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Steve Bellone Guest Speaker at April BVCA Meeting

SBellone at BVCA Mtg. April 2015


Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was the guest speaker at the April 21 Membership Meeting of the Bay Village Civic Association.  The speaking engagement had been arranged about two months prior at the request of Mr. Bellone’s office.  The Suffolk County Executive wanted to reach out to civic associations to further explain his State of the County speech, while answering specific questions.

In his speech, Bellone highlighted three of his goals for the County:

1.      Government Reform

2.     Water Quality

3.     Economic Development

During the Q & A session, topics included the LIRR, “Connect L.I.” initiative, public safety, funding for downtown development, as well as a possible change in status for Republic Airport as proposed by Gov. Cuomo.

The BVCA was assured that the Suffolk County Executive supported keeping Republic Airport a general aviation airport.  That was applauded by the entire audience.


An Amityville cap and “Friendly Bay Villager” sweatshirt were presented to Mr. Bellone as an expression of the BVCA’s gratitude.


Spring Clean-up Shred-a-thon

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8th Annual BVCA Brunch/Raffle

8th Annual BVCA Brunch.Raffle Cake


The community showed up in style to honor Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory. It

was our honor to recognize him for his efforts to benefit the Village.

Unqua can only accommodate a limited number of people at assigned seats. We filled the

Clubhouse….not only with people, but also gift baskets and gift cards to raffle. Barbara Strick and

Doris Reynolds did a wonderful job with their committee in organizing this event.

Thanks are offered to the following BVCA members: Edria Parks, Carolina Anderson, Martha

Peterson, Diane Apgar, Julie MacLean, Joanne Fisk, Cathy Reilly, Bonnie Boldizar, and Annie Bilello.

Special thanks to our favorite musician, Margaret Brooks, who once again serenaded us on the piano.

It was so nice to have representatives from most of the Village organizations, BVCA members, and

many politicians present to join us on this special occasion. We are looking forward to another

wonderful event next year.


8th Annual BVCA Brunch.Raffle dgregory and wife8th Annual BVCA Brunch.Raffle group photo



Amityville Senior Center Receives Donation

Resized SrCenter Chair Donation

standing from left to right: Barbara Strick, Diane Apgar, Pres. Joan Donnison, Julie MacLean, Sr. Cntr. Director Pat O'Neill, Doris Reynolds surrounded by patrons of the center.


 Amityville Senior Center Receives Donation


Members of the Board of the Bay Village Civic Association recently presented a $500 donation to the Amityville Senior Center.  Its director, Pat O’Neill, gratefully accepted it while members of the Center looked on.

BVCA Vice President Diane Apgar discussed the needs of the Center with Ms. O’Neill.  She learned that many of the chairs were straight backed and difficult for some to use.  Arm chairs were preferable.  The donation will be used to purchase more of these chairs.

The Amityville Senior Center is located in the Park North Administration Building.  Access is provided from the parking lot at the rear of the building.

The BVCA Board has made significant donations to the community over the years, including scholarships to AMHS students, gift cards to Sandy victims, community gardens, etc.  The BVCA was pleased to continue to assist Village residents of all ages.

The Bay Village Civic Association represents the residents of the Village of Amityville.  More information may be obtained at or viewing their page on Facebook. 



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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit them on Facebook.


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