CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | The Shelter Island Lions Club is
prepped for the 64th Annual Scallop Dinner at The Pridwin where the faithful will gather on Sunday.
It’s that time of year when scallop lovers can rejoice in the succulent tastes from the sea that were once almost extinct in Peconic Bay just a few years ago. These special shellfish are back to satisfy the taste buds of those who know that the scallops come from right here on the East End. The Shelter Island Lions Club is prepped for the 64th Annual Scallop Dinner at The Pridwin where the faithful will gather on Sunday, between 5 and 8 p.m. to enjoy this special meal.
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…)
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.
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…)
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.