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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

This year you can expect to see the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Connecticut’s flagship, tied up on the Western Waterfront Pier at the Oyster Festival on Oct. 18 and 19. The ship is a Baltimore Clipper that is 129 feet in length and weighs 96 tons. Its home port is New Haven, Conn.

The tall ship visits ports worldwide, as an ambassador for friendship. It serves as a floating classroom, icon and monument to many souls that were broken or lost as the result of the transatlantic slave trade.

The original Amistad, which means friendship in Spanish, was made famous in 1839 when 53 African captives (men, women and children) transported from Havana revolted against their captors. The captives gained control of the ship under the leadership of Sengbe Pieh, later known as Joseph Cinque, who commanded the ship’s navigator to return them to Sierra Leone. Instead, the ship headed north, landing in Long Island, and was taken into custody by the United States Navy.

Diamond Fitness held its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 6. Members of the Historic Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce came out to meet Wendy Goldstein, her staff and her re-invented gym at 138 South St.

Goldstein said she was touched by the warmth of the people who came into the gym to welcome her, even before the official opening. “People came in to say hello, saying they had heard that the gym had changed hands. It warms my heart,” she said.

Goldstein attended a chamber meeting and is now a member. Nassau County Legislator Donald McKenzie helped Goldstein cut the red ribbon as chamber members Walter Imperatore and Michele Browner cheered the opening along with staff members and friends.


Sports

Football season is here and the Oyster Bay-Bayville Generals  held their opening day games on Sept. 14. Here are the results:

5 & 6 Peanuts:

The Peanuts opened the season vs. the Seaford Broncos and came out on the losing end of a hard fought game. The Lil Generals opened the game on offense and quarterback Rodney Hill, Jr. marched the offense down the field and completed the drive with a touchdown pass to Francesco Allocca. Yes, the Peanuts have a potent air attack with Hill Jr. going two for two for 26 yards. The defense played strong with Allocca leading the team in tackles with help on the defensive line from first-year players Dean Wolfe and Anthony Pelchuck.  

Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.

 

Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.

Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.


Calendar

Plein Art Exhibit

Wednesday, Oct. 1

College Discussion

Monday, Oct. 6

Collecting Manuscripts

Thursday, Oct. 9



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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