Gary Farkash brought his dog Roxey to the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Preview Center on Dec. 11, along with the visit from author Heather Hill Worthington, who wrote the book, Miles of Smiles - The Story of Roxey, The Long Island Rail Road Dog. Mr. Farkash, an OBRM trustee came to the Holiday Express event with his dog Roxey, a child friendly dog. Mr. Farkash told the story of how he found, “The Other Roxey.”
The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Preview Center on Audrey Avenue was a parent and child magnet over the weekend of Dec. 11 and 12. The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum held its holiday celebration complete with free horse and wagon rides, and a beautiful display of OBRM President John Specce’s model trains.
Nassau County residents who are college students can enjoy a special “College Total Health Pass” to the Nassau County Aquatic Center during winter break that provides unlimited access to the Olympic-size swimming pool and the state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the pool, for a fee of only $35. The Health Pass is good now through Jan. 31, 2011.
B&GC It’s time to kickoff the New Year with the Boys & Girls Club of OB-EN’s second annual “Family Kickball Night!” Please join Club members, along with their family and friends, to participate in this family event hosted by the Clubs Parents’ Council. This event will be held on Friday, January 21, 2011, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The Town of Oyster Bay and the National Hockey League Players’ Association announced the donation of brand new sets of hockey equipment, courtesy of the National Hockey League Players’ Association’s (NHLPA) Goals & Dreams Fund, announced Town Supervisor John Venditto. The donation of the gear will help support the Town of Oyster Bay’s Youth Hockey program, which has long been respected for its outstanding rinks, enthusiastic participation and viable ice hockey programs.
The WaterFront Center invited friends to come to a benefit for the oyster sloop Christeen restoration at their party held at the Beaver Dam Sports Club on Sunday, Oct. 24.
Mary Warburgh, board secretary and Gloria Kruse, board member and fund raising chair were helping out serving drinks. Betty and Hank Tiska, who volunteer as crew aboard the many Christeen sails were there too, meeting the Christeen’s new shipwright Josh Herman and his wife Dori. The Herman’s have two gorgeous children, said Betty. They are Joey and Rosie.
There is also a second shipwright working on the keel restoration, John Cilli.
November 28, 2010… this date will long be remembered in the annals of Oyster Bay Rough Riders Football history. It is the date on which the Oyster Bay Rough Riders Football program won their first super bowl victory in the Nassau Suffolk Football League.
The Oyster Bay Rough Riders Pee Wee team with a final record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie, secured their first Super Bowl victory by dismantling Babylon’s defense with consistent yardage coupled with a few long touchdown runs and a sterling defense that limited Babylon’s offense to minimal yardage and one touchdown.
The WaterFront Center (WFC) hosted its second annual Corporate Benefit Regatta on Sunday Oct. 3. Companies who supported and sponsored the regatta include: Farrell Fritz, Laffey Associates, Global Petroleum, Oyster Bay Marine Center, Renaissance Property Associates, and Sabharwall Properties. “The WFC truly appreciates Walter Imperatore of Renaissance Property Associates for organizing the event and the companies that participated by supporting our mission to raise awareness about the marine environment and provide opportunities to people of all ages to learn about and enjoy beautiful Oyster Bay,” said Dave Waldo, WFC executive director.
Oyster Bay High School Varsity Football Lineman, Bobby Hanna, was selected as an All Conference player for the 2010 season. Bobby was also chosen to represent the Baymen in the Exceptional Senior Game.
The Sixth Annual Muttontown Horsemen’s Association together with the Nassau Suffolk Horsemen’s Association held an Open House Event at the Muttontown Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 26. This equine community festival was free to attendees and was intended to showcase various equestrian disciplines and educate the public about horses. The weather was perfect and free pony rides were provided by Lakewood Stables of Hempstead to introduce the pleasure of riding to many happy children.
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