Vol. 113 No. 46 December 16, 2011
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
Bayville mourns death of Imhof, self less leader the need and under her leadership and determination, she created this non-profit organization Bayville suffered a huge loss devoted to volunteerism, which is when long time resident Joan Im- now an affiliate of Handson Nethof died on December 12th at the work part of the Points of Light age of 67 from pancreatic cancer, Institute. Joan also developed the which progressed rapidly. Long Island Volunteer Enterprise A major commu(LIVE), which enables nity leader, Joan was over 100 companies not your average huto partner with comman being. She had munity agencies in enough energy and ways, which use busidrive for three peoness capabilities to ple. She was always meet community and looking out for others special project needs. and did everything Joan also manwith sheer grace and aged Newsday’s Fua smile. tureCorps, which anHer enthusiasm nually engages over was contagious and 120,000 students her positive outlook from almost 500 on life was simply inschools in Queens, toxicating. Nassau, and Suffolk Joan founded the Counties in service Joan Imhof Long Island Volunteer to their communities. Center in 1992 to link She also presented individuals to organizations that executive development programs, need volunteers, provide training such as board retreats and sesand technical assistance on volun- sions on leadership, team buildteer management, and act as a re- ing, and integrating personal and source for volunteer programs and business lives, and has lectured on initiatives. After volunteer offices corporate volunteerism at Oxford were defunded by Nassau and University and the annual Spirit Suffolk Counties, she recognized (Continued on page 5) By David J. Criblez
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Shipwrights build a replica of the Ida May in Building J in Oyster Bay.
Ida May — pouring history into a brand new vessel ceremony marking the official beginning of the project. Naval architects McCurdy & Rhodes were Ida May kept working longer than most. hired to draw up the plans for the new vessel. She spent more than 80 years dredging for It will look just like the original, but a close inoysters out in the bay before her retirement in spection will reveal a few modifications. 2003. Ever since, the Frank M. “The boat will have the Flower & Sons’ oyster boat has same length but will be a bit stood in dry dock, proudly dis- ‘Once we realized that wider than the original in orplayed at the Waterfront Cen- it wouldn’t have passed der to meet the Coast Guard’s ter as an example of Oyster new regulations and pass their inspection we decided stability tests,” said Smith. Bay’s maritime history. At first, there was talk of to make a replica Shipwright David Short of restoring her, but “she was deNorth Atlantic Shipbuilding, teriorating to the point of be- using a few pieces who restored the Christeen ing unsafe,” said Clint Smith, of hardware from the oyster sloop in the late ‘90s, President of the Christeen was brought back from Maine Oyster Sloop Preservation original vessel.’ to build the new Ida May. Corporation and Vice Presi“This is less of a challenge — Clint Smith, President, than dent of the Waterfront Center. restoring an existing boat So the preservation corpoChristeen Oyster Sloop because there’s no deliberaration decided to take another as what to save and how Preservation Corp. tions tack. “Once we realized that to preserve an existing work. it wouldn’t have passed Coast This is all new from the keel Guard inspection we decided to make a replica up,” said Short, who works with another shipusing a few pieces of hardware from the origi- wright and an apprentice. “This will be a more nal vessel,” said Smith. durable vessel for passengers. This one will be And on Saturday, December 10th the Oys- built to last more so than the original.” ter Bay community gathered for a keel laying (Continued on page 5)
By David J. Criblez
Steinway inducts Piano Man On Monday, December 12th, Centre Island resident Billy Joel was the first non-classical performer to be inducted into the Steinway Hall of Fame at the Steinway Hall showroom in Manhattan. A Paul Wyse painting showing Joel standing by the piano in his home will hang in the hall.
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The Dartmouth Aires serenade English/history teacher Marcia Craden at East Woods School in Oyster Bay Cove.
Hot off their performance as the runner-up on NBC’s “The SingOff,” the Dartmouth Aires a cappella group came to East Woods School in Oyster Bay Cove for a special private concert on December12th. The school didn’t win a contest. Rather, one of its alumni is a featured singer in the group. Not surprisingly, Huntington resident Danny Freeman, a junior at Dartmouth, returned to his alma mater to thunderous applause — the school has been watching the show each week and its students have been casting their votes for his group to win the TV contest. “The whole school was rooting Danny on and voting like crazy. The Aires are a great group of guys. We are very proud,” said Headmaster Nathaniel Peirce. “Danny was a very active student
at East Woods who took lead parts in all the plays. He’s a great singer and dancer plus he’s an excellent student. Everybody loves him.” All dressed up in colorful 1950s Madras plaid shirts and ties, the energetic group came together to open the show with doo-wop classics “Come Go With Me” and “Shama-Lama-Ding-Dong.” After stunning renditions of Neon Trees’ “Animal” and “The Hanover Winter Song,” the Aires got a bit personal. Bringing English/history teacher Marcia Craven front and center on stage, the group serenaded the teacher with a song named for her. The Aires engaged the crowd by having everyone sing-along during “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and the Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” in which Freeman took the lead. They closed their set with a rousing rendition of “Up the Lad(Continued on page 5)
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(From right) Chad Brisbane, President of the Matinecock Neighborhood Association, gives the Barrie M. Osborn Community Service Award to attorney Tom Hogan of Locust Valley.
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The Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Matinecock Neighborhood Association co-hosted the annual Village Tree Lighting in the center of town on Birch Hill Road in Locust Valley on Tuesday, December 6th. Despite a bit of drizzling rain, the crowd refused to let the precipitation dampen the holiday spirit. The Locust Valley High School Chamber Singers, led by William Margiotta, sang carols such as “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls,” “Caroling Caroling” and “Gloria.” Meanwhile members of LVHS Jazz and Concert Band, conducted by Vincent Guerra performed “Frosty the Snowman,” “Home for the Holidays,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Let It Snow.” Attendees enjoyed hot chocolate, cider and cookies. Prior to illuminating the tree, Chad Brisbane, President of the Matinecock Neighborhood Association, distributed the MNA’s Barrie M. Osborn Community Service Award, which is given to a local resident who has contributed to the wellbeing of our community through their volunteer efforts.” This year’s recipient was attorney Tom Hogan of Locust Valley. “This is a man who really cares about his community,” said Brisbane. “He’s the go-to guy if you want to get something done around town.” Hogan serves as an Advanced EMT for Locust Valley Fire Department, he called the first meeting of the Locust Valley Chamber, he’s been on the Board of First National Bank of Long Island since 1978, he’s an attorney for the Locust Valley Water District, he was a Town of Oyster Bay Councilman for 21 years and ran for Congress in 1976. Receiving his award, Hogan said, “I’m extremely honored, flattered and sur-
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OPINION LETTER TO THE EDITOR
EDITORIALS Shop locally, shop safely
ith the holidays nearly upon us, we once again encourage you to skip the madness at the mall and shop close to home. In these tough economic times, itâ€™s crucial that residents support their local businesses. If â€œShop on Main Streetâ€? seems to have become an annual holiday-season motto, thereâ€™s good reason: Local businesses make invaluable contributions to a neighborhoodâ€™s financial health. The vast majority of the more than 90,000 businesses on Long Island employ fewer than 50 people. Most of those employees are local people, who in turn spend money in their communities. The businesses they work for are large contributors to the tax base, so supporting them helps support local schools. And business owners give so much back to the community. How many times have you noted a local restaurantâ€™s or storeâ€™s name on the back of a softball jersey, at an annual fair, or listed with a local charity? Probably too many times to count. So, spend money downtown, and take the advice of your local Police Department: Shop safely as well. It may seem like so
much common sense in this day and age, but remember to lock your car when you park it, even among the neighborhood shops. Unlocked cars make thievesâ€™ lives too easy. And when you leave your car, make sure all the things that make it worth breaking into â€” computers, iPods, phones, GPS devices â€” are out of sight, in your glove compartment or trunk. While youâ€™re shopping, keep your cash and credit cards in a front pocket, where theyâ€™re harder to grab. Also, try not to carry too much cash with you. Estimate what youâ€™ll need to shop, and take just that much money. At an ATM or paying at a cash register with a debit card, block the view of anyone near you as you enter your PIN. Thieves will stop at nothing to try to steal your personal information â€” even using cell phone cameras. These are all variations on the most important tip of the shopping season: be aware of your surroundings. Keep that one simple rule in mind and youâ€™ll minimize the stress of the holidays and remember them for being happy, warm and safe.
It may seem like so much common sense in this day and age, but remember to lock your car when you park it, even among the neighborhood shops.
Minimize holiday-season fire hazards
espite all of the activities that divert our attention during the holiday season, we need to make sure our homes are safe. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that some 240 homes erupt in flames each year because owners neglect important safety measures when they bring home their Christmas trees. Though they are relatively rare, Christmas tree fires still account for roughly $16 million in property damage each year. To keep your home and family safe, position your tree at least three feet from any heat source and water it daily. The decorative lights you buy should have the Underwriters Laboratories, or UL, stamp of approval. Donâ€™t link more than three strands of lights, and turn them off when you leave the house or retire for the night. Donâ€™t put lit candles on or near the tree, and get rid of the tree when its needles begin to drop. The stagnant water in a tree stand can
make pets sick, so keep them away from it. And low-hanging ornaments and lights attract playful paws â€” and small hands â€” so decorate accordingly. Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working. This is the season for sitting by the fire, so your chimney flue, which can be a fire hazard if itâ€™s not clear of debris, should be inspected. Your local fire department should be able to recommend a reliable chimney-cleaning company. And resist the urge to burn wrapping paper in the fireplace on Christmas morning, which can cause a chimney fire. Always keep burning candles in sight, and extinguish them when you leave a room. Donâ€™t burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire, and keep them out of the reach of children and pets. By all means, enjoy the holidays, but let common sense be your guide to keeping them safe as well as joyous.
IHNC holds 2011 Holiday Toy Drive The Interreligious & Human Needs Council (IHNC) is gearing up to provide toys to the needy children (birth - 14) in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich community for the 2011 holiday season. This year they are anticipating that they are going to provide toys for a larger number of children. The volunteers that work heartily on this project gain a feeling of contentment by helping the less fortunate in the Oyster
Bay-East Norwich community. They hope you will want to join in this effort. IHNC is calling upon the local residents for help and urge you to send a generous contribution. Funds will be used towards the purchase of toys, books, electronics, school supplies, athletic equipment and more for the Toy Drive. Donations can be sent to: IHNC Holiday Toy Drive, P.O. Box 231, Oyster Bay, New York 11771.
Toys are being accepted at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 60 East Main Street in Oyster Bay, on Monday, December 19th between 9 AM and 6 PM and Tuesday, December 20th between 9 AM and Noon. Toys must be new and unwrapped. For more information, contact chairpersons Carol and Randy Daub at (516) 922-2054 or via email: Mamad11@aol.com.
Thank you for your generosity To the Editor: Finally and fittingly in the midst of this season of giving, we would like to inform all of our supporters that we now have a final figure from our 4th annual Operation Wounded Warrior Pasta Dinner. As unbelievable as it may be, we have once again surpassed our previous yearâ€™s total, as this yearâ€™s total after expenses is $31,000! Words cannot express our gratitude and indeed our awe at the generosity shown by our neighbors and friends from both Locust Valley and neighboring communities from Glen Cove to Bayville to Oyster Bay and to those that came from even further away to attend our 4th annual Operation Wounded Warrior Pasta Dinner. At about the time you will be reading this, 50 plus firefighters from Nassau County including 5 from Locust Valley will be on their way to Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune and Bethesda hospital with U-Haul trucks full of gifts for our injured troops. Again, words cannot relay the gratitude we are shown by our young men and women, so many of whom have suffered lifechanging injuries, upon our arrival with gifts for them. They all become very emotional once they learn that these gifts are the direct result of the generosity of the people of Long Island. Again, on behalf of Operation Wounded Warrior and the members of the Locust Valley Fire Department, we thank you all most sincerely. This year we owe a special debt of gratitude to our friends at the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and managing director, Ata A. Kashanian, for their very generous donation of rooms and meals to some visiting injured troops and their families. This was all made possible through the help we
â– Opera Night - Christmas in Oyster Bay will be held at Christ Church, located at 61 East Main Street in Oyster Bay. For more information, call (631) 261-8808. â– Sugar â€˜n Spice Cookie & Craft Sale will be held to benefit The Life Enrichment Center, located at 45 East Main Street in Oyster Bay. For more information, call (516) 922-1770.
Saturday, December 17th â– Santacon, a non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention for adults over 21, will be held at Bayville Winter Wonderland and Shipwreck Tavern, located 8 Bayville Avenue in Bayville, from noon till 10 PM. Everyone dressed like Santa (not just a Santa hat) will receive half price drinks all day and food discounts for dinner at Shipwreck Tavern. To learn more about Santacon, visit www.Santaconlongisland.com
Margaret M. Mangan of Oyster Bay died on December 10th. Sister of Timothy, she was the aunt of Maureen (Rodger) Ouwerkerk, Michael (Noreen), and Brian McCaffery and great aunt of Kristen (Joseph) Devito, Ryan, Shane and Tara.
Sunday, December 18th â– A Holiday Concert featuring
Bay, between 9 AM and 6 PM. Also Tuesday, December 20th between 9 AM and Noon. Toys must be new and unwrapped. For more information, contact chairpersons Carol and Randy Daub at (516) 922-2054 or via email: Mamad11@aol.com.
â– Lessons and Carols at Christ Church - The choirs of Christ Church will sing a traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at 4 PM. This event, held at 61 East Main Street in Oyster Bay, is free and all are welcome. For information, call (516) 922-6377.
Tuesday, December 20th
â– A Menorah Lighting, sponsored by the Oyster Bay Jewish Center, will be held at the Derby-Hall Memorial Bandstand (between Town Hall and the Oyster Bay Post Office) in Oyster Bay at 5:30 PM. Refreshments will be served. â– The Interreligious & Human Needs Council will hold its Toy Drive for the needy children (birth-14) in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich community for the 2011 holiday season. Toys are being accepted at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 60 East Main Street in Oyster
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the Calmus Vocal Ensemble will be held in Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay at 2:30 PM. For tickets ($30 per ticket), call Lilly McGurk at (516) 922-8676 or (516) 606-8584 or email: email@example.com.
Monday, December 19th
Bath & Body Works, Bayville Beverage, Big Valley Nursery, Bob Harrington Lobsters & Clams, Brittonâ€™s Hardware, Brookville Electric, Buckram Stables, Burn Center Foundation, Chez Capelli, Cosmo Tile & Stone, Country Plaza Deli, Cove One Hour Photo, Delicious Pizza, Downtown CafĂŠ, Forest Ironworks, Gigiâ€™s Hair Affair, Glen Cove Printery, Glenco Liquors, Graziose Plumbing & Heating, Happening Health, J. McLaughlin, Joeâ€™s Garage, Kimba Jewelry, La Cantina, LV Bagels, LVI Bistro, LV Convenience Store, LV Delicatessen, LV Florist & Browsery, LV Bistro, LV Market, LV Rotary Club, Mario Fischetti Nursery, Martin Viette Nursery, Matinecock Rod & Gun Club, Meridian Kitchen, North Shore Rotary, Oak Neck Athletic Council, Oster Jensen Antiques, Oyster Bay Auto Parts, Page One Restaurant, PC Richard & Son, Petals Floral & Party Design, Petruccelli Beauty Products, Poland Spring, Popeiâ€™s Clam Bar & Restaurant, Popzstars, Professional Car Detailing Ltd, Rent & Fix, Richard P. Deegan & Sons Plumbing & Heating, Rothkamps Farm, Secret Scents Inc., Soundview Restaurant, Sweet Scents, The Atria, The Pool Store of Long Island, Twin Harbors Restaurant, Wallâ€™s Wharf, Wonderland Tree Care. (Our apologies for anyone we may have overlooked or missed.)
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received from the Glen Cove Mayorâ€™s office and Mayor Ralph Suozzi and Deputy Mayor Maureen Basdavanos. The injured troops and their families were so touched by the welcoming they received by the city of Glen Cove, the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and by Glen Coveâ€™s Matinecock Rod & Gun Club that they all said they hope to make a return visit some day. As usual, our event would not be successful or possible if it were not for the generous donations of local and neighboring businesses and also some very generous close friends of OWW. We hope that you will take another minute to read the following names and consider availing of their services in the near future. Please thank them for their continued support of our injured troops. A special thanks to the following; our friends & big supporters, Simon & Alexis B., Creek Club member, Jane K., John B. Jr. and John B. Sr. of Bayville, Pete Morris. Thanks to the Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club & LV Reformed Church for tables & chairs. Thanks to the Locust Valley High School Interact Club members Caoimhe Stafford, Carly Kinta, Annarose Settepani, Preston Tansill for their much appreciated help during the event & Christina Boutros for singing our National Anthem. To the numerous other individuals who personally donated gifts and prizes, thank you. To the chiefs and the members of LVFD and their spouses and families, thank you for your hard work in the days and weeks leading up to the event. Thanks for the help & donations from our fellow firefighters from Bayville, Glen Cove, Glenwood, Hempstead, Sea Cliff and Syosset. Thanks to the following businesses for their continued support & donations; Alcapp Glass, Anker Electric, Bagpiper Robert Lynch, Baiting Hollow Vineyard,
â– The Bayville-Centre Island Republican Club will hold its Holiday Party at Mill Creek Tavern, 275 Bayville Avenue in Bayville, at 7 PM. All attendees must bring anew unwrapped toy for the Matthew Fetzer Foundation.
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A Funeral Mass, under the direction of Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home in Oyster Bay, was held on Tuesday, December 13th at St. Dominicâ€™s R.C. Chapel followed by an interment at Holy Rood Cemetery. For further information, visit: www.fpdevinefuneralhome.com.
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Ida May — pouring history into a new vessel (Continued from page 1) Upon completion, the boat will be donated to the Waterfront Center for marine education purposes. “The Ida May will be used to expand our reach in educating people of all ages so they can become stewards of the marine environment. The Ida May will fit almost double the class size of the Christeen. It will give us opportunities for some different program offerings,” said Larry Schmidlapp, treasurer of the Waterfront Center. “The Ida May will be a welcomed site representing the powerful oyster harvest vessel that worked Oyster Bay Harbor for over 80 years.” Topics of study will include local maritime history, wildlife observance, plankton studies and navigation. She will take people out on the bay for fishing – corporate charters, public tours and catered dinner cruises. Much like the restoration of the Christeen, the Ida May Project is being built with a team of volunteers who assist Short and his crew. “I brought the core group of volunteers from the Christeen over to this
In photo above, (from left) Clint Smith and Franklin Flower place two silver dollar coins into the keel of the new Ida May as shipwright David Short looks on. In photo at right, State Senator Carl Marcellino addresses the crowd at the keel laying ceremony for the new Ida May.
project. We’ve picked up some new people and we hope to get some more,” said Smith. “We welcome people to come down to see what’s going on. I think they will be amazed. This is the time to come see what old-fashioned boat building is all about.” The project is estimated to cost approximately $500,000 and the fundraising campaign has already begun. The corporation is one quarter of the way there but has a long way to go. It is predicted that the project will take roughly 18 months with a launching to take place sometime in 2013. At the keel laying State Senator Carl Marcellino signed the keel for good luck and addressed the crowd about the significance of keeping the Western Waterfront open to the public. “One of the things President Theodore Roosevelt would dream about was opening up the harbor to public access,” said the Senator. “If I could be proud of anything I have done in office over the past 17 years, this is it. I think this is the best thing I’ve ever done by
helping to make sure this area remained open and accessible to the people.” Franklin Flower, grandson of Frank M. Flower, told the story of how his grandfather built the boat after being concerned about his three sons being stuck in a storm while making a shellfish delivery to the Fulton Fish Market. “He went to his house in Mill Neck and picked out the biggest tree he could find to use for a keel,” said Flower, who worked on the Ida May for two summers. “The boat, which was built on Ludlam Avenue in Bayville, had a lot of uses and worked a long time.” The ceremony concluded with Flower and Smith placing two silver dollar coins into the keel – one from the year the original Ida May was built (1925) and another for the year the new Ida May began construction (2011). To make a contribution to the Ida May Project, send a check or money order to: The Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corporation, P.O. Box 386, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 or call (516) 3059204 to volunteer.
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Bayville mourns Old school singers visit singer’s old school death of Imhof ents were members. They shared a love of boating and when they married they moved to Port Washington then to their permanent home in Bayville. “It’s was love at first sight, which was really nice,” John noted. “We both enjoyed being out on the water – swimming, kayaking or just cruising.” Joan’s daughter Julie described her mother as a real giver. “She was very loving and giving with her time. She’d volunteer for all these organizations and then have time to help my kids with their homework after school,” she said. “My mom had more energy than anyone – a complete whirlwind. She viewed life as one big adventure.” In fact to quote her favorite poem “The Blessing of Beauty,” author John O’Donohue says, “May you discover a new generosity towards yourself and encourage yourself to engage your life as a great adventure.” Diana O’Neill, LIVC Executive Director, considered Joan her best friend but more importantly her mentor. “Joan was a humanitarian of the finest degree. She was someone who could bring others around to her cause and they were all necessary and relevant to solving serious societal issues,” said O’Neill. “As the leader of the LIVC, she took a grassroots organization and developed it into a regional resource center for volunteer needs across Long Island. She was phenomenal. Her footprint will be missed. No one can take her place.” Upon knowing her life was ending, Imhof wrote a quote on a small pad summing up her life. She said, “I have been blessed with a rich full life with family and friends who I love and love me. I would be ready to join God, the Cunninghams and Whitemans for my next wonderful adventure and could be another guardian angel for Meg, Julie and my six precious grandchildren.” Visiting will be held today, Friday, Dec. 16th at Beney Funeral Home, located at 79 Berry Hill Road in Syosset, from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held tomorrow at St. Gertrude’s R.C. Church in Bayville at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to: SCO Family of Services, One Alexander Place, Glen Cove, NY 11542.
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Dartmouth junior Danny Freeman of Huntington greets the crowd at his alma mater to thunderous applause with his a cappella group, the Dartmouth Aires. main reasons we came to East Woods. Everyone loves Ms. Craden.” Marcia Craden was both “terrified and excited” about being the subject of a song. “Danny and I keep in touch. When the group went on tour, I said, ‘You
have to come here,’ ” said Craden, who is celebrating her 30th year at the school. “Watching the show was great because the kids got very involved.” Fellow East Woods graduate Lucy Wallace of Cold Spring Harbor was also on
hand to support her friend. “Seeing Danny perform is very exciting,” she said. “He’s clearly found his niche.” The group recently released a new album called Fresh Aire, which is available on iTunes and at www. dartmouthaires.com.
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(Continued from page 1) and Leadership Conference. She was nationally recognized for her entrepreneurial abilities and innovative approaches within both the private and public sectors. The reverse mortgage concept, pioneered by Joan, enables senior Americans to tap into the equity of their homes to provide a more comfortable living situation. This concept was adopted by the NYS Legislature and has since spread across the country. She developed a regional transportation program, which was the first of its kind in the nation. This prototype has been replicated throughout the U.S. and was profiled in The New York Times. Imhof was the former director of the Presidents Association, the CEO division of American Management Association. Holding an M.B.A. from Adelphi University and a B.A. from SUNY New Paltz, she was a former county government official and served on the Boards of St. Christopher Ottilie, Madonna Heights Services and the Advisory Board of the Junior League of Long Island. She also started Children’s Carousel and established a nature preserve on the North Shore. In her hometown, Joan served as a Village Trustee for eight years starting in 1974. She was responsible for qualifying Bayville for National Flood Insurance Program, establishing an Environmental Conservation Commission and obtaining free bus service for senior citizens. With Judge Ute Lally of Centre Island, she co-founded the American Red Cross’ “Swim-A-Cross” fundraiser and also chaired her own Brain Aneurysm Awareness swim fundraiser. She even instituted a water safety program providing lifejackets for all local boaters for those who didn’t have any on their vessel. Wife of John, she was the mother of Meg (John) Callinan and Julie (Frank) Matozzo, grandmother of Madison, Jacqueline, Michael, Katherine, Lilianna and Tessa and sister of Ellen (Ernie) Tiu, Richard (Trish), Donald, Robert (Rhonda) and Brian (Ellen). John and Joan Imhof were married for 45 years and have been together since the summer of Joan’s senior year of high school. The couple met in Queens at the Beechhurst Yacht Club where their par-
(Continued from page 1) der and to the Roof.” During band introductions each member announced what they want for Christmas. When it was Freeman’s turn, he simply stated, “All I want for the holidays this season is to be back home at East Woods!” The crowd roared with approval. Graduating East Woods in 2005, Freeman went on St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH and then Dartmouth College. “I never knew about a cappella until I started watching some videos on YouTube. One of the videos I saw was of the Dartmouth Aires, which is the oldest a cappella group in the country. I loved them from the moment I saw them. Joining the group was a dream come true,” said Freeman. “Being on ‘The Sing-Off’ was an unbelievable experience. We are very pleased with how we did.” Freeman just completed a semester at the London School of Economics and was happy to be back on Long Island for the holidays. “East Woods is always a great crowd. It’s fun to see all the familiar faces,” Freeman said in between delivering hugs, kisses and high-fives. When asked why he chose to serenade his old English teacher, Freeman stated, “She was one of the
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A female adult crashed her car into a wall while heading east on Bayville Avenue in Bayville on December 11th. Bayville Fire Company #1 received the call at 12:51 AM and immediately arrived on the scene along with the Nassau County Police. It was determined that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol and no other cars were involved in the accident. Additionally, there were no other passengers in the car. The driver said she simply lost control of the vehicle while travelling at an undetermined speed causing major frontend damage to the automobile. The driver suffered minor injuries but her head hit the windshield upon impact
(From left) Meghan Murray, 7, of Bayville enjoys the model train display with her mom Karen Murray and Oyster Bay Railroad Museum President John Specce at the OBRM’s Preview Center on Saturday, December 10th during their annual “Holiday Express” event.
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A car crashed into a wall on Bayville Avenue in Bayville on December 11th. despite the fact that the airbag deployed. After cleaning up the spilled oil on the road with Speedy Dry, the Bayville Firemen took the
driver to Nassau County University Medical Center for precautionary measures. Surprisingly, there was no damage to the wall.
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Free horse & carriage rides were given throughout the hamlet of Oyster Bay on Saturday December 10th as part of the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum’s “Holiday Express.” (From left) Anna Kelly of Plymouth, MA and Brendan Murray of Bayville watch the model trains go by at Oyster Bay Railroad Museum’s annual “Holiday Express” event.
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Oyster Bay High School students hold ‘Snowf lake Ball’ at Life Enrichment Center Every year the Oyster Bay High School Chapter of the New York State Business and Marketing Honor Society holds a charity event. Usually they sponsor the annual Fashion Show fundraiser in the spring. This year, Oyster Bay High School Business Teacher and Business Honor Society Advisor Ms. Tara Beal is expecting her second child and will not be available to produce the Fashion Show this spring. The Honor Society members thought it would be good to do something nice for the seniors of the community. They decided to host a “Snowflake Ball” at the Life Enrichment Center on Main Street in Oyster Bay. On Wednesday, December 7th, the students decorated the center with balloons, bought a big cake and hired a one man band/ DJ/Entertainer to perform.
All the students dressed up to lend an air of style and sophistication to the celebration. As the seniors arrived each one was given two free raffle tickets that they could place in the bag of their choice to win prizes donated by the community for a Chinese Auction. Additional tickets were sold to enhance the chances of winning. All funds raised were donated right back to the Life Enrichment Center. Peter Gotti served as Master of Ceremonies for the “Snowflake Ball.” The Business and marketing Honor Society raised and donated $250 to the Center. The of the 2011-2012 Oyster Bay High School Chapter of the New York State Business and Marketing Honor Society who participated were Anthony Albert, Jillian Boccia, Cailin Cook, Noelle D’Aversa, Peter
Gotti, Ryan Gouse, Angelica Green, Tommy Grgas, Hannah Guarini, Cindy Hom, Peri Ipiotis, Steven LaCava, Melissa LaCorte, Allison McEvoy, Blake Meyer, Gabriella Miceli, Alexandra Ravins, Alexa Roland, Anna Sakellaridis, Valerie Sakellaridis, Sabrina Sandler, Rachel Schwartz, Joseph Siringo, Nicole Testa, Christina Vaccaro, and Alyssa Vicari. Oyster Bay High School’s longest running and arguably most beloved employee, Ms. Clementine “Lil” Livolsi is also a member of the Life Enrichment Center. Many of her peers, who have been retired for decades, often wonder why Lil still works at the high school. After the “Snowflake Ball,” they now understand why she continues to work with these kids. Ms. Livolsi said that the seniors loved the OBHS students. The feeling was mutual.
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Last minute Christmas toy suggestions As we enter the last week of the “Christmas present seeking rush,” I have come up with some great ideas for gifts for children. In doing so I have tried to eliminate most “tech toys.” Parents already know what is wanted in that department and screen toys, phones, games or recording devices are generally expensive and all too common. Number one on the list is simple blocks, but they aren’t so simple today and both boys and girls right up to teenagers can enjoy Tegu Blocks. This is the modern day answer to the old building blocks. This ingenious use of wood and magnets is fun for anyone. It generally sells for under $30 and is a bargain when compared to the electronic world. Number two is great for children 8 to 18. The remote car of the past has been upgraded to the remote helicopter/plane. You can fly these miniatures inside or outside but outside is highly recommended. They are priced from $45 all the way up to over $300. The high end Parrot AR Drone Qudricopter comes with a video camera and truly is a amazing toy. The Air Hog Hawk Eye RC Plane at $58 is much less expensive and fun to play with. Number three is the perfect stocking stuffer. It is the tiny Hexbug. This little insect, at under $10, runs around, reacts to the clap of hands and with its antennae reacts to touch. Stiga NHL “Stanley Cup” game with the Bubbledome probably the best non-video sports game. The pull out hockey players are great to move, the action is fast and played by kids from 8 to adult. It is expensive at $135 but there are many less expensive similar games on sale at most toy stores. Finally there is a plethora of sports toys ranging from stickball bats at $11 (a great alternative to the $400 bat), to jumpropes that now feature ball bearings to increase speed and ease of turning. For the creative toy seeker there are worthwhile alternatives to just sitting in front of a screen.
International exchange Mark Dantuono, Athletic Director at Locust Valley Middle/High School, reports that international basketball is alive and being played at Locust Valley High School. Students meeting students and different cultures exchanging thoughts are just another part of the learning/athletic program offered at LVHS. The women’s and men’s basketball teams have had friendly competitions with the Hjemy School from Denmark. Each year the Danish young men and women visit Locust Valley High School, attend classes and play basketball. The students have time to exchange stories, their love of basketball and rejoice in their commonality of being teenagers. Friendships develop and hopefully will be renewed when some student/players who are also in Locust Valley’s International Baccalaureate program visit Denmark later in the year. Programs such as this help give students a broader understanding of the world in which we live and help make out local high schools the incredible places they are to get a world class education.
LV athletic awards Locust Valley has reported that the following students have won County athletic honors: Boys Cross-Country - Kevin Jania and Greg Caso, All Division; Boys Soccer – Bradley Conn, All County, Austin Carbone, Brandon Carbon, All Conference, Niklas Helmak, Scholar Athlete; Field Hockey – Barrie Reilly, All State, All County, Jessica Craft, Preston Tansill, All County Honorable Mention, Emily Dragon, Exceptional Senior, Marianne Leslie, Julia Palermo, All Conference, Sophie Ronzetti, All League, Emily Schlict, Unsung Hero, Shara Sidhu, Scholar Athlete; Football – Joe Jacobi, Tom McNamara, Alex Rawa and Kevin Reiger, All County, Chris Appell, Ken Syrett, Robert Bleistein, All Conference; Cross-Country – Maggie Reid, Maddie Casalino, All Division; Girls Soccer – Melanie Iovino, All Conference, Katrina Cappiello, All Class, Natasha Jahchan, Scholar Athlete, Girls Tennis – Nitsa Nastasi, All Conference, Ann Hagner and Blanca Bernal, All Division.
Winter track at LVHS The Locust Valley Winter Track team had an outstanding first run at the “fastest indoor track in the world” the Armory in New York City. The team won a total of 12 medals. The boys 400 meter relay team with seniors Kevin Jania, Peter Hogya, Nick Helmick and junior Callum Ewen came in third place with a time of 3:51. The 800-meter relay team with Kevin Jania, Peter Hogya, Junior Scott Udisky and Sophomore Hayden Walsh came in fourth place with a time of 9:39. The girls team also won 12 medals at the meet. In the 800 meter relay the team came in 4th place. The team members were Freshmen Maggie Reid and Siobhan O’Neill plus Juniors Denise Beauchamp and Grainne O’Neill. The relay Triple Jump team came in third place. The team members are Stephanie Mysholowski and Monica Murphy.
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purple and gold signs were placed at the facility officially naming “The Courts” in his honor. The signs were donated by one of his favorite ballplayers Todd Deutsch, Class of 1990, who was an All-County basketball player on one of Robinson’s championship teams. The signs were made by OBHS alum Chris Abbate, who works for Sign-ARama. “Tom took care of those courts like he owned them. You never saw a net
Town of Oyster Bay ice show kicks-off holiday season The Town of Oyster Bay welcomed hundreds of residents to kick off the holiday season at the Town’s 2nd annual “Holiday on Ice” show, held at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage on Dec. 3rd. At the event, attendees were treated to choreographed routines by skating school students and an exciting hockey match between the Town’s tot-hockey players, resulting in a tie between Santa’s elves and reindeer. Town Supervisor John Venditto recognized all show participants and spectators. Those in attendance were encouraged to sign holiday cards to be sent to
military personnel overseas, in an effort to make the holidays a bit brighter for our troops. “The Town was proud to participate in the American Red Cross ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’ program, which sends a touch of home to the men and women serving our country,” Supervisor Venditto said. “The members of Boy Scout Troops 160 of Farmingdale and 382 of Hicksville did an exceptional job facilitating this program that evening.” Equally successful was the canned good collection held during the show, benefiting Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief
Town Supervisor John Venditto and Councilman Joe Pinto join with participants of the Town’s 2nd annual “Holiday on Ice” Skating Show at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage. organization. Those in attendance were treated to a special visit from Santa Claus at the end of the evening, with special
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(From left) Logan Basta, 13, of Oyster Bay, Kyle Schindler, 13, of Oyster Bay, Robert Howes, 13, of Oyster Bay, Thomas Lane, 13, of East Norwich and Mike Bizzoso, 13, of Oyster Bay play ball at “The Courts” on West Main Street.
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Tom Robinson was a legendary figure in Oyster Bay. From his championship teams to his friendly demeanor, Coach Rob, as he was affectionately known, was a sincere competitor and more importantly a favorite teacher who was an inspiration to many students. Robinson, who died at the age of 50 on January 15, 2003, was a dyed-inthe-wool Bayman who graduated from Oyster Bay High School in 1970 and returned to his alma mater to teach physical education at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School and coach tennis, track & field, soccer and basketball for OBHS from 1977-2003. A graduate of SUNY Farmingdale and C.W. Post College, Robinson coached 5 teams to Nassau County Class C championships as well as several boys & girls varsity tennis championships. Due to his success as a coach, he was also inducted into the OBHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2003, the basketball courts next to TR Elementary on West Main Street were dedicated in his honor. Last year the courts got an overhaul with new surface, gates and nets. Earlier this month
torn on those basketball courts or debris around the area,” said classmate and lifelong friend Butch Garrison. “When the school was having budget problems, Tom would come down and mow the lawn around the courts himself.” Robinson was both a well-respected teacher and coach in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District who started the Field Day Program at TR Elementary. “Tom was a very good teacher, all the kids loved him,” said Garrison. “Everybody enthusiastically participated in his classes. He was second to none.” His unique coaching style was described as “aggressive” and “no nonsense.” Garrison added, “His practices were well thought out with no wasted time. His teams were always prepared and well conditioned for each game. His students respected him like no one else.” “The Courts” have a rich tradition for being a hot spot for pickup basketball games. “The history of the Courts goes back to the fifties. Teams would come from all over the island to play the competition at Oyster Bay,” said Garrison. “Everybody knows that if you want to play good basketball, you down to the Courts.”
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Gates restored in Muttontown Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano attended the ribbon cutting of the refurbished entrance gate to the former Hudson Estate, located at the corner of Route 106 and Muttontown Road in Muttontown, on Friday, December 9th. The renovation was financed by the M.O.M.E. Hoffman Foundation with the help of Nassau County. Originally the Hudson Estate, it was once owned by King Zog of Armenia and after many years of neglect was torn down in 1959. The land is now part of Chelsea Mansion, The Muttontown Preserve and the Hoffman Preserve. (Pictured left, from left) Muttontown Trustee Sal Benisatto, Trustee Steven Fine, Heather Bartholomew of the Board of Directors of the Hoffman Foundation, Bill and Ursulla Niarakis of the Hoffman Foundation, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Muttontown Mayor Julianne Beckermann, Village Clerk Lisa Lolis, Trustee Pat Miller and Trustee Carl Juul-Nielsen.
LV rededicates historical World War II monument Despite darkness and rain pouring down, a dedicated group of local veterans and Locust Valley residents gathered in front of the Locust Valley Firehouse on December 7th, the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, for the rededication ceremony of the recently refurbished World War II Honor Roll monument. World War II veterans Ed Heinz, Arnold Ceglia, Adrian Bogart and Larry Ward all participated in the program. In the early days following America’s entry into World War II, communities nationwide were encouraged to establish and maintain “honor rolls” of the local men and women who answered the nations call to duty and entered into the service. The committees were composed of residents from local organizations that included the fire department, The American Legion, The Boy Scouts and local church groups. Locust Valley’s committee was formed in 1942 and was chaired by George Shaddock. Others included William Britton of Britton’s Hardware, who was head
of LV Civil Defense; Dudley Merritt, LV Post Master, Reverand Alber Deyo of the Locust Valley Reform Church and Edith Hay, who would eventually establish the Locust Valley Leader, all apart of a group of numbered twenty-two. Locust Valley’s original “Honor Roll” was made of painted wood and was placed in the field that separated the Locust Valley Fire Department and the Neighborhood House, which today is the Locust Valley Library. After the war, the committee conceived a permanent honor roll and funds were raised for its construction. By July of 1948 the planning sub committee, which was headed by James Robertson, conceived a design and it was decided to erect the monument on a plot on the LV Water District Property on the left side of the LV Fire Department. Local contractors Frank Marmorale & Sons built the permanent monument that November using field stones from Westchester. The monument design would be a large bronze tablet scrolled with the over 500 names of the soldiers
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World War II veteran Larry Ward closely examines the recently refurbished World War II Honor Roll monument. who fought in World War II, this would be Locust Valley’s Honor Roll. Bordering this roster on each side were smaller tablets depicting the war’s progression through campaigns in both the Pacific and the European theaters of the war. The top of the rooster was a bronze relief design, showing the arsenals of the air, land and sea of our military forces. The casting of this detailed plaque came from a foundry in Garden City. Through time the monument stood proud and tall. A controversy over a plan to move the monument to a new location as part of the Normandy Remembered Observances in 1994 had generated much opposition and the planned moved was dropped. A committee was formed then to raise funds to restore the World War II monument where it is currently situated would eventually fall prey as many opposed to the restoration plans and fund raising fell
short. A matching grant had been received in 1997 from the George Baker Foundation but the restoration committee had disbanded in part and the money had been held in escrow until the once sea of controversy regarding the World War II monument had diminished over time. Then a good citizen and local patriot named Kaye Weninger came about to help orchestrate and energize the forces necessary to seek harmony and finally bring this long overdue project to completion. As a special tribute to honor the soldiers of World War II, Operation Democracy, a local rekindled organization that was started post (1947) World War II, decided to take on this project for their mission was to “Never Forget.” They felt the names of the soldiers from Locust Valley are a part of the story of LV’s history and they needed to preserve and educate the next generation to “never forget.”
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placed, the split bronze plaque refurbished, new flag poles stand tall, new bushes, new steps, benches and a walkway. The citizens of the original committee would be proud as nothing was changed or taken away only enhanced so the next generation can come and take a moment to reflect what their grandfathers did and remember freedom is never free. The monument can stand tall and proud for another 63 years.
Accountants Table Showing High Tides Courtesy of
Photos by David J. Criblez
World War II veteran Arnold Ceglia, right, salutes during the rededication ceremony of the recently refurbished World War II Honor Roll monument.
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U Gotta Dance of Woodbury wows the crowd with their moves.
Chamber delivers ‘Spectacular’ event
Emily Garner, left, sang “Ave Marie” as a tribute to Mike Biondo beside little Sally Biondo & Sally Biondo.
Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto and Town Councilman Chris Coschignano showed their support for the Syosset community.
Photos by Pat Strassberg
The Martha Merideth School of Dance performs to an enthusiastic audience at the Syosset Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Lighting Spectacular on December 4th.
(From left) Justin Bergson sang “The Most Wonderful Time of Year” with Master of Ceremonies Frank S. Urso.
HOME OF THE WEEK
Custom colonial with extensive amenities and water views
his home sets the standard for luxurious living. Totally rebuilt, the 6 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom custom Colonial, in the prestigious Cat Hollow section of Bayville, offers the best of everything. Step inside the elegant entry and you will immediately notice the soaring ceilings and master craftsmanship. The open floor plan is great for entertaining, featuring the living room with fireplace, a gourmet eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, a roomy den, three bedrooms, a full bathroom, a laundry room, and a half bathroom. Upstairs, on the second floor, is the master bedroom suite with the master bathroom and Jacuzzi, a balcony, and delightful water views of Mill Neck Preserve, along with steps to an artist loft.
The third floor contains a guest bedroom with full bathroom. The expansive basement level includes a guest suite, office, full bathroom, rec room, and plenty of storage. Outside, the private wooded property includes an inground pool with patio and deck. Beach and mooring privileges add to the appeal of this home. Other amenities include gleaming wood floors, central air conditioning, radiant heat, and a 2-car garage. This outstanding home is located in the Locust Valley School District. The listing price is $1,150,000. Taxes are $18,367.18, with additional village taxes of $3,644.39. For more information, contact Jean Mansueto, Coast Realty, at 516-628-1099.
Note: Each week’s featured home is chosen at random from among properties offered by area realtors. The opinions expressed are those of the realtor and not The Oyster Bay Guardian news department. For further information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEARBY HOMES FOR SALE IN BAYVILLE $1,200,000
11 room Colonial with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
10 room Colonial with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
12 room Post-Modern with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
Creative Realty Group Inc 516-333-6749
Daniel Gale Assoc Inc 516-759-4800
Daniel Gale Assoc Inc 516-759-4800
- The Staff of Coast Realty
Jean Mansueto Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner
Coastrlty@aol.com 255 Bayville Avenue • Bayville
Wishing all our friends a Happy Chanukah and a Merry Christmas!
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