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Rozalia Project Visits OB, Collects Underwater Debris

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00

The Rozalia project came to the WaterFront Center for two days, June 30 and July 1, on their mission to help clean the world’s waterways, oceans, and all bodies of water it can reach.

They were there to share with kids in the WFC summer programs to help educate people about how they can protect and preserve our oceans and other bodies of water.


Bay's Big Bash in Bayville the 9th Celebration of Life

Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00

Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Beth Faughnan attended Bay’s Big Bash, the Ninth Annual Celebration of Life Fundraiser to raise awareness for the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital. The event was held at Centre Island Beach in Bayville on July 2.

Alice and Michael Ryan of Bayville said, “Twelve years ago out son Bailey Ryan was diagnosed with leukemia. It was without a doubt one of the worst days of our lives. Our lifeline throughout his treatment and aftercare has been the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital. Through their incredible compassion, knowledge and caring, our son is now a happy and healthy 14-year-old and for this we will be forever in their debt.


Sixth Grade St. Dominic’s CYO Baseball Team Wins Championship With Undefeated Season

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

The St. Dominic’s sixth grade CYO baseball team completed an undefeated season, 11-0, by winning the semi and final championship games in exciting fashion.

The semi-final game was an extra inning pitching duel won by Jack Barstow of St. Dominic’s. He pitched a shutout with relief from Harrison Treble. The winning run came from a base- loaded infield single by Evan Mattel.


Jack Sherbal of Oyster Bay Scores In Heart & Sole Run

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

Congratulations to 13 year old Jack Sherbal of Oyster Bay, who took third place honors in the 13-15 age group in the 8th Annual Heart & Sole 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Plainview on Sunday, July 10.

Jack crossed the finish line at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle school in 22 minutes, 42 seconds.


Local Runners Score in Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s Run

Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

Congratulations to Katherine Cimonetti of Bayville and Maggie Reid of Locust Valley; each of whom won awards at the 28th annual Runner’s Edge Long Island Women’s 5 Kilometer Run on July 16. The Run started and finished at Farmingdale High School.

Cimonetti crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 24 seconds, good for 10th place overall out of 394 finishers and 1st in the 40-35-39 age group. The 13-year old Reid finished in 24:34 to earn the third-place award in the 11-14 age group.


Bethpage FCU to Sponsor Running Club’s Ocean to Sound Relay September 25

Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

50 Scenic Miles Through 15 Towns From Jones Beach to Oyster Bay

Bethpage Federal Credit Union, an avid supporter of health and wellness initiatives on Long Island, has announced its sponsorship of the Greater Long Island Running Club’s annual Ocean to Sound Relay, now in its 26th year. The Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay, which takes place on September 25, will take runners across both Nassau and Suffolk Counties with 150 teams of eight runners each traversing a 50-mile scenic course stretching from the South Shore to the North Shore of Long Island.

Over 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the relay, which will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services, money raised from the relay will go directly to support the organization’s Long Island Chapter. Long Island runner Alan End, who founded the relay back in 1985, will be the relay director.


OBHS Sends Two Athletes to the New York State Track Championship

Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

The Oyster Bay High School track team is no stranger to the New York State championships.  What makes this year particularly remarkable is that one of the athletes is a freshman.  In her first year of running for the varsity cross country, winter track and spring track teams, Nicole Giannetti has been impressive.  Nicole carries on a family tradition of excellence here in Oyster Bay.  Nicole’s brother, Shane Giannetti of the class of 2010, made a name for himself in track and tennis. 


TOB to Host Annual Triathlon

Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

One of Long Island’s most important and exciting recreational sporting events will coming to Oyster Bay once again on Sunday, Aug. 28, the 24th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay (TOB) Triathlon.

Nearly 1,500 athletes will be doing a half mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, followed by a 15K bike ride through Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and finishing up with a 5K run up to the Planting Fields Arboretum and back to the finish line at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. The first wave of athletes will enter the water at 7:30 a.m.


East Nor-Muttontown-Brookvilles Republican Club’s Golf Outing

Written by Fran Johnston Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00

The East Norwich-Muttontown-Brookvilles Republican Club enjoyed their 3rd Annual Golf Classic on Wednesday, June 15 at Stonebridge Golf Links, Smithtown. The weather was perfect for a wonderful, fun-filled day.

The event was organized by the club’s president, Jarvis “Tim” Brown; Executive Leader Frank Scalera; Jean Aarons, and Kevin Ocker. The day began with breakfast, followed by a barbecue lunch, cocktails, superb dinner with awards and raffles galore.


How’s the Water?: July 12, 2011

Written by Patricia Aitken, Friends of the Bay executive director Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00

Catching Up on Fish Stories

It’s the lazy days of summer, time to relax and get out to do some fishing! Senator Owen Johnson has released an informational brochure “2011 Fishing Facts for New York Marine Recreational Fishermen”. This brochure provides a quick reference guide for size limits on fish, the season, and catch limits, as well as tips for catch and release fishing. This guide can be downloaded from the Friends of the Bay website at

The Department of Environmental Conservation has also announced that all saltwater anglers are required to register in the state’s new no-fee saltwater registry. The DEC developed the registry in compliance with recent legislation that suspended the fee associated with the state’s marine recreational fishing license for two years. The no-fee registration system will be used by the National Marine Fisheries Service and interstate fisheries regulators to set harvest quotas for marine species.


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