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Toy Drive Continues

Thursday, December 19

Christmas Pageant

Tuesday, December 24

New Year’s Party

Tuesday, December 31


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 516-922-5032.

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. 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.


Sunday, Dec. 22

Holiday Music

Planting Fields Holiday Sing-A-Long and Sing-In, an afternoon of Holiday Music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Non-members pay $10 and free for members. The Quartet that everyone loves returns to Planting Fields  - featuring the famous “12 Days Of Christmas” audience participation blockbuster! Your favorite holiday songs, beautifully performed by Frances C. Roberts and Company.  For tickets contact Jennifer Lavella 922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Tuesday, Dec. 24

Christmas Pageant

Christ Church tells the story of the Nativity of Jesus at their Christmas Pageant presented by the Church School at 4 p.m. The Treble Choir will sing at 5:15 p.m. along with the Family Eucharist. At 11 p.m. they will celebrate with the Christmas Eve Eucharist with the Adult Choir.


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 p.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.


Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

Movie At Bayville Library

The Bayville Library is showing the film Hitchcock at 2 p.m. The library is located at 34 School Street in Bayville. The movie is free, refreshments will be served. Contributions are accepted.

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

On Saturday, April 5, Bayville Mayor Douglas G. Watson stood at the clock tower on Bayville Road and Ludlum Avenue to announce his bid for re-election, and introduced three trustees running for open spots on the Village Board.

Running along the Taxpayers Party of Bayville, Inc. line, the slate of candidates for trustee includes Kathryn Caulfield, Joseph Peniagua and Gregory Reisiger; each are seeking a four-year term. Watson is seeking re-election to a second four-year term.

Supervisor of Mathematics Linda Esposito and Supervisor of ELA, Reading and Library Media Valerie Vacchio presented the Common Core Learning Standards plan at last Tuesday night’s school board meeting. The plan calls for the full implementation of Common Core testing in these subject areas at the High School level by the 2016-17 school year.

“Our (K-12) goals in ELA and mathematics is to increase rigor, relevance and intellectual engagement, maintain high expectations for each and every student and adapt and align our curriculum,” said Esposito.

As of 2012-13, in grades K-8, Common Core testing is already in place in the areas of Math and ELA.


Sports

Take nine Friends Academy faculty, almost 250 Upper School students and add in a bunch of criss-crossing yellow and orange dodgeballs and you have the makings of one of the largest Friends Academy fundraisers for the North Shore Sheltering Program in Glen Cove.

On Friday, March 28, the Upper School club W.A.T.C.H. (We Are The Community Helpers) sponsored one of the school’s largest dodgeball tournament ever. Reams of students paid $5 each for the potential honor of taking on the Faculty Team.

“All of the student teams wanted to play the faculty,” said WATCH advisor Judy James. “The event would not have been the same without the teachers. They really motivated the kids to come.”

COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally), a grief support organization for parents and families living with the loss of a child, will hold its eighth annual golf outing on May 19, at the Muttontown Club in East Norwich. More than 200 golfers and supporters are expected to attend COPE’s biggest event of the year, which raises 75 percent of the organization’s annual budget. The event brings together individuals, families and organizations to pay tribute to loved ones and honor supporters, and has raised more than $1 million from generous corporate and individual sponsors over the past seven years. For more information about the 2014 COPE Golf Outing, visit www.copefoundation.org.

This year’s COPE event will honor Michael Corpuel and the Corpuel and Brown families from Camp Wayne, the site of COPE-Camp Erin New York City, a free weekend bereavement camp for children and teens ages 6-17. Michael Corpuel is also being honored separately for his unwavering dedication to COPE as a board member and adviser since the non-profit’s inception in 1999.


Calendar

Mansions at Mill Neck Manor

Thursday, April 10

A Brush With Cocktails

Thursday, April 10

Pat The Easter Bunny

Saturday, April 12



Columns

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

Sustainable LI: Getting Good Things Done
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

LI’s ‘Most Prominent Lady In Politics’
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com