Theodore Roosevelt received a birthday present, in absentia. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Park staff and Naval personnel from the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier were on hand for the unveiling of a new orientation panel for the site on Oct. 27. It is located in the parking area in front of the Sagamore Hill NHS Visitor Center.
Friday morning, Oct. 15 walking down the Western Waterfront pier to where the tall ships were berthed, you could see that the Gazela was being pushed east by the winds. As predicted, Oyster Bay was being hit by a nor’easter. The Gazela, usually tied up to the dock with four lines, was tied with double lines – eight – and at around noon, Captain Richard Bailey told the First Mate Patrick Flynn to make it 10 to keep the 600-ton vessel safe.
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.
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