Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00
Book lovers from seven public libraries, including Roslyn will be meeting at the Metropolitan in Glen Cove on Wednesday, April 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., for North Shore Reads, a local celebration of Long Island Reads and National Library Week.
This entertaining evening has become a popular annual event, bringing communities together through reading. The book discussion will be led by the wit and wisdom of Master of Ceremonies John Canning, Sea Cliff resident, attorney and Director of Inter-governmental Affairs for the Town of Oyster Bay. This year’s free raffles will include an e-reader. This year’s selection is Sutton, a fictionalized account of the infamous bank robber, Willie Sutton, by journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner J. R. Moehringer, who wrote the bestseller, The Tender Bar, a memoir about growing up in Manhasset. All North Shore residents are cordially invited to come to the second floor of the Metropolitan at 3 Glen Cove Road (off Pratt Boulevard) at 7 p.m. on April 10, to enjoy an evening of lively book discussion and refreshments.
Other public libraries involved in the celebration include Oyster Bay-East Norwich, Gold Coast, Locust Valley, Glen Cove, Sea Cliff and Bayville.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
To enter Raynham Hall on any given day is to step back in time. A recent Sunday, however, had visitors experiencing an especially poignant glimpse into life as it was during the Victorian age as Michael Goudket performed an uncanny portrayal of the infamous Dickens’ character, Ebeneezer Scrooge.
“Storytelling was one of the main sources of entertainment for people in those days,” said Goudket.
It therefore seems fitting that the art of storytelling be experienced in the Victorian parlor of the museum with one of the era’s most popular novellas, A Christmas Carol.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with music, and critically acclaimed pianist Stan Wiest will be hosting a holiday sing-a-long at Locust Valley Library to help get everyone in the mood on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Wiest has been playing piano since he was 5 years old, and now, at age 69, has recorded his first CD; an album that has been so well-received, it is a top seller on Amazon.com. The talented pianist spent much of his early career traveling and says he played every supper club in Manhattan, while also working full time on a TV soap opera. To promote his album, his local circuit also includes a presentation at Forest Books in Glen Cove on Dec. 12.
About 30 years ago, Wiest stopped traveling to be with his wife and kids and has been running a music entertainment business in Fort Salonga. Now, with his new album, he’s back on the road, something he never expected to happen at this point in his life.
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.”