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Locust Valley Blood Drive

Thursday, March 27

Concert At Canterbury’s

Friday, March 28

Budget Workshop IV

Tuesday, April 1


Currently On Exhibit

Snow Day In Oyster Bay

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.

North Shore Reads

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.


Wednesday, March 26

Adding Content to Your Apple

Professor Ed Hom is back to share tips for working with digital content on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Awesome Apps covered great applications (Apps), but this session will cover working with YouTube, Zinio, Nassau Digital Doorway, Freegal, and other content on your device. There will be no personal hands-on instruction, but fee free to bring your devices with you. Register at the Reference Desk or call the library at 516-922-1212. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 27

Locust Valley Blood Drive

At the Locust Valley Fire House on Buckram Road, 2 to 8 p.m. Bring ID. Minimum weight 110 lbs. Age 16 to 75 years old. Call Chuck Savinetti at 516-671-1783.

Movie: 12 Years a Slave

To be shown at the OB-EN Library. Harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender (Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality, 134 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Book Pickup

The Locust Valley Library Great Books program has the book Goodbye To Berlin by Christopher Isherwood available for pick up on March 27, for the April 10 program. Call 516-671-1837 for information.


Friday, March 28

Concert At Canterbury’s

East Norwich resident Steven Rodriguez, a country rock singer, will be performing live at Canterbury Ales Oyster Bar & Grill, 46 Audrey Ave., at 9 p.m. He offers “contagious melodies and insightful lyrics” with an acoustic edge.

Alice: Perception Vs. Reality

The graduate thesis project of a LIU Post student takes  a new look at Alice In Wonderland, March 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 30 at 3 p.m. at the Rifle Range Theater. General admission is $10. Call 299-2356 for information.  


Sunday, March 30

New Children’s Book Club

At the Bayville Free Library.1:30 p.m.: Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Club. 3 p.m.: Family Storytelling. Please bring your favorite book to the first meeting. Call or visit the library to register.

Poster Workshop for Kids

Kids will learn about beach nesting birds and then create posters with the help of an artist to help protect the birds’ nesting grounds. For ages 8 to 18 on March 30 at 2 p.m. Register because space is limited to 20. Call 516-695-0763. This Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society event will be held at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor, third floor children’s room.

Ivy Pull at Shu Swamp

 Join the Shu Crew of the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society on March 30 at 10 a.m. to help restore Shu Swamp by controlling English ivy and garlic mustard, invasive plant species. Wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and bring garden gloves. Tasty snacks and extra gloves will be provided to the volunteers. Call 631-219-4795 to register and for directions.


Monday, March 31

AARP Tax Help

AARP volunteers will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library to help you with your taxes from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. First come, first served.


Tuesday, April 1

Budget Workshop IV

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District holds its fourth budget development workshop on Tuesday, April 1, at 8 p.m. The 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 meeting is held in the OBHS library, easily entered from the McCouns Lane entrance. For more information please call 624-6500.


Thursday, April 3

Hugh Howard on President’s Houses

The Friends of Sagamore Hill presents Hugh Howard on April 3, at 7 p.m. in Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main St. His book is Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates. He will feature the Roosevelt Home at Sagamore Hill in the wider context of American domestic architecture. Admission and refreshments are free to all. Donations to the Friends of Sagamore Hill are greatly appreciated. For more information call 516-922-5032.

North Shore Reads

The Metropolitan Club in Glen Cove hosts the annual North Shore Reads event on April 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. They will be discussing The Manor by Mac Griswold. Call 671-1837 or 922-1212 for information.


Friday, April 4

Mobile Marcellino

Representatives from the office of Senator Carl L. Marcellino will be on hand to meet with constituents about state issues on April 4 at 2 p.m. outside the Locust Valley Library. This Mobile Office will be situated in the Media Room. All welcome. For information call 516-922-1811


Saturday, April 5

Ceramic Exhibit Opens

The Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts and exhibit by members of the Long Island Craft Guild in the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, from April 5 through June 6. Several members of the guild are from Oyster Bay. The theme of the exhibit is Tea Time, so look forward to seeing some wonderful teapots and cups. For information please call 516-624-5032.


Sunday, April 6

It’s Time for Tea

The Oyster Bay Historical Society opens its spring exhibition, It’s Time for Tea!, with an afternoon reception on Sunday, April 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., through June 8. The exhibit features ceramics by members of the Long Island Craft Guild’s Clay Media Group. Both functional and sculptural work relating to tea -- pots and bowls, cups, mugs, and sugar/creamer sets -- will be on view and for sale at the Historical Society’s Koenig Center for the course of the exhibition. The April 6 reception is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Society at 516-922-5032 or visit oysterbayhistorical.org


Monday, April 7

Movie At the Library

The Bayville Library will be showing the film Beasts of the Southern Wild on Monday, April 7, at 2 p.m. The library is located at 34 School St., in Bayville.  Admission is free but donations are accepted with thanks. Drinks and refreshments are served.


Tuesday, April 8

Budget Adoption

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District holds its fifth meeting on the 2014-2015 budget as they finalize and vote to adopt the amount needed to run the district in the next school year, on Tuesday, April 8, 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. The meeting is held in the OBHS library, easily entered from the McCouns Lane entrance. For more information please call 624-6500.

News

Our experience of 9/11 has changed; today it is seen as part of a journey and not an isolated event. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, President Barack Obama spoke to the nation saying the battle against terrorism is ongoing. 

 

That awareness that we had gone through the experience of the fall of the Twin Towers and had rebounded, but the danger is not over, and the battle is still to be won was repeated by Senator Carl Marcellino at the Day of Commemoration at the Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Garden on the Western Waterfront on Thursday evening.

“Visitation is up 300 percent,” said Harriet Gerard Clark, Raynham Hall Museum director.

“Two-thirds of them come because of reading the book by Brian Kilmeade, George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution, and seeing the series ‘Turn’ on A&E,” added Tom Valentine, docent, who keeps the list of visitors. Soon the series will include the story of Robert Townsend of Oyster Bay who was known as Culper, Jr. when he was a spy for George Washington.

Alex Sutherland, director of education, nailed his definition. “He was the most important spy for George Washington because he had the perfect cover. He was pretending to be a Loyalist and writing for a Loyalist newspaper and befriending British officers at his coffee shop in downtown New York while secretly collecting information.


Sports

Hard work paid off for local athletes Christine Grippo of Locust Valley, Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay, Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley, Steven Quigley of Bayville, Catherine Soler of Oyster Bay, Maria Elinger of Oyster Bay, and Armand D’Amato of Oyster Bay Cove, each of whom won awards in a field of some of the best triathletes from all of Long Island and beyond in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in and around Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Saturday morning, Aug. 23.

Grippo earned top honors in the women’s 30-34 age group with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Pickard (1:17:39) scored first among the women in the 35-39 age group. Winnubst scored in 1:38:48 to earn third place honors in the Masters Athena Weight Division. Quigley earned the second place award in the Masters Clydesdale Weight Division in 1:23:23. Soler (1:29:12) scored 5th among the women in the 20-24 age group. Ehlinger (1:39:23) was the 4th place award winner in the women’s 55-59 age group. D’Amato (1:42:44) earned top honors in the 70-74 age group.

Ice Dreams, an Olympic Ice Show starring 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown and aspiring local skaters, is coming to Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 20.

Isabella Skvarla, 13, Julia Tauter, 12, and Chiara Vlacich, 12, all of Oyster Bay, Julia Forte, 12, of Locust Valley and Riley Stein, 11, of Bayville will be skating in the world class show to celebrate the opening of the best figure skating facility Long Island has ever seen.


Calendar

Art In A Meadow

Saturday, Sept. 13

Bayville Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Sept. 14

Hurricane Preparedness

Tuesday, Sept. 16



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