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Letter: ‘Taste’ A Success

On May 15 in beautiful downtown Oyster Bay, “The Taste of the Town” once again proved to be a tremendous celebration of our community, benefiting the students of Oyster Bay High School as well as spotlighting our local restaurants and businesses.

We appreciate the incredible support and generosity of our sponsors in making this event a huge success.

The Oyster Bay High School PTSA would like to thank the following for their participation in our event:

Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce

Canterbury Ales

Chrison & Bellina

Christina’s Epicure

Dodds & Eder

Frank M. Flowers & Sons Inc.

Gooseberry Grove

Gulden’s Bakery

Harborside Deli

Jack Halyards Restaurant

James Guy

LaBella Pizzeria

La Bonne Boulangerie Bakery

La Nonna Pizzeria

La Pizzetta

Long Island Picture Frame

& Art Gallery

Mario’s Pizzeria

Messina Market & Catering

Oakcliff Sailing Center

Periwinkles Catering

Red Tomato Pizzeria

Sagamore Graphics

Saggio’s Pizzeria

Sarah’s Cookies

Stop & Shop

Sweet Tomato

Syosset Wine Cellar

Testa Wines of the World

The Coach Grill & Tavern

The Homestead

The Oyster Bay Brewing Company

Wild Honey Restaurant

What’s Cooking?

Xante Liquor

We encourage everyone to support them by visiting often and shopping locally.

2014 Taste of the Town Committee

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



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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