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Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 9

St. Rocco’s Festival

Wednesday, July 9

Dancing In The Street

Friday, July 11


Wednesday, July 9

Book Chat

For kids entering grades 1-2. Read When Everybody Wore a Hat by William Steig to find out how life was different one hundred years ago. After, eat old-time snacks and learn to play old-fashioned games. Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk when you register. Registration began in June for OB-EN residents and begins on July 8 for non-residents, space permitting. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Board Meeting

Village of Cove Neck Board of Trustees meeting will be at the Old Orchard Museum at Sagamore Hill, 20 Sagamore Hill Rd., 6 p.m.

St. Rocco’s Festival

The Annual Saint Rocco Festival sponsored by the Italian-American Citizens Club runs from July 9 to Sunday, July 13. Held in Firemen’s Field, so come and meet your friends and enjoy the midway, carnival rides, raffles and music, and food in the outdoor café.


Thursday, July 10

Movie: Lone Survivor

Four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch. (Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language, 122 min.) At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Friday, July 11

Lego Club

Tables will be set up in the Green Room of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, where children can build whatever their imaginations can come up with. All Lego creations will remain in the library. *Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. to noon.

The Lego Movie

(Rated PG, 110 min) All children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m.

Dancing In The Street

The Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing In The Street,” on Audrey Avenue around the bandstand on Fridays on July 11, 18 and 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. Singles and couples, dancers of all ages, skills and styles are welcome. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay, street candy will include their newest model cars on display. Louis del Prete takes the stage on July 11 and 25. An excellent ballroom dancer and teacher, he is also a talented musician and singer! He will play music from the 1940s to today, including line dancing, Latin music, ballroom, and more. For more information, visit oysterbaymainstreet.org or call 516-922-6982.


Saturday, July 12

Summer Fun Stories and Craft

For ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Join in the fun at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library for a special story time and make your very own book bag to use when you visit the library this summer. Registration began in June for OB-EN residents and begins on July 11 for non-residents, space permitting. 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Opera Night

You are invited attend the Opera Night concert at Christ Church on July 12 at 8 p.m. for arias, art songs and music from some of the most beloved operas: La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca. The suggested donation is $15. For information call the parish office at 922-6377.


Sunday, July 13

Pirate Fun For Kids

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., presents a day for the kids: A Pirate’s Life: Activities for Swashbuckling Kids on July 13. For more information please call 922-5032 or visit their website at oysterbayhistorical.org.


Monday, July 14

Lego Club

Tables will be set up in the Green Room of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library where children can build whatever their imaginations can come up with. All Lego creations will remain in the library. *Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Blood Drive

In cooperation with Youth & Family Counseling Agency of Oyster Bay, the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library is hosting a blood drive. Your donation will help save up to three lives. For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900. To schedule an appointment, call the reference desk at 922-1212. You may also visit www.oysterbaylibrary.org, and click on the “New York Blood Center” website to schedule an appointment. A free pair of Mets tickets will be mailed to each donor. 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Secrets to Wellness at Any Age

Lorna Sophocleous, CHHC is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and owner of HealWithRealFood. Her practice focuses on inspiring individuals to achieve a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Lorna believes people can find strength, spark and confidence at any age and will teach the tools to achieve these goals. Join in at the Bayville Free Library for Sweet-tooth Bitter Truth. 7 to 8 p.m.


Tuesday, July 15

Cruise Night

Cruise Night held weekly on Audrey Avenue now through 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.

Children’s Concert

Johnny The K will perform on July 15 at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park at 1:30 p.m. For children of all ages, no tickets required. The former school teacher plays his 12-string guitar in disguises to amuse and educate. Presented by the Town of Oyster Bay. Free.

Chemistry in a Flash

(For kids entering kindergarten and up). Perform instantaneous experiments in this fast-paced class on split-second reactions that go mad. Pick up a “Mad Science Action Flask” and have a blast! Registration began in June for OB-EN residents and begins on July 14 for non-residents, space permitting. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, July 16

Children’s Story Times

Story time begins on Wednesday, July 16 and runs through Wednesday, Aug. 13. 10:15 a.m.: Mother Goose Time (9-23 months); 10:40 a.m.: Toddler Time (24-35 months); 11:15 a.m.: Book/Game Buddies (3-6 years).

Comic Strip Workshop

For grades 5-12, at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library. Artist and publisher Peter Simeti will help you create a four-panel comic strip featuring your favorite characters or characters you’ve created. All supplies will be included for you, just bring your imagination. Register at the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212. 3 to 4:30 p.m.

News

You 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.  

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.


Sports

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.

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.

Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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