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Children’s Movie: Brave
Friday, November 23

Peppermint Chocolate Bark Pizza
Monday, November 26

Get Into College Cheap
Tuesday, November 27


Friday, November 23

Children’s Movie: Brave

Showing at 2 p.m. at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main St., in Oyster Bay. Rated PG for some scary action and rude humor, 100 min. Call 922-1212 for more information.


Monday, November 26

Peppermint Chocolate Bark Pizza

Make a dessert pizza at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, by crushing candy canes, mixing them with white chocolate and then pouring it over delicious milk chocolate. Register in the Children’s Room. Children ages three to five, accompanied with an adult, may take the class at 4 p.m. Children six-years and over may take the class held between 5:15 and 6:15 p.m.


Tuesday, November 27

Get Into College Cheap

Andrew Lockwood, a college finance and admissions strategist and author, will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to conduct a workshop for the parents of college-bound teens. Topics covered include: how a prestigious private college can actually cost less than a state university, how parents earning six-figure incomes can qualify for five-figure financial aid awards, the six biggest myths about grants, scholarships, and financial aid, and much more.  Call to register.


Wednesday, November 28

Computer Second Grade

In this workshop at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., you will learn how to work with numbers including inputting, inserting, moving, erasing, and simple mathematical operations; doing spreadsheets, creating a workbook and more. Pre-requisites: Computer Kindergarten, Computer 1st Grade, or equivalent knowledge and experience. There will be a small fee of $4 per patron, due at sign-up. Call 922-1212 for information.


Thursday, November 29

Movie: Ruby Sparks

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, presents the movie Ruby Sparks at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Struggling with writer’s block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby who inspires him. Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, and Annette Benning. Rated R, 105 minutes. Call 922-1212 for information.

News

The Oyster Bay community paid tribute to award winning journalist Marie Colvin at Oyster Bay High School on Saturday, Oct. 11. The school library was officially dedicated in her name and a portrait of the journalist who died on the frontlines in Syria in 2012 was proudly displayed at the entrance of the library. The event was put together by members of the Oyster Bay class of 1974 who held their 40th class reunion over the weekend.

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dennis O’Hara gave a short speech in honor of Colvin’s name. Nassau County legislators Judi Jacobs and Donald MacKenzie also gave speeches, along with Colvin’s sister, Catherine Colvin, and Donna Fiore-Houman, who helped coordinate the event. Both were members of the class of ‘74. Founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University, Howard Schneider, also gave a small speech at the end of the ceremony.

Some people deserve a long obituary: in a way, it is a tribute to the number of people’s lives they have touched, so for Dottie Brandt, it is a given. A long line of mourners stretched down the street from the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, in Oyster Bay, where Dorothy R. Brandt, known to everyone as “Dottie,” was laid to rest, soon after her death on Friday, Sept. 12.

Dottie was a beautiful woman that age couldn’t change. When your warmth, spirit and love come from the inside, it keeps the outside looking bright and fresh. Dottie was always smiling, full of energy and always willing to help people.


Sports

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.

The Diane Whipple Foundation with the cooperation of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset School District and St. Mary’s High School Athletic program has announced a premier College Division I Women’s Lacrosse Scrimmage day on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Competing in this great event will be Columbia, Fairfield, Michigan, Sacred Heart, Stonybrook, UCONN, UMASS, and USC.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com