07/31/19 4:30pm

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A weekly roundup of all things fun and friendly for kids.

St. Mary’s is hosting its annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. with a special service of comfort at noon to mourn the loss of a beloved animal. The service honors St. Francis of Assisi and features refreshments for both humans and pets. 

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07/30/19 10:00am

RICHARD LOMUSCIO
Can you hear what I hear? Listening to music on Eleanor Oakley’s porch on Sunday were, from left, Councilman Jim Colligan (seated), Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, Councilman Albert Dickson, Reporter columnist Bob Lipsyte and Councilman Paul Shepherd.

Three Town Board members and three police officers came to Eleanor Oakley’s home on Gardiners Creek to check out sound levels emanating from a concert at Sylvester Manor on Sunday evening. (more…)

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07/29/19 2:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Pope Paul VI arrived in Entebbe, Uganda for the first visit by a reigning Pope to Africa.

At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy began secret peace negotiations to end the war in Vietnam that ultimately failed.

Mariner 7 made its closest fly-by of Mars, coming within 3,524 kilometers.

The Atlantic City Pop Festival was underway with 110,000 people enjoying performances by Janis Joplin, Three Dog Night, Iron Butterfly, Procol Harum, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many others.

Time magazine reported a turn in the tobacco industry toward a nearly unconditional surrender in the heated battle over cigarette advertising, with a statement by a Phillip Morris spokesman that the industry was prepared to end all advertising on TV and radio by the end of the year.

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07/29/19 12:00pm

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To the Editor:
When Bennett Konesni and Eben Fiske Ostby inherited Sylvester Manor grounds and made the vital decision to transform the property to create a nonprofit educational farm, it was a game changer for the community.

Privately owned grounds could be easily turned into a luxury housing development. Instead of putting more pressure on the land and a fragile water aquifer, extensive grounds are now open to the public and the Manor House museum and organic farm were established. (more…)

07/26/19 8:00am

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Young naturalists can visit Mashomack Preserve on Friday, July 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon to read the famous Shel Silverstein book, “The Giving Tree,” then head out on a walk to meet some woody friends and get to know them better. Ages 4 and up. 631-749-1001.

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