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DeRiggi-Whitton wins! Well, maybe not By David J. Criblez

As the clock struck midnight at Nassau County Republican headquarters on Election Night, GOP Chairman Joe Mondello announced that the race for the Nassau County Legislature’s 18th District seat between Republican Robert Germino, 31, of Glen Cove and Democratic candidate Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, 43, of Glen Cove was still “too close to call.” Meanwhile at Democratic headquarters, Chairman Jay Jacobs declared DeRiggi-Whitton the winner and she dedicated her win to her father, Judge Donald DeRiggi is the former Mayor of Glen Cove, in honor of his 75th birthday. At the time the boards were showing DeRiggi-Whitton with

2,253 votes over Germino’s 2,010. However, only 47 percent of the precincts had reported their vote totals. Television stations announced DeRiggi-Whitton as the winner and so did several daily newspapers. But by 1:30 AM on November 9th the Nassau County Board of Elections’ website reported Germino was up by one vote with 98 percent of precincts reporting. At 2 AM he was up by 37 votes with 100% of precincts reporting. “I have three words for Mr. Jay Jacobs for prematurely declaring my opponent the winner: ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’,” said Germino in a statement released to the press. The race will now come down to the 400-500 absentee ballots and the recounting, challenges and court fight will begin. Here

comes the 2010 Jack Martins vs. Craig Johnson race all over again. “That seat has always been a close race,” said Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury), who was re-elected with 59% of the vote. “There’s no telling what’s going to happen.” Some experts are estimating that the decision could take up to two weeks if there’s not a clear winner. “Although it’s too close to call right now, we are still cautiously optimistic,” stated DeRiggi-Whitton. While GOP Chairman Joe Mondello was hesitant to announce any results because of the tight race, he did show strong support for Germino. “He’s a fantastic young man and we are privileged to have in our party,” he said. “I’m so proud of him.”

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Delia DeRiggi-Whitton

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Robert Germino

Voters affirm Oyster Bay is GOP territory By David J. Criblez

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Hundreds gathered on Robbins Lane protest building a mall on the former Cerro Wire property.

The Nassau County Republicans were in a celebratory mood on Election Night, Tuesday, November 8th. County Chairman Joe Mondello had a lot to smile about as he held forth at GOP headquarters at Mirelle’s in Westbury. “The people had confidence in us and they want us to make the decisions we’ve been making in terms of not raising taxes and putting money back in their pockets,” he told a crowd that roared its approval. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano took the podium to (Continued on page 5)

Supervisor John Venditto plauds election results.

According to Nassau County Police Second Squad detectives, a skateboarder was struck and killed by a car on South Oyster Bay Road in Syosset on Sunday, November 6th at 1:05 PM. Police say a 2002 Chevrolet Impala driven by a 32 year-old male was traveling southbound when it hit 15 year-old Oleksandr Safronv of Bethpage. Before hitting the ground, the boy collided with a friend, also 15, who was skateboarding with him. According to the police report, both boys had been on right shoul-

der of the roadway, skateboarding with traffic south of Parkfield Court. Safronv suffered a severe head injury and was taken to North Shore Syosset Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 1:35 PM by hospital staff. The other boy was taken to an area hospital by Nassau County Ambulance for treatment of a fractured ankle. Detectives have reported no apparent criminality with the accident. The vehicle was impounded for brake and safety inspections.

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Defiant neighbors demand builder change mall plan Teen skateboarder killed in Syosset By David J. Criblez

Hundreds of residents and civic leaders rallied on Robbins Lane in Syosset on Sunday, November 6th to protest the construction of a proposed 750,000 square foot high-end mall on the former Cerro Wire property. The 39-acre site, owned by Taubman Centers, Inc., has been a bone of contention between the community and developer William S. Taubman for over 17 years.

The community is calling for alternative development, but Taubman is adamant about moving ahead with his original plan. Todd Fabricant, Chairman of the Cerro Wire Coalition, stood on a on flatbed truck with a megaphone tossing out rally towels and mini balls imprinted with the “No Mall Here” logo. “I’m one face of 40,000 who signed the petition 17 years ago to prevent this mall from being built here,” he said. “We must continue to send this

message. This turnout was important to tell Bill Taubman: ‘NO MALL HERE!’ We moved here for a better quality of life and we want to keep it that way.”

Venditto joins fight Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto jumped up on the truck and was offered the megaphone by Fabricant. “Something has changed over the course of the last 17 years. Our resolve and our commit(Continued on page 5)

If at first you don’t succeed — sing, sing again By David J. Criblez

The expression “third time’s a charm” rang true for the ConnChords a cappella singing group. The Connecticut College women took home the Grand Prize at the 6th annual Collegiate A Cappella Challenge, held on Saturday, November 5th at Oyster Bay High School Performing Arts Center, in their third year of participating. The ConnChords placed third in their first year, second in their second year, so naturally, they were bound for glory in their third year. The group went on stage first and set the bar high. The competition was a fundraiser for the Friends of the OBHS Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement and maintenance of the center. “This event has become so

popular. We have colleges coming from all over,” said Jill Talvé, President of Friends of the OBHS PAC. “The popularity of TV shows like ‘Glee’ and NBC’s ‘Sing Off’ has really made a difference in our turnout.’ Friends of the OBHS PAC has commissioned two pieces especially for the OBHS band by two famous composers. They are also hosting a drama group workshop for 7th & 8th graders. They have funded a variety of items for the theater including cordless microphones, lights, reconditioning the theater’s Steinway piano and renovating the lobby. “Our long term goal is to offer this auditorium as a community theater,” said Talvé, “however that requires some big ticket items like air-conditioning.” The ConnChords performed Michael Bublé’s “Feeling Good” (Continued on page 5)

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The ConnChords won the Grand Prize at the 6th annual Collegiate A Cappella Challenge at Oyster Bay High School Performing Arts Center.

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St. Dominic honors Nastasi & Galligan at Gala & Auction By David J. Criblez

St. Dominic Schools held its biggest Canivan Gala & Auction in history drawing over 600 people at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Thursday, November 3rd. The evening honored outing president of the Elementary School Board Anthony J. Nastasi of Muttontown and outing president of the High School Board Brian Galligan of Oyster Bay Cove. Additionally, long time parishioners Charles & Marianne Walsh of Oyster Bay were given the Immaculate Heart of Mary Spirit Award. The Gala & Auction took on a different style from previous years starting with a two-hour cocktail mixer featuring silent auction items followed by dessert in the ballroom during the live auction. “This new format allows people to mingle,” said Pastor Fr. Kevin Smith. “We have over 600 people here tonight which is 200 more than we’ve ever had. We owe it to Anthony and Brian who are pillars of the parish. They have both done a great job at the schools as well as the parish.” Fr. Smith continued,

“Charles & Marianne Walsh have been in the parish for many years. They are dedicated to the work the IHM sisters did when they started the schools so it’s great to honor them with the IHM Spirit Award.”

CHARLES & MARIANNE WALSH Charles & Marianne Walsh have been parishioners at St. Dominic’s for 38 years. The couple has three sons who graduated from St. Dominic’s and currently their three granddaughters attend Oyster Bay High School. “I’m inspired by seeing the young people who are reinvigorated to get involved with St. Dominic’s again,” said Charles. “The schools are taking on a new focus. The anonymous generous contribution ($10 million) that we received earlier this year will give our students a greater opportunity for advancement. What’s also nice is to see the traditional long-standing parishioners that never left. They are the ones who kept St. Dominic’s going.”

BRIAN GALLIGAN Fr. Smith praised Galligan for being a big part of

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Honoree Anthony Nastasi.

Honoree Brian Galligan

the revival of St. Dominic Schools. “When I met Brian Galligan he asked me, ‘What do you need?’ Since that time he hasn’t stop asking what I need. He always said, ‘Whatever we do, we are going to do it together.’ It was the beginning of a great relationship. He is an unbelievable ‘can do’ person.” Galligan and his wife Deborah have three sons Robert (Class of 2011), Gregory (Class of 2014) and Grant (Class of 2016). The family moved to Oyster Bay from the Upper West Side of Manhattan in July 2001. In accepting his award, Galligan stated, “Deborah and I are so grateful for all the friends we’ve made here at St. Dominic’s. Our

dreams as a family have been exceeded by the warmth and love we felt by being members of this parish and school. My advice is...times flies so spend your time here. Get involved in the parish and the schools. The alumni advertisement for St. Dominic’s is very true. You can get there from here. Our family is a product of that statement.”

ANTHONY NASTASI To this today Fr. Smith is still amazed at Nastasi’s level of dedication to St. Dominic Schools and parish. He told the crowd how his enthusiasm was so contagious that it inspired him as a pastor. “Anthony has a smile bigger than his face, he has a

welcome that embraces everything and an incredible spirit that says we are not going to fail. When I first came here he said to me: ‘We have the greatest parish in the world, the greatest parishioners in the world and the greatest parents in the world. All we have to do is get them back together again. The best part is, I’m going to help you.’ For me, my prayers were answered. My goal was to put that smile on Anthony’s face on everybody else’s face.” Nastasi and his wife Caroline have three children Frankie, Gabriela and Victoria all who have attended St. Dominic’s Elementary School. He is a graduate of St. Dominic High School Class of 1983. While he is stepping down from the Elementary School Board, Nastasi will serve in a new position as Parish Trustee. “The dedication of the teachers at St. Dominic is amazing. I can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done for the schools,” said Nastasi. “The faith-based religious teachings stay with you. It teaches you to be a good person because of that St. Dominic’s is second to none.” Nastasi praised Fr. Smith

for his leadership. “I’ve been here for 30 years and I’ve seen the transformation from the highs and lows. We were waiting for the right person to bring the parish and schools together. Fr. Smith thank you for being that person.” All the money raised at the event will be put toward the $2.5 million challenge grant for other donors to match dollar-for-dollar which came from the $10 million gift the parish received earlier this year. The remaining $7.5 million is being used to convert the former-convent into a state-of-the-art Science & Technology Center, which is scheduled to open in September 2012. “Since we announced that generous gift, people have been coming back and getting on board at all different dollar amounts. We find that no matter what their level of ability to give, people want to do what they can,” said Vin Torti, Director of Development. “As the saying goes, ‘no money, no mission.’ We do everything we can to make it viable.” For more information, call (516) 922-4488, ext. 2222 or visit: www.stdoms. org.

‘Inside the NFL’ films Foote as TR at Sagamore Hill By David J. Criblez

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Susannah Collins from “Inside the NFL” interviewed Theodore Roosevelt re-enactor Jim Foote on Friday, November 4th at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Cove Neck.

On the crisp fall morning of Friday, November 4th, Theodore Roosevelt re-enactor Jim Foote of Sea Cliff sat in a rocking chair on the porch of TR’s home at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Cove Neck. Foote was in character being interviewed by Susannah Collins from “Inside the NFL.” The subject was, of course, football and TR’s famous White House meeting on October 9th, 1905 when there was a push to do

away with collegiate football due to a high number of deaths. Roosevelt had such a passion for the game that he brought ivy-league coaches and athletic directors together to establish new rules to make the game safer. “The modern game is a direct result from the meeting TR had that day,” said Collins, who was talking to Foote about what TR did back then and how it is still relevant today. At the historic meeting they changed a lot of rules such as the amount of yards to get a first down

was originally five they changed it to 10. They also implemented the forward pass rule, before it was just a running game. In 1905, there were no touchdowns you could only score by kicking. They increased the amount of referees, decreased the number of men allowed in the backfield. Additionally, they introduced a penalty system. The piece will air on an upcoming episode of “Inside the NFL” on Showtime, check your local listings for more information.



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OBHS hosts Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony By David J. Criblez

Every two years since 2005 Oyster Bay High School has added a new crop of athletes to its Athletic Hall of Fame. The 4th induction ceremony was held on Saturday, October 29th featuring 2011 inductees: Lou Principi (1952), William Nixon (1952), Robert W. Weitzmann, Jr. (1953), Henry R. Curran, (1963), Michael Marmorale (1966), Jack Fabbricante (1971), John Ebbets (1972), Paul Hawxhurst (1981), George Townsend (2000), Felipe Santibanez (2002), Katie Daub (2003), George Gowe (2003), Cindy Daub (2004), Alexandra Aarons (2006), Kristen Serikstad (2006) and Frank Baker (19702002). Members of the Athletic Hall of Fame are nominated by the local community and each application is reviewed by the OBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. “We only

do this every two years because it takes time to do the research on some of the older athletes. Our athletic program goes back to 1885 and the athletic association was started back in 1911,” said Elliot “Butch” Garrison, Committee Chair. Each applicant must be out of high school for four years or more. The award is based on extraordinary high school accomplishments only. Each person gets two chances with their nomination. To get inducted you need a majority of ten votes from the committee. This year John Ebbets, the current record holder for the triple jump and 180 low hurdles, delivered the Hall of Fame acceptance speech for the 2011 inductees. “We span a variety of generations. We represent a number of different sports. Our motivations may have been different, our approach and style may differ – but as we sit here today, one thing is very clear – the results were pretty good,”

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(From right) Committee Chair Elliot “Butch” Garrison inducts John Ebbets into the Oyster Bay High School Athletic Hall of Fame. he said. “If you could cut us open and extract a reason why each, in our own right, achieved a higher level of success in our respective sports, I suspect that you would not find just one common thread but many. For some it would be

natural talent, but I suspect that for most of us it was one or more of the following: determination, dedication, motivation, skill, balance, finesse, stamina, strength, fitness, speed, endurance, maybe a bit of luck and practice.” Garrison explained why Ebbets’ records are even more impressive than just the statistics. “When John was jumping, the runways and takeoff boards were so antiquated,” he said. “Nowadays students are running off synthetic surfaces. It just shows how much he put into it as an athlete.” Daub sisters, Katie (Class of 2003) and Cindy (Class of 2004), were inducted for their multiple achievements in softball, volleyball and basketball. “Their credentials are simply incredible,” said Garrison. Another standout was Henry R. Curran, who is a former record holder for the one-mile (4.37.3) and former record holder for the 2.5-mile. He brought in 24 people

to the ceremony including four quatequafrom California. Additionally, former teacher, coach and Athletic Director Frank C. Baker got inducted for his tenure at OBHS 1970-2002. Garrison explained how the ceremony means so much to the alumni. “Paul Hawxhurst was in tears,” he said. “It’s very special to many of the older athletes.” Lou Principi unable to make the ceremony because he suffers from dementia. His wife said he is currently reliving his teen years and everything in his life today is Oyster Bay High School. “The only thing he cherishes and associates with is his high school memorabilia,” said Garrison. “When we send him his plaque, I’m sure he’ll be excited.” The next Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony will be held in October of 2013 and Garrison and the committee are already working on it. To submit a nomination, call OBHS Athletic Dept. at 624-6557.

Jones Manor on the Sound celebrates 175 years By David J. Criblez

Jones Manor on the Sound celebrated its 175 anniversary on Thursday, November 3rd with a cocktail party at the facility, located at 59 Bayville Avenue in Bayville. Friends, supporters and residents gathered to pay tribute to Bayville’s oldest entity. Jones Manor is a nonprofit and non-denominational residential home operated by the Jones Fund, which has been in existence since 1836. Their purpose is to provide “a warm and friendly family environment for adults who are unable to live independently” for 46 residents in a home-like setting. The establishment was formed when Samuel Jones directed the Townships of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay to appoint five trustees to oversee the sum of

$30,000 “to remain a permanent fund, from the interest of which support shall be afforded to the poor of said towns.” For the first 78 years the trustees maintained a residential farm for the homeless in Brookville. In 1914 the facility moved to a new building on 25 acres of property purchased by the fund on West John Street in Hicksville. For many years the property was farmed by the residents to sustain the facility. Condemnation proceedings for roads, etc., and sale for a portion of the property to create income producing investments reduced the property to 13 acres in the late 1970s. For a long time, the operation was funded by investment of the fund, social security payments from the residents and a supplement provided by the Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS). But in

1974 DSS no longer could provide the funding needed to make up the deficit between operating costs and income. Instead, the residents received Supplemental Security Incomes (SSI), which initially was well below the income, which had been established by Nassau County, leaving the Trustees in a financial crisis. In 1980, the 65-year-old Hicksville facility, in need of substantial improvements, was closed, the residents placed elsewhere and the property sold. With the proceeds of the sale, which were immediately invested, the trustees were able to purchase the Carriage House, on the grounds of the former Clarkson estate, overlooking the Long Island Sound in Bayville. “We want to make this place a comfortable home for our residents,” said Roy Smitheimer, Chairman of the Board. “We’ve been re-

investing into the facility, changing out rooms, cleaning up bathrooms. The residents become a family because this is their home. We provide recreational activities such as taking them into town to shop. We have volunteers who help out with prayer services and the thrift shop. It’s team work that makes this place happen.” Executive Director Ann Cardello read aloud a Citation from Town Supervisor John Venditto and a Proclamation from State Senator Carl Marcellino in honor of the anniversary. Dr. Peter J. Kurzweil, who has served as the oncall doctor for Jones Manor for over 25 years, toasted the facility. “Jones Manor has survived multiple bankruptcies, several period of land destruction and a few moves. It began in 1836 that’s 60 years after America’s birth and 25 years be-

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(From left) Trustee Daniel McLane, Dr. Peter J. Kurzweil, Chairman of the Board Roy Smitheimer, trustee Anthony Ballato, Dr. Lynne Albukerk, Executive Director Ann Cardello and trustee Michael J. Scarpa at Jones Manor on the Sound’s 175 anniversary celebration on Thursday, November 3rd. fore the Civil War. That’s what I call a legacy,” said Dr. Kurzweil. “The financial struggle has never ceased – every day Jones Manor has had to pay out twice as much as it has received. Amazingly it not only survives, it offers residency for 46 people, rescue care, short term care and adult day care.”

Bayville Mayor Doug Watson was on hand for the celebration. “This is a great place to have in Bayville. I come here quite often. The staff and residents are wonderful. The residents of Bayville are welcome here any time,” said Mayor Watson. “There’s a lot of love in this place. I hope it survives for another 175 years.”

Historical Soc. holds Harvest Moon fundraiser By David J. Criblez

The Oyster Bay Historical Society held its inaugural fundraiser Harvest Moon Celebration on Saturday, November 5th. The evening featured both silent & live auctions as well as raffles, music, food and more under a tent attached to the Angela P. Koenig Center in Oyster Bay. On display was a new exhibit, “Wearing History: Women the Force Behind Fashion,” featuring women’s fashion from the 1890s to the 1930s. “We are showing them to call attention to the need the Historical Society has to do some conservation work on the remaining pieces that we have that are not in good enough condition to show,” said Phil Blocklyn, Executive Director. Upcoming projects for the Historical Society will include their annual Holiday Open House on December 10th and their 2012 Membership Drive. Curator Yvonne Cifarelli is currently working on an 80th anniversary exhibit for the Incorporate Village of Brookville. The exhibit will come to the Oyster Bay History Society in the spring and will ap-

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(From left) Event Chair Stefanie Leone, archivist/librarian Nicole Menchise, Board Vice President Fran Leone, trustee Darcy Tabako, Creative Director for the School of Domestic Arts Jacque Blocklyn, Board President Frank Leone and Executive Director Phil Blocklyn at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Harvest Moon Celebration on Saturday, November 5th. pear at C.W. Post as well. The next show coming to the Koenig Center will feature pieces from the Historical Society’s contemporary ceramics and pottery collection, which will open in the early spring. Less than a year old, the Koenig Center is currently up and operating as it was intended to be. “It’s working out well,” said Blocklyn. “The Earle-Wightman House is now strictly for education and interpretation of Oyster Bay history. At the Koenig Center we can focus on rotating temporary exhibits.” Society members are re-

acting positively to the new changes. Another new feature will be a members only limited edition newsletter called “Out of the Box,” which will be unveiled early next year focusing on items from the Historical Society’s extensive collection. Over 80 people attended the Harvest Moon Celebration, which marks the Society’s first big step into fundraising events. “We’ve never really done this in a formal way,” said Blocklyn. “We are trying things out as we go along.” For info., call 922-5032 or visit:

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OPINION EDITORIAL On 11/11/11, honor all of our veterans one to come home to, or have no home at all? And those who need continuing care for their injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder? The Nassau County Veterans Services Agency estimates that there are more than 186,000 veterans in Nassau and Suffolk counties. With the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s change in the definition of the homeless — which now includes those who are living with friends or family because they are unable to live alone — there are an estimated 8,000 homeless veterans on Long Island, half of them in Nassau County. Some experts say the numbers may be higher because some vets have yet to apply for government assistance. Even before it was clinically defined, post-traumatic stress turned the lives of veterans of every war upside down. Approximately 7,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have returned to Long Island, and an estimated 30 percent of them suffer from PTSD and may require services such as housing and job search assistance. Some face substance abuse problems. And while medical advances on the front lines have reduced the mortality rate from combat injuries from 30 percent in World War II to 10 percent in Iraq and Afghanistan, many more veterans are surviving with traumatic brain injuries. The New York Veterans Advocacy Group, based in Plainview, helps veterans return to their normal lives, with counseling on everything from obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to housing to education to mental health to child support. There are other groups out there as well, prepared to help return-

Helping veterans in Nassau County One of the first steps veterans should take is to enroll at the nearest VA Medical Center. Their rights to lifetime care may expire if they do not enroll within two years of their discharge. ■Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Road, East Northport; (516) 631-261-4400. ■ VA Hospital Clinic, Building “Q� on the grounds of Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY. (631) 261-4400, ext. 7638 ■ The New York Veterans Advocacy Group, ■ The Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, (516) 572-8452. n The G.I. Bill, call (888) 442-4551 or visit ing veterans acclimate to civilian life once again. Younger veterans can look to their local organizations for help. The VFWs and American Legions are always happy to assist their younger colleagues. Every veteran — young or old, having been on the front lines, worked as a mechanic or served in a desk job — has been part of a greater cause, fighting in one way or another for our county. “A veteran,� as one unknown author wrote, “is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America,’ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’� Let us honor all of them on Friday — and beyond.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Hope of new life to Oyster Bay To the Editor: How could the Town of Oyster Bay leadership be so hasty and flippant in their desire to have Jerelyn Hanrahan’s interactive public art project “Graduated Pearls� removed from its prominent location in the recently renovated Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park after only several weeks? Why weren’t they as equally proactive in the long overdue completion of the parking lot that remained unfinished until way after the summer beach season had passed? After all, doesn’t the leadership that controls this town realize that they should look at this public work as a possible homage to that former Republican First Lady Barbara Bush whose pearl necklace was her signature wardrobe trademark? In this way perhaps politics, as usual, will dictate the future of this Public Works project

more than simple support, recognition and acknowledgement of the work by an artist in the emerging creative arts community that is bringing the hope of new life to Oyster Bay. GUS KOBLECK QUEENS

Thank you for the editorial To the Editor: I wanted to thank you for the wonderful editorial you wrote about my dad, the late Johnnie Watson, after his death on October 17, 2011. From the first paragraph I knew you had met or seen my father in action and had a conversation with him at sometime. He was a big part of my life. As a child I spent a lot of time travelling with my dad and the Male Chorus of Mt. Olive Baptist Church back and forth to his home state of Virginia. There were even churches in and around the Oyster Bay,

CSAC to hold annual Thanksgiving food drive The Inter-Religious & Human Needs Council’s “Community Social Action Committee� (CSAC) will be holding its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on Monday, November 21st from 9 AM to 6 PM and on Tuesday, November 22nd from 9 AM until Noon at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 60 East Main Street in Oyster Bay. Carol and Randy Daub, CSAC Coordinators, are requesting donations of non-perishable foods such as: canned meats, vegetables, fruits, pasta, sauces, soups, cereals, baking goods, fruits juices, etc. They are also seeking donations of toiletries and financial contributions that would be used to purchase food certificates. If you would like to donate a turkey, it must be delivered frozen by Tuesday, November 22nd before Noon. In 2010, more than 140 families with children and an increased number of local seniors and individuals were so grateful to receive assistance as a result of the community’s generosity. Given these very difficult economic times, CSAC is asking you to find it in your heart to continue to support this community-wide effort and send in your donation. Financial donations can be sent to: 2011 Holiday Sharing Fund, P.O. Box 231, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. For more information, contact Carol or Randy Daub at (516) 922-2054.

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n Friday, millions of Americans will honor our veterans for their service in the armed forces. In a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, a wreath will be laid at the Tomb of the Unknowns, servicemen and women will be introduced and lauded, and dignitaries will speak of those who have selflessly served our country. Similar scenarios will play out across the nation, with towns hosting their own ceremonies. The theme will be veterans’ love of country and their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 the first commemoration of Armistice Day, the end of World War I, and in 1938, Armistice Day was declared a legal holiday and renamed Veterans Day. In 1954, the holiday was broadened to honor veterans of all wars. The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, led us into our two latest wars, which have produced a whole new generation of veterans. The 25-year-old returning from his or her second tour of duty in Afghanistan or Iraq may not be as ready to share war stories as are our veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, but because of the media and the Internet, we can see what’s happening on the front lines in real time. And we watch newscasts of soldiers and Marines coming home, sometimes surprising an unsuspecting wife, husband or child with an early, tearful return. But what happens after that? What about their jobs, homes and relationships? Their children have grown, and their spouses have learned to live without them for long spans of time. And what about those who have no

Huntington, Glen Cove and other towns who invited the Male Chorus to come and sing. It didn’t matter whether it was a Catholic or Lutheran church. They had heard about the Male Chorus and Johnnie Watson. I had to laugh when you referred to him as a “young James Brown.� My dad was considered among his many nieces and nephews to be the big kid of the family (he was the youngest boy of 13 children). He was always teasing one or most of them. Every year on the last Sunday in August we try to get together for a family reunion. Once we had it in Oyster Bay. Most times it’s in Bethlehem or Philadelphia, PA. Well this particular year (2005) the reunion was in Virginia. Unfortunately, just before August dad had come down with pneumonia. He spent about a week or so in the hospital. When my daughter, Megan asked the doctor if dad could travel to Virginia, his doctor said no. When it spread through the family that Uncle Johnnie

would not be at this family reunion, some of the nieces and nephews did not want to attend. They said it wasn’t going to be any fun without Uncle Johnnie. There are so many wonderful memories I have of my dad and I will cherish all of them. Your editorial will be one of those cherished memories. My family and I thank you for such a beautifully written editorial and I am happy you had a chance to meet my father. My daughter, Megan Gardon of Oyster Bay purchased as many copies of the Oyster Bay Guardian and distributed them to the family. Thanks again. BETTY BETANCES-KNOX BALTIMORE, MD

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■The Village of Bayville will hold its 4th annual Turkey Trot at West Harbor Beach in honor of the late Matthew Fetzer at 9:45 AM. Participants can pre-register or register the day of the race. A Chicken Run for kids will be held at 9 AM. Applications are available online at: www. ■ Locust Valley-Bayville Soccer Club will hold its annual LVBSC Casino Night at St. Gertrude’s Parish Center, located at School Street in Bayville, at 7:30 PM. The evening will consist of food, table games (craps, poker, blackjack, roulette), drinks, music, live auction and raffle prizes. All proceeds will benefit the Locust Valley-Bayville Soccer Club. Tickets are $50 per person. Entrance includes open bar, dinner buffet and $20 of playing money.

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■Holiday Boutique to benefit the Italian-American Club’s Ladies Auxiliary with a variety of vendors, raffles and refreshments at the ItalianAmerican Club on Summit Street in Oyster Bay from Noon to 5 PM. All are welcome.

Wednesday, November 16th ■The Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce will hold its “Business

After Hours - General Meeting� from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Fit Fusion Interactive, located at 67 West Main Street in Oyster Bay. Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 PM. RSVP to: ■Beer & Chocolate Tasting Event to benefit the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum to be held at The Homestead Restaurant at 7:30 PM. $35/person until November 1st; $40/ person thereafter. Make checks payable to OB Railroad Museum, P.O. Box 335 Oyster Bay N.Y. 11771. For more information, contact the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum at 558-7036, visit: or write to

Thursday, November 17th ■Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club of Locust Valley will hold its Women’s Holiday Wear Clothing Sale from 6-9 PM. Also Nov. 18th from 6-9 PM plus November 19th and 20th from 1-4 PM. For more information, visit: or call (516) 759-5437, ext.11.

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Voters affirm Oyster Bay is GOP territory (Continued from page 1) charge up the audience. “This has been a great Republican year. It has validated our message,” he said, “people want lower taxes and less government – that’s what Nassau County GOP stands for!”

VENDITTO’S REIGN CONTINUES Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto captured his eighth term with a massive 72 percent of the vote (33,003 votes), defeating challenger John Capobianco (12,595 votes). Venditto’s popularity has continued to grow from term to term on both the North and South Shores. The Supervisor said his formula is no secret. “If you listen to your residents and do what they ask of you — that is the key to success,” he said. “You can’t find a nicer place than the Town of Oyster Bay to live, work and raise a family. People care

about their community and in turn as elected officials, we do the right thing by addressing their concerns.” Venditto is well aware of the economic crisis facing the Town of Oyster Bay. He insists that he and his team are ready to go to work on a solution. “We will be working hard to keep the ship afloat financially speaking. We did it once before and we will do it again,” he said. “When I became the Town Supervisor we were in dire financial straits. I surrounded myself with good people and made some tough decisions. We survived and turned a $30 million deficit into a $20 million surplus. We are going to roll up our sleeves and do it again.” Venditto’s agenda is to carefully preserve the quality of life in the Town of Oyster Bay. “While I was on the campaign trail, I heard the pain and suffering that this going on financially. But the Town of Oyster Bay plays a small role in that

overall burden. People want this administration to keep the Town of Oyster Bay financially healthy but they also want us to continue to preserve and protect our quality of life in the Town of Oyster Bay.” Venditto was elated to have his team re-elected with him. “This is a team of very intelligent and hard working people. They all meet the one criteria that I look for in elected officials and administrative people – that they have the best interests of the Town of Oyster Bay in their heart,” said the Supervisor. “We don’t agree on everything but we discuss our differences in a civil manner. Our final ideas are typically a culmination of all our opinions.”

VOTERS RETURN VENDITTO TEAM Town Board members Anthony Macagnone (28,038 votes), Rebecca

Alesia (28,654 votes) and Joe Muscarella (29,768 votes), Town Clerk Steve Labriola (31,063 votes) and Town Receiver of Taxes Jim Stefanich (31,495 votes), were all re-elected. “The residents are happy with the service in our town. We balance our budget, keep our services top and meet the needs of our residents,” said Councilman Macagnone. “The key is following Venditto’s lead.” Receiver Stefanich believes their success is a combination of hard work and listening to the residents. “We are here to preserve our suburban quality of life and the voters said, ‘yes.’ The numbers confirm that. They want us to keep doing the job we are doing.” Councilwoman Alesia feels the residents are happy with more of the same. “They seem to be pleased with improvements we made to the roadways, the management of our labor force, the parks and the beaches,” she said. “In my next term I want to

continue the working in the hamlet of Oyster Bay and Hicksville with their respective Chambers of Commerce on the development of their downtowns.” Clerk Labriola attributes the overwhelming number votes to the Supervisor. “We have a great captain on our ship,” he said. “When you talk about navigating in treacherous waters in this economy, John Venditto is the man to lead us. I’m proud to be on his team.”

JACOBS CAPTURES NINTH TERM In Nassau County’s 16th Legislative District longtime incumbent Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) defeated James Milano (R-Oyster Bay) by garnering 59% of the vote (6,613 votes over Milano’s 4,506). “I’ve pleased, thankful, moved and honored. I’ve looking forward to serving another two years,” said Jacobs. “I like to believe that

the delivery of services that my office is known for is what really makes people vote for me. There’s nothing too small that I don’t follow through on. I may not be able to make deals that will turn the world upside down but I’ll come close. I think that makes a big difference to people.” Looking forward to her 9th term, Jacobs is calling for the legislature to come together for the common good. “I’m hoping against hope that some sanity starts taking over in restoring some stability in the county,” she said. “I’d like to see priorities getting firmer in helping people and ensuring their safety. I will do everything I can to provide stability.” Jacobs is one of the last founding members of the legislature that is still in place who voters will cross party lines for. “I will continue to keep my ear to the ground and be where people need me and offer them the services they’ve come to expect,” she said. “I know what matters to people.”

Neighbors rally to nix new mall Connecticut group (Continued from page 1) ment to stop this insanity has grown stronger with each passing day. Our determination is greater today than it was 17 years ago,” stated Venditto. The Supervisor laughed at the developer’s plea that he wants to help the community. “If you want to help us than listen to us. Don’t ignore us as you have for 17 years. Take this project somewhere else where it might make sense. We don’t need a ten-pound mall on a five pound piece of property,” said Venditto. “This property is near a school, a park and a residential neighborhood. Stop trying to balance the economic woes of the world on the backs of our quality of life.” Last month Taubman returned to Long Island promising his mall project will enhance the local economy by bringing in tax revenues, creating jobs and increasing business in the area. “We are in throes of a worldwide economic downturn and everybody is hurting admittedly. They want you to believe that somehow all the economic woes of the world are going to be solved by building this mall. You’ve got to be kidding me,” said Venditto. “They are playing on our fears when in fact their sole motive is their own profit and welfare not yours. If we stand together in our determination to see to it that this does not happen to our community we cannot lose.”

Alternative offered Seven years ago the Coalition put together an alternate development committee consisting of 14

civic leaders throughout the Town of Oyster Bay. They interviewed eight developers and they came away with a plan for alternate development focusing on smart growth. The committee called for next generation condos, senior housing, a component of retail and possibly a spa/hotel. “The bottom line is alternate development does exist,” said Fabricant. “This turn out needs to remind them that you can’t come to Long Island, throw around your checkbook, tell us you are shovel ready and think you are going to push it down our throats. Not happening Mr. Taubman!” “Alternate development is the answer. It will bring jobs, add to the economy but it will not leave empty stores in its wake,” said County Legislator Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury). “Progress that leaves destruction in its wake is not progress!”

Taubman strikes back Just as Fabricant was talking, a U-Haul truck pulled up behind him on the other side of the chained link fence unveiling a giant orange sign on one side of the truck reading: “Future Site of The Mall at Oyster Bay: 3,500 high paying construction jobs, 2,000 high paying retail jobs and $50 million in new tax revenue annually for Nassau County.” The crowd booed loudly and chanted “NO MALL HERE! NO MALL HERE!” Pointing to the sign, Fabricant announced to the protesters, “They are arrogant, obnoxious, underhanded and non-communicative. If this fight goes

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Todd Fabricant addresses the crowd on Sunday, Nov. 6th. 17 more years, I’m here to stay!”

Residents speak out A man by the name of Stanley, who declined to give his last name, has resided in Jericho for 14 years and believes firmly that the mall doesn’t belong in Syosset. “This is too small a street with no exits. We have a school on this block and there’s simply no reason for this,” he said. “What happens at 3 PM when the kids get out of school? This is an industrial park not a place for a mall.” Syosset resident Pat Aitken feels Taubman has been incredibly unreasonable. “We don’t feel that there is a need for another mall and we are very concerned that if a mall gets built here the businesses won’t be able to stay open and we will be left with an empty deteriorating building,” she said. “Who needs a luxury mall in this

economy? It’s ridiculous. There’s plenty of luxury malls within a 10-minute ride from here. Stores are closing these days. The traffic is already horrendous here now I can’t imagine what it would be like with a major mall here. It makes no sense at all.” Warren Church, who has lived in Syosset for 33 years, has been working on a committee with Town Councilman Chris Coschignano on improving the Syosset downtown area and feels the mall will drastically impact the local merchants. “Mr. Taubman is used to getting what he wants with his big money and big power. He needs to understand that there are other people to consider,” he said. “We want next generation housing and senior housing in that location. There’s no property left in Nassau County.” For more information, visit:

(Continued from page 1) featuring a solo from junior Katie Zink. Other highlights included “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Dog Days are Over” showcasing sophomore Elaine Frost. Meanwhile senior Izzy Brown beautifully crooned “The Blower’s Daughter” solidifying their win. “We all work hard. Anybody who is in the group is typically very committed,” said Brown. “For most of us it’s our favorite thing we do on campus.” Coming in second place was the Tupelos from Wellesley College featuring OBHS alum Marina Heaney (Class of 2011). The group stunned the crowd with their saucy renditions of Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” featuring Lizzy Berdoff, the Beatles’ “Lady Madonna” with a solo by Darcy Kupherschmidt and Bob Dylan’s “To Make You Feel My Love” showcasing Grace Roberts. Other groups that competed included The Rusty Pipes from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Treble on Huntington from Northeastern University and last

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Elaine Frost gives it her all. year’s champs Tizmoret from Queens College. The contest was judged by music teachers Melissa Kozee, Larry Wurtzel and Gina Occhiogrosso. The show opened with a stellar performance the OBHS Chamber Singers who performed a perfect rendition of Billy Joel’s “And So It Goes” that would have brought a tear to the Piano Man’s eye. For more information on Friends of the OBHS Performing Arts Center, visit:

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Falcons advance in playoffs The Locust Valley High School football team advanced in the first round of the Conference IV playoffs by trouncing the Mineola Mustangs 39-13. The victory means that the Falcons will face East Rockaway in the County semi-finals. The Rocks are the only team to defeat LV during the regular season. The game was played at Hofstra University last night, Thursday, November 10th, as The Guardian was being printed. The November 5th evening playoff game against Mineola was played before a standing room only crowd at Centre Island Beach Field in Bayville. The picturesque setting, cheerleaders cheering, the crowd on its feet, looked like a Norman Rockwell painting. For the Mustangs the painting would have been more like one coming out of a nightmare as the Falcons played their type of football to perfection. Head Coach Matt McFarland, in his first season, has learned and improved with each game. Mineola was intent to double team wide receiver Alex Rawa on every play. With two defenders on the outside Locust Valley had a man-up for their inside game. Since Rawa plays defense at the free safety position as well,

Mineola didn’t want to have to pass the football. The Green defense, led by linebackers John Piscitello and Matt Vezza and defensive ends Tom McNamara and Ryan Paniagua, continually put the Mustangs in passing situations. The Mustangs passed and the first score for LV was a defensive touchdown by “Big Gun” Rawa. He stepped into a deep Mineola pass, intercepted it and simply dashed 50 yards for the touchdown. Bradley Conn added the PAT and the Green were up 7-0. The second score saw tailback John Keschl motor for 12 yards and the score and securing a 13-0 lead. Next was perhaps one of the best pass plays of the year for the Green. Operating out of a double wing with Rawa and speedy Chris Appell as halfbacks, quarterback Joe Jacobi dropped back to pass. Rawa went right and long attracting double coverage. Appell went over the middle and Jacobi hit him on the run and 53 yards later the score was 19-0. Mineola rallied late in the second quarter and hit their outstanding end Niko Pantelidies for a score and the half ended 19-6. The third quarter was all LV. The Birds began driving down the field after a Mineola turnover. Keschl dove in from 4 yards out making it 26-6. Again LV got the ball and running the option to perfection quarterback Ja-

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setback which violates Chapter 190 of Article IV and Article III of the Village Code. 3. The Appeal of James McGowan, owner of a parcel designated as Section 24, Block F, Lot 0078, located at 6195A Northern Boulevard seeking approval for seven (7) variances as follows; 1.) An expiring variance for an equisizer as per a prior ZBA Decision Z-462, 2.) Front & Side yard setback variance for a proposed addition to existing dwelling, 3.) Side yard setback variance for a proposed addition to existing dwelling which all violate Chapter 190, Articles III & VII of the Village Code, 4.) Front yard setback variance for a previous addition to dwelling, 5.) Front yard setback variance for a previous addition to an existing barn, 6.) Rear yard setback variance for a previous construction of a new pool house, 7.) Four (4) previous additions which will no longer qualify for preexisting non-conformity. The Board will also hear the continuation of: 4. The Appeal of Manuel H. & Claire Walker Barron, owners of a parcel designated as Section 24, Block H, Lots 31&32, located at 927 Ripley Lane, seeking a variance for an addition/alteration of existing dwelling which violates Article III for front & side yard setbacks, and a proposed generator which violates Article III for an accessory structure within front yard of property. 5. The Appeal of Karen & John Solla, owners of a parcel designated as Section 15, Block A, Lot 2266, located at 75 Willis Lane seeking a variance for an existing pool patio which violates Article III for side and rear yard setbacks. Copies of said applications are on file at the office of Village Clerk and may be viewed during the hours of 9:30A.M. to 12:30P.M., Monday through Friday. If any individual requires special assistance to attend, please notify the Village Clerk at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. Inc. Village of Muttontown One ‘Raz’ Tafuro Way Muttontown, New York 11791 Paul Leventhal,Chairperson November 11, 2011 #22961

County. With all these tools LV is a tough team and they are also well coached and disciplined. Finally special mention must be made to the special teams. Danny Wright is fearless and he consistently makes the tackles on kickoffs. Ewen really has a super hero alter ego. He is the Flash. He seems to actually be able to outrun the football on kicks and as opponents catch the ball he hits them. He is a great special team player as well as a speedy back. Conn, who kicks to the goal line and also makes tackles, is another athlete on a team that has an abundance of athletes. LV had three interceptions on the day, one each by Keschl, Rawa and Appell. Paniagua had a sack. Jacobi had 81 yards on the ground and threw for another 87 yards going 4/7. Ewen had 43 yards in 7 attempts. Keschl had 40 yards in 14 attempts and West had 38 yards in 10 attempts. LV offense produced 329 yards of total offense. They had 3 interceptions and a sack. It was truly a total team effort and victory. The question is...How far LV will go? Who knows? By the time you read this you will already know if this team is headed to the finals. No matter how that semi-game goes, this is an outstanding team and certainly capable of becoming County Champs and perhaps Long Island Champs, but let’s hope they got past East Rockaway.

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cobi saw an opening, faked the pitch and was off to the races. He went 71 yards for a touchdown. Key blocks that opened up the Mustang defense were made by tight end McNamara and fullback Nick West. The LV Green was now up after the Conn PAT, 32-6. As the fourth quarter ended the Mustangs were trying to pass again picked off and the Falcons drove again. Speedy Callum Ewen flew 23 yards for the final tally. Conn kicked the PAT and the score was 39-6. In the fourth quarter LV saw Mineola score a junk touchdown but the end had long been foreseen. The game ended 39-13. What makes LV such a tough team for opponents is how well rounded they are. Rawa is a great athlete and opponents have to know where he is at all times. He had an interception and tackles everywhere. He only had one pass caught but he attracted double coverage all night and that opened up the offense in other areas. Tom Nastasi also had a reception but again he had an exceptional defensive game as the cornerback. Appell, nursing a sprained ankle still caught a TD pass and LV doesn’t lose a step because Keschl at halfback is so outstanding. Vezza, the hardest hitting superhuman you ever want to see at linebacker, also has great hands and he too caught a pass. Jacobi the quarterback is smart, with a great arm and can run. McNamara is the best offensive or defensive end in the


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East Woods School unveils Jonas painting By David J. Criblez

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(From left) Brian Sweeney - President of the Board of Trustees, East Woods parent and decorating committee member Maureen Brennan, artist William Jonas of Centre Island and Headmaster Nathaniel Peirce underneath Jonas’ painting in the front hall at East Woods School on November 8th. mittee member Maureen Brennan. “Susan Sheeline suggested William Jonas who did a portrait of one of our past headmasters that hangs in the library.” Former board president, East Woods parent and alum Robin Senior of Laurel Hollow was amazed by the piece. “It looks like it’s always been there,” she said. “The hall needed a focal

Victorian Fair returns to OB next weekend The Victorian Fair at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 60 East Main Street in Oyster Bay, will be held on November 18th, 19th and 20th For more than forty years the First Presbyterian Church of Oyster Bay has kicked off this festive and joyful season with its annual Victorian Fair. The fair is a three-day celebration of fellowship, friendship and community sprinkled with Thanksgiving goodies and unique Christmas gifts. Because of its growing popularity, the hours have been extended to include Sunday Nov. 20th from 11:30 AM-2 PM for the gift portion of the fair only. The fair brings together a selection of holiday gifts, crafts, fashion jewelry and homemade baked goods. This year there will be a greater selection of handmade chocolates from the one and only Chocolate

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Long Island Harley Owners Group (HOG) held a Halloween Parade through the Incorporated Village of Bayville on Sunday, October 30th. Led by Head Road Captain Jim DeNatale of Bayville, the bikers traveled on Bayville Avenue, escorted by Bayville Fire Company #1, from Centre Island Beach to United Cerebral Palsy where they had lunch and carved pumpkins for the residents. “We were looking for something charitable to do. We wanted to have a Halloween parade and combine it with something charitable,” said DeNatale, who coordinated the event with the BayvilleCentre Island Rotary. (Above, from left) Ginny Stuart of Centereach, Dave “Yellow Dog” Sieglinger of Brookhaven, Jim DeNatale of Bayville, L.I. HOG Director Bob Brinka and Tony “Stich” Camizzi of Smithtown.



Lady of Oyster Bay and a selection of goodies from the Jericho Cider Mill. For all the treasure hunters the one and only Granny’s Attic rummage sale will be bustling with affordable finds. The Silent Auction will be full of one-of-a-kind items and opportunities for those searching for something truly special. On Saturday a home cooked delicious and festive luncheon will be served from noon to 2:30 PM in the Victorian Cafe featuring a Victorian Choclate exhibition specially designed by the Chocolate Lady, Lee Perotta. On Friday evening from 6-8 PM and Saturday from 11 AM - 3 PM, Santa Claus will be on hand for pictures. Santa will also have time to chat with children about their holiday wishes. There will also be a vintage mailbox for those letters that go to the North Pole.


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On Tuesday, November 8th at the kickoff of their annual Father’s Visiting Day, East Woods School in Oyster Bay Cove unveiled a new painting in the school’s foyer created by artist William Jonas of Centre Island. Jonas is the father of two East Woods alums, Diane and Robert Jonas. The painting is of the entrance of the school and is fitted into a half oval alcove above the doorway leading into the school. The painting was made on a quarter inch tempered masonite panel with a bendable molding. “I wanted a symmetrical view so I took some pictures from the parking lot and worked off of them,” said Jonas. “This painting will be enjoyed for many generations and it is very inspiring,” said Headmaster Nathaniel Peirce. “When the sun is in the right spot it illuminates the whole painting.” The painting was commissioned by a group of parents and was part of a re-decorating project that began in the summer. “We were redecorating the front hall and Megan Deroulet of Locust Valley suggested that we add some artwork to the area,” said East Woods parent and re-decorating com-


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