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Polar Bear Plunge

Sunday, March 3

Xiomáro Show

Friday, March 8

LI Baroque Concert

Sunday, March 10


Thursday, February 28

OBEN Chamber Installation

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 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.

ENCA Meets

The East Norwich Civic Association meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Community United Methodist Church of East Norwich, at 7:45 p.m. All welcome. New residents welcome. For information call 606-8053.


Sunday, 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. Register and fundraise online at: ucpn2013 PolarBearPlunge.kintera.org


Friday, March 8

Xiomáro Show

The Oyster Bay Historical Society presents an exhibit of photographs by Xiomáro taken of Sagamore Hill uncovered. He photographed the Theodore Roosevelt mansion at Sagamore Hill National Historic Park as it was being readied for restoration. Reception in the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, from 6 to 8 p.m. For information call 922-5032.  


Sunday, March 10

LI Baroque Concert

The Long Island Baroque Ensemble plays at Christ Church, 61 East Main Street, OB, at 3 p.m. As the oldest authentic, professional early music group on the Island, the Long Island Baroque Ensemble duplicates the sounds of times gone by with concerts of early music performed on replicas of period instruments. Tickets: $20/$15 seniors, $10 students, children with adults admitted free. Call 922-6377.


Tuesday, March 12

Budget Workshop

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich board of education is holding its second budget workshop on March 12 at 8 p.m. in the Oyster Bay High School library. Residents are welcome to attend and learn about the process of how the board deliberates on how to balance a budget with student achievement as a top goal within the constraints of NYS Department of Education unfunded mandates, the NYS 2 percent cap on budgets, etc. Meetings continue on March 19, April 2, April 16 and May 7.


Thursday, March 15

OBCA Meeting

The Oyster Bay Civic Association meets on March 15 at the Italian-American Club at 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Bring your concerns about the hamlet to them to discuss and to get help if needed. Call 922-5551 for information.


Sunday, March 17

Opera Night

Founder Isabella Eredita Johnson will bring her group of gifted musicians to perform arias from some of the most beloved op- eras: La Boheme, Tosca, Madame Butter- fly, Aida, Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as art songs of Schubert, Wolf, Liszt and Schumann on March 17, at 4 p.m. at Christ Church. Suggested donation: $15. Call 922-6377. The concerts continue on April 21 and June 16.


Sunday, April 21

Opera Night

Founder Isabella Eredita Johnson will bring her group of gifted musicians to perform arias from some of the most beloved operas, as well as art songs of Schubert, Wolf, Liszt and Schumann on April 21, at 4 p.m. at Christ Church.. With its goal to foster the production and appreciation of opera and chamber music in the Long Island community. Suggested donation: $15. Call 922-6377. The concerts continue on June 16.

Run for Literacy

Joint the 7th Annual Run for Literacy, a 5K run/walk at 10:15 a.m. and a free quarter mile Fun Run for future Olypmians age 10 and under, starts at 9:15 with race at 9:45 a.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. Contact: brookejackmanfoundation.org or 922-1811.

Health & Fitness Fair

The 10th Annual Health & Fitness Fair brings vendors to Audrey Avenue. Run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Senator Carl Marcellino and the OB-EN chamber offer live entertainment, fitness demonstrations, health screenings, inter-active displays for kids. Call 922-6464 for information.

News

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”

One of Oyster Bay’s newest summer traditions is Dancing in the Street, which takes place every Friday in July at the gazebo in town. Sponsored by the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, half of Audrey Avenue is closed off and a DJ is called in for a great night of community dancing from 7-9 p.m.

“This is a great tradition and a beautiful town,” said visitor Michaela Lachance from Cooperstown, NY. “Everyone is having a wonderful time.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


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

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