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Oyster Bay’s first half 2021–2022 school tax levy payment was due on October 1, but residents who haven’t sent their pay...
10/14/2021
Town of OB: School taxes due | Syosset Advance

Oyster Bay’s first half 2021–2022 school tax levy payment was due on October 1, but residents who haven’t sent their payment can do so without penalty until November 10, after which a one percent penalty is added on for each month the payment isn’t made.

Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes Jeffrey Pravato today announced that First Half 2021-2022 School Tax Levy is due on October 1st, but can be paid without penalty through November 10th. "This tax

Today is World Sight Day, and to celebrate, OPTYX of Woodbury VIllage will be offering free eye exams throughout the mon...
10/14/2021
Woodbury optometry boutique celebrates World Sight Day | Syosset Advance

Today is World Sight Day, and to celebrate, OPTYX of Woodbury VIllage will be offering free eye exams throughout the month of October to those who need them, as well as raising awareness through social media of blindness and sight-related disorders.

Optyx eyewear boutique and optometry specialists in Woodbury Village lwill be marking World Sight Day throughout October OPTYX by making a charitable donation and giving complimentary eye exams to tho

The Town of Oyster Bay will be holding two open house sessions in November for its preschools, allowing parents of prosp...
10/10/2021
Open House for TOB pre-school programs | Syosset Advance

The Town of Oyster Bay will be holding two open house sessions in November for its preschools, allowing parents of prospective preschoolers to learn more about the schools and the Town’s preschool program as a whole.

Town of Oyster Bay residents who are interested in enrolling their children in a pre-school program are invited to attend an Open House at one of the Town's two pre-schools, located in Syosset-Wo

From October 22 to October 23, the YOLO Strong Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to benefitting sick and spe...
10/09/2021
YOLO Strong event will raise money for sick children | Syosset Advance

From October 22 to October 23, the YOLO Strong Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to benefitting sick and special needs children, will be holding a 4x4x24 run, with participants starting the race from Oyster Bay’s Beekman Beach.

The sound of feet pounding the pavement will be heard on Friday, October 22nd, as nearly 120 people will participate in a running event sponsored by the YOLO Strong Foundation. The not-for-profit foun

In honor of Police Appreciation Week, The Town of Oyster Bay kicked off its Back the Blue ribbon campaign on October 4 b...
10/08/2021
Town launches 'Back the Blue' ribbon campaign | Syosset Advance

In honor of Police Appreciation Week, The Town of Oyster Bay kicked off its Back the Blue ribbon campaign on October 4 by encouraging residents to place or tie blue ribbons outside their homes and businesses to show their thanks to the men and women of law enforcement.

The Town of Oyster Bay has joined with local and police officials to encourage residents to support the 'Back the Blue' ribbon campaign in recognition of Police Appreciation Week, a national

Courtesy of Town Clerk Richard LaMarca’s office, the Town of Oyster Bay is offering free No Soliciting stickers to resid...
10/06/2021
Town offers free 'Do Not Knock' stickers | Syosset Advance

Courtesy of Town Clerk Richard LaMarca’s office, the Town of Oyster Bay is offering free No Soliciting stickers to residents who don’t wish to be visited by door-to-door salespeople or solicitors.

The Town of Oyster Bay has announced that residents who wish to deter any potential door-to-door solicitors and peddlers can obtain a free, waterproof, vinyl 'No Soliciting' sticker through

Town of Oyster Bay residents who are currently job searching or reentering work after an extended amount of time can enr...
10/05/2021
Town offers online job training courses | Syosset Advance

Town of Oyster Bay residents who are currently job searching or reentering work after an extended amount of time can enroll in the Metrix E-Learning System online job skills training service for 24/7 access to over 5,500 different classes on thousands of different job skills.

The Town of Oyster Bay offers free online job skills training for those individuals looking for new employment, as well as those looking to re-enter the workforce following the hardships imposed by th

The first Syosset Street Fair since 2019 was held on September 19, with attendees, vendors, and all sorts of activities ...
10/05/2021
Syosset Street Fair heralds in fall season | Syosset Advance

The first Syosset Street Fair since 2019 was held on September 19, with attendees, vendors, and all sorts of activities and food galore, and was a rousing success!

Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview) with local residents, at the Syosset-Woodbury Chamber of Commerce’s street fair on Sunday, Sept. 19. Featuring a wide array of vendors representing the Syosset-Woodbury business and civic community, the street fair made its triumphant re...

The Town of Oyster Bay’s 13th Annual Walk for Autism was held on Saturday, September 18, with over $4300 being fundraise...
10/03/2021
13th Annual Walk for Autism | Syosset Advance

The Town of Oyster Bay’s 13th Annual Walk for Autism was held on Saturday, September 18, with over $4300 being fundraised towards the Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities in Freeport.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilwoman Michele Johnson and Councilman Tom Hand recently joined with colleagues in local government, Assemblyman Michael Durso and County Legislator James Kennedy to support the Town’s 13th Annual Walk for Autism held at John J. Burns Town Park. Thi...

Members of the group Residents for a More Beautiful Syosset, along with Syosset Postmaster Dioenis Perez, have been work...
10/02/2021
Making Syosset a little more beautiful | Syosset Advance

Members of the group Residents for a More Beautiful Syosset, along with Syosset Postmaster Dioenis Perez, have been working to improve the gardens around the Syosset post office, mulching them and repairing their sprinkler systems.

Residents for A More Beautiful Syosset teamed up with Syosset Postmaster Dioenis Perez to upgrade the post office gardens. Recently, Residents had the gardens mulched and Postmaster Perez had the sprinkler system repaired. To join Residents or for more information, email [email protected].

Churchgoers at Community Church of Syosset watched on September 12 as a time capsule was dedicated and buried, not to be...
10/02/2021
Community Church of Syosset dedicates time capsule to be opened in 2061 | Syosset Advance

Churchgoers at Community Church of Syosset watched on September 12 as a time capsule was dedicated and buried, not to be opened until the Church’s 200th anniversary in the year 2160.

Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) joined the Community Church of Syosset on Sunday, Sept. 12 to dedicate a time capsule that will be opened on the occasion of the Church'

Joan Olivero, a Girl Scout and candidate for the Girl Scout Gold Award, will be hosting a collection drive for unwanted ...
10/01/2021
Girl scout partners with town to collect e-waste | Syosset Advance

Joan Olivero, a Girl Scout and candidate for the Girl Scout Gold Award, will be hosting a collection drive for unwanted cords, cables, and wires from October 1 to 15 at Town Halls North and South in order to reduce e-waste and prevent potentially dangerous disposal methods for these electronics.

To help reduce the amount of dangerous e-waste in landfills, the Town of Oyster Bay has partnered with Girl Scout Gold Award Candidate Joan Olivero to host a Cord Collection Drive. Residents are encou

From October 1 to October 29, the Town of Oyster Bay and the Massapequa organization Big Hy for Heroes will be collectin...
10/01/2021
Town to collect DVDs for soldiers, kids with cancer | Syosset Advance

From October 1 to October 29, the Town of Oyster Bay and the Massapequa organization Big Hy for Heroes will be collecting DVDs to send to US troops currently deployed overseas, as well as to children in hospitals who are currently battling cancer and other life-threatening conditions.

The Town of Oyster Bay has announced a partnership with Massapequa-based "Big Hy for Heroes" in an effort to collect DVDs for those deployed and serving overseas in the United States Armed F

The Town of Oyster Bay will be holding two free Halloween movie showings, with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” being sh...
09/30/2021
Free Halloween-themed movie nights | Syosset Advance

The Town of Oyster Bay will be holding two free Halloween movie showings, with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” being shown tomorrow on October 1 at Ellsworth Allen Park, and “Hocus Pocus” being shown at Syosset-Woodbury Park on October 8.

The Town of Oyster Bay will be holding two special Halloween-themed movie nights at Town parks. Movie nights include fun pre-movie activities and are held outdoors, weather permitting. Residents and f

On Tuesday, October 26, free child car seat safety checks will be offered by the Syosset Fire Department, the Nassau Cou...
09/28/2021
Free car seat safety checks | Syosset Advance

On Tuesday, October 26, free child car seat safety checks will be offered by the Syosset Fire Department, the Nassau County Police Department, and County Legislator Joshua Lafazan in order to help our children stay safe when in the car.

To ensure that children ride safely this fall and all year long, Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury) and the Nassau County Police Department will be partnering with the Syosset Fire Dep

A mega job fair will be held on Tuesday, October 12 at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, where companies and em...
09/27/2021
Free mega job fair planned for October 12th | Syosset Advance

A mega job fair will be held on Tuesday, October 12 at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, where companies and employers from a variety of different industries will be in attendance to accept resumes and network with job seekers.

The Town of Oyster Bay and The Workforce Partnership will be holding a Mega Job Fair on Tuesday, October 12th, at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage.

Bethpage resident and military veteran Vincent DePalo, who served as a technical sergeant and flight engineer during WWI...
09/26/2021
World War II veteran will make trip of a lifetime | Syosset Advance

Bethpage resident and military veteran Vincent DePalo, who served as a technical sergeant and flight engineer during WWII, will join eight other veterans who have also served our country in visiting Washington DC this coming October 3 to go to the WWII Memorial.

Sunday, October 3rd, will be an historic day for a group of World War II veterans, who requested a trip to Washington D.C. to observe a military memorial. The event was put together by the Honor Fligh

The Fall Oyster Bay Harbor & Beach Cleanup is currently scheduled for Saturday, October 2 at 8 a.m., and all residents a...
09/25/2021
Volunteers needed for Oyster Bay Harbor cleanup | Syosset Advance

The Fall Oyster Bay Harbor & Beach Cleanup is currently scheduled for Saturday, October 2 at 8 a.m., and all residents are encouraged to volunteer their time in helping Oyster Bay Harbor look good and keeping the environment safe from debris.

The Town of Oyster Bay invites residents to participate in the Fall Oyster Bay Harbor & Beach Cleanup, scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd at the Town's north shore beaches. The event, held r

Paula McLain, author of the new crime novel “When the Stars Go Dark,” will be attending a Virtual Author Visit hosted by...
09/24/2021
Afternoons With the Author: Paula McLain | Syosset Advance

Paula McLain, author of the new crime novel “When the Stars Go Dark,” will be attending a Virtual Author Visit hosted by the Syosset Public Library to discuss her book, which tells the story of a detective searching for a missing teen, and the parallels this case has to a previous one.

Virtual Author Visit with Paula McLain Tuesday, September 28, at 3 PM Looking for your next great read? Join the Syosset Library Readers' Services librarians for Afternoons with the Author. Learn

Bhavana Madini, an eighth grader at Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, recently placed third in the Scripps National ...
09/23/2021
POB student places in National Spelling Bee | Syosset Advance

Bhavana Madini, an eighth grader at Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, recently placed third in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is the largest and longest-running large spelling bee in the United States.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board recently honored Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School 8th grader Bhavana Madini for taking 3rd place honors in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation’s largest and longest-running competition of its kind. Supervisor Saladino and ...

The TOBAY Beach Classic car show, featuring all kinds of different classic cars, trucks, and emergency and military vehi...
09/20/2021
LI's largest car show set for Oct. 3rd at Tobay Beach | Syosset Advance

The TOBAY Beach Classic car show, featuring all kinds of different classic cars, trucks, and emergency and military vehicles on display for the public, will be held on Sunday, October 3 at TOBAY Beach from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Long Island's premier car show will take place on Sunday, October 3, from 11am to 4pm at TOBAY Beach (rain date October 10th). The Supervisor's TOBAY Beach Classic will be co-sponsored by Ca

A blood drive organized by the Town of Oyster Bay will take place on October 4 from 1 to 7 p.m.at the Hicksville Athleti...
09/19/2021
Town plans blood drive for October 4th | Syosset Advance

A blood drive organized by the Town of Oyster Bay will take place on October 4 from 1 to 7 p.m.at the Hicksville Athletic Center, with all donors receiving a voucher for a free Blizzard at participating Dairy Queen restaurants.

The Town of Oyster Bay plans a Blood Collection Drive on Monday, October 4th from 1pm to 7pm at the Hicksville Athletic Center, located at 167 S. Broadway in Hicksville. Town Councilwoman Michele John

The Bell Law Group, a law firm owned by Nathalie and John Bell of Woodbury, will be opening a location to Syosset this c...
09/18/2021
Attorneys move office to their Syosset home town | Syosset Advance

The Bell Law Group, a law firm owned by Nathalie and John Bell of Woodbury, will be opening a location to Syosset this coming November, as well as sponsoring tomorrow’s upcoming Syosset Street Fair.

Woodbury residents Nathalie and John Bell, owners and practicing attorneys of law firm Bell Law Group, are excited to bring their company to the Jackson Avenue in Syosset this fall. Festivities to wel

Compass real estate agents Tricia Shannon, Joanne Mackonochie, and Laurie Fromme have come together to help sponsor the ...
09/18/2021
Agents band together to sponsor fair | Syosset Advance

Compass real estate agents Tricia Shannon, Joanne Mackonochie, and Laurie Fromme have come together to help sponsor the upcoming Syosset Street Fair this Sunday, having also helped Compass grow tremendously as a real estate company across Long Island this past year.

Three Compass real estate agents have banded together to provide the highest level of sponsorship for this year's Syosset Street Fair, which will taking place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the

The iSchool of Music and Art, which offers music and art programs for children, will be attending the Syosset Street Fai...
09/17/2021
Fair sponsor to offer musical instrument "petting zoo" | Syosset Advance

The iSchool of Music and Art, which offers music and art programs for children, will be attending the Syosset Street Fair on Sunday, September 19, bringing in tow numerous musical instruments that attendees can interact and play with.

Yi Qian, the founder, owner and director at the iSchool of Music & Art, located in the heart of Syosset at 14 Cold Spring Road, is enthused to showcase the many programs his educational enrichment

DogFest Long Island, a fundraising event being held on Saturday, September 25 to benefit the service dog placement organ...
09/17/2021
Town to host DogFest Long Island | Syosset Advance

DogFest Long Island, a fundraising event being held on Saturday, September 25 to benefit the service dog placement organization Canine Companions, will feature games, activities, speakers, and demonstrations featuring trained service dogs.

The Town of Oyster Bay will host DogFest Long Island on Saturday, September 25th to benefit Canine Companions for Independence. The event, being held at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, runs from 11

Collections of 2021 general taxes have officially been closed, with homeowners who didn’t pay set to receive letters out...
09/16/2021
2021 tax collections closed | Syosset Advance

Collections of 2021 general taxes have officially been closed, with homeowners who didn’t pay set to receive letters outlining what they owe as far as taxes and potential penalties and fees.

Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes Jeffrey P. Pravato has announced that the 2021 General Tax Collection Warrant has been closed, and all related records have been turned over to the Nassau County Treasurer

The Town of Oyster Bay’s Walk for Autism will be held on Saturday, September 18 at 11 a.m. in Massapequa’s Burns Park, w...
09/16/2021
Town hosts 'Walk For Autism' | Syosset Advance

The Town of Oyster Bay’s Walk for Autism will be held on Saturday, September 18 at 11 a.m. in Massapequa’s Burns Park, with all proceeds going to Advantage Care Health Center’s Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities.

The Town of Oyster Bay invites residents to participate in the Town of Oyster Bay's "Walk for Autism" at Burns Park in Massapequa on Saturday, September 18th. The event will benefit Adv

To combat the ongoing epidemic of zombie houses in the Town of Oyster Bay, the Town has created an online registry where...
09/16/2021
Town creates "zombie home" registry | Syosset Advance

To combat the ongoing epidemic of zombie houses in the Town of Oyster Bay, the Town has created an online registry where residents can enter information on abandoned and neglected homes in their area in the hopes of either getting the homes fixed up and renovated or, if the houses’ owners are non-responsive, having them torn down.

The Town of Oyster Bay has launched a new online initiative that allows residents to report abandoned/zombie properties within their neighborhood located in the unincorporated areas of the Town of Oys

The Town of Oyster Bay will once again be offering its co-ed fitness classes to adults 18 and over, featuring courses in...
09/15/2021
Town offers fall fitness classes | Syosset Advance

The Town of Oyster Bay will once again be offering its co-ed fitness classes to adults 18 and over, featuring courses in ballroom dancing, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, and Zumba.

The Town of Oyster Bay has announced that residents who are interested in maintaining or improving their levels of fitness will be able to register for the Town's popular Co-Ed Fitness Classes at

The Town of Oyster Bay will be hosting another STOP (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Collection Program on Saturday, Septe...
09/14/2021
Hazardous Materials Collection Program | Syosset Advance

The Town of Oyster Bay will be hosting another STOP (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Collection Program on Saturday, September 25, allowing residents to safely dispose of items such as oil and latex paints, pesticides and insecticides, propane tanks, motor oil, and other items that can’t be discarded through regular means.

The Town of Oyster Bay will host a S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Collection Program on Saturday, September 25th, from 9am to 4pm at the Old Bethpage Solid Waste Disposal Complex, located at

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Just wanted to let you know that the Syosset HS Class of '84 reunion is set for Saturday August 10, 2019 . The reunion committee needs your help in acquiring all 1984 classmates contact information. If you graduated in 84, know someone that did (friend, brother, sister, cousin, etc). Please email us at syosset[email protected] or message me on facebook. Thank you!