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Property Assessment Grievance Workshop

Wednesday, Feb. 5 & 7

Concert For Women And Girls

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Meet Local Author

Thursday, Feb. 6


Currently On Exhibit

Snow Day In Oyster Bay

The Oyster Bay Historical Society has a new exhibit at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, “Snow Day In Oyster Bay.” It includes bobsleds, skates and costumes on loan from Monica Randall. The exhibit runs through March 23. For information call 516-922-5032.

Souper Bowl of Caring

During February the North Shore Community Church, 209-213 South St., Oyster Bay is holding the Souper Bowl of Caring. Help them feed local families, just by purchasing a few cans of soup while you are shopping for your Super Bowl supplies. Please be generous and help those in need. For details please call 516-922-7322.


Wednesday, Feb. 5

Property Assessment Grievance Workshop

Nassau County Legislator Donald MacKenzie will be a holding property assessment grievance workshop at the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay, 45 East Main Street, Oyster Bay for any homeowner who disagrees with the new tentative property tax assessment as shown on their Nassau County Property Tax Impact Disclosure Notice, at 10:30 a.m. By filing a Grievance Application for Correction of Property Tax Assessment during the formal grievance period from now through March 3, a homeowner will have the opportunity to dispute the assessed value of their property.

During the meeting, homeowners will receive assistance in with filling out this simple application. Legislator MacKenzie recommends that all concerned residents attend one of these meetings to familiarize themselves with the tax grievance process.

Concert For Women And Girls

The Jewish Women’s Circle of Oyster Bay & Jericho presents an evening of Song Joy and Inspiration, a beautiful musical performance by singer/songwriter, Rivka Leah Cylich and celebrated vocalist, Chaya Sara Weiss. Mrs. Brocha Lipszyc, Rebbetzin of Chabad of Woodbury, will give a talk on “the transformational quality of inner joy for each woman and her home.” Elegant desserts and sushi will be served. The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb 5, at 7:15 p.m.; hosted by Audrey Cohen in Oyster Bay Cove. To RSVP and for location email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-922-6489.


Thursday, Feb. 6

Meet Local Author

Bayville author George Jehn will discuss his writing and aviation mystery novel Flying Too Close to the Sun, at the Bayville Free Library at 7 p.m.

Story Time at the Bayville Library

Every week through Feb. 19; Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Baby Bookworms; Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.: 4- and 5-year-old Bookworms. Join Ms. Stacy to read stories, sing songs, and create a craft.


Friday, Feb. 7

Property Assessment Grievance Workshop

Nassau County Legislator Donald MacKenzie will be a holding property assessment grievance workshop at the Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Road, for any homeowner who disagrees with the new tentative property tax assessment as shown on their Nassau County Property Tax Impact Disclosure Notice, at 11 a.m. Applications will be provided and are also available at: www.nassaucounty ny.gov/agencies/ARC/forms.html

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Legislator MacKenzie’s office at 516-571-6218.


Saturday, Feb. 8

Valentine's 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

African-American Poetry Reading

Hood A.M.E. Zion Church, 11 Summit Street, is celebrating Black History month with several events open to the public. The first is an African-American Poetry reading, held during their Sunday, Feb. 9 service, starting at 11 a.m. For more information call 516-650-9839.

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.

Voci da Camera

Under the direction of Kathleen Blixt, the ensemble of 20 professional and highly skilled singers will present unaccompanied choral music at Christ Church on Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. The tickets are $15 in pre-sale by Feb. 2. Tickets are $20 at door. For more information visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For information call the parish office at 922-6377.

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.


Monday, Feb. 10

Savory Chocolate

Join Lee Perrotta, owner of The Chocolate Lady in Oyster Bay, as she presents this program for adults at the Bayville Free Library. Call 516-628-2765 for details.


Tuesday, Feb. 11

Rita’s Readers Book Club

At the Bayville Free Library, 1:30 p.m. February’s book selection is The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. All are welcome.

Budget Workshop

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District begins its budget development on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. It is the date of the first budget workshop. Attending the school board meetings are a great way of enhancing your child’s school experience as you become more aware of the district goals and how they are achieving them. These board meetings are a way to better understand and participate in the budget development process. Community members are most welcome to attend these open meetings. The meetings are held in the OBHS library, easily entered from the McCouns Lane entrance. For more information call 516-624-6500.


Thursday, Feb. 13

Truth: What is it?

 

At the Bayville Free Library, from 7 to 9 p.m. Back by popular demand, Dr. Philip A. Pecorino, PhD will lead a philosophical conversation about truth. Registration requested.


Friday, Feb. 14

Happy Valentine’s Day

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

Young Adult Bingo Game

At the Bayville Free Library, from 5 to 6 p.m. Registration is open for children who are 10-years-old or over.

Valentine Evening Gala

Come celebrate Valentine’s Evening at the Raynham Hall Museum honoring Patricia P. Sands and the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, Feb. 14 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dinner, music and auctions for a fee: basic tickets are $250; $200 for junior members, 35 and under. Do come wearing red shoes and festive attire. Does that mean dance until you drop? Call 516-922-6808 for reservations.


Saturday, Feb. 15

Soul Food Dinner

Hood A.M.E. Zion Church, 11 Summit Street, is celebrating Black History month with a Soul Food Dinner served at noon, and prepared by the members. It includes southern fried chicken, collard greens, potato salad, yams, sweet potato pie and home baked cakes. (There is no specific fee but donations are welcome.) For more information call 516-650-9839.


Sunday, Feb. 16

African-American Ancestry

Hood A.M.E. Zion Church, 11 Summit Street, is celebrating February, Black History month on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. The congregation will be honoring their African-American Ancestry during the Sunday morning service. For more information call 516-650-9839.


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.


Ongoing

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

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