Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:00
Wednesday, May 14
Talk On Collecting TR
Thursday, May 15
Health & Fitness Fair
Saturday, May 17
The Oyster Bay Historical Society’s spring exhibition, It’s Time for Tea!, is open at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., through June 8. It features ceramics by members of the Long Island Craft Guild’s Clay Media Group, and several miniature teapots by famed studio potter Fong Chee. Most items are for sale. For information call 516-922-5032 or visit oysterbayhistorical.org.
Coe Hall Mansion at Planting Fields hosts an exhibit through Sept. 30 featuring Fabulous Interiors by Elsie de Wolfe and Charles Duveen, 1915 - 1945 is open daily at Coe Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is free with $4 Coe Hall admission fee. The Tea House near the Italian Garden is open daily from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., entrance to the Tea House is free with $8 parking fee.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Mother Goose Time (9-23 mos), Wednesdays through June 11 at 10:15 a.m.; Toddler Time (24-35 mos) at 10:40 a.m. and Just For Us (3-5 yrs) at 1:30 p.m. Please call 516-922-1212 to register.
East Norwich hosts a pop-up store, the At-Home-Gallery at 6306 25A, opposite Rothmann’s now through July, or by appointment. It features abstract oil paintings by Roslyn-born Jill S. Krutick and rugs by Heirloom, a premier Antique European and Oriental Rug Showroom, formerly of East Norwich and now of Locust Valley. A reception, and wine tasting, will be hosted on Sunday, June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. with the artist. For information call 914-522-0420.
The Friends of Sagamore Hill presents antiquarian bookseller Garry Austin of Austin’s Antiquarian Books in Wilmington, VT in a lecture at 7 p.m. in Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main St. Austin, a professional member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, will discuss the finer points of collecting Theodore Roosevelt. For more information call 516-922-5032.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Starring: Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Cooper, Ewan Mcgregor, Meryl Streep, Sam Shepard. (Rated R for language including sexual references, and for drug material, 121 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Are your hearing aids spending more time in a drawer than in your ears lately? If this is because you’re not finding them very useful otherwise, let the experts at Mill Neck Audiology help. Attend a free workshop on Friday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, presented by a certified Mill Neck audiologist and discover how to get the maximum benefit from your hearing device. All hearing aid users are welcome, whether or not your devices were dispensed at Mill Neck Audiology. The workshop will be held at the Mildred and Frank Feinberg Community Center for Hearing Health at Mill Neck Audiology, 40 Frost Mill Rd. in Mill Neck. For more information and to RSVP for the workshop, call 516-628-4258.
The OBEN Chamber of Commerce with NYS Senator Carl Marcellino hold their 11th annual Health & Fitness Fair on May 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Audrey Avenue. More than 100 vendors will share their expertise, give demonstrations and entertain you at this family friendly event. For information call 516-922-1811 or 516-922-6464.
Come to the East Woods School at 21 Yellow Cote Rd., Oyster Bay for a great rain or shine event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are rides for the kids, games for all ages, a fabulous estate sale, bistro, garden gazebo and a bake sale. It’s a great iconic local event. General admission: free. Advance purchase of ride bracelets (order by Friday May 16) $40/day or $70 both days; $45/day or $75 both days at the door. For additional information: 516 922-4400 or www.eastwoods.org/support/springfair_dinnerdance
The Brooke Jackman Foundation holds its annual 5K Run For Literacy on May 18 at 10:15 a.m. The day starts with a quarter mile Fun Run for kids at 9:45 a.m., promptly. Sign up at the Theodore Roosevelt School. For information call Steve Gourley at 628-3488. Entrance fee of $20 entitles you to a commemorative T-shirt and water bottle.
The Oyster Bay Republican Club will hold its annual installation brunch party from 10 a.m. to noon, at Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill, 62 South St., Oyster Bay.
The Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich holds its annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament on May 19 at the Pine Hollow Country Club, East Norwich. For more information please call Sharon Silva at 922-9285, ext. 16.
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District holds its budget vote and trustee election on May 20 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the foyer of the gymnasium building. There will be a designated area for voters on McCouns Lane. For more information please call 516-624-6500. [Editorial note: in this economically diverse district, every vote counts.]
Cruise Night held weekly on Audrey Avenue starts on May 20 and continues through the year until Sept. 30. The fee is $5 per vehicle and visitors are free. Live music is performed by celebrity musicians with auctions and raffles to benefit project of the Historic OB-EN Chamber of Commerce. Call 922-6464. Cruise Nights is a weather dependent event.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, Tuesdays through June 10. Mother Goose Time (9-23 mos) at 10:05 a.m.; Toddler Time (24-35 mos) at 10:30 a.m.; and Just For Us (3-5 yrs) at 11 a.m. Please call 516-922-1212 to register.
Art History Lecturer Louise Cella Caruso will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library to give an illustrated lecture highlighting the true artistic genius of Vermeer. His works, such as Head of a Girl with a Pearl Earring and Allegory of Painting are timeless and remain as wondrous today as to viewers in the 17th century. Register at the Reference Desk or call 922-1212. 7 p.m.
Long Island Hearing will be conducting free hearing screenings in the Community Room of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Register at the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212. 10 a.m.
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 00:00
The Oyster Bay community paid tribute to award winning journalist Marie Colvin at Oyster Bay High School on Saturday, Oct. 11. The school library was officially dedicated in her name and a portrait of the journalist who died on the frontlines in Syria in 2012 was proudly displayed at the entrance of the library. The event was put together by members of the Oyster Bay class of 1974 who held their 40th class reunion over the weekend.
Oyster Bay High School Principal Dennis O’Hara gave a short speech in honor of Colvin’s name. Nassau County legislators Judi Jacobs and Donald MacKenzie also gave speeches, along with Colvin’s sister, Catherine Colvin, and Donna Fiore-Houman, who helped coordinate the event. Both were members of the class of ‘74. Founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University, Howard Schneider, also gave a small speech at the end of the ceremony.
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.