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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

The Raise The Roof Concert, held at Christ Church on Nov. 9, was an intergenerational event to benefit the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay’s seniors.

Board member Suzanne Paolucci explained the center’s wish to get iPods for the seniors as a source of musical therapy. She brought the idea to the center from a talk by social worker Dan Cohen, the founder of Music & Memory. He has produced a film, Alive Inside, that tells the story of music as being restorative. Music is like therapy for the elderly, in particular for those with dementia, as it has been shown to awaken memories of happier times in life, when energy and enthusiasm were boundless.

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.


Sports

On the weekend of Nov. 8, the Oyster Bay High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to the State University of New York at Canton just a few miles from the Canadian border to compete in the New York State Cross Country Championships.

Alex Tosi became the first Bayman since Joe Jazwinski and Justin Nakrin (2008) to become All-State, placing 16th with a time of 16:53. Most runners ran about 20 seconds slower than their Bethpage times because of the muddy conditions on the course. Tosi’s time was basically equivalent to his best Bethpage time, as he powered through the toughest parts of the race. He led the Baymen to a seventh place finish in the Class C race, an improvement from their 11th place finish last year, which ties the highest place at the New York State Championships of a Baymen team since 2009.

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.


Calendar

Annual Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 27

Turkey Detox Workshop

Friday, Nov. 28

East Norwich Holiday

Sunday, Nov. 30



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