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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

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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