The Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce took part in the Polar Bear Plunge again this year. Theodore Roosevelt Park, the site of the swim, was a magnet for visitors on Sunday, March 7. The event is a benefit for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County.
The Town of Oyster Bay, partnering with Friends of the Bay, Inc. (FOB) and the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee (HHPC), has received a $76,250 matching grant for the planning of a Blueway trail, which will begin in Hempstead Harbor, travel along Long Island Sound and proceed through Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbors, it was announced by Town Supervisor John Venditto.
“This year’s Fencing season at Oyster Bay High School, for both the boys and the girls, was indeed one of the most exciting we have had in several years.” said Coach John Bruckner. With losing eight senior boys last year and this year having only one senior and two juniors left to lead a very young boy’s squad, it looked like a rebuilding year. The boys’ team placed third in the county and pulled off a five win and three loss record.
Oyster Bay High School senior Kerri Apicella was selected by the ESPN 1050 Radio as the Melrose Credit Union MVP Scholar Athlete Program Honoree of the month for December. Kerri just came off a great season in the goal for the Oyster Bay High School Varsity Field Hockey team. Kerri helped lead the team to finish the season undefeated in league play.
Governor David A. Paterson’s state budget proposal is “a betrayal of the trust between his administration and our 150,000 members,” said Michael Fischer, president of the New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA). The NYSSA vowed to fight a multiyear, multimillion dollar state raid of the snowmobile trail development and maintenance fund.
Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District families received notice of their snow days via electronic messaging. Dr. Harrington has Connect-Ed, a brand name for calling families in the district to inform them of a special issue, said Tom Gould, OBEN Schools media specialist. He said Dr. Harrington made the decision to close the schools on Wednesday, Feb. 10, after hearing Mayor Mike Bloomberg announcing the closing of all the NYC schools.
Ever dream of playing a sport with a celebrity? Make that dream a reality by attending Mill Neck Family’s fourth annual Spring Swing Invitational Golf Tournament, to be held at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset on Monday, May 24. Well-known sportscaster and author Len Berman will join us at this year’s event, where he’ll play golf and speak at the Champions Dinner. Sign up today! Entries are limited to the first 25 men’s, ladies’ or mixed foursomes.
All golfers will receive an autographed copy of Berman’s new book The Greatest Moments in Sports. Additional copies will be available for purchase during the fun-filled evening portion of the event. For an entry fee of only $350 per person, guests will enjoy delicious brunch, golf challenges and food and refreshments on the seventh, 10th and 12th holes of the course. Cocktails, a Champions Dinner, honoree recognition, raffle prizes, a silent auction and golf contest awards will follow the tournament. Don’t play golf? Register for dinner only at just $95 per person.
In celebration of youth hockey, the New York Islanders recently hosted the 2010 Lighthouse International Tournament as peewee hockey teams (ages 11-13) from Finland, China, Japan and the United States converged on the Nassau Coliseum ice.
Team Nassau made it to the semifinals, but was taken out by Team China, with a score of 8-2. Team China then went on to a championship game against Team Suffolk, where they fell, losing 6-2. Suffolk County was named the Tournament gold medal winner. Immediately after the game, there was a medal ceremony with special presenters, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow and Team President Chris Dey.
With the scent of snow in the air, but fortunately several hours before it hit the ground in the big Dec. 19 snowstorm, 21-year old Austin Huminski of Oyster Bay created a storm of his own by winning the 22nd annual Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho Holiday 5 Kilometer Run through the streets of Bethpage.
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