Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00
Frank Joseph Higgins III, 63, died October 2, 2012 at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL. He was born in Oyster Bay, and split his time between Vero Beach and Oyster Bay for the past 22 years.
Mr. Higgins was married to his loving wife Valerie Simkins-Higgins for 30 years until her passing in 2009.
Frank received the Purple Heart for his service in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing, NY Giants football and most of all spending time with his family.
Survivors include his son Christian Shaw Higgins of Sarasota, FL., daughter Erin Brooks Higgins of Manhattan, brothers Billy Higgins of Oyster Bay, Bobby Higgins of San Francisco, CA and sister Cindy Higgins of Bayville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich, 1 Pine Hollow Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771.
A wake will be held at DeVine Funeral Home, 293 South Street, Oyster Bay, on Nov. 2 from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gertrude’s Church, 28 School Street, Bayville, on Nov. 3 at noon. An online guestbook is available at strunkfuneralhome.com
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
With notices now coming in, the first ArtWalk on June 2, was a success. Walter Imperatore, co-chair of the Marketing Committee of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of commerce offered, “We were generally happy with the results. Jim Perna of Long Island Picture Frame, who’s running this event for the chamber, said that he saw an increase in the number of people on the streets. That being said, we were looking to attract more people.”
ArtWalk also gave several artists the opportunity to share their talent with the public as the Arts & Antiques Walk planned for this summer’s Sundays debuted. It is intended to bring people to the hamlet by adding “eye candy” to the streetscape and Julie and David Heiss of the Madd Potter agreed it did.
Saturday, 08 June 2013 00:00
The final 2013 lecture in the John A. Gable series was somewhat different from past lectures. The May 16 lecture showcased Xiomaro’s (pronounced SEE-oh-MAH-ro) wonderful and inspiring “How I love Sagamore Hill” photo collection. Commissioned by Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, and displayed in collaboration with the Oyster Bay Historical Society at the Koenig Center, “How I love Sagamore Hill”, derives from Theodore Roosevelt’s well-known quote to his wife Edith on the day before his death.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
With fans wildly cheering from the sidelines, the Friends Academy Boys Varsity Lacrosse team kept rival Cold Spring Harbor at bay before ultimately beating them 9-4 to capture their first ever Class C Nassau County Championship.
Coach Brian Crocco credits the team’s offensive balance with their success in the championship game and throughout the 14-2 season. “What we have found all season is that while we do have a few serious impact players who contribute quite a bit to our offensive success, what has been most remarkable is that we have shared the scoring well, especially in big games. During the championship game, we had seven different goal scorers contribute for the win — two seniors, three juniors, and two sophomores. We have six guys with at least 20 points each this season, so in crucial situations we have found that any number of guys can make a play.”
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
The Oyster Bay High School’s Fencing Team gave a demonstration at Senator Carl Marcellino’s/OBEN Chamber of Commerce Annual Health Fair. The demo started off with a foil bout with Virginia Kemp vs. Lucian Paone, followed by Nina Policano vs. Grey Warwick-Clark in epee and ending with a saber bout of Matt Mahoski vs. Anant Mehrotra. Also present were Head Coach John Bruckner who umpired and gave commentary of the matches with assistant coaches Chris Hammond and Mark Lizza.