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Sun Comes Out for OBHS Class of 2009

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 03 July 2009 00:00

Having a Reputation Paid Off for Students Who Matched Hard Work and Play

It was another beautiful graduation in Oyster Bay on Sunday, June 28, 2009. The sun came out last weekend after hiding for most of the month. Friends and families had moved chairs under the shade of the tall trees on the lawn in what can be called an Oyster Bay tradition. When the strains of Pomp and Circumstance began, the students in their purple and gold robes began their march out of the school, down to East Main Street and up the walkway to the terrace in front of the school. Proud parents and friends took photos of their graduates as they marched up the aisle.
 

Town Listens to Discussion to Solve Day Laborer Issues

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 03 July 2009 00:00
The Oyster Bay Town Board put itself on the line as it put up a resolution on the May 26 meeting agenda to prohibit street side solicitation. The resolution was aimed at solving the long existing problem of day laborers hoping to be picked up for work as they stand on street corners along Forest Avenue in Locust Valley in the numbered streets located near the City of Glen Cove.
 

The WaterFront Center Log for 2009-2010 Is Available

Written by D.F. Karppi Tuesday, 23 June 2009 16:27

New Director Dave Waldo and Work on the Ida May Make the Future Bright

The WaterFront Center for Marine Education and Recreation has just published its 2009-2010 Log. It includes a farewell to Gaye Verdi who has been their executive director for four and a half years. It states, “With calm and understated authority, she always put issues in perspective and did careful homework before reaching a conclusion. These attributes gained her the respect of the staff and board.”
 

WWII Veterans Honored June 6 at OBHS D-Day Canteen Dance

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Tuesday, 23 June 2009 16:24

The 65th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944 Commemoration Event Series

The Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Canteen Dance held at the East Woods School on June 6, seems to have struck a chord with a great many people. The community responded to the event, chaired by Francis Leone, with great enthusiasm. They must have somehow known the music was going to be wonderful and when the moment came to get onto the dance floor, there was no hesitating. Their feet were made for dancing!

 

Roundtable Discussion Followed By WWII Exhibit Opening June 28

Written by D.F. Karppi Tuesday, 16 June 2009 14:47

Veterans of WWII will be participating in a roundtable discussion of their war experiences on Sunday, June 28, at 2 p.m. in the Oyster Bay Community Center. It is the second event sponsored by the Oyster Bay Historical Society commemorating the 65th Anniversary of D-Day, June , 1944. It was the battle that carried the allied forces across the English Channel to land on French shores in the fight that was to end WWII.

 

Hamlet Streetscape Filled With Music, Bikes, Fountains and Fun

Written by D. F. Karppi Tuesday, 16 June 2009 14:44

Oyster Bay Hamlet Makes Tuesdays and Thursdays a Destination Magnet

The hamlet of Oyster Bay is getting some streetscape improvements. “An old-fashioned high wheel bike will be diplayed at Buckingham’s Variety store. I actually found it online but bought it through the Visentin Bike Shop on Pine Hollow Road. I wanted to keep it local,” said Walter Imperatore of Renaissance Properties. “I ordered it and picked it up on Wednesday, June 10, and put it in Buckingham’s. It will be displayed outside on Audrey Avenue.”

 

OBEN District AA2 Bond Rating Saves $45,000 on Refinancing

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 12 June 2009 07:43

Moody’s Raises OBEN District’s Bond Rating

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District Board meeting on June 2 opened to good news: an award for board member Keith Kowalski as Inventor of the Year; and a new bond rating for the district.

Superintendent of Business Christopher Van Cott reported that Moody’s has upgraded the district’s bond rating from AA3 to AA2. The result is the district was able to save $45,000 on refinancing. The reason he said is that over the last six to seven years the district has maintained fund reserves, an action looked on with favor by Moody’s.

 

Summer Solstice Celebration at Sagamore Yacht Club

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 12 June 2009 07:40

Meet Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Director of Development Bill Bell

Come celebrate the summer solstice at the third annual Summer Solstice Celebration hosted by the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum at the Sagamore Yacht Club on June 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $50. Don’t miss the champagne toast at sunset looking over the harbor of Oyster Bay.

The evening is also a great time to meet their recently appointed Director of Development William R. Bell. Like everyone involved in the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum – he too was born a rail fan.

 

Canteen Dance on Saturday, June 6 Begins Oyster Bay Goes to War Exhibit

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Tuesday, 02 June 2009 09:21
Members of the “Oyster Bay Goes to War” Canteen-Dance Committee were spreading the news about the gala at the Monday, May 25 Memorial Day Parade. A poster for the event was in the front window of Wild Honey and a table display was set up in their front courtyard area. Dance Committee members Stefanie Leone, Yvonne Ciferelli, and Frank Leone were there, as was Hal Johnson.

Fran Leone, Canteen-Dance chair, returned from visiting the Atlantic Steamer Firehouse to give out information about the canteen dance. They are hoping for a big turnout for the event which is a part of the new exhibit at the Oyster Bay Historical Society dedicated to Oyster Bay war veterans. “I think it’s a good cause – to celebrate our veterans. They gave a lot for us. They put their necks out for us,” said Ms. Leone. “The East Woods School has donated the use of their gymnasium for the cause.”

 

Joint Civic Associations Working Together

Written by D. F. Karppi Tuesday, 02 June 2009 09:18
The Second Annual Joint Civic Association gala was held at the Pine Hollow Country Club on Friday, May 29. Just as the first gala of the East Norwich Civic Association and the Oyster Bay Civic Association, the event was a great success.

This year Oyster Bay Civic Association President Bill Von Novak presented the first scholarship for the Joint Civics to Sara Kenn, the daughter of Mary and Norman Kenn. She is the class of 2009 Salutatorian and is going to Binghamton College. Mr. Von Novak made the presentation to the Oyster Bay High School senior at an awards night on May 28, in the Performing Arts Center. Funding for the scholarship was raised at the first Joint Civic gala last year.

 

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