Written by Enterprise-Pilot Staff, email@example.com Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
The Town of Oyster Bay’s Holiday on Ice Show, which has become a holiday tradition for town residents, will again be presented at the Town of Ice Bay Center in Bethpage. The popular show, now in its fourth year, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but in keeping with “the season of giving,” those attending the show are asked to bring two non-perishable food items to the show, which will be collected by Island Harvest, an organization committed to ending hunger on Long Island.
“‘Holiday On Ice ‘ is an event that our residents eagerly look forward to each year, and I am delighted that our town’s residents and their families will once again be able to enjoy this special presentation,” said Councilman Chris Coschignano. “Some of the finest skaters in the nation will be performing and showcasing their talent.” The supervisor added that students of the town’s figure skating program will also be performing.
In addition to the figure skating, there will be other holiday themed activities for guests to enjoy, including a friendly hockey game between the Elves and the Reindeer, two teams with players from the town’s ‘Tot Hockey’ team. The Ice Skating Center will also feature a pro shop for shoppers seeking a gift for hockey fans on their lists. There is also a fireplace for visitors to spend a relaxing moment and perhaps enjoying refreshments from the snack bar. “Imagine the enjoyment a family will have watching a holiday show, and then enjoying hot chocolate while sitting by a fireplace,” said Coschignano. “This is a great family, holiday, event and admission is free.”
Also returning for this year’s event is the biggest star of the holiday season – Santa. Children may visit with the jolly man in the red suit and even take a picture with him following the show. The town will also, once again, take part in the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” Program. Holiday greeting cards will be available in the lobby for guests to fill out, which will be sent to our troops.
“At this time of the year, when many are giving thanks for all the good things that are in their lives, we should also take a moment to show our appreciation and gratitude to the brave men and women who are protecting our freedom, both at home and throughout the world,” Coschignano said. “A touching card from home will certainly brighten their holidays. Hopefully, everyone who comes to the show will fill out a card to show appreciation for those who serve our nation.” There will also be a tribute, in memoriam, to Linda Cozzi, who designed figure skating outfits. Skaters will perform in honor of Linda, who was well respected in the figure skating community.
The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center is located on Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. Due to the “Holiday on Ice” show, the public skating session at the center, which is normally held from 6 to 8 p.m., will not be held that evening. However, the town’s two outdoor rinks, located at Marjorie R. Post Community Park in Massapequa and at Syosset-Woodbury Park will be open. More information about the event is available by calling 433-RINK (7465) or at www.oysterbaytown.com.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Local author Rajdeep Paulus of Locust Valley is living the writer’s dream. After having her first young adult novel published last year with positive reviews, she has just released her second novel, and will be holding a book signing at The Book Revue in Huntington on March 12.
Her first book, Swimming Through Clouds, is about a high school transfer student and her friendship with the basketball captain during their senior year. The sequel, Seeing Through Stones, was released March 1.The mom of four girls only recently tried her hand at novel writing; an English major in college who then taught for a few years, says, “I spent about a decade doing the mom thing...then as my youngest got to be school age, my husband asked me, ‘What do you want to do with your life now?’”
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
February, Black History Month, was celebrated by the Hood A.M.E. Zion Church of Oyster Bay with a series of special events.
“The whole month was inspiring, so I am looking forward to doing it next year,” said Black History-Harriet Tubman Committee Chair Diane Cortes-Evans.
The month included a visit from Assemblyman Charles Lavine, who attended the Feb. 9 service and presented Pastor Linda Vanager with a citation from the NYS Legislature for the church’s work in preserving the Pine Hollow Cemetery, and a lecture by historian Simon Rutledge.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:01
On Saturday, Feb. 22, as temperatures rose to well above freezing for the first time in weeks and the melting snow created a thick fog, the Oyster Bay High School Varsity Lady Baymen Basketball Team showed up at Long Island University ready to play.
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The Winter Varsity Sports Season is into post-season play in Oyster Bay. Many fine young athletes have excelled this season and were chosen by the Oyster Bay High School coaches as Athletes of the Month for February.
Cassidy Exum has been a member of the varsity wrestling team since his freshman year. Since that time, he has achieved All-County honors, which includes a Nassau County Small School County Championship. This year, Exum started his competitive season with success. He was a place winner in the annual Locust Valley Tournament, a Hank Paris Tournament Champion and a Bethpage Tournament Champion, where he was presented with the Champion of Champions Award. Exum’s success is due to his work ethic, dedication and discipline.; he is a fierce competitor which will help him as he competes for his second Nassau County Championship. Exum is coached by 2012 Coaches of the Year Jay Davis and Doug Axman.