"Don't ever question the value of volunteers. Noah's Ark was built by volunteers; the Titanic was built by professionals." - Author Unknown
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Senator Hannon Serves Up Breakfast for Veterans
Veterans from all over the Sixth District of New York turned out for Senator Kemp Hannon’s free pancake breakfast, held at American Legion Post #1066 in Massapequa as a tribute and thank you to all of the brave Americans who fought for our freedom.
“The best part of the breakfast for me was the opportunity to personally thank everyone and hear all of the stories,” said Senator Hannon. “There are some lessons and truths you just won't gain from a history book,” Hannon continued.
During the breakfast, Senator Hannon presented a special State Certificate of Recognition to Fred Baldi, an army medic, who landed on Utah Beach during Operation Overlord on D-Day. Meanwhile, Thomas Buquicchio, Private First Class of the Fourth Infantry Division, called out “Hey! I was on that beach too!” and met is comrade for the very first time. The entire room gave the two men a standing ovation as they embraced one another.
Senator Hannon will proudly hold two more pancake breakfasts for veterans. Details to come! To view a calendar of other upcoming community events, remember to visit www.kemphannon.com or call the Community Office at 516-739-1700.
In Photo: Sen. Kemp Hannon chats with past County Commander John Marino of American Legion Post #1066 (black Army shirt) as he serves up breakfast to the veterans.
Supervisor Venditto: Still Time To Make Nominations For 11th Annual “Women Of Distinction” Awards Program
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto announced that the Town is accepting nomination forms for the 11th annual “Women of Distinction” awards program. “Each year, the Town has the privilege of honoring designed ‘Women of Distinction’ in each of eight categories,” Supervisor Venditto said. “Winners will be recognized at a Town Board meeting in March 2009, in celebration of Women’s History Month.”
The Supervisor noted that anybody who would like to submit a candidate for the “Women of Distinction” need only fill out a nominating form and submit to the Town prior to the December 31, 2008, deadline. Nominating forms have been distributed to libraries throughout the Town. They can also be found at Town Halls North and South or can be downloaded from the Town’s website, by CLICKING HERE.
“Following the deadline, our awards committee will have the hard task of reviewing the applications and narrowing their selections down,” Supervisor Venditto noted. “Anybody is welcome to submit an application, including those who have done so in the past and whose candidate had not been selected.”
Women who either live or work in the Town of Oyster Bay may be nominated in the following categories:
1) Arts: Outstanding woman who has contributed to the cultural life of the community through theatre, dance, music, art or literature.
2) Business: Professional woman in a position as owner, CEO or high-level manager of a business or industry.
3) Community and Civic Affairs: A leader, supervisor, administrator, manager or member who has made a contribution to the community.
4) Education: A woman educator, administrator or director of a public or private institution of learning who has been outstanding in the field.
5) Government: Woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the community through her work in or with local government.
6) Health Services: Individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the health services field.
7) Humanitarian: An outstanding woman who has made a contribution to the community. This individual may or may not be affiliated with a commercial, professional or non-profit agency or group.
8) Volunteer: A woman who has made an outstanding contribution in serving the needs of others.
“By instituting the ‘Women of Distinction’ awards program, I hoped to begin a tradition that would continue for decades to come,” Supervisor Venditto said. “Now, in its 11th year, the program continues to be a strong tradition and a successful tribute to the outstanding accomplishments of women from throughout the Town of Oyster Bay. Each woman honored will stand as a role model for young women throughout the Town. If you have a nominee in mind, please be sure to pick up a nominating form and submit it before December 31st.”
Farmingdale Fire Department Installation Dinner
Nassau County Legislator Dave Mejias (D-Farmingdale) showed his support of the Farmingdale Fire Department when he attended their Installation Dinner recently. Attending the dinner were Ken Tortoso, 2nd Assistant Chief; Bruce Blovsky, Fire Commissioner; Keith Ryan, 1st Assistant Chief; Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto; Jack Scherer, Chief; Mayor George Starkie; Councilman Anthony Macagnone; Ken Romeo, Fire Commissioner; Bill Barrett, trustee; Cheryl Parisi, trustee; Deputy Mayor Pat Christiansen and Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners Russ Carpenter.
Jacqueline Alm, Volunteer President Appointed at New Island Hospital for a Decade of Service. ""I have a lot of blessings in my life, and this is my way of giving back. If you would like to volunteer at New Island Hospital, please call Human Resources at 520-2225, " said Ms. Alm.
John Savin giving blood at the May 5, 2008 blood drive at the Memorare Knights of Columbus in Seaford. Netting 71 pints, the Memorare recently received the"Silver Award" from the Long Island Blood Services (LIBS) for total donations in 2006. Join them at the next drive on July 14, 2008 from 3-8:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome.
Ernie Weber, TOB Chairman of Blood Drive with Tracy and Michele from L.I. Blood Services on March 6, 2008
Alex Bard, Exec. V.P. CSEA TOB Local 881 with Councilman Muscarella & Councilwoman Walker Donating at Blood Drive
Volunteers: Mary, Joan and Eleanor on Thursday, March 6, 2008
Dr. Jeff Poplarski and Bill Higgins Celebrated their 17th Annual Christmas Eve Skating party which helped to raise nearly $2,000 for local needy familes.
The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa recently donated $300 to the Midshore Mothers' Center. Pictured above: Claudia Feehan, Linda Rini, Karen Willig, Massapequa Kiwanis P.R. Chairman Bill Moseley, Pat Sciattara, Lori Gormly and Fontaine Sheridan. Photo credit: Bill Moseley
Frank Colaciuri, Veranda II Proprietor, holding 11 lb. lobster named "Chester" before donating it back to its natural habitat thanks to the Rodriguez family (Howard, Susan, Danielle, Peter and Mark) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino.
New York Blood Center honors Massapequa residents for their commitment to volunteer blood donation: Richard Hounsell and Catherine Allibone of Massapequa with Michael and Dianne O'Leary of Copiague
Dr. Jeff Poplarski's staff of volunteers are pictured above at the September 30, 2007 Tunnel to Towers Run at Ground Zero to Benefit the Stephen Siller Foundation.
On Wednesday, October 3, 2007, the North Massapequa Fire Department along with the 7th Precinct Police Department responded to an early morning house fire on North Michigan Avenue. No serious injuries were reported.
Congressman Peter King in Support of Charlemagne's Law with volunteers Deborah Pagano, North Shore LIJ Health System, and Lorianne La Marca (holding photo of Charlemagne), Animal Rights Advocate
Gary and Brian Baldinger
New York Dragons, Dennis DaShane #21
The 13th annual Baldinger/NFL/Kiwanis Football Clinic Fundraiser took place on July 14th at John Burns Park. Former National League Football player Gary Baldinger was joined by his brother Brian, and New York Dragons Dennis DaShane #21.
10 Year-Old Massapequa International Williamsport Tournament Team with Coaches Tom Soriano (l), Joe Pinto (c) and Joe Capuona (r) on July 1, 2007
John Savin (c) Hosts the Squires Pancake Breakfast at the Memorare Knights of Columbus on June 24, 2007
Jennifer Pravato (c) & the Lions' Club Host "Journey for Sight" at Marjorie Post on May 21, 2007
Junior Lions' Club Members Help Raise Funds to Cure Newborn and Childhood Blindness
Plainedge Auxiliary of UCP
Jillian & Deborah Berardi-Craft Closet
Katelyn Ginley, Howitt Middle School 7th Grader, Collected Hundreds of Stuffed Bunnies for the Knights of Columbus Council 6911 to ship to our Soldiers Overseas on March 24, 2007
The Town of Oyster Bay and the Long Island Blood Services Held a Blood Drive on Thursday, March 1, 2007. Pictured Below: TOB Commission Richard T. Betz and Resident Donors
Albany Avenue Student Council is presented with a Town of Oyster Bay Citation recognizing its efforts in building school spirit and community betterment. Pictured below at the January 10, 2006 Blood Drive is Principal Valentine, Vice-Principal Unkenholz, Student Council President Andrew Muscarella & Vice-President Michelle Fredericks, Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, Town Clerk Labriola, Councilman Muscarella, Councilwoman Walker, Farmingdale Village Deputy Mayor Rachiele, the student body and donors.
Danielle and Johnny of the Probst Family, holding their annual fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. Holiday light display from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. nightly. Donations accepted for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island through December 31st.
Click on Photo to view the Ronald McDonald House "Wish List" and please consider making a donation!
St. Rose of Lima Parish in Massapequa recently completed their annual Christmas gift collection program.Through this effort, parish members served as "Advent Angels," by donating gifts to the less fortunate.Pictured left is a part of the collection team with a small portion of 2006's "record amount" of donations just before the delivery convoy departed for Farmingville. Picture courtesy of Alice Stippel.
The Massapequa Auxiliary Police
N.C. Legislator Peter Schmitt, Jeanne Vehstedt, Mary Lou Perez and Lois Schmidt at the Community United Methodist Church Annual Cookie Walk
Charles Kavanaugh & Bernard Hennelly, Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Island Council, Ship "care packages" to support our troops in Iraq
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