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Bayside Business Association honors local business owner during annual golf outing

Sep. 22, 2023 By Ethan Marshall and Paul Frangipane

The Bayside Business Association held its 23rd annual golf outing at Clearview Golf Course on Sept. 20. Following the outing, the top performers were recognized and John Ryan, the owner of One Station Plaza, Bourbon Street and Austin’s Ale House, was honored with the community achievement award.

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Photo by Paul Frangipane

“We’re honoring [John] because he’s been a pillar in the community for many years and he’s very deserving of this award and recognition,” Bayside Business Association President Ed Probst said. “He’s been an integral part of Bayside. [John Ryan] has humbly provided our community with tremendous support through the good times and the bad, even during COVID. You can always see John smiling out front of One Station Plaza, greeting customers who are really his friends. That’s what John’s all about.”

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Bayside Business Association President Ed Probst speaks during the award ceremony of the group’s 23rd annual golf outing at Clearview Park Golf Course Wednesday. Photo by Paul Frangipane

For Ryan, this award made for a great birthday present, as he had just turned 60 years old. The Bayside Business Association even brought out a cake for him.

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Honoree John Ryan blows out candles on a birthday cake during the award ceremony. Photo by Paul Frangipane

“I’m speechless for once in my life,” Ryan said. “I really appreciate all the tremendously nice words. This BBA is outstanding and I just want to thank you for putting me as an honoree today because, honestly, I just love Bayside. I have no other words except thank you so much.”

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Honoree John Ryan speaks during the award ceremony. Photo by Paul Frangipane

The winning team ended up being Dave Higgins, Joseph Ciminelli, Jim Rizzo and Francis Eddings. They combined to put together a score of eight under par, at 63. Louis Giano won two of the longest drive awards. Francis McLoughlin won nearest to the pin award.

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(L to R) Joseph Ciminelli and Francis Eddings, part of the champion team at the outing. Photo by Paul Frangipane

Louis Giano won two longest drive awards at the outing. Photo by Paul Frangipane

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Francis McLoughlin won the nearest the pin award at the outing. Photo by Paul Frangipane

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