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Oyster Bay Civic Association Induction and Meeting News

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 28 January 2011 00:00

New Board Induction; Traffic; Parking; Signage; and Judy Jacobs Speaks

The Oyster Bay Civic Association is doing something new. It is going to poll its members to find out what local residents would like to see happen at Snouder’s Corner Drugstore. Previously the OBCA’s stance was to wait until “all the facts were in” before taking a poll of members views on an issue.


Graduated Pearl Bench Project Is to Highlight Oyster Bay’s Pearls

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 28 January 2011 00:00

Jerelyn Hanrahan is an artist with a sense of humor. She is also an artist who creates both large and small scale projects. You are part of her current public art project, to create a series of graduated pearls that will become a “string of pearls” forming a bench, at Theodore Roosevelt Beach to be temporarily located in the area from the concession stand to the flagpole. People will be able to see them from about Memorial Day to the Oyster Festival, said Tracy Dellomo, Main Street Association economic restructuring committee chair.


Billy Joel Adds to OB Mix As Chamber Members Chat

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00

Partying at Jack Halyard’s American Bar & Grill at 62 South Street at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party Dec. 13, was a great time to get to know more about chamber members.

The chamber members are very happy that Billy Joel’s 20th Century Classics are located in the hamlet and adding to the mix. Media sources revealed that on Nov. 23, piano legend Billy Joel, was recovering from a double hip-replacement surgery that he underwent the week before at Department of Orthopaedics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.


Libraries Change and Stay The Same As the Internet Offers New Products

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00

Long Island Reads Chooses Sag Harbor; North Shore Reads Seminar Is on April 14

 If you bought or received a Kindle for the holidays, you are out of luck! You can’t tune in to the Nassau County Library System and download the digital book Sag Harbor, this year’s choice for Long Island Reads. Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library Director Suzanne Koch said, “Amazon, which makes the Kindle doesn’t want to give us access. You can, however, have access with a Nook or a Sony Reader. If you go to Sony Space, they tell you how you can download from your library and tells you which is your local library. Sony came to the Nassau County Library System to introduce their new designs when it came out and has been working with us.”


State, County Enter Sudden Death Overtime

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

NIFA Gives Mangano 20 Days to Avoid Takeover

Approaching New Year’s Eve, many people might have feared starting 2011 with a hangover, but for County Executive Edward P. Mangano, it was the prospect of a takeover, of the county’s finances by New York State agency Nassau Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) on Jan. 1, that became very real.


The Roosevelts Next Door Exhibit Opens February 12

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Elizabeth Roosevelt Collection Unveiled: Letters Highlight Oyster Bay Roosevelts’ Family History

The Roosevelts of Oyster Bay are more than just TR. That will become  evident as people view the new exhibit that will open Feb. 12 at the new Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center grand opening. The exhibit is called, The Roosevelts Next Door, Portraits of Devotion, and will feature longtime OBHS board member Elizabeth Roosevelt’s family papers. She presented the collection to OBHS Curator Yvonne Noonan-Cifarelli and Executive Director Phil Blocklyn at a preliminary visit to talk about some representative material from the collection she had showed them earlier, saying that there was more at her house. “Yvonne and I met at her house in November 2010 and that was when she presented us with a box containing the papers and said she was donating them to us. We have been studying the material since then,” said Phil Blocklyn.


Life Enrichment Center Opens As Senior Service Includes Nites

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00

Grand Opening Scheduled For February 1: With Same And Added Services    

Doubleday Babcock Senior Center is going through a mid-life crisis: it is changing its name to the Life Enrichment Center and is broadening its scope. It is remaining the same, with daytime services for seniors; as well as the DayBreak Program for frail and handicapped seniors [and others]; but they are adding an “After Hours” program for ages 50+.


Many Elves Make Light Work!

Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00

‘Twas the week before Christmas

and all through the town,

the elves were scurrying to make the countdown.

The gifts were arriving, by truck and by train,

to fill every stocking with no room to remain.

The children awaited his visit with glee,

then Santa Claus appeared by

the sparkling Christmas tree.

He passed out gifts to the kids so excited...

See what happens when we all stand united.


Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00

Werther Addresses Chamber at His First Meeting As Mayor

Festive spirits, Christmas carols and some very good food was the norm at the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 21. The Mineola Choral Society sang Christmas carols and the Village of Mineola’s new mayor, Larry Werther, was introduced to the chamber.


Mosette Broderick, a Lifelong NS Resident Authors Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White

Written by Jack Williams Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00

Art, Architecture, Scandal and Class in America’s Gilded Age

Twenty years in the making and just published by Alfred A. Knopf, the book tells a fascinating tale of the legendary architectural firm that flourished at the turn of the last century. The scrupulously indexed 581-page history goes well beyond the firm’s celebrated turn of the century achievement on Long Island and in New York. It delves deeply into the storied lives of the architects and their circle of wealthy clients.


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