Shelter Island takes care of its own. These Island groups represent all age groups and address a range of community programs and services, supported largely by volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each of the Island’s churches provides outreach programs. During this season, please consider helping out or lending a hand — and let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any group.
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07/21/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTOS | The Spain travellers (back row, from left) Michael Payano, Devon Bolton, Taylor McNemar, Owen Gibbs and Janine Mahoney; (front row, from left) Laura Mayo, Camryn Page, Mia Clark, Lizzie Cummings, Madi Hallman, Bianca Evangelista, Issie Sherman and Brenda Mayo.

COURTESY PHOTOS | The Spain travelers (back row, from left) Michael Payano, Devon Bolton, Taylor McNemar, Owen Gibbs and Janine Mahoney; (front row, from left) Laura Mayo, Camryn Page, Mia Clark, Lizzie Cummings, Madi Hallman, Bianca Evangelista, Issie Sherman and Brenda Mayo.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Shelter Island Educational Foundation, assistance from the Lions Club and a great amount of fundraising, earlier this month, 10 Shelter Island students (and their chaperones) traveled to Cádiz, Spain where they spent 10 days living with host families in this coastal Atlantic city.

A bike tour included a stop at Castillo de Santa Catalina in Cádiz.

A bike tour included a stop at Castillo de Santa Catalina in Cádiz.

After attending school daily, the group explored old Cádiz — thought to be the oldest city in Western Europe. They toured on bicycle, learned flamenco, explored Phonecian ruins, dined on tapas, cooked paella, surfed, and mastered the use of public transportation.

Two day-trips to the British territory of Gibraltar and the city of Sevilla were highlights. From Gibraltar, students were able to see the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the continent of Africa, all from one view. In Sevilla, the group visited the site of the creation of the first world map and the cathedral holding the remains of Christopher Columbus.

After 10 wonderful days, the students sadly said adiós to their host families and returned home, a little better at Spanish, a little more independent, and ready to take on the world.