WaterFront Center Opens Up Dialog on Marine Education Center Building
After waiting since 1998 to get approval to build a marine education center at the Western Waterfront the WaterFront Center decided to challenge the town and force the concerned parties to begin a dialog on what will happen. The Center for Marine Education and Recreation at Oyster Bay, also known as the WaterFront Center (WFC), a Section 501[c]  not-for-profit organization, announced on Wednesday, Jan. 18 that it filed an application with the Town of Oyster Bay for building permits to erect a marine education center. Their plan is for the building to be located near the foot of Jakobson Pier, overlooking the Oyster Bay harbor, and will include classrooms, a community center and 200-seat auditorium, hatchery, and office space.
New Board Inducted Into OBCA
Legislator Judy Jacobs installed the 2006 Oyster Bay Civic Association (OBCA) board. A community activist herself, Ms. Jacobs said to the members: "Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst - a spark that creates extraordinary results." She inducted the members of the civic association and said, "The brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others. Thank you for making a difference." She gave each board member, Tim Archdeacon, Fran Leone, Stan Spiegelman, Joe Mimmo, Marie Knight, Judith-Ann Barnett and Louise Rea a personal citation.
For several years now the Sagamore Rowing Association (SRA) has offered a winter conditioning program to its youth membership. The program provides the opportunity to maintain and improve rowing fitness off the water during the off-season. This helps the rowers stay in shape and be more competitive during the on-water season.
Bayhawks Win Season Finale
The St. Dominic' s CYO 8th Grade Girls Division "A" team won its season finale on Sunday Jan. 8 defeating Good Shepherd of Holbrook by a score of 33-24. After trailing at the end of the first quarter 11-4, the Bayhawks opened the second quarter with four quick baskets and never looked back. Playing tenacious defense and solid fundamental team oriented ball, the girls were able to pull away and ice the victory with excellent ball handling by Kelsey Todd, clutch free throws by Maddie Howes, Kerri Apicella and Emily Hoffmann and key rebounds by Maria Moreno, Kristina Thomopoulos and Maddie Howes.
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