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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

You may not actually see who is leaving books and magazines for the commuters at the Locust Valley Train Station, but those who have nicknamed these delightful and dedicated women the “Book Ladies.”

Sue Klein and Joan McCauley, who are Friends of the Library, have been collecting donated books from the community and displaying them at the Long Island Railroad waiting area every week. The Book Ladies have also displayed Locust Valley Library programs so that commuters are aware of all the wonderful events that are going on.  

There will be a different look to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Board of Education come September. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Christopher Van Cott is leaving his position to take a similar role in the Oceanside School District. He is following in the footsteps of past OBEN School Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Harrington, who also left to take a similar position in Oceanside last year. The district will begin their search for a replacement for Van Cott this summer.


Sports

The Varsity Baseball Team finished the season with a league record of 11-3-1. In the playoffs, the team swept Carle Place in a best of three set to advance to the county finals vs. Wheatley at Hofstra University. The team finished the season as County runner-ups. The team was a nice combination of veteran varsity leaders and new comers to the varsity with six senior players and four freshmen on the squad. Along with four juniors, the team maintained the winning ways of a program that has won the league championship 7 out of the last eight years and won the county championship 6 of those years. Senior Berkeley Golon, Junior Jackson O’Neill, and Junior Stephen Spiegel received All-County honors. Senior Robbie Venegas and Freshman Harrison Treble received All-League honors. With two All-County pitchers coming back and four freshmen going into their second varsity season mixed with the other juniors and new players coming up from another successful JV season, the team expects to continue to work towards the goal of another county title next season.

The 2014 Oyster Bay High School Lady Baymen varsity spring track team recently completed a most memorable and record breaking season. Two school records were shattered this season; one relay record and one individual. Oyster Bay’s 4x800 meter relay team comprised of seniors Nicole Giannetti, Cassandra Iacono and juniors Linda Cameron and Rachel Wesley, broke the existing school record, and later broke their own record with a time of 10:01.56 at the Section VIII State Qualifier Meet on May 29.

Nicole Giannetti‘s senior year as a member of the Oyster Bay Girls’ Varsity Track team will also be one that will be long remembered. In addition to helping break the school’s 4x800 meters relay record, Giannetti broke the school’s 2000 meter steeplechase record, with a time of 7:23.79. Winning the 1500 meter run in very dramatic fashion at the Nassau Coaches Invitational, with an amazing time of 4:59 was a memorable mid-season highlight. Giannetti earned All-Conference honors in both the 1500 meters and 3000 meter runs and All County honors in the 2000 meter steeplechase. Giannetti qualified for the New York State Track and Field Championship in the 2000 meter steeplechase, finishing fifth and thus earning All-State honors. Giannetti was recruited by Haverford College to run for them when she attends this fall where she will study bio-chemistry.

Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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