SEA CLIFF BEACH COMMITTEE'S ANNUAL SPRING CLEANING SIGNALS THAT SUMMER WILL SOON BE HERE
May 12, 2014 -- In a sure sign that summer will soon be here, the Sea Cliff Beach Committee, local residents, Mayor Bruce Kennedy, and the Department of Public Works spent much of Saturday morning combing Sea Cliff Beach for litter and flotsam that had collected on the beach over the past several months.
DPW workers Bill Richmond and Gary Ketcham removed some of the debris that had washed ashore from last week's mudslide, and, with a Bobcat, replenished sand to areas that have sustained erosion. "These guys do everything," said Board Trustee Carol Vogt, who was also on hand for the clean-up. "They are the ones that make the place work. We never get to thank them enough."
The volunteers, led by SCBC chair Michelle Capobianco, were kept strong with contributions of food and beverages from the Sea Cliff Bistro, Grassroots, The Metropolitan Bistro, and Rob Byrne, formally of Bernard's of Glen Head.
Although Bernard's, the beach restaurant operator last year, has closed its doors, Mr. Byrne, who had managed the gourmet food establishment, will continue to operate the concession this season.
The Sea Cliff Beach Committee is looking for volunteers, and will have a table at the upcoming Sea Cliff Springfest this June 7, during which residents will have the opportunity to sign up.
On July 5th, the Beach Committee will be hosting Sea Cliff Palooza - the annual musical festival that showcases local bands and musicians. .