Boy Scouts Honor James Smiros
The Shelter Rock District of the Theodore Roosevelt Council (TRC), Boy Scouts of America, Community Service Award was presented to James Smiros, Cub Scouts Pack 253 committee chair at a reception and dinner held at the Swan Club on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Mr. Smiros founded Smiros & Smiros Architects, LLP in 1993 with his wife Laura. As Design Partner at S&S, Jim, a gifted artist and manager, has sculpted numerous dreams into stately reality. Born with an intuitive ability to understand and work well with others, Jim has applied his keen eye for detail and skillfully lead S&S through the successful completion of projects in the New York metro area, Palm Beach, Russia and England. He brought those skills to his work as committee chair for Cub Scouts Pack 253.
The Variance Is 'In the Pipeline'
The exemption of the property at 124 Summers Street from the Town of Oyster Bay moratorium on residential development in the hamlet was questioned at the Thursday, Nov. 10 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting. The issue was the request for a variance on two lots with less than required frontage. The property was one of three sites exempt from the moratorium but as the facts unfolded, that when exempted, the site was still waiting for approval from the ZBA on the variances for the two building lots.
As a founding member of the Oyster Bay Coast Guard Auxiliary I have much admiration for the organization. The average person does not understand what it is. Actually, I first learned about the Auxiliary at the Oyster Festival about five years ago. I had been a festival volunteer and was stationed near the Coast Guard information booth. Throughout the day several Coasties were trying to recruit me and they convinced me to come to an Auxiliary meeting. A few weeks later at the meeting I learned about all the free training they offered to members and the social aspect of meeting other boaters.
Oyster Bay East Norwich Soccer Club News
Tornadoes continue undefeated season by beating Island Trees Phyllies at East Woods.
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