ANNUAL BFE BEACH PARTY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2010

 

Location:

We have been denied the use of the “Mushrooms” beach at Point Lookout because it is 9-11 and there will be a memorial at that location. We now have confirmation for the Sands next door to the “Mushrooms” for the beach party. The Sands is one beach closer to the Loop Parkway (the parkway that connects the Meadowbrook Parkway to Point Lookout, Lido and Long Beach). We will need to provide our own tables, chairs and food. There is no concession. There are barbque pits and grills and some but not enough tables. There are restaurants in the area that will deliver to the beach and we will have their menus available for you. We’re sorry for the delay in informing you, but we had to wait for confirmation of the Sands Beach.

Directions:

Drive south on Meadowbrook Parkway. At the toll booths, bear right onto the Loop Parkway. Loop Parkway ends at Lido Blvd. Turn right and head west on Lido Blvd. Entrance to the Sands is about a mile on the left, one beach closer than the “Mushrooms” beach.

 

SPRING CELEBRATION IS BACK


SPRING CELEBRATION IS BACK

After a year’s absence, Spring Celebration has returned!
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 3-6 pm
Baldwin Senior High School CommonsHonorees for 2010:
Sheila Cohen & William St.George (a posthumous honor)

Sheila Horowitz Cohen ’47 was president of the BFE for six years; and is a past president of the Baldwin Educational Assembly. She served as PTA president of Brookside School, Baldwin Senior H.S. and Baldwin Council, as well as District Director of Nassau PTAs and president of New York State PTA.

William St.George ’74, was Special Operations Commander of the Fire Department of the City of NY (FDNY). He was Fire Chief in Baldwin and was an elected Fire Commissioner. He served in the Baldwin Boosters Club and other community groups. He died in July 2007 of colon cancer.

The Spring Celebration is open to all at a cost of $15, payable to BFE. Checks may be sent to the BFE, P.O. Box 350, Baldwin, NY 11510-0350. Light refreshments will be served.

Brick Patio Dedication

On Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 9:00 A.M., there was a dedication of the Brick Patio at Baldwin High School in front of the main commons entrance on Ethel T. Kloberg Drive, off Grand Ave. It preceded the annual BFE Beach Party at Jones Beach, West End #2. Those who have waited patiently to see their engraved bricks hopefully were pleased.

ADOLPH J. & DOROTHY R. ECKHARDT FOUNDATION PRESENTS BALDWIN FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION WITH GENEROUS GIFT

June 8, 2007

Ms. Sally A. Graham has presented a most generous check for $54,500.00 to the Baldwin Foundation for Education in memory of her parents, Adolph and Dorothy Eckhardt. “The selection of the BFE to carry out their wishes to assist and further the educational and civic needs of the Baldwin community is a great honor and sincerely appreciated,” said Sheila Cohen, BFE president. Its members believe that their grants to Baldwin teachers and classrooms and scholarships to worthy students make BFE a worthy choice for the Eckhardt family’s generosity.

A $2000 Adolph & Dorothy Eckhardt Memorial Scholarship for a graduating Baldwin High School senior will be awarded at the annual Senior High School Awards Assembly in June each year. The criteria for the scholarship would include: a commitment to learning and higher education, participation in school extra curricular activities, good academic standing, economic and financial need, and acceptance to a college or university.

This generous donation, and with it, the ability to help a worthy and needy student with The Adolph & Dorothy Eckhardt Memorial Scholarship, is a fitting memorial to people who were such dedicated and respected supporters of the Baldwin community and its history.

Adolph J. Eckhardt was born in New York City on April 4, 1911. His family moved to Baldwin in 1913. Mr. Eckhardt’s family settled on Church Street and Verity Lane in South Baldwin. The family ran a feed, grain and coal business from that location. Mr. Eckhardt married Dorothy M. Reynolds from Oneonta, New York in 1934.

Prior to her marriage, Dorothy J. Reynolds excelled in high school and college in Oneonta, majoring in English, literature and journalism. In the early 1930’s Arthur E. Newton, Baldwin’s Superintendent of Schools, came to Oneonta to interview seniors for prospective teaching jobs in Baldwin. Ms. Reynolds was quickly hired and was soon teaching English to 7th and 8th graders in Baldwin Junior High School. While teaching, she attended Journalism School at Columbia University. She later studied speech, communication and literature at NYU, graduating with a B.S. in Education.

Following their marriage, Adolph attended Brooklyn Law School, graduating with a Master of Law degree, and was admitted to the Bar in 1939.

After Law School, Adolph accepted a commission in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. He went on duty attached to the Quartermaster Division, soon attaining the rank of Major and Quartermaster of Mitchel Field.

When World War II ended, Mr. Eckhardt began his law practice in 1948 in a building he constructed on Grand Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Eckhardt traveled extensively. After retiring from the active practice of law in 1990, Mr. Eckhardt began writing about the history of Baldwin. In 1997 his book entitled “Tales of Old Baldwin” was edited and published with the help of his wife Dorothy.

Mr. Eckhardt died on July 14, 2005 and his wife Dorothy died on May 22, 2006.

HONOREES CHOSEN by the BOARD OF TRUSTEES for the SPRING CELEBRATION, April 21, 2007

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Sheila Cohen, President
    Baldwin Foundation for Education (BFE)
    516-378-6473
    e-mail: Sheila CohenVirginia (Ginny) Foley, co-president of the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and Stephen (Steve) Carroll, Head Varsity Football Coach at the high school, were chosen by the Board of Trustees at its November meeting to be honored at the annual Spring Celebration on Saturday, April 21, 2007 at Baldwin High School.

    Ms. Foley has brought the Chamber to new prominence in the community, featuring events such the picnic at Baldwin Park, the Pancake Breakfast, the Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremonies; has worked in cooperation with town and county governments on the Downtown Fa ade Improvement Program. In 2000 she was named Baldwin Small Business Person of the Year by the Nassau Council of Chambers.

    Mr. Carroll, son of the late Tom Carroll (member of the Board of Education) and Cathy Carroll (BFE board member), was voted Nassau County Coach of the year in 2005, New York Jets Coach of the Week, coached the Baldwin Bruins to its first County Title since 1953, earned a PTA Life Membership from Brookside School, and volunteers at Island Harvest Food rescue.

    The Spring Celebration will be held from 3-6 pm in the High School Commons. A brief program and a light supper donated by Baldwin merchants complete the event. The cost is $15 and the entire community is welcome. Write the BFE P.O. Box 350, Baldwin 11510-0350 or e-mail: Sharon Knoernschild or Melissa Manning for further information.

    FORMER AWARD RECIPIENTS:

    1998-99 BFE PRESIDENT- PEGGY HILLSGROVE SPIRAKIS
    NYS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE- LEO McGINITY
    1999-00 BFE ATTORNEY- H. WILLIAM HODGES
    FORMER SUPERINTENDENT- GENE LANZARO
    2000-01 FORMER AST. SUPERINTENDENT- PETER K. LYNCH
    FORMER ADMINISTRATOR -JOHN RYAN
    2001-02 PAST PRES. BOARD OF EDUCATION JOAN TIEDEMANN
    PAST PRESIDENT BFE – ROBERT WEISSER
    2002-03 PAST PRESIDENT BOARD OF ED- LORRAINE DELLER
    BFE VICE-PRESIDENT- FLORENCE KELLY HAFF
    2003-04 JOURNALIST & VOLUNTEER- JOAN DELANEY
    35-YEAR BALDWIN FACULTY MEMBER- MARIE JENSEN
    2004-05 MEADOW SCHOOL PRINCIPAL – JOAN FLATLEY
    BFE,BUSINESS,CHURCH,COMMUNITY-BARBARA FULLERTON
    2005-06 BALDWINCOUNCIL/DRUG ABUSE-CLAUDIA ROTONDO
    ED INGLES-BROADCASTER, COACH, EDUCATOR
    MARGARET FOLEY-INGLES-PTA/BOY/GIRL SCOUTS
    2006-2007 VIRGINIA (Ginny) FOLEY, Co-President Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, voted Small Business Person of the Year 2000 by Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce
    STEVE CARROLL, Head Varsity Football Coach Baldwin Bruins, Nassau County Coach of the Year in 2005
    2007-2008 PAT BENHAZL, 32 years Baldwin H.S. Business Faculty
    2008-2009    NO SPRING CELEBRATION
    2009-2010    SHEILA COHEN, BFE President 6 years, State President NY State PTA
    WILLIAM ST. GEORGE (posthumously), Baldwin Fire Chief,
    Commander NY City Fire Department