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Crochet Boot Camp

Thursday, February 20

Black History Talk

Sunday, February 23

TR Bear Introduction

Tuesday, February 25


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 the sign from The Oyster Bay Ski Center managed in the mid-fifties by Oscar Summers, from their collection, as well as costumes on loan from Monica Randall. The exhibit runs through March 23. For information please 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 supplies. For details please call 516-922-7322.


Wednesday, Feb. 19

Go High-Tech

The Bayville Free Library, 34 School Street, offers Go High-Tech from 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is open now. Are you a technology whiz? Earn community service credits while helping seniors/adults gain knowledge of technology. Call 516-628-2765 for reservations.

Story Time

The Bayville Free Library, 34 School Street, offers story time for Baby Bookworms at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. for 4- to 5-year-olds. Join Ms. Stacy to read stories, sing songs, and create a craft. For information call 516-628-2765.

Computer Classes

Koula Achillea at the Bayville Library, 34 School Street, teaches these topics at noon on Wednesdays, Feb. 19 and 26: Internet for beginners, Word, Excel, and Power Point Microsoft Access Database. Registration is open now by calling 516-628-2765 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Love to Yarn

Unravel and enjoy a time for crocheting and knitting. All levels of crocheters and knitters are welcome to gather and share ideas or work on projects. This is an informal meeting for people already trained in crocheting or knitting; there is no instructor on the premises. Locust Valley Library, 1 p.m.

Valley Quilters

All levels of quilters are welcome to share ideas, work on projects and help beginners or enthusiasts with quilting. Locust Valley Library, 1 p.m.

Magic of Clay

This program at the Locust Valley Library is for grades K-5, at 2 p.m. Create imaginative snow people, magical animals and more working with festive decorations and self-hardening clay. Space limited.


Thursday, Feb. 20

Crochet Boot Camp

The Madd Potter, 17 Audrey Avenue, is hosting a Boot Camp for the Stitched-Hamlet crochet panels from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call Patty McSkane at the Knitted Purl at 516-558-7800 for information.

Great Books

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. Everyone is welcome to join Locust Valley Library’s long-running and unique Great Books discussion. See Jennifer at the reference desk for a copy of the book. 1:30 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 22

Johnny the K

Nationally acclaimed and award winning musician, Johhny Kelleher, along with his 12-string guitar and unique collection of costumed hats, masks and disguises, inspires his audiences through his spirited and interactive style of music. No registration required for this free program at Locust Valley Library, at 2 p.m. For ages 4 and up. This program is co-sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay.


Sunday, Feb. 23

Black History Talk

Hood A.M.E. Zion Church, 11 Summit Street, is celebrating Black History month at 1 p.m. with a talk by Simon Rutledge, Middle Island historian. The Reverend Linda Vanager said, “Simon Rutledge will be talking about the history of the A.M.E. Zion Church, the ‘mother church,’ and Harlem, then and now: the changes from the early days before the civil rights moment and now.” The talk will be followed by a light lunch. There no charge, but a free will offering is welcome. For more information please call 516-650-9839.

LI Baroque Ensemble

The Long Island Baroque Ensemble will perform at Christ Church on Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. It has been delighting audiences with its diverse programming featuring a repertoire of rarely heard and unpublished works along with period favorites. $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, children admitted free with paying adult. For information call the parish office at 516-922-6377.


Monday, Feb. 24

Lecture: Neurodegenerative Diseases

The lecture at the Locust Valley Library will cover Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, MS and Parkinson’s. The lecturer, Nicholas Sampsidis, MS, is a biochemist, nutritional therapist, and researcher, as well as a best-selling author and an authority on the nature, management and remedying of chronic inflammatory and life-threatening illnesses employing non-invasive and non-toxic methods. 11 a.m.

Power Foods

At this lecture, the discussion topics include the power foods list, what are anti-oxidants and free radicals in foods, and what do they do for us. The free, informative lecture on the importance of eating healthfully will be held at Locust Valley Library, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, Feb. 25

TR Bear Introduction

The reception will be held by the Theodore Roosevelt Association on Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC, to introduce the new 100 percent All American-made Teddy Bear. Sourced and manufactured entirely in the United States, the bears are part of the national Teddy Bears for Kids Project, for children hospitalized for seriously illness. For more information on tickets ($125) please call 516-921-6319 or go to www.theodoreroosevelt.org.


Wednesday, Feb. 26

Computer Classes

Join Koula Achillea at the Bayville Library, 34 School Street, as she teaches topics at noon on: Internet for beginners, Word, Excel, and Power Point Microsoft Access Database. Registration is open now by calling 516-628-2765 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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.

Jill’s Night Owls

The Bayville Free Library, 34 School Street discussed on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., February’s book selection, Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, the true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. All are welcome. Call 516-628-2765 for information.

A Night at the Oscars

You are invited to a gala night on Feb. 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. to the Crescent Beach Club, 333 Bayville Ave. Join the Friends of the Library to walk the red carpet at Ocean at the Crescent Beach Club. The tickets are $30 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres, tapas, wine, beer and dessert. Tickets are available at the Library or by calling Vicki Siegel at 516-628-1632 or Louise Triano at 516-802-7860.

Taste of the Library Cookbook Club

Brownie Bake-Off, 7 p.m. Let the judges at the Locust Valley Library decide on the best brownies. There will be prizes for all participants. Here’s how “Taste of the Library Cookbook Club” works. Cookbooks are put on display at the reference desk. You pick a recipe that piques your interest (or taste buds). Before you leave, a library staff member will make a copy of your recipe for you to take home. Prepare your recipe at home, and then bring it to the meeting to share with the other participants. For more information, please contact Jennifer at 516-671-1837.


Saturday, March 1

Concert By eVoco

Ensemble singers of the finest musical technical and expressive abilities come together under the direction of David Fryling on March 1 at 8 p.m. The program at Christ Church will feature Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Years, Morten Lauridsen’s Midwinter Songs and John Corigliano’s Fern Hill. Tickets for adults: $15 in advance at www.evoco.com, $20 at door; students and seniors $10. For information call the parish office at 922-6377.


Sunday, March 2

UCPN Polar Bear Plunge

Sign up for the annual UCPN Polar Bear Plunge that takes place at Theodore Roosevelt Beach, rain or shine, snow or sunshine. The event features refreshments prepared by members of the Atlantic Steamer Fire Company, raffles and entertainment. The festivities start at 1 p.m. with the plunge at 2 p.m. Enjoy free hot dogs, hot chocolate, hot coffee, hot soup, hot tea and a steaming DJ. Register online at ucpn2014PolarBearPlunge.kintera.org.

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

Mammography Van

Thursday, July 17

History Walk

Saturday, July 19

Dessert in a Jar

Monday, July 21



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com