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A Small Music Venue Is Born

After a year in business, Dan Roth and Ray Capone are set to mark the anniversary and grand opening of their bar. 

 

Stop in to Sea Cliff’s Still Partners on May 29. Horns will be blaring, strings strumming, and the piano pounding as owners Roth and Capone mark the one-year anniversary of their bar, Roaring ‘20s-style. 

 

“We booked a seven-piece jazz band,” says Roth, also a musician who had always wanted a bar/small venue where music would play a big part. “It’s going to be a heck of a party.”

 

Friends since fourth grade growing up in Williston Park, Roth and Capone bought the bar, known as Partners for about 30 years, last May. Since then they’ve worked on upgrading almost every bit of the space, which they renamed Still Partners. The name fits, as a nice collection of Partners’ signs and other treasures still adorns the walls. 

 

Changes include the completely remodeled kitchen, which will soon be serving gastropub fare, led by local chef John Doran. Roth and Capone have 12 beers on tap and are always thinking about what’s missing from their line. Still Partners also hosts events regularly, including live music and local talent showcases—for adults and kids alike. 

 

“Having the kids’ event [in March] was one of the true highlights,” says Roth. “It was great to give all of these young kids who are passionate about music a stage, sound system, and let them know what it feels like to get up under the lights.” 

 

The bar’s first touring band—traveling to Sea Cliff all the way from Texas—will be performing honky tonk and country music all night long on June 6.

 

While they’ve been in business for a year, Roth and Capone see the anniversary party as a grand opening, too. Why? In their minds the major changes will have been done. Now they can work on the small things. 

Says Roth, “We’ll keep adjusting until things are just right.”

News

Local residents were out in full force at Thursday night’s zoning board meeting at Glen Cove City Hall in opposition of a new 7-11 convenience store that is set to be built at the corner of 4th Street and Cedar Swamp Road. According to Stuart Grossman, chairman of the Zoning Board, the meeting was officially supposed to be focused on sign variances for the new store, but residents wanted to make sure their voices were heard.

New York State Assemblyman and Frost Pond Road resident Michael Montesano said that he hopes the board will deny the application for the new 7-11 because of the traffic impact and light pollution the new store will create.

If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, many in costume, a new addition to the popular event. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date, Daphne, a 3-month-old long-haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.

“This is a splendid event to celebrate Coe Hall and Planting Fields; everything looks so wonderful in the summer,” said Joyce. “The gardens are glorious and we have a new exhibition to celebrate and it’s just so lovely to be out here in these gardens.”


Sports

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is holding its 34th Annual R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational, a charity tournament, on Monday, Sept. 22, at The Creek and Piping Rock Clubs in Locust Valley.

This year, LICADD will have Kristin Thorne, Emmy Award Winning WABC-TV news reporter and personality joining them as Emcee and Auctioneer. The live auction boasts playing opportunities at some of the country’s top golf courses, along with dozens of silent auction and raffle prizes to please the most discriminating of tastes.

All athletes interested in putting their bodies to the ultimate test can hop on over to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay, which will once again be the site of Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24. 

 

The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at  Roosevelt  Park.


Calendar

Zumba-Thon Fundraiser

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Live Music

Wednesday, Aug. 27

School Supply Program

Saturday, Aug. 30



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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