50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales.
78,000 fans attended the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island.
There were 140,000 attendees at the Atlanta Pop Festival where Janis Joplin was on the bill.
Ann Jones upset three-time defending champion Billie Jean King to win the Wimbledon tennis championship.
Canada’s House of Commons approved equality for the English and French languages.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
Protectors of our rights
The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island held their annual “State of the Town” luncheon at the Ram’s Head Inn April 28, which was an enjoyable, social afternoon, as always. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO League of Women Voters of Shelter Island President Lois B. Morris with Supervisor Gary Gerth at the League-sponsored ‘State of the Town’ event at the Ram’s Head Inn on Sunday.
At Sunday’s 12th annual “State of the Town” luncheon, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island at the Ram’s Head Inn, Supervisor Gary Gerth discussed successes his administration has achieved since last April, and outlined challenges facing the Island. (more…)
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Lois B. Morris has had a rich and extensive career as a writer, beginning with travel guides and comprising numerous articles and books on mental health. She had a column called Mood News in Allure magazine for 25 years.
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In memory of one, in honor of another
To the Editor:
The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island has announced the inauguration of an annual scholarship award that simultaneously honors the memory of one of its own and the accomplishments of a graduating senior.
The very first recipient of the Mimi Brennan Memorial Scholarship Award for Civic Engagement will be called to the stage at the Saturday, June 23 graduation ceremonies. Though the League will not reveal the name in advance, this member of the class of 2018 has been selected for community service that reflects the selfless giving spirit demonstrated by Mimi Brennan. (more…)