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.
Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00
This year you can expect to see the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Connecticut’s flagship, tied up on the Western Waterfront Pier at the Oyster Festival on Oct. 18 and 19. The ship is a Baltimore Clipper that is 129 feet in length and weighs 96 tons. Its home port is New Haven, Conn.
The tall ship visits ports worldwide, as an ambassador for friendship. It serves as a floating classroom, icon and monument to many souls that were broken or lost as the result of the transatlantic slave trade.
The original Amistad, which means friendship in Spanish, was made famous in 1839 when 53 African captives (men, women and children) transported from Havana revolted against their captors. The captives gained control of the ship under the leadership of Sengbe Pieh, later known as Joseph Cinque, who commanded the ship’s navigator to return them to Sierra Leone. Instead, the ship headed north, landing in Long Island, and was taken into custody by the United States Navy.
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00
Diamond Fitness held its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 6. Members of the Historic Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce came out to meet Wendy Goldstein, her staff and her re-invented gym at 138 South St.
Goldstein said she was touched by the warmth of the people who came into the gym to welcome her, even before the official opening. “People came in to say hello, saying they had heard that the gym had changed hands. It warms my heart,” she said.
Goldstein attended a chamber meeting and is now a member. Nassau County Legislator Donald McKenzie helped Goldstein cut the red ribbon as chamber members Walter Imperatore and Michele Browner cheered the opening along with staff members and friends.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
Football season is here and the Oyster Bay-Bayville Generals held their opening day games on Sept. 14. Here are the results:
5 & 6 Peanuts:
The Peanuts opened the season vs. the Seaford Broncos and came out on the losing end of a hard fought game. The Lil Generals opened the game on offense and quarterback Rodney Hill, Jr. marched the offense down the field and completed the drive with a touchdown pass to Francesco Allocca. Yes, the Peanuts have a potent air attack with Hill Jr. going two for two for 26 yards. The defense played strong with Allocca leading the team in tackles with help on the defensive line from first-year players Dean Wolfe and Anthony Pelchuck.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.
Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.
Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.