SGT. Pepper at 50 (Video)

“It was 20 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play…” Fifty years ago on June 1, the Beatles released their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, just in time to blare out of boarding school and college dormitory windows across the country as students boned up for final exams.  Songs like …

Al Smith’s Dinner

Maureen Sherry, Mary Callahan Erdoes, and Mary Higgins Clark were among the well-dressed women on the Dais along with Hillary and Melania. Jerry Hall looked very glamorous beside K. Rupert Murdoch and Bill O’Reilly. Jeff and Liz Peek, Steve and Christine Schwarzman, Mark Gilbertson, Bob Devlin, Cy and Peggy Vance, and her brother Stephen Murray …

The Oldest Match

September marks the climax of the United States Tennis Open at Flushing Meadows, but this summer also saw another historic tennis milestone. On July 23rd, the venerable Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club in Rumson hosted the Rockaway Hunt’s visiting Long Island team on the 100th anniversary of their sporting rivalry. Lawn tennis in this …

Preserving Newport

The Preservation Society of Newport County, long the model for similar organizations around the country, marked a significant milestone this month when its longtime Board Chair, Donald O. Ross, passed the baton to his successor, Monty Burnham. Don had served on the board since 1989 and was named chair in 2010. During his tenure, the …