Work Can Begin on Turntable
The Oyster Bay Long Island Rail Road turntable property is now in the hands of the Town of Oyster Bay. Town Supervisor John Venditto made it official as he said, "This lease agreement is an important step toward the final goal of having a railroad museum in Oyster Bay hamlet. The Friends of Locomotive 35 can now proceed with the restoration of the turntable, and the town can concentrate on acquiring the old railroad station and surrounding plaza."
Community Foundation Goal Is $200,000
Mrs. George O'Neill opened this year's fund-raising campaign for the Community Foundation of Oyster Bay on Jan. 27 at a meeting held in her gracious Cove Neck home. This year the Community Foundation has set its fundraising goal at $200,000. While this figure may seem high due to the economic downturn, the needs of the community are still great, if not greater, due to this same downturn, she said.
Baymen Have Great Weekend
Baymen Coach Kenya Vanterpool has great hopes for his team. Talking to him on Friday, Jan. 31, a few hours before the game against the Carle Place Frogs, he said, "We'll be in the playoffs. We are putting things together and we're going to come through. We took some time off for the midterms, but we've been practicing since then and picking it up with four days of practice.
Heard on the Bay
Our first column appeared one year ago. When we were invited to write a column on sailing, in and around the Oyster Bay area, we were pleased to have the opportunity to share our love of Oyster Bay Harbor and our other water related experiences. In over 20 columns, we have recounted how we discovered Oyster Bay with our first lessons at the Oyster Bay Sailing School. We have shared our experiences- some great, some bad, and some amusing- like forgetting how to turn on the engine, in the middle of the Long Island Sound. We have always kept a log of our adventures, and have had a well of stories to draw from. As we sail into our 11th year of boating, we hope to have many more adventures to write about and to share through this column.
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