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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.

Atlantic Steamer Fire Company to Dedicate Boathouse

Written by Frank Ozol, chairman, Boathouse Committee Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00
The Atlantic Steamer Fire Company would like to invite the community to an Open House and Dedication of their new Water Rescue Facility on Sunday, Nov. 15 at noon at the boathouse.

In 1997/98 state Senator Carl Marcellino held community meetings to discuss possible plans for the Western Waterfront in Oyster Bay. Amongst those plans was a facility for Atlantic Steamer Fire Company’s Dive/Rescue Team. Atlantic Steamer has the only fire department dive team on the North Shore of Nassau County. The team has been called to assist as far away as New York City to the west, Jones Beach to the south and Northport to the east and has over 20 divers with various certifications. Training has taken place at many locations around Long Island and has even included ice rescue.


FOB State of the Watershed Report Finds Local Area Unique

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00

Friends of the Bay introduced the public to its first “State of the Watershed Report” which summarized historical trends and existing environmental and land use conditions in the watershed at a meeting held in their Townsend Square office on Nov. 4. Erik Mas, P.E. and Dan Buttrick, P.E. of Fuss & O’Neill prepared the report and made the presentation.

It is a planning document that will lead to the formation of an advisory committee made up of professionals already involved in the work and members of the community who together can come up with ideas to benefit the watershed area.


New Exhibit Opened at OBHS – Tracing Peg: Slavery in Oyster Bay

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 06 November 2009 00:00
The Oyster Bay Historical Society held a reception for its latest exhibition, Tracing Peg: Slavery in Oyster Bay, on Oct. 24. The exhibit was curated by Danielle Apfelbaum as the Society’s contribution to Archives Month, celebrated each October. Ms. Apfelbaum, a master’s candidate in Library and Information Science at C.W. Post’s Palmer School, met with trustees, members, and other interested visitors to talk in detail about her role as curator and to answer questions about her exhibition.

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