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Walk/Run For Wildlife And Conservation At Planting Fields

HOBAS fundraising run on Saturday, October 27

The Huntington-Oyster Bay Chapter of the National Audubon Society (HOBAS) will be hosting their first Walk/Run for Wildlife and Conservation on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Planting Fields Arboretum, with all proceeds benefiting the chapter’s conservation fund.

This event, for those willing to walk, run or do a combination of both, is designed to raise money for the chapter’s important conservation initiatives such as habitat restoration efforts, wildlife research projects, and conservation advocacy. “Participating in this fun-filled morning, with other like-minded folks, is a great way to help the wildlife and our environment on a local and regional level,” said Stella Miller, chapter president.

The registration fee of $25 ($30 day of event) is waived for those who raise $50 or more. Participants who raise $100 or more will be entered to win a basket filled with gift certificates from local merchants estimated to be worth approximately $250. In addition, those raising $50 or more will receive a commemorative T-shirt, featuring the iconic bird of Long Island, the osprey, with artwork by renowned bird artist F.P. Bennett.

For more information on how you can participate in this important fun-filled event, please go to the website hobaudubon.org or contact Ms. Miller directly at 695-0763.  

HOBAS is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving over 1,000 members in Huntington and Northern Oyster Bay Townships. The organization works to protect birds and other wildlife, and the habitats upon which they depend through education, public advocacy and conservation action.

News

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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