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HPS Network Concert With a Cause

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00
The HPS Network held their 8th Annual Benefit Concert at the Oyster Bay High School Performing Arts Center twice this season. The first was held Friday evening on Dec. 4, followed by a Sunday concert at 3 p.m. After the Sunday concert JoAnn Criblez and her brother John DiGennaro of the group J, performed at the Derby-Hall Bandstand for the Holidays in Oyster Bay program.
 

A Different Leader Chosen in Trying Times

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00

Mangano Supporters Seek ‘A New Beginning’ at Inauguration

Heralded as the salt of the earth, honored as David victorious over Goliath, and lauded as an honest working man, proud to have been a janitor who put himself through law school, Edward P. Mangano was sworn in as Nassau County Executive on New Year’s Day to a crowd of supporters and a stage full of dignitaries who called for this very different county leader to embody the start of a new era for Nassau.
 

Almost There But Not Quite: Building Starts, Funds Needed

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00
Marie Claire Pittis asked Oyster Bay Historical Society Director Thomas Kuehhas, “Did you ever think you’d see this day? You’ve been working toward this for about 10 years, practically since you first came here.” She was talking about the groundbreaking for the Angela P. Koenig Research and Collections Center on Tuesday, Dec. 15, held in the colonial garden of the Earle-Wightman House at 20 Summit Street.
 

Legislators Join Together and Repeal Home Energy Tax

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 01 January 2010 00:00
Despite narrowly passing a 2.5 percent home energy tax earlier this year, the Nassau County legislature last week voted 13-5 in favor of repealing it. During a meeting Dec. 21, the 19-member legislature voted 13-5 in favor of the eliminating the tax; Republican Nassau County Executive-elect Edward Mangano, who currently represents the 17th District, was not present for the meeting and therefore did not vote.
 

Holiday Luncheon and Fashion Show Attracts a Great Crowd of Shoppers

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00

Ray Negron Surprise Guest at Boys and Girls Club of OB-EN Holiday Luncheon

Ladies dressed for the Holiday Luncheon and Fashion Show to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich arrived early to take advantage of the opportunity to shop at the holiday boutiques before sitting down to lunch at The Metropolitan on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
 

The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Presents Annual Holiday Express

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 25 December 2009 00:00
The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Holiday Express made the hamlet a little more festive this season. They sponsored the free horse and carriage rides on Sunday, Dec. 6 and welcomed visitors at their Preview Center at 102 Audrey Avenue on several holiday weekends.
 

Groundbreaking for OBHS Site to Preserve the Past

Written by D. F. Karppi Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

Angela P. Koenig Research and Collections Center Comes Closer to Reality

“At long last, the Oyster Bay Historical Society is ready to break ground on the ‘Angela P. Koenig Research and Collections Center’,” said OBHS Director Thomas Kuehhas. The event was scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at the Earle-Wightman House, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay. The invitation said, “Bring your hard hats and shovels!”
 

Holidays in Oyster Bay 2009 Dazzles the Hamlet

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00
A collaborative effort between Oyster Bay’s Chamber of Commerce, the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum, and the Oyster Bay Civic Association pulled off a great “Holidays in Oyster Bay 2009.” The big day for the celebration was Sunday, Dec. 6.
 

Chase Edwards Gallery Featured Oyster Bay Artist Gregory Reid

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

Saturday, December 12, New Show, Old World Meets New World Artist’s Reception

Chase Edwards Gallery is featuring Old World Meets New World on Saturday, Dec. 12 with an artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. It showcases the work of renowned artists Patricia Watwood and John Morra, who join the “Teaching Studios” instuctor Robert Zeller/owner, Bennett Vadnais and Kristin Kunc, as they bring viewers an exhibition of Old World Meets New World in the new art movement of realism and the way it is viewed today.
 

CSAC Holiday Sharing Program Phase One Done, Phase Two Begun

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00
This year the cardboard boxes set up in the parish hall of the First Presbyterian Church, ready for the annual Holiday Sharing program, were not overflowing, as has been the practice over the past 25 years. The foodstuffs are items donated by the public; but this year, the donations were down, said Carol Daub, who co-chairs the annual Interreligious and Human Needs Council’s Holiday Sharing Program run by their Community Social Action Committee (CSAC) with her husband Randy.
 

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