Activities and events on Shelter Island.
50+ drop-in basketball, Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.
Adult coed drop-in basketball, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.
Adult coed drop-in soccer, Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.
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Linda Haas is the Shelter Island School District’s new business leader.
Shelter Island School District’s new business leader doesn’t fit the profile of someone you might expect — despite her love of business, she’s not totally consumed with numbers. (more…)
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Superintendent Christine Finn signs a pledge to avoid use of plastic straws at a special assembly last week organized by The Group for the East End.
Shelter Island students and staff will no longer be sipping through plastic straws in the cafeteria after representatives of classes in grades six through 12 joined Superintendent Christine Finn in taking a pledge to protect the environment.
The students watched a film last week on the dangers plastic poses as it so often ends up in waterways, threatening the lives of fish, turtles and other species. (more…)
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 . . .
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Shelter Island School District business official Idowu Ogundipe, who announced his resignation last week after being here only a year, is leaving a legacy of a scholarship to be given for the next four years of $250 to a graduating senior.
The conditions of the scholarship are that the graduate comes from a low-income family who may be living with a guardian or single parent. (more…)