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Oyster Fest 26 Goes High Tech October 17 and 18: Fun Returns

Written by D. F. Karppi Friday, 28 August 2009 00:00

The Western Waterfront Goes Western!

Here it comes again! The largest waterfront festival on the East Coast – with over 200,000 visitors: the 26th annual Oyster Festival to be held Oct. 17 and 18 is using the tools of the Internet – Twitter and Facebook. The fun was announced at a sneak-peek press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 25.


Town Waiting to Hear From Groups on Creating a New Field at TR Park

Written by D.F. Karppi Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00
Bob Santos of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Athletic Association has been spearheading the search for fields needed for the many local children involved in sports. Today, added to the old standbys of football, softball and soccer, lacrosse has been added. Today, girls get the same athletic opportunities as boys – including scholarships. Additionally some sports run for more than one season, adding to the need for fields which has expanded over the years.

Work on Octagon Hotel Restoration Begins

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00
Things are looking up for the Octagon Hotel – both literally and figuratively. Lou Baldino, architect for the Octagon House restoration, said he and the owner have found and hired a shoring company to brace up the whole building. “There is a lot of work going on at the first floor. The Oyster Bay Main Street Association hired an outside engineer and we are trying to implement that plan. Hopefully it will succeed. If not, we will look to replace the foundation; now we are trying to preserve it. The chances are we can re-build the building. I’m there two to three times a day. I’m the Clerk of the Works as well as the designer of the project. It will be the centerpiece of the hamlet. It will be a great anchor for the town,” he said.

FEMA: New Flood Plain Zone Maps Offer Grandfathering

Written by Gregory Druhak Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00
New Nassau County flood plain maps are coming out in September. On Thursday July 23, a meeting sponsored by Nassau County Legislator Diane Yatauro’s office along with the Village of Bayville was held at the community center on Bayville Avenue. Though sparsely attended by about a dozen residents, it was an important last-chance effort to get the word out about the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) flood plain map changes that become effective September 11, 2009.

New Reflective Signs Make East Norwich Street Smart

Written by Dagmar Fors Karppi Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00
The unincorporated village of East Norwich has new decorative street signs along its roads, lanes and coves. They are the result of the leadership of the East Norwich Civic Association and their partnership with Legislator Judy Jacobs and the Town of Oyster Bay.

East Norwich Civic Association President Matthew Meng said, “This is an example of good government working for the people for all the right reasons.”


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”.

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