Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:51
Victor Emmanuel Abate passed away on Jan. 20, 2014, after a long illness. He was born and raised in Locust Valley and was a member of the first graduating class of the new Locust Valley High School in 1963. He played quarterback for LVHS football as well as basketball and baseball. He was a member of the Grenville Baker Boys Club and spent much of his youth involved in sports at that facility as a player and coach. After graduation he attended Hofstra University until entering the Army where he served his country with distinction as a Sergeant with the Third Armored Division in Germany.
His career in newspaper advertising spanned 16 years with this newspaper group. During that time he held the position of Advertising Manager of the Glen Cove Record Pilot as well as the Port Washington News, General Manager of the Huntington Long Islander and Director of Advertising for Anton Community Newspapers. He relocated to Virginia Beach in 1989 to take the position of general manager and partner at Contract Marketing, a division of Contract Advertising Companies.
He is predeceased by his parents, Frank Joseph Abate and Nicolina Savinetti Abate, as well as sister-in-law Jeanne Fantry Abate and granddaughter Alyssa Victoria Badalucco. He is survived by his wife, Donna, and their children Lisa Badalucco (Luke), Nicole Abate-Levy (Al), Christine Spronck (Jay), Jessica Abate and Meghan Abate-Hutto (Matthew); grandchildren Nikki, Skylar, Michael, Jack, Dominic, Adrianna and Grayson; brothers Carmine of Omaha, Nebraska, Frank of Huntington and Nicholas of Locust Valley and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. He is also survived by an uncle, Louis Savinetti, Locust Valley Commissioner of Water, and an aunt, Mary Savinetti Decarolis of Locust Valley.
A Memorial Service is being held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Peter of Alcontara R.C. Church, 1327 Port Washington Boulevard, Port Washington.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
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.
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
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.”
Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:03
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.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:44
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.