Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00
Robert G. Haule (Bob) passed away on May 3, 2014 in Stuart, FL, where he lived for the last 26 years, coming from Cove Neck. A Korean War veteran with the Coast Guard, he served on a destroyer escort doing sea and air rescue duty. Bob graduated from the State University of N.Y. at Oswego and received his master’s degree from Hofstra University. Before retirement, he was a school administrator in Nassau and Suffolk counties and was associated with the NYS Education Department. He was charter member and past commander of the Oyster Bay VFW Post #8033, a life member of the Huntington Elks #1565, and he also served as road commissioner in Cove Neck. In Florida, he was board president and commodore of the Yacht Club at Windjammer Condominium where he and his wife resided. Bob volunteered for many years at the Elliott Museum and helped restore the antique auto show that is still well known today. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Fetz Haule.
Visiting held at Oyster Bay Funeral Home. A memorial Mass held at St. Dominic RC Chapel. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 362 RxR Plaza, Lobby level, Uniondale, NY 11556. For further information visit www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”
Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:08
The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.
Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:58
5- and 6-year-old Peanuts
The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.
In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.