Raynham Hall: Many Stories to Tell
Raynham Hall Museum has several stories to tell. It was the home of a distinguished Oyster Bay family during the Colonial and Victorian times; it was home to their black slaves; it tells the story of a rich ship-owning family who lost their money during the Civil War because of the halt of trade to the West Indies of rum and sugar; it is the home of the woman after whom Audrey Avenue (the major commercial street in the hamlet) was named; it was the home of immigrant servants; they were the family who helped bring the Long Island Rail Road to Oyster Bay; Robert Townsend who founded the Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot in 1885, was a descendent of Samuel and Sarah Stoddard Townsend the founding family. They bought the house with many stories to tell - in 1740 and were instrumental in winning the war against the British as Robert Townsend, known as Culper Jr., was a spy in General George Washington's Long Island spy ring.
Oyster Bay Holiday Express Weekend
The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum was central to the Victorian Holiday in Downtown Oyster Bay Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17. It took a good portion of two weekends to install the overhead lights and Christmas decorations for the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum that was open for the weekend.
Friends Academy Cross Country Teams Have Successful Season
The Friends Academy cross country team made great strides as the season progressed this year. Some highlights for the year include strong showings by both the boys and girls at the Saint Anthony's Invitational and the Nassau County Track Coaches Invitational. The girls' team won a second straight Class C County Championship and in the process qualified for the New York State Championships for the second straight year as a team. In that race they finished in 7th place, moving up from last year's 8th place finish. They were led by five seniors: Kathleen Durante, Diana Sher, Karina Kononenko, Chelsea Lax, and Fressia Barbagelata.
Cross Country Ski Club Meeting
The Long Island Cross Country Ski Club will hold its first meeting of 2007 on Monday, Jan. 8 at the Plainview/Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Road beginning at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Neighborliness - An American Trait