Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00
It’s hard to say goodbye, but all good things must come to an end. Weeks eight and nine at the Boys & Girls Club’s summer camp are an exciting way to close out the “School’s Out” Summer Recreation Program.
During this past week, campers in the K-3 subgroup enjoyed several fun-filled activities including trips to Tobay Park, Chuck E. Cheese, and Long Island Laser Bounce. The annual Luau was enjoyed by all, especially those who did the limbo stick. The trips and events for the upcoming week include, Active Kidz, Bingo, and Ellwood Cinemas.
Campers in the fourth- to 10th-grade sub-group enjoyed the annual Luau and trips to Tiki Action Park, Regal Cinemas and a Yankee game. Next week, they will be visiting the Bronx Zoo, competing in the Club Olympics and being active at Boomers.
Summer camp will conclude at the end of the ninth week with a Camp Carnival that will include fun games and prizes during for both groups.
For further information regarding this event and all other club programs, please contact Lorraine Rubin, Child Care Director, at 516-922-9285, ext. 19, or check out www.bgcoben.org.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
It takes a great deal of organization to run the annual Holiday Sharing Program of CSAC, the Community Social Action Committee. Rows of cardboard boxes were set up on tables in the Parish Hall of First Presbyterian Church on Sunday night, Nov. 24. One hundred sets of boxes, that fit just right at two boxes per family, were in the process of being filled with the makings of Thanksgiving dinners on Monday, Nov. 25. The CSAC Holiday Sharing Program offers food certificates or food baskets to needy families and individuals living in the OB-EN community through community support, in an inter-religious community effort working with local agencies, churches and schools to identify those in need.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00
First Presbyterian Church is a hub of activity in November as it holds its annual Victorian Fair and holiday luncheon, on Nov. 22 and 23, traditionally the start of the holidays in Oyster Bay.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, as the hall was being set up for the Victorian Fair, we asked if the rummage sale would be in the basement again. Isa Gutierrez said, “Oh, no. It’s our Granny’s Attic sale, we don’t call it a Rummage Sale.”
True, the Episcopalians, across the street at Christ Church, call it a Rummage Sale, following their English tradition. The Presbyterians have Scottish roots, which was evident on the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 1. “It is our St. Andrew’s Day Worship, it is close to the actual day, and in keeping with the church’s Scottish roots, people will wear tartan plaids. It’s done in many Presbyterian churches,” said the Rev. Jeffrey Prey.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With grit, determination and all-out teamwork, the Friends Academy Boys Varsity Soccer team completed their quest for a third state soccer championship, defeating a tough Lansing High School, 1-0, in the New York Class C State Championships.
Both teams kept the game at a tight 0-0, until 20 minutes into the second half, when a throw-in from senior Patrick Moodhe (Manhasset) connected with the head of senior Jon Nierenberg (Sands Point) for the game’s only goal.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Nicole Giannetti entered her third cross country state meet in her career with one goal in mind: to place in the top 20 and earn an all-state medal. After finishing 38th in 2011 and 26th in 2010, the goal was definitely within her reach.
“She was ranked 25th according to one website, so we knew it was going to be close,” said Coach Kevin Cotter. “After looking at some of the times of her competitors, I told her she could potentially finish in the top 10. If she fell short, at least she would still remain in the top 20 and earn that elusive medal.”