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Hamlet Streetscape Filled With Music, Bikes, Fountains and Fun

Written by D. F. Karppi Tuesday, 16 June 2009 14:44

Oyster Bay Hamlet Makes Tuesdays and Thursdays a Destination Magnet

The hamlet of Oyster Bay is getting some streetscape improvements. “An old-fashioned high wheel bike will be diplayed at Buckingham’s Variety store. I actually found it online but bought it through the Visentin Bike Shop on Pine Hollow Road. I wanted to keep it local,” said Walter Imperatore of Renaissance Properties. “I ordered it and picked it up on Wednesday, June 10, and put it in Buckingham’s. It will be displayed outside on Audrey Avenue.”

 

OBEN District AA2 Bond Rating Saves $45,000 on Refinancing

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 12 June 2009 07:43

Moody’s Raises OBEN District’s Bond Rating

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District Board meeting on June 2 opened to good news: an award for board member Keith Kowalski as Inventor of the Year; and a new bond rating for the district.

Superintendent of Business Christopher Van Cott reported that Moody’s has upgraded the district’s bond rating from AA3 to AA2. The result is the district was able to save $45,000 on refinancing. The reason he said is that over the last six to seven years the district has maintained fund reserves, an action looked on with favor by Moody’s.

 

Summer Solstice Celebration at Sagamore Yacht Club

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 12 June 2009 07:40

Meet Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Director of Development Bill Bell

Come celebrate the summer solstice at the third annual Summer Solstice Celebration hosted by the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum at the Sagamore Yacht Club on June 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $50. Don’t miss the champagne toast at sunset looking over the harbor of Oyster Bay.

The evening is also a great time to meet their recently appointed Director of Development William R. Bell. Like everyone involved in the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum – he too was born a rail fan.

 

Canteen Dance on Saturday, June 6 Begins Oyster Bay Goes to War Exhibit

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Tuesday, 02 June 2009 09:21
Members of the “Oyster Bay Goes to War” Canteen-Dance Committee were spreading the news about the gala at the Monday, May 25 Memorial Day Parade. A poster for the event was in the front window of Wild Honey and a table display was set up in their front courtyard area. Dance Committee members Stefanie Leone, Yvonne Ciferelli, and Frank Leone were there, as was Hal Johnson.

Fran Leone, Canteen-Dance chair, returned from visiting the Atlantic Steamer Firehouse to give out information about the canteen dance. They are hoping for a big turnout for the event which is a part of the new exhibit at the Oyster Bay Historical Society dedicated to Oyster Bay war veterans. “I think it’s a good cause – to celebrate our veterans. They gave a lot for us. They put their necks out for us,” said Ms. Leone. “The East Woods School has donated the use of their gymnasium for the cause.”

 

Joint Civic Associations Working Together

Written by D. F. Karppi Tuesday, 02 June 2009 09:18
The Second Annual Joint Civic Association gala was held at the Pine Hollow Country Club on Friday, May 29. Just as the first gala of the East Norwich Civic Association and the Oyster Bay Civic Association, the event was a great success.

This year Oyster Bay Civic Association President Bill Von Novak presented the first scholarship for the Joint Civics to Sara Kenn, the daughter of Mary and Norman Kenn. She is the class of 2009 Salutatorian and is going to Binghamton College. Mr. Von Novak made the presentation to the Oyster Bay High School senior at an awards night on May 28, in the Performing Arts Center. Funding for the scholarship was raised at the first Joint Civic gala last year.

 

Western Waterfront Progressing

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 22 May 2009 13:57
The Western Waterfront project is nearing completion. Piece by piece the projects are being worked on and finished. Last week the foundations were begun for the boathouse that will house the Atlantic Steamer Fire Company water rescue facility, on the Capone property that is owned by the town.

On April 22 the DEC announced that its waterfront access program was complete and open to the public. Things are also evolving on the south side of West End Avenue.

 

Hispanic Cultural Center Works to Help People Help Themselves

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 22 May 2009 13:54
A new business has opened up in Oyster Bay, Piñata Express. It is an outreach of the Hispanic Cultural Center of Oyster Bay. The Long Island Community Foundation, the Long Island Presbytery and the Unitarian Universalist Fund are helping empower the Hispanic community and getting them into the economic stream by making piñatas.

The group Piñata Express was born from the idea of the Human Rights Committee of the HCC who saw the need to find an answer to the economic crisis they are going through. HCC Programs Coordinator Adolpho Cepeda said, “We know of one family that was evicted, and people are losing construction jobs.”

 

Veteran Donald J. Zoeller of Oyster Bay Attends NC VFW Monument Dedication

Written by D.F. Karppi Monday, 18 May 2009 17:16
Donald J. Zoeller of Oyster Bay was one of the veterans who greeted Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell as she joined the Nassau County Council of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Eisenhower Park’s Veterans Memorial Plaza on May 9, for the unveiling of a new memorial monument dedicated to the men and women of Nassau County who have served our country overseas.

The monument recognizes the sacrifices made by these men and women who have protected and defended our liberties. Special thanks go to the Nassau County Council Monument Committee members: Commander Pat Iuliucci, Sr. Vice Commander Peter Vitulli, Jr. Vice Commander John Hanley, Past State Commander Harry Wurth and Past County Commander Joseph Pascarella.

 

West Shore Road Project Currently Being Surveyed

Written by D.F. Karppi Monday, 18 May 2009 17:13
Ray Ribiero, Nassau County Department of Public Works commissioner, returned a phone call requesting information, saying he currently does not have a crew working on West Shore Road.

Local residents have seen stakes being put into the ground in the West Shore Road area, and a county source said what is currently happening is that the contractors are surveying the area, and the team is still working on a plan for the renovation of the road.

 

Oyster Bay Hosts 6th Annual Health & Fitness Fair May 16

Written by D.F. Karppi Tuesday, 12 May 2009 14:32

Senator Marcellino and OB Chamber Partner for Free Fun for Kids of All Ages

Once again Senator Carl L. Marcellino and the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to present the 6th Annual Health and Fitness Fair!

On Saturday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date of May 17), Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay will be the home to over 75 exhibitors as they demonstrate their specialties.

 

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