Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00
Sail For Deafness
Thursday, Aug. 7
The Panama And Cape Cod Canals
Friday, Aug. 8
Randy Jackson Performs
Friday, Aug. 8
Children’s Story Times at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 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).
The annual Sail the Sound for Deafness event takes place on Aug. 7 and 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 and fees call 628-4243.
The OB-EN Public Library, 89 East Main St., presents on Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.: Heaven is for Real. The true story of a small-town father who shares his son’s extraordinary, life- changing experience with the world. Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Starring: Thomas Haden Church, Kelly Reilly and Greg Kinnear. (Rated PG for thematic material including some medical situations, 99 min.) For information call 516-922-7572.
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. 10 a.m. to noon, Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., presents a special event on Aug. 8, Panama and Cape Cod: The Centennial of Two Canals. Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in the creation of the Panama Canal. Elizabeth Roosevelt will deliver the special illustrated lecture on the canals across Panama and Cape Cod, marking the centennial of these two marvels of American engineering. 6 p.m. For more information call 516-922-5032 or visit their website at oysterbayhistorical.org.
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 882-5022 for information.
Canterbury Ales features Randy Jackson of Zebra for a fun night of music. Call 922-3614 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 band will be Chris Dijon (rock band from Sea Cliff) and Alec C. (singer/songwriter from New York City). 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.
Secrets to Wellness at Any Age with Lorna Sophocleous, CHHC, 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 this session, from 7 to 8 p.m.
From 7 to 8:45 p.m. at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library. Iceland: Land of Fire, Ice & Greenery: A Multimedia Travel Tour with Carole and Richard Witkover. When people hear the country’s name they naturally think of ice, but actually only about 10 percent of the country is glacier covered; the rest is a green landscape with waterfalls, geysers, hot springs and volcanoes. Throw in magnificent Icelandic horses, black sand beaches, puffins, whales and friendly people and you have a great place to visit only five hours from New York. Its landscape is a photographer’s delight. Q & A to follow. Register at the Reference Desk or call the library at 516-922-1212.
In this hands-on workshop, learn the basics of the world’s most popular spreadsheet program, including creating, editing and formatting worksheets, formulas, and much more. Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten and Computer 1st Grade or equivalent. Register at the Reference Desk. Fee is $4, due at registration. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library.
Children’s Story Times at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library. 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).
The OB-EN Public Library, 89 East Main St., presents Bad Words at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. While reporter Jenny Widgeon attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya Chopra, who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life. Starring: Rohan Chand, Allison Janney, Beth Grant, Jason Bateman, Philip Baker Hall, Kathryn Hahn, Amanda Anka and Ben Falcone. (Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and brief nudity, 89 min.)
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.
East Norwich hosts the At-Home-Gallery at 6306 25A, opposite Rothmann’s, now 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 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.
Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00
“Visitation is up 300 percent,” said Harriet Gerard Clark, Raynham Hall Museum director.
“Two-thirds of them come because of reading the book by Brian Kilmeade, George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution, and seeing the series ‘Turn’ on A&E,” added Tom Valentine, docent, who keeps the list of visitors. Soon the series will include the story of Robert Townsend of Oyster Bay who was known as Culper, Jr. when he was a spy for George Washington.
Alex Sutherland, director of education, nailed his definition. “He was the most important spy for George Washington because he had the perfect cover. He was pretending to be a Loyalist and writing for a Loyalist newspaper and befriending British officers at his coffee shop in downtown New York while secretly collecting information.
Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00
As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”
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.
Thursday, 04 September 2014 12:04
Ice Dreams, an Olympic Ice Show starring 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown and aspiring local skaters, is coming to Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 20.
Isabella Skvarla, 13, Julia Tauter, 12, and Chiara Vlacich, 12, all of Oyster Bay, Julia Forte, 12, of Locust Valley and Riley Stein, 11, of Bayville will be skating in the world class show to celebrate the opening of the best figure skating facility Long Island has ever seen.