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Shell Collage for Kids

Wednesday, May 8

Taste of the Town

Thursday, May 9

North By Northwest

Friday, May 10

Wednesday, May 8

Shell Collage for Kids

Inspired by the shell crafts native to the people of the Caribbean, and brought back by sailors to Long Island, the Oyster Bay Historical Society invites young artists to create a masterpiece from the bounty of the sea as a family keepsake or a gift for mom on May 8 from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Weather permitting this event will be held on the lawn behind the Earle-Wightman house and Colonial garden. Space is limited so call 922-5032 for reservations or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Suitable for grades first to third. Fee: $15 per child with all supplies provided and healthy snacks upon arrival.


Thursday, May 9

Taste of the Town

The Oyster Bay High School PTSA holds A Taste of the Town on May 9 from 7-11 p.m. (rain date - May 16). The event will offer food, wine, beer tastings, raffles and many other treats. There will be indoor and outdoor venues, live music and other fun activities. Stroll or hop the OB trolley to the venues. For more information email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, May 10

North By Northwest

Planting Fields presents Movie Night at the Manor House showing North By Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock at 7 p.m. (rain or shine). Enjoy spirited cocktails and rail-inspired snacks available for purchase, provided by Periwinkle’s Café. Tour the railway exhibit and learn about the Coe family fortune and the Virginian Railway. For more information please contact Lilly McGurk at 922-8676 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, May 11

RR Dining Al Fresco

Planting Fields presents a book lecture, signing and dinner under the stars at Dining By Rail at the Manor House with James D. Porterfield from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $55 members and $75 non members. Hear author James D. Porterfield speak about his book, Dining By Rail, and the history of dining in style on the wheels. Have dinner under the stars and savor a specially prepared menu from Porterfield’s book of rail recipes of famous passenger trains in America. Books will be available to purchase at the event and can be signed by the author. Limited seating for this special event, for more information or to reserve a seat please contact Lilly McGurk at 922-8676 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, May 16

FOSH Lecture

The Friends of Sagamore Hill host the third in the Dr. John A. Gable Lecture Series, held in Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main Street on Thursday, May 16. Photographer Xiomáro, draws on his experience photographing the interior of the Roosevelt home at Sagamore Hill. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. Admission and refreshments are free to all. Donations to the Friends of Sagamore Hill are greatly appreciated. For more information, visit sagamorehill.com/lecture.html or call 922-5032.

Joint Forum on Shore Road

The East Norwich and Oyster Bay Civic Associations meet May 16 for an open forum on Shore Road. Rosemarie Colvin has arranged for Michael Martino, press secretary of the NC DPW and Donna Boyle, NC public works project engineer, including for Shore Road: to discuss the endeavor and answer questions about safety. “There is nowhere to pull off the road in an emergency,” said Colvin. It will be held at the Italian American Citizens Club at 48 Summit Street at 7:30 p.m. There are some bright spots, the county is burying the telephone lines, working on better drainage and there may be a walkway emerging as the work is completed. All welcome. Call 922-5551 for information.


Friday, May 17

Bluegrass Party at the Manor House

Planting Fields presents a Bluegrass party at the Manor House in honor of their exhibit on the Virginia Railroad. Live music with Mark Silver and the Stonethrowers from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 members/$50 non-members. Enjoy live blue grass music, enjoy rail- inspired hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails while touring the railway exhibition about the Coe family fortune and the Virginian Railway. For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Jennifer Lavella at 922-8676 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, May 18

Learn Model Railroading

Planting Fields presents a Trackside Workshop: Making a Model Train Layout with the trainmaster of Babylon Model Railroading Club on May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manor House. Free event but reservations are required. Learn how to lay the first rails of your model train display, to question and answer problem-solving of model trains, scene making, and other fun challenges of model railroading. For information or reservations contact Gwendolyn Smith at 922-8680 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk presented on May 18 by exhibition curator/photographer Xiomáro on his exhibit How I Love Sagamore Hill, pictures taken of Sagamore Hill uncovered. He photographed TR’s home at Sagamore Hill National Historic Park as it was being readied for restoration. Talk at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, from 2 to 3 p.m. Free. For information call 922-5032.

Run for Literacy

Joint the 7th Annual Run for Literacy, a 5K run/walk at 10:15 a.m. on May 18 and a free quarter mile Fun Run for future Olypmians age 10 and under, starts at 9:15 with race at 9:45 a.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. Contact: brookejackmanfoundation.org or 922-1811.

Health & Fitness Fair

The 10th Annual Health & Fitness Fair on May 18 brings vendors to Audrey Avenue. Run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Senator Carl Marcellino and the OB-EN chamber offer live entertainment, fitness demonstrations, health screenings, inter-active displays for kids. Call 922-6464 for information.


Sunday, May 19

Exhibit Reception

Rayham Hall Museum hosts a cocktail party fundraiser for their new exhibit, With You Were Here on May 19. It will show views of Oyster Bay then and now. Tickets are $125 and the party is from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the tent and viewing in the museum. Call 922-6808 for more information.


Monday, May 20

Golf Tournament

The Boys & Girls Club of OB-EN holds the Presidents Cup Golf Tournament on May 20 at the Pine Hollow Country Club in East Norwich. Call the clubhouse for details at 922-9285.


Tuesday, May 21

OB-EN Budget Vote

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich board of education will hold the budget vote and trustee election in the Oyster Bay High School gymnasium foyer area, off McCouns Lane from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cruise Night Opens

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce again welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This is truly a family night in Oyster Bay as people walk around seeing some great cars. Chairman Austin Azzaretto arranges live music from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Fee for car display, visitors are free. Call 922-6464 for information. Weather dependent event.


Wednesday, May 22

Business After Hours

On May 22, the Oyster Bay Railroad Musuem will host their first Oyster Bay-East Norwich Business After Hours event in the historic Oyster Bay Station! Call 922-6464 for information.


Tuesday, May 28

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This is truly a family night in Oyster Bay as people walk around seeing some great cars. Chairman Austin Azzaretto arranges live music from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. Weather dependent event.


Friday, May 31

Joint Civic Celebration

The East Norwich and Oyster Bay Civic Associations come together on May 31 for a joint fundraiser and to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ENCA. The event will be held at the Pine Hollow Country Club. For ticket and time information please call either ENCA President Matt Meng at 606-8053 or OBCA President Bill Von Novak at 922-5551.

News

A lot of people think that our world would be better off without all of the insects in it. Not so, according to Lois Lindberg, volunteer naturalist at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Lindberg and fellow naturalist Wendy Albin gave a presentation about the importance of butterflies and insects in our ecosystem at the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s former home on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Butterflies and other insects are very important in nature,” said Lindberg. “People see bees, wasps and ants and other insects as pests, but they actually contribute to our ecosystem by each doing their own unique job. They pollinate the flowers and fruits and without them we would not be able to eat a lot of the stuff we eat every day.”

Building J at Oyster Bay’s Western Waterfront is again up and running as the Ida May Project builds the 40-passenger oyster boat that will be operated by the WaterFront Center. The Ida May Project of the Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corp. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve Oyster Bay maritime heritage by involving the community in traditional boat building.

Bill Shephard, Herb Scheirhorst, President Clint Smith and Project Manager Hank Tiska were there on a recent Thursday. Smith had left at around 2 p.m. to get a part he had at home they needed to fix the tractor they use to move the logs they cut to size in their saw mill. Fixing their equipment and cutting logs are some of the many projects that encompass the work.


Sports

Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.

In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.

Kevin Mercier, 39, of Oyster Bay, led a large contingent of local runners in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9. Mercier was the 18th finisher overall and third in the 35-39 age group with a time of  21 minutes, 7 seconds.

Other local runners winning awards at the Sands Point Preserve were Nicholas Cuddy of Oyster Bay, who earned first place honors in the Clydesdale Weight Division with a time of 25:53, Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who  took home the first place award in the women’s 65-69 age group with a time of 28:11, and Anja Hermann of Oyster Bay, third place woman in the 20-24 age group, who finished in 28:47.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2



Columns

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

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com