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.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
Some people deserve a long obituary: in a way, it is a tribute to the number of people’s lives they have touched, so for Dottie Brandt, it is a given. A long line of mourners stretched down the street from the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, in Oyster Bay, where Dorothy R. Brandt, known to everyone as “Dottie,” was laid to rest, soon after her death on Friday, Sept. 12.
Dottie was a beautiful woman that age couldn’t change. When your warmth, spirit and love come from the inside, it keeps the outside looking bright and fresh. Dottie was always smiling, full of energy and always willing to help people.
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
The music was rocking and everybody was dancing on Friday, Oct. 3 in the St. Dominic High School gymnasium as the school hosted its Fall Ball dance. The event included gregarious kids from St. Dominic’s dancing and socializing with 20 disadvantaged children from St. Christopher-Ottilie Family of Services in Sea Cliff.
“St. Dom’s is very active with St. Christopher-Ottilie during the school year,” said Janice Seaman, who was the party coordinator and one of many volunteers at the dance, which ran from 7 to 10 p.m. “This was the first time, though, that St. Dom’s invited the kids from St. Christopher-Ottilie to their school for a dance and it is a great way to bring some normalcy into these children’s lives and show them what a school function is like.”
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.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:00
The Diane Whipple Foundation with the cooperation of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset School District and St. Mary’s High School Athletic program has announced a premier College Division I Women’s Lacrosse Scrimmage day on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Competing in this great event will be Columbia, Fairfield, Michigan, Sacred Heart, Stonybrook, UCONN, UMASS, and USC.