Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00
Friday, April 4
Ceramic Exhibit Opens
Saturday, April 5
Sunday, April 6
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.
The Locust Valley Great Books Club discusses I Curse The River Of Time by Per Petterson on April 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Locust Valley Library. Call 516-671-1837 for information.
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 516-671-1837 or 516-922-1212 for information.
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
The Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts an 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.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site hosts an April Fool’s Hike. Truth or tall tale? A milk snake really drinks milk. Skunks love to eat skunk cabbage. See if you can catch the fakery from the facts on April 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join naturalist Lois Lindberg for some fun on an irreverent tour of the grounds and nature trails. Meet behind the park Visitor Center: free of charge and will last approximately 1.5 hours. Please dress for the weather and bring a sense of humor. For information call 516-922-4788.
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
The Locust Valley Library presents an all-acoustic program with mandolin music written by Buddy Merriam. This high-energy concert will have elements of Bluegrass, Jazz, and Classical music on April 6 at 2 p.m. The Friends of the Library will provide light refreshments. First come, first served. All welcome. The Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community and Youth Services, co-sponsoring with the Locust Valley Library, presents these concerts as part of CAPA’s Distinguished Artists Concert Series 2013-2014. Call 671-1837 for more information.
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.
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.
Learn how to buy and sell items using eBay on April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Locust Valley Library. Some of the many topics covered are creating an account, checking reliability of sellers and buyers, online safety, and much more. Program is free. Registration requested. Call 516-671-1837 to register.
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.
The Locust Valley Library Casual Book discussion group talks about My Antonia by Willa Cather on April 9 at 10 a.m. Call 516-671-1837 for information. All are welcome.
Victoria Crosby, noted journalist and poet, will present “Mansions of England and North America” on April 10 at 6:30 p.m., which begins with a brief, docent-led tour of the Dodge-Sloane Estate, the Mill Neck Manor House, followed by a presentation on a number of British and American architectural treasures. Admission of $30 includes the tour, lecture and light refreshments. Reservations are required and may be done online by or by calling 516-628-4243. Sign language interpreters will be available for guests who are deaf, provided a request is made in advance.
Screening for adults, and children ages 5 and up will be provided by an audiologist from Mill Neck Manor Audiology on April 10 at 10 a.m. at the Locust Valley Library. Come and learn about devices available to improve communication skills. No appointment is necessary. Screening will take place in the Quiet Study Room. For more information call 516-671-1837 for information.
LIU Post first year students theater students present a series of short, new works on April 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 at 3 p.m. in the Little Theater Mainstage. Tickets are $10 Call 299-2356 for information.
The Locust Valley Library offers an AARP Driving Course on April 11 at 9:30 a.m. Save 10 percent on vehicle liability and collision premiums for 3 years. Reduce up to 4 points on your driving record. Locust Valley residents have open registration. Non-resident registration began April 1. There is a non-refundable $20 fee for AARP members; $25 fee for non-members. A check or money order payable to AARP is required at time of registration. Don’t forget to bring your license and a bag lunch. For information call 516-671-1837.
The Locust Valley Library holds an Egg Hunt on April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children ages 2-5 are invited to join them for an egg hunt, stories, and a craft. Come search through the library for goody-filled eggs, make a craft, and listen to some spring stories. Registration required. For information call 516-671-1837.
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, 18 October 2014 00:00
Some people deserve a long obituary: in a way, it is a tribute to the number of people’s lives they have touched, so for Dottie Brandt, it is a given. A long line of mourners stretched down the street from the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, in Oyster Bay, where Dorothy R. Brandt, known to everyone as “Dottie,” was laid to rest, soon after her death on Friday, Sept. 12.
Dottie was a beautiful woman that age couldn’t change. When your warmth, spirit and love come from the inside, it keeps the outside looking bright and fresh. Dottie was always smiling, full of energy and always willing to help people.
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
The music was rocking and everybody was dancing on Friday, Oct. 3 in the St. Dominic High School gymnasium as the school hosted its Fall Ball dance. The event included gregarious kids from St. Dominic’s dancing and socializing with 20 disadvantaged children from St. Christopher-Ottilie Family of Services in Sea Cliff.
“St. Dom’s is very active with St. Christopher-Ottilie during the school year,” said Janice Seaman, who was the party coordinator and one of many volunteers at the dance, which ran from 7 to 10 p.m. “This was the first time, though, that St. Dom’s invited the kids from St. Christopher-Ottilie to their school for a dance and it is a great way to bring some normalcy into these children’s lives and show them what a school function is like.”
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.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:00
The Diane Whipple Foundation with the cooperation of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset School District and St. Mary’s High School Athletic program has announced a premier College Division I Women’s Lacrosse Scrimmage day on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Competing in this great event will be Columbia, Fairfield, Michigan, Sacred Heart, Stonybrook, UCONN, UMASS, and USC.