Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 21 September 2012 00:00
Billy Minicozzi recognized the mystery picture as the car show down by Taby’s diner. He said, “They serve the best hamburgers on Long Island.”
Gregory Adami said, “It was taken at one of the car shows on Audrey Avenue by a person standing by the new town hall because I can see the Buckingham’s awning that is hanging over the sidewalk.”
Preston Rosh of East Norwich called to identify the photograph as the old-fashioned car show. It’s a great name since many of the cars are vintage. He’s visited the Cruise Night car show in Oyster Bay. Preston attends the Vernon school and we told him he could tell his classmates that we would be running the first day of school photographs this week with the correct captions. We ran a few with the wrong captions in the Sept. 13 issue. He said he noted the errors.
Maddie Askeland, a student at the Vernon school also recognized the photograph of the car show. She too has attended the Cruise Nights, a Tuesday night specialty on Audrey Avenue.
Christopher Benny sent an email saying, “At the risk of being on a list with about 100 names that know this week’s location I’m not going to say it’s Audrey Avenue during the car show. Not.”
It was the car show and the great photo was by Shari Cope Dembowski, Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce administrative assistant.
Austin Azzaretto sent out some eblasts thanking all the people who helped make Cruise Night a success on Tuesday, Sept. 11. They included “Phil from Café Al Dente for donating the great food” and “thank you Bob from Brio for the piazza.” He added thanks to Richie Cannata and his band for a great show.
Cruise Night fan Fran Simpson Cozzolino agreed and said, “Wonderful time! Amazing music with Richie Cannata and his band, and delicious food at Café Al Dente. The band did a 9/11 tribute.”
Belle Santora called and said, “I think but maybe I’m wrong. It’s Cruise Night on Audrey Avenue. Holy cow, two in a row. Unbelievable.” At age 101 Belle is still sharp as a tack, as they say. We started talking politics and we knew she is really on top of things. She was and is a great Republican.
On the other hand, we saw a black Mazda on Union Turnpike with a poster on the back of his car saying, “Won’t hire until Obama’s gone.” We thought that was a mean-spirited comment. If you had the opportunity to hire someone and help them financially, how can you not do it just to spite someone else.
That is what turns most people away from politics, but not from guessing the mystery picture.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Dodds and Eder will be hosting a wine and cheese reception on Saturday, May 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at their Sag Harbor location to showcase the work of Plein Air Peconic, an artist group dedicated to helping the Peconic Land Trust conserve the natural beauty of the East End. The reception will showcase “At Home in the Natural World” an exhibition and sale of landscape paintings and photographs. The exhibition is on view at Dodds and Eder, which is open Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Many of the paintings and photographs in the show are larger works composed in the studio from field studies of preserved sites. By painting and photographing images of conserved land and other spaces of the East End, the artists call attention to what has already been accomplished by land conservation and the continuing need to protect these vital resources from unchecked development.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
A large crowd of almost 100 people gathered at 95 Shore Road in Cold Spring Harbor on Saturday, April 27 to celebrate the completion of the environmental clean up at the former Exxon Mobil site. The 8-acre waterfront parcel, where the oil tanks once stood, was donated to the North Shore Land Alliance for conservation purposes.
On a sunny picture-perfect spring afternoon, Land Alliance officers and staff were joined by elected officials, including State Senator Carl Marcellino, Huntington Town Councilmen Mark Cuthbertson and Mark Mayoka, Heather Amster, Region 1, New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and community members to thank ExxonMobil for this valuable gift.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, more than five million Americans are suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
Troubled by these statistics and personally affected, Long Islander and NBA draftee Gordon Thomas founded the Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic Committee, a group of professionals dedicated to raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Ronald Caronia, MD, a glaucoma and cataract surgeon and partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) with Tom Burke, CEO of OCLI, participated in the first annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation’s “Run for Sight” 5K and 1-mile walk during the ASCRS/ASOA Annual Symposium and Congress in San Francisco. Dr. Caronia hails from Oyster Bay Cove and Mr. Burke is a resident of Islip.
The ASCRS partnered with TearLabs to host this first-ever “Run for Sight” event. It took place on Sunday, April 21 near the beautiful Japanese botanical gardens in Golden Gate Park. The event raised close to $25,000. All proceeds from the race will benefit the ASCRS Foundation’s cataract blindness treatment efforts.