George and Abby O’Neill once again opened their beautiful home and expansive garden to guests at their annual benefit for their organization, the Community Foundation of Oyster Bay. This was the 47th year the benefit took place at the estate on Sunset Road in Oyster Bay.
The garden party was held on May 31 with close to 300 guests in attendance, sponsored by Charles and Helen Dolan.
On Sunday, May 22, a perfect day, overlooking beautiful Oyster Bay Harbor, the officers and members of Sagamore Yacht Club gathered together to celebrate Opening Day and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Sagamore Club House.
As is the custom, Immediate Past Commodore, Darren Martin, conducted the proceedings.
Commodore Martin welcomed Past Commodores, officers, members, friends, family and visiting dignitaries to the 70th commissioning or opening day of Sagamore Yacht Club.
Bayville’s Crescent Beach Club was the place to be on Thursday, June 5, when the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Boys and Girls Club and Bahnik Youth Center hosted the Annual Spring Luncheon. About 125 guests were there at 11 a.m., when the event began with the opening of 16 boutiques. As appetizers were served, guests browsed through unique articles for sale: artisan soaps, sea-themed serving trays, toys, baked delights, books about teddy bears, handmade jewelry, elegant gifts, and much more.
Although it was cloudy, the weather did not keep people from gathering on Audrey Avenue last Tuesday for the season’s weekly Cruise Night, one of Oyster Bay’s most popular summer events. The street was filled with colorful cars, from V.W. Beetles to Corvettes, and old and young alike walked the street to take in the spectacle.
“My brother comes all the time but this is one of my first times coming,” said Jenny Marino of East Norwich. “I didn’t realize how big of an event this is. It’s really cool.”
At Tuesday night’s Oyster Bay-East Norwich Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Laura Seinfeld said that the board had received a letter from the Oyster Bay High School class of 1974 Reunion Committee members. The letter stated that a former classmate, Marie Colvin, a renowned news journalist who died in 2012, should be honored at the class 40th Reunion which will be held on Oct. 11 of this year.
“The committee members sent us a proposal to have the school library dedicated to the name of Marie Colvin and to have a framed portrait and plaque of her in the library,” said Dr. Seinfeld. “The board gave approval for this plan.”
Last Wednesday, June 4, was the opening of the Gallego Financial Group of Raymond James, brought in with a celebration at the group’s office, the Octagon Hotel on West Main Street. The reception was lively and filled with many guests, all present to support East Norwich resident Alex Gallego, who acted as president of the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce for three years, stepping down in 2010.
At the reception, Gallego said he was excited to be continuing his work in Oyster Bay. “We were committed to stay in Oyster Bay,” said Gallego. “We knew that this is the place we wanted to be.”
The People’s Liberty Party announced their intention to run in the upcoming Muttontown Village Election scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, to be held at the Muttontown Village Hall at 1 Raz Tafuro Way.
Mayoral candidate Pericles “Perry” Linardos, and trustee candidates Russell Orenstein, George Chalos, and James Ronaghan represent the People’s Liberty Party, formed exclusively to run in this election.
The candidates have local ties to the area and long histories of both public service and success in the private sector.
Members of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School district are feeling full of gratitude these days. The inspiration to think, feel and act with more gratitude stems from last month’s Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) meeting in which Jeffrey J. Froh, PsyD presented his research findings in the field of gratitude.
SEPTA President and special education teacher Kevin McCarthy says, “Dr. Froh’s presentation on his newest book, Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character, was a reaffirmation of how important being grateful as individuals can be. Dr. Froh was able to show, through his research, that the power of being grateful, and more importantly, teaching your children how to be grateful, can lead to a more positive, productive and fulfilling life. It was a wonderful topic that was well received by over 125 attendees. Our Special Education Parent Teacher Association was proud to present the program.”
Books and blooms were on display at the historic Mill Neck Manor House recently where a family-oriented book fair, “Literacy Blooms” was held. With spring blossoms on view in the surrounding gardens, the interior of the mansion was the setting for a selection of children’s and adult books, along with their respective authors. This is the second year for the event, hosted by the Mill Neck Family of Organizations and the Long Island Authors Group (LIAG), with proceeds benefiting The Literacy Collaborative at Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf.
Katherine Dimancescu visits the Oyster Bay Historical Society on Saturday, June 14, for a book talk and signing, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Koenig Center. A descendant of the Underhill, Townsend, Wright and Feakes families, she will discuss her ongoing genealogical work while highlighting some of the family research resources both in New England and in the United Kingdom that have proved helpful to her.
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