By Susan Carey Dempsey & Julie Lane
The awnings are unfurled, extra ice is piled high, shops are bursting with new inventory and summer staffers are reporting for work. The unofficial kickoff to the long-awaited summer season is here.
Here’s a guide to restaurants and shops around the Island that will be welcoming shoppers and hungry customers for Memorial Day Weekend. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Barbra Streisand was honored at a Friars Club tribute in New York City.
The Soviets launched Venera 5, a space probe that landed on Venus and sent back atmospheric data
Actress Tracey Gold, who portrayed Carol on “Growing Pains,” was born in New York City.
The Who’s Peter Townsend and Roger Daltry were on the run from the New York City Police Department. They were accused of kicking an officer off stage in what turned out to be an attempt to clear out Fillmore East because there was a fire in an adjacent building.
Actor David Boreanaz, who performed in “Angel,” “Married with Children,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and more recently in “Bones” and “Seal Team” was born in Buffalo, New York.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO James Lupo signs up for a possible job at Shelter Island Hardware bringing smiles to the faces of Camryn (center) and Meredith Page.
Shelter Island students mobbed the school gymnasium Monday afternoon — some in search of summer jobs that would put money in their pockets.
Others were looking for opportunities to volunteer to rack up community service hours that could win them accolades when they graduate and help them stand out from the crowd of college applications. (more…)
With holiday lights a’blazing, the Island looks especially festive during these longest nights of the year. While many shops scale back hours in winter, you can still find all sorts of gift items or plan for holiday catering without boarding a ferry. (more…)
How much do you know about the streets and roads of the Island?
Squire Frederick Chase — the namesake of Chase Avenue — created an ambitious development plan in 1836 for Shelter Island, mainly in the Heights. (more…)