Yeah it was a bit windy, and there was a bit of a chill in the air, but nothing the 609 runners and walkers who crossed the finish line of the Oct. 16, Oyster Bay Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run didn’t seem to mind at all. It is the opening event of the annual Oyster Festival.
Congratulations to the Oyster Bay Cross Country team for their performance in the Northeastern Championships at Brown University on Saturday, Oct. 16.
Bill Bauer of Bayville suggested honoring the late Tom Reardon with a bicycle race. He hopes maybe they will bring back the bike race in the 30th year in memory of Tom Reardon.
The oyster sloop Christeen is now safely ensconced in her new berth – Building J on the Western Waterfront, and was welcoming visitors during the Oyster Festival.
Oyster Bay’s remarkable maritime past comes alive through the magic and splendor of the visiting tall ships. Docked at the newly renovated Western Waterfront, accessible from West End Avenue, the historic vessels evoke an earlier era that was both glamorous and gritty, a time when going out to sea required fortitude, solid navigational skills and a willingness to trust Providence.
The WaterFront Center (WFC) of Oyster Bay a not for profit marine and sailing community center held its Junior Sailing Association’s Opti Alternate Regatta, on Wednesday, Aug. 11, under bright and hot conditions. The Race Committee was able to get off three-fair races in the regatta. Making it even more fun, some parents took in the scene from the WFC spectator boat, the Christeen.
The annual Supervisor Venditto’s 5K Run, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 to kick off the 27th annual Oyster Festival. Supervisor’s Venditto’s 5K Run is conducted under the auspices of Town of Oyster Bay Department of Parks, with race management services provided by the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC). This year, the presenting sponsor is the law firm of Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC (SWCB) in which Town Councilman Chris Coschignano was recently made a partner. The town council jobs are considered part time positions.
The Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich announced its Fall sports schedule. The first of four exciting sports programs kicks off Monday, Oct. 18 with Indoor Co-Ed Indoor Soccer. The six-session program will be held Mondays from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The fee for Indoor Soccer is $40. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 21 the Club will hold a six-session Co-Ed Kickball Program for grades K-2. Games will be on Thursdays in the Gymnasium from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The fee for Kickball is $40.
A group of 20 swimmers dived into the water at Oyster Bay Cove beach to celebrate life and swim a mile to raise awareness and funds to support brain aneurysm research and education, on Saturday, Aug. 21. All proceeds support North Shore University Hospital Manhasset Brain Aneurysm Center and Long Island Volunteer Center, an affiliate of HandsOn Network. Joanne Turnier was there representing the hospital.
Top women athletes tested their mettle under America’s best female sailor on Tuesday, Sept. 18. “We will be involved in team building with the Women’s Sports Foundation staff. This is the type of team building and corporate training that we provide for businesses and organizations,” said Oakcliff Sailing Center Executive Director Dawn Riley. She is the first woman to have an active role in a winning America’s Cup team and former president of the Women’s Sports Foundation - she opened their doors and sails for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s top-tier athletes.
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