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Letter: Locust Valley FD Operation Wounded Warrior Pasta Dinner

The 5th Annual Operation Wounded Warrior Pasta Dinner raised a total of $72,520 this year.

This year, once again, we owe a special debt of gratitude to our friends at the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and managing director, Ata A. Kashanian, for their very generous donation of rooms and meals to some visiting injured troops. The injured troops were so touched by the welcome they received by the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel, Glen Cove Matinecock Rod and Gun Club, Glen Cove Golf Course, local restaurants including Locust Valley Tavern and Bayville’s Twin Harbors that they look forward to making a return visit some day. As usual, our event would not be successful or possible if it were not for the generous donations of local and neighboring businesses and also some very generous close friends of OWW. We hope that you will take another minute to read the following names and consider availing of their services in the near future. Please thank them for their continued support of our injured troops.”

Special thanks to the following: Master Chef Pete Morris and his entire family; the Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club; LV Reformed Church and St. Gertrude’s of Bayville for their tables and chairs; the Locust Valley High School Interact club members for their help on the day; and to the numerous other individuals who personally donated gifts and prizes.

To the chiefs and the members of LVFD and their spouses and families, thank you for your hard work in the days and weeks leading up to the event. Thank you to our fellow FFs with Bayville Fire Comp., Glen Cove, Glenwood, Sea Cliff , Oyster Bay, East Norwich and Syosset FDs for your help on the day and your donations.

Thanks to the following businesses for their continued support and donations; Alcapp Glass, American Café, Anker Electric, Arrow Produce, Baiting Hollow Vineyard, Bath & Body Works, Bayville Beverage, Big Valley Nursery, Bob Harrington Lobsters and Clams, Breakers Bar & Restaurant, Brittons Hardware, Brookville Electric, Brookville Nurseries, Buckram Stables, Burn Center Foundation, Chez Capelli, Changing Times Pub, Cosmo Tile & Stone, Country Plaza Deli, Cove One Hr Photo, Covert Fitness, Daniel Gale Realty, Delicious Pizza, Downtown Café, 4C Foods Corp., Forest Ironworks, Forest Pizza, Gigi’s Hair Affair, Giordano’s Country Garden, Glen Cove Bagel Café, Glen Cove Printery, Glenco Liquors, Gold Coast Auto Spa, Got You Covered Party Rental, Graziose Plumbing & Heating, Hair Above Salon, Hans Auto Repair, Happening Health, Images & Details, Jeff’s Seafood, J McLaughlin, Joe’s Garage, K.C. Gallagher’s bar & Restaurant, Kimba Jewellery, La Cantina,  Landing Liquors, Lauren Lavelle Salon, Liberty Mutual, LV Bagels, LVI Bistro, LV Chemist, LV Convenience Store, LV Delicatessan, LV Florist &Browsery, LV Bistro, LV Market, LV Rotary Club, Mario Fischetti Nursery, Marquis Wines, Martin Viette Nursery, Mary’s Famous Carrot Cake, Matinecock Rod & Gun Club, Meridian Kitchen, North Shore Equestrian Center, North Shore Fire Equip., North Shore Rotary Club, North Shore Saddlery, Oak Neck Athletic Association, Oheka Castle, Oster Jensen Antiques, Oyster Bay Auto Parts, Page One Restaurant, Pampers Dry Cleaners, PC Richard & Son of Bayside, Petals Floral & Party Design, Petricelli Beauty Supplies, Poland Spring, Popei’s Clam Bar & Restaurant, Popzstars, Professional Car Detailing Ltd, Rent & Fix, Richard P. Deegan & Sons Plumbing & Heating, Rothkamps Farm, Royal Waste Services Inc., Scoopy Doo Ltd., Secret Scents Inc., Soundview Restaurant, St. John’s of Lattingtown, Sweet Scents, Sysco, The Brass Rail, The Pool Store of Long Island, Wall’s Wharf, White Dog Auto Parts, Wonderland Tree Care, with apologies for anyone we may have overlooked or missed.”

Paul Long, Paul Marecki and Brian Plumb

Locust Valley 

OWW Pasta Dinner Co-Chairs,


News

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.

Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”

Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.


Sports

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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