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Juniors Celebrate 18th Anniversary

Friday, 15 February 2013 00:00

All junior officers were installed at the East Norwich firefighters 18th anniversary and annual dinner at the firehouse.

Captain Anthony Panella handed over the reins to the new Captain Brandon Perez, Lieutenant Jacqueline Romeo, 1st Lieutenant Sean Cronin, Corresponding Secretary Joe Panella, Recording Secretary Steven Sweet, Treasurer Jessica Cody and Sergeant at Arms John Jarvis.

 

Rainstorm Pix A Winner

Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00
Oyster Bay High School Junior Laurel Dorfman won the Grand Prize in “The Peoples’ Choice” Environmental Photo Contest sponsored by State Sen. Carl Marcellino. Her prize winning photograph was taken at the Russell/Cody Residence on Tiffany Road in Oyster Bay Cove in June 2012 shortly after a thunderstorm.
Photographs were to portray the natural environment and emphasize the beauty of the 5th Senate District. Winners were chosen by vote on Senator Marcellino’s web site www.senatormarcellino.com from Jan. 7 through Jan.14.
An exhibit of all the photographs and a reception for the winners will be held but a date has not yet been set.
 

Aitken’s New Challenge

Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00

Patricia Aitken was truly surprised when she walked into Jack Halyards American restaurant on Jan. 30. Friends and colleagues were there to celebrate her career change. After working for the Friends of the Bay for eight years, Executive Director Patricia Aitken decided to expand her horizon. As of Feb. 5, she is working for Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, engineers (NP&V). She has interfaced with them on projects as they worked on FoB projects.

Aitken said, “I’ve been working with the people from NP&V for a long time and I am enthusiastic about working with them. I’m looking forward to a new challenge.”

 

Sandy Leaves Financial Problems For TR Sanctuary And Youngs Cemetery

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi, editorial@antonnews.com Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

Theodore Roosevelt: the common thread

between the bird sanctuary and his gravesite

Most Long Islanders have great sympathy for people living on the South Shore where Hurricane Sandy came ashore and demolished homes, but the North Shore too was attacked and people are now dealing with the ravages of the storm. Driving along North Shore roads you can see the raw wood where trunks of trees have been split and limbs came crashing down.

The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center (TRS&AC) in Oyster Bay Cove is dealing with the financial problems of cleanup. Ted Scherff, TRS&AC director said, “I was out chain sawing this week. We lost about 50 trees as a result of Hurricane Sandy. We’ve cleaned out and taken away 10 to 12 of them,” he said on Thursday, Jan. 17.

 

The Chocolate Lady Returns

Written by Georgi DeMartino, oysterbay@antonnews.com Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

Grand opening held for store’s new location

The Chocolate Lady, a small business that can satisfy any chocolate craving, had its grand re-opening in Buckingham’s of Oyster Bay, on Jan. 17. The event opening brought members from the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce together, as well as supporters from the community. Legislator Judy Jacobs was also on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony and to present a citation.

There were more than 25 different types of chocolate to pick and choose from, in addition to premade boxes, with selections that ranged from simple milk chocolate to sea-salted caramel chocolate.

 

Sagamore Rowing Celebrates 40 Years

Written by Jill Nossa, jnossa@antonnews.com Friday, 25 January 2013 00:00

Current and former Olympic champions

honored at anniversary party

The Sagamore Rowing Association (SRA) hosted a special evening of activities at the Brookville Country Club on Saturday, Jan. 5, in celebration of its 40th anniversary, an event that drew more than 130 people.

As part of the night’s activities, the association honored Bob Kaehler, Sagamore alumni, three-time Olympian and four-time World Champion, and Taylor Ritzel, U.S. Women’s 8+ 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist.

 

Taste Of Spring

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi, editorial@antonnews.com Friday, 25 January 2013 00:00

TR Sanctuary friends visit

Planting Fields main greenhouse

The invitation to the Taste of Spring benefit for the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center on Jan. 12 was very clear about the need. It was to help repair the damage caused to the sanctuary grounds by Hurricane Sandy. The main greenhouse at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park was filled with guests chatting and enjoying the venue. More came than expected in spite of the uninviting weather that night with fog creeping along the ground on the dark roads.

Edward Mohlenhoff, event chair, explained there was a great deal of damage to the trees at the TRS as well as at Youngs Cemetery next door. “It’s taking a long time for the TRS to do the cleanup. It is because of the time involved in dealing with the insurance and with FEMA and other things that have to come together before the cleanup is complete. Our neighbors are a little impatient with us, but it is not an overnight fix. We will do everything we can to take care of it as soon as we can,” he explained. (See accompanying article.)

 

HS Guidance Dept. Needs...Well, Guidance

Written by Pete Sheehan, oysterbay@antonnews.com Friday, 18 January 2013 00:00
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich school district’s guidance department needs closer supervision or coordination of the different services that its four counselors and one assistant offer to studentds at Oyster Bay High School, said a consultant at a Jan. 8 board meeting.

“You have so many great things that are going on,” said Nicholas Amato, the guidance consultant for the district. But, he said, closer supervision of the services is needed.

“Nothing happens in the school that doesn’t go through guidance,” said Amato, who had served in the Mount Sinai and Half Hallow Hills schools, both as a guidance counselor and as an administrator, and for the past decade, has operated a consulting business.

 

Twelfth Night Celebration At Raynham Hall Museum

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 18 January 2013 00:00

The Twelfth Night Celebration at Raynham Hall Museum filled the historic house with music and the conversations of friends. It celebrated what Raynham Hall is: a house museum. The post-holiday party on Jan. 5, Twelfth Night, is a traditional event at the museum that celebrates the eve of the Epiphany, to mark the last day of Christmas festivities.

Harriet Gerard Clark, RHM executive director said earlier, “There is so much going on in town and in people’s homes before Christmas, that we chose to celebrate the end of the Christmas holidays, when things quiet down to just enjoy getting together.”

 

New Year, New Beginning For Chocolatier

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 11 January 2013 00:00

With a new location, the Chocolate Lady boutique will survive

The holidays were not festive for business owner Lee Perrotta. On Christmas Eve, Perrotta, owner of The Chocolate Lady, noticed a plumbing problem in the basement of the building on Audrey Avenue where her store was located. The problem was so bad, it forced her to shut down her business. A week later, she found herself moving out of the space she had occupied for more than four years, because it was inhabitable.

“I had no water to make chocolate with. My life is upside down, my home is upside down, my clientele is displaced,” says Perrotta. “There were no holidays for me.”

The displacement comes right in the peak of chocolate season, which Perrotta says lasts from October through May. A staple of the Oyster Bay community since she opened shop, Perrotta knows her customers likes and dislikes and says she is heartbroken over the loss of her shop.

 

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