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Catholic Daughters Hold Scholarship Tea

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Sacred Heart #370 held its annual Scholarship Tea in March in the Silveri Center of St. Dominic R.C. Church. The event was a benefit to raise funds for two scholarships that are given to a deserving senior at graduation from the Oyster Bay and St. Dominic High Schools. Each year the tea is attended by at least 100 people.

All of the tea sandwiches and desserts were homemade by the members. Most importantly, the servers were comprised of students from both schools, who give their time and volunteer as a community service. The students included: Danielle Sugar, Christina Testa, Julia Testa, Haley Warshaw, Bob Morris, Liam Gagliao, Dana Galgano, Michelle Morris and Branden Warshaw.

The raffle gifts were donated by about 46 local merchants, who have been very generous over the years.

The 2014 officers include: Regent Mickey Hawxhurst, Vice Regent Janet Carpenter, Treasurer Mary Keppler, Recording Secretary Laura DeJesu, and Financial Secretary Mary Mazzo. The Afternoon Tea Committee members include: Co-chairladies Maria Czarniecki and Joan Berbig. The Assistant Chairladies were: Pauline Thibault, Patricia Kelly, Mickey Hawxhurst, Kate Alyward, Ann Schlicker and Bette Murphy. Mickey Hawxhurst was in charge of publicity and tickets.

Guests all went home with recipes from Heavenly Delights, a collection of recipes by the New York State Catholic Daughters.

Scottish Oat Scones

By Theodora Farrell, Court Bemadine#185

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups Quaker Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned, uncooked)

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

2/3 cup of butter or margarine (melted)

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon Cream of Tartar

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1/3 cup milk

1 egg lightly beaten

Half cup of currants, diced dried mixed fruit, dried cranberries or dried blueberries.

Heat over to 425˚F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. In large bowl combine flour, oat, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt: mix well. Add butter, milk and egg; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir with fork just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in your choice of berries. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 8 to 10 times. Roll or pat dough into 8-inch circle about a half inch thick.

Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Cut into 10 wedges; place on cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.

Scotch Shortbread

By Frances Sarkies, Court Santa Maria #164

1 cup sugar; 4 cups flour, 2 cups of butter.

Cream butter and sugar together and work in flour. Chill. Roll out about ¼ inch thick on a lightly floured board. Cut with pasty wheel, small fancy cutter, or cut into diamonds. Bake in slow oven at 325˚ or until slightly browned.

News

Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”

Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.

Richie Cannata may be best known for his song credits but his name will become a part of history this week. Cannata, a 28-year resident and business owner of Glen Cove, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington.

As a member of the Billy Joel Band, the saxophone player was propelled to fame in 1975 when he joined the band and played on songs including “New York State of Mind” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”


Sports

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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