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Groundbreaking for OBHS Site to Preserve the Past

Written by D. F. Karppi Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

Angela P. Koenig Research and Collections Center Comes Closer to Reality

“At long last, the Oyster Bay Historical Society is ready to break ground on the ‘Angela P. Koenig Research and Collections Center’,” said OBHS Director Thomas Kuehhas. The event was scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at the Earle-Wightman House, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay. The invitation said, “Bring your hard hats and shovels!”
 

Holidays in Oyster Bay 2009 Dazzles the Hamlet

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00
A collaborative effort between Oyster Bay’s Chamber of Commerce, the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum, and the Oyster Bay Civic Association pulled off a great “Holidays in Oyster Bay 2009.” The big day for the celebration was Sunday, Dec. 6.
 

Chase Edwards Gallery Featured Oyster Bay Artist Gregory Reid

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

Saturday, December 12, New Show, Old World Meets New World Artist’s Reception

Chase Edwards Gallery is featuring Old World Meets New World on Saturday, Dec. 12 with an artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. It showcases the work of renowned artists Patricia Watwood and John Morra, who join the “Teaching Studios” instuctor Robert Zeller/owner, Bennett Vadnais and Kristin Kunc, as they bring viewers an exhibition of Old World Meets New World in the new art movement of realism and the way it is viewed today.
 

CSAC Holiday Sharing Program Phase One Done, Phase Two Begun

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00
This year the cardboard boxes set up in the parish hall of the First Presbyterian Church, ready for the annual Holiday Sharing program, were not overflowing, as has been the practice over the past 25 years. The foodstuffs are items donated by the public; but this year, the donations were down, said Carol Daub, who co-chairs the annual Interreligious and Human Needs Council’s Holiday Sharing Program run by their Community Social Action Committee (CSAC) with her husband Randy.
 

Holidays in Oyster Bay 2009 Celebration Starts December 6

Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

A collaborative effort between Oyster Bay’s Chamber of Commerce, the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum, and the Oyster Bay Civic Association is under way to present “Holidays in Oyster Bay 2009.”  Through the generosity of many local sponsors, even more snowflake silhouettes will illuminate South Street to the Pine Hollow area, transforming the hamlet into a sparkling sight!  Audrey Avenue has taken on a new look this year with the addition of colorful banners on the historic style lamp posts. It has been fun to watch the festive transformation!

 

Elizabethan Banquet at Coe Hall

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00
Come be inspired for the holiday season as you immerse yourself in viewing An Elizabethan Banquet at Coe Hall on display now through Jan. 3. If you come over the Dec. 5, 6 weekend, you will see Ann Alford, giving a live, interactive interpretation of Queen Elizabeth I as she roams Coe Hall (11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).
 

Piñata Event at Capital One Bank

Friday, 27 November 2009 00:00

Capital One Bank in Oyster Bay held a fiesta event on Oct. 9 to support “Friendly Piñatas”, a project of the Centro Cultural Hispano (CCH, the hispanic cultural center) created to help members weather the current economic crisis. Members attended workshops and training sessions designed to teach not only the folk craft but also to learn business skills such as marketing. Their goal is to one day have their own small business.

 

Town of Oyster Bay Anti-Soliciting Law to Be Challenged Shortly

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 27 November 2009 00:00

Law to Stop Loitering on Forest Avenue in Locust Valley to Be Challenged as a “Right to Work” Issue

At the Oyster Bay Civic Association meeting Luz Torres, director of the Centro Cultural Hispanica (CCU, the Hispanic Cultural Center) told the members that she is getting together a coalition to fight the Town of Oyster Bay’s new ordinance prohibiting streetside solicitation. The reason, she said, is because everyone has the right to work, and the new law inhibits that right.
 

Veterans Day Celebration 2009 in Oyster Bay

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

Veterans Are Often Ordinary People Who Accomplish Extraordinary Things

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, was celebrated in Oyster Bay in front of Town Hall West, where the war memorials are located. Members of the Quentin Roosevelt Post #4 American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8033 together honored those who served in all wars. The time chosen, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, commemorates the signing of the Armistice ending World War I. Originally called Armistice Day, on May 24, 1954 it became Veterans Day, by an act of Congress.
 

Wild Turkeys Find a Haven in the East Norwich Vicinity

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00
Peg Wallace of Christina’s Epicure has been having wild turkey sightings, in back of the gourmet store on Route 106, off 25A in East Norwich. “Are they protesting the upcoming holiday perhaps, or maybe they saw the sign that said fresh turkey. One has even roosted in one of our shopping carts,” she said. Ms. Wallace sent photos of the lady turkeys walking up to the entrance of the store. “I’ve even seen some male turkeys,” she said.
 

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