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2020 Farmers Market Press Release

2020 Farmers Market Press Release

Farmer’s Market Press Release June 24, 2020

As we return to some sense of normalcy, the Bay Village Civic Association will continue to sponsor a Farmer’s Market in the Village of Amityville. Opening day will be Saturday, July 11, at the 9/11 Park on Broadway, across from Peter’s Diner. Featuring fresh produce from a Mattituck farm, pickles, baked goods, local honey and more – the market is sure to add popular items to household pantries. Other returning vendors will offer handmade jewelry, crocheted items, artwork and cards, as well as Amityville tee shirts and more. Interested vendors may contact the manager at amityfarmersmarket@gmail.com. The market hours will be from 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. on Saturday mornings until October 10. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Hand sanitizer will be available. All vendors will be separated at a safe distance and wear masks. Baked goods will be pre-packaged. Your support and cooperation are appreciated. Stay healthy and safe.

13th Annual BVCA Brunch – January 26, 2020

13th Annual BVCA Brunch – January 26, 2020

Remember life before social distancing?

Our Brunch/Auction at Unqua was very well attended. The outpouring of support for Wesley C. Powell and the late Everett “Ken” Budd was sincere and overwhelming. Both men exemplified the community commitment that makes our Village special. The BVCA was pleased to offer plaques to the honorees (or their representative) and rose bouquets to their spouses. Presentations were also made by Village officials and Town of Babylon Councilman DuWayne Gregory to the honorees and their families. Here are some pictures from the event.

Once again, thank you for the many donations to the auction as well as your continued support. Special gratitude to the entire committee and our musical duo….Margaret and Meghan Brooks.

Car Parade

Car Parade

The Chamber of Commerce initiated a food donation to staff members at Massapequa Rehab and South Oaks. The BVCA and other community organizations made donations towards this community project. A Car Parade, starting on Louden, is being organized for Monday at 11 A.M. See the attached flyer for details. Chamber President, Jeff Erath, asks that we make signs or banners to thank healthcare workers and first responders. Many thanks to the Chamber and all involved. It takes a Village…… Stay safe, Joan

Social Distance

Social Distance

Safe Social Distancing & Outdoor Activities

FROM AMITYVILLE VILLAGE HALL

With warmer weather ahead, please note: By way of an executive order and as a precautionary safety measure, beginning today, Monday, March 23rd, 2020, Amityville Police Department will have the authority to disperse groups of people/children in Amityville Village that exceed the guidelines of the State of New York and Governor Cuomo’s directive as well as Suffolk County’s directive which is listed below: • Gatherings should be 10 people or less • Minimum of 6 foot distance between people • Any outdoor sports should have a wide separation (min. 6 ft.) between participants. Close quarter sports (such as team basketball, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse) are unacceptable. Governor Cuomo is also considering a plan to reduce gatherings of people at parks throughout New York State as well and we will share any new information with you. Please contact Amityville Police Department at 631-264-0400 to report inappropriate gathering situations. Thank you for considering the safety of your neighbors.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

I am attempting to keep you updated on happenings in the Village. While it’s obvious that we are on “pause”, families are still trying to exercise with children and walk their dogs. Some parents have suggested putting teddy bears in windows or displaying rainbows. The children will look for them and count them. Something fun! You remember fun?!!!! If you haven’t stocked up on wine and other similar beverages, get to Red Gamay by tomorrow afternoon. The attached note is a notice from them informing us that they will close tomorrow night until the “pause” is over. The Better Bagel and Brownstone’s will take phone orders. They are doing curbside pick-up and delivery. Check thebetterbagel.ny.com for more details. Park Ave. Grille Raimo’s and Athena, as well as Amity Ales are also open for take-out. Others may be open too. Call first to check. As noted earlier, Vittorio’s is closed. Please try to maintain social distancing when out. Remind teenagers that they are included in this. Dr. Kelly informs us that a student in our High School tested positive. We are a community that cares. This will pass….flowers are blooming, the days are longer. Find joy wherever and whenever you can. Stay well, safe and calm. Joan

Shopping Security Tips

Shopping Security Tips

Black Friday attracts crowds, and crowds attract scammers!  The bad guys are at it again, please take extra care when shopping online and on premise.   Here are tips to help you navigate the increasingly dangerous world of cyber security.  Especially this time of the year, don’t let the bad guys exploit your holiday spirit against you.  Stay alert and think before you click!

  1. Never click on links in emails. If you want to shop at a site, enter that site address in your browser. There are thousands of fake sites that look almost identical to the real thing. Don’t fall for evil-twin shopping sites.
    2. Don’t open attachments with special offers. It’s a classic scam. The offer should be in the email and you should be able to see it right away.
    3. Watch for malicious ads and popups. Do not click on ads that sound too good to be true, and ignore popups that might propose the “best deal ever”.
    4. Beware of e-skimmers. This is a new one. Do you know that bad guys sometimes skim your credit card at gas stations or ATMs? Well, there is a new flavor of that, the shopping website you order from might be infected with a “e-skimmer” and they steal your card data when you check out. You can prevent that by using PayPal or Amazon.
    5. Use a credit card to buy stuff online if possible. NEVER use a debit card to make online purchases but use that debit card to take out cash only.
    6. Do not shop over a public Wi-Fi. You simply do not know if it’s secure and who is listening. Only shop using a secure, trusted network. If you have no other way to shop, use a VPN which encrypts your traffic.
    7. Be very careful when you see a free offer during the holidays. There is an explosion of all kinds of survey fraud and gift card scams.
    8. Do not re-use any of your passwords. Instead, use a password manager to create hard-tobreak passwords. Re-using any password is literally an invitation to get hacked.
    9. Keep a close eye on your credit card and bank accounts. During this season, unexpected and strange charges might appear which could very well be the first sign your card or even your whole identity has been stolen. If you think you might have been scammed, stay calm and call your credit card company, nix that card and get a new one.
    10. Be especially suspicious of gift card scams. They can be a perfect holiday gift, but gift card scams are skyrocketing. Only buy gift cards from trusted sources.

Amityville Farmers Market

Amityville Farmers Market

Hello Friends! Opening Day for the Amityville Village Farmers’ Market, Sponsored by the Bay Village Civic Association, is on Saturday, June 15th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Thus far, the following vendors have confirmed their participation: Baked at Home, What.The.Soap, Carucci Farms, Horman’s Pickles, Open Minded Organics, Monte’s Bread, Bella Luv, Young Living, El Creative, Lolo’s Creations, and South Shore Home Decor. Also joining us will be the Amityville Public Library. If you are interested (or if you know someone who may be) in joining our growing farmers’ market, please send your inquiry to amityfarmersmarket@gmail.com. We are excited for the upcoming season!!