LINSHA Still Seeks Local Input
Michael Hollander and Lori Bahnik, co-chairs of the Long Island North Shore Heritage Area Planning Commission (LINSHA), attended the afternoon workshop held on Monday, Dec. 15 at the Glen Cove City Hall. "This is truly an important project for Long Island, allowing us to both preserve and showcase the rich cultural heritage of the North Shore," said Mr. Hollander. The meeting was to encourage public participation in the development of the heritage area to promote tourism, but attendance was very low.
Village Nixes County Plans for B&Bs
Thanks, but no thanks was the response of the Muttontown Board to the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums to their proposal to have two bed and breakfast sites created in the Muttontown Preserve. The county made a proposal at the board's Dec. 8 meeting, using a Power Point display that gave bulleted items but no real visual plans for the use of Chelsea Mansion, Nassau Hall, the Equestrian Center and the Jericho Preserve which the county hoped would generate funds for the county and funds for the upkeep for the sites. The quick answer from Mayor Richard Murcott to explain the decision was based on "risk and rewards": the risks were there but there were no rewards to the village and in the long run the proposals could become a large liability, he said. According to Barbara Madden, village deputy clerk/treasurer the board stated that they are not in favor of the B&Bs at either location, however they are looking into details of an equestrian center.
Oyster Bay's Pavla Salacova Wins Running Club Award
Congratulations to Pavla Salacova of Oyster Bay, who was presented with the Greater Long Island Running Club's 2003 Runner of the Year Award in the 25-29 age group. The award was presented to Pavla at the club's January 20 General Meeting.
Curves in Weight Loss Marathon to Benefit Breast Cancer Help
Curves of Oyster Bay is one of more than 60 Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Curves participating in the marathon which lasts from Jan. 1 through March 31. During the marathon, members of curves at the participating locations will be obtaining pledges and raising funds based on the amount of weight they lose during the three month period. Funds raised will benefit Breast Cancer Help, Inc. and its programs in the fight against breast cancer. For more information about the program, contact Curves of Oyster Bay at 922-7800. For more information about Breast Cancer Help call (631) 661-7223 or visit www.breastcancerhelpinc.org.
The State of Social Security
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