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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

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.

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.


Sports

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.

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.


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