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Training Center Opens

Thursday, August 22

Rio Night At Oakcliff

Thursday, August 22

Blood Drive

Saturday, August 24


Currently On Exhibit

Old OB In Photographs

The 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 photos are street scenes from 1927, 1958, and 1969 and the show includes photos of what the streetscapes look today. The museum includes photos of what the streetscapes look today. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. (Labor Day 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 516-922-5032.


Thursday, August 22

Training Center Opens

The grand opening of the Oakcliff Sailing Center’s US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Training Center is on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 4 p.m. at 1 Bay Avenue. There is a classic race event with regulars and guests following the ribbon cutting.    

Rio Night At Oakcliff

The party on Aug. 22, at 2 South Street will celebrate America’s quest for Gold in Rio 2016 with a mix of American and Brazillian food and drinks. Mix with the athletes who are here in Oyster Bay compete for the National Championships, talk to your favorite sailor friend, meet the US Sailing Olympic Committee and chat about all the new developments on the Olympic Pathways or just have a Caipirinha [the national drink of Brazil] and sway to sound of a samba. Tickets are $75 each.  


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 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: in July and August, from 5 to 8 p.m. Free kayak demos and sailboat rentals. Call 516-922-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 922-6464 or on the web, see visitoysterbay.com. Come and enjoy a brunch in Oyster Bay’s varied restaurants and stroll around the hamlet seeing fiends.


Wednesday, September 4

Sea Change at Tilles

Sea Change, an underwater installation by Sally Shore and Barbara Karyo will open on Sept. 4 in the Atrium at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts.  Taking advantage of the aquarium-like atmosphere of the glass Atrium, Sea Change will create art using vegetation and creatures created from some of the detritus found on our beaches today when a wastewater treatment plant in Westchester Co., NY, accidentally released millions of plastic water filtration bio-disks into Long Island Sound, and washed up on North Shore. The artists were among those who collected them as they cleaned up the beaches. Sally Shore, who works with fiber and Barbara Karyo who works in clay are creating the exhibit. Sally has created islands of plastic disks trailing rainbows of sensuous sea vegetation and Barbara has crocheted a variety of whimsical sea creatures to swim through them. The exhibit runs through July 2014. Reception date to be announced.  


Saturday, September 7

Chicken BBQ

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 10


Bluefish Tournament Deadline

The 28th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Bluefish Tournament, on Sunday, Sept. 15, includes hours of fishing followed by a tailgate party with hot dogs, beverages, snacks, raffles, awards and prizes. The all-day sporting event runs from 4:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entrance fee for anglers of all ages, is $30 for Town residents and $40 for non-residents. Registration is limited to the first 350 boats, so sign up early at Oyster Bay Marine Supply, 294 South Street, Oyster Bay.  You must be pre-registered. All those who register before September 10 will receive a tournament T-shirt. All contestants will automatically be entered in a special raffle, with great prizes including Mercury inflatable boats and Mercury outboards, rods, reels, ice chests, water skis, dinners for two and much more.  The first place prize is $2,000 on down to the 15th which receives a $100 gift certificate. Raffle winners must be present to receive their prizes, which will be presented at the tailgate party scheduled for 3 p.m. The record catch is 19.05 pounds. For further information, contact the Parks Department, Recreation Division, at 797-4125.


Sunday, September 15

Bluefish Tournament  

The 28th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Bluefish Tournament, on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 4:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. includes hours of fishing followed by a tailgate party with hot dogs, beverages, snacks, raffles, awards and prizes. The tournament is limited to the first 350 boats (fee). Raffle winners must be present to receive their prizes, which will be presented at the tailgate party scheduled for 3 p.m. The record catch is 19.05 pounds. For information, call 797-4125.


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 922-5032.


September 21, 22

Arts Festival Weekend

The Oyster Bay - East Norwich Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the success of its Arts and Antique Walk held Sundays in July. “To finish off the season we are holding out first Oyster Bay Arts Festival on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. There is a rain date the next weekend, Sept. 28 and 29,” said Treasurer Michele Browner.


Saturday, September 21  

An Evening Art Stroll

Visitors will stroll through Oyster Bay on Sept. 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. and soak in the treasures of a talented community of artists and collectors who will transform downtown sidewalks into an outdoor gallery.  The evening will also feature live music and an outdoor marketplace. Call 922-6464 for information.


Sunday, September 22  

Family Arts Festival

The Family Arts Festival on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature children’s crafts, knitting, pottery, cooking, live music, story telling, dance, martial arts, artist demonstrations, animal presentations, children’s plantings, water sports activities, food, drinks, treats and an artist marketplace. Call 922-6464 for information.

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 922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening

News

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.

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.


Sports

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.

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.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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