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 Don't Miss It!

  BVCA Holiday Party

at The One

   Tuesday     December 5

5 pm - 7 pm 

 

 

  

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9th Annual BVCA Brunch Honored Amityville Commission

The Amityville Park Commission has been in existence under varying forms and names since the 1930’s.  Its mission was always to beautify the Village of Amityville through gardens and other attractive displays.

 

This has also been part of the mission of the Bay Village Civic Association.  For nearly ten years, it has been actively beautifying and enhancing public spaces, often consulting and collaborating with Corinne Budde, chairperson of the Park Commission.  Most recently, recognizing a need for shade at the Dog Park and discussing it with Mrs. Budde, a pergola was donated for that park by the BVCA.

 

At this year’s annual Brunch/Raffle at the Unqua Corinthian Yacht Club, Corinne and the members of the Park Commission were recognized.  Joining BVCA president Joan Donnison were many members of the community.  In her speech, Joan noted that the Commission members are master gardeners and/or horticulturalists.  They volunteer their expertise and efforts in all kinds of conditions, frequently with cars whizzing by!

 

Elected officials also acknowledged the Commission’s contributions.  Words of praise were offered by N.Y. State Senator Michael Venditto, N.Y. State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Town of Babylon Councilman Tony Martinez, Village of Amityville Trustee Dennis Siry, and former Deputy Mayor Peter Casserly.

 

If you have admired the Village entranceways, the planter boxes in the summer, and the gardens at the beach, The Triangle and Gazebo, you have witnessed the results of their work.  The accolades are well deserved.

 

In spite of having to postpone this event one week due to the blizzard, the Brunch was well attended.  By all accounts, the raffle was a success.  There were wonderful and valuable gifts donated by many individuals and businesses.  All the recipients were delighted!

 

The Bay Village Civic Association represents the residents of the Village of Amityville.  More information can be found at www.bayvillagecivic.org or on their Facebook page. You may also contact them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

 

 

 

 

9th Annual BVCA Brunch/Raffle

BVCA 2016 Luncheon Invitation

 

Dog Park Pergola Donated by BVCA

The Board of the Bay Village Civic Association considered several donations to benefit Village residents.  The one they chose was a lattice topped pergola for the Village dog park.  It will afford some shade to those residents bringing their dogs there.

 

This issue came to light after Sandy, when a dog owner mentioned how hot it was at the dog park.  She had donated trees for the park.  However, they were destroyed during Sandy.  It is hoped that the pergola will weather storms better.

 

This is a gift from all the members of the Bay Village Civic Association.  It is through their continued membership and support, as well as fundraising, that the BVCA was able to afford this donation.  Enjoy!

 

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 Board at Pergola w/plaque

 

 

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 Pergola with dogs

 

  

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 Pergola with BVCA Members

 

 

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Relaxing at the Pergola and benches

 

 
 
 

BVCA Recognized Recent Police Retirements

While planning the annual Summer Cocktail Party for Bay Village Civic Association members, their Board anticipated the usual attendance. What had always been a casual event at the Bull Dog Grille turned into something more, due to the unanticipated retirements of Amityville’s two top police officers.

With the announcements of the retirement of APD Chief Don Dobby, followed by the retirement of Lieutenant Gerry Gralton, an invitation was extended to them to attend. Certificates of Recognition were to be presented by BVCA president, Joan Donnison. As word spread to various political officials, more accolades came in.

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jeanne-Pierre, represented by Tyler Parks, awarded them a proclamation for their years of service. This was followed by proclamations from Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer and Councilman Tony Martinez.

There was a genuine feeling of gratitude and respect for the officers’ many years of service to the Village of Amityville. Several heart felt references were made regarding their leadership during Superstorm Sandy. Supervisor Schaffer was particularly thankful for that.

N.Y. State Senator Michael Venditto also congratulated the officers on their retirements, while wishing the BVCA members a happy, safe summer.

Trustees Jessica Bernius, Kevin Smith and Dennis Siry were also present. Trustee Smith offered his congratulations and appreciation as a former Fire Department Chief for their collaboration with the department and their many years of service to the Village.

 

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  Former Dep. Mayor Peter Casserly, Babylon Councilman Tony Martinez, Lieut. Gralton,
  Chief Dobby, and Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer

 

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 Joan Donnison, Gerry Gralton, and BVCA members congratulating
 the retiring APD lieutenant.

 

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 BVCA presentation to Chief Dobby

 

 

Steve Bellone Guest Speaker at April BVCA Meeting

SBellone at BVCA Mtg. April 2015

 

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was the guest speaker at the April 21 Membership Meeting of the Bay Village Civic Association.  The speaking engagement had been arranged about two months prior at the request of Mr. Bellone’s office.  The Suffolk County Executive wanted to reach out to civic associations to further explain his State of the County speech, while answering specific questions.

In his speech, Bellone highlighted three of his goals for the County:

1.      Government Reform

2.     Water Quality

3.     Economic Development

During the Q & A session, topics included the LIRR, “Connect L.I.” initiative, public safety, funding for downtown development, as well as a possible change in status for Republic Airport as proposed by Gov. Cuomo.

The BVCA was assured that the Suffolk County Executive supported keeping Republic Airport a general aviation airport.  That was applauded by the entire audience.

 

An Amityville cap and “Friendly Bay Villager” sweatshirt were presented to Mr. Bellone as an expression of the BVCA’s gratitude.

 
 
 
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