Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
Karl J. Leupold, P. E., formerly of Locust Valley, died on Dec. 9, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Nancy E. Loving father of Kristine Marino, Doreen Mitchell (Pierre), and Suzanne. Dear brother of Irene Boehmler (Walter) and Marion. Proud grandfather of Taylor, Jordan, Kendall, Benjamin, Charlie, and Katie. Also survived by three nieces and three nephews. After receiving his civil engineering degree from Duke University and serving in the U.S. Marine Corp as a captain of an engineering company, Karl worked as an engineer and assistant superintendent for Con Edison before joining the Town of Oyster Bay in 1967. He was a town engineer, followed by Superintendent of Engineering and Deputy Commissioner of Public Works. In 1990, he became Commissioner of Public Works for the Town of Oyster Bay and remained in that position until his retirement in September of 2002.
During his tenure with the town, Karl became a lifetime member of the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as a “fellow” of said society. He was also a longtime member of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Nassau County Chapter, and was designated as “Engineer of the Year” in 1997. While fulfilling his town and family responsibilities, Karl also gave generously of his time and talents to a variety of organizations and causes, serving as a member and president of the Locust Valley Rotary Club, past president of Locust Valley Republican Club, a Scoutmaster in Locust Valley for 10 years, member of the board of directors of the United Presbyterian Home, Syosset, and the Long Island Heart Council.
He also served as a Sunday School teacher and an Elder in the Reformed Church of Locust Valley for many years. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 20 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Service Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. at the Reformed Church of Locust Valley. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Donations may be made to S.P.O.H.N.C., Support for People with Oral, Head & Neck Cancer, PO Box 53, Locust Valley, NY 11560. www.DodgeThomas.com
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Local author Rajdeep Paulus of Locust Valley is living the writer’s dream. After having her first young adult novel published last year with positive reviews, she has just released her second novel, and will be holding a book signing at The Book Revue in Huntington on March 12.
Her first book, Swimming Through Clouds, is about a high school transfer student and her friendship with the basketball captain during their senior year. The sequel, Seeing Through Stones, was released March 1.The mom of four girls only recently tried her hand at novel writing; an English major in college who then taught for a few years, says, “I spent about a decade doing the mom thing...then as my youngest got to be school age, my husband asked me, ‘What do you want to do with your life now?’”
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
February, Black History Month, was celebrated by the Hood A.M.E. Zion Church of Oyster Bay with a series of special events.
“The whole month was inspiring, so I am looking forward to doing it next year,” said Black History-Harriet Tubman Committee Chair Diane Cortes-Evans.
The month included a visit from Assemblyman Charles Lavine, who attended the Feb. 9 service and presented Pastor Linda Vanager with a citation from the NYS Legislature for the church’s work in preserving the Pine Hollow Cemetery, and a lecture by historian Simon Rutledge.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:01
On Saturday, Feb. 22, as temperatures rose to well above freezing for the first time in weeks and the melting snow created a thick fog, the Oyster Bay High School Varsity Lady Baymen Basketball Team showed up at Long Island University ready to play.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:48
The Winter Varsity Sports Season is into post-season play in Oyster Bay. Many fine young athletes have excelled this season and were chosen by the Oyster Bay High School coaches as Athletes of the Month for February.
Cassidy Exum has been a member of the varsity wrestling team since his freshman year. Since that time, he has achieved All-County honors, which includes a Nassau County Small School County Championship. This year, Exum started his competitive season with success. He was a place winner in the annual Locust Valley Tournament, a Hank Paris Tournament Champion and a Bethpage Tournament Champion, where he was presented with the Champion of Champions Award. Exum’s success is due to his work ethic, dedication and discipline.; he is a fierce competitor which will help him as he competes for his second Nassau County Championship. Exum is coached by 2012 Coaches of the Year Jay Davis and Doug Axman.