Congratulations to 49-year-old Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay for her award winning performance in the 18th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run, held in Eisenhower Park on Thursday evening, June 11.
At the All County Awards dinner on Wednesday, June 17 at the Marriott in Hempstead, Coach Ron Scudder was presented with the “JV Coach of the Year” award. Coach Scudder’s Oyster Bay High School Junior Varsity Baseball team enjoyed a stellar season with a record of 17-1.
On Saturday, June 13, the New York State Southeast Regional Champion baseball team from Oyster Bay faced off against the Wildcats of Maple Hill, New York in round one of the New York State final four championship. Before the game began it was announced that Joe Carbone was chosen by the coaches to be honored with the sportsmanship award.
On Saturday, June 6 the Oyster Bay High School Lady Baymen Softball Team completed a two game sweep of East Rockaway to clinch the Nassau County Class ‘C’ Championship.
In game one the Lady Baymen roared out of the gate to an 11 to 5 victory. The Rocks of East Rockaway were not going to go quietly, however. They showed up for game two with plenty of fight and were able to score first and hold the one run lead for most of the game.
Monday, June 22 is the date for the first annual Oyster Bay Baseball Golf Outing at the Mill River Club, 103 Mill River Road. The day starts at 10:30 a.m. with breakfast and an opportunity to practice on the driving range. The Shotgun Start is at noon with a barbecue lunch and beverages.
Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., when the prizes and raffle will be announced.
The Oyster Bay Power Squadron (OBPS) will be teaching a one-day Safe Boating Course on Saturday, June 27 at the TOB Ice Rink, 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage. It is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in duration so it’s not suitable for children under 14 years of age. The rink is near Exit 9, Route 135.
Pre-registration will be conducted on June 13 at the Ice Rink and June 20 at the Sagamore Yacht Club, in Oyster Bay, from 9 a.m. to noon. This will allow the students to study the material in advance of the class, which will be helpful due to the volume of material to be covered. The fee is $75 - payable at registration, and includes course materials. Further class location info will be available if needed.
The transportation plan, from June 15-21, for the 2009 U.S. Open Championship at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course is designed to provide a satellite parking system, while minimizing traffic congestion on the local roads surrounding Bethpage State Park. Traffic representatives from New York State, the Village of Farmingdale, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Nassau County, Suffolk County and the local townships have been involved in the planning process with the USGA for the past two years.
The WaterFront Center will host its ninth annual free Bay Day event on Sunday, June 7, at Beekman Beach in Oyster Bay between 11 a. m. and 4 p.m. “The WaterFront Center is pleased to offer Bay Day as a fun way to further connect people to the environment and to the wonderful waterfront resources that exist in their community” said Gaye Verdi, executive director of the WaterFront Center.
A day at the beach, live music, tall ships, sails on the Christeen and smaller boats, kayak trials, the Blessing of the Fleet and Anything That Floats Race, henna tattoos, photo booth, crabcakes—all this and more spell Bay Day! “And, it is all free,” adds Ms. Verdi.
During the summer months, a constant string of teenagers come aboard the Brilliant in groups of nine for either five- or 10-day voyages, and work together under the guidance of the professional crew to safely sail hundreds of miles and learn traditional seamanship skills.
Gunnar Esiason, a senior at Friends Academy, received one of New York State high school football’s highest honors: the 2008 12th Man Award. The New York State High School Football Coaches Association awards the honor annually to “a football player who overcame a serious physical injury or disability to contribute to the success of his team during the season.”
The Association chose Mr. Esiason from all of the state’s regional 12th-Man honorees as one of two 2008 overall co-winners in the state. He accepted the award at a dinner in Verona, in February.
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