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Serving Bayville, the Brookvilles, Centre Island, Cold Spring Harbor, Cove Neck, East Norwich, Lattingtown, Laurel Hollow, Locust Valley, Matinecock, Mill Neck, Muttontown, Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove, Syosset and Woodbury

EN Civic Association now agrees:

Don’t landmark historic church during dispute AMY RYAN




18, 1901. However, Kathy Nastri of East Norwich, who serves as Chair of After pushing for landmark the church’s Board of Trustees, instatus for the Community United sisted the timing wasn’t right for Methodist Church its designation. in East Norwich at The church is Oyster Bay Town currently involved Hall on July 27th, in a legal case the East Norwich against the Town Civic Association of Oyster Bay over has withdrawn the the installation of application. cell antennas in its In a letter to the steeple. The Town’s Town of Oyster Bay Building and Zoning Landmarks PreserCommission denied vation Commission, the antenna applicaENCA President tion and now VeriMatthew Meng said zon and the church he met with memare challenging the bers of the church Town’s decision. Photo by David J. Criblez who made it clear When asked why that they don’t want The Community United the East Norwich “to pursue landmark Methodist Church. Civic Association status at this time.” changed its mind, At the July 27th hearing Meng Meng noted that it was for two recounted the history of the 111 reasons. “First, the church is not year-old church noting how Theo- prepared to go forward with the dore Roosevelt, while Vice Presi- application right now. They are dent, laid its cornerstone on May (Continued on page 5) by David J. Criblez

Photo by David J. Criblez

Oyster Bay High School was the setting on August 13th-16th for a new Drake Doremus film.

Director gives Oyster Bay star turn in new feature by David J. Criblez

Award-winning director Drake Doremus began shooting his fourth feature film at Oyster Bay High School on Saturday, August 13th. The shoot, which lasted until Tuesday, August 16th, featured scenes being filmed in the OBHS hallways for the currently untitled family drama. The film, written by Dore-

mus & Ben York Jones, will star Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan. The story centers on a high school teacher (Pearce) who is tempted to cheat on his wife (Ryan) with one of his students (Jones) in Westchester. The tagline reads: “A film about love, fidelity, marriage and music.” Doremus is coming off winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for

his third film, “Like Crazy,” a romantic drama that will be released this fall. His other films include “Spooner” (2009) and “Douchebag” (2010). The new untitled film will wrap in one month and is produced by Steven M. Rales, Mark Roybal, Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling with original music by Dustin O’Halloran and cinematography by John Guleserian. It is set to be released in 2012.

Have a ball, but... just don’t show up event is being put together by the Oyster Bay Historic Preservation Roundtable (OBHPR) A unique fundraiser is in order to raise funds currently being presented for emergency repairs to the Oyster Bay commuto “Hillside,” the former nity through the mail and Trousdell House, located in their imagination. The at 198 East Main Street “Shadow Ball” is set to take ‘Hillside’ next to Oyster Bay High place “on April 35th in the School. Ballroom of the Oyster Bay house. Earlier this year the Opera House, 15000 Cove North Shore Land AlliRoad, entrance via the ance (NSLA) closed on Oyster Bay to Rye Bridge,” accord- the 2-acre property, which holds ing to the invitation. This virtual (Continued on page 5) by David J. Criblez

Virtual party to benefit

Swimmers go the distance for aneurysm center Brain aneurysm survivor Joan Imhof of Bayville swam with her granddaughters Madison Callinan, 11, (right) and Jackie Callinan, 9, (left) at the “Hope Floats” swim at Oyster Bay Cove Beach on Saturday, August 13th.

by David J. Criblez

Bayville resident Joan Imhof suffered from a brain aneurysm several years ago and luckily she survived making a full recovery. As a way to give back to the organization that helped her she chairs an annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness swim fundraiser called “Hope Floats.” This year the event was held at Oyster Bay Cove Beach on Saturday, August 13th

with proceeds going toward the Brain Aneurysm Center at North Shore University-LIJ in Manhasset, which treats 200 patients a year. Dr. David J. Chalif, Chief of Neurovascular Neurosurgery at North Shore Hospital in Manhasset, was on hand at the event to see his successful patients off at the swim. “One third of people who rupture a brain aneurysm will die instantly. It’s a very dangerous thing,” he said. “An aneurysm can

come out of nowhere or it might be brought on by high blood pressure, smoking or kidney disease.” Imhof ruptured the most common kind of aneurysm – an anterior communicating artery aneurysm. Dr. Chalif treated her with coils, which is similar to having a stent put in your heart. “It wasn’t easy but she made a beautiful recovery,” said Dr. Chalif. Kim Winslow of Oyster Bay suffered her first aneurysm in No(Continued on page 5)

Photo by David J. Criblez

Tragic teen’s friends raise scholarship funds by David J. Criblez

Friends and family of the late Isabella Grasso gathered at the Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove on Saturday, August 13th to remember the 17 year-old from Lattingtown who died in a tragic car accident on Old Tappan Road in January. The occasion was a luncheon fundraiser put together by Maryann’s Dance Studio of Locust Valley to raise funds for an annual scholarship in her name. “Isabella was a beautiful dancer and a beautiful person. She’d walk Photo by David J. Criblez into the studio and light up the room. She had great energy,” said (From left) Caitlyn Rapelje, Jaime Jaget and Lindsey Ciardullo with Linda Caitlyn Rapelje, 25, of Bayville, Grasso at the Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove on August 13th. owner of Maryann’s Dance Studio. “We all wanted to do something in four times a week. Rapelje taught also has danced at Maryann’s for 15 her honor because we loved her so her for many years as well as being years, came up with the idea of a a close friend. “We’re all a family scholarship with help from Lindsey much.” Isabella danced at Maryann’s for because we spend so much time to- Ciardullo, 17, of Locust Valley. “Isabella was the most genuine person 15 years and was heavily involved gether,” she said. Jaime Jaget, 17, of Bayville, who that I’ve ever known,” she said. “I with the program attending classes

wanted to create something positive out of something so negative.” From now on at the end of each school year Maryann’s Dance Studio will give out a scholarship to a graduating senior who best exemplifies “all of the things that Isabella was.” One hundred and fifteen people showed up at the Nassau Country Club to purchase tickets for the event as well as tickets for a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction. Everyone shared memories of Isabella and it was evident that the experience of losing her has made them all closer. Isabella’s mother Linda Grasso was amazed at what the girls from Maryann’s Dance Studio had accomplished on her daughter’s behalf. “We are so grateful for all of them,” she said. “Caitlyn has gone above and beyond. Not only did they all suffer the loss of Isabella but Caitlyn was a grief counselor for 350 girls at the studio. They all supported each other.” (Continued on page 5)

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Battling cancer one stroke at a time By David J. Criblez

Nearly 200 swimmers dove into Long Island Sound and swam to Morgan Park Beach in Glen Cove to battle cancer at the 11th annual Swim Across America “Sound to the Cove” Swim fundraiser on August 13th. The swim was set all various levels from the 1/2 mile swim to the 1 mile swim to the 5K swim to the 10K swim from Larchmont across Long Island Sound. Swimmers were guided and watched over by over 60 kayakers, harbor patrols boats and lifeguards in the water throughout the swim. The funds raised at the event went to benefit the Miracle Foundation Pavilion at Mercy Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Fighting Chance in Sag Harbor and the Feinstein Institute at North Shore-LIJ. “This whole event is focused on volunteers getting together to raise funds to kill cancer and we think we can,” said Gerry Oakes, Vice President and Director of Swim Across America and Chair of the SAA-Nassau/ Suffolk Committee. Oakes, who lost both his parents to cancer, works with Pam Danbusky to put together the “Sound to Cove” Swim. Over the past 10 years, the event has raised over $4 million and they hoped significantly increase that number this year. TEAM HOPE Mike Ford of Port Washington heads up “Team Hope,” which featured 58 people and has been in existence for the past eight years. They collectively

Event Chair Gerry Oakes (left) shakes hands with Bob Foschi of Glen Head (right) as they exit the water.

Photos by David J. Criblez

Team Stacey: (from left) Jessica Foschi, Pamela Danbusky – Executive Committee, Stacey’s brother Tony Leondis, Stacey’s mom Ellen Leondis and Michelle Rea. Team Hope: (From left, back row) Al DePhillips, Mike Ford and Keira Ford. (From left, front row) A.J. and Michaela DePhillips. Cousins Caroline O’Connor, 13, Manhasset and Carlin Sheridan, 15, New York City slap each other a hi-five. raised over a 1/2 million dollars in the last 7 years and were confident they’d take in $75,000 for this year alone. “On Team Hope we are a family and this swim is a family effort,” said Ford, who gets help from his daughter Keira. He used to just be a swimmer but once all three of his good friends got struck with cancer he felt he needed to do more so he started Team Hope. “There’s something special about going out into the water and swimming all together,” said Keira.

TEAM STACEY Ellen Leondis of Garden City led her very personal group called “Team Stacey” named after her daughter who died three years ago from osteosarcoma that developed into leukemia. “Stacey was truly an amazing person,” said Ellen fighting back tears. “She was heading to medical school. She was a real go-getter who loved people. People were just drawn to her. She was magnetic.” As a tribute to Stacey, the team of 47 people strong raised over $70,000. “It’s

wonderful because it’s for Stacey and we all honor her memory but it very difficult because she’s not with us,” said Ellen. “She wanted to do a lot of work for cancer research. In fact she started her own foundation when she was first diagnosed. Now we do it for her. ” TEAM FEINSTEIN Graduates from the old Chaminade swim team were called in by their old coach Angelo Pellicone to join Team Feinstein at the “Sound to Cove” Swim. The 25 members were on the

lookout for any dolphins that were recently sighted in local waters. Liam Carey, 22, of Long Beach, said, “One of my friend’s mom got diagnosed with cancer. We got all the Chaminade guys together to rally for the cause,” he said. “It was a fun time.” Joining Carey were fellow Chaminade grads Robert Frawley, 23, of Syosset, Mike Pepi, 25, of Huntington and his brother Kevin Carey, 24, of Long Beach. FAMILY REUNION For Charlie Murphy, 56,

of Bernardsville, New Jersey the “Sound to Cove” Swim is a family reunion. For the last seven years his family members and network of friends from Garden City have participated in the event. Swimming in honor of his late mother Eileen, Murphy enjoyed the water conditions and the camaraderie. “This is as good as it gets – the water was flat, warm and best of all - no jellyfish,” he said with a wide grin. “Plus I’m with all my people. It’s like coming home.”

Who is this guy? By David J. Criblez

Do you know this man? Look close…something is missing from the picture to the right. Yes – that’s a beardless Tom Hogan, Locust Valley Middle School Principal. Beware this new look might confuse students on the first day of school. When asked where his trademark facial hair went, Hogan said, “My 8 year-old daughter Claire asked me to shave it off. She walked up to me with a pair of scissors and said, ‘I want to cut your beard.’ She was just curious. Now my son wants me to grow it back.” Hogan had his beard for 20 years making it almost as famous as the beards worn

Photo by David J. Criblez

Tom Hogan by Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top. In fact, his wife of 15 years had never seen him without it. “She thinks I’m another man,” he joked. “I can go anywhere and no one recognizes me. People scowl wondering if that’s me but they are afraid to say something.” The question is: how does it feel to be facially bald? “It’s nice,” he admitted, “but it’s very weird.”


Photo by Shirley Reed

Photographer Shirley Reed of East Norwich is currently showing her work in her first public display entitled, “Sueno” (dream) at the Oyster Bay-Easy Norwich Public Library during the month of August. “I want people to feel as if they can walk into my photos,” said Reed, who still uses film. “I take a long time before I snap a photo. I wait until the light is just right.” (Picture above) Shirley Reed’s “Peaceful Paola” featuring Beekman Beach overlooking Oyster Bay Harbor towards the end of summer.

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Falcon Pride holds Fred Smith Scholarship Fund Golf Outing By David J. Criblez

Locust Valley High School’s Falcon Pride Athletic Booster Club held its annual Fred Smith Scholarship Fund Golf Outing at the Muttontown Country Club on Monday, August 8th. Alumni, faculty and local residents gathered to raise funds for an athletic scholarship for a graduating LVHS senior for the Class of 2012. “We had a terrific turnout of 21 foursomes and some women’s golfers. The weather held out and we got a full day of golf in,” said Event Chair Ed Tini. “A portion of the proceeds will go toward a Community Service Scholarship

in the name of the late Ed Minicozzi, Sr. Next year we are going to expand the scope of this event by adding a women’s athletic scholarship as well.” The Fred Smith Scholarship will go to a high achieving senior who played two varsity sports. The Ed Minicozzi Sr. Community Service Scholarship will go to someone who gives back to the community like Mr. Minicozzi did. Funds were raised through tickets to the event plus a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction and a 46” flatscreen TV raffle. Fred Smith coached football at LVHS for 30 years from 1969-99 capturing multiple championships making him one of the most successful coaches in Nassau County’s

history. Today Coach Smith is retired in Wilmington, North Carolina where he plays golf every day. He still tries to catch at least one Falcon home game every year. “I appreciate all Falcon Pride has done naming the football field and scholarship after me,” he said. “It’s nice to see a student get some meaningful amount of money and Falcon Pride works hard to make that happen,” he said. “I enjoy coming to this event and seeing all my old players. It’s wonderful to see them all grown-up.” Golf results of the day were: Men’s Low Gross: Frank Franceschina, Women’s Low Gross: Carol Lehman, Men’s Low Net Team: Ed Minicozzi, Jr., Pete Gioia, John

Photo by David J. Criblez

(From left) Event Chair Ed Tini, Coach Fred Smith, Falcon Pride President Cathy Rapelje and Falcon Pride Vice President Steve Minicozzi at the Fred Smith Scholarship Fund Golf Outing at the Muttontown Country Club on Monday, August 8th. Doyle and Rich Sumcizk, Women’s Low Net Team: Carol Lehman, Nikki Demos, Cookie Tini and Buffy Paladino, Longest Drive: Tom Nev-

ille and Jen Terrell, Closest-tothe-Pin: Elaine Sumcizk and Most Accurate Drive: John Kinta and Nancy Tarantino.

Historic fireboat to appear at Oyster Festival Retired FDNY fireboat John J. Harvey

Photo by David J. Criblez

The B-52’s partied at Eisenhower Park on Saturday, August 6th in the rain.

The B-52’s rock Nassau in the rain By David J. Criblez

Leave it to the B-52’s to turn a rainy night into a massive party as thousands gathered at Eisenhower Park on Saturday, August 6th to bring back the days of ‘80s new wave. In the heyday of WLIR, the B-52’s ruled the radio airwaves and developed their own cult of fans. Those followers were out in full-force and they were ready to dance. The B-52’s are unlike any other band. They are quirky and weird but most importantly they bring the fun. When they took the stage to the sounds of opener “Pump,” singers Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson bopped about to get the crowd going. “Hey Long Island,” shouted Pierson. “Let’s go to Idaho!” The band launched into their hit “Private Idaho” with singer Fred Schneider peppering in his unique twang and oddball behavior. Once things got heated up, Schneider addressed the crowd. “From East Meadow

to Mesopotamia, let’s do it,” he said as the B-52’s whipped up oldie “Mesopotamia.” Keeping it zany, Schneider announced, “Join us on our never-ending search for the G-spot!” The song was “Ultraviolet” and the crowd ate it up. After renditions of “Dancing Now” and “Give Me Back My Man,” the band went into the title track to their latest album, Funplex. While their vibe and sound were sharp, their rendition of one of their best tunes, “Whammy Kiss” fell flat mostly because Schneider didn’t deliver the vocal with enough bite. “This song is about dancing in the rain,” said Pierson introducing “Deadbeat Club,” which was followed up by “Roam” filled with rich melodies. But perhaps the most nostalgic song was “Party Out of Bounds,” which was a staple on WLIR played by DJs like Larry the Duck and Malibu Sue. The party crashers anthem brought the energy up. The B-52’s chose to showcase newer material

like “Love in the Year 3000” and “Hot Corner” over old favs like “Strobe Light,” “Quiche Lorraine,” “Song for a Future Generation” and “Legal Tender.” This was a mistake as the crowd craved the classics and the more recent tunes aren’t of the same quality. The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the crowd who celebrated during showcloser “Love Shack.” During the encore Pierson delivered an insane vocal performance on “Planet Claire” that was done without any special effects making the song the best of the evening. Perhaps the most underrated member of the band is guitarist Keith Strickland whose surf guitar chords provide the B-52’s signature sound. This was most prevalent during the final song of the night, “Rock Lobster,” which caused everyone to explode into a dancing frenzy while the B-52’s manic humor served as the potion. “There’s nothing like a party in the rain,” said Pierson. “Thanks for sticking it out with us!”

The 28th annual Oyster Festival, the East Coast’s largest waterfront festival, has announced the participation of the historic fireboat John J. Harvey at the 2011 Festival on October 15th and 16th. Built in 1931 in Brooklyn, John J. Harvey is 130’ long and one of the most powerful fireboats ever in service. She is powered by five 600 hp diesels turning generators coupled to two propulsion motors, and has capacity to pump 18,000 gallons of water a minute. Although retired by the New York City Fire Department in 1994, the John J. Harvey was pressed into service on 9/11. Alongside FDNY fireboats Firefighter and John D. McKean, she pumped water at the disaster site for 80 hours, until water mains were restored. The Oyster Festival offers a fun mixture of new activities and old favorites for the

entire family. Originally a hometown parade honoring Theodore Roosevelt, it has evolved into the largest outdoor festival on Long Island under the auspices of the Oyster Bay Rotary. Every year, more than 200,000 visitors flock to an Indian-summer weekend on the waterfront in downtown Oyster Bay – drawn by live entertainment, Tall Ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. The Food Court, where volunteer chefs and culinary pros work side by side, serves dozens of unique oyster, clam and other seafood concoctions along with traditional festival fare. The Oyster Festival is a project of the Oyster Bay Chapter of Rotary Club International for the benefit of local not-for-profits. For more information, visit:

Preparing Pearls Oyster Bay artist Jerelyn Hanrahan of Atelier Studio/ Fine Arts is shown, left, sanding down small pearls for her upcoming public art project, “Graduated Pearls” on John Lancia’s property in Muttontown on August 12th. Nick Pereira of Locust Valley has helped Hanrahan do the pouring for the pearl molds while Lancia is assisting her with the finishing work. The 40-foot string of pearls will be temporarily installed in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. She is currently seeking financial support from local businesses to cover the insurance for the piece. So far, only Nobman’s Hardware and Oakcliff Sailing have rose to the occasion. Call (516) 2050907 to contribute.

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ong Island is due for at least an indirect hit by a hurricane, and the prime time for one is just a few weeks away. The Island feels the effects of a major ocean-borne storm nearly every three years. The last occurrence was in 2008, when tropical storm Hanna brushed New York City and Long Island. Last September we dodged a bullet when Hurricane Earl took a turn to the northeast, leaving us with beautiful beach days instead of disastrous storm damage, and it’s just that kind of a near-miss that leads residents to become complacent and fail to plan for the day when the destruction will come. And it has come. Since 1856, Long Island has been hit by 12 hurricanes, six rated as Category 1, one Category 2 and five Category 3’s — major hurricanes with devastating damage — according to the GeoGraphics Laboratory at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. The worst storm to ever hit this area was one called the Long Island Express, in September 1938. It was responsible for some 700 deaths and the destruction of 4,500 homes. The millions of dollars in damage the storm left in its wake would be many billions today. The Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944, Hurricanes Carol and Edna in 1954, Donna in 1960, Gloria in 1985 and Bob in 1991 have all wreaked havoc on Long Island. The most likely time for a storm to approach us? According to the experts’ statistics, it’s between Sept. 14 and 20. And although the GeoGraphics Laboratory gives Nassau County only a 1.1 percent chance of being hit during the remainder of the 2011 season, which ends Nov. 30, almost any storm has the potential to develop into the “big one.� We may not be able to accurately predict it, but that’s precisely why the advice the experts offer always makes so much sense: be prepared. Put together a hurricane kit, make a plan and stay informed, the Red Cross advises.

bers. ■Make copies of your house and car keys as well as important documents. ■ Store plywood and sandbags for boarding windows and preventing water damage. ■ Know your community’s evacuation route. ■ Determine the location of your local shelter. ■ Make a plan for your pets. ■ Have cash on hand.

The most likely time for a storm to approach us? According to the experts’ statistics, it’s between Sept. 14 and 20.

BEFORE A HURRICANE HITS â– Pack a first aid kit, batteries, cell phone charger, a camera for photos of damage, rain gear, food and water. â–  Make a list of emergency contact num-

AS A STORM APPROACHES ■Pack a personal bag (clothes, toiletries, medications). ■ Fill your vehicle’s gas tank. ■ Bring in items that can be picked up by the wind. ■ Turn off propane tanks and unplug household appliances.

As New Orleans learned so tragically during and after Hurricane Katrina, the full impact of a major storm is unforeseeable. But extensive research makes clear the potentially devastating consequences of a hurricane hitting Nassau County. According to the New York State Office of Emergency Management, a Category 1 storm surge — an abnormal rise of ocean and bay waters — would affect part or all of Long Beach, Island Park, Oceanside, Valley Stream, Hewlett, Lawrence, Cedarhurst, East Rockaway, Baldwin, Freeport, Merrick and Seaford. A Category 3 storm surge would reach into Rockville Centre, Bellmore, Lynbrook and Massapequa. Using the computerized program SLOSH (for Sea, Lake and Overland Surge from Hurricanes), the National Hurricane Program concluded: “In a Category 4 hurricane, John F. Kennedy International Airport would be under 20 feet of water, and seawater would pour through the Holland and Brooklyn-Battery tunnels and into the city’s subways throughout lower Manhattan.� While this sobering prediction does not estimate casualties, the NHP report described a “heavy loss of life.� We simply must never forget that we are in the hurricane danger zone. To learn more, contact the Red Cross at (516) 747-3500, or visit http://liprepares. com.

Harbor clean-up set for Sept. 17th Friends of the Bay, the Oyster Bay Power Squadron, the Town of Oyster Bay and community volunteers will be working together to remove marine debris from the beaches and bays on Saturday, September 17th. The

action starts at 8:30 AM, at the boat launch ramp sites in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Participants will be documenting and counting the trash removed and reporting it to the International

Coastal Clean-up, a worldwide coalition of environmental groups working together to make a change in people’s behavior. Students and school groups are strongly encouraged to participate.

THINGS TO DO - PLACES TO GO Friday, August 19th

■The Marshall Tucker Band and Kansas will perform at the Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow at 7:30 PM. Free. ■ Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 2011 Public Concert Series presents pianist Margarita Shevchenko and violinist Lev Polyakin in concert at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Grace Auditorium, located at One Bungtown Road in Cold Spring Harbor, at 6 PM. Individual tickets will be sold at the door in Grace Auditorium for $20. Call (516) 367-8455 to reserve seats or visit: http://www.

Saturday, August 20th

â– Nature at Night - An evening of exploring nature, including a campfire singa-long and marshmallow roast. All ages are welcome. TR Sanctuary and Audubon Center, 7:30 PM. For more information and to register, call (516) 922-3200 or write: â–  Zumba for a Cure to benefit Susan G. Komen for a Cure (breast cancer). $10/adult; $5/ ages 12-17; free for up to age 11. St. Dominic Church Social Room from 10-1:30 AM. For more information, contact Daniela Venegas at (516) 849-2571 or (516) 922-2548 or write: dan-

Sunday, August 21st

â– Summer Sundays at Sagamore Hill: Hallockville Museum Farm: HandsOn Agricultural Activities for Children. Sagamore Hill at 2 PM. For more information, call (516) 922-4788 or visit:

Wednesday, August 24th

â– Town of Oyster Bay Landmark Commission Meeting, featuring a proposal to landmark the Maine Maid Inn in Jericho. This meeting will determine if the Commission will recommend the landmark designation to the Town Board for further consideration. Town Hall Hearing Room off Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay at 7 PM.

Friday, August 26th

â– Teaching Studios of Art Inaugural Plein Air Competition at Sagamore Hill. Entry is by application only and is limited to a selection of 35 artists. For more information, visit: Also Saturday, August 27th.

Saturday, August 27th

■Runner’s Edge/ TOB Junior Triathlon (for ages 8-13) to benefit the

LI chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay. Volunteers to assist in the day’s events are welcome (contact Mindy Davidson at 349-7646). TR Park in Oyster Bay at 9:15 AM. For more information, call Linda at (516) 349-7646 or visit:

Sunday, August 28th

■Runner’s Edge/TOB Triathlon to benefit the LI chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay. Volunteers to assist in the day’s events are welcome (call Mindy Davidson at 349-7646). The first wave of entrants will enter the water at TR Park in Oyster Bay at 7:30 AM. For more information, call Linda at (516) 349-7646 or visit:

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Disservice to the community To the Editor: I am writing to you in opposition of the appealed cell antenna at the Community United Methodist Church in East Norwich. The church houses a nursery school with pre-school aged children. Although there is no conclusive evidence that cell towers and antennas are linked to some serious and deadly diseases there are many articles and studies showing probable links to diseases. I feel it is irresponsible on the church’s part to continue to pursue the antenna. It is only in their interest as the church may gain substantial yearly funds. I believe they are doing a disservice to the community and am highly against a tower being placed in a commercial space that houses young developing children. Please hear my voice and the voice of many others. ABBY STEIN UPPER BROOKVILLE

Thank you sponsors To the Editor: The Oyster Bay-East Nor-

wich Community Band, having successfully completed its second season of privately-funded summer lawn concerts, wishes to express its deep thanks to this year’s sponsors who made it all possible. Large audiences and beautiful weather made for three very enjoyable summer nights. We thank: Oyster Bay Rotary Club, Edward C. Mohlenhoff (in memory of Beverly Mohlenhoff), Robin G. Senior, A.B.I. Research, East Norwich Civic Association, Anthony Petrovic Memorial Foundation, Inc., Kathryn A. Prinz Flute & Music Studio, Oyster Bay Civic Association, Diana & Patrick Gorman, Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Bassin, Mr. & Mrs. David B. Townsend, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Klipera, Ms. Barbara J. Comstock (in memory of Harold & Jessica Kraft), Mr. & Mrs. William Demaria & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Savary & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Egan, Ms. Alice O’Hagan, Mr. & Mrs. James Madden, Mrs. Mary Compton, Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore Lecci & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Larry Henin and Ms. Robin Ritter. Additional thanks are due to last year’s sponsors as well: Stephen A. Weiss (In honor of Melvyn & Barbara Weiss), Oyster Bay Rotary Club, O.B.H.S.

Music Fund, Rhapsody Computer Subscription Services, Edward C. Mohlenhoff (In honor of Beverly Mohlenhoff), Friends of O.B.H.S.P.A.C., Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce, Kathryn A. Prinz Flute & Music Studio, Walter Imperatore, The Sommerhalter Family, Robin D. Ritter, Richard & Marie Anderson and Mr. & Mrs. Russell Karpp. The band highly enjoyed sharing its music with the community this summer. The tradition of summer lawn concerts started 61 years ago by Donald N. Luckenbill. Plans are currently being made for the band to contribute its music to Oyster Bay’s commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, on the morning of Saturday, September 10th on the Western Waterfront. STEPHEN V. WALKER CONDUCTOR, OYSTER BAY-EAST NORWICH COMMUNITY BAND

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Mangano to host Long Island’s largest September 11th Remembrance Ceremony With the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on America quickly approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano recently announced that the County will honor the memory of those who lost their lives. The region’s largest Remembrance Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 7th at 7 PM at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park. Participating in the ceremony will be Tom Van Essen, former New York City Fire Commissioner; Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre; Rabbi Dr. Marc Gellman of the Temple Beth Torah in Melville; the United States Marine Corp. District Honor Guard, the Nassau County Police Department Pipe and Drum Band and Color Guard; many Nassau County Fire Departments; Long Island Harmonizers; and the North Shore Pops. “Nearly ten Septembers have come and gone, yet time does not diminish the pain and the loss of that day, nor dull the meaning of this remembrance ceremony,� said County Executive Mangano. “As we gather to remember those we lost,

Marcellino to hold 9/11 ceremony in Oyster Bay

we will read their names in admiration and hold their photos close to our hearts. We will recall the beauty and meaning of their lives and share the grief of the 350 Nassau County families whose lives were forever changed.� Names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks will be read by family members at Lakeside Theatre, adjacent to Nassau County’s 9/11 Memorial in

Eisenhower Park. The memorial features two semitransparent aluminum towers, representing the World Trade Center towers, rising 30 feet from a fountain, and also contains two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center. Immediately following the Remembrance Ceremony, attendees will participate in a candle light vigil at the County’s 9/11 Memorial.

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(Continued from page 1) a historic circa 1845 “summer” house, which was once used as a hotel where the Roosevelt family stayed. NSLA has secured a bridge loan for the property in order to develop a preservation solution for the home. “When this house went on the market in the winter everyone was concerned what was going to happen there. We are in the land business so we were interested in securing the land. It’s a wonderful house on top of the land but we don’t have the money to restore it,” said Lisa Ott, NSLA Executive Director. About $60,000 is needed to make repairs to the house before it can be restored. “Water is getting into the house, glass has been broken and structure-wise it needs stabilizing to get it through the winter. Meanwhile we are continuing to tend to the yard,” said Ott. Harrison Design Associates of Locust Valley has volunteered, on a pro-bono basis, to develop a restoration plan clarifying the steps necessary to stabilize and preserve the structure. “We want to find a conservation buyer who would be willing to restore it as a private residence, a bed & breakfast or office space. “Our mission is to secure the land. We want someone to restore the house so it benefits the whole town,” said Ott. NSLA hopes to stabilize the house before the winter. “When the snow comes it puts extra weight on the roof. When ice forms and then melts water finds its way into the house and that causes more damage,” said

historic church during dispute

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The Oyster Bay Historic Preservation Roundtable is raising funds for emergency repairs to “Hillside,” the former Trousdell House, located at 198 East Main Street. Ott. Oyster Bay Historic Preservation Roundtable is comprised of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, North Shore Land Alliance, Oyster Bay Main Street Association, Save the Jewel, Raynham Hall, Oyster Bay Historical Society, Oyster Bay Railroad Museum, Oyster Bay Town Historian John Hammond and Sagamore Hill. OBHPR is selling tickets to the “Shadow Ball” through the mail with more than 800 invitations released. “We are asking for donations of any increment. We want it to become a community project. There’s no gift too small,” said Ott. The “stay-at-home ball”

idea came from a similar Oyster Bay event that was held in 1928 by Mrs. Chauncey B. Garver, who lived at “Hillside,” along with Mrs. M. Taylor Pyne Jr., Miss Mary Hamilton Davis, Miss Beatrice Bawtey, Mrs. Lewis Livingston Delafield Jr. and George Temple Bowdoin. A “thank you” event will be held at “Hillside” on September 18th from 4-8 PM. “I think people tend to appreciate the low-key events as much as the elaborate ones,” said OBMSA Executive Director Isaac Kremer. “It will be a nice social occasion. It will be unique.” When asked what the Trousdell house symbolizes for Oyster Bay, Kremer said, “This is a house that

ties together many of the most significant parts of our history. It was built in the 1840s, which was a time when Oyster Bay was becoming a summer destination and people were beginning to discover this area. In the 1850’s it operated as a hotel. Many important people stayed there including members of the Roosevelt family.” Kremer continued, “There are many interesting people and stories attached to ‘Hillside’ tying together so many of the different periods of Oyster Bay’s history.” Kremer feels the property still has significant potential. He said, “It’s a blank canvas for someone with vision to come along and do something really special.”

Swimming for aneurysm center (Continued from page 1) vember 2009 and she had multiple. After spending most of 2010 recovering, she said, “Now I’m good, thank God.” Walter Astudillo of Port Washington experienced his aneurysm four years ago and was out of work for six months but made a full recovery. “I was very blessed,” he said as he prepared to swim with his 13 year-old son Nicholas. “Today I feel great.” Bob Stepankewich of Melville received his aneurysm while taking a shower six years ago. “I felt like someone was twisting a knife into my head. I dropped to the floor of the shower but I didn’t pass out. I was able to call 911,” he said. “I was in the hospital for six weeks, but now I’m 100%. I just can’t go skydiving or scuba diving.” Swimmers had a choice to swim the ½-mile or the 1 mile course. Imhof thanked everyone for coming out.

(Continued from page 1) ing to go for an application appealing the antenna deci- for landmarking. That cresion and they feel this will ated the discussion,” said impact the antenna applica- Nastri. tion,” he said. At the July 27th “Secondly,” Meng added, Landmark hearing Kurt Vel“I want to maintain har- sor, a CUMC member for mony in the community. I’m 66 years and Chairman of not in favor of the antenna the Church Council, called and neither is the civic asso- Meng’s landmark status apciation, but I want to sepa- plication a political maneurate the two issues. ver to block the installation “The only way we can of the cell antenna. do that is to withdraw the Velsor explained that the landmark status applica- income from the antennas tion for now. Plus, you would help the church with can’t landmark something building maintenance and in the Town of Oyster Bay program expansion. without the blessing of the Current stalandlord,” Meng tus of the cell continued. antenna is that Nastri noted Town of Oyster that Meng met Bay sent Vewith members rizon a written of the church denial. Verizon for a 2 1/2 hour wants an opwork session to portunity to go sort thing out. over the denial “We needed and answer any to open up the questions that communicawere raised. tion between “I don’t think all of us. We got anybody knows together and quite what’s gotalked for a long ing to happen,” time. We were said Nastri. “We able to work it can’t do anythrough differthing until the ently than we cell antenna sithad before. We — Kathy Nastri uation comes to went round and Church Board Chair a rest one way round. We were or another.” digging at it and Both parpulling it apart,” she said. ties agree that the church “We all talked about some is worth landmarking in the of the feelings going on be- future. At a later date when tween the church and the everyone is ready, they will civic association. We want- re-approach the idea of ed to go forward towards a landmarking with commubetter place.” nitywide support. It appears the cell anten“I think the church is abna/landmarking issues were solutely worth landmarkcreating a bit of a divide in ing. I will continue to dethe East Norwich communi- velop the significance of the ty with people taking sides architecture,” said Meng. adding to the disharmony. The church is open to re“When we were talking visiting the idea. “We really about all this information do feel that it’s an honor to with the cell antenna it hap- be considered a landmark,” pened to be within the same said Nastri. “But it cannot time that the ENCA was go- happen at this time.”

‘ We needed to open up the communication between all of us. We wanted to go forward towards a better place.’

Teen’s friends raise scholarship funds

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(From left) Survivor Kim Winslow of Oyster Bay, Dr. David J. Chalif - Chief of Neurovascular Neurosurgery at North Shore Hospital in Manhasset, Nicole Salant - brain aneurysm nurse coordinator, survivors Walter Astudillo of Port Washington, Joan Imhof of Bayville, Bob Stepankewich of Melville and Myrt Gross of Sands Point. This is not a race. We swim because we love swimming and it’s a great way to raise awareness and funds,” she said. “Let’s have a round of

applause for our hero Dr. Chalif!” Nicole Salant, brain aneurysm nurse coordinator at the Center, said, “These

survivors are truly amazing. Their determination and passion to recover and their desire to give back is aweinspiring.”

(Continued from page 1) Reminiscing about her child, Linda stated, “Isabella was quite a presence. She was fun, witty, talented and beautiful. She was everything anyone could have wished for in a daughter.” Each year in the annual Maryann’s Dance Studio recital at Locust Valley High School Linda and Isabella would perform a special mother-daughter dance. “We did it every year and it always was a special moment,” Linda remembered. This year at the recital the dancers honored

Isabella by lowering angel wings above the stage during each number she would have danced in. They also wore shirts that said “MDS Divas” on the front and “Isabella always in our hearts” on the back. Then they danced a memorial tribute to her during Janet Jackson’s “Together Again.” “All these girls grieved as a unit,” said Lisette Quigley, Isabella’s aunt. “The studio kept them together and focused on a positive thing. They have been a tremendous support system for all of us.”


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Donny Jarvis: Master of the links One of the best professional athletes to come out of our local high schools attended Oyster Bay High School from 1967-70. His sport was golf and his record of never losing a match during his high school years remains untouched today. Donny Jarvis is a true local golfing legend. Donny not only was undefeated while on the Oyster Bay Varsity Golf Team, he was undefeated in the Section 8 Championships becoming the County Champion during his junior and senior years. After high school Donny atDonny Jarvis tended college in Florida and turned pro shortly after. Unfortunately, Don, who was ranked and considered a pro with a future, injured his knee and never attained the national recognition he seemed destined to achieve. In spite of the nagging knee problem, Don has stayed with golf. He is presently a teaching professional at the Glen Cove Golf Club as well as a pro at the Timber Point Golf Club. As a professional golfer Donny has won two PGA Assistant Pro events and recently was a runner-up at the Senior Good Will Tournament in Bermuda. In 2003, he played in the Seniors’ Tournament at Eisenhower Park and was paired with players of the caliber such as Orville Moody, Craig Stadler and Tommy Aaron. His teaching videos can be seen on “YouTube” just by Googling his name. To this day Donny Jarvis is considered one of the finest teachers of the “art of putting.” For those of us who attempt to play the game of golf it is easy to understand why it can be so frustrating. If you are interested in finding out more about playing golf or getting a lesson from Donny, you can reach him at: If there is a former Baymen athlete who should be in the “Baymen Hall of Fame,” it is Donny Jarvis. Hopefully Les Kies the Athletic Director at Oyster Bay High School will add Don Jarvis to the OBHS Athletic Hall of Fame soon.

Local fishing update Catching keeper fluke remains a difficult challenge. There are plenty of shorts but few keepers. The best places to land a lunker seems to be the deep holes by the old lighthouse or off Execution Rock. Stripers remain in the area but catching large ones also is slower. On the bright side of fishing, there are certainly a lot of porgies around and big scup are being caught by many anglers. The blue fishing is getting ready for the September rush. There are lots of small ones and occasionally larger fish up to 9 lbs. are being landed. Early mornings or evenings are always the best times.

Safety first So many people are kayaking in our local waters. The recent tragedy with the drowning of the policeman in Smithtown must act as a reminder that anytime you are on the water it can be dangerous. When you are in a kayak or any small craft it is always a good idea to have a buddy along in another craft. Although you should not have to remind anybody, always have a life jacket on or near at the ready. Accidents can be avoided by thinking ahead of time and realizing that no one is immune to them.

Viva La Cantina! Often I write about “other sports.” One of all adults’ favorite sports is dining out. Recently I had brunch at La Cantana Bay Restaurant at the Tides Motel at the Bayville/Locust Valley border. I had eaten dinner their previously and always enjoyed their Mexican/Italian cuisine. I never realized they also served a brunch during the week after 11 AM or after 8 AM on the weekends. The huevos rancheros (Mexican eggs) were great. This inexpensive brunch was delicious and with coffee for under $20 is a bargain. If you haven’t visited Chief Juan Anthony Morales family restaurant you should certainly put it in your plans. I also recommend eating outside and just looking at Long Island Sound. What a terrific way to spend a summer morning. Oh, by the way don’t forget to try the homemade flan or the homemade paella! Have comments, suggestions, ideas or photos? Email:

Congratulations to 62 year-old Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who scored first among the women in the 60-64 age group in the Sands Point Preserve Sprint for the Feinstein Institute on Saturday, August 13th. Gallo finished with a time of 27 minutes, 55 seconds, a 9-minute per mile pace that brought her to the finish line 23 seconds in front of her nearest age group rival. A total of 331 runners and walkers successfully completed the run, a jump of 38 from the 2010 edition. Part of the credit for that has to go to Mother Nature, who supplied event organizer the Greater Long Island Running Club with a picture perfect morning. The Sands Point course is not a fast

or easy course. The trail in the third mile is not easy to navigate and the hill leading up from the trail is particularly difficult. Race Director Abe Bernstein went all out to ensure the success of this event, as his way of saying “thank you” to the good people from North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute who got him back on his feet and back on the roads and track after a bout with Lymphoma. Genentech (“In Business for Life”) was a repeat major sponsor this year, and their support was once again most welcome. Donations to the Feinstein Institute are still most welcome – and can be sent c/o Abe Bernstein, 54 Trumbull Road, Manhasset, New York 11030.

Joann Gallo of Oyster Bay heads for the Sands Point finish line.

Schumer organizes fundraiser for troops & families Muttontown resident Michael Schumer, 14, is organizing “Points for Patriots,” a round-robin tennis tournament that will raise money to benefit America’s heroes through the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, on Saturday, August 20th from 4-6 PM at Le Club Tennis on Riverhead Road in Westhampton Beach. Schumer lives in Muttontown and attends Jericho High School; he and his family live in Westhampton during the summer months. He is a ranked junior member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, we are reminded of the day that changed our lives forever. “It seems the secure future of our nation will require more and more military personnel to be deployed, increasing the risk of children losing a parent in combat,” said Schumer in a letter to local businesses, asking for support for the event. “I want to be able to give back to the people who protect us and hosting a charity tennis tournament is the best way

Snapper Derby coming up on Sept. 10th The Mill River Rod & Gun Club will hold its 12th annual Pat & Jimmy Carroll Children’s Snapper Derby on Saturday, September 10th from 10:30 AM- Noon at the West Harbor docks at West Harbor Beach in Bayville. The purpose of this derby is to introduce the children of the area to sport fishing. Fishing poles and bait will be provided or participants can bring their own. Prizes and lunch will follow at the Mill River Rod & Gun Club, located on West Harbor Drive in Bayville. For more information, call (516) 628-9643.

Muttontown resident Michael Schumer I know how.” The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in sup-

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The Oak Neck Athletic Council will hold its annual Old Fashioned Clambake on Saturday, September 10th from 7-11 PM on the bay side of Centre Island Beach in Bayville. The event will include a lobster dinner, live music, good friends and fun. Tickets are $75 per person and can be obtained by calling Nancy Staab at (516) 628-0301. Tickets must be

Family Bike-a-thon to be held in Bayville The Incorporated Village of Bayville will host its Family Bike-A-Thon on Saturday, September 17th at West Harbor Memorial Beach. Registration will be-

in 2000, the Fund has provided over $120 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded service members and veterans. The Fund’s most recent effort was construction of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence a $60 million, 72,000 square foot facility dedicated to research, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury, which afflicts many thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The Center was dedicated on June 24th, 2010. These efforts are funded entirely with donations from the public and hundreds of thousands of individuals have supported the Fund. The event will include round-robin tennis, a silent auction, and refreshments. Cost per player is $100. Players must RSVP in advance to Pointsforpatriots@ to reserve a slot. Details can also be found on Facebook at Points for Patriots. Donations can also be made directly to:

gin at 9 AM and the BikeA-Thon will start at 10 AM sharp. The event will start at West Harbor Beach and end at Ransom Beach. Fee registration is $5. A free t-shirt will be given to the first 200 registered. Applications can be downloaded at www.bayvilleny. gov. Bicycles only (no rollerblades, skates, scooters, baby joggers/strollers or pets) and helmets are required. For more information, call (516) 628-1439, ext. 16.

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