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Editorial: ‘There is a Lot of Synergy Going On in Oyster Bay!’

It was another wonderful weekend in Oyster Bay.

We just loved seeing the beginnings of the Ida May and can’t wait to see it finished this spring. We guess you could call it a Christmas present to the community.

It will take funding – you know how that goes - although no one mentioned it at the Ida May keel laying. The only mention was that they will be doing fundraisers.

This is really a great project and one that will benefit the entire community.

While we are mentioning that – we also visited the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum. It is truly a family magnet – there were children and parents enjoying the train show. We mentioned that the children were having a great time and OBRM President John Specce said, “Children of all ages.” That was true.

They are also in the fundraising mode.

Add to that Friends of the Bay who work to keep the oysters in Oyster Bay – and they are in the fundraising mode too. Add to that Raynham Hall Museum that is in need of funds for their restoration of the house.

Another great group is the Oyster Bay Historical Society that is working to complete their Koenig Center. They are holding monthly events of great fun and interest to the community. By now you know we are going to add, “They are in fundraising mode.”

But let us quote Patricia Aitken, executive director of Friends of the Bay when she said at the Ida May Project event, “There is a lot of synergy going on in Oyster bay!”

That is really true. There are a great many projects that need your financial attention – but how great to see so much wonderful work being done locally. This is truly a great community and we know the response to these worthwhile causes will be great.

If you are looking for a good way to invest in the community – take you pick and name your price. These are all groups that make life in Oyster Bay better, more wonderful and an enriching educational experience.        

 - DFK