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Letter: Locust Valley FD Operation Wounded Warrior Pasta Dinner

The 5th Annual Operation Wounded Warrior Pasta Dinner raised a total of $72,520 this year.

This year, once again, we owe a special debt of gratitude to our friends at the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and managing director, Ata A. Kashanian, for their very generous donation of rooms and meals to some visiting injured troops. The injured troops were so touched by the welcome they received by the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel, Glen Cove Matinecock Rod and Gun Club, Glen Cove Golf Course, local restaurants including Locust Valley Tavern and Bayville’s Twin Harbors that they look forward to making a return visit some day. As usual, our event would not be successful or possible if it were not for the generous donations of local and neighboring businesses and also some very generous close friends of OWW. We hope that you will take another minute to read the following names and consider availing of their services in the near future. Please thank them for their continued support of our injured troops.”

Special thanks to the following: Master Chef Pete Morris and his entire family; the Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club; LV Reformed Church and St. Gertrude’s of Bayville for their tables and chairs; the Locust Valley High School Interact club members for their help on the day; and to the numerous other individuals who personally donated gifts and prizes.

To the chiefs and the members of LVFD and their spouses and families, thank you for your hard work in the days and weeks leading up to the event. Thank you to our fellow FFs with Bayville Fire Comp., Glen Cove, Glenwood, Sea Cliff , Oyster Bay, East Norwich and Syosset FDs for your help on the day and your donations.

Thanks to the following businesses for their continued support and donations; Alcapp Glass, American Café, Anker Electric, Arrow Produce, Baiting Hollow Vineyard, Bath & Body Works, Bayville Beverage, Big Valley Nursery, Bob Harrington Lobsters and Clams, Breakers Bar & Restaurant, Brittons Hardware, Brookville Electric, Brookville Nurseries, Buckram Stables, Burn Center Foundation, Chez Capelli, Changing Times Pub, Cosmo Tile & Stone, Country Plaza Deli, Cove One Hr Photo, Covert Fitness, Daniel Gale Realty, Delicious Pizza, Downtown Café, 4C Foods Corp., Forest Ironworks, Forest Pizza, Gigi’s Hair Affair, Giordano’s Country Garden, Glen Cove Bagel Café, Glen Cove Printery, Glenco Liquors, Gold Coast Auto Spa, Got You Covered Party Rental, Graziose Plumbing & Heating, Hair Above Salon, Hans Auto Repair, Happening Health, Images & Details, Jeff’s Seafood, J McLaughlin, Joe’s Garage, K.C. Gallagher’s bar & Restaurant, Kimba Jewellery, La Cantina,  Landing Liquors, Lauren Lavelle Salon, Liberty Mutual, LV Bagels, LVI Bistro, LV Chemist, LV Convenience Store, LV Delicatessan, LV Florist &Browsery, LV Bistro, LV Market, LV Rotary Club, Mario Fischetti Nursery, Marquis Wines, Martin Viette Nursery, Mary’s Famous Carrot Cake, Matinecock Rod & Gun Club, Meridian Kitchen, North Shore Equestrian Center, North Shore Fire Equip., North Shore Rotary Club, North Shore Saddlery, Oak Neck Athletic Association, Oheka Castle, Oster Jensen Antiques, Oyster Bay Auto Parts, Page One Restaurant, Pampers Dry Cleaners, PC Richard & Son of Bayside, Petals Floral & Party Design, Petricelli Beauty Supplies, Poland Spring, Popei’s Clam Bar & Restaurant, Popzstars, Professional Car Detailing Ltd, Rent & Fix, Richard P. Deegan & Sons Plumbing & Heating, Rothkamps Farm, Royal Waste Services Inc., Scoopy Doo Ltd., Secret Scents Inc., Soundview Restaurant, St. John’s of Lattingtown, Sweet Scents, Sysco, The Brass Rail, The Pool Store of Long Island, Wall’s Wharf, White Dog Auto Parts, Wonderland Tree Care, with apologies for anyone we may have overlooked or missed.”

Paul Long, Paul Marecki and Brian Plumb

Locust Valley 

OWW Pasta Dinner Co-Chairs,


News

You may not actually see who is leaving books and magazines for the commuters at the Locust Valley Train Station, but those who have nicknamed these delightful and dedicated women the “Book Ladies.”

Sue Klein and Joan McCauley, who are Friends of the Library, have been collecting donated books from the community and displaying them at the Long Island Railroad waiting area every week. The Book Ladies have also displayed Locust Valley Library programs so that commuters are aware of all the wonderful events that are going on.  

There will be a different look to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Board of Education come September. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Christopher Van Cott is leaving his position to take a similar role in the Oceanside School District. He is following in the footsteps of past OBEN School Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Harrington, who also left to take a similar position in Oceanside last year. The district will begin their search for a replacement for Van Cott this summer.


Sports

The Varsity Baseball Team finished the season with a league record of 11-3-1. In the playoffs, the team swept Carle Place in a best of three set to advance to the county finals vs. Wheatley at Hofstra University. The team finished the season as County runner-ups. The team was a nice combination of veteran varsity leaders and new comers to the varsity with six senior players and four freshmen on the squad. Along with four juniors, the team maintained the winning ways of a program that has won the league championship 7 out of the last eight years and won the county championship 6 of those years. Senior Berkeley Golon, Junior Jackson O’Neill, and Junior Stephen Spiegel received All-County honors. Senior Robbie Venegas and Freshman Harrison Treble received All-League honors. With two All-County pitchers coming back and four freshmen going into their second varsity season mixed with the other juniors and new players coming up from another successful JV season, the team expects to continue to work towards the goal of another county title next season.

The 2014 Oyster Bay High School Lady Baymen varsity spring track team recently completed a most memorable and record breaking season. Two school records were shattered this season; one relay record and one individual. Oyster Bay’s 4x800 meter relay team comprised of seniors Nicole Giannetti, Cassandra Iacono and juniors Linda Cameron and Rachel Wesley, broke the existing school record, and later broke their own record with a time of 10:01.56 at the Section VIII State Qualifier Meet on May 29.

Nicole Giannetti‘s senior year as a member of the Oyster Bay Girls’ Varsity Track team will also be one that will be long remembered. In addition to helping break the school’s 4x800 meters relay record, Giannetti broke the school’s 2000 meter steeplechase record, with a time of 7:23.79. Winning the 1500 meter run in very dramatic fashion at the Nassau Coaches Invitational, with an amazing time of 4:59 was a memorable mid-season highlight. Giannetti earned All-Conference honors in both the 1500 meters and 3000 meter runs and All County honors in the 2000 meter steeplechase. Giannetti qualified for the New York State Track and Field Championship in the 2000 meter steeplechase, finishing fifth and thus earning All-State honors. Giannetti was recruited by Haverford College to run for them when she attends this fall where she will study bio-chemistry.

Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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