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Oyster Bay’s Black History

Saturday, February 2

Candlemas Evensong

Sunday, February 3

Talent Night

Friday, February 8


Saturday, February 2

Oyster Bay’s Black History

In recognition of Black History Month the Oyster Bay Historical Society is presenting a lecture on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, OB. It is about Oyster Bay history and the southern families who emigrated here before WWII. Oyster Bay resident Denice S. Evans-Sheppard will tell the family stories of Virginians who came here. Free, light refreshments, musical entertainment. For more information call 922-5032.


Sunday, February 3

Candlemas Evensong

The Choir of Christ Episcopal Church Oyster Bay will be joining the Adult Choir of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City, for Candlemas Evensong on Feb. 3, 4 pm - 5:15 pm. The Anglican/Episcopal Evensong service consists of hymns, prayers, and Biblical readings, with no Eucharist or sermon. All are welcome. For more information go to: musicatchristchurchoysterbay.org.


Friday, February 8

Talent Night

The Oyster Bay High School presents the annual student and staff Talent Show in the Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. All welcome. Fee.


Weekend of February 9 and 10

 Valentine Fair

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Valentine Day as a weekend event for the second time. The event to be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 will have Valentine activities and sales for couples, families and even the family pets. Sunday, Feb. 10 is dedicated to the rest of the family: grandparents, kids, aunts, uncles, cousins and more pets. See visitoysterbay.org.


Saturday, February 9

Vintage Greeting-Card Holders

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a class from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Diana Kovacs, class instructor teaching how to make Vintage Greeting-Card Holders. Fee $30. Call 922-5032 for information and registration.

Raynham Hall Dinner Dance

Raynham Hall Museum holds a benefit dinner dance at the Royalton at the Roslyn Country Club on Feb. 9. The honoree is David Steinberg, the president of LIU Post. Tickets are available. Please call 922-6808 for information and tickets.


Sunday, February 10

Kids Valentine Workshop

Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, holds a Children’s Valentine’s Workshop on Feb. 10 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. with teacher Kristen Kunc. The fee is $10. Please call 922-6808 for information and reservations.


Tuesday, February 12

Alewife Monitoring Training

Alewife Monitoring Training from 7 to 8 p.m. at Friends of the Bay at 111 South Street, OB. Friends of the Bay is developing projects at Beekman Creek and Beaver Lake to restorealewives by providing access to historical spawning grounds that have been lost. If you are interested in learning more about alewives, and think you might be interested in monitoring them and assisting in documenting populations, come to the training!  Please respond to either Kelly Hines Leo at 631-444-0441 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Patricia Aitken at 516-922-6666 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


Saturday, February 16

Paper Napkin Book

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a class from, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Diana Kovacs, class instructor teaching how to make a Paper Napkin Book. Fee $35. Call 922-5032 for information and registration.


Saturday, February 23

Beetlemania Day

Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery of Oyster Bay, 4 Audrey Avenue presents Love Me Do, on Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon to 7 p.m. It is a celebration of the Beatles with original art for sale. Fre wine and cheese reception all day. Call 558-7511 for information.


Saturday, February 23

Card Making Extravaganza

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a class from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Diana Kovacs, class instructor teaching how to make a Card-Making Extravaganza. Fee $30. Call 922-5032 for information and registration.


Sunday, February 24

Lecture on Long Island Women

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a lecture at 2 p.m. by Natalie Naylor speaking on Women in Long Island’s Past. Free and open to the public. Call 922-5032 for information.


Thursday, February 28

OBEN Chamber Installation Of Officers and Directors

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce installation of officers and directors takes place on Feb. 28 at Christ Church at 7 p.m. All current paid members are invited, complimentary. If your membership has lapsed please call 922-6464 or contact them at obenchamber@gmail. com. The newly elected board members are: President Dottie Simons of Dodds & Eder; Vice President Walter Imperatore, Renaissance Properties; Secretary Michele Browner, Hospice of NY; Treasurer John F. DeLillo, John F. DeLillo, CPA; new board members: Susan Dembo, Dawn Reily, Bob Santos, Fran Walker; returning board members: Austin Azzaretto, Robert Brusca, Donnamarie Chaimanis, Bernie DelBello, Catherine Drabin, John McEvoy, Tina Mazzarella, Chuck Panetta, Les Schachter and Dave Waldo.


Save The Date

March 3, Polar Bear Plunge

The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. with the assistance of the Atlantic Steamer Fire Company will hold the 9th annual Polar Bear Swim on March 3 at the beach in the Theodore Roosevelt Park. The festivities start at 1 p.m. and the plunge takes place at 2 p.m. It is a rain, snow or shine event. There will be an indoor assembly area. Enjoy free hot dogs, hot chocolate, hot coffee, hot soup, hot tea while you are entertained by a DJ. Register and fundraise online at: ucpn2013PolarBearPlunge.kintera.org


February Exhibit

Dance Cards

Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, exhibit  now through February, an exhibit of dance cards from their collection and supplemented by the collection of Lisa McCurdy. For information call 922-6808.


Friday, March 8

Xiomara Show

The Oyster Bay Historical Society presents an exhibit of photographs by Xiomara of Sagamore Hill uncovered. He photographed the Theodore Roosevelt mansion as it was being readied for restoration. For information call 922-5032.

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

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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com