Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
Thursday, March 13
Tremendous Multi-Family Rummage Sale
Saturday, March 15
Concert at Halyards
Saturday, March 15
The Oyster Bay Historical Society has a new exhibit at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., 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.
Time to get your copy of The Manor by Mac Griswold from local libraries to take part in North Shore Reads. On April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. enjoy a book discussion and desserts at The Metropolitan in Glen Cove. The book is available in a variety of formats.
Professor Doug Robinson, an evolutionary biologist, is speaking about a much maligned, yet loved bird, the American Crow which has a complex social life and amazing intelligence. Come on March 12 at 7 p.m. to the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor for this Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society event.
At the OB-EN Library. Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. Starring: Ed Harris, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney. (Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language, 91 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The Friends of Sagamore Hill presents Deborah Davis discussing her book Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner that Shocked a Nation, on March 13 at 7 p.m. in Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main St. The dinner ignited a racial storm, divided the country, and threatened to topple two of America’s greatest men. Copies available for signing. Davis has written other works of social history including on John Singer Sargent; Truman Capote; and about the resort, Newport Rhode Island. Admission and refreshments are free; donations to the Friends of Sagamore Hill are appreciated. For information, call 516-922-5032.
Rita’s Readers Book Club meets on March 13 at 6:45 p.m. at the Bayville Library to discuss March’s selection, The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. Call 516-628-2765 or visit the library to register.
Join Dara Linthwaite for songs, stories and fingerplays about the winds of March at the OB-EN Library. Registration began in February for OB-EN residents and begins on March 13 for non-residents, space permitting. From 1 to 1:30 p.m.
Young adults, 10-years-old and above can come and create an outline of any object and fill it in with magazine strips to create a silhouette on March 14 at 3 p.m. Call the Bayville library at 516-628-2765 or visit to sign up.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 60 East Main and Pearl Streets, Oyster Bay. Donations gratefully accepted. Please call Bev at 516-922-2229 for information.
East Norwich resident Steven Rodriguez, a country rock singer, will be performing live at Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill, 46 Audrey Ave. at 8 p.m. He offers “contagious melodies and insightful lyrics” with an acoustic edge.
The Long Island Baroque Ensemble will perform on March 16 at Christ Church 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. Tickets are $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, children admitted free with a paying adult. For information call the parish office at 516-922-6377.
AARP volunteers will be available to help with taxes on Mondays at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. First come, first served.
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District holds its third budget development workshop on Tuesday, March 18, at 8 p.m. 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. Community comments are welcome. The meeting is held in the OBHS library, easily entered from the McCouns Lane entrance. For more information please call 516-624-6500.
Registration begins on March 18 for Just be…Yoga at the Bayville Library. Limited to 18 people, at $20 for four classes, Tuesdays, April 1 to 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. Call 516-628-2765 to register.
The Friends of Sagamore Hill will host the first annual Teddy’s Taste of the West at Canterbury Ales in Oyster Bay on Wednesday, March 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information on tickets please call the TRA at 516-921-6319.
At the OB-EN Library. An estranged son and his alcoholic father travel from Montana to Nebraska to claim a million dollar sweepstakes prize. Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach. (Rated R for some language, 114 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information call 516-922-1212.
Use your imagination and physical skills to maneuver aboard the Titanic. Creative problem solving, motor planning and listening skills will come in handy while on board. Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing. Registration began in February for OB-EN residents and begins on Thursday, March 20 for non-residents, space permitting. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the OB-EN Public Library.
The Beachfront Bridal Beginnings Bridal Show will be held at The Crescent Beach Club, 333 Bayville Ave., Bayville, from noon to 3 p.m. More than 50 of Long Island’s top wedding professionals will be under one roof. Enjoy a champagne greeting, hors D’oeurvres and live entertainment. Register for give-aways and find everything you need to plan your special day. Admission $10.
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.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”
Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
Richie Cannata may be best known for his song credits but his name will become a part of history this week. Cannata, a 28-year resident and business owner of Glen Cove, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington.
As a member of the Billy Joel Band, the saxophone player was propelled to fame in 1975 when he joined the band and played on songs including “New York State of Mind” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:08
The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.
Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:58
5- and 6-year-old Peanuts
The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.
In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.