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Celebrating a Life Lived with Purpose Joan Imhof of Bayville: Dies at 67

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 30 December 2011 00:00

Joan Aileen Whiteman Imhof died on Dec. 12. A resident of Bayville, she was the wife of John Imhof and the mother of Julie and Meg. She died at the age of 67, of complications of a fast moving pancreatic tumor.

Joan Imhof’s death is a loss to the community because in her life she made such an effort to work for the community’s good.

 

Holiday Art Exhibit and Sale Benefit For LECOB at Sewanhaka Yacht Club

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 30 December 2011 00:00

‘A New Vision for Seniors’ celebrated DBSC transition to The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay

The Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay’s Board of Directors Fundraising Committee coordinated a Holiday Art Exhibit and Sale on Dec. 4. The event was held at the picturesque Sewanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club on Centre Island and featured the artwork of their in-Center artists as well as local noted artists.

At the Sewanhaka event, Gail Speranza, LEC executive director thanked the fundraising committee, including Beth Polner Abrahams, Patricia Azmitia, Edward Mohlenhoff, Susan Peterson Neuhaus and Lillian Soricillo. She presented a bouquet of flowers to Ms. Soricillo, chair of the group.

 

MTA Payroll Tax Repealed By State; Historic Tax Relief to Help Long Island

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo visited West Hempstead’s Cornwell Avenue School on Dec. 12, to sign into law the Middle Class Tax Cut and Job Creation bill, which has been touted by the governor and supporting legislators as bringing real tax relief to businesses and the middle class in New York State.

The state legislature passed the bill on Dec. 7.

 

Bayville Village Board Highlights: Beautification Committee Thanked

Written by Carla Panetta Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00

The Monday, Dec. 12, Bayville Village board meeting opened with the board’s business motions to accept the warrants and claims as presented, and to pass the prior meeting’s resolutions as accepted.

Environmental Conversation Committee (ECC)

A recommendation was accepted for an appointment to the Village of Bayville’s Environmental Conservation Commission. Ms. Beth Bates, a fourth-grade teacher from Bayville Intermediate School, was recommended to serve on the committee, which works on environmental projects such as removing invasive species from woodlands in the Harrison Williams Woods and preservation of trees, removing invasive vines.

 

Ida May Keel Laying Introduces the IMP Board

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 16 December 2011 00:00

Putting a Face on the Ida May Project and Its Mission

The life journey of the new Ida May began on December 9, 2011, at the official keel laying in J Building on the Western WaterFront of Oyster Bay. Two silver dollars were placed by Clint Smith and Franklin Flower into circular holes made by shipwright Dave Short for them. One is a 1925 silver dollar and the other, a 2011 silver dollar. Ida May Project board member Gregory Druhak said Mr. Short had to enlarge one hole since the 2011 silver dollar is bigger.

Shipwright Dave Short said after the weekend they would be standing up the eight frames that form the body of the ship that they just completed. “We are trying to create some momentum. I want to stay here and see it all through,” he said.

 

Bayville Village Board Highlights

Written by Carla Panetta Friday, 16 December 2011 00:00

Monday. November 28, 2011

The Monday, Nov. 28 meeting of the Bayville Village Board began with the recognition of two heroic police officers. The NCPD officers were honored for their selfless bravery during the helicopter rescue of the driver of a car that was hit by a tree branch on Bayville Ave. on Aug. 28 during extreme conditions of Hurricane Irene. The officers, NCPO Darin Costello and NCPO Dan Bednartz, were presented with citations for their bravery.

 

John Hammond Publishes Book To Help Civil War Researchers

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00

Civil War Records: Town of Oyster Bay Tells of Oyster Bay’s Involvement

Oyster Bay Town Historian John Hammond has recently published a book on the Civil War entitled, Civil War Records: Town of Oyster Bay.

Mr. Hammond explained the publication’s timing and purpose saying, “This year is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, and the publication of about 100 pages - is an index of all of the Town of Oyster Bay records that are relevant to the civil war. It is really a research document for people doing genealogy research or research on the Civil War.”

Oyster Bay Historical Society Executive Director Phillip Blocklyn said of the publication, “I think it’s a wonderful resource, and also the timing of the issue is fortunate because this year we received the Elizabeth Roosevelt donation of her family documents and the James A. Roosevelt connection to the northern war effort ties in very much with that.” FYI: James A. Roosevelt was the brother of TR’s father Theodore Sr. - James A. Roosevelt is also the great-grandfather of Elizabeth Roosevelt, who donated the family documents to the OBHS.

 

Oyster Bay’s Civil War Connection Is Illustrated by the Roosevelt Collection

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00

James A. Roosevelt Collection at the Oyster Bay Historical Society

Oyster Bay Historical Society Executive Director Philip Blocklyn took several documents from the newly acquired Elizabeth Roosevelt Collection to share with members of the Life Enrichment Center earlier this year. His topic was centered around Black History month and the way in which the new collection unveiled elements of the Roosevelt family’s participation in the Civil War that resulted in President Abraham Lincoln declaring the Emancipation Proclamation, and freeing the African American slaves who were the workforce of the agricultural south.
 

C.S.A.C. Holiday Sharing Program Is In Full Swing

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00

Donations still needed to make the Holidays bright

It is reassuring to know that here on the north shore of Long Island, while the poor are never far away literally, they are never forgotten virtually. There is a caring system embedded into the community to provide for others – in this affluent community. Those in need yesterday often become the donors of today: the reverse sometimes happens. As life goes on and changes, people remember what the difference is between having and not having.

At this time of year the annual Holiday Sharing Program run by CSAC, a committee of the Interreligous and Human Needs Committee is in full swing. Co-chairs of the Holiday Sharing Program, Carol and Randy Daub were seated on the wooden bench in the Meditation Garden in the back of the First Presbyterian Church on Monday, Nov. 21. They were overseeing the distribution of foodstuffs for Thanksgiving dinners, part of the annual program.

 

Christmas With the Roosevelts at Sagamore Hill

Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00

It’s your last chance as Sagamore Hill House closes on Dec. 5 for three years

On Saturday, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will host Christmas with the Roosevelts at Sagamore Hill.

Please note that this will be one of your last chances to see the Roosevelt Home since it will be closing to the public for a three-year period beginning December 5, 2011 due to a major rehabilitation of the home. However the life of TR at Sagamore Hill will continue to be available through visits to the Visitor Center, Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard and the grounds that will continue to be open and free interpretive programs will be offered.

 

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