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A week in Bayville

Isabella, 2, and Gianna, 3, Moreano enjoy a

Isabella, 2, and Gianna, 3, Moreano enjoy a dip in the Long Island Sound outside their #Bayville home Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Community journalist Tara Conry spends a week in Bayville getting to know the community, attending events and meeting the people that live and work there. Follow along through photos, taken via Instagram, a mobile app that can be used to alter the color and tone of photographs.

This was @JackieMartling in 1961 in his eighth
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This was @JackieMartling in 1961 in his eighth grade class photo at James Vernon School in #eastnorwich

This large exit sign on @JackieMartling 's #bayville
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This large exit sign on @JackieMartling 's #bayville home was swiped from Steve's Pier I restaurant in Bayville after it closed

The dining room, and virtually every room in
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The dining room, and virtually every room in @JackieMartling 's #bayville home, has large windows looking out on the Long Island Sound

The kitchen in @JackieMartling 's #bayville home
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The kitchen in @JackieMartling 's #bayville home

This is the view from Jackie
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This is the view from Jackie "the Joke Man" Martling's bedroom in his #bayville home

The upstairs porch of @JackieMartling 's #bayville home
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The upstairs porch of @JackieMartling 's #bayville home provides a view of the Long Island Sound

Jackie
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Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling is giving me the tour of his waterfront #bayville home

Long-time #Bayville resident, comic and radio personality @JackieMartling
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Long-time #Bayville resident, comic and radio personality @JackieMartling shows me his studio at his #Bayville home

The wall of cassettes of some of @JackieMartling
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The wall of cassettes of some of @JackieMartling 's stand-up performances in the 80s and 90s at his studio in #Bayville

Now entering @JackieMartling 's
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Now entering @JackieMartling 's "Jokeland," a garage turned studio at his home in #bayville

Jackie
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Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling @JackieMartling is having his usual, the tuna, at Bridge Cafe in #bayville

Enjoying my grilled chicken, pesto and melted mozzarella
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Enjoying my grilled chicken, pesto and melted mozzarella salad at the Bridge Cafe in #bayville while lunching with Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling

Might have to stop by for one of
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Might have to stop by for one of these later. #Bayville Adventure Park owner D.R. Finley also owns this ice cream shop. (Beaches & Cream), as well as the adjacent Tiki Bar and Shipwreck Tavern

I spoke with D.R. Finley, owner of #Bayville
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I spoke with D.R. Finley, owner of #Bayville Adventure Park (and Bayville Scream Park). Find out later today what inspired him to open his theme parks

This tunnel allows visitors to the Centre Island
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This tunnel allows visitors to the Centre Island beaches in #Bayville to access Oyster Bay Harbor and the Long Island Sound without crossing Bayville Avenue

Centre Island Bay Beach in #bayville is home
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Centre Island Bay Beach in #bayville is home to piping plovers, which nest in this restricted area

A seagull takes off along the shore of
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A seagull takes off along the shore of Oyster Bay Harbor in #bayville

If you look close, you can see the
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If you look close, you can see the tadpoles swimming in the water at Centre Island Bay Beach in #bayville

From left, Oyster Bay's Brian Duke, 9, Kevin
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From left, Oyster Bay's Brian Duke, 9, Kevin Duke, 13, and Julie Duke, 5, splash around in Oyster Bay Harbor at Centre Island Bay Beach in #Bayville

What better way to start off this hot
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What better way to start off this hot and humid day than taking a dip in the Long Island Sound at Centre Island Sound Beach in #bayville

Centre Island Sound Beach in #bayville offers great
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Centre Island Sound Beach in #bayville offers great views and swimming in the Long Island Sound

I would love to lounge in this chair
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I would love to lounge in this chair at the Crescent Beach Club in #bayville but I still have other sights to see before our #townfocus comes to an end.

This seal was hanging out at Stehli Beach
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This seal was hanging out at Stehli Beach in #bayville this morning. Lifeguard Paige Gugerty snapped this shot but it looks like the seal is saying,"No pictures, please."

Jeremiah Relyea, 32, has worked at Frank M.
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Jeremiah Relyea, 32, has worked at Frank M. Flower & Sons shellfish hatchery in Bayville since he was a senior in high school. He now manages the oyster farming part of the business. (July 18, 2013)

These oysters were spawned in March and are
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These oysters were spawned in March and are now ready to be transferred from the hatchery in #Bayville to a bed in Oyster Bay Harbor

This machine, called the
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This machine, called the "screener," cleans and sorts the oysters that are being grown at Frank M Flower & Sons shellfish hatchery in #bayville

This is what one-month old clams look like
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This is what one-month old clams look like #bayville

Workers bring in oysters on a small barge
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Workers bring in oysters on a small barge at the Frank M Flower & Sons shellfish hatchery in #bayville

My busy day in #bayville continues with a
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My busy day in #bayville continues with a tour of the Frank M. Flower & Sons clam and oyster hatchery. Follow along

A drive down Creek Road in #Bayville offers
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A drive down Creek Road in #Bayville offers a scenic view of Mill Neck Creek

Treating myself to some Whole Wheat Sweet Challah
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Treating myself to some Whole Wheat Sweet Challah French Toast at the Bridge Cafe in #Bayville after this morning's challenging run along the rocky shoreline

Penny takes a short rest before the final
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Penny takes a short rest before the final stretch of our #rockscramblingrun in #bayville

Check out the great view we have of
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Check out the great view we have of the Long Island Sound during our run in #bayville #rockscramblingrun

This was the easiest part of our 2-mile
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This was the easiest part of our 2-mile #rockscramblingrun in #bayville

Olympic windsurfer Farrah Hall maneuvers her way down
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Olympic windsurfer Farrah Hall maneuvers her way down a large pile of rocks on our run in #bayville

Two people run along the Long Island Sound
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Two people run along the Long Island Sound in #Bayville. (July 18, 2013)

Joining us on our rock scrambling run is
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Joining us on our rock scrambling run is competitive windsurfer Farrah Hall, who is in #bayville training. She will be competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rip

Dave Gugerty always searches for sea glass while
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Dave Gugerty always searches for sea glass while running along the rocky shoreline of the Long Island Sound in #bayville

Isabella, 2, and Gianna, 3, Moreano enjoy a
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Isabella, 2, and Gianna, 3, Moreano enjoy a dip in the Long Island Sound outside their #Bayville home

Dave Gugerty, a 25 year #Bayville resident and
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Dave Gugerty, a 25 year #Bayville resident and his dog, Penny, scale rocks on our run along the Long Island Sound

Scaling rocks along the Long Island Sound in
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Scaling rocks along the Long Island Sound in #bayville

Penny and Sandy are cooling off before our
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Penny and Sandy are cooling off before our run in #bayville

Some Bayville residents, their pooches and an Olympian
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Some Bayville residents, their pooches and an Olympian head on a "rock scrambling run." (July 18, 2013)

#Bayville would be a much different place today
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#Bayville would be a much different place today if Robert Moses had been allowed to build this bridge from Bayville to Rye

Who remembers the Pig 'N Whistle? This popular
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Who remembers the Pig 'N Whistle? This popular restaurant was located in the west end of #bayville

Peach Cobbler is the
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Peach Cobbler is the "Flavor of the Day" at Suzie Cakez Cupcakes, which is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of opening her #Bayville bakery today @suziecakez

Boaters can dock their boats here and be
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Boaters can dock their boats here and be shuttled over to the Clam Bar at Bridge Marina

About to pass under the #Bayville Bridge to
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About to pass under the #Bayville Bridge to return to Bridge Marina

Nassau County is building a wall along West
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Nassau County is building a wall along West Shore Road, which suffered extreme damage during superstorm Sandy, to safeguard it against future storms

The non-profit Waterfront Center on Oyster Bay Harbor
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The non-profit Waterfront Center on Oyster Bay Harbor in Oyster Bay teaches sailing

Heading back to #Bayville and it looks like
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Heading back to #Bayville and it looks like we have company

The Seawanhaka Yacht Club in Centre Island
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The Seawanhaka Yacht Club in Centre Island

This is Billy Joel's Centre Island home. #bayville
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This is Billy Joel's Centre Island home. #bayville

Getting a tour of Oyster Bay Harbor from
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Getting a tour of Oyster Bay Harbor from Richard Valicenti, owner of Bayville's Bridge Marine

A view of Centre Island from inside Oyster
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A view of Centre Island from inside Oyster Bay Harbor

Here's a view you don't usually see. Passing
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Here's a view you don't usually see. Passing under the #Bayville Bridge in one of Bridge Marina'a speedboats

The Clam Bar at Bridge Marina in #Bayville
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The Clam Bar at Bridge Marina in #Bayville is open from May till October, depending on the weather

The lobster salad roll at The Clam Bar
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The lobster salad roll at The Clam Bar at the Bridge Marina in #Bayville is a popular local dish.

Enjoying the view of Mill Neck Creek from
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Enjoying the view of Mill Neck Creek from the deck of The Clam Bar at Bridge Marina in #bayville

Bridge Marine in Bayville has a boat marina
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Bridge Marine in Bayville has a boat marina but also rents kayaks and motor boats. Going out for a ride this afternoon with owner Richard Valicenti

Arielle Morano, 9, of Mastic Beach, gets some
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Arielle Morano, 9, of Mastic Beach, gets some serious height jumping in the #Bayville Adventure Park's Bungee Bounce Dome

Mastic Beach's Ethan Morano, 7, flips for the
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Mastic Beach's Ethan Morano, 7, flips for the Bungee Bounce Dome at #Bayville Adventure Park

James Whitman, 10, of Oyster Bay, goes up
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James Whitman, 10, of Oyster Bay, goes up against his mother, Laura Whitman, 46, in a wild water balloon fight at #Bayville Adventure Park. On busy days, the park goes through anywhere from 3,000-5,000 balloons for this attraction

Do you think you could complete the Jungle
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Do you think you could complete the Jungle Tree Top Adventure at #Bayville Adventure Park? This is one way to conquer any fear of heights

Here's one way to beat the sweltering heat.
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Here's one way to beat the sweltering heat. These are the bumper boats at the #Bayville Adventure Park

They don't make dough machines like the one
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They don't make dough machines like the one at Ralph Pizza's in #Bayville anymore! Jerry Camera says it's more than 60 years old.

... and catching up on some required reading.
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... and catching up on some required reading. #bayville

Enjoying a late lunch at Ralph's Pizza in
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Enjoying a late lunch at Ralph's Pizza in #Bayville Spinach and mozzarella pizza with a Caesar salad

Jerry Camera's parents opened up Ralph's Pizza in
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Jerry Camera's parents opened up Ralph's Pizza in May 1961 in a old boat repair shop in #Bayville. Although the building hasn't changed much over the years, the nearby beach has dramatically decreased in size.

Ralph's Pizza, located on Bayville Avenue in
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Ralph's Pizza, located on Bayville Avenue in "the Stands" section, is believed to be the oldest business in #Bayville today

Refueling with some iced coffee from the Bayville
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Refueling with some iced coffee from the Bayville Deli

On to book #5 during the Bayville Free
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On to book #5 during the Bayville Free Library's Storytime by the Sound at West Harbor Beach

The Farren Family, of Bayville, listens to
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The Farren Family, of Bayville, listens to "Miss Jill" of the Bayville Free Library read books aloud at West Harbor Beach

Lena McAree, 18 months, of Bayville, enjoys Storytime
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Lena McAree, 18 months, of Bayville, enjoys Storytime at West Harbor Beach. (July 16, 2013)

More than 20 kids are gathered around
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More than 20 kids are gathered around "Miss Jill" to hear stories at Bayville's West Harbor Beach

Bayville kids gather around at West Harbor Beach
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Bayville kids gather around at West Harbor Beach for Storytime by the Bay

Bayville families find relief from Tuesday's scorching heat
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Bayville families find relief from Tuesday's scorching heat at West Harbor Beach

Bayville lifeguards give free swimming lessons to local
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Bayville lifeguards give free swimming lessons to local kids, Mondays-Thursdays from about 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at West Harbor Beach

Bayville residents: Bring the kids to West Harbor
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Bayville residents: Bring the kids to West Harbor Beach. The Bayville Free Library's "Storytime by the Bay" starts in 30 minutes near the playground

West Harbor Beach is one of two resident-only
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West Harbor Beach is one of two resident-only beaches operated by the village of Bayville.

This South Shore girl's feet aren't used to
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This South Shore girl's feet aren't used to walking on rocky beaches. Ouch! #bayville

Bridge Marine is located near the Bayville Bridge.
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Bridge Marine is located near the Bayville Bridge. (July 16, 2013)

Looking into renting a kayak at the Bridge
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Looking into renting a kayak at the Bridge Marina in #bayville

Today's special flavor at Suzie Cakez Cupcakes is
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Today's special flavor at Suzie Cakez Cupcakes is Butterscotch

Susan Rust has hosted more two dozen kids
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Susan Rust has hosted more two dozen kids birthday parties in her store since she opened last July

Check out the cute decor at Suzie Cakez
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Check out the cute decor at Suzie Cakez Cupcakes in #bayville

Sitting down right now with Susan Rust, owner
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Sitting down right now with Susan Rust, owner of Suzie Cakez, one of Bayville's newest businesses

I'm back in #Bayville this morning for the
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I'm back in #Bayville this morning for the second day of @Newsday #townfocus

The Fashion Room in the Bayville Historical Museum
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The Fashion Room in the Bayville Historical Museum

When this ship crashed landed on the shore
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When this ship crashed landed on the shore of Bayville around the time of Prohibition it was filled with liquor

The Bayville Aquatic Club, which was open from
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The Bayville Aquatic Club, which was open from 1923 to 1932, was known for its competitive swimmers and speedboat racing

Sandy wasn't the first storm to strike Bayville.
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Sandy wasn't the first storm to strike Bayville. The Long Island Express in 1938 swept away this home

This traffic light used to control traffic at
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This traffic light used to control traffic at the intersection of Bayville and Ludlam avenues

This desk came from Bayville's original schoolhouse
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This desk came from Bayville's original schoolhouse

Bayville's very first school
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Bayville's very first school

This hat was worn by Bayville's first fire
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This hat was worn by Bayville's first fire chief, Theodore Mackey

To form the Bayville Police Department in 1921,
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To form the Bayville Police Department in 1921, the mayor at the time deputized the members of Bayville's minor league baseball team

A. Winslow Pierce was the first mayor of
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A. Winslow Pierce was the first mayor of Bayville

Harrison and Mona Williams owned 60 acres and
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Harrison and Mona Williams owned 60 acres and a 22-room house in Bayville in the early 1900s

This room in the Bayville Historical Museum is
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This room in the Bayville Historical Museum is set up to resemble the first shop in Bayville, O.H. Perry General Store

The Colonial Room inside the Bayville Historical Museum
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The Colonial Room inside the Bayville Historical Museum

Oyster farming is still a lucrative business in
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Oyster farming is still a lucrative business in Bayville.

Bayville used to have it's own casino on
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Bayville used to have it's own casino on Bayville Avenue not far from where the amusement park now is

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When the Arlington Hotel burned down in the
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When the Arlington Hotel burned down in the 1920s it prompted the birth of the Bayville fire department

A parade was held in #bayville in 1922
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A parade was held in #bayville in 1922 to celebrate the construction of the third Bayville Bridge. "More people came than lived in the town." -Rapelje

The #Bayville Bridge has been four different bridges
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The #Bayville Bridge has been four different bridges since 1896. The first one only lasted four years!

This camera, which dates back to the late
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This camera, which dates back to the late 1800s, is on display in the #Bayville Historical Museum

Mona Williams, whose husband owned the largest estate
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Mona Williams, whose husband owned the largest estate in Bayville, in the mid 20th century, once spent more than $11,000 on undergarments. Here's the receipt to prove it

Bayville Museum Director Dave Rapelje explains how most
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Bayville Museum Director Dave Rapelje explains how most of Bayville was once owned by the Harrison Williams Estate

What's better than the Bayville Free Library? Books,
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What's better than the Bayville Free Library? Books, wifi and most importantly, on a day like this, air conditioning.

Jean Mansueto, owner of Coast Realty, has been
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Jean Mansueto, owner of Coast Realty, has been selling homes in #Bayville for the past 43 years

The #Bayville Pharmacy and the neighboring real estate
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The #Bayville Pharmacy and the neighboring real estate office used to house the old Inter-Media Art Center before it moved to Huntington

While West Shore Road was closed for repairs,
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While West Shore Road was closed for repairs, Bayville's only gas station also underwent a makeover

#Bayville Mayor Doug Watson said this strip of
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#Bayville Mayor Doug Watson said this strip of stores got a facelift though a grant

Locals still call this place
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Locals still call this place "The Bayville Luncheonette" even though the name was changed two years ago

Edward Vassallo's family has owned #Bayville Meat Center
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Edward Vassallo's family has owned #Bayville Meat Center for the past 36 years

Singer Billy Joel, who lives in neighboring Centre
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Singer Billy Joel, who lives in neighboring Centre Island, patronizes this #bayville butcher shop

Standing in #bayville commons with mayor Doug Watson,
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Standing in #bayville commons with mayor Doug Watson, who says this space used to be a gas station

Meeting with #bayville Mayor Douglas Watson
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Meeting with #bayville Mayor Douglas Watson

Can you guess where I spotted this sign
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Can you guess where I spotted this sign in #bayville ?

Did you know #Bayville was once known as
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Did you know #Bayville was once known as Oak Neck? This sign on Ludlam Avenue gives a brief history of the village

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