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Annual Talent Show

Friday, Jan. 17

Spymasters Lecture

Sunday, Jan. 19

Family Business Seminar

Wednesday, Jan. 22

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.


Wednesday, Jan. 15 & Thursday, Jan. 16

Kindergarten Registration

OB-EN Kindergarten Registration takes place Jan. 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Please call 516-624-6500 for more information.        


Friday, Jan. 17

Annual Talent Show

The Oyster Bay High School presents its annual Student & Staff Talent Show: International Night Extravaganza begins with international food and raffles in the cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert in the PAC at 8 p.m. Free.


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.


Wednesday, Jan. 22

Family Business Seminar

Planning for business succession is the topic of a seminar offered by The Prudential Insurance Company of America at Jack Halyards, 62 South Street. Seating is limited so please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 17 to Michael Hunt at 516-507-5033.


Sunday, Jan. 26

Masterworks Conversations

The Locust Valley 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.


Wednesday, Jan. 29

MSA Annual Meeting

The Main Street Association of Oyster Bay hosts its annual meeting at the Life Enrichment Center at 6:30 p.m.  Come and enjoy refreshments as they review the accomplishments of the organization over the past year and what they are looking forward to in the year to come. They will also be recognizing the North Shore Alliance and the Taglich Family for their amazing success saving and renovating the Trousdell House on East Main Street. For information call 516-922-6982.


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 516-922-5032.


Sunday, Feb. 9

Xiomáro Photographic Talk

The Oyster Bay Historical Society at 20 Summit Street, presents an Artist Talk by Xiomáro on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. as they celebrate Black History Month. Xiomáro’s photographic series devoted to the slaves’ burial ground at the William Floyd Estate is on exhibition in New York City this February. Xiomáro’s 2013 exhibition How I Love Sagamore Hill opened at the OBHS Koenig Center before traveling to Harvard University in 2014. On view for the talk will be two framed photographs from the series. Attendees will be eligible for an email raffle of two signed 5 x 7 inch prints of images from the exhibit. The program in the Angela Koenig Center is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Donations to the Mohlenhoff Fund will help support the OBHS’s ongoing schedule of educational events and exhibitions. For information, please call 516-922-5032.

Organ Recital

Dr. Carol Weitner will present an organ recital on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Church in Cold Spring Harbor, on its magnificent new Casavant  organ. The program will include music by Bach, Franck, Vierne, the Beatles and others.  For additional information and directions, visit stjohnscoldspringharbor.org.  (Snow date: Feb. 23).  $20 donation, students free.

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

A lot of people think that our world would be better off without all of the insects in it. Not so, according to Lois Lindberg, volunteer naturalist at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Lindberg and fellow naturalist Wendy Albin gave a presentation about the importance of butterflies and insects in our ecosystem at the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s former home on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Butterflies and other insects are very important in nature,” said Lindberg. “People see bees, wasps and ants and other insects as pests, but they actually contribute to our ecosystem by each doing their own unique job. They pollinate the flowers and fruits and without them we would not be able to eat a lot of the stuff we eat every day.”

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.


Sports

Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.

In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.

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.


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