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Happy New Year

Twelfth Night Celebration

Sunday, January 5

Town Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 7

Spymasters Lecture

Sunday, January 19


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.


Sunday, Jan. 5

Twelfth Night Celebration

Members and friends of Raynham Hall Museum are welcome to attend their traditional Twelfth Night Celebration. The Culper Spies will play Colonial Yuletide tunes, there will be holiday punch and hors d’oeurves. Come see the newly restored painted rooms and carpeted interiors that will aid in the visitor experience.  The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. and is free to members and friends, but space is limited, so please RSVP to 516-922-6808.


Tuesday, Jan. 7

Town Board Meeting

The Oyster Bay Town Board meets on the first Tuesday of the year on Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. There will be no official inauguration ceremony for newly elected officials but there will be a swearing in for them, at the conclusion of this meeting. To check the agenda, go to their website: oysterbaytown.com and look under calendars and you can print it out. Please sign in at the desk in front if you wish to speak to the board after the meeting.


Sunday, Jan. 12

Muttontown Preserve Walk

There will be a guided nature walk at the Muttontown Preserve on Jan. 12. Meet at the Bill Patterson Nature Center, at the end of Muttontown Lane, East Norwich, at 10 a.m., reservations required: call 516-571-8500. There is a fee of $5: the tour covers rough terrain in several areas of the preserve, Nassau County’s largest nature preserve.


Sunday, Jan. 19

Spymasters Lecture

Raynham Hall Museum presents the second of its lecture series “Spymasters: The uses of Intelligence in a Dangerous World.” The series was inspired by the museum’s identity as the home of a central member of George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring, a forerunner of today’s C.I.A. The speaker on Jan. 19, is Brian Kilmeade the author of George Washington’s Secret Six of which one is Robert Townsend, Culper, Jr. The event will be held at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 each, or $75 for members and includes a buffet supper. The third lecture in the series will be by Evan Thomas speaking on March 9. A “Local son” Thomas has authored eight books. His most recent is Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World (2012). Space is limited, so please call 516-922-6808 to reserve.


Sunday, Jan. 26

Masterworks Conversations

The Locust Library hosts a Town of Oyster Bay Distinguished Artists Concert: Masterwork Conversations: Paris! – A Moveable Music Feast, in the Community Room at 2 p.m.


Friday, Jan. 31

OBHS Winter Reception

The Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts the opening of their new exhibit at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 31. Snow Day In Oyster Bay will display items from their collection related to winter. That includes bobsleds, skates and costumes on loan from Monica Randall. The exhibit runs through March 23. For information please call 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 922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.

News

“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.  

The preliminary 2014-15 school budget was adopted at last Tuesday night’s Oyster Bay-East Norwich school board meeting. The proposed budget, which came in at a figure of $54,578,478, is a 2.01 percent difference from the 2013-14 final budget figure of $53,504,111. With a budget to budget change of $1,074,367, it is the lowest expenditure increase in the last 15 years. No programs were cut as a result of balancing this budget.

“The biggest change in budget numbers is in the area of salaries and wages with a budget to budget increase of $683,428,” said School Superintendent Dr. Laura Seinfeld.


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