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Preservation Awards At The Woodlands Benefits OBHS

Friday, 13 July 2012 00:00

Honorees are local preservationists

The Oyster Bay Historical Society (OBHS) is holding the inaugural Advocates for Historic Preservation and Education Awards Reception, sponsored by Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., and hosted by Steven Mucciolo, partner and financial advisor. The reception takes place on Tuesday, July 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodlands at 1 Southwoods Road in Woodbury. This special event will honor Long Islanders who have distinguished themselves as advocates for history’s vital role in our lives today.

Philip Blocklyn, OBHS executive director said, “Because historic preservation and education are two critical elements of the society’s core mission, it is more than fitting that we recognize those among us active in promoting Long Island’s heritage.  In addition, the reception will raise funds in support of the Society’s ongoing programs and services.”


North Country Garden Club Honored By OBHS

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi: Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00

OBHS Koenig Center proves a perfect venue for upcoming events with the TRA and SHNHP

The members of the North Country Garden Club (NCGC) were honored by the Oyster Bay Historical Society (OBHS) on June 10, for their work over the years in maintaining the colonial garden of the Earle-Wightman House, the headquarters of the society.

A Spectacular Graduation Day In Oyster Bay

Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00

OBHS Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara called the Class of 2012 ‘a principal’s dream.’

Sunday, June 24, 2012 was a perfect day in Oyster Bay.  It was 80 degrees under bright blue skies.  You couldn’t have asked for better conditions to celebrate the commencement of the Class of 2012.  At the stroke of noon, Mr. Matthew Sisia raised his baton and the Oyster Bay High School combined Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble struck the familiar chords of Edward Elgar’s venerable classic, “Pomp and Circumstance.”

The crowd was soon surrounded by a sea of purple and white robes as the graduates marched out the doors of the high school led by the Class of 2012 Honorary Marshals: Elizabeth Gurdus, Kristen Poppe, Alessandra Puccio and Dean Smiros.


Annual Fourth Of July Parade TR And The Bull Moose Years

Written by D.F. Karppi: Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00

The parade marches from Church Street to the Derby-Hall bandstand and back

Quentin Roosevelt Post No. 4 the American Legion will hold their Annual Independence Day Parade on Wednesday, July 4th. Post Commander Reginald Butts, Jr. is the parade coordinator.

Town of Oyster Bay Historian John Hammond said he and Mr. Butts of the Legion, who run the annual 4th of July parade, work out a theme. Last year it was the Civil War. “This year the theme is Theodore Roosevelt and the Bull Moose Years, and the campaign of 1912. It is an appropriate theme for Oyster Bay. James Foote will be speaking as TR. I don’t know exactly what he will say as yet,” said Mr. Hammond.


Bayville Residents Are Great Spellers: ‘Harry E. Pinkerton III’ Was A Breeze

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi: Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00

Write-in candidate garners top number in board trustee vote

Lines were moving slowly at the Tuesday, June 19 village election held in the Bayville firehouse. Election inspector/official Richard Goldman said, “It’s been like this all day. We should have this in the national elections.”

Mr. Goldman said he and the other election inspectors were selected from a list provided by the Nassau County Board of Election (NCBOE).


Frinny Storrs Scholarship Fund Announced

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi: Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00

The WaterFront Center promoted its marine education programs for children

The WaterFront Center (WFC) honored their longtime supporter Frinny Storrs, (Mrs. Richard C. Storrs) at their gala fundraiser held June 8 at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club (SCYC) on Centre Island.  Auctioneer Mark DeNatale of Locust Valley gave people the opportunity to give $200 each for the Frinny Storrs WFC Scholarship. He started the “bidding” by donating the first $200 and saying, “this is a fantastic opportunity to continue to grow the programs of the WFC.”

He added, “She’s a lovely woman and she’s what we all should aspire to.”


OB-EN Chamber Expands Bay Day And Doubles The Fun Family Event

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi: Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00

Doubling Bay Day made for three times the visitors

Visitors to Bay Day 2012 had the opportunity to view what happens on a daily basis in Oyster Bay — on the land and on the water. Walter Imperatore of Renaissance Properties co-chaired the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce’s (OB-EN CC) part of Bay Day with Michele Browner, president.

Bay Day was run using local people including: local artists, the Oyster Bay Youth Athletic Association kids, who took over the new ball fields at the Theodore Roosevelt Park, and participants from the Tuesday’s Cruise Night car shows and the Farmers Market. “Dancing in the Streets was supposed to take place but was rained out,” said Mr. Imperatore. “The Bay Day events highlighted all the things that normally take place in Oyster Bay.”


East Norwich FD Day June 16, Drill, Parade, Block Party

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi: Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00

Celebrating 100 years of service to the community

The East Norwich Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Saturday, June 16, with a parade, drill and block party. The drill takes place at 10 a.m. at Firemen’s Field. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and will march from Muttontown to the East Norwich Fire House with the trucks going on to park at the Vernon School. There will be a path for pedestrians to walk back and forth to the East Norwich firehouse where an awards ceremony for the drill will take place, followed by a block party which will begin at about 8 p.m. There will be music from the town’s showmobile as Six Gun entertains the audience.

Four Candidates Vie For Three Seats On Bayville Village Board Of Trustees

Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00

The Incorporated Village of Bayville election will take place on June 19. Running are three incumbents - trustees Timothy Fay, Kate Naughton and Peter Valsecchi of the Taxpayers Party. Also running is write-in challenger candidate, Harry E. Pinkerton III, of the Concerned Citizens Party. Voting takes place at the Bayville Village Hall and at the Bayville Firehouse. from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The four candidate’s statements appear on this page. [Village Justice Anthony Perri is running unopposed for his seat in the election.]


Oyster Festival 2012 Showcase Ship Is The Peacemaker Out of Georgia

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi: Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00

Oyster Festival weekend countdown to October 13 and 14 begins

Kerry Gillick Goldberg, Oyster Festival 2012 promoter, announced they have found the showcase ship for the October 13 and 14 event. “It’s the Peacemaker and she’s a beauty,” she said. Oyster Festival Committee Tall Ships co-chair Jennifer Sappell (with James Werner) said, “It’s a magnificent, elegant and glamorous boat, but it’s not a historical one. It’s an unusual boat. It was off the Carolinas, and took second place in Op Sail in New Orleans. It was the second choice for the festival? The first place went to a government-sponsored ship from Indonesia, the KRI Dewaruci. It had 70 costumed dancers in the rigging.”

Finding a tall ship in this economy was a real task. Ms. Sappell (the Long Island North Shore Heritage area executive director) said, “In these economic times, normal people can’t keep tall ships anymore. The economics of running them is impossible to maintain. Here with the Peacemaker, you have a devoted crew that are together because of their philosophical belief.”


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