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, 19 July 2014 00:00You 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.
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 00:00
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.