Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00
Saturday, February 23
Card Making Extravaganza
Saturday, February 23
Lecture on Long Island Women
Sunday, February 24
Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery of Oyster Bay, 4 Audrey Avenue presents Love Me Do, on Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon to 7 p.m. It is a celebration of the Beatles with original art for sale. Free wine and cheese reception all day. Call 558-7511 for information.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a class from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Diana Kovacs, class instructor teaching how to make a Card-Making Extravaganza. Fee $30. Call 922-5032 for information and registration.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a lecture at 2 p.m. by author and educator Natalie Naylor speaking on Women in Long Island’s Past. Free and open to the public. Call 922-5032 for information.
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce installation of officers and directors takes place on Feb. 28 at Christ Church at 7 p.m. All current paid members are invited, complimentary. If your membership has lapsed please call 922-6464 or contact them at obenchamber@gmail. com. The newly elected board members are: President Dottie Simons of Dodds & Eder; Vice President Walter Imperatore, Renaissance Properties; Secretary Michele Browner, Hospice of NY; Treasurer John F. DeLillo, John F. DeLillo, CPA; new board members: Susan Dembo, Dawn Reily, Bob Santos, Fran Walker; returning board members: Austin Azzaretto, Robert Brusca, Donnamarie Chaimanis, Bernie DelBello, Catherine Drabin, John McEvoy, Tina Mazzarella, Chuck Panetta, Les Schachter and Dave Waldo.
The East Norwich Civic Association meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Community United Methodist Church of East Norwich, at 7:45 p.m. All welcome. New residents welcome. For information call 606-8053.
The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. with the assistance of the Atlantic Steamer Fire Company will hold the 9th annual Polar Bear Swim on March 3 at the beach in the Theodore Roosevelt Park. The festivities start at 1 p.m. and the plunge takes place at 2 p.m. It is a rain, snow or shine event. There will be an indoor assembly area. Enjoy free hot dogs, hot chocolate, hot coffee, hot soup, hot tea while being entertained by a DJ. Register and fundraise online at: ucpn2013PolarBearPlunge.kintera.org.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society presents an exhibit of photographs by Xiomaro taken of Sagamore Hill uncovered. He photographed the Theodore Roosevelt mansion at Sagamore Hill National Historic Park as it was being readied for restoration. For information call 922-5032.
The Long Island Baroque Ensemble plays at Christ Church, 61 East Main Street, OB, at 3 p.m. As the oldest authentic, professional early music group on the Island, the Long Island Baroque Ensemble duplicates the sounds of times gone by with concerts of early music performed on replicas of period instruments. Tickets: $20/$15 seniors, $10 students, children with adults admitted free. Call 922-6377.
The Oyster Bay Civic Association meets on March 15 at the Italian-American Club at 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Bring your concerns about the hamlet to them to discuss and to get help if needed. Call 922-5551 for information.
Founder Isabella Eredita Johnson will bring her group of gifted musicians to perform arias from some of the most beloved op- eras: La Boheme, Tosca, Madame Butter- fly, Aida, Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as art songs of Schubert, Wolf, Liszt and Schumann on March 17, at 4 p.m. at Christ Church.. With its goal to foster the production and appreciation of opera and chamber music in the Long Island community, we are pleased to welcome back Opera Night to Oyster Bay for afternoons of very special music. Suggested donation: $15. Call 922-6377. The concerts continue on April 21 and June 16.
The North Shore Assembly of God, 84 Orchard St., Oyster Bay is operating a new food pantry for the community. It is meant to supplement the growing needs of the community. It is open on Tuesdays during their prayer times: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. If you are in need of their service, please call Pastor Diane at 922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
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.
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.
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, 25 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”
Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:08
The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.
Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:58
5- and 6-year-old Peanuts
The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.
In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.