Support the Survivors Sunday
Oyster Bay, as many other villages on Long Island, is honoring the lives of those Americans lost in the World Trade Center disaster on September 11. Survivors of those lost will be the special guests of the community on April 28, at the "Support the Survivors Sunday," at Theodore Roosevelt Park. They will gather near the Larrabee Avenue entrance of the park, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. There, people will have a chance to add names of the victims to the list that will be read during the short program.
Statesman's Funeral for Senator Marino
Senator Ralph Marino received a statesman's funeral on Tuesday, April 9. The legislative session in Albany was canceled for the day and 65 senators and assembly members came by plane, limousine and bus to attend the event held in St. Dominic's Church. Father Malcolm Burns celebrated the Mass; Temporary Administrator Monsignor Donald Beckmann and Father Thomas Murphy concelebrated the Mass along with Rev. John Worthley of Port Jefferson.
Heard on the Bay
If you own a boat and it's out of the water, this is the time of year you start to wonder, why is my boat out of the water, and what will it take to get her back in the water? The warmer it gets, the more this uneasy feeling starts to grow. You wonder, "What did I tell the marina last year when they took her out of the water?" Do you look at your winter storage agreement, or do you just stop at the marina to check things out? Once you're at the yard, you start to look at all of the work you still have to do. Sometimes that alone will kill the fever. That is, until the next warm, sunny Saturday comes along.
OB-EN Boys & Girls Club's Sports Report
The Girls' Intramural Basketball Program, sponsored by the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA concluded on March 26. The sixth, seventh and eighth grade division saw two rival teams - The Rockets, coached by Mr. Randy Todd and Mr. Tony Capozoli, and The Liberty, coached by Miss Jennifer Clark. These two teams exchanged victories throughout the regular season and battled during the championship. The Liberty team was victorious, winning by a slim margin 21-18. Leading scorers for Liberty were Brittany Ranaldo with seven points and Michelle Wilicki and Jackie Clark, both with six points. For the Rockets, the top scorers were Shannon Todd with six points, Catherine Solar with five points, and Holly Relyea with four points. In this division, Elena Albanese won the Sportsmanship Award, Rita Collery won the Most Improved Player Award and Jackie Clark won the Most Valuable Player Award. Jackie Clark averaged 10 points and five blocks per game.