MSA Piggybacks on Hamlet Plan
While working in concert with other Oyster Bay groups on projects, the Main Street Association has also carved out a niche for itself. At the kickoff of the 2004 fund-raising drive of the Community Foundation of Oyster Bay, a five-year supporter of Main Street, Joan Mahon, executive director of the Main Street Association gave an insight into the success of the group: they see the Town of Oyster Bay Hamlet Plan as a green light for progress.
MSA Plans Open Meeting March 3
The Main Street Association is planning an open meeting on Wednesday, March 3, at the Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, 45 East Main St. starting at 7 p.m. Joan Mahon, MSA executive director credited Patsy Randolph of the Rauch Foundation with the idea of inviting Greenport Mayor David E. Kapell to speak to the community. "The Rauch Foundation is a sponsor of Main Street and we are using part of their annual grant to us to pay for the open meeting. (They are one of the foundations that fund the MSA). The title of the mayor's speech is "How the Village of Greenport is revitalizing a working waterfront and historic downtown - without losing its soul," she said.
Working the Bay: Clamming in Freezing Temperatures
With temperatures dipping into the teens and single digits for much of the past few weeks, the harbor of Oyster Bay has taken a decent freeze. For most of us this is merely a picturesque curiosity. On Friday, Jan. 30, however, hardy baymen tested the ice and were out attempting to earn their living despite nature's most recent obstacle.
The US Merchant Marine Academy and the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (YRA-LIS) will host the 2004 LIS Safety at Sea Seminar on Saturday, April 3 from 9 to 5 p.m. at Kings Point. Ralph Naranjo, US SAILING Safety-AT-Sea Committee Member (and the first executive director of Friends of the Bay) will be the moderator of this information packed seminar aimed at making skippers, crew and boats better prepared for the challenges of sailing offshore.
Parking Problems - Again? No, Still!