50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
“Night of the Living Dead,” starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea and Karl Harding was pulling in movie audiences.
“Finian’s Rainbow,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Fred Astaire and Petula Clark, was released.
Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, announced a rating system for films that would ban young children from seeing certain films or require that children be accompanied by adults to view others.
Led Zeppelin, which originally performed as the New Yardbirds, performed together for the first time starting its United Kingdom tour in London.
The initial “Planet of the Apes” film starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter opened.
And on Shelter Island . . .
Team work making the dream work at Crescent Beach.
The sands of Crescent Beach, nudged constantly by the rolling waves of Peconic Bay and pounded by the feet of sun worshippers, responded compliantly to the creative forces of local artisans in the First Annual Sandcastle Contest on Sunday. Shaped into spiky towers, sturdy forts and even a giant turtle, the entries reflected the imaginations and skills of the teams building them. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.
When the Island hunkers down for winter, seasonal eateries close but many cafés, restaurants and shops stay open and, along with community programs, will be serving over the long weekend.
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |A summer to remember. Bucks GM Dave Gurney, left, with his guests for the summer, Max Watt, middle, and Trevor Freeman a year ago. Max was recently drafted by the Red Sox.
Although almost year has passed since six foot nine inch pitcher Max Watt last pitched for the Shelter Island Bucks, his shadow still looms large on Shelter Island.
The right-handed hurler from Babylon was the first of three former Island players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft, along with 2013 teammates Alex Katz and Mike Wallace. Katz was taken in the 27th round by the Chicago White Sox and Wallace in the 30th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island DARE graduates, with instructor, Police Officer Walter Richards. Front row, from left, Catherine Ramos, Olivia Overstreet, Riley Renault, Jerry Card, Emmett Cummings, Valeria Reyes and Darla Kolmogorova. Back row, Alexandra Brush, Morgan Watrous, Emma Martinez, Lily Page, Anabella Springer, Francis Reagan and Dayla Reyes.
DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program participants from Shelter Island School’s 5th and 7th grades had graduation ceremonies on April 1. (more…)