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Mort Künstler’s Exhibit at NCMA on View September 25 to January 9

Written by Renee Doboy Friday, 03 September 2010 00:00

Show Includes a Glimpse into the Artist’s Creative Process

At his upcoming exhibition at the Nassau County Museum of Art, which will be held from Sept. 25, to Jan. 9, visitors will be able to gain insight into the creative processes of Mort Künstler, an artist renown for his authentic and moving portrayals of scenes from the Civil War. This latest exhibition of Civil War paintings is entitled “For Us The Living.” There will be sketches, drawings, props and photos available, as well as preliminary studies, for visitors’ perusal.


Annual Oyster Fest: October 16, 17

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 03 September 2010 00:00

This Oyster Festival is unique in that while all Oyster Festivals are to promote local not-for-profit groups as their major fund raiser, this new festival is dedicated to helping the new Rotary Rides! program that will replace the defunct MTA Able Rides in this north shore area of Long Island. Rotary Rides! will service handicap residents of Oyster Bay hamlet, East Norwich, Bayville, Locust Valley, Syosset and now Glen Head. Rotary Rides! is funded by the Oyster Bay Charitable Foundation that is funded by the Oyster Festival.


Nassau County Displays its New Optical Scanner Voting Machines

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00

This summer the Nassau County Board of Elections have been doing a “trunk show” at venues all over the area to show voters how the new optical scanner machines work. Nassau County is following the new guidelines of the Help Americans Vote Act that was passed by the federal government in October 2002 when then President George W. Bush signed it into law. The aim of the legislation was to improve and enhance voter access, prevent fraud, and modernize elections across the country. Each state was to set up its own system.


Oyster Festival Funds Rotary Rides! Project

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00

This year’s Oyster Festival kickoff was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 24 – again at the flagpole in Theodore Roosevelt Park. This year, Cindy Smith, president of ImageQuest Communications, promoter of the festival, and Rotary President Jim Fuccio announced Rotary will use the festival to fund their new program Rotary Rides!


OBEN Board Sets Tax Levy as State Finally Votes on the Budget

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00

The levy for the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District was set on Wednesday, Aug. 4. The amount needed to be collected from the taxpayers is $44,856,789. Although the state passed its budget, it has not finalized the amount the school will receive in aid.


African American Civil War Museum Honors OB Civil War Vet David Carll

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00

The African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C. is preparing to close its doors at its current location and presented its last civil war soldier - David Carll of Oyster Bay, on Aug. 7, 2010.


Business After Hours Brings Out Partnerships to Better Oyster Bay

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 13 August 2010 10:21

The Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce held their July 28 Business After Hours at the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum train yard. It was another of the hot muggy nights this season has been giving us, but it was a great night out for networking, as Chamber President Michele Browner observed. She thanked the OBRM for hosting the event which is at a different location each time, to give chamber members a chance to visit other venues in town. She also mentioned the Spend A Day In Oyster Bay! program which is available at the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Preview Center.


The Bayville Bridge Officially Renamed the Victoria Siegel Bridge

Written by Renee Doboy Friday, 13 August 2010 10:20

Victoria Siegel Discusses Her Term as Mayor

At her recent retirement party at the Crescent Beach Club, in Bayville, Mayor Victoria Siegel was presented with the distinction of having the Bayville Bridge named after her. Her reaction was understandably emotional. “It is a tremendous honor,” she said. Her face glowed with the memory. She indicated that there will be a sign posted by the bridge, with its new name, on August 31. After serving for 24 years as mayor, Ms. Siegel plans to remain an active private citizen. She is also considering remaining in government, or possibly starting a local retail business.


Town Votes to Set in Motion Plans to Renovate TR Park

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00

Resolution’s Wordage Includes Explanations and Says Discussions Are Ongoing

The Town of Oyster Bay adopted its resolution to press on with work for the restoration of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Firemen’s Field – [originally known as War Memorial Field when it was first given to the town for parking for the school district sports activities, the LIRR commuters and local shoppers,] at their July 27 town board meeting.


St. Rocco Festival Is a Family Fair That Pays Off for the Community

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 06 August 2010 00:00

St. Rocco’s Festival Returns to Fireman’s Field

The Italian-American Citizens Club of Oyster Bay is carrying on the tradition of giving started by their grandparents. The new family-oriented St. Rocco Festival follows in the path set by the Italian-American Mutual Aid Society in 1910 that raised funds to help fellow immigrants who were here without the support services of their families.


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