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Local Communities Come Out to Support the Wessel Family

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

East Norwich Fire Department Organizes Fundraiser for Firefighter’s Recovery

East Norwich firefighters came to the aid of one of their own on Sunday, Aug. 2. “It’s just ‘Doing what we do best;’ it’s on our logo said Firefighter Tom Bradke, co-chair of the fundraiser for East Norwich firefighter Gary Wessel, who is now recovering at Mt. Sinai rehabilitation center from the effects of a brain aneurism suffered on June 11, 2009. Brian McEvoy was the other event co-chair.

Cruise Nights Offer Cars and Great Music That Fills the Air

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 07 August 2009 00:00

Tuesdays are Cruise Nights Where Cool Cars And Hot Music Meet on Audrey Avenue

There is something special about Cruise Nights in Oyster Bay. There is a feeling of being part of a big, friendly party. It’s like just a few hours of the Oyster Festival but with a smaller location. The friendly crowds are there, good music, something fun going on and there are great restaurants to try.

National Night Out, Cruise Night on Tuesday, August 3

Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

The Nassau County Police Department’s National Night Out and the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Classic Cruise Night will present an evening of community in Oyster Bay on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 5 to 10 p.m. on Audrey Avenue.

National Night Out is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relationships, promote family-friendly downtown areas, and enable residents to learn more about the police, community and civic organizations.

Over 200 classic cars will be on display courtesy of Classic Cruise Night. There will be live entertainment, free fingerprint kits for children and safety literature.

For further information you can contact the 2nd Precinct POP office at 573-6270.


Volunteers Pull Together to Remove Invasive Plant From Mill Pond

Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Effort to Remove Plant for Recreational Reasons, Safety Concerns and Ecological Importance

Volunteers gathered on Wednesday, July 8 at the Mill Pond in Oyster Bay and took to their canoes to remove a harmful invasive plant that is overtaking the waterway, according to The Nature Conservancy, Friends of the Bay, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The plant, water chestnut, is a concern to both people and nature. Over 35 cubic yards of water chestnut have been removed from Mill Pond in the last two years.


East Norwich Junior Firefighter 2nd Annual Scholarship Award

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00
The East Norwich Juniors awarded a scholarship to Oyster Bay High School senior Sara Kenn. The Annual Scholarship Award was started when one of the Juniors was awarded a scholarship and commented “We should do that”.

Rotary Induction for 2009-2010 Slate of Officers and Directors

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00
The Rotary Club of Oyster Bay, chartered in 1942, held its 67th Installation Night at the Swan Club on June 17. Rotary’s organizational plan prepares for a constant turn over of the presidency with the next generation always getting ready in the wings. This June, the outgoing president Larry Nathan passed on the gavel to James Werner with Jim Fuccio as the new president-elect.

East Norwich Fire Dept. Is Hosting Pancake Breakfast Benefit

Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00

Even to Take Place on Sunday, August 2

The East Norwich Volunteer Fire Company is holding a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday August 2, from 8 a.m. to noon, at East Norwich Fire Company Headquarters located at 900 Oyster Bay Road, East Norwich. It is a benefit to support East Norwich Firefighter Gary Wessel, who is recovering from a massive brain bleed stemming from an aneurism suffered on June 11, 2009.


Community Help Needed to Preserve the Octagon Hotel

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00

Town Working With OB Preservation Roundtable to Restore The Octagon Hotel

The support of the community is needed to help preserve the Octagon Hotel. Parts of the building are under threat of demolition and without the concerns of those who appreciate the importance of preserving the architectural integrity of the hamlet – its fate is challenged. Working together, the members of the Oyster Bay Preservation Roundtable (OBPR) that was formed over one year ago and consists of individuals, local and regional organizations, and property owners interested in preserving the history and historic buildings within the Hamlet of Oyster Bay things are looking up. The OBPR participants are working together to fund the cost of Mr. Donald Friedman’s plans, engineer with Old Structures, which are needed to proceed with the preservation and restoration of this significant historic building. There will be a special “Save the Octagon Hotel Fund” established to help defray the cost of the additional engineering plans needed to support this preservation effort.

The Ping Pong Car Has Arrived at the OBRM Train Yard in OB

Written by Bill Bell Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00
Wednesday morning, June 17, there was a lot of excitement in Oyster Bay! A ‘vintage’ LIRR passenger coach made its way from Marienville, PA, to Oyster Bay, arriving at approximately 8 a.m. It did not, however, travel by rail. The 64-foot car had been temporarily fitted with “boagies” for the trip. This is a rubber tire and axle assembly that allows the coach to be trailed behind a truck, across the roads of the Keystone State (see photo) to its final destination at the OBRM rail yard, where it will serve as a permanent exhibit.

Only in Oyster Bay: The Fourth of July

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00

A Very Personal Independence Day Celebration

Dan Walker said it. “You don’t get it any better: the Fourth of July with Jim Foote, the Rough Riders, the Commander of the USS TR, all in one place, Oyster Bay,” he said. Mr. Walker could have added to the list his brother Stephen Walker who this year added new musical selections that enhanced the celebration of American Independence.

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