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BVCA Ketcham Creek Clean-up and HS Planting Event 2023

BVCA clean-up and planting event Meet volunteers at H.S. and walk to Ketcham Woods Preserve on Merrick Rd. (across from Stop & Shop) to clean-up debris.  Plant annuals at H.S. Pizza and beverages provided. Community service hours awarded.

Saturday May 20th 9 am – noon

Amityville Village Farmer’s Market Opening June 4, 2022

Amityville Village Farmer’s Market Opening June 4, 2022

Familiar vendors and many others will return to the 9/11 Park on Saturday, June
4. This will be the opening day for the Amityville Village Farmer’s Market
operating Saturday mornings from 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. until October 15.

Sponsored by the Bay Village Civic Association, the market has been at this
location on Broadway, across from Peter’s Diner, for many years. At the civic
association tent, Amityville on the Bay emblazoned tees and other clothing may
be purchased. Funds are utilized towards projects to enhance the Village.

Residents have enjoyed purchasing fresh farm products from a Mattituck farmer,
as well as delicious baked goods from Baked at Home, Horman’s pickles, bread
and cheese from Mama Monte’s, coffee and more.

Look for clothing, craft products, and other special items. Often music will be
provided for shoppers’ enjoyment. It’s a delightful way to see neighbors and
friends while shopping in a safe, outdoor venue.

For more information, contact Bay Village Civic Association at Follow us on Facebook at Amityville Farmers’ Market,
and Instagram @amityvillevillagefarmersmarket, too.

BVCA Honored Tom Howard at Recent Brunch

On Sunday, April 24, almost one hundred people attended the 15th Annual BVCA
Brunch/Auction at Unqua. The special honoree was Tom Howard, recently retired Downtown
Revitalization Committee chairperson.

Tom was awarded a beautiful plaque by Joan Donnison, on behalf of the Bay Village Civic
Association, in recognition of his years of service to the Village, as well as his many

Residents were joined by many elected officials honoring Tom. Among them were Suffolk
County Legislator Jason Richberg, NYS Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Town of Babylon
Supervisor Rich Schaffer, and Babylon Councilman DuWayne Gregory.

Kevin Smith, representing the Village of Amityville, addressed the assemblage and presented
Tom with a certificate of recognition. NYS Senator Brooks was unable to attend but sent a
proclamation to honor Tom, too.

When all the honors had been rendered, Tom spoke eloquently about his history in the Village
and efforts to continue a legacy begun by his late father, former Mayor Lou Howard. It was
under his stewardship that trees were planted along the streets in the Village.

Tom expressed gratitude to former Mayor Jim Wandell for asking him to chair the DRC, and to
Mayor Siry for allowing him to continue in that role. He also gave a call out to founding
members of the committee……Kevin McAndrews, Tracy Cullen, Peter Casserly, and the late
Peter Keller for their expertise and advice.

Many lovely baskets were auctioned. The winners were delighted, as were all the attendees.
Unqua was aglow in sunlight and smiles.

It was so nice being together again on a wonderful occasion. As the BVCA president noted, the
prior year, COVID necessitated negative PCR tests or proof of vaccination to attend. We seem
to be entering a better phase. She wished everyone well during the year.



The Amityville Village Farmer’s Market returned to the 9/11 Park on Saturday, June 12. The BVCA is pleased to again sponsor this community event.

The farmer from Mattituck brings his seasonal harvest. It increases with the growing season. Shoppers eagerly anticipate the corn season. The current harvest, including strawberries, is enjoyed by all.

Baked at Home, featuring carrot cake and many other delicious baked goods returns. So does Horman’s Pickles, Mama Monty’s Breads, Nautilus Coffee, and many others. Be prepared to shop for weekend guests and parties. Your guests will be impressed.

Don’t forget to buy soap, crafts, and clothing too. The BVCA has Amityville by the Bay clothing, replenishing their goods constantly. We will attempt to order a size or color of your choice when placing larger orders. Many thanks to our volunteers!

The Market is open from 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. every Saturday until October 9. Check Facebook if strong storms are predicted. Otherwise, we’ll be there! Don’t forget to stroll through the Village after visiting us. Shop and dine locally.



Profiling Peggy Stroh, Baked at Home.

Profiling Peggy Stroh, Baked at Home.

Peggy Stroh has always cooked & baked. Leaving behind a career as office manager and expeditor she turned to her first love – baking – five years ago when demand became so high. Typically she will be at it evenings from 6-11pm during market season but her busiest time is Easter and Christmas. She uses her own recipes and yes she samples as she goes; her favorite is the chocolate chip cookie. Her repertoire includes ginger, chocolate chip peanut butter and oatmeal butterscotch cookies. She also does the very popular carrot cake and takes requests for others. For holidays she makes a tri color pastry, dessert parfaits and a Superbowl Phylo goodie. Also available are breads: Sourdough, white sandwich, Jewish rye & cinnamon rolls. Adding to this since there were many requests, she has added Sauces: Marinade, bourbon and steak & everything, chili, tomato bisque & butternut squash soup. There is usually a line at the Amityville Farmers Market (June through early October). She does not have a website but can be reached at their Facebook Page or on Instagram or by phoning 632-225-6452 ….and looking ahead she is considering a brick and mortar store in the neighborhood. We are so lucky to have her products!