D & D


CITY ISLAND IMAGES wishes to congratulate all who participated at Orchard Beach's Down & Dirty.

The Merrell Down & Dirty presented by Subaru returned to New York City yesterday. This benefit race in the mud included a partnership with Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on Naval ships at sea! and much more!

It was an amazing race day in Pelham Bay Park! The 2013 results are in! Click here to view your race:


Anne Hutchinson Freedom Festival


Anne Hutchinson would have been surprised if she walked into Pell Mansion today. Hutchinson was a very intelligent and strong-willed person, and she was not afraid of speaking her mind and defending her principles in face of stiff opposition. But she may have felt special and become speechless to view the special celebration, which included music, games, crafts, storytelling, madrigals and dances.
But the message is and will always continue to be FREEDOM.

Hutchinson was born in July 1591 to Bridget Dryden and Francis Marbury, Anne Hutchinson grew up in England. Her dad was a deacon at Christ Church, Cambridge and later became the rector of St. Martin's Vintry, St. Pancras, and St. Margaret's.

Francis Marbury was to perhaps have the strongest influence on Anne Hutchinson. He was a principled and outspoken man. He did not hesitate from speaking his mind on things that mattered deeply to him and as it happened there were plenty of things about the Church, its theology and clergy that bothered him and compelled him to speak out against.

Religious tolerance was at an even lower ebb in those days than in the present age. People were routinely killed and tortured for questioning Church diktats. So it required a great deal of courage to speak out the way Francis Marbury did. Not once or twice, but continuously and despite the many times he was arrested and jailed for being seditious. He was a very brave man and his daughter gained his spirit in full.

Education for women was not a burning issue in those times, but Anne Hutchinson was home-schooled and had the free run of her father's extensive library. The more she read, the more she began to examine and question established beliefs.

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BILLION DOLLAR 2012 POLITICAL CAMPAIGN. Most Expensive Presidential Race Ever
President Obama and his GOP rival Mitt Romney are on an unprecedented fundraising binge that shows no sign of ending.

A detour from an Emirati port on the Indian Ocean may become a new exit route for Arabian crude oil to world markets, circumventing any kind of chokehold Iran may decide to implement.

PHILIPPINES LEADER. White House Visitor.



Those US sequestration cuts have arrived and the effects are being felt.



The City Island Garden Club, which is celebrating it's 50th year of service wants everyone to know about the dangers of a Giant Hogweed. Its got beautiful flowers as big as an umbrella and sap, which may cause blindness and skin burns.

This monster plant looks like Queen Ann's Lace, but on steroids. However it is as dangerous as a man eating plant. It is spreading in New York State with multiple confirmed sightings.

This Week in History


This Week in History, Oct 2 - Oct 8

Oct 02, 1985
Hollywood icon Rock Hudson dies of AIDS at 59, becomes the first major U.S. celebrity to die.
Oct 03, 1995
O.J. Simpson acquitted in brutal 1994 double murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman.
Oct 04, 1957
Soviet Union inaugurates the "Space Age" with its launch of Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite.
Oct 05, 1947



The NYC SchoolFood Lunch Program is designed to provide children and young adults with a healthy alternative to junk food.

Lunch is available for all children under 19 years of age and all handicapped persons, regardless of age, who participate in special education programs. Breakfast will be served during the Learn to Swim Program at pools in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens.

Meals are free and provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through SchoolFood, a part of the New York City Department of Education.



National wildfires keep growing and are now threatening the safety of many across the US.

This blaze grew to more than 200 square miles Sunday, threatening two groves of giant sequoias and threatening the power and water supply for millions in San Francisco..

Over 2,800 firefighters are battling the fire, which is only seven percent contained. Extremely high winds are making that firefight even more challenging as ground-level blazes whip up to treetops, creating what are called crown fires.



City Island Images is proud to offer "Front Pages" from newspapers all over the globe.

Today's Front Pages - Monday, August 13, 2012: 779 front pages from 85 countries.

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Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors. Discretion is advised.

Hard Times on Main Street


Many people in this country have worked and saved a portion of their salaries for years, only to see their savings shrivel after a series of investment missteps and interest rate disappointments. Over the past three years alone, the number of US workers over 65 years old has jumped by 16%, while the total number of under 65 year old workers in the national labor force decreased.



Following more than three hundred years of marriage, Scotland and England will stay together.

Scottish voters prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to Britain's economic and political future, including Queen Elizabeth and David Cameron, whose calls to step down as Prime Minister would have been deafening if Scotland had broken away.

The vote on Thursday — 55 percent against independence to 45 percent in favor — saw an unprecedented turnout of just under 85 percent.