2017 BVCA Shredder Event

Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge

Barbara Strick, a member of the Board of the Bay Village Civic Association, will participate.  She is part of Team Michael, follow this link to her personal page.

http://csun.convio.net/site/TR/PolarBearPlunge/General?px=1005421&pg=personal&fr_id=1363

 

EVENT DATE: Sat. March 11th, 2017
Plunge: 12 PM
Registration: 11 AM
Location: James Caples Memorial Park Beach, Amityville, NY

 

Camp Sunshine is pleased to announce the 2017 Long Island Polar Dip . We believe that together we can send many more children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to our one-of-a-kind retreat in Casco, Maine.

With the strength of an event such as the 2017 Long Island Polar Dip and the resources of Camp Sunshine, it is our goal to raise in excess of $20,000.00. That is enough to send 8 families to Camp Sunshine.

All participants who raise at least $100 will receive a highly coveted “I DID IT” event t-shirt.

Too scared or too smart to take the plunge? There’s the option to participate in the “Chicken Dip” – where you’ll only need to dip your toes in!

http://csun.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1363&pg=entry

BVCA 10th Annual Brunch

BVCA 10th Annual Brunch

Many members and residents enjoyed conversation, brunch and an auction at the BVCA 10th Annual Brunch on Sunday, January 29th. Village Historian Bill Lauder was our special honoree.

BVCA 10th ANNUAL BRUNCH

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!

Canine Companions Benefit and BVCA Holiday Party

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 info@cci.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

NYS Senator Michael Venditto – Guest Speaker at October Membership Meeting

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 Applefest 2016

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.

 

 

 

 

Village Road Paving Project

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

BVCA Awards 4 Scholarships to AMHS Seniors

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.

H.S. Students Work with BVCA to Beautify Amityville

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 bayvillagecivic@aol.com.  You can also visit their Facebook page and website.