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Business After Hours

Wednesday, January 22

Winter Wonderland

Friday, January 24

MSA Annual Meeting

Wednesday, January 29


Currently On Exhibit

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. 22

Business After Hours

Come join the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce at a Business After Hours at Bernie DeBello’s Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill, 62 South Street, for networking and brainstorming from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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 to Michael Hunt at 516-507-5033.


Friday, Jan. 24

Winter Wonderland

The Life Enrichment Center, 45 East Main St., Oyster Bay, hosts a Winter Wonderland fundraiser from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. It includes a surf & turf dinner, music, entertainment, dancing, raffles and more. Tickets are $65 per person and $40 for seniors. Call 516-922-1770 for information.


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.


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 the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 31. Refreshments served. “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.


Monday, Feb. 3

Movie at Bayville Library

The Bayville Public Library will be showing the film Lee Daniels’ The Butler on Monday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m.  The library is located at 34 School Street in Bayville. There is no charge and refreshments are served.  Contributions are accepted.


Saturday, Feb. 8

Valentine Fair Starts

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the second annual Valentine’s Fair in Oyster Bay on Feb. 8 and 9. As the place where the first documented Valentine’s Day card was sent, it is a natural. Merchants are being contacted to sign up for events to capture the imagination of shoppers. For information call 516-922-6464.


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.

Family Valentine’s Day

Come to Oyster Bay with parents, grandparents, kids, uncles, cousins and pets can enjoy special chocolates, crafts, family activities, boutique shopping, culinary treats and romantic dining all here in Oyster Bay on Feb. 9. For information closer to the day, go to the chamber’s website visitoysterbay.com.


Friday, Feb. 14

Happy Valentine’s Day

Time to keep the postman, bakery, candy shop, florist, card shop and restaurants busy.


Thursday, Feb. 27

OBEN Chamber Installation

The 84th Annual Installation of Officers & Directors to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce takes place on Feb. 27 with time and location to be announced. The chamber congratulated Colleen McKean, on her first time election to their board, and welcomed returning board members Catherine Drabin and Walter Imperatore. For information call 516-922-6464.

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

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


Calendar

Raingarden Workshop

Wednesday, November 19 & Thursday, November 20

Informative Hospital Talk

November November 20

Opera Night

Sunday, November 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