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Auctioning Art For Charity

Oyster Bay resident Matthew Moskowitz is one of the featured artists at Thursday’s “ARTrageous at the BAR” silent auction and dinner, a charity event sponsored by the Nassau County Bar Association benefiting the WE CARE fund.

“I love to devote projects and energy for events that give back,” says Moskowitz, 37. “The best feeling in the world is to help another person.”

Moskowitz is a professional surrealist painter who shows in gallery exhibitions and sells his work to private and corporate art collectors.

The WE CARE fund represents the charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association and has been giving to various charities for the past 25 years. Twice a year, the fund makes grants to groups throughout the county  devoted to helping the under served populations of children, the elderly, the sick and the poor.  

Some of the grant recipients include the Nassau County Girl Scouts, North Shore Child Guidance, Long Island Council of Churches, Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Mercy Haven and Interfaith Nutrition Network.

The ARTrageous at the BAr silent auction and dinner will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Nassau County Bar Association,15th and West Streets, Mineola. Ticket prices: $75 and $100 ($100 tickets receive $50 credit towards art). Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, Long Islanders taking mass transit may find themselves caught up in the mad dash of the holiday rush. But on the Oyster Bay line, riders are lucky in that they don’t experience the same level of stress over parking as some of the busier lines do.

“The Oyster Bay station never seems to get that crowded, but we’ll see what happens during Thanksgiving holiday when a lot of people come to visit families. I don’t think I’ll have a problem commuting, though,” says Michael Miniero, an Oyster Bay resident who regularly commutes to work on the LIRR.

What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than by having a new room inauguration filled with local residents, live music and cocktails and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. That is what happened at the Locust Valley Library Sunday evening, Nov. 9, as the community room was officially renamed the Matinecock Neighborhood Association Community Room. Proceeds from the event went to the restoration of the new room.

Speakers at the centennial celebration included Library Board of Trustees President Charles Brisbane, Library Administrative Director Kathy Smith, Locust Valley Historical Society President Herb Schierhorst and Matinecock Nation Chief Little Running Fox.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


Calendar

Raingarden Workshop

Wednesday, November 19 & Thursday, November 20

Informative Hospital Talk

November November 20

Opera Night

Sunday, November 23



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