The boating season is getting started and there are great things happening on the bay. Wednesday night racing at Sagamore Yacht Club is open to all sailboats of Oyster Bay who register with Sagamore’s Race Committee. Racing starts each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. After the race, sailors gather at Sagamore Yacht Club to talk about the race and to enjoy some refreshments. There are different divisions for skippers of different experience levels. The first race is May 5 and they run into October.
John Sanfilippo, AP of East Moriches became Commander of the United States Power Squadrons District 3 when he recited the oath of office at the Sheraton Long Island on Saturday, 27 March. The United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club is the world’s largest nonprofit recreational boating fellowship and has been dedicated to safe boating through education since 1914.
Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup Day will again be a private-public project. On Saturday, April 24 the Town of Oyster Bay, the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association (NOBBA) and Friends of the Bay will, once again, join forces to sponsor the annual Oyster Bay Harbor Cleanup Day.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino announced on April 1, that working with the NYS Parks Department he has received a donation of over 200 golf clubs for Marines deployed in Afghanistan.
The faculty and administration of C.W. Post and the New York Institute (NYIT) will meet each in a basketball fundraiser to benefit Haiti on April 8. The game is a culmination of the C.W. Post student project Don’t Forget Haiti. The game takes place in C.W Post’s Pratt Center in Brookville.
On March 5, Jake Robinson joined the Oyster Bay High School band on the main stage of Carnegie Hall. Jake describes the evening on the world’s most famous stage in New York City as a “life changing experience that I will never forget.” Not even a week later, Jake found out that he had been selected for All-State honors for his athletic abilities.
ESPN 1050 radio has teamed with Melrose Credit Union to award a current high school senior MVP student-athlete with a $5000 college scholarship. This school year, five student-athletes were honored each month from nominations submitted to www.1050espn.com.
Sagamore Yacht Club celebrated the 2010 “Change of Watch” in February at a ceremony and dinner at the Yacht Club. New officers and board members were sworn in at the annual event.
Back by popular demand, “Swing Fore the Health of It”, collaboration between the American Cancer Society and Harbor Links Golf Course, will offer survivors the opportunity to get into the swing of golf after dealing with breast cancer. In its sixth year at Harbor Links Golf Course in Port Washington, “Swing Fore the Health of It” is a free, five-week program that provides the opportunity for novices and experienced golfers to become physically active through the game of golf.
Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay was a magnet for people who came to see friends and family take part in the annual UCPN Polar Bear Plunge on Sunday, March 7. The event is a benefit for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County.
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