Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00
OB Band Concerts
Wednesday, July 23
Music Under The Stars
Friday, July 25
Annual Chicken BBQ
Saturday, July 26
Story time at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library is on Wednesdays through 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).
Make Snap Crackle Pop Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library. For grades 5-12 as of Sept. 2014; 4 to 5 p.m. Shape Rice Krispies into the shape of a firecracker. Then add melted chocolate and sprinkles to make a delicious treat. Register at the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212.
During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the government to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every twenty minutes. Starring: Liam Neeson, Nate Parker, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery & Julianne Moore. (Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality and drug references, 107 min.) At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
This is the deadline to sign up for the Sail the Sound for Deafness event on Aug. 7 and receive early bird discounts. The event includes a Regatta and a Cocktail Party, in a partnership between the Mill Neck Manor, Oakcliff Sailing Center, the WaterFront Center and the Oyster Bay Marine Center. For information call 628-4243.
Tables will be set up in the Green Room 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. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 10 a.m. to noon.
For grades 5-12 as of Sept. 2014. Bring a plain white t-shirt (feel free to bring a pair of white socks, too). Dress for a mess. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 2 p.m.
The Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing In The Street,” a series of free dance evenings on Audrey Avenue around the bandstand on Fridays in July 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 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 922-6982.
Summer Nights Dream Cruise, benefiting Flags for Classrooms, Pets for Vets, and more, takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Fridays through Oct. 31 at Ransom Beach, 10 Bayville Ave. Show vehicles fee, $5; spectators are free. Call 516-882-5022 for information.
The Incorporated Village of Bayville Presents: Music Under the Stars, an annual free summer concert series at West Harbor Memorial Park in Bayville. This week’s performers are Ladies Drink Free (funk band from SUNY Potsdam). The concerts are Friday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. (weather permitting) and are free to the general public. In case of inclement weather, cancellations will be posted on the village’s website, www.bayvilleny.gov.
Reserve your place at the North Shore Christian Women’s Club luncheon by July 25; the luncheon will be held on Aug. 5 at the Jolly Fisherman and Steak House, 25 Main St., Roslyn. Karen Connelly will speak about her outdoor garden sculptures and Vandalyn Kennedy will entertain with her singing. Call Jane Voss at 516-248-9726 (after 10 a.m.) or Alice Russo at 516-248-9726 to reserve. Cost: $26.
For the 34th year, the Village Church of Bayville is serving delicious chicken dinners at their Annual Chicken BBQ on Saturday, July 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. Adult diners can feast on grilled chicken, potato salad, tomato slices, French bread, corn on the cob and a soft drink, all for $15. A slightly smaller children’s serving is available for $7. Diners can take out or eat in at the Heidi Relyea Memorial Park adjacent to the church on 9 Mountain Ave., Bayville, rain or shine. There’s parking at the church. Please call for directions 516-628-2737.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., presents a special silent film screening of The Great War, a documentary on WWI on July 28. This rarely seen footage from 1919 includes scenes from battles in the “No Man’s Land” of Meuse-Argonne and Chateau-Thierry; a trip on the U.S.S. Leviathan; the sinking of battleships by U-Boats as well as the capture of German prisoners and Armistice Day celebrations. Popcorn and soft drinks served. The cost is $15 per ticket for members and $25 for non-members. For more information call 516-922-5032 or visit oysterbayhistorical.org.
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 516-922-6464. Cruise Nights is a weather dependent event.
The Town of Oyster Bay presents the magic and comedy of Jim McClenahan on July 30 at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park at 1:30 p.m. Free. This is an original approach to learning and is for children of all ages.
East Norwich hosts the At-Home-Gallery at 6306 25A, opposite Rothmann’s, through July, or by appointment. It features abstract oil paintings by Jill S. Krutick and rugs by Heirloom, of Locust Valley. For information call 914-522-0420.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street presents a retrospective exhibit by Gregory Reid at the Koenig Center now through Sept. 5. The original works are for sale with a portion benefiting the OBHS. For more information and hours call 922-5032.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
When Danielle Taylor decided to compete in a six-mile civilian military obstacle course last September, she knew two things: she did not want to do it alone and she wanted the challenge to have a purpose. She found a partner in Jeannine DelPozzo and a worthwhile cause in the Morgan Center.
Both Taylor and DelPozzo are entrepreneurs; Taylor, of Bish Bash Books in Oyster Bay and DelPozzo of DelPozzo Foods, in East Norwich. Each have a history of using their businesses to support local charities. Bish Bash Books used the iPad give back program to support at-risk children while DelPozzo Foods has supported Island Harvest in their efforts to combat hunger.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
Our experience of 9/11 has changed; today it is seen as part of a journey and not an isolated event. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, President Barack Obama spoke to the nation saying the battle against terrorism is ongoing.
That awareness that we had gone through the experience of the fall of the Twin Towers and had rebounded, but the danger is not over, and the battle is still to be won was repeated by Senator Carl Marcellino at the Day of Commemoration at the Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Garden on the Western Waterfront on Thursday evening.
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.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 09:27
Hard work paid off for local athletes Christine Grippo of Locust Valley, Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay, Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley, Steven Quigley of Bayville, Catherine Soler of Oyster Bay, Maria Elinger of Oyster Bay, and Armand D’Amato of Oyster Bay Cove, each of whom won awards in a field of some of the best triathletes from all of Long Island and beyond in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in and around Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Saturday morning, Aug. 23.
Grippo earned top honors in the women’s 30-34 age group with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Pickard (1:17:39) scored first among the women in the 35-39 age group. Winnubst scored in 1:38:48 to earn third place honors in the Masters Athena Weight Division. Quigley earned the second place award in the Masters Clydesdale Weight Division in 1:23:23. Soler (1:29:12) scored 5th among the women in the 20-24 age group. Ehlinger (1:39:23) was the 4th place award winner in the women’s 55-59 age group. D’Amato (1:42:44) earned top honors in the 70-74 age group.