The Bay Village Civic Association would like to invite you to our 10th Anniversary Brunch. We are happy to announce we will be honoring Bill Lauder for his many years of service and commitment to Amityville Village. We hope you can attend, invite your neighbors and make new friends!
Lore Waegerle and Zellman
Townsend Thorn and Marco
Ann Barile and Lore Waegerle
Linda Hotchkiss and Tea
Several members of the Bay Village Civic Association are actively involved with Canine Companions. They train companion dogs until they are ready to “graduate” and live with someone who would benefit from their skills. One BVCA member has enjoyed a better quality of life with her latest dog for twelve years. Special thanks are extended to Ann Barile, Linda Hotchkiss and Tea, Townsend Thorn and Marco, as well as Lore Waegerle and Zellmann for providing such a wonderful presentation at a November membership meeting. On a cold and blustery night, those in attendance were amazed and inspired by the compassion and skills of the trainers, recipients and their dogs. Consequently, the Board of the civic association decided to offer financial support to the organization. At the Bay Village Civic Association Holiday Party, recently held at Vittorio’s, a raffle was held. The $350 proceeds from the large wine basket raffle was given to Canine Companions. Ann Barile and Tea stopped in to offer their gratitude. The winner also has a family member connected to CCI. She donated the basket to her for a future fundraiser for Canine Companions. It became the “gift that keeps on giving”! For more information about the Bay Village Civic Association, go to www.bayvillagecivic.org or follow them on Facebook. Canine Companions can be researched at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are pictures from the BVCA Holiday Party at Vittorios’s
President Joan Donnison presenting the basket of cheer to Al James
Ann Barile and her companion Tea
Richard Handler and Jill Yarmosh
Ann and Ed Tringo
Emily and Phil Troiani
Hal and Lorraine Schad
BVCA President Joan Donnison, AFD Chief Jeff Erath and Mayor James Wandell
Mary Calabrese and Richard Handler
Trustees Dennis Siry and Kevin Smith
BVCA Board members Carolina Anderson, Joanne Fisk, Diane Mellish, Doris Reynolds, Barbara Strick, Joan Donnison, Julie MacLean
Judy and Emil Pavik
At the October 17 BVCA Membership Meeting, our featured guest speaker was N.Y. State Senator Michael Venditto. He spoke with us about things he supported in Albany, including tax rebates, grants for the Village and other measures that benefited Amityville. There was also a discussion about the need for an elevator at our L.I.R.R. station. The senator assured us that he is contact with the railroad and knows their objection (insufficient ridership). However, he will continue to work with us towards that goal. His concerns and efforts are truly appreciated.
Rotary held another successful Applefest on Saturday, October 1. Fortunately, there was no rain although it was cool and cloudy. Quite a few interesting vendors, food trucks, and a Showmobile were featured besides the apples and baked goods. Many visitors stopped by the Bay Village Civic Association booth to get more Village information. While there, they also purchased hoodies or sweatshirts….perfect for the weather. Several elected officials came by, too, including Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and NYS Senator Michael Venditto.
Sen. Venditto will be the featured speaker at our next Membership Meeting on October 17. Seating is limited and only members will be accommodated.
All Village roads that have been milled are now paved. Crews are now in the process of replacing pavement markings, crosswalks and stop bars.
Funds are set aside for South Ketcham Avenue while National Grid finishes their gas main replacement work and Louden Avenue while storm drains are replaced. The schedule for Village parking lot resurfacing will be posted as soon as it is available.
Riverside has been delayed due to an unanticipated project that is occurring – replacing soil lost on the island in the Amityville River. All scheduling is weather dependent. Please visit back or check amityville.com and facebook.com/VillageofAmityville for up to date information.
South Ketcham was included in the original repaving plan for the bond. National Grid is working to replace the entire gas main on South Ketcham. After that, the road will be milled and paved. School buses are also having issues. There will be continued discussions between the Village and District to facilitate bus transportation. Check www.amityville.com or call Village Hall at 264-6000.
Follow road crew directions, drive carefully and safely. Joan
On Thursday, June 2, Amityville Memorial High School held a Senior Awards Ceremony. Many students were recognized with a variety of scholarships and awards. It was an exciting moment for all to witness.
The Bay Village Civic Association was pleased to once again grant scholarships to students with outstanding records of community service as well as academic achievement. However, this year, the choice was particularly difficult for a very good reason. There were many applicants who were well qualified.
The recipients were Andrew Abate, Kenneth Dinnoo, Vanessa Ottey and Jaime Ruiz-Marcelo. Congratulations are extended to all winners, and their families. Their achievements and values bode well for their future, and that of our community.
Pictured here are the BVCA scholarship winners, as named above. Most are with BVCA President, Joan Donnison, at the Awards Ceremony. Good luck to all.
On a recent Saturday morning in May, about twenty students from Amityville Memorial H.S. volunteered to work with members of the Bay Village Civic Association. They had a two-fold mission: to clean up the Woods Preserve on Ketcham Creek, as well as improve the landscaping appearance on the H.S. grounds.
With the assistance of school advisor Cara Garofalo, and the support of Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Stop & Shop, and Raimo’s Pizza, the BVCA conducted a successful event.
The students and volunteers worked diligently to remove plastic bags and debris from the wetlands, while not disturbing it. At least four bags of trash were collected.
Afterwards, everyone returned to the school to weed and prune garden beds at the main entrance. Many plants had been purchased by the civic association. Laboring together, the students and BVCA volunteers added the new plants to those beds. Plants were added around the electronic sign facing Merrick Rd., as well as the one at the sign in the western parking lot, too.
Tired and hungry, but pleased with the results, students and civic association volunteers enjoyed Raimo’s pizza and refreshments in the High School lunchroom. Community Service hours were awarded to the students, as well.
This has become an annual event to help beautify the Village of Amityville. The Bay Village Civic Association has donated and created several garden beds in the Village including the large rectangular bed at the entrance to the Library.
For more information, contact the Bay Village Civic Association at email@example.com. You can also visit their Facebook page and website.
Preserve Clean-up on May 21st
The Bay Village Civic Association Enhancement Committee has planned another Clean-up at the Woods Preserve on the north side of Merrick Rd. at Ketcham Creek. It is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 with the help of AMHS students and community volunteers.
We will meet on the east side of the High School, near the portables, at 9:45 A.M. and proceed to the Preserve by 10 A.M. Suffolk County National Bank will allow us to park on the north side of its parking lot.
Afterwards, we will return to the High School to do some gardening. Plants will be trimmed, beds cleaned, and new, BVCA donated plants will be added, as needed.
Volunteers are encouraged to dress appropriately and bring labeled gardening tools and gloves. Water and packets of bug repellent will be available. There is no raindate. However, if the weather is terrible, we will notify members and post a cancellation on our Facebook page and web site. In the past, the weather gods have smiled on us!
Afterwards, pizza and refreshments will be offered in the High School by the BVCA and a local business. Students will receive Community Service hours. Volunteers are welcome!
Contact the Bay Village Civic Association at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This year’s annual BVCA Shred-A-Thon at the 9/11 Park held on
Saturday, April 16th was a great success.
We had beautiful weather and a great turnout.
Thank you to all that supported this event and to our volunteers.
This is a great way to kick off Spring!