The Lloyd Harbor Board of Trustees were presented with historical village artifacts at a meeting Monday, courtesy of local painter Pauline Gore Emmert.
Among the pieces given to the board was a scrapbook depicting the construction of the table used by the Board for meetings, built from wood from the village's Great Oak, and framed leaves from the tree.
Mayor Leland Hairr praised Emmert for her work over the years and her creative contributions to the village.
Emmert's work often features local scenery as its subjects, including the Lloyd Harbor Lighthouse and the Great Oak; Emmert's painting of the Great Oak is on display in 's library, along with a . Another painting of Lloyd Neck's causeway hangs in the .
"It's great to have this as some sort of historical remembrance," said Dr. Tony Sforza, Emmert's dentist who happened to be at the meeting to present another topic.
Sforza was joined by Steven Rand at the meeting to propose holding a triathlon in the village in June of next year or 2014. Sforza said the triathlon would be held in memory of their friend Dr. Richard Sand, a Lloyd Harbor resident who passed away in April. The swimming portion would be held at West Neck Beach, while the running would be from the beach parking lot to the seminary. The second portion of the triathlon, the biking race, would be either towards Caumsett State Park or in Huntington, to cut down on any safety issues. Sforza said he spoke with the seminary and they are "excited" to be involved.
Sforza and Rand are hoping for a turnout of 350 to 400 participants, with proceeds from the race going towards the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in memory of Sand's daughter who passed away from the disease. The board welcomed the idea, but said their biggest concern is what to do about traffic if roads are closed for the biking and running parts of the race.