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FOSH Landscaping Project

Wednesday, June 12

TR’s Police Awards

Thursday, June 13

OB Drill and Parade

Saturday, June 15


Wednesday, June 12

FOSH Landscaping Project

The Friends of Sagamore Hill (FOSH) holds a ribbon cutting for a new flowerbed for the park entrance welcome sign at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site on June 12, at 5:30 p.m. The project of park volunteer Margarethe Randall with Peter Hogarty of Ireland Gannon Associates, it includes some of Mrs. Edith Roosevelt’s favorite plantings: Coreopsis, Montauk Daisy and Clematis. FOSH funded the project with over $4,000 from the community and its members. The landscape project was designed by the National Park Service’s Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation and was spearheaded by Friends board member Michael Vezzi. Dodds & Eder of Oyster Bay is installing the landscaping. For further information, call 516-922-4788.


Thursday, June 13

TR’s Police Awards

The Annual Police Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. The awards recognize a police officer from Nassau County and one from Suffolk, who have returned to duty after experiencing a severe health problem in honor of Theodore Roosevelt’s battle to overcome asthma as well as his term as NYC Police Commissioner. In addition to the stories of these two officers, there will be the pipe and drum bands of both counties.

FYI: Tom Ross Going to Lady Liberty

Superintendent Tom Ross has been tapped to supply his expertise in helping ready the Statue of Liberty NHS for its reopening on July 4 and the operation of that site through the peak summer visitation period. Tom will be on temporary duty on Liberty Island from June 2 through September 29. He will be serving as Deputy Superinten- dent/Chief of Operations. During Tom’s absence, the various department chiefs at SAHI will rotate as acting superintendent. We wish Tom all the best. For more information please call 516-922-4788.


Saturday, June 15

OB Drill and Parade

The Oyster Bay Fire Company No. 1 hosts the Fifth Battalion Drill and Parade on Saturday, June 15. The Old Fashioned Drill starts at 10 a.m. Volunteers will be selling food and you can sit on the grandstand and watch the action. The parade starts at 6 p.m. with award presentations following.

Alzheimer’s Regatta

Oakcliff Sailing Center teams up with Sagamore Yacht Club and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in a regatta on June 15. Race using your own boat, or one from Oakcliff. And, said Dawn Riley, OSC executive director, “For something completely different you can do a ‘Poker run’ around West Harbor on board a kayak or paddleboard.’ There is no entry fee but you are asked to raise funds for Alzheimer’s.” Check their website for more information.

Lacrosse Extraordinaire

Oyster Bay Rough Rider Lacrosse’s Battle by the Bay on Saturday, June 15, for boys and girls grade 2 through 8. For information call 449-3641.


Sunday, June 16

Monica Randall Lecture

With the newest Great Gatsby movie back on the screen, the Oyster Bay Historical Society presents author Monica Randall here with a colorful slide presentation at noon, June 16, at their annual meeting at Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, OB. The lecture is based on her book Mansions of the Gold Coast, which includes rare photos of the castle that inspired Fitzgerald to write The Great Gatsby. That original Gatsby mansion has been bulldozed and replaced by split levels. Hear little-known details of the Woodward murder case, the mysterious F.W. Woolworth mansion Winfield, and Ferguson Castle, with its floors paved with tombstones. Refreshments follow in the garden. Call 922-5032 for information.

Opera Night

Founder Isabella Eredita Johnson will bring her group of gifted musicians to perform arias from operas, as well as art songs at Christ Church at 4 p.m. on June 16. The goal is to foster the production and appreciation of opera and chamber music in the Long Island community. Suggested donation: $15. Call 922-6377.


Tuesday, June 18

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.


Thursday, June 20

Summer Solstice Luau

The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum hosts its Summer Solstice Celebration on June 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sagamore Yacht Club. This year they are celebrating the culinary delights of our 51st. state - Hawaii! You can toast the official beginning of summer with a Mai Tai on the yacht club lawn. Wahi Wahi chicken and coconut shrimp are just some of the planned delicacies. For tickets please call 558-7036. Check out obrm.org for more information.


Tuesday, June 25

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 516-922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.


Wednesday, June 26

Book And Bake Sale

The Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay will hold a Book and Bake Sale at 6:30 pm. 45 E. Main Street. Call 516-922-1770 for info.


Thursday, June 27

Invasive Species Pull

The North Shore Land Alliance is asking for volunteers to come out and “pull” for the environment. President Lisa Ott said, “It’s mile-a-minute season.” The dreaded mile-a-minute vine is making its mark on Long Island as never before. Known for its rapid growth (up to six inches in a day) this invasive pest is outcompeting desirable native vegetation. The pull starts at 9:30 a.m., on Thursdays, June 27, July 11; and Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 28. Additional times may be arranged for groups. The action qualifies for Community Service credit. Supplies and snacks will be provided. To register call 516-626-0908 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information visit northshorelandalliance.org.


Tuesday, July 2, 9

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.


Friday, July 5

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” a series of four free Fridays in July in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m.. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay they will bring their newest model cars for viewing on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring a chair if desired. All steps are geared for singles and couples alike. Louis del Prete will take the lead on July 5 with music from the 1940’s right up to today. Included will be line dancing, Latin music, ballroom, and any other style desired.

Movies in LV

Movies In The Park hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday Nights In July on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. Movies to be announced. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event!


Saturday, July 6

Oyster Bay Music Festival

A week long performance intensive for gifted Long Island musicians ages 11 to 22. At Christ church from July 6 through 14. Call 922-6377 for more information visit oysterbaymusicfestival.com.


Sunday, July 7

Arts & Antiques Walk

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce is holding an Arts & Antiques Walk Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting on July 7. The walks will continue on August 4 and Sept. 1, with artists displaying their work in the hamlet. For more information call 516-922-6464 or on the web, see visitoysterbay.com.


Tuesday, July 9

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.

Preservation Awards

The Advocates for Historic Preservation and Education Awards reception takes place on July 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodlands (the mansion at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course on South Woods Road, Woodbury). The honorees are Long Islanders who have distinguished themselves as advocates for history’s vital role in our lives today. The event raises funds in support of the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s ongoing programs and services, including exhibitions, lectures, book signings, workshops, and other community events. For more information call 922-5032.


Wednesday, July 10 to 14

St Rocco’s Feast

Come and meet your friends at the St. Rocco Feast hosted by the Oyster Bay Italian-American Club at Fireman’s Field. Great food, a midway and carnival rides. Fireworks on Friday July 12. Call 922-9744 for raffle tickets.


Thursday, July 11

Invasive Species Pull

The North Shore Land Alliance is asking for volunteers to come out and “pull” for the environment. President Lisa Ott said, “It’s mile-a-minute season.” The dreaded mile-a-minute vine is making its mark on Long Island as never before. Known for its rapid growth (up to six inches in a day) this invasive pest is outcompeting desirable native vegetation. The work starts at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday July 11; and Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 28. Additional times may be arranged for groups. The action qualifies for Community Service credit. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call for location. To register call 626-0908 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information visit northshorelandalliance.org.


Friday, July 12

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” a series of free Fridays in July in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay they will bring their newest model cars for viewing on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring a chair if desired. All steps are geared for singles and couples alike. Mark James assisted by Karen Lupo will be teaching on July 12. Enjoy dances from Salsa to Hustle, with some Sinatra, Pop, and Swing thrown in. For information call 922-6982.

Movies in LV

Movies In The Park hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday Nights In July on the 12th, 19th and 26th. Movies to be announced. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event!


Monday, July 15

Portfolio Prep

In partnership with the Oyster Bay Historical Society, the Teaching Studios of Art will be offering a summer workshop for artistic youth. The first is a High School Portfolio Prep Workshop:
From Drawing to Color
For Students Ages 14-18;
Erin McGrath, instructor
from July 15 to 17, at the
Oyster Bay Historical Society’s
Angela Koenig Center
20 Summit Street
Oyster Bay. Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 2 to 5 p.m. Call 559-7367 for fee and registration information.


Tuesday, July 16

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.


Friday, July 19

Movies in LV

Movies In The Park hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday Nights In July on the 19th and 26th. Movies to be announced. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event!

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” a series of free Fridays in July in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m.. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay they will bring their newest model cars for viewing. on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring a chair if desired. Marianne Taylor teaches line dancing on July 19. As Marianne says, “Line Dancing is exercise in disguise!” Learn Boot Scoot n’ Boogie, Ah Si, Mamma Maria, and Cowboy Charleston. She will also teach a partner dance El Paso, which can be done alone or with a partner. Come on down! For information call 922-6982.

News

When Danielle Taylor decided to compete in a six-mile civilian military obstacle course last September, she knew two things: she did not want to do it alone and she wanted the challenge to have a purpose. She found a partner in Jeannine DelPozzo and a worthwhile cause in the Morgan Center.

 

Both Taylor and DelPozzo are entrepreneurs; Taylor, of Bish Bash Books in Oyster Bay and DelPozzo of DelPozzo Foods, in East Norwich. Each have a history of using their businesses to support local charities. Bish Bash Books used the iPad give back program to support at-risk children while DelPozzo Foods has supported Island Harvest in their efforts to combat hunger.

Our experience of 9/11 has changed; today it is seen as part of a journey and not an isolated event. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, President Barack Obama spoke to the nation saying the battle against terrorism is ongoing. 

 

That awareness that we had gone through the experience of the fall of the Twin Towers and had rebounded, but the danger is not over, and the battle is still to be won was repeated by Senator Carl Marcellino at the Day of Commemoration at the Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Garden on the Western Waterfront on Thursday evening.


Sports

Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.

 

Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.

Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.

Hard work paid off for local athletes Christine Grippo of Locust Valley, Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay, Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley, Steven Quigley of Bayville, Catherine Soler of Oyster Bay, Maria Elinger of Oyster Bay, and Armand D’Amato of Oyster Bay Cove, each of whom won awards in a field of some of the best triathletes from all of Long Island and beyond in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in and around Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Saturday morning, Aug. 23.

Grippo earned top honors in the women’s 30-34 age group with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Pickard (1:17:39) scored first among the women in the 35-39 age group. Winnubst scored in 1:38:48 to earn third place honors in the Masters Athena Weight Division. Quigley earned the second place award in the Masters Clydesdale Weight Division in 1:23:23. Soler (1:29:12) scored 5th among the women in the 20-24 age group. Ehlinger (1:39:23) was the 4th place award winner in the women’s 55-59 age group. D’Amato (1:42:44) earned top honors in the 70-74 age group.


Calendar

MSA Party - September 17

West Shore Rd. Update - September 18

Harbor Beach Cleanup - September 20


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