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TOB Referendum - August 20

Cruise Night - August 20

Blood Drive - August 24

Currently On Exhibit

Old OB In Photographs

Raynham Hall Museum exhibit now through December features rare photographs of Oyster Bay from their collection. The photos are street scenes from 1927, 1958, and 1969 and the show includes photos of what the streetscapes look today. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. (Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The museum is at 20 West Main Street, OB. For information call 516-922-6808.

Plein Air At OBHS

The Oyster Bay Historical Society will exhibit paintings from the Plein Air Competition held at Planting Fields Arboretum Historic State Park now through Oct. 6, at the Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay. For information call 922-5032.

Tuesday, August 20

TOB Referendum

Today is the vote on the sale of the Town of Oyster Bay DPW center at Miller Place. The land is next to the controversial site developer Traubman wanted to use to create an upscale mall. Vote at your local polling place.

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 516-922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event. The same night the Madd Potter, 17 Audrey Ave. offers 10 percent off any ceramic car starting at 5:45 p.m. Call 516-922-3223.

Saturday, August 24

Blood Drive

The Oyster Bay Fire Department No. 1 will hold a blood drive on Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the firehouse. According to the Red Cross, donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old. Donors may not give blood less than 56 days after their last donation, says the Red Cross. For further questions concerning eligibility, please call (800) 688-0900 or check on the Internet.

Tuesday, August 27

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 516-922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event. The same night the Madd Potter, 17 Audrey Ave. offers 10 percent off any ceramic car starting at 5:45 p.m. Call 516-922-3223

Friday, August 30

WFC Community Night

Last Friday of the month is community night at the WaterFront Center, from 5 to 8 p.m. Free kayak demos and sailboat rentals. Call 922-SAIL. 

Saturday, August 31

Live Art Fusion

As part of the Labor Day events in town, LI Picture Frame & Art Gallery at 4 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay is holding a street event from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Twelve artists will be simultaneously painting to the music of the Ken Talve Trio, Saturday, August 31. The band consists of Ken Talve, guitar; Chris Eisener Jr., bass; and Frank Bellucci, drums. All artists are invited to come and paint live and exhibit that night. Free admission. More information will be announced about the Oyster Bay Street Fair planned for that weekend.

Sunday, September 1

Arts & Antiques Walk

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce is holding its last Arts & Antiques Walk Sundays of this season, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 1. Artists will again be displaying their work in the streets of the hamlet. For more information call 516-922-6464 or on the web, see www.visitoysterbay.com. Come and enjoy a brunch in Oyster Bay’s varied restaurants and stroll around the hamlet seeing fiends.

 Saturday, September 7

The Community Methodist Church of East Norwich will hold their annual Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 7. This year it will be in honor of John DeBellis, the East Norwich Fire Chief who died recently. 

Tuesday, September 17

Book Signing

A lecture and book signing by Salvatore J. LaGumina takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street. As Italian immigrants and their descendants, moved to Long Island, they helped to build Long Island, whether as laborers or as contractors, such as the Castagnas. They brought their culinary traditions and opened markets, such as the still family-owned Iavarone Brothers Foods, and restaurants, including New Hyde Park’s Umberto’s. Join author Salvatore J. LaGumina to discover the remarkable contributions and vibrant culture of Italians and Italian Americans on Long Island. The lecture is free and open to the public. Copies of Long Island Italian Americans will be available for purchase and signing. For information call 516-922-5032.

Food Pantry

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 516-922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.


News

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.

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, and many of them were in costume, a new addition to the popular champagne party. 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.


Sports

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.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay will once again be the site of the 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

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