Summer Cocktail Party

Getting together over food and cocktails is always festive.  The Bay Village Civic Association had a wonderful turnout of members at The Bulldog on Tuesday, July 8.  Conversation flowed about summer plans, the future of Brunswick, the weather, families, etc.  Some new relationships started.  It’s always nice to meet the person who lives around the corner.

A very large basket of cheer was raffled. Proceeds will help fund future BVCA scholarships.  The lucky winner was Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory.  Legislator Dave Denenberg, Amityville Mayor James Wandell, and Dep. Mayor Jessica Bernius, as well as Trustee Kevin Smith also joined the celebration.

Joan Donnison, president of the BVCA, reminded everyone of the civic association’s mission “to preserve the charm and character of the Village”.  She noted that the BVCA has been in existence for more than seven years.  Mrs. Donnison encouraged everyone to stay informed about the many changes that are occurring in the Village.

We are also reminded that the Bay Village Civic Association awarded scholarships to two Amityville High School seniors in June. The criteria was community service as well as an outstanding scholastic record.

The fortunate winners of $1,000 scholarships each were Anthony Abate and Maya Jordon-Thompson.  The scholarships were presented on Award Day.   Students should keep community service in mind, as they continue their studies.  It benefits them and their community.

For more information, contact the BVCA at or visit them on Facebook.


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