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Holiday Express

Weekend of December 14 and 15

Gospel Concert And Open House

Saturday, December 14

Toy Drive

Wednesday, December 18


Currently On Exhibit

Ffoure Pounds Sterling

Ffoure Pounds Sterling, an exhibit at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center is open now through Jan. 19, 2014. View the 1653 First Purchase agreement with the Matinecocks, preserved in the Office of the Town Clerk in Oyster Bay, as well as the 1661 agreement granting Henry Townsend permission to build his mill at Mill Pond. For information call 922-5032.

Kirk Larsen Art Exhibit

Artist Kirk Larsen will display his artwork in the Locust Valley Library’s Community Room now through Jan. 26. The room is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Raffle for MSA

The Knitted Purl, 80 South Street, and customer, Nora, are Raffling off of Nora’s Ravishing Razzamatazzle Knit Collage Blanket (valued at $600) to raise money for the Oyster Bay Main Street Association. Raffle tickets are $5 or 6 for $25. For information call 516-558-7800.


Thursday, Dec. 12

Holiday Party

Blue Water Spa invites you to a Holiday Party at 21 West Main Street, (584-6800) on Dec. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. It features: holiday gift boutique, raffles and giveaways; discounts on gift certificates and on your favorite products; demos of cutting edge treatments: and champagne and hors d’oeuvres.


Weekend of Dec. 14 and 15  

Holiday Express

The OBEN Chamber of Commerce joins the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum in sponsoring the annual Holiday Express weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a family friendly holiday celebration. Come enjoy free horse and carriage rides, decorated for the holidays; photo ops with Santa Claus on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., bring your camera. [The tree lighting at the Derby-Hall bandstand will be on Saturday, too.] It’s a great chance to see the museum collection of artifacts and photographs and an operating model railroad; enjoy hot cider, candy canes and light refreshments; raffles and a 50/50. For more information call 922-6464 or 558-7036.


Saturday, Dec 14

Gospel Concert And Open House

The Oyster Bay Historical Society celebrates the holidays with a concert and open house on Saturday, Dec. 14. The musical program, provided by the Hood Mass Choir, begins at 4 p.m. at the Hood A.M.E. Zion Church at 137 South Street. Then walk to the Earle-Wightman House and the Koenig Center at 20 Summit Street, for their open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Food, refreshments, and good cheer, free and open to the public although donations to the church and to the society are welcomed. For more information, call 922-5032.

Autograph Authenticity

The Long Island Picture Frame offers an autograph authenticity day on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4 Audrey Avenue. Call 516-558-7511.

Journal Making Class

The Oyster Bay Historical Society presents a journal making workshop with Diana Kovacs on Dec. 14 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. There is a fee. Call 922-5032 for information.


Wednesday, Dec. 18

Toy Drive

Donated toys can be delivered to the Inter-religious & Human Needs Council (IHNC) Toy Drive, at the First Presbyterian Church, 60 East Main Street, on Wednesday, Dec. 18 (between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Thursday, Dec. 19, (between 9 a.m. to noon).  Toys must be new and unwrapped to both allow them to be appropriately sorted but also to allow the parents to wrap the gifts to personalize them.


Thursday, Dec. 19

Toy Drive Continues

Donated toys can still be delivered to the IHNC Toy Drive at the First Presbyterian Church, 60 East Main Street, on Thursday, Dec. 19, (between 9 a.m. to noon). Toys must be new and unwrapped.


Tuesday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Party

The Robert H. Spittel Post 1285 of Bayville, is holding a New Year’s Eve event from 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. There is limited seating so please reserve early by calling Rich at 628-1993 or 628-2512. There will be dining, dancing and casino games with dealers and prizes. Tickets are $125 each; watch the ball fall on big screen TVs. Enjoy blackjack, roulette and slot machines.


March 6 to 13, 2014

TRA Trip Selling Out

Laurence Pels, executive director

of the Theodore Roosevelt Association announced the good news that their 2014 Strenuous Life – Panama Trip has sold out. But they are still holding a few more places for TRA members. It is a specially designed custom tour to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canal’s opening. The dates are March 6 to 13, 2014. If you arrive early you can see the Panama Carnival, March 3 and 4. There are rates for single and double occupancy and rates for children. It is a perfect balance of history, remembrance and touring; lectures, Panama Canal full transit and Panama Railway trip; current expansion viewing of the third set of locks; birding and nature excursion; commemorative ceremony with remarks; wreath laying ceremony with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and much more! The special events include an embassy briefing with the US Ambassador to Panama, the Honorable Jonathan Ferrar. For information please email Michele Bryant at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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 process.

News

Movie lovers once again have a chance to see first-run films in the theater without having to travel far. Glen Cove Cinemas re-opened last week, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free films offered to celebrate the occasion.

“Thanks to all of the support we have here and all of you, Glen Cove is once again open for business,” said Mayor Reginald Spinello at the ceremony, held outside the theater on Thursday, April 10. “This is going to be so good for Glen Cove and the surrounding communities.”

“I didn’t know I needed my own Teddy Bear,” said a woman after the first annual Teddy’s Taste of the West dinner and fundraiser at Canterbury Ales on March 19.

Members were given an authentic Teddy Bear as a surprise gift at the end of the evening. As they say, membership has its privileges and that includes a June 11 event when Ken Burns will come to share a preview of his new film on three Roosevelts. Burns’ film explores the political and family ties between President Theodore Roosevelt, President Franklin Roosevelt and his wife, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, a Roosevelt in her own right.  


Sports

Muttontown resident and Kellenberg freshman Ceara Ann Conroy has been named an All-League athlete for Girls Winter Track. The title of All-League is awarded to athletes based on a vote of all the coaches in the NSCHSAA League. All of the Girls Winter Track coaches in the league vote based on the athletes performance during the season, and Conroy’s outstanding performance has earned her the title of All League this year.

The Girls Varsity Lacrosse program at Oyster Bay High School is just in its second year and already it is making a difference. Senior defender Danielle Maggi has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Albright College.

Last year Maggi was recognized as the “Most Improved Player,” and this year she is being recruited to play in college.

Maggi said, “We did very well in our first varsity season last year (12-2). This year we are 100 percent going for the conference. I’m excited we finally have a varsity team.”


Calendar

LI Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, April 19

Annual Egg-stravaganza

Saturday, April 19

Palliative Care

Wednesday, April 23 



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