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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

You may not actually see who is leaving books and magazines for the commuters at the Locust Valley Train Station, but those who have nicknamed these delightful and dedicated women the “Book Ladies.”

Sue Klein and Joan McCauley, who are Friends of the Library, have been collecting donated books from the community and displaying them at the Long Island Railroad waiting area every week. The Book Ladies have also displayed Locust Valley Library programs so that commuters are aware of all the wonderful events that are going on.  

There will be a different look to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Board of Education come September. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Christopher Van Cott is leaving his position to take a similar role in the Oceanside School District. He is following in the footsteps of past OBEN School Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Harrington, who also left to take a similar position in Oceanside last year. The district will begin their search for a replacement for Van Cott this summer.


Sports

The Varsity Baseball Team finished the season with a league record of 11-3-1. In the playoffs, the team swept Carle Place in a best of three set to advance to the county finals vs. Wheatley at Hofstra University. The team finished the season as County runner-ups. The team was a nice combination of veteran varsity leaders and new comers to the varsity with six senior players and four freshmen on the squad. Along with four juniors, the team maintained the winning ways of a program that has won the league championship 7 out of the last eight years and won the county championship 6 of those years. Senior Berkeley Golon, Junior Jackson O’Neill, and Junior Stephen Spiegel received All-County honors. Senior Robbie Venegas and Freshman Harrison Treble received All-League honors. With two All-County pitchers coming back and four freshmen going into their second varsity season mixed with the other juniors and new players coming up from another successful JV season, the team expects to continue to work towards the goal of another county title next season.

The 2014 Oyster Bay High School Lady Baymen varsity spring track team recently completed a most memorable and record breaking season. Two school records were shattered this season; one relay record and one individual. Oyster Bay’s 4x800 meter relay team comprised of seniors Nicole Giannetti, Cassandra Iacono and juniors Linda Cameron and Rachel Wesley, broke the existing school record, and later broke their own record with a time of 10:01.56 at the Section VIII State Qualifier Meet on May 29.

Nicole Giannetti‘s senior year as a member of the Oyster Bay Girls’ Varsity Track team will also be one that will be long remembered. In addition to helping break the school’s 4x800 meters relay record, Giannetti broke the school’s 2000 meter steeplechase record, with a time of 7:23.79. Winning the 1500 meter run in very dramatic fashion at the Nassau Coaches Invitational, with an amazing time of 4:59 was a memorable mid-season highlight. Giannetti earned All-Conference honors in both the 1500 meters and 3000 meter runs and All County honors in the 2000 meter steeplechase. Giannetti qualified for the New York State Track and Field Championship in the 2000 meter steeplechase, finishing fifth and thus earning All-State honors. Giannetti was recruited by Haverford College to run for them when she attends this fall where she will study bio-chemistry.

Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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