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.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”
Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:08
The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.
Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.
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.