Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00
Summer Solstice Luau
Thursday, June 19
Garage Sale Fundraiser
Saturday, June 21
Saturday, June 21
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Loss can come in many forms - the death of a loved one, loss of a job, a change in the health or physical capabilities of ourselves or our family members, divorce, loss of relationships and even the loss of our sense of self. This workshop will teach people some skills they can use while experiencing loss, the benefits of working with support groups, and how coaching can assist those on the path of the unexpected turns that life often presents. Presented by Beth Bucheister, MA, Certified Professional Coach (CPC). Refreshments will be served. Register at the Reference Desk or call the library at 922-1212. From 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Welcome to the art of journaling at the Bayville Free Library. Danielle Viteretti will share examples such as: a book of days, gratitude journals or guitar journaling. Bring a notebook. Registration is now open. 7 to 8 p.m.
Come celebrate at the Summer Solstice Luau with friends of the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum at the Sagamore Yacht Club on June 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. Raffles, music, great food, views and a toast at sunset. For more information call 558-7036.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thirteen-year-old Henry Wheeler struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele, all the while confronting the pangs of adolescence. Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, an intimidating man clearly in need of help. Frank convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives. Starring: Gattlin Griffith, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, J. K. Simmons, Tom Lipinski, Kate Winslet, James Van Der Beek, Brooke Smith, Maika Monroe. (Rated PG-13 for thematic material, brief violence and sexuality, 111 min.)
June’s selection will be The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. All are welcome. Bayville Free Library, 7:30 p.m.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Appropriate action during the first few minutes of a medical emergency can save a child’s life! Lori Green, a Registered Nurse, certified CPR instructor and former EMT will instruct you in the life-saving techniques of infant & child CPR and Choking. Certification is received upon completion of the 3 hour workshop. Fee: $35. Please make checks payable to Lori Green. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society will be hosting a fundraiser garage sale on June 21 (rain date June 22) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 173 Pulaski Rd., Huntington Station. Due to a generous donation, they will have lots of new and nearly new children’s items for sale as well as other quality items. This is your chance to score a great deal while supporting a worthwhile organization. For more information please call 631-427-8623 or visit www.hobaudubon.org
At the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve & Wildlife Sanctuary in Muttontown, 1 to 2 p.m. Meet the guide at site entrance at 12:50 p.m. No pets, children under 10 or organized groups. No registration required. Call 516-922-3290 or visit www.hoffmancenter.org
The bus trip to Hyde Park, NY: Culinary Institute of America & the Home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt will be on Friday, Nov. 14, so sign up now. The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library and the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay will present a trip with Jim Marino of Oyster Bay Travel. Visit the Culinary Institute of America and the Home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Price is $90 per person, which includes the bus, lunch and admission to FDR’s House. Bus leaves the library at 7:30 a.m. Please make checks payable to Oyster Bay Travel and register at the Reference Desk at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library no later than Monday, June 23.
(For babies, birth to 18 months with adult) An interactive musical program for babies and their caregivers. Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Registration required.
Can the foods you eat affect or cause arthritis? Learn about the different foods and nutrition options that can help you with your arthritis. An appropriate relaxation and exercise program will be discussed. Join nutrition and wellness specialist Alice Kaufman, MA, CHC and learn how to feel great, eat right and stay healthy. Register at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library’s Reference Desk or call 516-922-1212. From 1 to 2 p.m.
Hooks and Needles meets at the Bayville Library Tuesdays year round, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. A global action thriller set in the present day. This original story follows a young Jack as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. When Ryan believes he’s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that’s more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancee Cathy. Starring: Alec Utgoff, Peter Andersson, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Kevin Costner, Chris Pine, Elena Velikanova. (Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language, 105 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Registration begins on Saturday, June 28. This year’s Teen Summer Reading theme is Spark a Reaction at Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Teens in Grades 5-12 (as of September 2014) are eligible. Registration for the Summer Reading Club begins Saturday, June 28 (at the Reference Desk) and ends Friday, July 25, 2014. Reporting begins July 1 and ends Aug.8. Participants will receive a prize for each of the first five books they read and review and will be eligible for a weekly raffle prize for each week that they submit reviews. Teens will also receive a Grand Prize bonus raffle ticket for their 10th book, 15th, 20th, etc. Receive an invitation to the End of Summer Reading Party (Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 2 p.m.) after reading and reviewing three books. There will also be programs throughout the summer.
Children ages 3 through entering fifth grade are invited to join the summer reading club. Read books, play games, make crafts, see movies and win prizes. Read and report on at least five books (no more than two per day) to receive an invitation to the End of Summer Party in August. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carnival games, Italian ices and face painting in the backyard: 11 a.m. to noon. From noon to 12:45 p.m., Nappy’s Puppets will be in the Community Room for children who have registered.
Bayville’s own Jimmy Webb will be headlining the Opening Weekend for the 49th Huntington Summer Arts Festival. He will perform at the Chapin Rainbow Stage at Heckscher Park in Huntington Village on Saturday, June 28. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. Peter Calo will open for and accompany Jimmy for this performance.
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.