Friday, 04 January 2013 00:00
Twelfth Night Celebration
Saturday, January 5
Rescuing The American Townscape
Sunday, January 6
Angel’s Wish Gala
Friday, January 11
Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, OB, wants you to ring in the New Year at the annual Twelfth Night Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.. The Culper Spies will be playing Colonial Yuletide tunes on the fiddle, harp and recorder. Holiday punch and dessert will be served. Space is limited. Admission is free to members. Please RSVP by calling 922-6808.
Rescuing the American Townscape from its Own Recent History is the entreging title of a Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) lecture on Jan. 6. Author James Howard Kunstler will be speaking at 3 p.m., at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Grace Auditorium at One Bungtown Road (off of 25A), Laurel Hollow. Reservations required, call 631-692-4664 weekdays. The fee is $20.
Reservation deadline for the Christina Renna Foundation (CRF) is hosting An Angel’s Wish Gala Dance at Chateau La Mer, 845 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst on Friday, Jan. 11, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets: donation of $75 per person. Proceeds benefit children’s cancer research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. You must reserve your tickets by Dec. 22. Call Pat Pichichero at 631-884-0808 or Phil Renna at 631-225-2074, or visit www.crf4acure.org.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in the Oyster Bay area is recruiting new members. They are needed to assist the Coast Guard in performing Homeland Security missions and to implement the Coast Guard’s many recreational boating safety programs. No experience or boat is required. Training will be provided. For more information call Joe Orlich, vice flotilla commander of flotilla 22-05 in Oyster Bay at (516) 624-USCG (8724).
The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the arts, history and sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.
•Alcoholics Anonymous closed step meeting Sundays at 8 p.m. and open meeting at the same time. On Wednesdays at 8 p.m. there is a beginner’s meeting and a closed discussion meeting. Anyone can attend the open meetings. The closed meetings are for anyone who has a desire to stop drinking. The meetings are held at Christ Church, 61 E. Main St., Oyster Bay. For information call 922-6377.
•Play Bridge will be held at the OB-EN Library, 89 E. Main St., Oyster Bay. Meets every Monday at 7 p.m. Bring a partner or come by yourself. Beginners welcome. Call 922-1212.
•Open Mike at Jack Halyards Restaurant, Oyster Bay, at 8 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 922-2999 or visit www.jackhalyards.com.
•Alanon meeting will be held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Presbyterian Church, East Main St. All are welcome.
•Substance Abuse Groups meet at the Youth and Family Counseling Agency, 193 A, South St., Oyster Bay, on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Call 922-6867.
•Open Mike. Every Thursday enjoy the open mike night at Canterbury’s, Oyster Bay. Professional musicians and novices are invited to bring their instruments, voices, and friends to join him on stage or perform by themselves. Approximate starting time is 8:45 p.m. Call Mark at 922-3214.
•Bingo Games every Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 83 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove. $1,500 in cash prizes. Door prizes and progressive on last game. Smoke-free environment. Call 676-1828 for further info.
•Ballroom Dance at the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay, 45 E. Main St., Oyster Bay, every Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. with instructor Vladimir Velev, an international ballroom dance champion. Learn to Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango and more. Donation requested. Call 922-1770.
•Jewish War Veterans, Gieir-Levitt Post #655 invite all Jewish war veterans to join them at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, at 9 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Call Larry Sklar at 942-3327.
•Young At Heart Parkinson’s Support Group meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month in the cafeteria on the ground level, near the emergency room at North Shore University Hospital at Syosset, 221 Jericho Tpke. Open to patients, caregivers or anyone interested in learning about Parkinson’s. Call Debbie at 390-9454.
•Meet The Doctors. Focusing on education, Premiere OBGYN will sponsor a Meet the Doctors program on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 79 Froelich Farm Blvd., Woodbury. Women who are planning a pregnancy or are already expecting can join Drs. Prince, Brooks and Flynn and have their questions answered on conception and a safe pregnancy.
•Alzheimer’s Support Group. Are you a caregiver who would like to share your experience with others? There is strength in knowing you are not alone. Join this support group at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the Adult Day Health Care Program Room at the Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 378 Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Call Sheldon Rybak, RCSW/ACSW at 622-7770.
•Golf For Single Adults, a group of 50 + single seniors meet the third Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Sunnyside Blvd., Exit 46 off the LIE, Plainview. For info call 942-4228. The group plays on courses, mostly in Suffolk on the weekends as well as during the week.
•Oyster Bay Quilting Group held on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Green Room at the OB Library, 89 Main St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a project and lunch.
•Syosset Day Chapter/Homemakers Council Of NC holds its business meetings the first Wednesday of the month (September through June) at 10:15 a.m. Classes are held on subsequent Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The Homemakers meet at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. All are welcome to join.
•Bereaved Parents of the USA. This national self-help support group charters the LI NY Chapter. Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 231 Jackson Ave., Syosset. The group offers support, compassion, understanding and hope. No dues or fees.
•Locust Valley Garden Club. The executive board of the Locust Valley Garden Club invites new members to join. The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at Bailey Arboretum. Some of the committees take care of local gardens, do garden therapy with residents of Jones Manor, make projects with the children of the Grenville Boys & Girls Club and decorate local libraries at holiday time. If you are interested in becoming a member and perform a service to the community, contact Madeline 643-9109. Membership is not limited to Locust Valley residents. Anyone interested from surrounding towns is welcome to join. Upcoming programs include: garden video, holiday arrangements, sustainable landscapes and terrariums.
•Getting Acquainted With Social Security. The Incorporated Village of Bayville is sponsoring a service for its retired residents as well as those who are considering retirement. Social Security: Getting Acquainted with Social Security Services will be conducted by Village of Bayville resident, Vincent Serio, a recently retired Social Security administration agent with many years of experience in the field of Social Security services. He will discuss retirement, disability, survivor and Medicare benefits, in addition to the development and adjudication of the new prescription plan. There will be a question and answer period during which attendees will be given the opportunity to discuss concerns and get clarification on all aspects of Social Security. There is no fee for this service, which will be provided on an ongoing basis the first Thursday of the month at the Bayville Community Center, 88 Bayville Ave. Call 628-1439.
•American Rhododendron Society. Local chapter meeting on the third Thursday of the month at the Burns Horticultural Center, Planting Fields Arboretum. Call Chas Rasweiler 334-4459 or Jim Fry 631-754-2412.
•Modern Mystics Meeting, a modern mystic is one who experiences a presence in dwelling all life, joining all as one. Informal gathering and discussion. The group meets on the second Friday of the month at 8 p.m. at the Muttontown U.U. Fellowship, Route 25A, one mile west of Route 106, on the south side of 25A. Discussion followed by refreshments. Call Rev. Marcia Grace 433-3482.
•Free Guided Nature Tours held on the first and third Saturdays of every month, rain or shine, at the Hoffman Center, 6000 Route 25A, Muttontown. Visitors should meet their guide at the entrance at 12:50 p.m. Gate locked when tour begins. No pets or children under the age of 10 are permitted. Call 922-3290.
Jones Manor, 59 Bayville Ave., Bayville, is licensed to provide adult day care and short term/respite care to the elderly and their caregivers. It is a safe, supervised environment where your loved one will be comfortable and have the companionship of peers and receive personal attention. The length of stay is determined by your particular needs. Call 628-1350.
Provides socialization and stimulation to the physically, emotionally and medically impaired population who want to remain at home but need heath care monitoring. At the same time the family receives respite and peace of mind. A team of licensed health care professionals will provide quality of life to both family and frail loved ones. Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cold Spring Hills (affiliated with the LIJ/North Shore system), Syosset-Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Door through door transportation provided. Medicaid funded or private pay. Observation days are available. Call Sandra Butler, RN, 622-7768.
Safe Boating Courses, free vessel safety checks and more from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With 18 squadrons around Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.
Located at 1 Pine Hollow Rd., Oyster Bay. Call Valerie Buscemi 922-9285, ext. 19. New membership year. Don’t miss out on any of the exciting events planned for the months ahead. Stop by the clubhouse and renew your membership. If you have never been a club member, now is your chance to experience all that the club has to offer. Members can look forward to upcoming events and programs such as: Nitromania, movie nights, Karaoke nights, summer, spring, winter and day camps, basketball and handball programs and much more. The Junior and Senior games rooms are fully equipped with big screen televisions, pool and ping pong tables, foosball and comfy couches to just hang out. Enjoy open gym nights as well as competitive sports. To become a member, stop by the clubhouse and pick up a membership application (parental signature required). Member fee is $35.
The Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay holds its Day Break program at Christ Church’s Parish Hall, 61 E. Main St. It has enabled the center to expand activities and welcome new clients. Call 558-7211. The program is open five days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A nutritious lunch is served every day as well as an afternoon snack. Roundtrip transportation is offered. Methods of payment include long-term health care insurance; possible reimbursement by Medicaid and private payment. For more information call 922-1770.
Members of Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay can enjoy a $12 meal that includes main entrée, soft drink, coffee or tea, tax, and gratuity. You need a reservation for this special offer. Call 922-1770.
Is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekends, Memorial Day through Labor Day until 7 p.m.) and is located on the south side of Route 25A on the Nassau-Suf
folk border. For information call 692-6768. Weekend trout feeding at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. General admission $5 for adults; $3 children 3 to 17 and people over 65. Call for group tour information. Group programs will be held on selected Saturdays at 10 or 11 a.m. A reservation must be made in advance. Fish feeding demonstrations are held every Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to observe a staff member feeding thousands of trout at 1 and 3 p.m. Summer programs are offered for youngsters who will be entering Kindergarten in September up to children who are entering grade 7. Features NYS’s largest collection of freshwater fish housed in two aquarium buildings, six outdoor ponds, where brook, brown and rainbow trout are raised and sold to enthusiasts who use them to stock their ponds. In addition to the trout ponds, the hatchery also maintains a warm water fish pond and a turtle pond. Catch and Keep Trout Fishing is a recent addition to hatchery activities.
Located at 20 W. Main St. The museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 922-5032.
Are you a senior who would like help paying for your Medicare benefits and prescription drugs? Free assistance is only a phone call away if you qualify for extra help because of limited income. There may be a way to alleviate some of the cost of Medicare – deductibles and coinsurance, Part B premiums, prescription drug plans (Part D). Reducing monthly premiums, annual deductibles and co-payments, aiding with coverage gaps (the doughnut hole). To learn more call a LIS/HHS (Low Income Subsidy from US Dept. of HHS) counselor from Family & Children’s, a community of caring. 485-3425, ext. 222.
Located at 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay. Open Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Sundays: 1 - 4 p.m. Call 922-5032. Donation requested.
Located at 59 Bayville Ave., Bayville. Open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations and volunteers welcome. Proceeds benefit residents of Jones Manor Adult Home. For further information call 628-1350.
•Bayville Village Museum, 34 School St., open Tuesdays and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. Closed Saturdays. For appointments call David Rapelje at 628-1439, ext. 18.
•Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main St., Oyster Bay. Open Tuesday to Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m. (Memorial Day through Labor Day, noon to 5 p.m.). Summer hours: noon to 5 p.m. Call 922-6808. Admission $4 and $3 for seniors and students. Children under 6 are free.
•Townsend Society Museum, 107 East Main St., Oyster Bay. Open Saturdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Call 922-5434.
•Whaling Museum, Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and holiday Mondays. Admission $6 adults; $5 students and seniors; $19 families; military, members, children under 5 free. Sunday, 11 a.m. to noon by donation. Call 631-367-3418.
•Visit the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum/Visitor Center and Turntable Yard, 100-102 Audrey Ave. (just north of the gazebo/bandstand - on the right), where you will be directed to the turntable railyard - featuring a variety of refurbished train cars. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. For more information and to lend your support to the museum, call 558-7036 or visit http://www.obrm.org/.
•Billy Joel’s 20th century Cycles Motorcycle Museum at 101 Audrey Ave. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking $6. Call 922-8600. Main greenhouse hours 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Camellia greenhouse hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden Gift Shop hours daily, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coe Hall Historic House Museum hours daily, noon to 3:30 p.m. for guides tours. Garden tours offered daily at 2 p.m., weather permitting. Fee $5 adults; $3.50 seniors; $1 children 7 to 12. $6 per car parking fee additional. Handicapped accessible. Located on Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. Call 922-9210 or visit www.plantingfields.org.
The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund’s “Rotary Rides” permanent phone number is 922-2650. Disabled community members needing a ride to a medical appointment, procedure or the like are encouraged to call the above number to request an application for service. Once approved, transportation will be arranged with the Hendrickson Bus Corporation, which is providing specialized vehicles for a fraction of the cost to the Charitable Fund. Donations are needed to help continue this invaluable service. Your tax-deductible gift to the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund will enable a handicapped individual to regain his/her independence. If you would like to make a donation, mail it to the: Oyster Bay Charitable Fund, P.O. Box 132, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Be sure to enter “Rotary Rides” in the memo line.
The Old Orchard Museum is closed Monday and Tuesday now through Memorial Day. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are daily ranger talks and walks offered. See the Visitor Center for more information. Call 922-4788.
All are welcome to participate in these evening races within the Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor area. After the races, gather back at the club for refreshments and stories of that evening’s race. It is a great way to begin, whether for a skipper new to racing or a novice just wanting to assist as part of the crew. Open to all sailboats of Oyster Bay who register with Sagamore’s Race Committee. You do not have to be a member of Sagamore Yacht Club to join the Wednesday night racing program. Race starting time is 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Mike at 768-0932.
The Village Church of Bayville Thrift Shop, 9 Mountain Ave., Bayville. Come and see all new items in the shop. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 628-2737.
Located at 1 West End Ave., Western Waterfront. Call 922-SAIL or visit www.thewaterfrontcenter.org. Ongoing programs: Learn to sail; junior summer programs; rentals; school and Scout group programs; an extensive program guide is available. Charters on the historic oyster sloop Christeen are offered. Call for fees and dates.
Saturday, 19 July 2014 00:00You may not actually see who is leaving books and magazines for the commuters at the Locust Valley Train Station, but those who have nicknamed these delightful and dedicated women the “Book Ladies.”
Sue Klein and Joan McCauley, who are Friends of the Library, have been collecting donated books from the community and displaying them at the Long Island Railroad waiting area every week. The Book Ladies have also displayed Locust Valley Library programs so that commuters are aware of all the wonderful events that are going on.
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
There will be a different look to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Board of Education come September. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Christopher Van Cott is leaving his position to take a similar role in the Oceanside School District. He is following in the footsteps of past OBEN School Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Harrington, who also left to take a similar position in Oceanside last year. The district will begin their search for a replacement for Van Cott this summer.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
The Varsity Baseball Team finished the season with a league record of 11-3-1. In the playoffs, the team swept Carle Place in a best of three set to advance to the county finals vs. Wheatley at Hofstra University. The team finished the season as County runner-ups. The team was a nice combination of veteran varsity leaders and new comers to the varsity with six senior players and four freshmen on the squad. Along with four juniors, the team maintained the winning ways of a program that has won the league championship 7 out of the last eight years and won the county championship 6 of those years. Senior Berkeley Golon, Junior Jackson O’Neill, and Junior Stephen Spiegel received All-County honors. Senior Robbie Venegas and Freshman Harrison Treble received All-League honors. With two All-County pitchers coming back and four freshmen going into their second varsity season mixed with the other juniors and new players coming up from another successful JV season, the team expects to continue to work towards the goal of another county title next season.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 00:00
The 2014 Oyster Bay High School Lady Baymen varsity spring track team recently completed a most memorable and record breaking season. Two school records were shattered this season; one relay record and one individual. Oyster Bay’s 4x800 meter relay team comprised of seniors Nicole Giannetti, Cassandra Iacono and juniors Linda Cameron and Rachel Wesley, broke the existing school record, and later broke their own record with a time of 10:01.56 at the Section VIII State Qualifier Meet on May 29.Nicole Giannetti‘s senior year as a member of the Oyster Bay Girls’ Varsity Track team will also be one that will be long remembered. In addition to helping break the school’s 4x800 meters relay record, Giannetti broke the school’s 2000 meter steeplechase record, with a time of 7:23.79. Winning the 1500 meter run in very dramatic fashion at the Nassau Coaches Invitational, with an amazing time of 4:59 was a memorable mid-season highlight. Giannetti earned All-Conference honors in both the 1500 meters and 3000 meter runs and All County honors in the 2000 meter steeplechase. Giannetti qualified for the New York State Track and Field Championship in the 2000 meter steeplechase, finishing fifth and thus earning All-State honors. Giannetti was recruited by Haverford College to run for them when she attends this fall where she will study bio-chemistry.