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Avianca Flight 52 Survivors Thank Responders

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00

St. Dominic R.C. Church hosted an Avianca Flight 52 reunion, 20 years after the crash of the plane in Cove Neck. Father Kevin Smith, pastor of St. Dominic’s, called the landing of the Avianca plane - a miracle on the hill. “It landed in one of the most unpopulated areas on Long Island and no one on the ground was killed. It was a miracle on the hill,” he said. Another miracle is that Father Smith was at the site. “I remember the children, their voices and cries,” he said.

 

Pierre Brandt: An OB Treasure

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00

Oyster Bay has a very special treasure in Pierre Brandt, wood carver extraordinaire. You may have seen his work during December when he was installed in a corner of Dodds & Eder, displaying and demonstrating his wood-carving techniques. He has set up his corner with his carvings on display for the past seven years.

 

TR Park Committee Re-Constituted By Oyster Bay Civic Association

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00
The Oyster Bay Civic Association has re-constituted their Theodore Roosevelt Park Committee. It was originally formed when Marie Knight was president and was created because of concerns that the park was deteriorating. Members of that original committee included Fran Leone and Charles Doering.
 

Matthew Meng, Michael Montesano to Face Off in February 9 Special Election

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00

15th Assembly District Seat Up for Grabs

The 15th Assembly District (A.D.) is up for grabs with Democrat Matt Meng of East Norwich and Republican Michael Montesano of Glen Head scheduled to face off in a special election on Feb. 9.

 

TRA Exhibit on TR and Horses Brings TRA Members Together

Written by D. F. Karppi Friday, 22 January 2010 00:00

TR and the Horse: Comrades in Arms, Friends in Life, the Exhibit at TRA HQ in OB

Theodore Roosevelt still has the capability of drawing a crowd, as evidenced at the recent exhibit at the TRA headquarters in Oyster Bay. The Theodore Roosevelt Association opened its premier exhibition, TR and the Horse: Comrades in Arms, Friends in Life, on Jan. 9, to a full house. The exhibition centers on Roosevelt’s enduring devotion to his horses and how they played such a central role in his life. Three artists—Dan Christoffel, Alecia Barry Underhill, and Jocelyn Sandor Urban—were inspired to create art portraying Roosevelt’s favorite horses: Little Texas, Bleistein, and Manitou.
 

Comedy for a Cause January 22 Benefits Firefighter Gary Wessel

Friday, 22 January 2010 00:00

Beat the winter blahs and join your neighbors at a night of comedy hosted by one of “America’s Funniest People” – Harry Freedman of East Norwich. The fundraiser takes place on Friday, Jan. 22 starting at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at the Oyster Bay High School Performing Arts Center. Proceeds will benefit PAC member East Norwich Volunteer Firefighter Gary Wessel, who is recovering from the effects of a brain aneurysm suffered on June 11, 2009.

 

Big Promises After Big Win From NC GOP Legislators

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00

Assure Lower Costs, Same Service, No New Taxes at Inauguration

The ticket that County Executive Edward P. Mangano rode to victory was the same one that Republican candidates used in Nassau County to regain a majority in the legislature this November – lower spending, fees and taxes.
 

TOB Inducts Elected Officials

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00

Venditto Inducted as the 59th Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor

The Town of Oyster Bay held their induction ceremony at 2 p.m. on Jan. 5, in the hearing room, an hour after the first meeting of 2010. John Venditto was inducted into office as the 59th Oyster Bay Town Supervisor.
 

HPS Network Concert With a Cause

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00
The HPS Network held their 8th Annual Benefit Concert at the Oyster Bay High School Performing Arts Center twice this season. The first was held Friday evening on Dec. 4, followed by a Sunday concert at 3 p.m. After the Sunday concert JoAnn Criblez and her brother John DiGennaro of the group J, performed at the Derby-Hall Bandstand for the Holidays in Oyster Bay program.
 

A Different Leader Chosen in Trying Times

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00

Mangano Supporters Seek ‘A New Beginning’ at Inauguration

Heralded as the salt of the earth, honored as David victorious over Goliath, and lauded as an honest working man, proud to have been a janitor who put himself through law school, Edward P. Mangano was sworn in as Nassau County Executive on New Year’s Day to a crowd of supporters and a stage full of dignitaries who called for this very different county leader to embody the start of a new era for Nassau.
 

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