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!
PRESS RELEASE January 26, 2021
In a continuing effort to support local businesses, the Bay Village Civic Association focused financial support on Amityville “eateries”. Gift cards totaling $100 were purchased from local restaurants, delis, and take-out locations to raffle to BVCA members.
The raffle was held in January at the BVCA monthly membership meeting via Zoom. Gift cards were valued at $25 each and grouped in twos from each shop. The winners received $50 worth of cards for an establishment.
Whether you won gift cards or not, perhaps you took your special someone out for Valentine’s Day. You may have also ordered a wonderful take-out meal for a candlelight dinner, or lunch/brunch. Enjoy these meals any day! It is hoped that this project will assist these “eateries” through this particularly difficult time.
The BVCA encourages residents to continue to patronize all local shops. At a past membership meeting, gift cards valued at $25 from all local small shops in the Village were also raffled to members.
The dues and money raised through fundraising have supported such projects. While the BVCA greatly appreciates this, it also recognizes the efforts of Board member Rhea Albert Darling who went to each location to make the purchases on behalf of the civic association.
For more information about the Bay Village Civic Association, visit them on Facebook or go to www.bayvillagecivic.org. You may also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. All local restaurants and shops need our support. We certainly want them to be there when this COVID nightmare is over! Continue to wear a mask and stay safe. Try to get the vaccine, too. Things will improve, but we are still on the road to better days. It takes a Village……….
During this extraordinary time, the Bay Village Civic Association Board decided to do something unusual. Rather than solicit donations from local businesses for an annual fundraiser, $25 gift cards were purchased from each of them!
A free drawing of BVCA members was held on Monday, November 16 via a Zoom Membership Meeting. The names and gifts were announced at that time.
Following that meeting, the winners were contacted, and gift cards delivered. Members were asked to pass the cards on to someone else who might use them, if not something they might choose. This was the civic association’s effort to bring shoppers into the local businesses. It was a win-win for all.
While the gift cards were purchased from Village of Amityville shops which had supported the BVCA in the past, all small businesses are wished the best during this challenging time.
Whether looking for gifts, chocolate, clothing, spas and salons, places to dine, etc., support our local small businesses. Everyone notices when a shop is empty. If we want less of that, we all need to step away from the computer, put on a mask, and go out shopping in our beautiful neighborhood. It takes a Village.
Community Shred Event
A Community Shred Event will take place at the 9/11 Park on Saturday, November 7, from 10 A.M. until Noon. This is located on the east side of Broadway, at the train trestle, across from Peter’s Diner.
Sponsored by the Bay Village Civic Association, a $10 donation will enable you to see three bags or boxes of personal papers shred on site by Secure Shred. The company asks that clients stay in their cars while awaiting employees who will take papers. Please wear a mask when giving your donation to a BVCA volunteer. During the pandemic, many have been cleaning out closets and offices. This is a wonderful way to ensure your papers with private information are securely destroyed while giving back to the community.
The donations are used to help fund community scholarships and projects. In the past, the BVCA has donated a pergola at the Dog Park, Village entranceway signs, anniversary flags, etc. Many scholarships have been awarded annually to high achieving and community-minded Amityville Memorial H.S. students.
For more information, contact the Bay Village Civic Association at email@example.com, or go to their web site www.bayvillagecivic.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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